Sharing my architectural calendar of talks, modern art, lectures and other events

selected events to meet and explore new possibilities -  more on my blog 

2 October 2018

ZAK World of Facades Conference

Truly looking forward to the 2nd edition of the ZAK World of Facades Conference on the 2nd of October 2018. This international conference series is in its 50th edition and travels around the world each year. Following on from my attendance last year the London event once again offers a great mixtures of speakers and panelist from across the industry. Topics range from architectural concepts and the collaborative project process to fire safety and highly efficient residential facades. Will be sure to report back on the highlights - follow my blog or any of my other social channels for more.


24 July 2018

250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Breakfast and privately viewing modern art - can it get any better? 

Let's just say it was fab and anyone in London should just go and enjoy some of the fantastic art on display, including some architectural models in various styles! Below a snap I couldn't resist to post.


250th Summer Exhibition, pictured work by Sir Anish Kapoor
250th Summer Exhibition, pictured work by Sir Anish Kapoor

18 July 2018

Serpentine Pavilion - A Private View 

I am invited and all excited to visit in a private viewing the Serpentine Pavilion! Since its inception in the year 2000 the Serpentine Pavilion has presented the first UK Building of many internationally renowned architects. Following into the footsteps of Zaha Hadid, Sou Fujimoto and Bjarke Ingels this years pavilion has been designed by Frida Escobedo. Born in Mexico City in 1979 she is the youngest architect yet to create a  temporary event space on the green lawn adjacent to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens.


I am sure I will sum up my impressions in a blog post over the coming weeks but you are also able to enjoy the pavilion. Over the summer months the pavilion is open to the public [daily from 10am to 6pm] and will host numerous experimental and interdisciplinary events focusing on a mixture of art, architecture, music, film and dance works.


Event by Aecom - Private View of the 18th Serpentine Pavilion London
Event by Aecom - Private View of the 18th Serpentine Pavilion London

The architect notes in the announcement of the exhibition that "the design for the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 is a meeting of material and historical inspirations inseparable from the city of London itself and an idea which has been central to our practice from the beginning: the expression of time in architecture through inventive use of everyday materials and simple forms. For the Serpentine Pavilion, we have added the materials of light and shadow, reflection and refraction, turning the building into a timepiece that charts the passage of the day."  

On the 18th I will have a chance to experience this piece of art my-self and will be sure to report back [more images and details then...]

12 July 2018

How to make wellness work 

Event by bruceshaw. building relationships; VOiCe conversation leaders
Event by bruceshaw. building relationships; VOiCe conversation leaders

I truly look forward to this debate as it is something which, if done right, will benefit us all - wellbeing in the workplace. Key speakers and experts are Andy Swann [Chair]; Aidan Walker [Mindfulness in the workplace], Phil Hutchison [BDG architecture + design], Sophie Higgins [Nutrition consultant] and Sukhneet Assee [ergonomist at Humanscale].


I do hope to find thoughts  and inspiration on what is required or sought after to reduce stress, prioritise employee engagement and be good for our mental health. One could think that a workplace and how well it is depends on the company you are working for - but I think how a building works and how, for example, an office space is designed plays an important role. So in order to have companies help us to be awesome it is my responsibility as an architect to create the right space to begin with.
I look forward to a resourceful evening and even though this event is invite only, I am sure I will have something to share with you on my blog soon.