A discussion on the Smithsons’ forthcoming book The Space Between and on the importance of developing a sensibility of place in contemporary architecture and urbanism
Date: Thursday, 3 November 2016, 6.30 pm
Place: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Alison and Peter Smithson first rose to prominence in the 1950s. Many of their ideas – social, architectural, and urban – profoundly influenced generations of architecture practitioners, students, and academics. During their career the Smithsons shifted the focus of architecture and urbanism to spaces shaped by the characteristics of particular places, specific patterns of human association and requirements imposed by transport networks as well as the changing implications of nature and climate.
The forthcoming book The Space Between completes a trio of volumes envisaged by Alison and Peter Smithson as their collected works. It follows The Charged Void: Architecture (2001) and The Charged Void: Urbanism (2005), and describes the Smithsons’ approach to capturing the identity of places. It is richly illustrated, mostly with drawings and photographs taken by the Smithsons themselves.
In the presence of the Smithsons’ family, and involving some of their closest collaborators, the discussion will reflect on the importance of a sensibility of place in contemporary architecture and urbanism, and on the Smithsons’ approach as documented by The Space Between.
Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
Introduction and Book Presentation
Max Risselada, Professor emeritus, Department of Architecture, TU Delft
Louisa Hutton, Founding Partner, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin
Carme Pinós, Founding Director, Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona
Dirk van den Heuvel, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, TU Delft
Followed by a Discussion with the speakers and Max Risselada.
The Space Between will be on sale during the event.
The event will be in English. Admission is free. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you.