Living with Buildings

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Photograph of visitors exploring the exhibition, Living with Buildings at Wellcome Collection. Photograph shows an architectural model in a display case, an armchair and framed works hanging on the wall.
Living with Buildings exhibition, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

An ambitious, expansive and hugely enjoyable exhibition

Architecture Today

We’re surrounded by buildings all the time, but how do they affect our physical and mental health?

Explore the role colour can play in making us feel better, see a pioneering mobile clinic designed to provide adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and examine the history and continuing reality of how we design for health.

Featuring works by Andreas Gursky, Rachel Whiteread and Martha Rosler, as well as buildings designed by Goldfinger, Lubetkin and Aalto, this exhibition examines some of the ways in which architects, planners and designers influence our health, self-esteem and ideas about society.

Consider the urgent connections between our homes and our health and look anew at the future of our built environment in this major exhibition.

Exhibition highlights

Visit us

Free admission

Galleries open Tuesday–Sunday, Opening times

Gallery 1, level 0

Step-free access is available to all floors of the building

Large-print guides, transcripts and magnifiers are available in the gallery