Sonic Sheds For Architecture Week

By Hazel Last edited 138 months ago
Sonic Sheds For Architecture Week

Architecture Week starts tomorrow and we don't know where to start. All things architectural get a week to shine across the country for this week and London, which has the shiniest of shiny buildings has a particularly packed schedule. The website has the full programme and a handy itinerary compiler but there's at least one thing we wanted to tell you about as things kick off.

It's the live broadcast of sound of Yorkshire countryside. In a shed. Under the Westway flyover, next to Portobello Market, and a very urban skate park. The Hammersmith and City Line rumbles along next to it.

Amenity Space is an architectural practice and radio show (incredible, but like chocolate and peanut butter, it works) run by Tony Broomhead and Nicky Kirk. The pair broadcast their show on Resonance FM and during Architecture Week, they will oversee two sheds full of noise, one in London under the Westway flyover and one in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Two completely different sounding places will communicate with each other: visitors to the Yokshire Sculpture Park shed will hear the sounds of skateboarders, Underground trains, traffic and the general loudness of London. Visitors to the shed in London will hear the restful rural landscape of up north. A third space will be created as the two broadcasts are combined and played as a sound collage on Resonance FM - it's a purely aural place and is going to be one of the gems of Architecture Week, a week that makes us think about our surroundings in new and exciting ways. It ain't just bricks and glass...

Sonic Sheds as part of Architecture Week, 15 to 24 June at the Portobello Space, free. For more information on Architecture Week and Sonic Sheds, go to the website here.

Image Shunt Lounge - The Shed shows another very special garden shed as seen over a glass of red wine deep under London Bridge in the Shunt Lounge, taken by the author.

Last Updated 14 June 2007