Thoughts on a lecture by Eliot Postma of Heatherwick Studios

Thomas Heatherwick was not an architect.

One interesting fact from a lecture by Eliot Postma of Heatherwicks followed by the statement that not having the ‘baggage’ of architectural education is one of the reasons for his undeniable success. Thomas is a maker. He leads his 200 plus disciples from a collection of buildings in the King’s Cross Development area in central London. The most important place is the workshop. This is what differentiates him from other similarly sized architectural practices in the UK. Postma describes how Heatherwick himself is closely involved with every project in the practice but keen to take on board all good ideas from all sources including a part one student on their first day.

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Alberto Viega: Fabrizio Barozzi

The talk was being given by one half of Fabrizio Barozzi, Italian architect Alberto Viega. He was literally only in Bangkok for 24hrs having flown all the way to give the lecture at IMPACT. I didn’t know whether to be flattered or somewhat insulted- Bangkok’s awesome, is his time really that precious? was the fuel used in his transport really that insignificant? I digress…Read More