Hundreds of architecture enthusiasts joined us for the first lecture in the 2014 UQ Architecture lecture series, presented by the University of Queensland School of Architecture and the Asia Pacific Design Library.
Finn Pedersen and Martyn Hook from iredale pedersen hook kicked off the series on Tuesday March 25.
The architecture of iredale pedersen hook is drawn from a landscape that is dominated by the horizon. In Australia the desert and the ocean operate as constant counterpoints to the occupation of land by built objects. The work shares an understanding of an edge condition that is described by remote locations, incredible sites and the centre of the peripheral.
The studio operates around three very different individuals with three very different approaches to their work, however it proves to be a very complementary assemblage due to the collaborative skills of all the partners. Underpinning the collaboration is a mutual commitment to produce architecture that is responsive and compelling.
Date – Tuesday, 25 Mar
Time – 6:00pm for a 6:30pm talk (cash bar and cheese)
Venue – Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
More about the speakers…
iredale pedersen hook is a progressive architecture practice with studios in Perth and Melbourne and a rapidly expanding body of work throughout Australia, the projects are as individual and eclectic as the landscape they occupy. Each piece of architecture embodies a unique design response of innovation and delight. The works can be gathered in relation to their geographical location demonstrating an embrace of their context and closer examination reveals a collection of thematic concerns that evolve and develop. The studio is dedicated to the pursuit of appropriate design of effective sustainable buildings with a responsible environmental and social agenda. Their projects have won multiple awards; the West Kimberly Regional Prison was awarded a Public Architecture Award (2013 Australian Institute of Architects Awards – WA), three National Architecture awards and International Architecture Award (2013) from The Chicago Athenaeum.
Presented by The University of Queensland’s School of Architecure and SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library.