London Festival of Architecture

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands hosted the West London satellite hub for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) in 2008.

London Festival of Architecture

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands hosted the West London satellite hub for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) in 2008.

The event involved effort from almost every staff member, and culminated in four days of successful and varied events across Hammersmith and London, ranging from a large sculpture along Exhibition Road, workshops involving classes from a local school, a walking tour and open studios. This culminated in an exhibition and reception at Hammersmith Town Hall, where ideas, feedback and work generated from the event was showcased and discussed with much excitement and popular support.

In 2010 the focus was on a single event – a group of local architects and designers gathered on the corner of Goldhawk Road and Askew Road in Chiswick to hear the community’s ideas for the site and the surrounding streets, focusing on the streetscape around the green as well as the entrances to neighbouring Ravenscourt Park. A ‘drop-in’ tent was manned by architects eager to hear residents’ ideas, a brass band entertained visitors and a gaggle of live geese signposted the area’s history as a meeting place for geese herders.

In 2012 the group once again used a busy Saturday afternoon to inhabit the Lyric Square in Hammersmith, as part of the Borough’s ‘Love Hammersmith’ summer events, staging a ‘charette’ to engage the public in ideas for the urban realm and providing entertainment in the form of giant Jenga and chess, demonstrating the potential for inhabiting the square.