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Johnston Marklee

International Architects Series


Monday 17 October 2016
6.30 — 8pm

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Johnston Marklee, Vault House, Oxnard, CA, 2013

© Eric Staudenmaier

The RA welcomes Californian architects Johnston Marklee to talk about their work, which combines geometrical complexity with a calmness and efficiency in form and material.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee are among the leading figures in a new generation of Los Angeles architects. Ranging from the private houses for which they are best known, to cultural projects such as the ongoing Drawing Institute at the Menil Collection in Houston (a commission won against a star-studded in field), Johnston Marklee‘s buildings stand apart for their calmness, distilling the complexity of brief or site into a coherent formal purity.

At their recent beach-front Vault House in Oxnard, California, Johnston Marklee’s approach plays out in a formally complex yet efficient composition: “With varied contours and volumes, each vaulted room defines an area or a function in the house. The combined effect is a varied landscape of interior spaces, unified with a singular formal language.”

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Monday 17 October 2016

6.30 — 8pm

Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1

£12, £6 concessions. Includes panel discussion and drinks.