15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
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Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings at the Royal Academy

15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony

Coming to London for the Dezeen Awards ceremony on 27 November? Here is a guide to the best architecture, design and art shows in town.

The ceremony will be hosted by comedy legend Sir Lenny Henry. There are a few tickets remaining, so email the awards team if you're interested in attending what will be one of the highlights of the architecture and design year.

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Here are 15 exhibitions to visit in London during November:


Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings at the Royal Academy
Image is courtesy of Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings
15 September 2018 — 20 January 2019
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD

Architecture: this is the first exhibition in London to focus on the Italian architect in 30 years and is curated in collaboration with Piano himself. Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings focuses on 16 key buildings designed by the architect, from The Shard to the Centre Pompidou, and reveals the processes and vision behind his pioneering work.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Photograph is by Felix Speller, courtesy of the Design Museum

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018
12 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

Architecture and design: the Design Museum's annual celebration of innovative design is now in its eleventh year. This exhibition showcases 87 projects across architecture, fashion, product, transport, digital and graphic design from the past 12 months, chosen by hundreds of design experts from around the world.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Photograph is by Felix Speller, courtesy of the Design Museum

Home Futures
7 November 2018 – 24 March 2019
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

Interior design: this exhibition explores the home of the future through 200 objects and experiences that show the social and technological advances that have caused change in the home. Visitors can also immerse themselves in a series of spaces designed by New York-based architects SO-IL.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Image is courtesy of Morley Von Sternberg and Peter Barber

Peter Barber: 100 Mile City and Other Stories
20 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

Architecture: this exhibition explores the politics of housing in London since the second world war through the lens of the work of British architect and urbanist Peter Barber. Barber's work, largely high density housing projects, examines what needs to change in the way we design homes in Britain in order to resolve the current housing crisis.


Living with Buildings
Photograph is by Andreas Gursky, courtesy of Tate

Living with Buildings
4 October 2018 — 3 March 2019
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE

Architecture: through this exhibition, the Wellcome Collection considers how buildings affect our physical and mental health. Living with Buildings examines the ways architects, designers and planners, such as Alvar Aalto and Ernö Goldfinger, can influence our self-esteem.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Image is courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt
Until 24 February 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Design and technology: featuring concept art, prototypes and large-scale installations based on a number of contemporary video games, this exhibition provides a unique insight into the design process behind the medium.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Image is courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum

Fashioned from Nature
Until 27 January 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Fashion design: this exhibition at the V&A considers where our clothes come from. Fashioned from Nature showcases natural specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes alongside fashion from 1600 to the present day.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Image is courtesy of Tate Modern

Anni Albers
11 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Art: the first major exhibition of Anni Albers' work in the UK explores the textile artist's creative process and engagement with art, architecture and design. The retrospective at Tate Modern showcases more than 350 objects, from drawings and small-scale pictorial weavings to mass-produced textiles and large wall hangings.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Image is courtesy of Tate Britain

Turner Prize 2018
26 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

Art: the work of this year's Turner Prize shortlisted artists are on display at Tate Britain. All four, including investigative agency Forensic Architecture, consider important current social issues through their shortlisted work.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Photo is by Mark Blower, courtesy of the Hayward Gallery

Space Shifters
26 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Art: spanning roughly 50 years, this group exhibition at the Hayward Gallery explores how we perceive space through sculptures and installations by 20 different artists. The exhibition features 1960s minimalist sculpture, as well as recent examples of optical minimalism and new sculptural commissions inspired by the architecture of the Hayward Gallery.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Photo is by Doug Peters, courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
27 September - 13 January 2019
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX

Art: this exhibition presents the work of artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, who have worked together since 1995. The subversive large-scale installation on show at the Whitechapel Gallery transforms an institutional space to comment on individual desires and social politics.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Image is courtesy of The Store and The Vinyl Factory

Strange Days: Memories of the Future
2 October – 9 December 2018
180 The Strand, 180 Strand, London, WC2R 1EA

Art: curated by Massimiliano Gioni in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, this immersive exhibition considers how images shape memories through the work of 21 artists and filmmakers.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Photo is by Matt Greenwood, courtesy of Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay: The Clock
14 September 2018 – 20 January 2019
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Film: following several years of research and production, this 24-hour long film on display at the Tate Modern is a montage of thousands of clips showing images of clocks or dialogues involving time. Edited together to show the actual time, The Clock is a functioning timepiece as well as a study of cinematic history.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Photo is by Alice Mann, courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
18 October 2017 - 27 January 2019
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Photography: more than 50 entries to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, an international contemporary portrait photography competition, are on display at the National Portrait Gallery.


15 architecture and design exhibitions in London during the Dezeen Awards ceremony
Image is courtesy of the Royal Academy of Art and the Albertina Museum

Klimt/Schiele: Drawings
4 November 2018 — 3 February 2019
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD

Art: marking the centenary of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele's deaths, this exhibition showcases rare drawings by both artists. The 100 drawings – portraits, allegories, landscapes and erotic nudes – on display at the Royal Academy offer insights into both Klimt and Schiele's fascination with the medium, and show the differences between their creative processes.