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To coincide with the exhibition Home Futures, a panel of leading designers and curators explore the work of the late radical Czech architect Jan Kaplický.
What can we learn from the work of Jan Kaplický when thinking about home and domestic architecture today? Join a panel of leading architects, designers and curators as they explore the work of the late radical Czech architect,the legacy of his futuristic designs and his dedication to finding new definitions of domesticity.
Radical neofuturist architect Jan Kaplický (18 April 1937 – 14 January 2009) is considered to be one of the most influential visionaries of modern architecture. He was the son of a sculptor and a botanical illustrator, and appropriately spent his career creating highly sculptural and organic forms.
The architect moved to London in the late 1960s following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia where he worked under architects Denys Lasdun, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers before setting up London-based studio Future Systems with partner David Nixon in 1979. His best-known built work includes the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground, which won the prestigious Stirling Price in 1999 and the World Architecture Awards in 2001, and the Selfridges store facade in Birmingham which gained the RIBA Award for Architecture 2004.
This talk brings together a group of leading architects, designers and curators to discuss the legacy of Jan Kaplický’s futuristic designs and his dedication to finding new definitions of domesticity.
This talk coincides with the Home Futures exhibition on display at the Design Museum between 7 November and 24 March