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2014 UQ Architecture lecture series–Martyn Hook

By Administrator | 20 March 2014

The 2014 UQ Architecture lecture series is here! Kicking off THIS Tuesday 25 March with Martyn Hook and Finn Pedersen from iredale pedersen hook, the series is sure to create new knowledge and provoke discussion around the practice of architecture, in line with curator John deManicor's theme of '720+'.

To get your warmed up for Tuesday night, we asked Martyn Hook a few questions about what you can expect to hear from their lecture, what inspires them and who their double doppelgänger's are...

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What does a typical day look like for you?
At any point in time Finn, will be on a plane to the far North West to drive for an hour or more to a project across red dust, on the other hand I  will be on a tram poking at my phone or scratching in a small notebook and Adrian might be driving to the South West with water colour sketches in hand to discuss a project and a surfboard in the back.

What can attendees to your UQ Architecture lecture expect to hear?
A chat about some ideas behind an architectural practice by me then pictures of buildings in the desert and a chat about why they are there by Finn. 

Where do you go to get design inspiration?
IN EVERYTHING! Architects begin as perceptive observers.

What are your top 5 favourite design books?
These are mine...Finn and Adrian may or may not agree...its the nature of our practice.

Mies in America by Phyllis Lambert

Natural History by Herzog & de Meuron

Works by Martin Creed

RE:CP by Cedric Price

Changing the Art of Inhabitation by Alison and Peter Smithson

*For bonus points, check out Adrian' s fav design books at the end of this post!

If you weren’t a designer, what would you do?
Hmmm. The only other career I considered was Marine Biology. Finn would be rock climbing. Adrian? pro surfer! 

What has been your greatest achievement?

Outside of Design, what inspires your work?
See question 3 (top 5 fav design books).

Who is your double doppelgänger? 
This is hard. Ok.  Adrian; Patrick Swayze in Point Break with Mr Bean, and Finn; Willy Wonka (the original) with David Attenborough, Martyn; George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in House.

Martyn will speak alongside Finn Pedersen as part of the 2014 UQ Architecture lecture series on Tuesday 25 March from 6pm. Tickets are FREE, bookings required.


Bonus–Adrian's top 5 fav design books...

Hans Scharoun by Peter Blundell Jones

Time Architecture: Arquitecturas Del Tiempo by Enric Miralles

Alvaro Siza by Cianchetta Alessandra & Molteni Enrico

Back to the Front: Tourisms of War by Ricardo Scofidio & Elizabeth Diller

Sigurd Lewerentz two part book series


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