Theory of Architecture | #1 – Timothy Brittain-Catlin



Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin is an architect and a Reader in Architecture at the University of Kent. He is also Director for the Centre for Research in European Architecture (CREAte) and author of ‘Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture’.

In conversation with Bruce Buckland, Director of Buckland Architects.

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0:03:55 – Origins of the Gothic Revival
0:10:07 – Gothic Revival building plans and changes in philosophy
0:16:14 – Processional spaces
0:20:05 – The marginalisation of architects
0:22:15 – The ego of the architect
0:25:44 – Typological applicability and expense of Gothic architecture
0:28:17 – Limits of the spread of Gothic architecture
0:30:59 – Verticality and horizontality
0:33:50 – Pugin’s role in the Gothic Revival
0:35:03 – The end of the Gothic Revival
0:36:23 – The state of architectural theory now
0:39:29 – Eternal truths in architecture
0:41:41 – The cult of Classicism
0:43:50 – Modernists as Puritans
0:46:38 – Political groups and architectural groups
0:49:33 – Lack of theory in education
0:52:34 – ‘A Pattern Language’
0:54:51 – Building Beautiful Commission
1:00:33 – A House for Essex
1:03:42 – References to context in contemporary architecture
1:05:51 – Improving average design quality
1:11:52 – VR and technology
1:13:51 – Conservation Areas of the future
1:20:43 – Lack of criticism of both contemporary and historic styles
1:25:20 – Timber frame buildings
1:28:08 – Transferring the sense of the vernacular to the urban
1:29:58 – Building Beautiful Commission and housing
1:31:10 – Local Authority house building
1:33:07 – The housing market
1:35:19 – Quality of historic housing
1:37:37 – Regulation of design quality
1:42:44 – Architectural education
1:45:50 – RIBA
1:47:25 – Grand Designs and architecture in the media
1:51:02 – Public conversation about architecture

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