30th Oct 2012 6:00pm
Small Gallery, 3rd Floor, Mithras House
BIAAS are pleased to welcome Alan Stanton from this year's Stirling Prize Winners, Stanton Williams. The firm were awarded this prize last weekend for their Sainsburys Laboratory project at The University Cambridge. Alan will be presenting a lecture entitled 'The Thinking Path' which will cover the winning project.
Alan formed the partnership with Paul Williams in 1985, and as the founding directors they have been responsible for the creative direction of the practice since its inception. Through lectures and the publication of work he promotes a distinctive architectural vision based on the belief that a profound understanding of space is a prerequisite for great architecture, and that context and heritage are creative forces in design.
In the practices own words: 'Our architecture is about how people experience place and how place affects them. Our work reconnects people with their environment through the careful manipulation of the sensual qualities of light, material and space. We create spaces that support and encourage the expression of contemporary life.'
The practice has been described by architectural critic, Kenneth Powell as having 'A passionate interest in materials and profound concern for detail are key elements in the architecture of Stanton Williams, yet the practice's building are more that the sum of their par its. Architecture, Stanton Williams believe, is about managing space and light, whether the project is small or very large.'