Ricardo Bofill

Taller de Arquitectura

Series: Evening Lecture
Date: 5/3/2015
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 80 mins

Architecture should now draw on difference and cultural diversity, immersion in local cultures, and climatic, ethnic and regional contrasts as a source of inspiration and creativity if it is to be consistent with the current diverse world.

Looking back over fifty years of experimentation with the architectural idiom, having outlived Structuralism and other trends -ranging from the utopias of the sixties to history revivalism, from Postmodernism to Deconstructivism, Minimalism and Conceptual Art - I now regard such trends as partial attempts to achieve a personal language. Architecture has leapt to the forefront of formal research. The new architecture of the 21st Century will gradually take shape as the consequence of a series of social definitions, still to be formulated, in the fields of knowledge and science.

Ricardo Bofill was born in Barcelona in 1939. He graduated from the School of Architecture in Geneva. In 1963 he gathered a group of architects, engineers, sociologists and philosophers, creating the basis for what today is the Taller de Arquitectura (Architectural Workshop) an international team with 50 years experience. 


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