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New Now Next 2014

IAF Director Nathalie Weadick and Arup Director Rory McGowan launch New Now Next 2014 in the Former Pathology Building of Earlsfort Terrace, home of the IAF. 

New Now Next is a series of public talks curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Arup, revealing current and next generation ideas and architects from across the globe. We are delighted to announce our 2014 line up.

September 10th – Minsuk Cho – Mass Studies
Venue and booking announced in August.

Mass Studies was founded in 2003 by Minsuk Cho in Seoul, Korea, as a critical investigation of architecture in the context of mass production, intensely over-populated urban conditions, and other emergent cultural niches that define contemporary society.
He co-curated an exhibition titled “Named Design” with Anthony Fontenot for the Gwangju Design Biennale 2011, directed by Seung H-Sang and Ai Weiwei. Minsuk Cho is the Commissioner of the Korean Pavilion and winner of the Golden Lion for Best National Participation for “Crow’s Eye View: The Korean peninsula” at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.

November 21st – Ole Scheeren – Büro OS
Venue and booking to be announced in November.

Ole Scheeren is a German architect and principal of Büro Ole Scheeren with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. Educated at the universities of Karlsruhe and Lausanne, he graduated from the Architectural Association in London and was awarded the RIBA Silver Medal. Prior to launching Büro Ole Scheeren in March 2010, Scheeren was Director and Partner along with Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and led the design and realization of the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.


Previous New Now Next talks in 2014

May 7th – Samuli Woolston – ALA Architects
Samuel Beckett Theatre,
Trinity College.

Samuli Woolston is one of the four founding partners at ALA Architects, a studio that has played a prominent role in the development of an entirely new generation of architecture in Finland. ALA has demonstrated its ability to design and put into practice impressive architecture on an international scale, and Woolston is known particularly for his considerate and artistic design approach. His interest in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural design is evident in his work as lead designer of the Lappeenranta City Theatre.

The talk was introduced by Michael Corr, Creative Director of PLACE, Belfast and was followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Tiger Beer.

June 25th – A New Generation 

Laurence Lord – Architecture Practice+Experimentation
Lucy Jones – Lucy Jones Architects
Steve Larkin – Steve Larkin Architects

A New Generation is a panel of 3 Irish architects. Laurence Lord, from Architecture Practice+Experimentation (Amsterdam and Copenhagen), Lucy Jones (Dublin and Brussels) and Steve Larkin (Dublin) will take to the stage to discuss their work from a national and international perspective. 

Be ahead of the crowd, become a member of the IAF and avail of special advanced booking, find out more on www.architecturefoundation.ie/support-us-become-a-member