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16 Narrow Quay

Wed 1 Nov 2017
18:30 - 20:00

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Modernism was the defining architectural movement of the Twentieth Century: Noble in intent and ambitious in scope it changed the world. How do we interpret the legacy of modernism whilst adapting it for the world we live in now? Join three architects working with and learning from modernism in the West Country.

Juliet Bidgood on Ciam6: Cities Re-imagined in Bridgwater

When eighty world leading design thinkers met to debate urban futures at Bridgwater Arts Centre in 1947. From why to why not? Juliet will discuss how the recent CIAM 6 programme set out to revisit the art of the possible by exploring the diverging modernisms of the sixth Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne.

Sandra Coppin, Coppin Dockray on Antsy Plum House and Antsy Plum Studio

Sandra will discuss the challenges faced in restoring a modernist house with an Alison and Peter Smithson designed studio into a fully functioning 21st century home and atelier space, reducing its carbon emissions by 80%.

Geoff Rich, FCB Studios on ‘Making More of Modernism’

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are architects for a number of projects to re-evaluate Modern twentieth century buildings. Geoff will discuss the ideas behind the practice’s ‘Making More of Modernism’ exhibition, including aspects of the refurbishment of London’s Southbank Centre and the Students’ Union building at Bristol University.

This event is part of the Design Thinking Series in partnership with UWE.