Keith Williams will give a lecture on his studio’s work to the students of architecture and design at Ravensbourne College 0n 17 February 2015.
The theme of the lecture will be Keith Williams : Architecture of the Specific, sharing the title with the architectural monograph on his studio’s work. He will examine the themes and principles that have governed his firm’s design ethos, competition entries and realised buildings since its foundation in 2001. Keith will touch on the many influences that inform his work from operatic stage sets to major conceptual art installations. He will examine elements of architectural history setting the context for discussion on his major European buildings and will describe underlying principles such as light, form, space and materiality; elements that for him represent the essence of architecture. He will also talk of his long held belief in the power of the generative sketch and working model, to shape architecture from its initial concept elements which he believes are the key tools in the architect’s armoury, and which help determine the creative and technical direction of all the firm’s projects.
The lecture starts at 6.0o pm, and the Ravensbourne College venue’s address is 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE1.