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  1. IHBC London branch conference 2019: From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond

    Deborah Saunt to present Smithson Plaza research at IHBC Conference

    IHBC London branch conference 2019: From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond
    Deborah Saunt will be speaking at the IHBC London branch day conference 'From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond' on Wednesday 2nd October. 

    She will present DSDHA's recent work at the Grade II*-listed Economist Plaza, now Smithson Plaza, outlining the studio's extensive historical research and forensic investigations of the site as well as the surrounding building fabric that informed our conservation framework, which gained support from both Historic England and the 20th Century Society.

    Post-war buildings and places pose a unique conservation challenge: many of these buildings justifiably achieve listed status for their architectural or historic significance, yet many now fall short of contemporary environmental and comfort standards. Last year we completed the first phase of restoring the Plaza and the 15-storey office tower to deliver exemplary workplaces that cater to comfort levels expected of an office today. 

    The event can be booked through the conference website
    Tags: Smithson Plaza photography brutalism
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  2. 31.10.2016

    Roberta Marcaccio to speak at Inter=Photography and Architecture Conference in Pamplona

    Museo Universidad de Navarra 
    Pamplona, Spain 
    2-4 November 2016 

    Speaking at the International Conference Inter=Photography and Architecture this week, Roberta will first unpack the complex nature of the relationship between architecture, buildings and photography, to then introduce the way in which DSDHA, as research-oriented architects, experiment with the photographic medium; treating it as a design tool, rather than simply fixing on glossy images the final outcomes of our endeavours. 

    She will focus on DSDHA’s techniques of ‘grounded research’, which use photography as their starting point to investigate our sites and identify the latent concerns, aspirations and trends of the many individuals which inhabit them – all aspects that often remain hidden to the generic gaze of statistics and evade the canonical artifact-focused photographic representations of architecture. The images DSDHA manufacture by means of these techniques are our starting point to map what we call ‘personal landscapes’, and understand how individual narratives relate to the urban morphology as well as to the history of a place. It is from this vantage point that we then proceed to speculate on future scenarios.
    Tags: photography research grounded research theory
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