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Home is where Hammerson isn't

"A Place to call Home: Where we live and why"

16 February - 28 April

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Tuesdays until 10pm

Gallery One, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Home is an essential part of us all. The houses, flats, tower blocks and estates that we live in are extensions of our everyday lives. They are practical places - buildings for us to eat or sleep in - yet for most, home is the most expensive thing that we ever buy, a complex thing offering a lifetime of investment and preoccupation.

This new RIBA exhibition, guest curated by Sarah Beeny, charts the story of the design and appeal of everyday homes in the UK. It explores the advent of mass building from the late 18th century, through to the present day via suburban expansion and post-war experiment.

It reveals the characteristics of a British obsession and the experiments that have shaped how and where we live.

Part of the RIBA's Home Season 16 February - 28 April 2012 - talks, displays, film screenings and more.

Free admission
Admission to all RIBA exhibitions is free. Please note, galleries may be closed early for special events. Call +44 (0)20 7307 3694 to check opening times.

Other events in the series:

BBC: "A history of British homes - Sarah Beeny"

Link to BBC web site

"From the first Georgian townhouses to back-to-back Victorian terraces - and from 1960s towerblocks to sprawling modern estates - British homes have changed their shapes and sizes, and changed with the times, through the past 250 years.

"In a new exhibition - A Place to call Home: Where we live and why - the Royal Institute of British Architects studies the way housing was adapted to meet the needs of a growing population entering the modern age.

"Here, guest curator of the exhibition, property developer and television presenter Sarah Beeny takes a journey through time."

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