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Jonathan Sergison: Reflections on the european city Prague

by · Mar 2, 2017 · 336 views ·

Cities are where most of us spend the majority of our working lives. Adding to them and offering solutions for their densification, particularly housing, is one of the most common tasks we undertake in architectural practice. Indeed, housing is the largest component (70%) of the built fabric of any city and the need to accommodate changing housing needs and growing populations is a issue European cities continue to face is different ways. Drawing upon the recent work of Sergison Bates architects, this lecture will consider strategies for dealing with the current and future needs of the contemporary European city. Together with Stephen Bates, Jonathan Sergison is the founding partner of a renowned architectonic office Sergison Bates Architects. Their projects are able to include all levels of architecture and urbanism within their scope – from family houses, residential and public buildings, to urban planning projects. Jonathan Sergison deals with theory of architecture, too. Before the foundation of his own architectonic practice, he worked with David Chipperfield. He taught and lectured at several universities; today he is a professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (CH). sergisonbates.com

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