the london festival of architecture 2008 starts on june 20th and will run until july 20th. there’s a ton of events that will take place, among them are the blueprint big breakfastsand the embassies project.

blueprint big breakfasts

a perennial favourite of previous biennials, this year the london festival of architecture will be hosting two big breakfasts per hub in key buildings of architectural interest. a-list speakers prepare you for a day at work over a full english breakfast in some of the capital’s classiest breakfast joints. two ‘notable’ speakers are architecture and design writer deyan sudjic and the serpentine gallery director julia peyton jones.

london festival of architecture 2008 netherlands embassy project ‘the urban tendency’ – image: ’in places’ by erik olofsen, 2004   the embassies projecta spectacular range of international exhibitions and events sited in some of london’s most elegant and historically significant properties. 28 foreign embassies have responded ambitiously to the festival theme, fresh! and will present the best of architecture from their countries. more info

london festival of architecture 2008 norway embassy project: detour – image: ‘the exhibition detour’ by tord lund, © norsk form

visitors can expect to see the changing face of vancouver, canada; radical propositions for the future of brazilian lifestyle; dramatic changes to the urban fabric of bogota, columbia; and sustainable architecture propositions from denmark and italy.

london festival of architecture 2008 poland embassy project: truthtag

see all the events taking place as part of this year’s london festival of architecture: