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Adaptation, Ambiguity and the Incomplete: Book Launch + Talk by David Kohn

14 March 2017 | Doors, 6pm, talk starts at 6.30pm

Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1

On the occasion of the launch of Adaptation: Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design by Professor Graeme Brooker, Head of the Interior Design Programme at the RCA; the School of Architecture is pleased to present a talk by architect, David Kohn.

David Kohn will discuss themes that guide the work of his practice including adaptation, ambiguity and incompleteness. The talk will be illustrated with recent and ongoing projects. These include New College, Oxford, a Grade 2 listed estate in Buckinghamshire and in particular Carrer Avinyó, an apartment in Barcelona where fragments of the wider city were inserted into a nineteenth century palazzo in order to transform the interior into a quasi-public space. The project appears in Professor Graeme Brooker’s new book “Adaptation”.

David Kohn is director of David Kohn Architects, a London-based practice working internationally on arts, education and residential projects. The practice is best known for ‘A Room for London,’ a boat-shaped installation on the roof of the Southbank Centre made in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner and Carrer Avinyó the refurbishment of an apartment in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter that won World Interior of the Year in 2013.

Please use the Jay Mews entrance.