London's Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is selling off parts of their blockbuster architectural exhibition, Sensing Spaces. The Great Architecture Fair will see the seven practices behind the enormous installations select objects and materials from the exhibition to be repurposed as beautiful, unique items available to buy. In addition to these, the RA are offering members of the public the chance to experience the spaces out-of-hours "to give you your own exclusive moment in the exhibition."
Ranging from a top step from Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen's gargantuan installation for £450, to a bag of pebbles (plus certificate) from Li Xiaodong's Zen Garden for £10, slices of one of the world's most accessible architecture exhibitions in recent years are up for grabs.
Some of the more interesting items for sale include:
- A private dinner with Grafton Architects - price negotiable
- A bundle of branches by Li Xiaodong - £50 (limited to 10 bundles)
- Eduardo Souto de Moura's (much coveted) Square Arch - price negotiable
- Álvaro Siza’s Courtyard Installation - price negotiable
- A Golden Ticket to be put into a draw to win one of the pieces - £5
The exhibition closed last week. Find out what the critics thought about it here.
References: Royal Academy's Architecture Fair