ARCHITECTURE

Keith
                      RobertsStudying Western architectural styles from classical to the present day, with London visits and discussions.


Group Coordinator: Keith Roberts (click to contact)
When

Thursdays at 10.30am.
Where

The group aims to meet at venues that have architectural interest.

Architecture plays a key role in shaping our environment. Covering ancient and modern architecture from across the world, the iU3A Group examines buildings to reveal what lies behind their design. It introduces the ideas that underpin the concept of architecture, adopting a thematic approach that deals in turn with the functions, the meanings, the structural and the social aspects of buildings.

Architecture is an art, expressing most clearly the values of its age, as in the great cathedrals of the middle ages or the corporate headquarters of today. Buildings work directly on our emotions, filling us with awe or serenity; they also help us to organize our crowded lives.

Architecture is an expression of our place in the world, our environment and our beliefs. The iU3A Group explores the aesthetics and techniques of architecture, tracing its response to new ways of living, new developments in technology, new environmental concerns. 

The Group Coordinator is an Architect. Suggestions for subjects from members are always welcome and members are encouraged to contribute to the programme.

'The ideal building has three elements: it is sturdy, useful, and beautiful’ — discuss!

Our Next Meetings

The current details for group members are available now on the Beacon Members portal here. The information below is only for example and general public information.
The relevant tutorial material for each month is available to members via Dropbox.




Topic 
Venue
Inigo JonesNov.
Introduction to Architecture.
Link here
Victoria & Albert Museum
Architecture Room



EgyptDec.
Babylonian, Assyrian and Egyptian.
Link here
& here
British Museum,
Room 61



ColosseumJan.
Greek and Roman.
Link here
& here
British Museum,
Room 18



PeterboroughFeb.
Gothic.
Link here



Westminster Abbey
St BartsMarch



Romanesque.
Link here
St Bartholomew the Great in West Smithfield on March 16th at 10.30
Red HouseApril



Arts & Crafts.
Link here
William Morris Gallery,
Walthamstow
St PetersMay
Renaissance.
Link here



The Banqueting Hall
Whitehall
FuturismJune
Upper Street.
Link here



10.15 Angel Underground Stn. then touring Upper Street winding up at the Estorick cafe near Highbury Corner.
GeorgianJuly
Revivalism, Neoclassicism and Georgian.
Link here


Kenwood House
Hampstead
BauhausAug.
Modern and Bauhaus.
Link here



RIBA
Portland Place
Post ModernismSept.
Post Modern.
Link here


Visits to OPEN HOUSE: venues to be agreed
Kings BenchOct.
Open House, a review and lunch in Middle Temple Hall (Tudor).
Link here 
Temple Church
Temple

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