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Conversations about architecture and landscape from the Kingston School of Art

Conversations about architecture and landscape from the Kingston School of Art
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Conversations about architecture and landscape from the Kingston School of Art

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REGISTER - FEILDEN FOWLES

3/14/2019
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In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Fergus and Edmund of Feilden Fowles Their practice is one which foregrounds craft, and the formal histories of the language of industrial and agricultural structures as a site for discovery and invention. Their hands on approach is probably most celebrated in their own studio, located as part of a campus of structures for Waterloo city farm. Despite the contingencies of budget (the client being a charity) and the need for the buildings to be rapidly...

Duration:01:06:08

REGISTER - CAROLINE VOET

2/13/2019
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—————— Before introducing this episode a quick mention of the free summer school for pre A- level students we run each summer with our partners. I talk a bit about this in the introduction - if you know anyone who might be interested there is more information here. http://kingstonarchitecture.london/architectural-drawing-summer-school-24-29-august-2019/ ———————- In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Caroline Voet. Caroline joins us from Belgium where she works as an architect and an...

Duration:01:10:09

REGISTER - RYAN KENNIHAN

1/17/2019
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In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Ryan Kennihan. Ryan is an architect, based in Dublin, and is leader of the thesis year in TU Dublin (formerly DIT Dublin School of Architecture) there. His practice is concerned with making buildings which act in continuity with typologies, forms and materials found in their physical context. These are translated through engagement with contemporary tectonics to make an expressive architecture in which structure, weathering and craft are considered...

Duration:01:15:04

REGISTER - MARIUS GROOTVELD (VELDWERK)

12/15/2018
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In this episode Nana Biamah Ofasu interviews Marius Grootveld. Marius is a partner, along with Jantje Engels of the practice Veldwerk. Established in 2015, their practice is part of a broader movement in Flanders of practices interested in making work in weaving narratives from the contexts they are asked to make work. Representation, typology and precedent act as a site for investigation, and discovery. Restlessly passionate about architecture in its widest sense Marius also pursues this...

Duration:00:56:29

REGISTER - SMITH TAYLOR

11/21/2018
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In this episode Ellis Woodman interviews Timothy Smith and Jonathan Taylor of Smith Taylor Architects. Ellis is director of the architecture foundation, and a valued thinker and writer about architecture. Jonathan and Timothy established their practice in 2010. In their practice and their teaching they investigate classicism, and its potential as a living language of architecture. They engage with this way of thinking, not through nostalgia or sentimentality, but with criticality. This is...

Duration:00:53:23

REGISTER - HUGH CAMPBELL

10/29/2018
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In this episode we are joined by Prof Hugh Campbell Hugh is a writer, a curator and an educator. His research examines the the relationship between photography, architecture and built space and the visual culture of cities. His recent publications include the edited volume Architecture 1600- 2000, volume 4 of the RIAI/Yale UP production Art and Architecture of Ireland (2014); a special issue of Architecture and Culture on Architecture and Film, edited with Igea Troiani. Forthcoming are an...

Duration:00:55:25

REGISTER - JAUME MAYOL (TEd'A)

8/12/2018
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In this episode Bushra Mohamed interviews Jaume Mayol who is a partner in TEd’A Arquitectos along with Irene Perez. Their practice, based in Mallorca is a territorial one, seeking to make its architecture from the lessons in the vernacular of the areas they build - both in the tectonics found there, and in the formal arrangements of elements. This sensibility is married to ideas which emerge from the canon, to produce a hybridity of grounded ideas rigorously resolved. A clear sophistication...

Duration:01:07:45

REGISTER - AIRES MATEUS

8/2/2018
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In this episode Bruno and Sylvester and Diego Calderon interview Manuel Rocha de Aires Mateus. His practice, which he established with his brother in Lisbon in 1988 represents another pole of the deep architectural culture of Portugal. In contrast with the work of the Porto School Lisbon architects engage with more abstracted reading of type and materiality. Aires Matues are among the best known proponents of this way of thinking. Externally their buildings tend to the monolithic, with a...

Duration:00:56:16

REGISTER - PRICEGORE

7/14/2018
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In this episode Matt Wells interviews Dingle Price and Alex Gore of Pricegore Architects. Their practice, now in its fifth year, is among the more compelling recent arrivals in the UK. Much of the work of a young practice inevitably involves situations rife with uncertainty, contingency and the need to use minimal means. In this context it is remarkable that the core concerns of the practice are already so clearly and consistently established and interrogated. In common with many of their...

Duration:01:00:06

REGISTER - FLORIS DE BRUYN (GAFPA)

4/4/2018
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In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Floris de Bruyn, one of three partners in the Belgian practice GAFPA. GAFPA's is concerned with a careful unpicking of the contexts in which their buildings are situated and in they way that they are then made. This contextual read does not extend only to the physical site, but to todays vernacular of mass produced standardised building components. This is all governed by an underlying connection with the deep architectural currents of type and...

