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Paul Williams – Space for Art

Architecture on Stage

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Founder of London-based architectural practice Stanton Williams, Paul Williams explains the thinking and process behind some of the practice's groundbreaking projects over the years.

Carlo Scarpa's integrated vision of art and space and clarity of detail first inspired Paul Williams to design art exhibitions, receiving commissions from Issey Miyake and designing art shows for the Royal Academy, Tate, the Hayward and other major UK galleries. 

Since then, Stanton Williams’ work's evolved to encompass a wide range of projects - from groundbreaking research buildings such as the Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge to the reinvention of major cultural institutions, including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in Kings Cross, the Musée d'arts de Nantes in France and the new Museum of London, currently on site at West Smithfield.

He'll show how working on temporary exhibitions and with curators, artists and art has been integral to shaping Stanton Williams' approach to architecture

The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks by the world's leading architects.

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