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London Festival of Architecture: LFA Online highlights

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Dubbed the biggest annual architecture festival in the world, LFA is taking its month-long celebration and showcase of the best the capital has to offer in architectural design, online.

The theme for this year is ‘power’, exploring how humankind has, for millennia, used architecture to demonstrate power and influence.

With a jam-packed programme of events and activities taking place throughout June, here’s a few festival highlights to look out for…

Ready, steady… bake!

Who doesn’t like cake? Anyone who has attempted a multiple-tiered cake knows how it is a feat in architectural design. And so it seem right that LFA has put the two together.

Architects and members of the public alike are invited to push their baking skills and architectural imagination to the limit and wow the world with their creations.

The competition opened on 1 June, with entrants given until 8 June to submit their masterpieces. The winners and runners up will be showcased online, and the overall winner will be decided by a public vote.

Your very own architect’s sketch

BARE Design Studio’s #HomeVisions19 will be connecting top architects with homeowners. It works by homeowners posting photos of their spaces and dreams, and architects responding by posting quick sketches.

Design enthusiasts will be able to purchase the images. Artwork will cost from £5 to £50, and funds raised will go to charities helping in the Covid-19 crisis.

#HomeVisions19 will run for the whole month of June.

Tour Aleppo from your home

A unique and not-to-be-missed opportunity is Live from Aleppo. Catch a real-time tour of different heritage sites of the old city of Aleppo in Syria.

Aleppo was once Syria’s largest city with a population of over 2 million people. It is a Unesco World Heritage site, famous for its thirteenth-century citadel, twelfth-century mosque and giant covered markets.

Tours start at 2pm on Friday and Saturday, 12 and 13 June.

LFA is also planning a programme for this autumn when physical events can once again take place. For more information and for the full programme for LFA Digital, visit their website.