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Come and join us at Maggie’s Oxford for a range of fascinating talks from Clare Flynn, David Freeman, Dan Snow, Caspar Henderson, George Clarke and Charlie Luxton. All talks will end with a question and answer session.
£20 per talk. All tickets include a glass of wine and nibbles.
Clare Flynn – Wednesday 16th May, 7.30pm
Come and hear Clare Flynn, author of ‘A Greater World’, ‘The Chalky Sea’ and many others. Her books deal with displacement – both physical and emotional and have a strong sense of time and place. They draw on her extensive travels and experience of living in many different places.
David Freeman – Thursday 5th July, 7.30pm
David Freeman demonstrates how the music business started in Victorian times.
This event is all about how sound waves were first captured on fragile spinning wax cylinders and how this beautiful simple technology evolved into 78 discs and then into 45 rpm vinyl singles and the much loved 33rpm LP.
David will bring along his Edison Phonograph and original cylinders and from that starting point he will explore the entrancing world of analogue sound.
David Freeman is an ex-science teacher who became a broadcaster. He has a passion for music and how it has been recorded and reproduced over the years.
Dan Snow – Thursday 13th September, 7.30pm
Dan Snow is a presenter and popular historian. He has presented programmes like ‘1066: A Year to Conquer England’ and ‘The Vikings Uncovered’. He has a history slot on ‘The One Show’ and hosts the podcast ‘Dan Snow’s History Hit’. Dan has also written several books on history, several in partnership with his father, Peter Snow.
Caspar Henderson – Tuesday 18th September, 7.30pm
Caspar Henderson is a writer and journalist. His is the author of‘The Book of Barely Imagined Beings’ and ‘A New Map of Wonders – explorations of science, beauty and wonder in times of rapid change’.
George Clarke – Tuesday 30th October, 7.30pm
George Clarke is an architect, TV presenter and Creative Director of architectural practice George Clarke Partners. He is best known for presenting ‘The Home Show’, ‘The Restoration Man’ and ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’. George has also written several books to accompany his shows.
George enjoys lecturing and is passionate about the way architecture can transform our everyday lives; his aim is to make architecture popular and accessible to everyone.
George is also an ambassador for Maggie’s.
Charlie Luxton – Thursday 8th November, 7.30pm
Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer who combines his design work with writing and presenting TV programmes. He is best known for ‘Treehouses’, ‘Our Homes and Property’ and ‘Build a New Life in the Country’. He is also a regular designer on ‘DIY: SOS’, and wrote ‘Restored to Glory’ back in 2005.
Charlie is particularly passionate about the environment and communicating his enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design.
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May 16 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm - November 7 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm
4oct2:00 pm- 4:30 pmIS OFF-SITE THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION?Current technological advancements have the potential to strip pre-fabrication of its ‘cheap image’ and overcome historic prejudices. This seminar will provide you with an overview of current tendencies in off-site construction, and discuss its future as an important cornerstone of contemporary, efficient and sustainable design strategies for architects.Birmingham
This seminar will
This seminar will guide you through the historic context of pre-fabrication, give an overview of the current state of off-site construction and introduce several possible future tendencies of pre-manufacturing in architecture. By attending this seminar, you will be provided with a comprehensive summary, discuss pros and cons and highlight both pitfalls and benefits of a future with offsite construction in architecture.
This comprehensive session will cover:
- An introduction to the history of off-site construction: in the UK and abroad, from the time of explorers until the prefab utopias of the post-war era
- Common prejudices and scepticism about pre-fabrication and how to deal with them
- Sustainability, efficiency and identity: possibilities of customisation, integration of context and client involvement
- When to stop designing? Application of digital design and manufacturing techniques on small scale collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, as well as research in practice
- Quality control: the benefits of off-site construction, manufacturer’s expertise and specifications
- How much control can you give away? Risks of standardisation versus creativity
- Future prospects of prefabrication in architecture: scale, materials and construction methods
Speakers will explain these topics by presenting historic case studies, recent practice experiences and possible future trends. The latter two will be a collection of projects from various practises and researchers actively engaging with the seminar’s topic. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and share experiences.
Markus Seifermann, ÜberRaum Architects
Before co-founding ÜberRaum Architects, Markus delivered several high-profile buildings for world-renowned practices in Toronto, Stuttgart and London. At ÜberRaum, he has led a variety of projects from concept to completion. As a director, he enjoys a collaborative working method and the positive results this process embodies.
Markus gained his professional qualifications at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany and at UCL in London. He comes from an architectural and social background, where self-build and off-site construction is part of the cultural convention. His design approach is enriched through his love of film and the cinematic, which results in exciting architectural proposals that are dynamic and atmospheric.
Andreas Körner, ÜberRaum Architects
Andreas Körner is part of the team at ÜberRaum Architects, previously working in a practice in Austria before moving to the UK. Andreas teaches as an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University where he focusses on digital design and manufacturing techniques. After studying at Technical University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, he graduated from the Bartlett.
He received the Max Fordham Environmental Design prize for his thesis and design projects on environmentally informed building envelopes. He is actively engaging in research about design methodologies and environmental presenting his findings at conferences and through lectures, as well as being involved in multiple international research groups.
- RIBA/CIAT members £65 VAT
- Non-RIBA members £92 VAT
- RIBA student members £15 VAT
Other booking options
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Core Curriculum topics
1. Design, construction and technology
2. Procurement and contracts
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(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Suite 7, Fazeley Studios, Birmingham
The high pace of technology,
The high pace of technology, particularly after the long wave of industrialization and artificial intelligence, has altered the way we see the universe. The human contribution to almost every field became passé, and now it is more about the synergy between the human and the technology. The conference represents and analyzes Parallelism as a way to understand and reveal the mechanism behind the interaction between Architecture, Environment and Computing techniques.
This conference unveils the new trends of architectural technologies and computational thinking that can adapt and improve finding a complex digital fabrication, augmented reality, and intelligent environment.
The conference represents an important forum for computational and digital architecture research that reconciles parallelism in different architectural and computing discourses. It also provokes discussion in state-of-the-art themes and topics, such as high performance computing, big data, advanced systems and interfaces, ubiquitous computing, as well as advanced fabrication technologies and tectonics. The conference also includes within its scope a number of workshops and technical sessions.
The second version of the PACT Conference is to be organized by the University of East London (UEL) in collaboration with the International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK)institution. The research, that is the main part of the debate, is to be contributed with and discussed over a number of sessions that are introduced and initiated with keynote lectures. The lectures are to be given by well-known speakers and continued by the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the researchers themselves.
15 (Monday) 9:00 am - 17 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm
Urban Regeneration is the Rehabilitation of land
Urban Regeneration is the Rehabilitation of land areas that are subject to high-density Urban Land use. It is a strategy that aims to transform and renovate areas to be upgraded in Housing, Public and Private Buildings, Infrastructure, and Services. This entire process is an effective way to improve urban performance by targeting areas with a high incidence of poverty, pollution, and congestion, leading to a complete Economic and Regional Development of the area.
Urban Regeneration Program is only proven to be successful when sustained. This program largely impacted many Urban Landscapes and Affected The History and Demographics of Cities Around the World. As a result of its successes, Urban Regeneration is now known as the attempt to reverse declining cities by improving physical structures through new urbanization models and more importantly, enhancing the economy of those cities.
15 (Monday) 9:00 am - 17 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm
University of East London
Docklands Campus University Way London E16 2RD