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More Space for Architecture: book launch and lecture, RIBA 10.05.2022

09 March 2022

More Space for Architecture: book launch and lecture, RIBA 10.05.2022

Join us for an in-person lecture with Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, founders of O’Donnell + Tuomey.

To coincide with the publication of More Space for Architecture, Sheila and John will discuss their new projects, buildings on site, unbuilt competition designs, collaborations and parallel studies, works carried out in the past seven years. They will read short extracts from the new book and illustrate their lecture with drawings, models and photographs of houses, housing, educational and public buildings. For their understanding of architecture, it can be said that everything begins with the plan. And from this starting point, the pivotal role of the plan, they will set out their approach to space, volume and structure.

The evening will begin with a short recital by Martin Hayes, renowned Irish fiddler. The lecture will be introduced by Eugene Downes, Cultural Director at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland. After the lecture by Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, there will be an audience Q&A. Afterwards there will be the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of More Space for Architecture.

More Space for Architecture, (published by Artifice Books in April 2022), features a selection of projects designed from 2015 to 2021, including the competition-winning V&A East and Sadler’s Wells East. A companion volume to their earlier monograph Space for Architecture, the new book will look in detail at competition-winning, under construction projects, as well as unbuilt and unpublished designs. The work also features a collection of reflective essays by O’Donnell and Tuomey, which include a selection of O’Donnell’s characteristic watercolour studies, expanding on ideas aired in public lectures and developed in studio conversations.

In celebration of the monograph, signed copies of More Space for Architecture [RRP: £29.95] will be available to purchase at the event after the lecture at a special offer price.

Venue: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Date: 10.05.2022

Time: 18:45 - 21:00

Tickets: £12 Standard, £6 RIBA Member (+ booking fees)

More information and tickets here

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