Jamie Fobert Architects: Brass Eye

24 November - 8 December 2006

Brass Eye was an exhibition at The Architecture Foundation’s Yard Gallery that celebrated a decade of Jamie Fobert’s work.

Jamie Fobert Architects has aquired a reputation for innovative and inspiring residential and cultural projects that employ a tactile architecture of volume, material and light. Recent projects include the Frieze Art Fair 2006 and the RIBA Manser Medal–winning Anderson House, together with designs for the Tate St. Ives, Cornwall and Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge.

Brass Eye was made up of three components: inside, the ‘Model Wall’, a black concertina screen with peepholes, where the viewer was invited to look through special lenses which give a sensation of exploring the projects at full scale.

‘Light Box Strip’ presented the breadth of Fobert’s work completed since the practice’s inception, the viewer was able to examine the principle concepts which guide Jamie’s arts commercial and domestic projects.


The ‘Tate St. Ives Model’, a 1:5 scale model of the proposed new gallery space for the Tate St. Ives, was installed in the outside yard space - providing an intruiging preview of this new cultural space.






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