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The British Papers

Angela Brady

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 88

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: Mar 2015

  • Stock Code: 85057

  • ISBN: 9781859466032

  • Binding: Paperback

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The British Papers is a collection of invited essays and opinions from architectural and urban design leaders, as a snapshot of current thinking and approaches to sustainable city-making.

This series of essays brings together the thoughts of leading figures in the industry – including Richard Rogers, Sir Terry Farrell, and Judit Kimpian – to share their particular viewpoints about latest design thinking. This wide ranging collection of essays look at how our history, culture and identity anchor us in place and time.

The mistakes of the western world in recent decades are continuously being repeated in many developing countries – soulless, rootless, gas-guzzling buildings have been built without reference to their cultural context or suitable to local climate conditions. However, in Britain we have a wealth of experts and professionals – some of whom have been brought together in these essays – who can offer a clear message about how we can learn together to build better cities to help prepare our world for a low-carbon future.

About the Author

Angela Brady

Dublin born Angela Brady is RIBA past president and Director of Brady Mallalieu Architects set up with Robin Mallalieu, who celebrate 25 years in London as an award winning RIBA Chartered practice, specialising in quality contemporary sustainable design.

Angela makes many videos including 'The role of the architect' and completed 'Designing for Champions' about the London 2012 designers (on RIBA website). As chairperson of Women In Architecture (WIA - 2000-2005) she curated the successful DiverseCity exhibition which traveled to 34 cities worldwide promoting diversity of people in architecture. Personal awards include: The Irish Post/AIB Bank Award for personal achievement in architecture; The Lifetime Achievement for 'Women In Construction' 2012; and The 'WISE women of outstanding achievement', for leadership and inspiration 2013.

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