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Sustainability in Architecture Late-Nite Review

Part bear-pit, part celebrity wrestling, part rigorous review, the point of the discussion is to see if the architects – and panellists – can convey their ideas successfully, but also to see if those ideas themselves stand up to criticism.


Architecture is seldom seen without the prefix ‘sustainable’. But what does it mean? Richard Rogers says sustainable architecture means ‘the humanising of the built environment’. Spencer de Grey insists that sustainability the equivalent of ‘good design’ while Leon Krier says that today’s ‘unsustainable architecture’ is the ‘architecture of excess’. Conversely, these could simply be examples of what Financial Times’ architectural commentator Edwin Heathcote calls the ‘glib mantra of sustainability’.

Champions of sustainable architecture will explain their ideas to, and be grilled by a panel of critics.

Part bear-pit, part celebrity wrestling, part rigorous review, the point of the discussion is to see if the architects – and panellists – can convey their ideas successfully, but also to see if those ideas themselves stand up to criticism.

Come along for a beer, a 7:30 start and the architectural challenge of the year. The event is free but please email austin.williams@thenbs.com to register your interest in attending.


Speaker(s):

Cany Ash | talks
Chris Bannister | talks
Charlie Luxton | talks
Kieran Long | talks
Keith Papa | talks
Karl Sharro | talks
Amin Taha | talks
Craig White | talks
Mr Austin Williams | talks

 

Date and Time:

15 October 2009 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

BDP
Brewhouse Yard
London
EC1V 4LJ


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Organised by:

Institute of Ideas
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Tickets:

FREE (Registration required)

Available from:

http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/index.php/2009/session_detail/2685/

Additional Information:

http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/index.php/2009/session_detail/2685/

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