Peter St John – Cover Versions

Lecture date: 2005-10-11

The things that influence our practice are rather disparate, and through our conversations we struggle to bring these to bear on the social and physical situation of the project at hand. After a number of years of practice we have developed our capacity to use ever wider source material. It seems scarcely imaginable that the world around us and the traditions of architecture are not enough to sustain the remainder of our practice. In a lecture to mark the opening of an exhibition of work by Caruso St John in the AA Gallery, architect Peter St John talks about the work on show including the recently completed Brick House and a major extension to Denys Lasdun’s Hallfield School, both in Paddington, and the restructuring of the Cathedral Square in Kalmar, Sweden. He also discusses other projects currently under development.

Peter St John is a graduate of the AA. (On the 12/10/2005 a related roundtable discussion on tradition and interpretation featuring Adam Caruso was also recorded at the AA).


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