Lecture date: 2009-12-01
Over the last decade built work from Eric Parry Architects has been almost exclusively in London, itself a composite of several cities.
Eric Parry will use the Westminster projects to reveal a situational narrative of urban metamorphosis tuned to the idea of continuity. These include St Martin-in-the-Fields (community), Saville Row (office), New Bond Street (urban block) and Carlos Place (gallery). He postulates a responsive architecture in opposition to the tendency of autonomy and self completion. Common ideas are related to sectional proximities, the corporeal, the laconic and physiognomy.