Michael Sorkin to speak at University of Greenwich Future Cities conference

AVATAR presents: FUTURE CITIES 4: RECONCILING OPPOSITES Friday 17th April – 10am > 5pm + Drinks reception from 5pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] Keynote Speaker – MICHAEL SORKIN City College of New York / Michael Sorkin Studio JUSTIN McGUIRK Strelka Press / Writer, Critic, Curator IAN WORLEY Enderby Group, Greenwich NIC CLEAR University of Greenwich NEIL SPILLER University of Greenwich MARK MORRIS Cornell University SIMON … Continue reading Michael Sorkin to speak at University of Greenwich Future Cities conference

The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series: Coren Sharples Construction is Communication – How SHoP Builds

The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series AD Architectural Design Annual Lecture Coren Sharples Construction is Communication: How SHoP Builds Thursday 26th March 2015 > 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] What opportunities does technology bring to design and construction today? And what pitfalls? In this talk, SHoP’s Coren Sharples will explore the space where technology, design intention, and built fact collide. Using the work of … Continue reading The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series: Coren Sharples Construction is Communication – How SHoP Builds

You are invited to a lecture by Christoph a. Kumpusch…

You are invited to a lecture by Christoph a. Kumpusch, The Theory of Everything – The Practice of One Thing Thursday 12th March 2015 > 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series Christoph a. Kumpusch is a New York-based architect and the principal ofC.a.K LAB and Productions. He is the director of Forward Slash (/), a multidisciplinary and experimental group, Co-Founder … Continue reading You are invited to a lecture by Christoph a. Kumpusch…

Public Lecture Tonight :: Reciprocal Landscapes: Sites of Material Exchange

The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series presents Jane Hutton discussing Reciprocal Landscapes: Sites of Material Exchange Thursday 26th February 2015 6.30pm in the Tessa Blackstone Lecture Hall 11-0003 Drinks served after the Lecture at 7.30pm Landscapes are shaped by continuous flows of materials driven by anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic forces. Designers participate in this massive reorganization of materials around the earth, the majority of which is … Continue reading Public Lecture Tonight :: Reciprocal Landscapes: Sites of Material Exchange

Ray Winkler Stufish: The Architecture of Entertainment

The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series Ray Winkler [Stufish] Stufish: The Architecture of Entertainment Thursday 12th February 2015 > 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] Stufish Entertainment Architects, founded by the late and legendary Mark Fisher, is the recognised leader in permanent, touring and temporary entertainment architecture. Though the studio’s name has evolved over the years, its work has been synonymous with the key theatrical, … Continue reading Ray Winkler Stufish: The Architecture of Entertainment

Smout Allen: Augmented Landscapes and Delicate Machinery

In their lecture last month Mark Smout and Laura Allen discussed their recent work where architectural representation and the iterative process of design (investigation, proposition, drawing, making, modeling) lead to highly visual and engaging pieces which establish an important relationship between the user, the viewer and the artist/designer/architect. Smout Allen are architectural designers, researchers and Senior Lecturers based at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. … Continue reading Smout Allen: Augmented Landscapes and Delicate Machinery

The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series > 2014 – 2015 > presents…

The University of Greenwich Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities presents THE HAWKSMOOR INTERNATIONAL OPEN LECTURE SERIES > 2014 – 2015 > TERM 02 ALL FREE ENTRY > THURSDAYS FROM 6.30pm TESSA BLACKSTONE LECTURE THEATRE [11_0003] Thursday 29 January > Smout Allen > Lecture > Mark Smout and Laura Allen > Augmented Landscapes and Delicate Machinery Thursday 05 February > Ben Johnson > Lecture > … Continue reading The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series > 2014 – 2015 > presents…

William Hague MP opens Greenwich building with “biggest learning green roof in Europe”

First Secretary of State, the Rt Hon William Hague MP praised Britain’s universities as “one of our nation’s most distinctive contributions to the world” as he officially opened the university’s new Stockwell Street building on Tuesday 9 December. The former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs toured the building’s facilities, discussing the 24-Hour East of Eden project with Nic Clear, Head of Department Architecture and … Continue reading William Hague MP opens Greenwich building with “biggest learning green roof in Europe”

Bosco Verticale Milan – The next step

About 20 years ago Patric Blanc left climbers behind and started to create highly designed and engineered green walls. Although intense in maintenance and not very sustainable they are fantastic if built at the right spot. Stefano Boeri took the vertical greening up another step. Two residential towers (80 m and 112 m) in the centre of Milan have been planted in 2013 with over … Continue reading Bosco Verticale Milan – The next step

MFO Park Zurich – The Park House

The dynamic relationship between structures and open spaces at the MFO Park is discussed by Christoph Fisher. Imagine a steel frame structure 100 m by 35 m and 17 m high in the city centre adjacent to office and residential blocks about the same size. Several levels and platforms are connected by grated stairs and bridges. This would make by itself a quite impressive object. … Continue reading MFO Park Zurich – The Park House