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Love Architecture Festival : pop-up at myhotel Brighton

Upcoming Architecture Events in Brighton, England, UK

11 Jun 2012

Love Architecture Festival 2012

Crossing the Threshold of architecture

Architecture pop-up at myhotel, Brighton, during Love Architecture Festival 2012

The car park of myhotel, Brighton, is being taken over by Threshold, an architecture pop-up gallery opening during Love Architecture Festival, from 20 – 24 Jun 2012.

Threshold aims to show to members of the public how architects and creative professionals can adapt, reuse, transform and re-invent the spaces around us, presenting an exhibition and programme of public events on the theme of inhabiting under-used spaces.

The five day programme will include installations from local architectural practices and artists, as well as exhibitions, workshops, films, talks and events all inspired by the theme. Highlights include a pecha kucha with a variety of speakers from across the built environment; an interactive map of unused spaces in the city from practice CDMS Partners; a home in a parking bay from Yelo Architects; a vintage caravan from Chalk Architecture; a sound map of memories of the building from artist Wendy Ann Greenhalgh; and a panel debate on unused space and housing delivery in the city.

Threshold is led by RIBA Sussex Branch with a:b:i:r architects, Chalk Architecture, architectural photographer Jim Stephenson and arts consultant and curator Cara Courage and is generously supported by myhotel Brighton by the donation of its car park space and Pushstudios with its support of materials for the dressing of the space.

Olli Blair of a:b:i:r architects and Chair of RIBA Sussex Branch, comments: ‘This is a great opportunity for the public to literally cross the threshold of myhotel and to come into a space that is rarely seen, and to cross the threshold of architectural practice and get them talking to architects and each other about the built environment and issues that matter to them in Brighton and Hove.’

CEO and Founder of myhotels group Andy Thrasyvoulou comments: ‘As an architect and admirer of innovative design I am very excited about this project from Threshold. I feel that architecture and design are no longer unaffordable luxuries, but instead now accessible and expected. myhotel Brighton’s lobby, bar and guestrooms were designed around the human element – how people respond to space is crucial to any great design aesthetic. It’s fantastic to be supporting this dynamic and fresh approach to architecture.’

Threshold will be open daily from 11 am, 20 to 24 June, with a programme of daytime and evening events and exhibition until 9 pm. Entrance will be via the myhotel car park slope on Jubilee Street.

A B I R Architects

More information on Threshold can be found at and on Twitter, @ThresholdHub.

Love Architecture Festival Brighton – Further Information

Threshold is a pop up architecture and built environment centre demonstrating how architects and associated creative professionals can adapt, reuse, transform and re-invent the spaces around us, presenting an exhibition and programme of public events on the theme of inhabiting un[der]-used space(s).

It will be curated to include work and activity inspired by the theme from the architectural and creative communities of Brighton and Hove and Sussex and will be open to the public daily within the Love Architecture festival. The programme will include site-specific installations, exhibitions, workshops, film, talks and events. Threshold will be based the car park of myhotel, Brighton, and is led by RIBA Sussex Branch with a:b:i:r architects, Chalk Architecture, architectural photographer Jim Stephenson and arts consultant and curator Cara Courage.

Threshold programme (correct at time of issue, check website for additions)

Wednesday 20th June: Pecha Kucha; a series of short (6mins40secs) talks on the theme of built environment, 6 pm to 9 pm.

Thursday 21st June: lunchtime seminar on NPPF by DMH Stallard; 4 pm to 5 pm, talk on temporary use of space by Tim Abrahams; launch party from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Friday 22nd June: Emerging Practices; three short presentations of the work of three emerging practices,,, and

Saturday 23rd June: The Big Debate; on unused space and housing delivery in Brighton and Hove (panel to be confirmed), 2.30 pm to 5 pm.

Sunday 24th June: Amy Smith talk on Architectural Terracotta, 3 pm to 4 pm; Ingrid Plum sound performance, 4 pm to 5 pm.

RIBA Sussex
RIBA Sussex Branch exists to promote architecture in Sussex, the role of local architects and the value they can add to individual projects and the wider community. From exhibitions and talks to local events and student awards, the RIBA Sussex Branch aims to engage with architects and public alike. RIBA Sussex Branch is a non-profit organisation, run by volunteers.

Opened in March 2008 myhotel Brighton is the shared vision of CEO and Founder of myhotels Andy Thrasyvoulou in conjunction with Karim Rashid. Andy Thrasyvoulou is a trained architect from the Architectural Association, neighbour to myhotel Bloomsbury, designed by Conran & Partners.

Described by Andy as a place ‘where Freddie Mercury might have met the Maharishi’, it is truly exceptional. The philosophies behind myhotel Brighton are positive energy and heightened spirituality. The hotel is very much a place for new contemporary pleasures spanning over culture, design and comfort – it is the perfect place to relax, socialise, work and engage in experiences that are memorable and unlike any other in the world.

myhotel Brighton celebrates the digital and spiritual age in which we live – addressing both emotionally and physically the new international global society. The spaces are soft, curved conceptual and engage technology, visuals, textures, colours, and all the desires that are intrinsic to travelling.

The hotel was voted as the Trendiest Hotel in UK as voted by Trip Advisor and was inducted into the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List in 2009, as well as being amongst nominees for 5 European Hotel Design Awards.

Pushstudios is the merger of three companies with skill sets that, combined, offer creative excellence in the marketing, design and build of exhibits, interiors, product launches, live event production, conference sets and staging, shop fitting, marketing suites, temporary structures, point of sale and graphics, worldwide. Though we have young blood and fresh impetus, our operation is a dynamic of remarkable knowledge and proven delivery.

Our credentials are based on the experience of over 35 years in a wide range of industries: entertainment, leisure, technology, retail, publishing, the public and private sector, and more. Furthermore, our investment in the latest technology keeps us at the cutting edge of our industry.

In today’s climate we are here to help you towards keener, sharper solutions in a highly competitive world. We offer the creative process and the practical output within one operation, we are able to keep our margins tight without compromising the design. From concept, throughout production cycle to delivery.

Location: Brighton, Sussex, England, UK

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