Prototypes & Experiments: Discovering the samples and tests of architects and designers

Shore Rugs samples by Louie Rigano & Gil Muller

Shore Rugs samples by Louie Rigano & Gil Muller

As we're fully immersed in the A&D community, we're pretty excited about the ninth edition of Prototypes and Experiments at London's Aram Gallery. The annual event uncovers the models, samples, tests and drawings picked fresh from the studio shelves of architects and designers.

This series has been ongoing since 2008, asking creatives from a range of disciplines to show ideas in development and give us an understanding of their creative process.

Unique to this edition of Prototypes and Experiments is a look at architectural drawing as a form of experimentation. The Gallery said: "We asked an international selection of contemporary architects for a collage, sketch or drawing that shows how they use the medium to communicate and explore new ideas."

Participants include: Assa Ashuach, Conor Taylor, De Allegri & Fogale, Ineke Hans, Jenny Banks, Louie Rigano & Gil Muller, Map Project Office, Merel Karhof & Marc Trotereau, Monadnock, MOS Architects, Opendesk, Rezzan Hasoglu, Sam Jacob Studio, Samuel Wilkinson, Shin Azumi, Studio Furthermore, Theo Riviere and Zuza Mengham.

Prototypes and Experiments will go on show from 13 July until 19 August 2017 at the Aram Gallery in London. More information at www.thearamgallery.org.

Katy Cowan

Manchester, England,