Fourth Door News

Re-envisioning architectural symposia – two versions



I – In Lewes – This Saturday 29th September
Building with Water Symposium with MakingLewes
Water, Building, Architecture, Material Sources and the Future Symposium

Saturday September 29th, 13.30 – 18.00 Fitzroy House, Lewes, BN7 2AD Tickets – £8.50 Concessions – £6.50 – Tickets availalble via Eventbrite

Featuring: Ruhul Abdin, Paraa (Dhaka-London architectural studio) and Niklaus Graber curator of the international Bengal Stream   Bangladeshi architecture exhibition. Talking about how water defines building culture across sea level Bangladesh

Richard Coutts – principal  BACA Architects  – leading UK specialist floating buildings studio

Clare Whistler and Charlotte Still, co-founders of Pevensey Marshes Water Week Festival

Jane Trowell from  PLATFORM

Andri Snaer Magnasson, Icelandic poet and environmentalist whose Dreamland  book and film activism was instrumental in stopping the massive damming of central Highlands Iceland

Maggie Black – world water and sanitation authority and author of the Global Atlas of Water Chamchamal

Healing Garden for Victims of Torture and War Trauma, Northern (Kurdistani) Iraq with Leon Radeljic from ZRS

Architects/Engineers  and Leif Hinrichson from the  Jiyan Foundation

Building with Water is part of  Make Lewes Festival 2018  in association with MakingLewes –




II – In London – October 6 th at the Waterloo Oasis City Farm
Root & Branch – A Timber and Natural Materials All Dayer
Co-hosted with Feilden Fowles Architects

6th October 2018, 10.00am – 19.00, 18 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo City Farm, London, SE1 7QP Map

Highlighting CLT, regional British engineered timber and timber framing, thatch and rammed earth and complementing Fourth Door’s Unstructured Where Is CLT Going? edition

With themed talk sessions through the day, building visits, workshops, and a timber and natural materials micro fair

Where is CLT going?
Prof Gerhard Schickhofer, Graz Technical University – Professor
was instrumental in the early CLT research and the beginnings of Austria’s first CLT factory; KLH

Andrew Waugh, WaughThistleton at the forefront of London’s CLT revolution, including two landmark projects, Murray Grove and Dalston Lane

Liam Dewar, Eurban, the original UK CLT engineering and building company

Jonas Lencer, from dRMM, architects of Kingsdale School sports hall, the first UK CLT building and leading the turn to 21 st Century engineered timber in Britain

Regional UK timber and carpentry collaborations
Ed Fowles, Feilden Fowles, Root & Branch’s co-hosts on their timber projects including Homerton College, Cambridge

Steve Johnson and Nick Meech, Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre, E Sussex , the pioneering Sussex timber centre

Alex Thomas and Jan Ciechanowicz, Timber Workshop and Pete Laidler, Structure Workshop, carpenters and engineers of the Oasis City Farm community barn

Adam Milton, Carpenter Oak & Woodland, the original oak and timber frame building company

Thatch – Renewing Bio-Based materials
James Todd, Architype – architect of the Enterprise Centre, their University of East Anglia showcase natural materials project and the first thatch facaded building in Britain

Rammed Earth – Ground Up Building
Rowland Keable, Rammed Earth Consulting, the UK’s leading rammed earth specialist

Philip Gumuchjidan – On Gmuchjdian’s Studio’s rammed earth work at this years Venice Biennale Tread Lightly Armenian Pavilion exhibition


Free though limited places, booking recommended via Eventbrite

An in-depth interview with Gerhard Schickhofer is here

Root & Branch speakers have been organised by Fourth Door and
co-hosted with FeildenFowles

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