In Focus Fortnight: Architecture & the Environment


Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 June 2019
DAY TICKET: Saturday 15 June


In Focus Fortnight: Architecture is a two week schedule of exhibitions, talks and events focused on the process, design, construction and restoration of buildings historic and modern in the largest surviving thatched building in the country. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and sculptural works of art. The role of architecture is also pivotal to our responsibility for the planet and how we are able to live together.

These are questions with many potential solutions on large and small scales that may well shape of our lives in the future. We are delighted to be joined by leading thinkers to approach this question from the point of view of architecture.  

The event includes a celebration of the architectural model in the form of design pieces from the studio of Philip Gumuchdjian including ‘tread lightly’ a  ten-year mission is to bring the benefits of sustainable tourism to isolated local communities and fuse their traditions of hospitality and deep knowledge of place with the creativity and energy of the young in the hills of Armenia…read more

Also on view are the works of Daniel Agdag, whose microcosm worlds created in miniature are a delight for the eye and the imagination…read more

Tickets for all four talks on Saturday 15 June can be purchased individually or a day ticket is available for a special price of £30.

Saturday 15 June:

10:00 – 11:00am Sensing Place: What’s the Point of Architecture? with Philip Gumuchdjian

11:30 – 12:30pm Artists talk & film screening by Daniel Agdag

1:30 – 3:30pm Building the Future – Environment & Landscape with Philip Gumuchdjian, Dr Tarsha Finney and Peter Clegg

3:30 – 5pm Reimagining and Restoration – The Creative Reuse of Old Buildings by Julia Barnard, Mike Stiff, Jonathan Tuckey and Roger Zogolovitch

Wednesday 19 June

6:30 – 7:30pm  TALK & SUPPER CLUB: with Foster & Partners Senior Executive Gerard Evenden

Saturday 29 June, 10 – 4pm 

Various Times: WORKSHOP: Observational Drawing with Nesta Fitzgerald


Image (top): Centre Pompidou-Metz conception by Philip Gumuchdjian