Post Brutalism


© Eurban

19
Sep
2013
 
XX
XX
AM

Alun Jones - Principal, Dow Jones Architect
Patrick Lynch - Principal, Lynch Architects
Hugh Strange - Principal, Hugh Strange Architects
Peter Wilson - Director of the Wood Studio at Napier University

Timber specialists, Eurban invite you to join them for 'Post Brutalism' - an exciting morning of discussion addressing the fundamental role of structure and materials in contemporary architectural practice.

When Le Corbusier coined the term 'béton brut' to describe the timber shuttered concrete that he used for many of his post-war buildings, he also defined a construction approach and aesthetic in Modern Architecture.

New Brutalism - an architectural style with British origins, took its name from 'béton brut’ but went further than concrete in that its underlying proposition was a reverence for materials of the natural and built world - an acceptance of the affinity between people and buildings.

60 years later and Britain finds itself at the forefront of another emerging style - however this time the ethic is sustainability and the raw material timber.

This seminar seeks to further our understanding of this new development - Post Brutalism, by considering the work of a number of contemporary British architects in relation to that of the Smithsons, Womersley and others.

An exceptional line-up of Architects will reflect on Brutalism and present their work and their thoughts about the architectural expression of solid timber buildings.

Free to attend. Booking essential