Lecture by Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe
Date: Monday 18th February 2013
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Place: Lecture Theatre (QA080), Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Navy College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS
Benjamin Garcia Saxe’s ‘A Forest for a Moon Dazzler’ won first prize in the private house category at World Architecture Festival (2010) held in Barcelona.
‘The architect addressed the practical and emotional needs of his mother’s security by creating a home for her to occupy alone, while also satisfying his inventive curiosity with a new form of bamboo moucharabieh screen that responds to movement and light. In his narrative there was sincerity in how the character and needs of the client related to the final architectural outcome,’ said the jury.
Benjamin will be speaking about this project, on more recent projects such as ‘Containers of Hope’ and give an overview of his practice.