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Leplastrier and Stutchbury Lecture + Master Class
Peter Stutchbury / Richard Leplastrier : Talks + European Master Class 2011
4 Mar 2011
Leplastrier and Stutchbury Lecture
Lecture at RIBA 66 Portland Place London
24 May 6.30pm
Lecture Architectural Association of Ireland Arts Building Trinity College Dublin
26 May 7pm
European Irish Master Class Glencree Co Wicklow Ireland
with Leplastrier Stutchbury and Juhani Pallasmaa
29 May – 4 Jun 2011
European Irish Master Class
Lecture Title : ‘Architecture : At the Edge of Divergence.’
an-tip-o-des n.pl. those living on the opposite side of the globe [Gk. Anti, against; pous, foot]. (to dig with the opposite foot?) – anything diametrically opposed to anything else.
The architecture of the Asia Pacific Antipodes may be a counter-proposition to the mainstream architecture of the developed world. In order to understand ones self, it is illuminating to attempt to understand the opposite, and it is for this reason that the architecture, particularly of Australia, attracts international interest.
A benign climate in many parts facilitates dissolution of the boundary between inside and out, manifest architecturally in walls that slide completely away, corners that fold out and, even, roofs that open to the sky – buildings that can be sailed like a yacht. Thus setting up an immediacy between architecture and place, users and climate, that is ‘news’ to many from other parts of the globe and is timely, now, in the contemporary global challenge to reduce resource consumption by the human species on planet Earth. Lindsay Johnson, Convenor of the Architecture Foundation Australia.
Australian Architects Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury will reflect upon the wisdom that can be learned from our lands, and from our elders, and how they each have explored, through their own architecture, the divergent paths that lie ahead.
Richard Leplastrier is little known internationally and is almost a recluse – but an outstanding teacher and architect. He is a Gold Medallist of the Australian Institute of Architects, and received the Finnish 2004 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award for his outstanding small wooden buildings, an award which has also been won by Renzo Piano, Kengo Kuma, Peter Zumthor and José Cruz Ovalle.
Richard also received the 2009 Dreyer Foundation Award in Denmark made to an architect “who has made an outstanding contribution to architectural thinking and to society”, and he has recently been made a 2009 Honorary Fellow of the US AIA. He worked with Kenzo Tange in Japan and with Jrn Utzon at the time of the Sydney Opera House. He is close friend and contemporary of Glenn Murcutt.
Peter Stutchbury is in many ways a protégé of Richard, and he has been a winner of numerous Australian Institute of Architects Awards and published internationally in GA Houses, Abitare, etc.. He won the 2008 International Living Steel Competition for extreme housing in Cherepovets in Russia, he has held the Catedra (Chair) Luis Barragan Mexico, was a guest tutor at the 2010 Ghost Studio in Nova Scotia, and has recently completed houses in Vanuatu and Japan.
Richard’s architecture is exquisitely crafted, very understated, ephemeral, yet radical in its conceptualisation. He challenges the norms of habitation and asks the question “how little can we build?” Peter has learned from Richard, and Glenn Murcutt, and has produced an impressive body of work, also finely crafted, which pushes the edge of contemporary practice in a language distinctly of the ‘Antipodes’. Both Richard and Peter are principal tutors on the annual Glenn Murcutt International Master Class in Australia.
Portraits – Lindsay Johnston
Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury lecture images / information from Lindsay Johnston
Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class
The two week residential design studio program is led by Glenn Murcutt with other tutors including Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury, Brit Andresen and, Master Class Convener, Lindsay Johnston. A major feature each year has been the insights contributed by Aboriginal Elder ‘Uncle’ Max Dulumunmun Harrison.Since its inception, participants from 46 nations have attended the program. Participants are primarily, now, practising architects – older and younger – with some professors, academics, recent graduates and a few senior students.
Richard Leplastrier is a seminal figure in Australian architecture and is considered as one of the great teachers. He worked with Kenzo Tange and with Jrn Utzon at the time of the Sydney Opera House and his body of work has been acclaimed with the award of the 2009 Dreyers Foundation Prize of Honour in Denmark and, in 2004, he was the awarded the ‘Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture’ Award in Finland, also awarded to Renzo Piano, Kengo Kuma, Peter Zumthor and Josruz Ovalle. He is also a Gold Medallist of the Australian Institute of Architects 1999.
Peter Stutchbury is a leading practitioner in Australia with a significant body of outstanding innovative built projects that have been awarded nationally and published internationally. He was winner of the 2008 International Iron and Steel Institute ‘Living Steel’ Competition for extreme climate housing in Cherepovets, Russia and held the 2008 Catedra Luis Barragan Mexico, a Chair previously held by Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw, Peter Zumthor and Glenn Murcutt.
Lindsay Johnston is former Dean of Architecture and Design at the University of Newcastle, Australia, with a particular expertise in environmentally responsive design and some of his built projects have been awarded and published internationally.
Contact Lindsay Johnston (Convener) at [email protected]
Architecture Foundation Australia
PO Box 90, Brooklyn, NSW 2083, Australia
Under The Edge : The Architecture of Peter Stutchbury
The architecture of the Edge, architecture of the Asia Pacific Antipodes, may be a counter-proposition to the mainstream architecture of the developed world. In order to understand one’s self, it is illuminating to attempt to understand the opposite, and it is for this reason that the architecture, particularly of Australia, the biggest land-mass in the Antipodes, now attracts international interest.
Location: 66 Portland Place, London, England, UK & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
AIA Gold Medal 2009 Winner
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