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.
The 'Supercrit' will present six selected student projects to the guests. The student's work on show is from three of the university's design units, including 'Learning Transformation/Transforming Learning', run by Lorenzo De Chiffre & Katharina Paschburg, Eva Mair, Katherina Putzer, and Artem Kitaev.
The afternoon panel discussion will explore through personal experiences, working with existing buildings, and how it can be strengthened in design teaching.
Photo. Warehouse, Wiedikon, Zurich. © Philip Heckhausen
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.
Marco Biagi explores the approach of international practices to decommissioned industrial buildings. Citing a range of recently completed projects, including Caruso St John's Veemgebouw, he discusses the rise of adaptive reuse. Biagi explains through our urgent environmental crisis, the reuse of industrial plants and depots is more necessary than ever, offering a new challenging creative outlet for contemporary architects.
A New Agenda for Gottfried Semper
Friday 17th March 2023
Adam Caruso will be speaking on the theme of ‘Semper and Material Culture’, as part of the book launch for A New Agenda for Gottfried Semper. Alongside Elena Chestnova, Murray Fraser, Michael Gnehm, and Sonja Hildebrand, Adam will discuss the mid-nineteenth century’s emphatic interest in material history against the backdrop of the precariousness of a life in exile confronted with a globalised world.
Valerie Verhack with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn
Live-stream from Leuven, Belgium
8 April 2021
Museum Leuven's curator Valerie Verhack in conversation with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn of 51n4e architects, part of a series of events around the museum's retrospective of the work of Thomas Demand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London, United Kingdom
22nd June – 2nd July
Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University hosts their summer exhibition next week.
Final Review: Re-form
31st May and 1st June
Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Céline Bessire, Maria Conen, Fredi Fischli, Françoise Fromonot, Tine Milz, and Niels Olsen.