ARCHITECT@WORK is the carefully curated two-day event aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, returning to Olympia National Hall, London, 24 – 25 January 2018.
The theme for ARCHITECT@WORK 2018 is light; everything from practical applications to more artistic endeavours related to light will be high on the agenda of the talks program. Other show features include exhibitions by the SCIN Gallery, DAPh and world-architects.com, and RIBA’s pop-up book shop for architects and designers.
Over 100 leading international architectural suppliers will showcase new innovations.
All exhibitors go through a rigorous selection process, with an external judging panel overseeing the product selection.
TALKS PROGRAMME – 24 January
Living with Light
15:00 – A panel of expert designers will showcase the effect light can have in homes, from artificial lighting to buildings shaped to let the sunlight in. Chaired by Dominic Lutyens, freelance journalist, the panel includes: Christina Seilern, Director, Studio Seilern Architects; Tatiana von Preussen, Director, vPPR; Jon Miller, Founder, Architects’ Republic and Jonathan Tuckey, Director Jonathan Tuckey Design.
16:15 – Photography and architecture have a long and complex history. How is this changing in the 21st century? Chaired by Johnny Tucker, Editor, Blueprint, the panel includes: Phil Coffey, Director, Coffey Architects; Paul Raftery, Architectural Photographer;Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studios and Laura Mark, Architecture Projects Manager, Royal Academy of Arts.
17:30 – At night, lighting takes on a new role to shape our experiences of the urban London landscape. Chaired by David Michon, the panel also includes: Sarah Gaventa, Director, Illuminated River; Helen Marriage, Director, Artichoke; Simon Keeling & Seb Benson, Founders, In Situ and Joy Nazzari, Director, dn&co.
TALKS PROGRAMME – 25 January
Leading lights in workplace wellness
15:00 – Workplace lighting is often uncomfortable, if not detrimental to our health. Why are we so far behind with the design of artificial and natural lighting in the workspace? Chaired by Clare Dowdy, freelance design journalist, the panel also includes: Simon Allford, Director, AHMM; Catherine van der Heide, Associate, HASSELL Studio; Inessa Demidova, Lighting Designer, Arup and Linda Morey-Burroughs, Director, MoreySmith.
What architects should know about lighting
16:15 – Paul Nulty discusses the role of the lighting designer in contemporary architecture, paying attention to common mistakes he encounters and the innovative solutions his award-winning studio employs. Chaired by Mat Waring, Editor, mondo*arc, Paul Nulty, Director, Nulty+ is the headline speaker.
The art of light and art
17:30 – Cultural venues often lead the charge in terms of high-end design, with huge technical challenges brought about by the requirements for sensitive and beautiful works of art. The group panel here includes: Anne Fehrenbach, Associate, Stanton Williams; Alice Dietsch, Director, Amanda Levete Architects; John McElgunn, Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arfon Davies, Director, Lighting, Arup.