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Lecture Double Bill: Peter Cook & Takaharu Tezuka

18:30 - 20:30 23 May 2013

Location: The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL,  Royal Ear Hospital, Ground Floor, Capper Street (corner of Huntley Street), London, WC1E 6AP

Fuji Kingergarten Mr Kido

The first lecture, 20 Ideas in 30 Minutes, will be given by Sir Peter Cook.

Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London (the ICA) and The Bartlett School of Architecture has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century. His ongoing contribution to architectural innovation was most recently recognised via the conferral of an honorary doctorate in April 2010, by the University of Lund, Sweden. Peter’s achievements with radical experimentalist group Archigram have been the subject of numerous publications and public exhibitions and were recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2004, when members of the group were awarded the RIBA’s highest award, the Royal Gold Medal. Read more >>


The second lecture by Takaharu Tezuka (Tezuka Architects) is titled Nostalgic Future.

The Tokyo firm Tezuka Architects, headed by Takaharu and Yui Tezuka, is enjoying an increasingly international reputation for its refined blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese aesthetics, developing solutions which seem refreshingly unconventional while remaining anchored in the scale and needs of everyday life. Their buildings call to mind centuries-old Japanese architectural tradition, which is absorbed into present day developments in design and construction technologies. Large public buildings such as the Fuji kindergarten (pictured) and the Natural History Museum in Matsunoyama demonstrate the popularity of this synthesis.

Takaharu Tezuka is a professor at the Tokyo City University and has also been an associate professor at the Musashi Institute of Technology, as well as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

This Lecture Double Bill is open to all. Tickets are not required, but places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supported by the Fletcher Priest Architects Trust.  

Image: Fuji kingergarten by Tezuka Architects.