City/Architecture/Project: The Relationship between Practice & Research in a Contemporary Asian Metropolis – Seoul
Date & Time17.02.2015 17.02.2015
12:30 - 13:30
LocationMeeting Room, 1/F, AIT Building, CUHK
Speaker: Professor Peter Ferretto
Topic: City/Architecture/Project: The Relationship between Practice & Research in a
Contemporary Asian Metropolis – Seoul
Moderator: Mr. Patrick Hwang
Having worked and practiced in Seoul for the last five years I will document two distinct projects. One from the world of Practice, the competition entry and second prize award, Seosemum Memorial Park in Seoul. The other will document a two year Research Project, soon to be published as a book entitled “PLACE/SEOUL” by Propaganda Press (March 2015) documenting the city as given taxonomy and not a preconceived ideal artifact.
The talk will be accompanied by two short texts, introducing the audience to the two positions tabled.
This introduces my design Philosophy towards Practice and the Architectural Project in general
Which discusses the approach to my research project.
Peter Winston Ferretto, born in 1972, studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the University of Liverpool. He has taught at the Architectural Association in London and has published various books and articles on architecture and the city.
From 2001 to 2007 he worked for Herzog & de Meuron Architects in Basel as both a project architect and associate responsible for numerous international projects including CaixaForum Madrid and Espacio Goya.
In 2009 he was appointed Professor of Architecture at Seoul National University and in the same year he founded PWFERRETTO , an architectural office based in Seoul and London, winner of several international architectural competitions and currently building a 9000m2 Pottery Museum in Goheung, South Korea.
Since August 2014, he has been working at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as Associate Professor of Architecture.