Out of the Ordinary Celebratory Festival, 7 February 2015

Accompanying the exhibition Out of the Ordinary, architects will host a series of talks and workshops on Saturday 7 February 2015, celebrating Korean architecture.

Date: 4 February 2015

On Saturday 7 February, The Cass will present a symposium of workshops and talks celebrating Korean Architecture and its relation to wider Korean culture.

The festival accompanies the exhibition Out of the Ordinary, and is presented in association with The British Council and the Korean Cultural Centre.

The workshops, Endless Triangles, run by Joho Architecture, and Material Landscape, presented by Wise Architecture, will run concurrently with each centring on a different architectural technique.

These hands on workshops will encourage participants to actively engage with the projects on show in the exhibition and with architectural techniques seen around their own environments.

Jeonghun Lee from Joho Architecture presents Endless Triangles (12-2pm). Using paper-thin sheets of steel, Lee will demonstrate varying methods of construction and fabrication for steel exteriors and structures.

Material Landscapes (12-1.30pm) will be presented by the team from Wise Architecture with London-based architect Chris Dyson who will lead a walking tour of the local area. The tour will take participants around east London comparing the domestic and industrial use of brick here and in Seoul. The workshop concludes with a visual presentation and discussion on the use of brick architecture in Korea.

The festival will finish with a panel discussion, Generation A: what it means to be a young architect in Korea and the UK (2.30-4pm). The conversation will analyse the contextual considerations young architects need to make and draws parallels between the Korean and the UK architecture market. The panel will pose the question, “is it possible to identify a specific condition of being ‘young’ in architecture?”

The panel is made up of Out of the Ordinary curator Hyungmin Pai, Haewon Shin from Lokaldesign, Philip Christou of the Architecture Research Unit, and architecture critic Ellis Woodman.

The discussion will be chaired by Vicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council.

Richardson comments:

“It is fascinating to compare the experiences of young architects in the UK and Korea. In the UK young architects can be entrepreneurial but have lowered their expectations about building on a large scale; whereas in Korea, the scale of development is impossible to ignore and the level of ambition seems greater”

The workshops and panel discussion are free to the public. However, space is limited so please book a place via Eventbrite:

Endless Triangles Workshop: http://endlesstriangles.eventbrite.co.uk
Material Landscape Workshop: http://materiallandscape.eventbrite.co.uk
Generation A Discussion: http://generationa.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 7th February programme

Endless Triangles: 12- 2pm
Material Landscape: 12-1.30pm

Panel Discussion:
Generation A: What it means to be a young architect in Korea and the UK: 2.30-4pm

Events will be held at the Cass Bank Gallery, Central House, E1 7PF.

aerial view of the Chang Ucchin Museum in Korea,