Soft Architecture: is being finished finished?
M 25 Feb 2019 | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture
SOFT ARCHITECTURE: IS BEING FINISHED FINISHED? We’ve been taught to mow a lawn around buildings so they don’t need changing. But is being finished finished?
JEREMY SMITH is partner and design director at Irving Smith Architects, a research based design practice working in sensitive environments throughout New Zealand and abroad. Irving Smith demonstrates an ongoing commitment to innovative, sustainable, and research based design. Irving Smith’s work strikes a continual dialogue between building and context, developing an understanding of how buildings inhabit an environment that constantly undergoes change, in city or rural landscapes, with work sensitive to environmental sustainability and community understanding. Irving Smith develops subtle and well-articulated works that are varied in type and scale, contemporary responses to time and place.
RESOURCES A selection of readings related to the lecture are available at the links below.
Unfinished Landscapes, Doctoral thesis abstract and introduction, by Jeremy Smith (2018)
An essential tension: the changing space between practice and academia, Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference Sydney, by Chris Barton, Jeremy Smith, Kathy Waghorn (2018)