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Cabinet of Curiosity were shortlisted for a RIBA London competition which asked designers to seek out disused areas of London and put forward ideas for developing the space; the only requirement was to respond to a need in the community. Picked from over 150 entries, the 20 shortlisted schemes looked at imaginative ways in which to transform a forgotten space in London.


Visions for Utopia explored a city scene as a garden of ideas. Cabinet of Curiosity proposed staging a sequence of performative spectacles and using productive landscaping to rejuvenate an 18th Century Orangery sited within the grounds of a post-war housing estate in South London.


Models, photographs and relief wall pieces illustrated a wide array of conceptual projects and possibilities for these overlooked spaces that were exhibited at the National Theatre in London and profiled in the architectural press. An additional exhibition was mounted at Swiss Cottage Library in North London.


Designs by Cabinet of Curiosity.