RIAS Bookshop LATES... with Christopher Platt

RIAS Bookshop LATES... with Christopher Platt

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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

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An evening with editor Christopher Platt talking about his new book 'Architects On Dwell' at the RIAS Bookshop.

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Join us at the RIAS Bookshop for a wonderful BookshopLates... evening with writer, editor, architect and co-founder of Glasgow-based firm Studio KAP , Professor Christopher Platt. He'll be talking about his book 'Architects On Dwelling' and there will be an opportunity to talk to him afterwards and have your copy of his book signed.

Event time: 6.00pm

Date: Wednesday 31st August

Venue: RIAS Bookshop, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE

Tickets: FREE

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Book synopsis:

The places we live in profoundly matter to our well-being: eight architects write about how this influences their design process for homes.

While most books on architecture focus on the architectural outcome itself, Architects on Dwelling takes a close look at how that outcome is created. To design any kind of dwelling, architects draw on both their reservoir of ideas as well as their own experiences as fellow inhabitants of such structures. This book explores how architects design the places we inhabit and how those places in turn inform the manner in which we live, in ways beyond lifestyle and personal taste. Through contributions by Stephen Hoey, Henry McKeown & Ian Alexander, James Mitchell, Stacey Philips, Christopher Platt, Adrian Stewart, and Miranda Webster—most of whom are Scotland-based practitioners as well as teachers in The Glasgow School of Art—it reveals the unique values and qualities that inform their design processes. In their essays, they focus mostly on one exemplary building, explaining how and why they design the way they do. Dick van Gameren, Simon Henley, and Graeme Hutton, distinguished experts and themselves architect-educators, place this work within an international context and provide insightful comment about what these design approaches inform us about contemporary design in Scotland. Complemented with a wide range of images, these essays both illuminate the architects’ motivations and inspirations and celebrate their featured works.

Taken as a whole, Architects on Dwelling reminds us how profoundly the place we live in matters to our well-being, and of the social responsibility architects have in creating the built environment in general and dwellings in particular.

Contributions by Simon Henley, Stephen Hoey, Graeme Hutton, Henry McKeown & Ian Alexander, James Mitchell, Stacey Philips, Christopher Platt, Adrian Stewart, Dick van Gameren, and Miranda Webster.

Christopher Platt is an architect and co-founder of Glasgow-based firm Studio KAP. He is also Chair of Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.

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