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Guest Talk & Workshop: ANNA LIU - 27 June 2023

Guest Talk & Workshop: ANNA LIU - 27 June 2023

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TALK & WORKSHOP: Tuesday, 27 June, 6.30-8pm
Location: Studio, 26 Exmouth Market, EC1 4QE 

This talk & workshop, led by architect Anna Liu, will explore different types of architectural drawings, specifically, ones that relate to how architecture embeds nature. In the work of Tonkiu Liu, this emerges in three scales, nature as symbols, as elements, and as design exemplars.

Human beings have always connected to nature through stories, symbols, archetypes. Architecture evokes these through a clarity of leitmotifs. Might the right drawings for these be thumbnail diagrams ? Sunlight, rainfall, wind, are integral part of architecture. Would experiential drawings convey these ? Nature abounds with design exemplars that can inform architecture. Perhaps the drawings for exploring these are scientific, analytic, and geometric drawings.

Anna will show three relevant project examples from her studio, and lead a discussion critique, and drawing session with the group, testing ways of drawing.  She will then present the work of Le Corbusier and some of the founding principles. The group will then proceed to draw, using these three nature focuses, Le Corbusier’s Chapel at Ronchamp.

Anna is an architect and director of Tonkin Liu Architects. Her childhood was in Taiwan, her adolescence in the US, and her professional life, since 1994, has been in Hong Kong and in London.

1. Drawing by a child of Tonkin Liu's LFA (London Festival of Architecture) Fresh Flower Pavilion (Nature as symbol)
2. Singing Ringing Tree drawing by Tonkin Liu (Nature as experience)
3. Shell Lace Structure by Tonkin Liu (Nature as design mentor)
4. Le Corbusier, Early Sketch for Ronchamp, Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut

Instagram: @tonkinliu

Note: STUDENT/UNWAGED discount of 33% 
Use the code: student-33 at checkout
Access: The studio is on the 1st floor with no lift

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