[Image: Sketches by Smout Allen].
I’ve uploaded an edited MP3 from BLDGBLOG’s interview with Mark Smout and Laura Allen, recorded two weeks ago in London at the Storefront for Art and Architecture.
We discuss everything from active vs. passive landscapes to mudflats, river deltas, and the architectural form of managed retreat on the British coast; from the design implications of climate change to artificially refrigerated Chinese tundra in Tibet; from Smout Allen’s educational work with Unit 11 at the Bartlett School of Architecture to their work as documented in the excellent and highly recommended Pamphlet Architecture book Augmented Landscapes.
[Images: Sketches by Smout Allen; these images are also briefly explored in the forthcoming BLDGBLOG Book].
The MP3 comes in at about 37 minutes. If you have any thoughts, let me know! I’d love to discuss this further.
Special thanks go out to Mark Smout and Laura Allen themselves, and to Joseph Grima and the Storefront for Art and Architecture for hosting the event.