Conference Programme

Conference Programme

INSIDE seminar programme – Fluid Interiors

 

Wednesday 16 November 2016

​11.00 - 11.40

Out of the office

  • Creating a bespoke working experience outside of the office
  • Smart design solutions that meets the needs of working and living
  • Freeing work and collaboration from the constraints of physical place: creating hybrid ‘third spaces’ with engineered serendipity 
  • Emerging technology that will further liberate the way we work  

Philip Ross, CEO, Unwork and Ungroup

Chair: Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio

​12.00 - 12.40

Home from home

  • Welcome home: how can hotels provide a domestic ambience
  • Creating a personalised, customisable experience
  • Merging business and leisure: designing for the bleisure tribe
  • Designing for community: how can a space integrate the buzz of a neighbourhood

Sigurd Larsen, Principal, Sigurd Larsen Design and Architecture

Chair: Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio

​14.20 - 15.00

Life imitates art

  • Designing spaces for art, from small galleries to landmark projects
  • Exploring the relationship between white cube gallery spaces and the buildings they sit within
  • Understanding the influence artists’ studios and galleries have had on interior design more broadly 

David Kohn, Principal, David Kohn Architects
Jan Liebe, Principal, Nord Studio

Chair: Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio

​15.10 - 15.50

Preservation vs modernity 

  • How can existing buildings be sympathetically reinvented as new spaces which respond flexibly to the future requirements of occupiers
  • Respecting the design, materials and form of the original building and its relationship to its context
  • Meeting current standards on environmental sustainability without compromising the appearance of the original design
  • Turning the constraints of original layouts into opportunities to create innovative spaces for a new generation of occupiers

Tim Bowder-Ridger, Senior Partner & CEO, Conran and Partners

Chair: Edgar Gonzalez, Director Bachelor in Design, IE School of Architecture and Design, EGD Edgar Gonzalez Design

    ​16.00 - 16.40

    The office home 

    • Designing for a workers community: spatial planning that accelerates community and opportunity
    • Creating permeable spaces that are flexible yet specific enough to accommodate multiple functions of the new office
    • Distilling the ethos of a start-up for large corporations
    • Cultural hub, members club or office? The new generation of shared workspaces and their impact on office design

    Paul Monaghan, Principal, AHMM

    Chair: Edgar Gonzalez, Director Bachelor in Design, IE School of Architecture and Design, EGD Edgar Gonzalez Design

     

    Thursday 17 November 2016

    ​11.00 - 11.40

    The Future: how is the way we live changing?

    • How fluid will the interior spaces we inhabit need to be in order to respond?
    • Global socio-economic political factors that will change the lifestyles we lead tomorrow
    • How will the interior spaces we inhabit need to respond to changing lifestyles?
    • Anticipating the impact of future technologies: designing with strategic foresight

    Juergen Mayer H, Principal, J Mayer H Architecture Design Research
    Ludwig Engel, futurologist and urbanist interdisciplinary in the fields of culture, science and economy 

    Chair: Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio

    ​12.00 - 12.40

    Virtual vs physical

    • How will the emergence of virtual experiences impact the design of physical interiors?
    • Predicting the future of interactive, digitally simulated spaces and understanding the possibilities and challenges of this new frontier
    • Generating a new breed of spatial designers working on the edge of film, architecture and video game design
    • Enabling fluidity of use and experience: opportunities and consequences

    Tino Schaedler, Principal, Optimist Design
    Nicolas Roope, Founder and Director, Poke

    Chair: Marcus Fairs, Editor in Chief, Dezeen

    ​14.20 - 15.00

    Public vs private - a new balance

    • How are the boundaries changing between personal and public space across a range of settings?
    • Balancing intimacy, privacy and openness across collective and individual space
    • Interpreting the approach to public space in the past for the rituals of today
    • How can lighting, furniture and spatial planning provide maximum flexibility of use?​

    Seyhan Özdemir, Principal, Autoban
    Edgar Gonzalez, Director Bachelor in Design, IE School of Architecture and Design, EGD Edgar Gonzalez Design

    Chair: Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio

    ​15.20 - 16.00

    Brand and experience design - combining temporary and permanent

    • How to blend the ephemeral element of experience design with the more permanent design of retail and brand interiors
    • Considering the digital experience as a connecting factor between a temporary brand experience and the permanent
    • What strategies can be adopted to give a retail interior flexibility as well as increased longevity when often they have a limited life span?
    • Digital and physical storytelling for brands: the extended role of the designer

    ​Philip Handford, Principal, Campaign

    Chair: Edgar Gonzalez, Director Bachelor in Design, IE School of Architecture and Design, EGD Edgar Gonzalez Design

    ​16.20 - 17.00

    Adapting the existing

    • How to turn a prison into a hotel and a ammunitions storage hall into a restaurant
    • What are the main challenges when re-purposing a space and how can these be overcome?
    • Is there anything the original designers could have done differently to aid the conversion if they had known the space would see a change of use
    • What types of spaces are the most challenging in respect of flexibility and adaptability?

    Joyce Wang, Principal, Wang
    Almut Grüntuch-Ernst, Principal, Grüntuch-Ernst Architekten

    Chair: Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio

     

    Friday 18 November 2016

    ​14.20 - 15.00

    Transformed by light

    Ross Lovegrove, a designer and visionary whose work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three dimensional world, will discuss his design philosophies, experience with OLED light and possibilities as an architectural medium in the future.

    Ross Lovegrove, Principal, Lovegrove Studio
    Chair: Nigel Coates, Principal, Nigel Coates Studio

    Sponsored by LG Display 

       

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