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Playing the PicturesqueArchitectural design studio You+Pea has created Playing the Picturesque, an interactive installation exploring the boundaries between virtual and physical space. On display at the RIBA Architecture Gallery as part of the London Festival of Architecture, the installation presents a series of follies by 19th century architect John Nash, placed in interactive virtual games. Responding to the festival's theme of 'Boundaries', it asks the question: are virtual worlds architecture in their own right?

 

About RIBA Architecture Gallery

A continuous series of exhibitions and events of architecture and design are held in this fantastic 1930s Grade II listed building. There is an architectural information point, a large bookshop as well as a cafe and bar. This is also the home of the British Architectural Library which is open to non-members buying day tickets. More about RIBA Architecture Gallery

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Playing the Picturesque  Playing the Picturesque - an exhibition by You and Pea (c) Tristan Fewings, Getty Images for RIBA  

Playing the Picturesque - Playing the Picturesque - an exhibition by You and Pea (c) Tristan Fewings, Getty Images for RIBA

Playing the Picturesque Playing the Picturesque - an exhibition by You and Pea (c) Tristan Fewings, Getty Images for RIBA 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  29% off
Carburton Street, W1W | 3 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Located near the transport hub of Euston, and handy for shops and theatres in the West End as well for the City and the New East ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £400  31% off
1c Portland Place, W1B | 5 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
A lavish '80m refurbishment reasserts the brilliance of this Victorian hotel first opened in 1865 - the first grand hotel in London and possibly the most ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  31% off
130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 7 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Historic building in trendy Fitzrovia, guests enjoy free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices; stylish single, double, family rooms and suites; and Steak and Lobster, serving mouth-watering ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 4th December 2020 - 7pm
Playing the Picturesque, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W | 3 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Synth-heavy, 80s prog-rock veterans....More
 
 
 
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The New Diorama Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 4 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre companies ... More
 
 
 
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Regent Street Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 6 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
The historic Regent Street Cinema is where the first ever performance of moving images took place. Created by the Lumière brothers, the film was shown as ... More
 
 
 
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 7 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
 
 
 
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RIBA Architecture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | Same location as Playing the Picturesque
A continuous series of exhibitions and events of architecture and design are held in this fantastic 1930s Grade II listed building. There is an architectural information ... More
 
 
 
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RIBA Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | Same location as Playing the Picturesque
Opened in 2014, the RIBA Gallery - housed in the Royal Institute of British Architecture - was created by six of the ... More
 
 
 
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RIBA (Royal Institute Of British Architects)
London > Attractions > Sights
66 Portland Place, W1B | 1 minute from Playing the Picturesque
The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and ... More
 
 
 
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Choconut
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
161 Great Portland Street, W1W | 1 minute from Playing the Picturesque
Personalised chocolates, created by a team led by Xavier Parcerisa, formerly Head Pastry Chef at The Goring, nuts and quality coffee are the little ... More
 
 
 
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Villandry Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 2 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
This wide-ranging delicatessen, (attached to the famous restaurant) is located in what once were the unpromising wastelands north of Oxford Street. As the area developed, so ... More
 
 
 
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John Frieda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
75 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London W1G | 2 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
John Frieda is a big media hairdresser, with a celebrity client list to die for. Established for over 20 years, the cutting skills here are legendary. ... More
 
 
 
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RIBA Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | Same location as Playing the Picturesque
London’s architecture seamlessly blends the old and new world together, and there could not be a more appropriate place to admire this fluid magnificence than at ... More
 
 
 
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Efes 2
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
175 - 177 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 1 minute from Playing the Picturesque
Turkish cuisine with live Eastern music and belly dancing downstairs.... More
 
 
 
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Portland Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
113 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 2 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
With a menu driven by what arrives from their trusted suppliers each day and an excellent wine list that changes every month, Portland is ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 6 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 6 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 7 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Chuan Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1c Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B | 5 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Chuan Spa, based at the Langham Hotel, is the ultimate in spa and wellbeing experiences. Designed to create a tranquil atmosphere to maximise relaxation, Chuan Spa ... More
 
 
 
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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The London Academy of Krav Maga
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 6 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Despite several high-profile aficionados – J-Lo and Angelina Jolie included – Israel’s contribution to martial arts is still unknown to the general public. Krav Maga ... More
 
 
 
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The Albany
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240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 3 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
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The Crown & Sceptre
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 4 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Following a refurbishment in 2014, the Crown & Sceptre in Fritzrovia has revealed a new look and an improved range of beers including London brews, seasonally ... More
 
 
 
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King & Queen
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1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 4 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
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The Lucky Pig
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 2 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Elusive location? Check. Mismatched furniture? Check. Random antiques used for decoration? Check. And finally: an extensive cocktail list? Check. The Lucky Pig has all the elements ... More
 
 
 
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The Remedy
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
124 Cleveland Street, W1T | 4 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Tucked away behind Warren Street and just a few minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street stations, The Remedy is ... More
 
 
 
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Artesian at the Langham
London > Nightlife > Bars
Langham Hotel, 1C Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B | 5 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
Enjoy dominoes and daiquris on Mondays from 5pm or sax on Saturday nights from 8pm at one of London's most glamorous hotel cocktail bars. When the ... More
 
 
 
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28 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 2 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
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50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
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The Wallace Collection
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Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 8 minutes from Playing the Picturesque
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