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.

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ETH Zurich
Reframe, Rearrange, Repeat

Zurich, Switzerland

Autumn 2022

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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.

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Project Review

Hospitalfield

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.

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Teaching

Summer Show
London Met

London, United Kingdom

22nd June – 2nd July

Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University hosts their summer exhibition next week.

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Teaching

ETH Zürich
Final Review: Re-form

31st May and 1st June

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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.

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Lecture

History and its Opposite

L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille

12th May 2022

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Adam Caruso will give a lecture entitled History and its Opposite for the Tools Conference at the L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille.

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Lecture

You cannot take risks without failing

Zurich, Switzerland

6pm (CET), 15th March 2022

Adam Caruso is taking part in the Institut für Entwurf und Architektur One Building lecture series at ETH Zurich. His lecture, You cannot take risks without failing, will take place at the ONA building Fokushalle on 15th March, 18.00 hrs.

Lecture

Reuse, Recycle
Lessons in Sustainable Architecture

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

10th February 2022

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Peter St John is taking part in TU Eindhoven's lecture series, Lessons in Sustainable Architecture. His talk, Reuse, Recycle will discuss the practice's renovation projects with a focus on their sustainability and design process.

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Teaching

ETH Zurich
Re-form

Zurich, Switzerland

Spring 2022

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Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Spring semester exploring the protestant churches of Zurich; spiritual, social and spatial public resources that are underused in the city.

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Peter St John presents a lecture on the work of James Stirling, as part of Second Floor, a new series in partnership with Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (MASS) at London Met. The series includes lectures by each of the school's unit tutors, in which they present the work of an architect that has influenced their practice.

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Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Oliver Lütjens, Tine Milz, Li Tavor, Matthias Winter.

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Lecture

Rod Heyes, Small Talk

Newcastle, United Kingdom

15th November 2021

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Caruso St John director Rod Heyes will be giving a 'small talk' for Newcastle University's Architecture Society. He discusses ideas of intention and realisation, the value in existing situations and building's constant states of change; referring to the work of Robert Smithson, Edgar Degas, Atelier Bow-Wow and Paul Serusier.

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Intern Rachel Caul has received a RIBA Bronze Medal Commendation for her final year project, Reclaiming the Ruin. Rachel studied in Studio 2, led by Caruso St John Director, Rod Heyes.

The RIBA President's Medals are international awards presented annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects to architecture students or recent graduates and are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in architectural education.

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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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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

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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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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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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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Project Review

Falconhoven Apartment Building

13 May 2021

Project Architect James Hand discusses Caruso St John's Falconhoven Apartment Building as part of the Architecture Foundation's new series of online talks. The building, completed last year, forms part of an urban block designed in collaboration with Flemish architects Bovenbouw and ONO Architectuur, and Dutch architects Rapp + Rapp.

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This week Adam Caruso will give an online lecture to students at TU Wien, discussing the practice's work on Sir John Soane's Museum.

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Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena will host an Engadin Art Talk in the autumn.

The E.A.T programme this year will stage a range of virtual and in-person events under the theme of 'Longue Durée'; how we can interpret crises as opportunities for fundamental structural change.

Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Spring semester investigating models for collective living.

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Lecture

Why are we building?

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

19 January 2021

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Adam Caruso will give an online lecture at the University of Manitoba from 12.00 CST (18.00 London time). The lecture is open to all – registration is at the link above.