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In this episode Andrew interviews Andreas and Samuel from Stockholm based Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Architects. Their practice is concerned with the capacity for contemporary construction for expression - and they explore structure and a close reading of context to make characterful and beautifully considered work at a wide variety of scales. The …
 
In this episode Simon Henley interviews Milinda Pathiraja. Milinda's is a director and co-founder of Robust Architecture Workshop, a practice based in Sri Lanka, and concerned with developing new means for architecture to operate there. The term 'Robust' is key, its meaning to Milinda representing architectures ability to develop a resilience by a …
 
In this episode Nana Biamah Ofosu and Andrew Clancy interview Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects.Nana is a tutor in the Kingston School of Art, leading studies into precedent and the lessons found in territorial Ghanaian architecture as part of her Second Year Studio. Grafton Architects are the current Pritzker Laureates, an …
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy speaks with Simon Henley of Henley Halebrown Architects. Simon is an educator and a practitioner, and has written several books about architecture, most recently ‘Redefining Brutalism’ - which seeks to redefine the subject beyond style, and to capture its sensibility as a living language of architecture -0 encompassing…
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy chats with the architect and educator Cathy Hawley. Cathy Haley started her professional career with the art and architecture collaborative muf, moved on to doing remarkable housing projects as a founding partner of Riches Hawley Mikhail, and now works with Public Practice to embed critical thinking about context and c…
 
In this episode Laura Evans and Matt Wells talk with the Historian and curator Nicholas Olsberg. Nicholas is a former director of the Canadian Centre of Architecture, and is a prolific writer. He has curated many exhibitions about architects and architecture and in this conversation shares his views about the role of the curator in this context. In…
 
In this episode Mary Vaughan Johnson and Federica Goffi Interview Alba di Lieto and William WhitakerMary is the head of our Department of Architecture and Landcape here in Kingston, while Federica is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the PhD and MAS Program at Carleton University. Last Summer Mary and Federica hosted the Frascari Symposium at Kin…
 
In this podcast Laura Evans and Matt Wells interview William Burgess and Stephen Davies of 31/44In the intro I mention our new books project. If you want to support us by pre-ordering copies of our first books please visit the crowdfunding site here https://kubacker.hubbub.net/p/REGISTER-Conversations/Will is well known to us in Kingston as a studi…
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Shiela O'Donnell and John Tuomey of O'Donnell and Tuomey. John and Shiela are as much educators as architects, and this conversation roves freely between conversations about schools, and their own work in practice. It is clear that these two worlds are interconnected and interreliant in a profound way in the…
 
In this episode Bruno Silvestre interviews his compatriot Alvaro Siza. First off an apology - the sound is not as we would like it. Circumstances dictated that the interview had to be recorded in a hotel lobby, and the backgrounders noise is quite distracting - but we felt it was useful to put out anyway. Bruno is working with Siza on a project her…
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy and Laura Evans interview Alice Casey and Can Deegan of TAKA Architects in Dublin. Over their 10 years of practice Alice and Cian have designed a series of remarkable buildings, which clearly illustrate the concerns of the office. Most obvious there is a recurrent engagement with context, making buildings which are gro…
 
In this episode Louise Koopmanns and Andrew Clancy interview Gunter Vogt, the eminent landscape designer, and Chair of Landscape at ETH Zurich. He views landscape design not as an autonomous totalling discipline, but as a careful reassembly of the world. In his methods he stresses the productive tension between the necessary subjectivity of the hum…
 
In this episode Kate Ivinson and Dan Ryder-Cook both interview the London architect Amin Taha. Amin’s work, and that of the practice he established (Groupwork) is heavily invested in exploring the potentials for contemporary technology to allow a re-engagement with materiality, ornament and civic expression - particularly in the making of facades. …
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy interviews Edwin Heathcote, the critic and writer. Edwin is the architecture critic for the FT, and an author of several books as well as the curator of an online resource celebrating the value of the written word in architecture (Reading Design). In this conversation we tease out the particular pressures on critics an…
 
In this interview Andrew Clancy and Judi Farren Bradley interview Julian HARRAP. Julian is arguably the most distinguished conservation architect working in Europe today. In the work he completed with David Chipperfield on the Neues Museum he opened up a conversation about memory, authenticity and the abiding meaning of architecture in a highly nua…
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy and Matt Phillips interview Prof Elly MosayebiThe practice she runs with her partners (Ron Edelaar and Christin Idebitzin) works from a deep understanding of the plan as a source of invention in the making of beautifully resolved housing. By a first principle interrogation of inhabitation and occupation they can arrive…
 
In this podcast Mary Vaughan Johnson and Andrew Clancy interview Niall Hobhouse of Drawing Matter. Niall and his collection are such a valuable and important part of the contemporary architectural scene it is difficult to imagine it without this presence. Yet it is a rare and fragile thing. It is by no means obvious that a collection could be made …
 
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 …
 
——————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-2…
 
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 trans…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
In this episode we are joined by Prof Hugh CampbellHugh 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 Arch…
 
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 …
 
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 ma…
 
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 remar…
 
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 pr…
 
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 conv…
 
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 w…
 
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 …
 
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 spea…
 
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 proce…
 
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 readi…
 
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 t…
 
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 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 archtiectu…
 
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. Investe…
 
In this episode we are joined by Prof Elizabeth Hatz, of the KTH in Stockholm and SAUL in Limerick. Her early built projects enjoy a lightness of touch, grounded in the deep Swedish culture of architecture and yet playful and ambiguously figurative. Her teaching gained attention for the deep connection she makes between drawing and thinking, and it…
 
In this episode we are joined by Prof Terunobu Fujimori and Takeshi Hayatsu. Their collaboration through the work of Unit 5 here in Kingston (run by Takeshi) is reaching a culmination this year with the making of a Japanese teahouse for the Barbican Japanese House exhibition.In this discussion we talk about how Prof Fujimori started to make buildin…
 
In this episode we are joined by David Grandorge - an architect, photographer and academic living and working in London. As a photographer he undertakes commissioned work, collaborating with architects, artists and art institutions. He also makes work independently. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including the Venice (2008) and Pra…
 
In this episode we are joined by the Developer, Historian and Architect Crispin Kelly. Crispin is a developer with a deep understanding of architecture, most evidenced by his studies at the AA, but more pertinently by the space he has made for thoughtful work in the risky and contested world of private development. His willingness to personally bac…
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy is joined by Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats of Flores Prats Architects. (NOTE: During the conversation we have an extended conversation about their Casa Balaguer project - being able to refer to the drawings and images might be useful to understand this part! http://www.floresprats.com/archive/palau_balaguer/)Flores Prat…
 
In this episode Andrew Clancy is joined by Christopher Dyvik and Max Kahlen of Dyvik Kahlen Architects. Their London based office was established in 2010 and operates across various scales and sectors in the UK, Holland, Germany and Norway, collaborating with clients ranging from public institutions and developers to artists, curators and private i…
 
In this first episode Eleanor Suess and Andrew Clancy introduce the Register podcast, which is a new initiative from our department of Architecture and Landscape in Kingston. Our school is one invested in acting in continuity with architectural culture, and in cultivating practitioners who make work in a thoughtful manner, attuned to the social and…
 
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