Dr Pavlos Philippou will be presenting the public lecture:

Cultural Building’s Genealogy of Originality: The Individual, the Unique and the Singular.

This will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 10th August 2011, Level 5 Architecture Studios – Faculty of DAB (Building 6), 702 – 730 Harris St, Broadway 2007

In recent years cultural buildings have proliferated widely as keystones within strategies of urban development and regeneration. From both an historical and performative dimension, there is a fairly consistent attempt to problematise these buildings as unique, distinctive and novel. While considering projects such as Gehry’s Guggenheim in Bilbao, Lina Bo Bardi’s Sao Paolo Museum of Art and the National theatre in London. This lecture will investigate the continuities but also the dynamism and differentiation that architecture brings to the urban field.

Dr PAVLOS PHILIPPOU is an architect engaged in practice, teaching and research. He has taught at the Architectural Association (AA) and he has lectured and participated in juries for various universities in both Cyprus and the United Kingdom. He is currently practicing with J+A Philippou architects engineers. His work has been published and exhibited internationally – including a winning Europan entry. He has completed all three of his degrees –  Diploma, MA (Housing & Urbanism, Distinction) and Ph.D. – at the AA.