Duration:00:59:14

REGISTER - CAT ROSSI

3/7/2018
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In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Dr Cat Rossi. Cat is a design historian, with a socially and politically engaged approach to researching and communicating design history. Consistently provocative, insightful and nimble in her ability to weave multiple narratives, Cats work allows new light to be cast on the areas she explores. In this conversation she takes us us on a lyrical tour of the design history of Nightclubs, and their relationship to broader architectural currents, with...

Duration:01:00:18

REGISTER - BEATE HOLMEBAKK (MANTHEY KULA)

2/8/2018
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In this episode Hugh Strange interviews Beate Holmebakk of Mathey Kula Architects to speak about her work, and that of her practice. Beate is a leading figure in Norwegian architectural practice and education. Her practice has made a singular position with works that seek to establish a resonant formal presence within the remarkable landscapes in which they are situated. In considering the lineage for this work it comes as no surprise that Beate studied with Sverre Fehn and John Hejduk among...

Duration:00:56:33

REGISTER - DONAGHY DIMOND

12/29/2017
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In this episode Aoife Donnelly interviews Marcus Donaghy and Will Dimond of Donaghy Dimond Architects. Donaghy Dimonds work is characterised by robust, elemental massing which is then inhabited and tuned with a meticulous level of attention to the details of how it is made. They appear to be constantly seeking opportunities where the matter of the building can be tuned to support inhabitation - be it in how a doorway might be a good place to sit in the sun, or in how a window in a classroom...

Duration:01:11:56

REGISTER - JOB FLORIS (MONADNOCK)

11/6/2017
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In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Job Floris, a partner with Sandor Naus in Monadnock Architects, a practice based in Rotterdam. Their buildings possesses a formal intensity which is leavened with careful attention to their materiality. Their buildings sit at ease with their place in the living tradition of European architecture and yet speak of our current time, and the ambiguities of contemporary tectonics. In their practice the history of architecture is seen as a place for...

Duration:01:02:55

REGISTER - TOM DE PAOR

8/21/2017
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In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews the architect and educator Tom de Paor. Tom graduated from UCD in 1991, and established his practice that same year. Since this time he has cut a singular path, establishing a clear position through work which seeks to communicate spatially and in detail regardless of programme or location. In the work process narrative, reference, and material are frequently interwoven and infected by sensitivity to context, the material experience of construction...

Duration:01:06:28

REGISTER - TONY FRETTON

7/4/2017
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In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews the architect and educator Tony Fretton. Since establishing his practice in 1982, and by example and instruction Tony has persistently made the case for the value of quiet and thoughtful architecture. This thinking was made powerfully manifest in his ambiguous masterpiece - the Lisson Gallery - makes a reading of its London context which is at once lyrical and scholarly, and does so in a manner respectful of its programme as a small gallery, and its...

Duration:00:51:24

REGISTER - MAUD COTTER

5/23/2017
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In this episode we are joined by the sculptor Maud Cotter. Maud's work, frequently exquisitely made from every day materials explores space, and the relational potential of space beyond the closed question of resolution. Her ability to articulate 'open questions' in her work and work process makes her an inspirational critic and speaker, who gets to the heart of what is involved in producing a sustainable creative practice in art or architecture. Writing of her work to date she says "We...

Duration:01:01:13

REGISTER - MATHESON WHITELEY

4/17/2017
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In this episode we are joined by Donald Matheson and Jason Whiteley. They set up their practice in London in 2012, after some years working for Tony Fretton and Herzog & deMeuron. Theirs is an architecture of minimal means. They have a careful eye for latent possibilities in the fabric where they work, and many of their projects find their language in these observations. They build on these with typological references and an unsentimental engagement with the realities of contemporary...

Duration:01:08:49

REGISTER - HANS KOLLHOFF

4/10/2017
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In this episode we are joined by Hans Kollhoff, who we invited to Kingston to do a workshop with unit 6 of our M.Arch, and to give a register lecture. Prof Kollhoff teaches in the ETH, and practices from Berlin in partnership with Helga Timmermann. Kollhoffs life work might be described as a quest for meaning and language in contemporary archtiecture. Writing of the Piraeus building in 1995 he said “Un­der the eco­nom­ic pres­sure to cre­ate some­thing op­ti­mal in ev­ery re­spect, ev­ery­...

Duration:00:34:49

REGISTER - LUTJENS PADMANABHAN

4/3/2017
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In this episode we are joined by Oliver Lutyens and Thomas Padmanabhan. The work of their practice is thoughtful and scholarly, and yet open minded and lyrical. In teasing out the fundamental tension between façade and plan they have developed a characterful and playful expressive language through a series of modest residential developments. Invested in a deep knowledge of the history of architecture, they critically examine contemporary tectonics in a search for an appropriate civic...

Duration:00:40:28