The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Architecture + Urbanism recommends "Time and Context"

A Continuity in Architecture Symposium

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Benzie 403 Manchester School of Art

Through a series of lectures from award winning practitioners and academics, 'Time and Context' seeks to understand the importance of context in relation to Architecture and the influence of time on a building, from its moment of conception through its iterations of adaptation.

Fred Scott was previously a visiting professor of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design and course leader for Interior Design at Kingston University. He is the author of On Altering Architecture, and will be discussing its suggested practice based on the interrogation of the context, to work with the everyday in flux with the ideal in an attempt to find elements of a theory of intervention.

Hana Loftus, one of the founders of HAT Projects a studio with specific focus on public and civic projects, is an expert in public participation in urban development. She will be discussing two projects; the RIBA award winning Jerwood Gallery on Hasting’s seafront, and the $20,000 house in Alabama, a prototype for families living in poverty.

Hugh Strange runs an award winning architecture practice based in London which has a keen interest in precise contextual responses to sensitive urban and rural sites. He will be discussing two projects, his personal residence Stange House and Studio, a low budget yet generous house designed to inhabit an old pub yard, and Architecture Archive, a new timber structure fit within the walls an existing barn.

Shin Egashira is an artist, architect and educator that has worked in Tokyo, Beijing and New York before coming to London in 1987. He is the founder and organizer of Koshirakura landscape workshop which he will be discussing. Within its 10 years of existence the workshop has served as an infrastructure for social sustainability and continues to document a post-agricultural community in transition.

Gianni Botsford, founder of Gianni Botsford Architects in 1996, will be discussing two projects. The RIBA award winning light house, a new build large family house on back land site in Notting Hill, London. Also Casa Kiké located in Costa Rico, a RIBA international award winning double pavilion.

The symposium is chaired by David Connor, architect and associate lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture whose award winning practice have worked on contextualised schemes all over the world.

Talks will start at 2PM with a series of refreshments throughout the afternoon. Panel discussions and wine will be the last session of the day starting at 5PM and concluding at 6PM.

Free Admission.

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