Press Release:
RIBA exhibition ‘exposes’ the relationship between photography and architecture

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15 October – 24 November 2015


Fisherman of Sri Lanka, by Phil Coffey

Phil Coffey announces a new exhibition featuring never seen before images from his travels around the world alongside works from his practice, Coffey Architects. Exposure gathers photographs that span continents and subject matter, presented with designs that make up the ten-year history of his studio.

The projects of Coffey Architects have been produced by the talented individuals that make up this 20-strong practice. The firm has grown with many likeminded designers bringing their thoughts and skills to the team. However, having started the practice alone, the character of the office and its ethos began and remains with Phil Coffey.

Coffey’s obsession and understanding of light in the built environment is evident in a number of his images that form part of the exhibition, where he has captured spectacular light manifesting itself upon landscape, buildings and people. This fascination is brought through into his work as an architect; his favorite buildings are often those that celebrate light in a myriad of different ways.

The discovery of new people and new places is at the core of Exposure, these experiences hold value beyond the surface level and teach us more about ourselves and the environment; the way we live our lives and the way that architects and designers impact on other peoples.

Practice founder Phil Coffey said, “Exposure is about many things, about the process of making architecture and photography, about exposing ourselves to different people and places, about expressing Coffey Architects way of thinking and making, exposing in an accessible way that architecture should lead the conversation on environmental issues and most importantly that we as architects are not afraid to try and make beautiful things”.


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Address: 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

Private View: Wednesday 28 October, 6.30pm to 9pm

Exhibition Runs: 15 October – 24 November 2015

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (8pm on Tuesday)


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