small. – Bartlett Alumni sponsors Unit 6 at the Summer Show 2019
On Saturday 22nd June The Bartlett, officially the world’s top institution for architecture, launched its annual Summer Show which is renowned for exhibiting the very best in design, engineering and architecture.
Bartlett Alumni Ricky Sandhu was extremely proud to sponsor Unit 6 Undergraduates as part of the Summer Show, supporting the school and its students, as it was not so long ago that Sandhu completed his Dip Arch (part2) and M Arch in Professional Practice with Distinction. Sandhu went on to work with extraordinary architecture and design powerhouses including Gensler, Foster + Partners and most recently setting up his own agency called small. which stands for Six Miles Across London Limited.
“It was a fantastic show put on by extremely talented students, tutors and staff” said Sandhu. “It’s really great to see so many physical models being made using so many different techniques; it was beautifully choreographed, communicative and thoughtful work”. One of his projects called BottleHouse – an emergency shelter made entirely out of 100% recycled plastic bottles - is currently exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Arts alongside drawings from Sir Peter Cook, who was the Dean at the school when Sandhu was a student.
As a sponsor, Sandhu was invited to attend the private view of The Bartlett Summer Show. He witnessed over 600 students’ work including drawings, models and installations. This year the design research unit investigated changes in the socio-economic, cultural, political, historical and even the physical tectonic fabric of Japan. The works were based on four focus themes: Shelter, Edges, Spaces and Environment.
The Bartlett Summer Show is free to attend, open 10:00 – 20:30 (closes 17:30 on Sundays). To attend, head to The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0BQ. For more information about small., head to www.sixmilesacrosslondon.com.