Architecture Speaks: Andrew Waugh
Wednesday 2 November 2022, 13:15–14:30 (UTC+2)
Andrew Waugh is the founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, dedicated to delivering beautiful buildings and places that recognize their impact on the environment. He is a globally known representative of low-impact architecture and innovative construction, lobbies and lectures internationally to communicate the urgent need for change to mitigate the climate crisis. Andrew’s innovative approach to design is a key player in the global shift towards renewable, bio-based materials and has been recognized with several awards, including The RIBA President’s Award for Research and a Stirling Prize nomination in 2018. The practice is currently involved in both research and design projects throughout Europe and North America.
“Waugh Thistleton Architects has used solid wood on a large scale. Their work is an example of how buildings can be dismantled, assembled and recycled,” says Jenni Reuter.
Architecture speaks: Kerstin Thompson
Wednesday 9 November 2022, 15:15–14:30 (UTC+2)
Kerstin Thompson is the rector of KTA and an assistant professor at RMIT and Monash universities. A committed design educator, he lectures regularly and runs studios in various schools in Australia and New Zealand. Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA) is a multi-award winning architecture firm founded by Kerstin Thompson in 1994 in Melbourne, Australia. The practice has established itself as a significant and innovative benchmark in Australian architecture and urban planning. KTA, known for its skillful design thinking, designs creative, meaningful and place-responsive architecture that seamlessly combines form, interior design and landscape, creating unified and attractive places. Clarity of approach and location sensitivity are the guiding principles of every project.
“Kerstin Thompson’s Bundanon Art Museum Bridge is an inspiring example of how a simple starting point can create a building where art, landscape and structures support each other,” says Jenni Reuter.
Architecture speaks: Sebastián Irarrázaval
Wednesday 7 December 2022, 15:15–14:30 (UTC+2)
Sebastian Irarrázaval is trained as an architect at the Universidad Católica de Chile and The Architectural Association in London. He teaches at the School of Architecture at the Catholic University of Chile. He has been a visiting professor at several universities, including MIT and IUAV. His works have been exhibited in various exhibitions and biennials and have been widely published in specialized magazines. He has received several accolades, including the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (2012), the RIBA International Prize (2016) and the RIBA International Fellowship (2018).
“In the works of the Chilean architect Sebastián Irarrázaval, rhythm, repetition and sense of materials create grounded and effortless architecture,” says Jenni Reuter.
Architecture speaks: Quintus Miller / Miller & Maranta
Wednesday 18 January 2023, 15:15–14:30 (UTC+2)
Quintus Miller was born in 1961 in Aarau, Switzerland. They studied architecture at ETH Zurich, graduating in 1987. From 1990 to 1994, they worked as design assistants at EPF Lausanne and ETH Zurich. Since 1994 they have had their own office Miller & Maranta with Paola Maranta in Basel. They have worked as Visiting Professor at EPF Lausanne in 2000-2001, Visiting Professor at the Accademia di Architettura of the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio in 2007-2008, Visiting Professor at the ETH Zurich in 2008-2010 and Full Professor of Architecture at the Accademia di Architettura of the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio since 2009. Quintus Miller was Member of the Urban Planning and Architecture Commission of the City of Lucerne (2004-2008) and the Fine Arts Commission of Riehen (2005-2010). They participated in the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Zurich from 2005 to 2017 and the Historic Preservation of the City of Basel since 2011. In 2013, they received the Prix Meret Oppenheim from the Swiss Federal Agency for Culture.
“Miller & Maranta belong to the Swiss architectural tradition, where the starting point is location and atmosphere. There has been no need to compromise on the quality of work or craftsmanship in the construction of the buildings,” says Jenni Reuter.
Architecture speaks: Carla Juaçaba
Wednesday 25 January 2023, 15:15 – 14:30 (UTC+2)
Since 2000, Carla Juaçaba has developed his independent architectural and research work in Rio de Janeiro. His office is currently involved in both cultural programs and private projects. After graduating, he worked at Atelier House, Rio Bonito House, Varanda House, Santa Teresa House and a few exhibition designs. He now lives in London, teaches at the Mendrisio Accademia in Switzerland and is currently a Ph.D. student at ETSAM-UPM-Madrid.
“Carla Juaçaba moves effortlessly between architecture, art and academia in her work,” says Jenni Reuter.
Architecture speaks: Pascal Flammer
Wednesday 8 February 2023, 15:15 – 14:30 (UTC+2)
Pascal Flammer lives and works in Zurich. He opened his office in 2005, and has been awarded the Swiss Art Award, the Weissenhof Architecture Award or the Best Family House Award, among others. He has taught at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, GSD at Harvard University, Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, ETH in Zurich, Princeton University School of Architecture and Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
“Pascal Flammer became known to me through his own house (House Flammer), a simple house where the roof and structures play the main role. The end result is minimalist but effortless,” says Jenni Reuter.
Source: Architecture Museum
Source: The Nordic Page