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International Architects Series: podcast round-up

Published 1 October 2017

The International Architects Series aims to provide a regular London platform for some of the most innovative architects practicing around the world today.

  • These events feature hour-long lectures by renowned architects introducing recent work and explaining the rationale of their practice. The lectures are followed by questions from the audience, encouraging participation in the discussion and challenging the architects.

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    John Wardle

    John Wardle, one of Australia’s leading architects, explores the ways his buildings weave together landscape, history, memory and materials.

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    Heneghan Peng

    Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects discuss the ideas behind the works that have won them recognition across the world, including the Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre and the just-completed Palestinian Museum.

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    Johnston Marklee

    Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee’s buildings stand apart for their calmness, distilling the complexity of brief or site into a coherent formal purity. The pair are among the leading figures in a new generation of Los Angeles architects.

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    Christ & Gantenbein

    Christ & Gantenbein, designers of the recently opened Kunstmuseum in Basel and the extension to the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, come to the RA to discuss their acclaimed work.

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    Vo Trong Nghia

    The Vietnamese practice Vo Trong Nghia aim to create a green architecture for today’s world, integrating inexpensive, local materials with contemporary aesthetics and a high level of social and ecological awareness.

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    Hollwich Kushner / HWKN

    Hollwich Kushner put people at the centre of their projects to create innovative social experiences through the exploration of new functional programmes and building typologies.

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    Izaskun Chinchilla

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, Chinchilla leads a discussion on how architectural design practices and urban planning can better suit women.

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    Aires Mateus

    The Portuguese architects talk about their calm approach to architecture, which has gained international recognition for their delicate contemporary reinterpretation of their country’s architectural tradition.

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    Gramazio Kohler

    Matthias Kohler discuss the work of his practice and his work combining architectural design with robotic technology and innovative material research.