Adamo-Faiden. Recent Work
"The contemporary constructor understands the world as a collection of particular facts in perpetual motion, not a puzzle whose pieces will rebuild a whole when pieced to one another. He describes it as mosaic without adhesive, with free, multiple loose pieces that are valuable both independently and in relation to other, forming different changing associations and connections."
The Contemporary Constructor, Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden. Buenos Aires, February 2009.
As expressed in their 2009 essay, 'The Contemporary Constructor,' Argentinian architects Adamo and Faiden are concerned with the complex nature of the contemporary city and how architecture can both draw widely from this context and add rich new fragments. Projects include several custom-built apartment buildings in Buenos Aires made possible by Fideicomiso legal trusts that challenge models of conventional speculative housing development.
Sebastián Adamo (1977) graduated from the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA) and is currently studying for his doctorate at the Barcelona Superior Technical School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC). Since 2005 he has been working in association with Marcelo Faiden, and as a professor at the University of Buenos Aires (2002-2012) and at the University Torcuato Di Tella (2012-). The work of the practice was recently published in 2G Nº 65 magazine (Gustavo Gili Editorial, 2013).
Sebastián Adamo is a guest of David Kohn and Silvia Ullmayer's Diploma Unit 5 which is researching group custom-build housing in London. Sebastián will be joining the unit's final crits on 25th April.
Recent news from The Cass
The Cass students think outside the box at iconic London art venues.
The Cass annual festival of employability and entrepreneurship.
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
A Cass Architecture alumnus, Alex Scott-Whitby has been announced as the winner of the London Festival of Architecture’s Modern Maypole competition in the centre of London.
The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Students from The Cass recently participated in Window Wanderland, an international festive initiative developed by a Cass alumna.
Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.