Tuesdays@Tusculum - Living Cities

By Australian Institute Of Architects
daytime nighttime

April 29, 2014

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011


Curator:       Allen Jack + Cottier team – Intangible
Moderator:   Lachlan Howe and Adam Higginbotham
Speakers:    Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin is an award-winning architect and artist with over 30 years’ experience exhibiting and practicing internationally. His work spans the built to the speculative, sculptural to the pragmatic. Richard divides his time between running his Sydney based practice, art studio and teaching, in his role as Professor of Fine Arts and Design at COFA (UNSW).

Living cities draws upon Goodwin’s research into the complex structures of cities. Posting opposition to Modern and Postmodern interpretations of the city, Goodwin explains the city using coral reefs as a typological model. Fundamental to this argument that a process of continuing transformation of existing structures within cities is more desirable than a modernist process that relies on “terrain vague.” 

This idea is put forward not only as a possible new architectural typology for city buildings but also as a methodology of design and urban planning which is fundamental to any discussion of “sustainable design” practice.


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Eleni Ragogo
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