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The New Stone Age?

26 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

£5 – £12

Stone has been used for building in Britain since at least the first century BC, and earlier, in surviving stone structures like Stonehenge.

So why would a building in natural stone cause great controversy today?

Join Amin Taha to take a close look at 15 Clerkenwell Close, a combined house and studio that won Taha and Groupwork studio a RIBA National Award (2018) and in 2021 was nominated for the Stirling Prize. Yet, a year after completion, 15 Clerkenwell Close was threatened with demolition by Islington Council. It earned Taha the reputation of “London’s most controversial architect” (Financial Times).

Occupying the all but vanished grounds of an 11th century limestone Norman Abbey, 15 Clerkenwell Close has quarry-found finishes, part-carved and abandoned stone columns, revealed cloisters and mosaic floors. At first, “it alludes to a local archaeology…but it also raises questions on our architectural heritage and its responsibility within a broader culture”, says Taha.

In this evening lecture, Taha explores how we might build with history and why architects should revisit their oldest material.

Details

Date:
26 May
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£5 – £12
Event Category:
Website:
https://arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/thenewstoneage/

Venue

Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, BS1 4QA Bristol
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