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Architectural Exhibitions + Lectures + Awards + Debates + Seminars + Shows in 2023

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Temple Bar Trust Events, London, England, UK

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us

Date: Monday 5 June 2023, 6.30pm

Lord Gus O’Donnell talks about life and work in Number 10

Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary, will bring Winston Churchill’s observation to life in his talk on Westminster’s corridors of power. Serving under the premierships of John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, Lord O’Donnell has an intimate knowledge of how Number 10 and the Palace of Westminster affect the machinations of our political masters.

The talk will be followed by a networking reception.

Gus O’Donnell was knighted in 2005 and appointed to the House of Lords in 2012. He is visiting Professor at LSE and UCL, a member of the Economist Trust, and Chair of the Behavioural Insights Team Advisory Board. Lord O’Donnell was Cabinet Secretary and Head of the British Civil Service from 2005-2011. Gus is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

For tickets register here: We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us

Future Temple Bar Talks

On Monday, 17 July

Peter Murray will be in conversation with Ben Derbyshire, Chair of HTA Design LLP and Past President of the RIBA about his book Home Truths.

On Monday, 11 September

Peter Murray will be chatting with Architect Reinier de Graaf, partner of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and co-founder of its think tank AMO, about his new book, ‘architect, verb’


Norman Foster Retrospective Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Dates: 10 May – 7 August 2023

Location: Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Salesforce Tower at Sydney Place by Norman Foster
photo : Brett Boardman

Norman Foster Retrospective Centre Pompidou

Architect Norman Foster said:

‘This exhibition traces the themes of sustainability and anticipating the future. The birth of the practice in the 1960’s coincided with the first signs of an awareness of the fragility of the planet. These were the green shoots of what would later be named The Green Movement.


Prague House Tours: Villa Müller, Vila Bilek, Loos Apartment & Gallery, Museum of Tower Blocks in Kladno and Villa Winternitz.

22 – 30 May 2023

Iconic Houses Conference and House Tours May 2023

Icons of Czech Avantgarde: Authenticity & Style Diversity

7th International Iconic Houses Conference in Prague

All who share a passion for 20th century residential masterpieces are invited to take part in the conference’s lectures, receptions and house tours!

In the Czech Republic, the Iconic Houses Network has no fewer than eleven wonderful modern member house museums. Immerse yourself in two keynotes, 16 short presentations and a rich program of 16 guided tours of residential masterpieces and hidden gems that are ready to welcome you.

22-26 May: Prague, Pilsen & Brno (open to all).

27-30 May: Post-Conference Field Trip Vienna & Ljubljana, open to Iconic Houses members and donors only.

Taken together, these talks and house tours offer a wonderful insight into the 20th-century development of the Czech house and the evolution from traditional vernacular architecture to the modernism of the International Style.

There is Adolf LoosVilla Müller in Prague, who was an important European pioneer of modern architecture and five interiors in Pilsen, also designed by Loos. And Villa Tugendhat in Brno, the masterpiece designed by celebrated German-American architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe is inscribed by Unesco on the World Heritage List since 2001. These unique homes will be the focus of the lectures and conference house tours.
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Vienna and Ljubljana House Tours: Villa Beer, Haus Dellacher, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Zentrum, Plečnik House exterior and interior.

About the Iconic Houses Network

ICONIC HOUSES is the international network connecting circa 180 architecturally significant houses and artists’ homes and studios from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museum.

The platform also focuses on advocacy, conservation, management, and cooperation. Executive Director and Founder is architectural historian Natascha Drabbe, based in The Netherlands. The International Advisory Board consists of house museum directors Iveta Černá (Villa Tugendhat), Justin Gunther (Director of Fallingwater), Anne Rowe (Heritage Director at Sunnylands Center & Gardens) and Katya Degrieck (Maison Lenglet). Explore around 180 iconic residential masterpieces around the world at


China Dialogues Book

Together with the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China we posted details of the presentation of a book by Vladimir Belogolovsky, that took place on 4 Sep 2022.

This online event was recorded and available for viewing at a later time.

The announcement link can be viewed here (in Chinese with an English translation feature):

China Dialogues architecture event

Blurb excerpts about the book by Vladimir Belogolovsky:

Li Xiangning: “With a refreshing query, engaging themes, and deep insights, Vladimir Belogolovsky’s dialogues with China’s cutting-edge architects investigate and illustrate a vivid scene of contemporary Chinese architecture.”

Kenneth Frampton: “…Each conversation is an extraordinary testimony to the energy of an undeniable renaissance, in which these talented and highly cultivated architects are engaged in the common project of creating a civic culture for a new society…”

Steven Holl: “…China Dialogues tirelessly presents the Chinese architects who have embodied new freedom and promise…”

Jean-Louis Cohen: “…Belogolovsky lifts the veil on a prolific new generation of designers, who have in common a highly intellectualized and conceptual understanding of architecture…”

Juhani Pallasmaa: “…Belogolovsky shares his deep personal knowledge of current Chinese architecture and the leading individual designers, as well as their thinking and intentions…”

Aaron Betsky: “…This book assembles some of the very best practices not just in Asia, but in the world, displaying their work with photographs of great depth while letting the designers tell us about their sources, dreams, and aspirations…”

Luis Fernández-Galiano: “In China Dialogues Vladimir Belogolovsky charts a panorama of Chinese architecture through the words of its main players. He draws his ‘landscape with figures’ with excellent prose, deep understanding, and outspoken wit…”

Cui Kai: “Belogolovsky’s book gathers an inquisitive collection of thoughts from outstanding Chinese architects; it is a critical documentation of the author’s in-depth conversations about the past, the future, and the current moment of our architecture.”

Vladimir Belogolovsky

Curatorial Project
48-15 11h Street, 4A
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel. 718.415.9646


Future Of Cities Conversations Series, Madrid, Spain – international

The Norman Foster Foundation Presents The ‘Future Of Cities’ Conversations Series

In the face of crises like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, effective and positive change in cities is an imperative condition to optimising public health, social equity and environmental sustainability for urban centres and the rest of the world.

Norman Foster Foundation Future Of Cities Conversations


Architecture as a New Geography

Bank of Georgia (Formerly Ministry of Highways): Pushing the Boundaries

A Discussion with Odile Decq and Jean-Louis Cohen


Architecture as a New Geography event 2022

Online architectural discussion:

Architecture as a New Geography

with Odile Decq and Jean-Louis Cohen.

Vladimir Belogolovsky will moderate the discussion together with Niko Lekveishvili, the founder of Tbilisi-based TIMM Architects. We will discuss a remarkable building, the Bank of Georgia HQ (formerly the Ministry of Highways).

Built in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1975, the building is one of the most iconic modernist structures in the former USSR. We will use it as a springboard to address the roles of megastructures, politics in architecture, conflicts between clients, architects, and the public, current trends, site/landscape, daring buildings versus nostalgia, and place of the public realm in contemporary architecture. Listeners will have a chance to ask questions. There will be live audiences in Tbilisi and Paris, and individual listeners around the world.

Intercontinental Curatorial Project
48-15 11h Street, 4A, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
Tel. 718.415.9646



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University of Rochester Wegmans Hall, NY, USA by KVA Architectural Events
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