• Tuesday , 12 November 2019

October Lectures – Cork



Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor – Lecture 13th October

13th October,
from 19:00,
at  St John’s College, Cork.
Free Event.

Johan Celsing is the lead architect and principal of Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor. Celsing was born in Stockholm where he is professor of Advanced Design at the School of Architecture at the Royal institute of Technology. He has been invited as critic and lecturer to numerous international universities and architecture schools such as London Met, Madrid ETSAM, Harvard GSD, Lima Univ. Catolica, Academ. Mendrisio.

The University College of Teachers 2001 in Stockholm, Millesgården Art Gallery 1999, the Museum of Sketches 2004, the Bonnier Building and Art Gallery 2006, the Church at Årsta 2011 and the Crematorium at the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm 2013 have established Celsing as an architect of international renown for his design sensibility, acute visual awareness and as an architect of timeless well crafted buildings.

The practice has been nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award on several occasions and has been the recipient of the Swedish Kasper Salin Award, Sweden’s premier award in architecture.

GKMP Architects – Lecture 28th October


28th October,
from 19:00,
at CCAE, Copley Street, Cork.
Free Event.

Grace Keeley and Michael Pike established GKMP Architects in Barcelona in 2003 before relocating to Dublin in 2004.  The practice is principally engaged in the design of domestic and public space. They completed a large urban landscaping project in Kilkenny in 2009 and have just completed a series of public spaces in the centre of Waterford.  They have built a number of domestic projects, with a series of these currently under construction or in development.  They have also recently finished the construction of a horse caravan base in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.  They have received a number of awards including First Prize in the recent Docomomo Central Bank Competition, with a proposal to change the 1970s office building into a secondary school.  Their work has been published internationally and has also been included in a number of exhibitions, including the ‘Rebuilding the Republic: New Irish Architecture 2000-10 Exhibition’ in Leuven, Belgium in May 2011.

TAKA Architects – Lecture 21st October


21st October,
from 19:00,
at CCAE, Copley Street, Cork.
Free Event.

TAKA was founded by Alice Casey and Cian Deegan TAKA has participated in the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2008 as part of ‘The Lives of Spaces’ exhibition and co-curated the Irish Pavilion ‘of de Blacam and Meagher’ in 2010. TAKA has received an International Brick Award, 2 AAI Awards, an RIAI award and been nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe award. Alice and Cian have tutored in various schools of architecture and are both currently studying for a PhD by Practice through RMIT Melbourne. TAKA is a practice concerned with the communicative potential of architecture, with tectonic expression and with place making. TAKA is based in Dublin, Ireland.


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