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My House, My Practice - The Complete Autumn Lecture series

1a Lady Margaret Road by Richard Burton
Photograph © Historic England, James O Davies

My House, My Practice – architects talk about houses they designed for themselves in the context of their work.

The Complete Lecture Series  29 October 2015 - 3 December 2015 

The post war years saw more architects designing their own houses than at any other period in history. The resulting houses, often acting as a manifesto as well as a home, can inform us about the link between the individuals and their architectural practices. In this novel lecture series, we range across the past 50 years, with distinguished architects Edward Cullinan and Richard Burton, through to Bill Dunster’s statement about sustainability predating his BedZED scheme, and one of the most publicized manifesto houses of recent years, the home of Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till, next to the railway tracks out of King’s Cross. Chronologically, we finish with two very recent houses, one in London and one in Edinburgh, both by architects with high reputations. (Photograph of Burton house © Historic England, James O Davies)

Thursday 29 October - Edward Cullinan (Cullinan Studio) –Camden Mews, 1964

Thursday 5 November - Sarah Wigglesworth (Sarah Wigglesworth Architects) – Stock Orchard Street, Islington, 2001

Thursday 12 November - Deborah Saunt (DSDHA) – Covert House, Clapham Old Town, 2014

Thursday 19 November - Bill Dunster (ZEDfactory)– Hope House, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1995

Thursday 26 November - Richard Murphy (Richard Murphy Architects) – Murphy House in Hart Street, Edinburgh, 2014

Thursday 3 December - Richard Burton – Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town, 1986

Supported by ACE Cultural Tours, the Association of Cultural Exchange.

The lectures take place at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EJ, at 6.30pm.
Cost for Whole Lecture Series - Members £37, non-members £50, students £25, including a glass of wine.
(Individual lectures are bookable separately - please see website) 




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