CREATIVE FLUENCY - A lecture by Hugh Dutton
"Fluency in language is achieving familiarity with words to the extent that communicating with them appears effortless. We concentrate on what we want to say, rather than how we say it. At HDA, our words are the inspirations that provide the essentials of what is needed to realise our built works: materials, light, structure, the envelope, the environment, climate, understanding fabrication processes and workmanship … With these skills at our fingertips we strive to work for a synthesis of poetic intent and physical reality."
Read more at hda-paris.com/studio-team
ABOUT HUGH DUTTON
Hugh Dutton is the founder of HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés, a Paris-based studio with a branch office in Hong Kong. Hugh Dutton qualified as an architect at the Architectural Association in London and spent early years working with Norman Foster on the Stansted Airport. In 1982 Hugh joined Peter Rice, an engineer known for his inventivity, notably for the Sydney Opera house and Pompidou Center, at his newly formed company RFR in Paris. He then spent the next 13 years immersed in an integrated holistic approach to design. Collaboration from this time include pioneering bolted structural glass and cable structures at the La Villette Science museum, the Louvre pyramids, La Defense fabric ‘Clouds’, the marble translucent west front of the Cathedral de Notre Dame de la Treille in Lille. The publication “Structural Glass”, jointly written by Dutton and Rice, is regarded as a seminal work
by the profession.
ABOUT DESIGN BY DATA
Design By Data is an Advanced Master in Computational Design, Digital Manufacturing and Building Technologies by École des Ponts ParisTech.
The lecture "Creative Fluency" is part of the OFF PROGRAM of Design by Data and it is hosted by Volumes Coworking.
More information about the program > designbydata.enpc.fr
OPEN AND FREE EVENT
The lecture will be in English.
The lecture will be followed by a cocktail.
Registration is mandatory.
PHOTO & DESIGN CREDITS
Jiang Tai Metro Canopy at Indigo
Design by HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés
Client : Swire Properties
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