Store Street: Sir Peter Cook presents - Inspirations from the East


Featuring CJ Lim + Shin Egashira
From Sir Peter Cook
“Two men, both teaching and designing in London.Both definitive. Both inimitable. They came from the East many years ago. They came desiring to absorb the architectural culture of London...and what happened?”

“They stayed, becoming more and more adventurous in their work and more and more legendary amongst the young architects who were and are their students, making the London architectural scene richer in the process. We are very lucky to have them still teaching and doing — CJ Lim (from Ipoh in Malaysia) at the Bartlett and Shin Egashira (Tokyo) at the AA.”

“If Lim´s dexterous inventions, exploding from being flat drawings, to drawings that fragment and (physically) leap out of the page are at last winning competitions for real buildings, we hold our breath hoping that he will still find time to teach. If Shin´s extraordinary physical weaving and strutting and mastery of three-dimensional space - exploding vertebrae that make us all feel that we could and should invent something in our back gardens - but bow to the man's sheer imagination - is nothing less than inspirational...then we have to come along to Store Street on Monday November 10 to find out just why they stay in London! What makes them tick? And what have they to say to each other?”

Bookings for this event have now closed. Please phone 0207 692 4000 if you would like to attend

Store Street is supported by DSDHA, Fletcher Priest Architects, HOK, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Marks Barfield Architects, Michael Gallie & Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Stanton Williams and Wilkinson Eyre.