Two renowned Norwegian architects are giving lectures at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
The Architecture Programme at the Royal Academy has been made possible through the Drue Heinz Endowment for Architecture.
Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Piccadilly, W1;
6.30–7.30pm; £10/£5 students (includes a drink)
Jan Olav Jensen: Intention, Necessity and Accident
Monday 24 October
How do we realise architecture today? Is it possible to create interesting architecture without being a star? Norwegian architect Jan Olav Jensen, of Jensen and Skodvin, proposes that by the development of advanced and unsentimental aesthetic skills, one has the ability to negate the process of inevitable conventionalising which results in mainstream architecture. Illustrated by projects including the striking Mortensrud Church.
Magne Magler Wiggen
Monday 7 November
Magne Magler Wiggen, the director of cross-disciplinary firm MMW, will discuss a range of projects including some exciting inflatable structures, an artist's house as well as some theatre design projects. He will give details of his collaboration with artists and curators on projects such as the temporary inflatable structure in the courtyard of the National Museum of Art in Oslo. The project called 'Kiss the Frog,' a bright green inflatable building to house contemporary art was featured in the November issue of Blueprint.
For information or to book, call 020 7300 5839 or fax 020 7300 8071