Architecture Update: Career on show

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The Independent Culture
'EXPLORING materials', an exhibition of the work of the engineer Peter Rice, has opened at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Rice was awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture at the RIBA last week.

The projects on show span a 35-year career and include the recently completed Pavilion of the Future at the Seville Expo; the new Kansai airport on a man-made island off Osaka, Japan; and collaborations with the artist Frank Stella and the zoologist Dr Fritz Vollrath. As well as photographs and models of the buildings and projects Rice has worked

on, the exhibition includes actual pieces of some of his structures.

'Exploring Materials', RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1 (071-580 5533), Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm, and Saturday 10am to 1pm, ends 25 August.