Date of release: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nude Descending Longhouse StaircaseThe prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition again features work from the University of Greenwich.

Professor Neil Spiller, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, has been invited by the academy to exhibit two architectural research drawings: Sketch plan: Longhouse and Nude Descending Longhouse Staircase (pictured).

He says: "Longhouse is drawn from research into the impact of advanced technologies on architectural design and the idea of 'home'. Its spaces extend from the real to the augmented virtually real, it is sur-real (on top of the real), and it is inhabited by mythic chimeras as well as people.

"I am very honoured to have been personally invited by the Royal Academicians to exhibit in the summer exhibition for two consecutive years. It is an opportunity extended to very few architects."

A collection of drawings for the project were shown in the university's Stockwell Street Project Space recently as part of the exhibition Negative Equity that coincided with AVATAR's Future City V conference, Surreal Mythologies.

The works are on show in the Architecture Gallery at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD, from now until Sunday 21 August.

For more on architecture at the University of Greenwich: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/study/architecture

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Picture: Nude Descending Longhouse Staircase.