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LSBU Architecture Open Lecture series - Carl Turner
Thu 24 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
The LSBU Open Lecture series is an opportunity for everyone interested in architecture to attend a series of free lectures given by a range of architects involved with projects (built and unbuilt) of many different types and scales, and executed over the last 5-50 years. The intention is to invite a diverse range of architects to the school, and let them talk freely about their work, influences, and motivations.
All lectures will be in the Keyworth Centre Events Theatre; doors open 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
About the speaker
Carl is founding director of Carl Turner Architects and co-founder of Pop Brixton, Peckham Levels, and Social Enterprise Make Shift. CTA is a multi disciplinary general practice founded by LSBU alumnus Carl Turner in 2006, and working across a range of project scales and typologies, from furniture and interior design, bespoke one-off houses, through to larger urban design/regeneration projects, innovative work space solutions, and cultural and arts projects.
The practice see itself as ‘thinkers and makers’, and have acted as contractors and developers from time to time. This gives the practice a unique viewpoint and what they believe to be a very unusual skill set.
CTA has developed a particular specialism in temporary or ‘meanwhile’ regeneration projects with their Pop Brixton workspace campus - and Peckham Levels, the conversion of a 1980’s multi-storey car park in Peckham to artist’s studios, co-working and maker spaces along with public and events spaces. The practice’s work ranges from the design of a garden studio for an artist in London, through to a 100,000 sq ft drama and arts academy for Mountview Academy in Peckham, containing two public theatres. CTA are working with both Southwark and Lambeth Councils on workspaces and housing, along with public realm design - and with several large landowners across the UK on feasibilities for sizeable mixed meanwhile uses of sites. CTA currently has a new house going through planning in Brighton for a local developer, and are working with the head of a luxury fashion house on the complete overhaul of their west London home.
[RIBA Manser Medal winner for the Slip House, Brixton]