Neighbours in Space and Time

Neighbours in Space and Time

Grafton Architects at Sir John Soane’s Museum

Celebrating Grafton’s recently completed Marshall Building for LSE, which sits across Lincoln’s Inn Fields from Sir John Soane’s Museum

Grafton’s recently completed Marshall Building for LSE, sits across Lincoln’s Inn Fields from Sir John Soane’s Museum, the home of leading Georgian architect John Soane.  This new neighbour was deeply inspired by the architecture of the Museum, in particular Soane’s atmospheric use of light, as well as other historic buildings in the area.  The result is an elegant, expressive and democratic new space. Like the Museum, it fosters learning, debate and creativity.  This relationship will be celebrated in an exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum from October 2022-January 2023.

Contributing authors explore the architecture of Grafton’s Marshall Building and the Soane Museum, pairing Soane drawings from the Museum’s collection with Grafton’s own drawings and in-progress photographs of the Marshall Building which are published for the first time.  This approach highlights architecture as a craft shared across the centuries.  This innovative publication also functions as a sketch-book, with printed sections interleaved with 16 pages of high-quality drawing paper and a pocket at the back for collected materials.

Yvonne Farrell is a founding Director of Grafton Architects, an international architecture studio based in Dublin, Ireland. Grafton Architects have been awarded the Pritzker Prize, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, the RIAI Grandon Prize, the RIAI Gold Medal and the RIBA international prize, amongst other accolades. Kenneth Frampton is an architect and historian and is Ware Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Deborah Saunt is an architect and one of the founding directors of DSDHA. She has held academic appointments at Yale School of Architecture, Universidad de Navarra, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the University of Cambridge. Marina Tabassum is Founder and Principal Architect of Marina Tabassum Architects in Dhaka and is a pioneer of what she describes as ‘the architecture of relevance’. She is Visiting Professor at BRAC University in Dhaka and Director of Academic Program at Bengal Institute for Architecture. Tabassum was awarded the Soane Medal in 2021.

Sir John Soane's Museum
Sir John Soane's Museum
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148 x 190
Publication Date
Oct 19, 2022
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