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We are interested in what it takes to make thoughtful work in architecture today.
In this podcast we speak with practitioners, planners, developers and others who visit our school about their motivations and methodologies.

Register - Architecture & Landscape Architecture & Landscape Kingston University London

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We are interested in what it takes to make thoughtful work in architecture today.
In this podcast we speak with practitioners, planners, developers and others who visit our school about their motivations and methodologies.

    REGISTER - GRAFTON ARCHITECTS

    REGISTER - GRAFTON ARCHITECTS

    In this episode Nana Biamah Ofosu and Andrew Clancy interview Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects.

    Nana is a tutor in the Kingston School of Art, leading studies into precedent and the lessons found in territorial Ghanaian architecture as part of her Second Year Studio.

    Grafton Architects are the current Pritzker Laureates, an accolade that arrives as they appear to be gathering pace with a remarkable series of university buildings completed in the last few years, and more on the way. At the heart of Graftons practice is a concern for the human aspects of architecture - how it is made, how it affects those who use it, and how it speaks to the society that it forms a part of. In this discussion Shelley and Yvonne discuss their education, those critical first few projects, and how they have navigated their career since then. They reflect on the sensibilities that underlie their remarkable buildings, and what they see as key challenges facing the disipline today.

    https://www.graftonarchitects.ie/

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Centre in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy / Nana Biamah Ofosu
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 1 hr 11 min
    REGISTER - SIMON HENLEY

    REGISTER - SIMON HENLEY

    In this episode Andrew Clancy speaks with Simon Henley of Henley Halebrown Architects. Simon is an educator and a practitioner, and has written several books about architecture, most recently ‘Redefining Brutalism’ - which seeks to redefine the subject beyond style, and to capture its sensibility as a living language of architecture -0 encompassing robustness at its core.

    Today their explorations into the language of architecture are being teased out via a series of remarkable housing projects, one of which (Chadwick Hall) was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize (the UKs highest award for architecture) last year.

    http://henleyhalebrown.com/

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Centre in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 57 min
    REGISTER - CATHY HAWLEY

    REGISTER - CATHY HAWLEY

    In this episode Andrew Clancy chats with the architect and educator Cathy Hawley.

    Cathy Haley started her professional career with the art and architecture collaborative muf, moved on to doing remarkable housing projects as a founding partner of Riches Hawley Mikhail, and now works with Public Practice to embed critical thinking about context and character into the development plans of a series of towns. Wherever she has worked she has brought a clarity of insight, valuing the unseen and the overlooked along with more obvious aspects, to make a singular contribution in each place.
    This is true also of her work as an educator - in which she seeks to tease out her students ability to see in an enabling fashion - both for their own careers as architects, and in relation to how they make work.

    She is a winner of the RIBA Stirling prize, RIBA Rome prize and numerous other accolades.

    http://www.cathyhawley.co.uk/about.php

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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Centre in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Andrew Clancy
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 55 min
    REGISTER - NICHOLAS OLSBERG

    REGISTER - NICHOLAS OLSBERG

    In this episode Laura Evans and Matt Wells talk with the Historian and curator Nicholas Olsberg.

    Nicholas is a former director of the Canadian Centre of Architecture, and is a prolific writer. He has curated many exhibitions about architects and architecture and in this conversation shares his views about the role of the curator in this context. In particular he speaks about the need to make exhibitions which present those visiting with vivid moments of engagement with the subject - a particular challenge in architecture when by necessity only an alibi for the subject the visitor will be engaging with.


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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Centre in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Laura Evans / Matt Wells
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 1 hr 11 min
    REGISTER - ALBA DI LIETO & WILLIAM WHITAKER

    REGISTER - ALBA DI LIETO & WILLIAM WHITAKER

    In this episode Mary Vaughan Johnson and Federica Goffi Interview Alba di Lieto and William Whitaker

    Mary is the head of our Department of Architecture and Landcape here in Kingston, while Federica is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the PhD and MAS Program at Carleton University.

    Last Summer Mary and Federica hosted the Frascari Symposium at Kingston, and it was at this event this podcast was recorded.
    In it Mary and Federica interview Alba diLieto and William Whitaker.
    Alba is curator of the archive Carlo Scarpa at the Directorate Civic Art Museums and Monuments of Verona. William Whitaker is the curator and collections manager of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design.

    In this conversation Alba and William speak of the nature of their archives, of their inception, management and growth. They also speak eloquently about the nature of these archives as repositories of thinking, offering profound insights into our discipline.


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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Centre in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Mary Vaughan Johnson / Federica Goffi
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 1 hr 11 min
    REGISTER - 3144

    REGISTER - 3144

    In this podcast Laura Evans and Matt Wells interview William Burgess and Stephen Davies of 31/44

    In the intro I mention our new books project. If you want to support us by pre-ordering copies of our first books please visit the crowdfunding site here https://kubacker.hubbub.net/p/REGISTER-Conversations/

    Will is well known to us in Kingston as a studio tutor in third year, where he runs a unit with Kate Micklin also of 31/44.
    The work of the unit is a good way to understand some of the interests of 31/44 as a practice. There is a careful approach to understanding and researching context, and using this to inform their projects. This contextual read is not one grounded in a literal formal or material transposition, but in a sensibility which allows contextual work stand in sympathy both with its own time, and the histories of the sites they work on.
    As such their works are to an extent a distillation and a refinement of particular observations, a retelling of a story of how the city has been made.

    https://www.3144architects.com


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    Credits:
    Register is the Research Centre in the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London kingstonarchitecture.london

    Head of Department: Mary Johnson
    Producer: Laura Evans / Andrew Clancy
    Interviewer: Laura Evans / Matt Wells
    Editor: Andrew Clancy
    Music: Poddington Bear - Rainbow Architecture

    • 1 hr 27 min

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