This exhibition presents three urban and three building design projects made by Florian Beigel, Philip Christou and the Architecture Research Unit, London. This is an exhibition of design drawings and sketches – design as research. Each project is accompanied by a design reference such as a painting, a photograph or a sculpture that has had an influence on the thinking and development of architectural concepts in the project. To a certain extent, these design references have been translated into a design proposal.
Cultural knowledge in architecture is embedded in the fine buildings, works of art and the fabric of the cities that exist around us. It is a matter of taking a careful look at these things to try to come to a deeper understanding about what the artists, architects and master builders of the past were trying to achieve.
In their architectural works, ARU is interested in finding ways of bringing a continuity of cultural knowledge and experience to the contemporary architectural project. When they make translations they use this body of knowledge of spatial concepts within the design process. The point is to come to an understanding of the principal spatial and tectonic relationships of a given example, and to be able to use this as a spatial concept, not an image or a style.
Recent news from The Cass
Simone ten Hompel features in new book celebrating thirty years of innovative artist-in-residence programme.
MA By Project student's work feature in online exhibition by Garland Magazine.
Monday 23 April 2018, 5pm - 6.30pm
MASS welcomes Hello Wood, an award winning Hungarian practice, who are hosting their ninth annual summer school “Cabin Fever”.
Two students have made a short film to celebrate the opening of the new roof garden which is based at Calcutta House.
Various dates and locations
A series of pop-up exhibitions curated by first year Fine Art students.
Thursday 19 April 2018, 2.00pm
A talk with guest artist Takaya Fujii about Ikebana, performativity and contemporary art.
Thursday 3 May 2018, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Peter Clossick will speak about the philosophy and ideas behind his figurative paintings from the 1980's to today.
Work by Cass Textile design student is manufactured in India and exhibited in Germany and New York following competition success.
24 April at 6.30pm
Screening of documentary exploring social cleansing in council housing, accompanied by Q and A with director Nikita Woolfe.
Theatre students performed extracts of their student projects to Adrian Berry, Artistic Director of Jackson’s Lane Theatre.
First Thursday evening of experimental sound and vision curated by Fine Art student Raisa Watkiss returns to The Cass.
19 April 2018
Cass to host International event for young change makers to coincide with Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – and you can help.
Collect Open: 27 February 2018
Exhibition at The Cass reveals results of CAMPO research project exploring the idea of ‘Dream Beds’
Cass graduate selected to exhibit alongside his tutor at prestigious exhibition to celebrate 15 years of The Aram Gallery