Welcome to the Boston Architecture Diary, your essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the city.
By undertaking a path of research into new materials and technologies that alter the way we build and inhabit our environments, KieranTimberlake reshapes our expectations of architecture. Join James Timberlake as he discusses the relationship between process, craft, and form.
James Timberlake is a partner at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm established in 1984 and a leader in practice-based architectural research and innovative buildings. With his firm of 120+ professionals, James explores some of today's most important topics-among them, efficient construction methods, resource conservation strategies, and novel use of building materials. Examples include Melvin J. and Claire Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, which employs the first actively ventilated curtainwall of its type in North America; SmartWrapTM, a mass-customizable building envelope exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Cellophane HouseTM, a fully recyclable, energy-gathering dwelling exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Embassy of the United States in London, which employs strategies to significantly reduce energy consumption and sets an agenda to achieve carbon neutrality.