Nov. 12, 2018

Jack Murphy, M.Arch. student and co-editor of PLAT 8.0: Simplicity, spoke with Cullinan lecturer Tom Emerson, founding director of 6a Architects and professor at the ETH Department of Architecture (Zurich), about thoughts on materiality, the relationship between architecture and nature, and the scalar process of design. Emerson expresses how he weaves these common threads through both his professional work and teaching methods. He finds this symbiotic relationship constantly fruitful. To listen to a short clip, click here. For the full episode, click here

Tom Emerson is a founding director of 6a Architects in London. He studied architecture at the University of Bath, the Royal College of Art, and the University of Cambridge. He has taught at the Architectural Association and the University of Cambridge and published articles on architecture, literature, and art. In 2010, he was appointed Professor of Architecture at the ETH Department of Architecture in Zurich. 

Jack Murphy is an Option II Master of Architecture candidate at Rice University. With Tiffany Xu, he is co-editor of PLAT Journal for the 2018-2019 academic year. His writings have previously appeared in Places, Texas Architect, and The Architect's Newspaper. Previously he participated as a designer in the offices of Dyal & Partners and Baldridge Architects in Austin, Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from MIT. 

Tête-à-Tête is directed by Aylin Nazli; this episode was produced by Aylin Nazli and Rose Wilkowski. 

Special thanks to Tom Emerson, Jack Murphy, Shawna Forney, Sarah Whiting, our fearless dean, and all that were involved. 



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