Public Lecture by Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Opening address by Prof. Martyn Hook
Explore how the award-winning practice- Matharoo Associates- deals with the local climate, culture and context in the design process.
Matharoo Associates is a 25 year old practice that began operations in Ahmedabad, India in 1992. The studio calls themselves romantics- governed by emotion over calculation, and affected by beauty more than gain.
In 2013, Gurjit Singh Matharoo was conferred an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The diverse range of projects have brought the firm International and Domestic recognition, including the 2011 International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum, the 2010 Architectural Review House Award and the 2009 AR Emerging Architecture Award, to name a few. Projects are injected with a potent dose of wit, so buildings are not sterile, but playful fun to be in. It is coupled with their internal working philosophy of extreme restraint, ‘when in doubt, reduce; when not in doubt, surely reduce'.
Gurjit is currently Chair for Architectural Design at his alma mater CEPT University, Ahmedabad where he has been visiting faculty since 1990, and is the founder member of the Architectural workshop ‘Pan India Travel Studio’.
Seating is limited, to confirm your attendance please register through the link below.
Monday 15 October 5.30 - 6.30pm
RMIT Design Hub
Building 100 Level 3 Room 1
Corner Swanston and Victoria St, Carlton 3053