Exhibition

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life

Stockholm, Sweden

1st October 2021 - 28th August 2022

arkdes.se

Arkdes' Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life opens this Friday. The comprehensive exhibition has been curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg, and designed by Caruso St John.

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Lecture

The Historic Present

HIL E1, ETH Honggerberg Zurich, Switzerland

15:45 25th November 2021

Adam Caruso will give the lecture, The Historic Present, as part of the ETH Zurich's 'Future Monuments' series of talks.

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Adam Caruso was interviewed for OASE Journal's edition on modernity. Emailing with the issue's editors, Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds, he discusses the nuances of what it means to be 'modern' and how to engage with a cities architectural codes and conventions while adding to its definition of history.

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Project update

Royale Belge

Brussels, Belgium

Enabling works are underway at the Royale Belge in Brussels. The 1970's office building is being renovated by Caruso St John in collaboration with Bovenbouw Architectuur and DDS+.

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Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their projects to a panel of guest critics including Marianna Charitonidou, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olson.

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Under construction

Kvadrat Pavilion

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Construction work continues on the Kvadrat Pavilion in Ebeltoft. The hospitality and conference space is a collaboration with artist Thomas Demand, located in the coastal dunes surrounding Kvadrat's headquarters.

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Under construction

Grosser Burstah Office Building

Hamburg, Germany

Construction continues on the Grosser Burstah office building in Hamburg. The new office building, due to be completed in 2023, is part of a larger development of the city north of the St Nikolai Memorial; with the aim to re-establish a scale and urbanism which is consistent with the older streets of the central quarter.

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Planning permission

Downing College Student Centre

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Caruso St John's design for Downing College's new Student Centre has been granted planning approval. The three-storey structure, close to the College entrance from Regent Street is part of the first phase of the practice's master plan for the college.

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Caruso St John's St Jakob Foundation has won the Auszeichnung für gute Bauten der Stadt Zürich, 2016-2020. The prizes given every five years, look to projects which develop the city's urban heritage, offer a social contribution, carefully use resources and respect their environment.

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Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021

London, United Kingdom

22nd September 2021 - 2nd January 2022

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Caruso St John have a drawing in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, curated by the artist Yinka Shonibare under the title “Reclaiming Magic”. The exhibition opens on the 22nd September. The show's architecture room has been curated by David Adjaye, with the theme of Geography and Climate.

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The exhibition Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life opens in October at ArkDes, Stockholm. To mark the occasion Gagosian director Mark Francis spoke with Adam Caruso, Kieran Long, director of ArkDes, and Swedish arts critic Anna Nittve. They discussed the extent of the exhibition's research and design, as well as the enduring legacy of Lewerentz. The interview features in the Fall 2021 edition of Gagosian Magazine.

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Planning permission

Royale Belge

Brussels, Belgium

Planning permission has been granted for the renovation and alteration of Royale Belge, a listed former company headquarters in the south of Brussels. The 39,000 sqm office building, built in 1970 and standing within a landscape that is also now listed, has been empty for the last 5 years. The new mixed use programme includes offices, hotel, health club, restaurant and co-working, and is being developed by the consortium Souverain 25.

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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

Enormous steel roof trusses are being craned into position at the Swiss Life Arena in Zurich. The roof structure will be in place within the month and the building will top-out before the end of Summer. Construction is set to complete in Spring and the building will open to the public in Summer 2022.

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Published this month is Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life. The monograph covers both his built and unrealised designs; from retail spaces, churches, cemeteries and landscapes, to exhibition architecture, graphics, product design, furniture and interiors.

The comprehensive book coincides with ArkDes' exhibition of the same name. Caruso St John has designed the exhibition, which opens in October this year.

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This annotated bibliography of writing by women about architecture was created collaboratively through conversations, invitations and spontaneous suggestions as a resource for gathering lists of texts, for encouragement, and for finding new writers. The project's editorial board is led by long-term collaborator Helen Thomas, and former Caruso St John staff members Emilie Appercé and Barbara Thüler. The project was developed with support from the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Chair of Adam Caruso.

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A selection of Caruso St John's recent competition entries feature in Issue 103 of AV Proyectos. The issue includes prize-winning designs for the new AXA office building in central Zurich, the OLMA exhibition pavilion in St Gallen, and a pair of apartment buildings in Eggen, Lucerne.

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Peter St John was interviewed by Veronica Simpson about the practice's renovation work at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. They discussed the recently completed Café and Fernery, alongside the future plans for the arts centre.

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30th anniversary event

CSTJ30: Yesterday and Today

Live-stream from London

19 November 2020

architecturefoundation.org.uk

Caruso St John Architects celebrates 30 years in practice with a new website, Instagram, and a special online event hosted by the Architecture Foundation.

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Lecture

Antwerp Real Estate

Antwerp, Belgium

5th October 2021

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Peter St John will be giving a lecture entitled, Converting office buildings into mixed-use buildings, as part of the Real Estate Society of Antwerp's symposium, The impact of corona on the office market. 

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Lecture

Caruso St John and Sigurd Lewerentz

Stockholm, Sweden

1st October

arkdes.se

To mark the opening of Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life at ArkDes, Adam Caruso will be giving a lecture on the exhibition's design process, alongside his own relationship to Lewerentz and his legacy today.

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Teaching

The Dream of the Metropolis

London, United Kingdom

13th - 18th September

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Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University hosts their summer exhibition this week. The Dream of the Metropolis celebrates Unit 12's yearlong research through their site-specific artwork, Evil Queen and Lemon Tart.

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Teaching

ETH Zürich
Interim Forever

Zurich, Switzerland

Autumn 2021

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Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Autumn semester exploring the sensibility of the interim; looking to the long history in the built environment of improvising and adapting.

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Exhibition

Archetypes at the Schweizerisches Architkturmuseum

Basel, Switzerland

28th August - 31st October

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David K. Ross' photographic series, Archetypes will be exhibited at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel from the 28th August to the 31st October. Façade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena feature as part of exhibition.

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An interview with Caruso St John on their work at Tate Britain features in Design in Dialogue. The publication is the second book in Ruby Press' series Chapters, it focuses on how design processes can be shaped through dialogue.

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