‘Joyful, flamboyant and unique design’ Architect of the Year 2014, Alex de Rijke comes to talk in Cambridge

RIBA East, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, is thrilled to be able to invite you to join us for a glass of wine and listen to Alex de Rijke, architect of the year 2014, who will give an early-evening public talk in Cambridge on 7 May.

His illustrated talk, ‘dRMM – Recent Projects’ will focus on new work, the relationship between design concept and advancements in construction, in particular using timber.

Professor de Rijke has taught widely, including at the Architectural Association and Royal College of Art. He is active as occasional critic, lecturer, architecture design advisor and photographer. He is Dean of Architecture at the RCA.

De Rijke is also founding Member of dRMM Architects. The practice’s work is underpinned by use of standardized, cost-effective materials and building methods to make innovative architecture. Examples of their work include dRMM’s research for the 2012 Venice Biennale on the floating architecture of the Netherlands, which resulted in design proposals for London’s Royal Docks.

This talk is open to anyone interested in building design and exploring how architects can create better buildings and stronger communities, whilst making better use of the world’s resources.

RIBA Events Coordinator, Delyth Turner-Harriss, commented,

“De Rijke has been described as an architect with a lightness of touch which is joyful, flamboyant and unique. We’re thrilled to have him come to Cambridge and speak to us. Building on our very successful Architect of the Year Talk in 2013, we’re inviting those who love good design, to make a date to join us and discuss the importance of inspirational architecture with an architect who creates it.”

Tickets are available at £12. Concessions are available. Advance booking essential. For further details please visit www.architecture.com/east or contact Delyth Turner-Harriss at riba.east(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)riba.org, tel. 01223 566285.

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