Peter St John talks about recent projects including Newport Street Art Gallery for Damien Hirst, winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize building of the year 2016.
Peter St John is a partner at Caruso St John Architects which he co-founded with Adam Caruso in 1990. Since its inception the practice has been pursuing an architecture that is rooted in place. It resists the thin-skinned abstraction that characterises much global architecture in favour of buildings that are perceived slowly over time and that have an emotional content.
The practice’s work is enriched by an on-going dialogue with the European city and with history – that of architecture, art, and culture more widely – traditions that bring an accumulated richness of expression to the work. Caruso St John intervenes in sites carefully, valuing the humble and everyday as well as the more celebrated products of the architectural canon. It is the context that is the starting point for generating form rather than allowing the programme to dictate the architecture.
An Architecture Centre event
This event is partnered with The Architecture Centre in partnership with the Bristol & Bath branch of the RIBA. Supported by Ibstock Brick.