On Wednesday Terence paid his first visit to Conran & Partners’ office-by-the-sea, down in Brighton.
The Brighton office was set up almost three years ago and has gone from strength to strength in that time, working on numerous high-profile jobs. It was a good opportunity for Terence to meet all 18 members of the south coast staff, as well as get a closer look at some of the work the office is undertaking at the moment, including large-scale housing developments in London, beautiful one-off houses in East Sussex and their work in trying to save the historic, art-deco Saltdean Lido.
Back in June, the Basement in Brighton (housed in the Argus Lofts building, designed by Conran & Partners) played host to an evening of architecture talks organised by our very own Paul Zara as part of his role on the South Coast Design Forum.
The well attended event was wittily introduced by Simon Fanshawe, (writer, broadcaster and chair of Sussex University and the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership) in his usual provocative style, with Ian Taylor of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Paul Appleton from Allies and Morrison completing the bill.
This was the third in a series of talks put on by the forum on a range of art and design disciplines, including typography and photography (organised by our photographer, Jim Stephenson), with more to follow throughout this year and the next.
More on those large-scale housing developments and beautiful one-off houses next week…