We're almost a week into December, and reminders are all around that the year is coming to an end, but the architectural calendar is far from being finished. This week's events include the opening of the Gingerbread City, and talks on the future of design in our city.
The recent announcements of plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street has brought the discussion of the public realm into the everyday conversations of the general public. This PechaKucha event will include an incredible line-up of industry professionals, including AECOM's director, Eric Hallquist; Dr Phil Askew, Director Landscape & Placemaking, Peabody; and Sam Monck, Head of Oxford Street Transformation, Westminster City Council & Transport for London among others.
Returning after its huge success last year, the Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City will open up its doors to the hard work of this year's contributors, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Assael, and Foster & Partners to name just a few.
This walking tour will delve into the varied mix of residential, retail, and commercial buildings in the historical Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury neighbourhoods. Original a hotbed of academic, medical and artistic institutions, this tour will cover the new developments in this rich, diverse context.
This talk from the founding Director of communication design practice Thomas Matthews, Sophie Tomas, is part of JumptheGap. The talk will focus on a circular economy and processes within design.
As the AA XX 100 series comes to an end, architect Samaneh Moafi and geographer Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia discuss how women adapt their homes in situations spanning the globe; from social housing regimes in Brazil, to conditions in Iran.
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