22 October 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lasdun Room, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
The intention of this lecture is to show both how the issue of contextualism has been sabotaged in various ways over the course of history and how architects around the world have responded to emphasise the uniqueness of each place.
Today, the need for a responsible, sensitive and sometimes poetic contextualism is quite essential. We cannot let globalisation and the obsession with green technology result in the making of building where there is no 'there' there.
James Kruhly is a graduate cum laude with distinction in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and has a Master of Architecture from Yale University. He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Temple, Southern California, and San Diego. He is a member of L'Ordre des Architectes, France.
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