Futuro House
Futuro House, restored and transported to London by artist Craig Barnes

Futuro House – ideas and principles in 1960s spatial design

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LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE – 9 June 2016, 18.45 – 20.00

At Central Saint Martins, King’s Cross, London N1

An evening talk with artist Craig Barnes and academic staff from Central Saint Martins Spatial Practices Programme. This will also be an opportunity to visit Futuro House, an icon of 1960s futuristic space-age architecture, restored and transported to London by Barnes and now housed on the CSM rooftop.

The discussion will be led by Marianna Wahlsten, editor and founder of Grand Tour Magazine, and will investigate innovation in 1960s spatial design, the impact on social interaction and the relevance of 1960s architectural forms today, when technology enables almost anything. In what ways do organic, playful and sculptural forms influence our social world?

Futuro House was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. You can find more information on Craig Barnes’ project here.

The event is supported by the Finnish Institute. Tickets cost £8, including a complimentary drink after the talk, and can be purchased through the Platform Theatre box office

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