Tuesday, 4 May 2010

RIBA Talks at 66 Portland Place

Yes is More
Bjarke Ingels

Tuesday 1 June, 18.30
Bjarke Ingels' Copenhagen based practice, BIG,looks for big solutions to create ecologically sustainable design. The practice is currently exploring ways to reinterpret the high-rise, in collaboration with solar heat innovators
Transsolar, after winning the competition to design the headquarters for Shenzhen Energy Company. In this lecture, Bjarke details the practice's bold and often epic proposals that reflect their desire to incorporate architectural biomimicry and positive energy.

The Triumph of the Pedestrian City
Terry Farrell and Edward Jones

Tuesday 15 June, 18.30
Is London pedestrian friendly? Are London architects and planners embracing walking as part of a sustainable future? Sir Terry Farrell, of Farrells and Edward Jones, of Dixon Jones will discuss their current pedestrian schemes, with a focus on long-term aspirations for a walkable city and obstacles to its achievement.

(Having programmed the above, I am likely to say that they will be informative, insightful talks that will get you thinking about London and sustainability in new ways. The good news is that the talks will be information, insightful..I'll stop.
Purchase tickets at architecture.com/programmes.)

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