Today we’re celebrating World Architecture Day, which was set up by the International Union of Architects as a way of appreciating the great impact that the industry has on today's society.
This year’s theme is centered around ‘designing a better world’, which promotes the role that architecture plays in enhancing the quality of people’s lives. Inspired by this year’s theme we’re promoting our Muybridge project, which set out to inspire and educate a community about its history and the people that helped shape it.
Photographer Eadweard Muybridge was born in Kingston-upon-Thames and his pioneering work on synthesizing motion from photography propelled to fame in the late 1800s.
To celebrate his work, we supplied aluminium panels to architects, Hamworth Tompkins, which were perforated in the design of one of his famous photos. The Picperf panels have been installed on the riverside of Kingston, which are lit up at night for the entire community to view.
For more information on World Architecture Day click here.