We have just returned from our Architecture firms and building tour part of the London Festival of Architecture and we still have in mind the images of the beautiful architecture studios and buildings we visited.
“Architecture is about experience: not only visual but also what you can touch, what you can feel.” Ma Yangson (founder of MAD Architects)
This is what our architecture students and architects learned most in these two days!
At the very beginning, when we visited Apt Architects. Robin Partington, the founder who led the design team for the Gherkin when at Foster and Partners, gave us a glimpse of his world. He told us about how to use and feel different materials in architecture. From concrete to iron, from Frank Lloyd Wright to the Romans and Leonardo, from his favorite project (the Johnson Wax Headquarters) to the British Museum library we had been lucky to hear to a passionate and inspiring person that gave us great and uplifting views.