Model of Bamboo Pavilion, Berlin, 2000. Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects.
14 November–14 December 2013
Private View: Thursday 14 November 2013, 6–8 pm
Rocco Design Architects’ work is grounded in the belief that architecture is the embodiment of culture. Based in Hong Kong—where modern and traditional cultures co-exist, and values from diverging times and places converge and collide—the practice employs different aesthetic and architectural strategies to respond to disparate cultural and physical landscapes.
Through architectural models, photographs and drawings, Reconnecting Cultures explores how Rocco Design Architects gives formal expression to concepts that underpin contemporary culture in both a Chinese and global context: identity, spatiality, community, density, connectivity and materiality.
The exhibition celebrates the publication of Reconnecting Cultures: The Architecture of Rocco Design, a comprehensive survey of Rocco Design Architects’ work to date. To coincide with the exhibition, WORK has also produced a special edition of Paperwork journal and the tenth limited edition print in the WORK Edition Series, both available through PAPERWORK Bookshop.
Two AfterWORK Events have been scheduled to coincide with the exhibition.
Rocco Yim Guest Lecture at Central Saint Martins
Friday 15 November 2013, 6–8 pm
Founding co-director of Rocco Design Architects, Rocco Yim, will give a guest lecture at Central Saint Martins. Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Arts, London will introduce the lecture.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the LVMH Lecture Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA.
Tickets are free but must be reserved online at http:/roccoyimdesign.eventbrite.co.uk
Rocco Yim will be signing copies of the recent monograph of the work of Rocco Design Architects publishing by Black Dog Publishing following the discussion.
Rocco Yim in Conversation with Paul Finch at WORK Gallery
Saturday 16 November 2013, 3¬¬–4.30 pm
Rocco Yim, founding co-director of Rocco Design Architects, in conversation with Paul Finch, editorial director of the Architects' Journal and the Architectural Review, and programme director of the World Architecture Festival. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Reconnecting Cultures: The Architecture of Rocco Design at WORK Gallery.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as seating for this event is limited.
Rocco Yim will be signing copies of the recent monograph of the work of Rocco Design Architects publishing by Black Dog Publishing following the discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.
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