Lecture: Peter Barber Architects
Date: 24 January 2019
Phil Hamilton is co-Director of Peter Barber Architects, having worked with Peter for seventeen years. He has co-designed and built various award-winning projects considered to be exemplars of contemporary street-based housing. The practice believes that streets and squares are the only way to arrange urban housing, and see their projects as pieces of city, rather than housing estates. Phil will be presenting various completed and in-progress projects that demonstrate the practice’s approach, culminating in the presentation of 100 Mile City, a theoretical large-scale proposal for a circumferential edge city that surrounds London.
Peter Barber Architects are an award-winning design-orientated practice currently in the process of building hundreds of homes on complex urban and suburban sites across London. PBA are considered to be experts in achieving higher densities with medium- to low-rise buildings, maximising the number of front doors to the street, and minimising the amount of communal corridor, deck and lifts. They see their projects as celebrations of the social life of the street.
The practice’s varied portfolio of work is underpinned by a consistent commitment to radical solutions and excellence in design. Peter Barber Architects’ innovative approach has secured many accolades and awards including numerous RIBA Awards and Masterplan, Regeneration and Housing Design Awards, including two housing projects being mid-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize and another winning the NLA ‘Building of the Year’ prize in 2017. The practice has been UK ‘Architect of the Year for Housing’ three times in the last decade.
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