Architecture Talks

Architecture Talks

Spring Architecture Talk 2014 


Rundeskogen, Stavanger, Norway
Helen & Hard Architects, dRMM Architects

Photo - Alex de Rijke

Architect of the Year 2014
Alex de Rijke

Building on last year's very successful Talk by Alison Brookes, RIBA East, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, is thrilled to be able to invite you to join us for a glass of wine and listen to Alex de Rijke, architect of the year 2014, who will give an early-evening public talk in Cambridge on 7 May. His illustrated talk, 'dRMM - Recent Projects' will focus on new work, the relationship between design concept and advancements in construction, in particular using timber.

Professor de Rijke has taught widely, including at the Architectural Association and Royal College of Art. He is active as occasional critic, lecturer, architecture design advisor and photographer. He is Dean of Architecture at the RCA. De Rijke is also founding member of dRMM Architects, which is renowned for creating architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful. The practice's work is underpinned by use of standardised, cost-effective materials and building methods to make innovative architecture. Examples of their work include dRMM's research for the 2012 Venice Biennale on the floating architecture of the Netherlands, which resulted in design proposals for London's Royal Docks.

This talk is open to anyone interested in building design and exploring how architects can create better buildings and stronger communities, whilst making better use of the world's resources.

De Rijke has been described as an architect with a lightness of touch which is joyful, flamboyant and unique. We're thrilled to have him come to Cambridge and speak to us.

Tickets are available at £12.00 (inc VAT). Concessions are available.
Advance booking essential.
Book online

For further details please contact Delyth Turner-Harriss at, tel. 01223 566285.

Alex de Rijke: dRMM - Recent Projects

Wednesday 7 May 2014, 6pm reception, talk 6.30-7.30pm

Venue: Cambridge University, Engineering Dept, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Travel details:










Top of page