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Group Theor(ap)y Architecture Debate

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Chaired by Shumon Basar with Alsop, Agents of Change, Branson Coates & FAT
As if to challenge the predominance in Britain of “Dead Tech”, in August 2005 the four practices of G4 found enough in common to form a supergroup. Though tagged by Building Design magazine as the Gang of Four, members have since simplified this to G4. All four studios design from a cultural rather than technical perspective, and put artistry, innovation and consultation in front of any specific style or ism. Some would claim this to be a very British way of doing things, and that this is exactly what our well-informed public is looking for. Against a backdrop of G4’s ideas on the future of British cities, and particularly the Thames Gateway, tonight’s debate will reveal what they share and how they differ.


Shumon Basar | talks


Date and Time:

25 April 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour



Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
020 7590 4444

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