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LSBU Architecture Open Lecture series - James Soane
Thu 10 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:30 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.
November lecture: James Soane, Project Orange
Project Orange was set up by Christopher Ash and James Soane in 1997, with a view to becoming a provocative and open research-led practice that like to push themselves into new areas with people they like. They have a studio in London, but working in Russia, India, Germany and Ireland. Their belief is that their varied approach to architecture is underpinned by sound technical logic, common sense, and a spatial intelligence. A successful project needs a successful idea, and the team works hard to generate narratives that are accessible to clients, which means they are more likely to understand the whole process. Project Orange is a studio of 15 architects and designers who do everything (no admin staff; not very interested in hierarchy). This means the practice is hands on, designing, drawing, negotiating, sharing ideas as well as billing, learning, and making coffee – and taking the environment seriously to work with their partners to ensure a light footprint. Every two years the practice publishes PO Box – a ‘zine’ where they disseminate our thoughts to the wider world. Right now James is the Director of Critical Practice at the London School of Architecture which is an exciting new educational model.
[RIBA Award Winner 2010, 2011, and 2013; Civic Trust Award 2011; Sheffield Design Awards Best Building 2012]