Living Within at Messums Wiltshire

SET against the backdrop of Elisabeth Frink’s recreated Woolland studio in the 700 year old Tisbury tithe barn, this year’s Messums Wiltshire architecture festival considers the future of the spaces we inhabit at a time of radical change.

Not for 300 years have so many people worked from home and the revolution in how we inhabit our homes and offices, as well as the biggest changes to our planning system since the Second World War with Boris Johnson’s call to “Build, build, build,” promises to make architecture a significant topic.

One of the highlights will be the installation of Presences, a 6m high and 4m wide interactive architectural model from Niall McLaughlin Architects last seen at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2018.

Alongside is an extensive exhibition of models designed for artists’ studios, galleries, arts schools and libraries by leading architects including Invisible Studio/ Piers Taylor, Jenny Jones, Matheson Whiteley, Feilden Fowles, Peter Clegg, vPPR, Stiff + Trevillion and Niall McLaughlin. Living Within: Architecture, continues to 18th October.

Images: Piers Taylor/Invisible Studio Architects, Amateur Studio (Photography: Andy Matthews); Niall McLaughlin, Presences, Venice Biennale, Architettura 2018