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A building visit led by Tyen Masten of PHASE3, of Sivill House by Skinner Bailey & Lubetkin, co-led by Sofia Krimizi, AA PhD candidate.
Sivill House was completed in 1962 in the Constructivist style and designed by Douglas Bailey, Francis Skinner and Berthold Lubetkin, the successors to the Tecton Group. The 76-flat council housing block on Columbia Road has 19-storeys, at a total height of 59m and is nearby to the Dorset Estate which was also designed by the same team.
Designer Tyen Masten is founding director of PHASE3, an architecture practice with work that goes beyond traditional expectations of building. PHASE3 operates as a platform that connects architecture, thinking and design to create big, serious, thoughtful projects. Tyen was a tutor at the AA in both the Diploma and Intermediate School between 2005-2017. During his tenure at Zaha Hadid Architects (2004–12) he successfully led the design on a multitude of projects in the Middle East and across the UK.
AA Building Conversations
AA Building Conversations brings together practicing architects and AA members to discuss in-situ how existing buildings in London have influenced, sharpened or challenged the architects’ own practices and understanding of the discipline. The conversations will be triggered by an AA PhD student, and will be a collective construction among all those present. This project has been initiated by Gabriela Garcia de Cortazar (AAPhD 2016), and realised by AA membership and AA PhD candidates Sofia Krimizi & Alvaro Velasco.