Project 24/821. Jun - 30. Jun 14 / ended 24/8 Work
Sat 21 June 11am-1pm/5pm-9pm.Sun 22 June 12pm-6pm.Mon 23 June-30 June By appointment only.
Project 24/8 Open House #LFA2014
Sponsored by drinks brand Maraska and as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2014, Helen Brough & Emmett Roepke will be holding an open weekend at their practice in Highgate, North London to celebrate the 'free spirit' that is village life.
Focussing on their recent tree-house project nearing completion in Los Angeles-Project 24/8 will be showcasing technical drawings, photos and a 3D printed scale version(Available to purchase) that illustrate how state of the art materials and technology can exist side by side with nature; and that the concept of downtime can fuse effortlessly with the work environment when good design listens.
Here Emmett Roepke explains:
“This is a concept developed as a retreat space placed up into a large tree, which resides within the residential premises. The client was interested in having a personal space that could be used for meditation, work, partial living and entertaining. The criterion was, to supply a muted small tree dwelling that can adapt from an open-air natural day-lit theme to a closed dark quiet one. The space feature requirements include, a small Franklin Stove/Oven, flip down bed, retractable skylight, retractable windows, flip down seating, desk, shelves, drawers, compartments and 2-drop boxes. The exterior skin is composed of charred cedar and a baked wood finish on the interior”
In addition to the architecture, 24/8 will also be showing Helen Brough’s impressive large scale glass installations. With a reference to Oriental art and poetry- these delicate fired enamel drawings are illuminated with subtle LED lights, creating a gentle symbiosis between the old and modern order.
“The influences of Japanese and Chinese painting have had a dramatic impact on my work. Certain periods, such as the Southern Sung Dynasty (960 -1279), are particularly influential, because during this time, landscapes served as metaphors for the painter’s feelings, which became increasingly significant. The patterns and forms of rocks mixed with trees became concentrated areas of poetic expression, while painting and poetry were fused together as symbiotic expressions. My formula substitutes rocks with extremely modern, man-made structures that convey chaotic senses and emotions. Perhaps this sounds romantic, but I was drawn to this period for that reason”……Helen Brough.
Project 24/8 will be an open event on 21/22 June and then By Appointment for the remainder of the festival.
Helen Brough studied at the Chelsea School of Art and received the Prix de Rome Prize at the British School of Rome along with the Prince Charles Travel Scholarship. She has worked and lived as an artist in Rome, NYC and Omaha and has been awarded grants from the Soros Foundation, the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art and the Triangle Arts Association. Brough is presently the creative director for 24/8 and also a board member of the Triangle Arts Association in New York.
Emmett Roepke received his architectural training from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has an M.A. in Architecture. During his early career in Chicago, he met Rem Koolhaas and had an awarding opportunity to work for OMA on the McCormack Tribune Campus Centre. He later ended up working for VOA where in 2000 he moved to New York to work on projects for Perkins & Will and Rockwell Group. In 2003, he started Pan-Cosmotecture, which specializes in architecture, art, graphics, media, and green technology. For the past 3 years, he has extended his work to serve as a partner for the architecture division of 24/8.
248Work has an office in Madison Ave, New York as well as London. This event is strictly about our London office.
Taste Croatia is the official distributor of the historic 'Maraska' brand and Project24/8 sponsor.248Work are proud to collaborate with a brand whose core values are honesty, mutual respect, reliability and purity of vision.
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), now in its 10th year, celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. Taking place throughout June, the annual festival provokes questions about the contemporary and future life of the city, and promotes positive change to its public realm. The city-wide programme is delivered by leading cultural and academic institutions alongside associated projects by practices and individuals.
London Festival of Architecture runs from 1 – 30 June. www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
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