Future proof architecture at ARCHITECT@WORK 2019

Future proof architecture at ARCHITECT@WORK 2019

ARCHITECT@WORK moves to the Old Truman Brewery for 2019 show, 30 – 31 January.



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, 30 – 31 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.

Leading international architectural suppliers will showcase over 200 innovative products from surface solutions to lighting technology and interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, overseen by an external judging panel.

The theme for ARCHITECT@WORK UK 2019 is future-proof. In an age when change is measured in seconds, 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? To tie in with the theme, design library MaterialDriven will present MATERIALS THAT…, a curated collection of materials and projects that have been future-proofed.




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. High-profile case studies will demonstrate how modern methods of construction are changing building design. Speakers include representatives from shedKM, Waugh Thistleton, BeFirst and 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. She will reveal the key projects that have shaped the practice and discussing upcoming work.


17:30 – Back to the future
Rather than demolishing old buildings and building new ones, the truly sustainable approach for the city is one that renovates and reimagines its built heritage. This panel of experts will look at a range of projects, from homes to offices, galleries to exhibition centres. Speakers include representatives from Jonathan Tuckey Design, SPPARC and Hawkins\Brown.



Thursday 31 January

13:00 – Eco is not a dirty word
Sustainability is integral to the future of the built environment but there are still few companies creating truly innovative projects and developments. The 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 representatives from Tate Harmer, Ash Sakula and 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 will prove that zero carbon isn’t science fiction, it’s achievable for everyone. Speakers include representatives from White Arkitekter and ZEDfactory.

17:30 – Brave new world
In design, cutting-edge technologies and radical forms encourage us to look ahead but recently restrained and rational projects have become fashionable. This talk explores the work of those brave souls creating the spaces of the future. Speakers include Adam Nathaniel Furman and representatives from ALEKSA studio, Nulty+ and ACME.

To register for all this and more, go online and use code 1730.

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Jess Bacon
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