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Design for Living: The C20 house - The architect and the client

Design for Living: The C20 house - The architect and the client

Lecture by Piers Gough

Wednesday 6th December - Doors open at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

The C20 autumn lecture series looks at what makes the C20 house so special, so different from what came before, to celebrate the publication in September of 100 Houses 100 Years, to which all the speakers contributed. The lectures will explore how the design of the C20 house was affected by changes in the outside world, building and domestic technology and living patterns. In addition, we will hear about the trends in housing at the end of the century and the relationship between architect and client. Lectures will be held on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm  from 2 November to  November 30th and the last lecture on Wednesday 6th December at the Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

Piers Gough will talk about the relationship between architect and client, with particular reference to his house for Janet Street-Porter, which features in the book. How does the process work, how much influence does the client have, how do you persuade them to accept what  you think is right - and how do you stay on speaking terms until the end?
Piers Gough is an architect, writer and founding partner of CZWG. The work of CZWG also features in a new book on Postmodernism by Geraint Franklin and Elain Harwood, which will be co-published by C20 Society on 7 November and will also be on sale at the lecture.

Members £37.00  Non Members  

100 Houses 100 Years is published by Batsford at £25 and will be available at a special discount at the lecture series. There will also be other publications available but we are only able to take cash on the evening.

Members £8.00 Non Members £10.00 Students £5.00  (glass of wine included in price)

The lecture series can also be booked as a complete series

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