ARCHITECT@WORK reaches higher than ever before with lofty ambitions to explore air and architecture when it returns to its physical format at London’s Truman Brewery for its 2022 edition.
The theme for the 2022 edition of Architect@Work is Air & Architecture, which allows the talks programme to explore a range of different projects, places and experiences. Different sessions will touch upon how we breathe and what that means for our wellbeing, as well as the lungs of cities themselves.
A key highlight for the talks programme will be a session on health and wellbeing that takes a look at air, space, materials and biophilia; considering how they are key to comfortable experiences that encourage better interactions within workspaces. This talk will feature Morris+Company director Joe Morris, speaking alongside Francesca Brady of AirRated, rising star Anouska Anquetil who runs Aterre and Rachel Edwards of Lendlease.
With climate change making a bigger impression on every design project, it’s clear that the relationship between architecture and landscape can play a huge role in making the built environment more inhabitable and kinder to the environment. The ways that we retrofit our cities to accommodate this will be discussed by Eleanor Brough of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Katherine Erne from HTA, Joanna Simpson of Simpson Studio and Sanaa Shaikh from Native Studio.
Je Ahn from Studio Weave and Adam Scott of Freestate will focus on ever-popular draw of public space projects as good design is used to enliven places, creating character and a focus for activity. Not only that but we get the opportunity to reconsider what we want cities to look like, with a greater emphasis on greenery, accessibility and inclusivity.
Some of the best innovations in architecture are found in the buildings and spaces that harness our love of sport and exercise, ranging from the recent Olympics to climbing centres in skyscrapers and running tracks that weave through new developments. Peter Karn of MET Studio, Guy Hollaway from Hollaway Studio and Zoe Adeline-Lindop of AHMM will discuss how design can promote exercise when advances in digital technologies cause us to be more sedentary.
Join the presenters of Open City‘s smash-hit podcast the Londown for a live recording of their topical show, which covers breaking stories in London’s architecture and built environment. The Londown is produced by Open City and the London Society in partnership with the Architects’ Journal.
Architecture offers so many opportunities for enclosure but why aren’t we better utilising the air space on top of buildings, to create new homes and landscapes. Emily Erlam of Erlam Studio, Nile Bridgeman from Gatti Routh Rhodes and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield will explain how designers are using sophisticated engineering and new materials to take in our surroundings like never before.
13 & 14th April 2022, 13.00 – 20.00
The Truman Brewery – levels G1 & T1
London E1 6QP
Complementary catering is available in the lounge areas throughout the show.
The venue advises taking a lateral flow test prior to the show.