Organised by Antoni Malinowski / Saturated Space

Colour Strategies

Series: Symposium
Date: Friday 11 November 2016
Time: 14:00
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 158 mins

The afternoon symposium takes its title from the recently published book that is the subject of the AA exhibition. Fiona McLachlan, one of the co-authors, will open the symposium with a presentation related to the publication. Both Antoni Malinowski and Adam Furman of Saturated Space will give presentations related to colour in architecture and in 3D design.


Saturated Space began as an AA research cluster focussed on colour in architecture and in 3D design. Adam Furman and Antoni Malinowski organised lectures and symposia where many eminent scientists, theorists and practitioners gave presentations. Saturated Space commissioned several essays and the Saturated Space website is full of fascinating colour related texts. Presently Saturated Space exists as an open research platform related to colour studies and the practical work with colour in 3D.


Antoni Malinowski is an artist who works with pigment, light, movement and time investigating the dynamic relationship that exists between pictorial and architectural spaces. Collaborations and permanent installations with architects Haworth Tompkins including the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, RIBA Stirling Prize 2014, Bolles + Wilson, Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, and Rafael Viñoly, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, 2015. He teaches the Materiality of Colour at the AA, London and is founder of the research group Saturated Space.


Fiona McLachlan is an architect and Professor of Architectural Practice at the University of Edinburgh, author of Architectural Colour in the Professional Palette (Routledge, 2012) and co-author of the Colour Strategies in Architecture book (Schwabe Verlag, 2015) and exhibition, with art historians at the Haus der Farbe, Zurich and Berlin. Her practice, E & F McLachlan Architects has completed a number of social housing and residential projects, using colour to define and articulate elements and form.


Adam Nathaniel Furman is a designer and writer. He has written for numerous publications, and has won the Blueprint Award for Design Innovation, and the UK Rome Prize for Architecture, amongst other things. He is a co-director of the Saturated Space research group based at the Architectural Association in London.


Nicholas Fox Weber runs the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation and is an author of several books - these include: Le Corbusier, A life, 2008; The Bauhaus Group, Five Masters of Modernism, 2009; Joseph and Anni Albers, 2004.


Eric Parry is the founder and principal of Eric Parry Architects established in London in 1983. His built work includes the restoration and renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Holburne Museum in Bath, One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, and the London Stock ExchangeEric Parry's architectural work and design has been shown internationally at major exhibitions, including the Royal Academy of Arts, the British School at Rome, and the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture.


Johanna Grawunder began her work with Sottsass Associati in Milan where together with Ettore Sottsass she co-designed many of the firm’s most prestigious projects. In 2001 she opened her own studio in San Francisco. Living and working between Milan and San Francisco, Grawunder has created work across the spectrum of design, from complete interiors, site-specific commissions, and large-scale public projects, to limited-edition and mass-produced furniture. Her speciality, however, is light – glowing, sculptural installations and objects that enhance the architecture of their environments. Her work has been shown and is included in many museum permanent collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CNAP, San Francisco MOMA, Art Institute Chicago and High Museum Atlanta.


Image: Polychromatic staircase hand painted by Antoni Malinowski, Donmar Dryden Street, London. Collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects, 2014. photo: Valerie Bennett



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