6th May 2022
Director Rod Heyes and Project Architect Paula Schilliger present the practice’s masterplan for Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, Scotland, as part of the Architecture Foundation's series of talks exploring the typology of the artist's studio.
Since 1900, the house has been a significant cultural site for Scottish artists, hosting residencies and education programmes. In 2015, Caruso St John was asked to design a masterplan for the site, renovating the historic artist studios and inserting new interventions, enabling the organisation to realise its vision as a publicly accessible cultural resource for the twenty-first century.
The series has been developed by the Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery to coincide with its current exhibition ‘A Century of the Artist’s Studio 1920 – 2020’ which runs until 29 May 2022.
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.
Arbroath, United Kingdom
27 May 2021
Caruso St John have completed renovation work on the fernery and glasshouse at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, which opens to the public today. This is the first phase in the wider redevelopment of the Category A listed arts centre.
Arbroath, United Kingdom
Caruso St John have been appointed architects for the development of Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath, Scotland.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022
London, United Kingdom
21 June — 21 August 2022
Caruso St John have four drawings in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, curated by the artist Alison Wilding under the theme 'Climate'. The exhibition opens on the 21st June.
Building in Hamburg
In a talk for the Architecture Foundation, Associate Ben Speltz presents Caruso St John's work in Hamburg over the past decade, focusing on the practice's approach to working within the urban fabric of the city centre and introducing two recently completed projects, the Gortz Palais and Grosser Burstah Office Building.
Adam Caruso in conversation with Federico Tranfa
8th May 2023
Adam Caruso will be in conversation with Casabella’s editor Federico Tranfa at the Theatro Milano for the magazine’s annual lecture series. The discussion will focus on the design process, exploring projects like the recently completed Swiss Life Arena.
Peter St John's London Met Unit will investigate the theme of Second Life. The term comes from the artist and social activist Theaster Gates, who states that almost everything can be reused. This is evident in his work which has involved collating discarded objects and materials, as well as salvaging and refurbishing whole buildings.
Students will look at the question of how to renew buildings; how construction can be less energy-demanding and creating systems where buildings are indivisible components in a regenerating ecological system.
Reuse in Teaching
16th February 2023
Adam Caruso and fellow guests Jan De Vylder, Elke Krasny and Astrid Staufer will attend a 'Supercrit' and panel discussion on conversion in architecture, to mark the end of an exhibition of student work at TU Wien.
Transformation and Resources
Nottingham, United Kingdom
21st February 2023
Peter St John will give a lecture entitled, Transformation and Resources, at the University of Nottingham's Department of Architecture and Built Environment, on the 21st of February. The talk will explore the recent work of the office that focuses on the transformation of existing buildings.
Design by Thinking of
Resources, Material and Transformation
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
25th January 2023
Peter St John will give a lecture at the Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, discussing several of the practice's recent projects with a focus on the themes of Resources, Material and Transformation.
Final Review: Reframe, Rearrange, Repeat
Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Anne Femmer, Peter Fischli, Marina Olsen and Florian Summa.
Reframe, Rearrange, Repeat
Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Autumn semester working on a group of structures around Helvetiaplatz in Zurich. Through model-making and drawing students will engage with not only the adaptive reuse of existing buildings, but also how we can reframe the cultural value of them.