Innovative projects featured at Fast Forward

19-Jul-2017 12:14 PM

Award-winning architects, urban designers and planners will discuss their philosophies and innovative work at the upcoming Fast Forward Spring lecture series beginning next week at the University of Auckland.

From modest residential projects to large-scale civic commissions, local and international practitioners will present a diverse selection of works.

Learn about Australian Kerstin Thompson’s House at Hanging Rock, or the intriguing possibilities of reverse perspective in architecture from Belgian architect Wim Goes.

Hear the School’s International Architects-in-Residence for 2017, Annette W. LeCuyer and Brian Carter, discuss their work, or Chinese architect Zhu Pei explore the idea of ‘natural attitude’ – the notion that contemporary architecture can contain the philosophy of traditional Chinese culture - to name just a few.

The series starting on Monday 24 July, runs until September and encompasses the Festival of Architecture and the School of Architecture and Planning’s centenary.

All lectures start at 6.30pm in Lecture Theatre 401:439. They are free and open to the public.
Fast Forward 2017 – Spring Guest Lecture Series

24 July. Kerstin Thompson (Melbourne).

26 July. Wim Goes (Ghent).

2 August. Annette Le Cuyer and Brian Carter (Buffalo).
9 August. Phil Wihongi (Auckland).

14 August. Pei Zhu (Beijing).

23 August. Aaron Paterson, Mike Davis, Andrew Barrie, Amanda Wijaya, Louie Tong: New work in timber.

6-17 September. Festival of Architecture.

7-9 September. School of Architecture and Planning Centenary.

13 September. Sir Harold Marshall (Auckland).

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The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries comprises Elam School of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Planning, the Centre for Art Studies, the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme.
Miranda Playfair
Media Relations Adviser
Faculty of Creative Arts & Industries
The University of Auckland
Phone: +64 (9) 373 7599 ext 85029
Mobile: +64 21 063 8393

1) Image: Studio Zhu-Pei, Digital Beijing, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 2017. Photograph by Iwan Baan.

2) Image: Tezuka Architects and Andrew Barrie Lab,
Cathedral Grammar School, Christchurch, 2015. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

High-resolution images are available on request.

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