The What Now? Collaborative uses drawing, film, sound, talks and built initiatives to explore the architectural profession. What Now? initiatives actively encourage discourse to define/ redefine the roles of the architect and understand what this means for the construction industry in England and abroad.
One Marylebone, formerly Holy Trinity Church, was built in 1826-28 to the designs of Sir John Soane to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon.
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837) was arguably England's finest architect in the Neo-Classical style. His architectural works are distinguished by their clean lines, massing of simple form, decisive detailing, careful proportions and skillful use of light sources. His best-known work was the Bank of England, a building that had a widespread effect upon commercial architecture.
Grade I listed by English Heritage, One Marylebone is one of only three London churches by Soane; it was the most expensive and now considered to be the most architecturally distinguished. His influence of the Neo Classical is evident in the portico of the church and his constant desire to work with light is never more evident than it is in the 1st Floor Galleries. Apart from the loss of the original chancel the basic structure of Soane's church survives complete and is of huge national architectural and historical significance.
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Originally scheduled for Tuesday 9 August 2011, the debate was postponed due to the riots that spread across London. The rescheduled date will be released shortly. Watch this space!
The debate will discuss issues facing the architectural profession. Invited guest panellists include representatives of the architectural profession including small, medium and large sized practices, academics, students and journalists. Places on the guestlist are very limited so if you would like to attend the event, please send us an email at email@example.com with a little bit about you and why you would like to attend.
Panellists include Maxwell Hutchinson, John Assael, Dr Rachel Armstrong, Tyeth Gundry and Alison Coutinho.
Exhibitors included Gundry & Ducker, iGuzzini, Light Bureau, Alison Coutinho, Dan Slavinsky, Greg Skinner, Josep Munoz Perez (our international design competition winner), the debate and the postcards!
Photographs above courtesy of Zander Olsen
Photographs above courtesy of Rick Roxburgh