Building Britain’s Ideal

Building Britain’s Ideal

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 6th Feb 2018

In this discussion, architects, developers, planners and heritage consultants will consider the enduring value of building in historic styles: is the pseudo-Georgian style an homage, a pastiche, or a real crowd-pleaser?

The Georgian house is the most enduringly popular and recognisable style of residential architecture in Britain: whether authentically historical or a contemporary new-build the Georgian style has retained its importance to the British people for over 300 years, holding within it deep-seated cultural and social implications.

This event rounds up the RIBA exhibition Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture, taking the artist’s thesis to the disciplinary sphere. Representatives from across the UK construction industry - from Britain’s largest housebuilders, to policy advisors, independent architects and commentators - are invited to reflect on the importance of traditional aesthetics in Britain’s architectural fabric and identity.

Using Bronstein’s provocative observations as a starting point, Building Britain’s Ideal will be a candid discussion around architectural authenticity, artifice, value and meaning within the context of the contemporary built environment.
Confirmed speakers include:

Bob Meanwell, Chief Design Executive at Barratt Homes

Liz Peace, former Chief Executive of the British Property Federation & Chair of the Shadow Government Property agency

Ben Pentreath, independent architect and interior designer

Alan Powers, historian, writer & educator, editor of Twentieth Century Architecture for The Twentieth Century Society

Cost: £29


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Europe/London Building Britain’s Ideal In this discussion, architects, developers, planners and heritage consultants will consider the enduring value of building in historic styles. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/02/06/building-britains-ideal-160838 Royal Institute of British Architects,66 Portland Place,,London

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