Make Architects, Szerelmey and Boston Valley Terra Cotta worked together to bring the Rathbone and Newman Passages to life

Dec 4th Building Centre Event Will Highlight Boston Valley’s Custom Architectural Terra Cotta Work in UK

Join us in London on December 4, 2019. To coincide with the exhibit Handheld to Superscale: Building with Ceramics currently on display at the Building Centre in London, Boston Valley’s work will once again be featured during a presentation as part of the 2-month long “Building with Ceramics” series.

Ceramics: Turning the Architectural Vision into a Reality is taking place Wednesday, December 4 (from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm), at the Building Centre @ 26 Store Street, London.

The event will feature dialogue from architects and building professionals regarding the revival of ceramics as a popular building material. Graham Longman (Make Architects), a designer and materials consultant specializing in architectural ceramics and brick, and Mark Walden, an architect at Szerelmey, who recently oversaw the development of London’s Rathbone Square will be discussing their work on this project and the development of the curved TerraClad® Rainscreen panels on the Rathbone and Newman Passages.

From the online event post:

A renaissance in crafts has seen a renewed interest in faience as a building material, but how do we translate the vision into something that is buildable?

This event brings together the designers and engineers working on iconic projects to talk about their ambitious designs and the technical realities of working with ceramic. It is a versatile material, which can bring so much tactility and uniqueness to a building, but it also has its limitations. Understand first-hand how project teams have achieved the desired aesthetic and overcome technical challenges such as low tolerances and natural imperfections. From the alchemy of creating bespoke glazes to understanding the technical performance of a ceramic faience, this event is designed to offer practical tips and inspiring ideas for architects, developers, engineers, planners and all those interested in the journey of integrating ceramics into their practice.

Learn more about the event here.

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is the headline sponsor of this series.