Architect@Work moves to the Old Truman Brewery for 2019 show


ARCHITECT@WORK, a carefully curated annual two-day trade event aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, will move to Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch for the seventh London edition 30th to 31st January 2019. The two days include free admission for registered trade visitors and complimentary catering throughout, encouraging networking and downtime as well as deal-making opportunities.


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Leading international architectural suppliers will showcase over 200 innovative products and offer the latest innovations in surface solutions, lighting technology as well as interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, overseen by an external judging panel, to ensure that this is one of the UK’s most highly respected trade shows of its kind.

The theme for ARCHITECT@WORK UK 2019 is future-proof. In an age when change is measured in seconds and sustainability is a necessity not an ‘extra’, architects and designers are increasingly tasked with proposing projects that have longevity. How can practitioners ensure they are taking the lead when it comes to future-proofing their projects?

Design library MaterialDriven will present MATERIALS THAT…, a curated collection of materials and projects that have been future-proofed. ARE HEALTHY will focus on materials that contribute to health and well-being and are not only toxin-free but also toxin-absorbing, including fabrics embedded with seaweed and carbon negative composites made with captured greenhouse gases. ...ADAPT will showcase modular products that can easily be moved or made larger/smaller. ...ARE RESILIENT will include durable materials that can withstand all the elements. ...CLOSE THE LOOP will highlight materials that have longer life-cycles and can be reused, repaired and recycled rather than being sent to landfill, from bioplastics to bricks grown from mycelium.

Leading international architectural suppliers will showcase over 200 innovative products and offer the latest innovations in surface solutions, lighting technology as well as interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, overseen by an external judging panel, to ensure that this is one of the UK’s most highly respected trade shows of its kind.

The theme for ARCHITECT@WORK UK 2019 is future-proof. In an age when change is measured in seconds and sustainability is a necessity not an ‘extra’, architects and designers are increasingly tasked with proposing projects that have longevity. How can practitioners ensure they are taking the lead when it comes to future-proofing their projects?

Design library MaterialDriven will present MATERIALS THAT…, a curated collection of materials and projects that have been future-proofed. ARE HEALTHY will focus on materials that contribute to health and well-being and are not only toxin-free but also toxin-absorbing, including fabrics embedded with seaweed and carbon negative composites made with captured greenhouse gases. ...ADAPT will showcase modular products that can easily be moved or made larger/smaller. ...ARE RESILIENT will include durable materials that can withstand all the elements. ...CLOSE THE LOOP will highlight materials that have longer life-cycles and can be reused, repaired and recycled rather than being sent to landfill, from bioplastics to bricks grown from mycelium.

 

TALKS PROGRAMME

Wednesday 30 January

15:00 – Modern Methods

Offsite construction and prefabrication are the buzzwords of the day, and they are bringing about a quiet revolution within the built environment. A series of high-profile case studies will be explored in this talk, demonstrating how modern methods of construction are changing building design across all sectors. Speakers include Hazel Rounding, shedKM; Dave Lomax, Waugh Thistleton; Kevin Gray, BeFirst; and Mark Rintoul, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

16:15 – Sarah Wigglesworth in conversation

Architect Sarah Wiggleworth has been championing sustainable design for decades and has created projects that foster social wellbeing, while retaining her environmental credentials. In this special interview she will reveal the key projects that have shaped the practice, as well as discussing upcoming work that demonstrates the evolution of her work.

17:30 – Back to the future

Demolishing old buildings and replacing them with new ones is expensive and bad for the environment. The truly sustainable approach for the city is one that renovates and reimagines its built heritage, making it fit for purpose for the contemporary occupant. This panel of experts will look at a range of case studies, from homes to offices, galleries to exhibition centres. Speakers include Catarina Kohut, Jonathan Tuckey Design; Trevor Morris, SPPARC; and Nicola Rutt, Hawkins\Brown.

Thursday 31 January

13:00 – Eco is not a dirty word

Sustainability is absolutely integral to the future of the built environment but there are still very few companies that are creating truly innovative projects and developments. The speakers on this panel will explain the power of green design, with small boutique projects that wrap around trees, mega structures and sustainable strategies for healthy city development. Speakers include Jerry Tate, Tate Harmer; Cany Ash, Ash Sakula; and Piers Taylor, Invisible Studio.

16:15 – Zero carbon cities

What can we do to make our cities carbon neutral? The technology exists but we need good design coupled with developers and local government to make it a reality. This panel of experts will prove that zero carbon isn’t science fiction, it’s happening now and it’s achievable for everyone. Speakers include Linda Thiel, White Arkitekter.

17:30 – Brave new world

Architects and designers have historically played an important role in helping us visualise what our world might look like in the near future. By using cutting-edge technologies and radical forms, we are encouraged to look ahead, not back. However, restrained and rational projects have become the fashion in the recent years and this talk explores the work of a few brave souls that are creating the places and spaces of the future, inspiring the next generation.  Speakers include Aleksa Rizova, ALEKSA studio; Adam Nathaniel Furman; Dan Blaker, Nulty+; and Stefano Dal Piva, ACME.

ARCHITECT@WORK UK runs 1pm – 8pm, 30th – 31st January 2019 at Old Truman Brewery

Register here www.architect-at-work.co.uk using code 1480.





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