Upper Sixth History of Art student Cecilia Blotto reviews two current exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts.
I’m not particularly interested in architecture, however this exhibition really touched and inspired me. Piano is one of the most famous architects in the world: he has built famous buildings from the Shard in London to the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa. His buildings are characterised by a sense of lightness mixed with tradition, inspired by his Genoese origins. In the exhibition one can see his most famous projects, starting from his first rough sketches done with his famous green pens, to 3d models, to pictures of the final structures. I particularly enjoyed the video documentary by Thomas Riedelsheimer which explored his inspirations and his unique work ethic. I highly recommend this exhibition to anyone who has a passion for architecture and the urban landscape.
By Cecilia, Upper Sixth History of Art student
Photos from the RA's exhibition websites