Peter Ahrends, Richard Burton, Paul Koralek – ABK:Threads and Connections



Lecture date: 2010-10-26

Ahrends, Burton and Koralek will talk about the design of the 1960’s Library building at Trinity College, Dublin and then make connections with later examples of their work in the following decades, finishing with thoughts about the design of the British Embassy building in Moscow.

Peter Ahrends, Richard Burton and Paul Koralek worked together as a group when studying at the AA in the early 1950s and in 1961 formed the partnership known as Ahrends, Burton and Koralek (ABK).From the outset the partners were convinced that the process of design must be inclusive of factors such as the environment, the local context and the social frameworks in which the buildings were to function, to meet briefs, serve people and create new horizons.

In their broad spectrum of design work in the UK and abroad the partners have been much involved in the field of education, teaching, lecturing and examining at schools of architecture.

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