Exhibiting good architecture

#120 [00:36:03] | 18.09.2015 | 1 comments
Edward Jones

Our guest this week has over the last 35 years been tasked with bringing some of London’s most precious cultural landmarks up to date. Projects including the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House and more recently the highly controversial traffic sharing scheme at Exhibition Road.

Edward Jones, co-founder of Dixon Jones talks to Michael Hammond about London’s architecture today and the importance of teaching architecture by those practising it.

Sound track; “Night Train by The Oscar Peterson Trio, was always a favourite during late night working sessions,” Edward Dixon

Edward Jones is a WAN AWARDS judge.

One thought on “Exhibiting good architecture

  1. Many thanks for this, a most informative interview, and thanks to Edward for his candid transparency, increasingly rare in today’s world

    “Safety Deposit Boxes”….now that’s truly an indictment, although I’d be quick to suggest that its a phenomenon found in many commercial cities (the world over); its certainly not easy to ‘reset’ that economy as there’s a whole food-chain therein

    “Greedy Architecture”…a very soul-searching description…but I guess it’s the architect’s role to guide this ‘appetite-process’ to a wholesome and sustainable outcome…albeit an increasingly complex and infringed role. (greedy) Developer driven interventions are probably here (to stay) for a while, indeed professional bodies have a huge task to ensure that the right ideals shape the discuss

    “Those who can do, those who can’t teach”….sad perspective, but narrow and self-descriptive (to the wider profession) if I may add. Practice should be involved in teaching and teaching should be involved in practice, its the only was to ensure future-proofing of both education and practice

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