Oct 31, 2012
from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
|Where||First-floor Classroom, Department of Architecture|
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Abstract: ‘Molecular’ in grain, natural materials such as minerals, fossils and rocks offer huge potential in the burgeoning field of surface design. Digital scans of such materials are the basis of Weston Earth Images Ltd, which produces fashion and design goods for leading ‘high end’ stores worldwide as well as ‘bespoke’ architectural and interior design products. In this seminar, Richard will reflect on the revolutionary potential of digital means of production and discuss the ideas behind both his ‘Container of Curiosities’ popup exhibition and forthcoming book Transformations.
Biography: Richard Weston is an award-winning architect and a well known writer on architecture. Richard’s publications include Alvar Aalto (Phaidon Press, 1995), Modernism (Phaidon Press, 1996), The House in the Twentieth Century (Laurence King, 2002), Utzøn: Inspiration, Vision, Architecture (Edition Bløndal, 2002), Materials, Form and Architecture (Laurence King, 2003), Plans, Sections and Elevations: Key Buildings of the 20th Century (Laurence King, 2004), Formations: Images from Rocks (Deukalion Press, 2007), Quartz (Deukalion Press, 2007), and 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture (Laurance King, 2011). He now divides his time between teaching and research as Professor of Architecture at Cardiff University and developing Weston Earth Images. He no longer takes holidays!