5 architecture exhibitions to see now

Looking for some architectural inspiration over the festive break? These exhibitions are running through December and beyond.

By Hugh Metcalf | 18 December 2019

These architecture-based exhibitions and events make for the perfect day out over the Christmas break and beyond.

house dartington hall school riba collection beyond bauhaus exhibition - granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: Beyond Bauhaus, RIBA

If you’ve been inspired by Grand Designs to start taking a more keen interest in architecture and how we live in the modern age, why not take in one of these exhibitions that explores the architecture of yesteryear, today and the future?

These exhibitions make for the perfect way to spend a day during the post-Christmas lull, and there are even some that are family-friendly for children of all ages.

Beyond Bauhaus

Architecture Gallery, RIBA, London. Until 1st February 2020. Free

2019 marked 100 years since the advent of the Bauhaus design movement, and this exhibition looks at how it went on to influence the design of British architecture and homes in the years the follows through drawings, illustrations and photographs of architecture between 1933-1966.

The Gingerbread City

Somserset House, London. Until the 5th of January 2020. £9 for adults, £7 for under 12s.  

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Image: Luke O’Donovan 

This now annual showcase from the Museum of Architecture invites leading architects, engineers and designers to contribute structures made entirely from gingerbread to create a vast sugar-encrusted city.

An exhibition that has a lot to offer for both children and adults alike, this year’s theme is ‘transport’, with a focus on sustainable and cutting edge ideas for how public transport can interact in crowded public spaces.