Home Edition 2020 – Talk #61


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With the support of Petersen Tegl


Home Edition 2020 

Let’s keep the cultural life alive!  As a consequence of Covid-19, our social and cultural life has been reduced to a minimum and we all need to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Since we have a commitment with you, with the architecture scene, we came up with this new idea that is meant to lift your spirits and provide you with some genuine inspiration – at your home. Therefore, from Monday, March 23rd, onwards, each day at 7 p.m. we will be sharing one of the unique talks from the previous 35 events that we have held during the last 5 years.

TALK #61: Jonathan Sergison

About Jonathan Sergison

Jonathan Sergison co-founded Sergison Bates in 1996. Jonathan is responsible for the leadership and creative formation. The Swiss studio takes great pride in their expertise in the craft of construction. They delight in experiment and work with forms of construction that express the character of different materials and reinforce the associations they evoke. Jonathan Sergison graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1989 and gained professional experience working for David Chipperfield and Tony Fretton. Jonathan has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including the University of North London, the Architectural Association in London, was Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Since 2008 he has been Professor of Design and Construction at the Accademia di Mendrisio, Switzerland. www.sergisonbates.com

AnA London 01 – Our first event Event in London was held on October 24, 2019. We listened to the talks of three impressive architects in the beautiful Royal Institution (Ri). Sadie Morgan,  Jonathan Sergison and Ian Ritchie.

This talk is presented with the support of Petersen Tegl. 
Jonathan Sergison experiments with forms of construction that express the character of materials and reinforce the associations they evoke. Finding a brick with textures and hues to harmonise with the multifarious brickwork in Lübeck was a key part of the design project for the European Hansemuseum.

The surrounding buildings are all brick and largely intact, even though some of them are hundreds of years old. It is standard Petersen procedure that no pallet departs the brickyard until the bricks have been thoroughly mixed. This helps prevent stains and scaffolding marks. For this project, Andreas Heller Architects wanted dark, irregular areas on the façades reminiscent of modifications and repairs to old brickwork, which makes it the first project involving Petersen Brick where façades look as if the bricks have not been properly mixed. Check out their different products: petersen-tegl.dk.

Virtual Feedback Cards for the Speaker

Dear viewer,
Maybe you have never attended our events, but perhaps know this already. Your effort is required! As the speakers share many of their personal experiences with us, we would like to present them a special gift, now digitally.

Please write into the text box below what you enjoyed most about the talk. Our goal is to present each speaker with personal feedback cards, as we do at our events. At our events, we collect the cards right before we start with the round-table-discussion and hand them over in a box at the end of the event.

Please participate! Our speakers love it and we want to continue with this tradition.

Here, we will collect the messages and forward them via e.mail to our speaker:

Check some of the pictures of the event:

You can find the full gallery here: www.architectsnotarchitecture.com/uk01

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