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DOD Lecture Series: Scots Baronial meets the New York Five

Friday 27 September 2019 19:00-20:00

Architect Crichton Wood will discuss the key concepts of Scots baronial architecture used in the work of American Architect and theorist, Louis Kahn, including expressive relationships between form and function, and geometric plan transformations. Wood will also discuss the impact of Kahn’s use of Baronial architecture on other American architects of the 20th Century, showing how some of these concepts can be used to develop a modern "Scots," architecture.

This lecture is part of the week-long Doors Open Days lecture series. Each day there are two lectures exploring different aspects of Edinburgh’s architectural heritage and global connections. On 28th and 29th September, 149 buildings across Edinburgh and East Lothian will be open to you to explore for free. Check out the programme on our website, or drop into your local library to pick up a physical copy.

About the Cockburn Association - The Edinburgh Civic Trust
The Cockburn Association, established in 1875, is the oldest civic amenity body in the UK and we are entirely independent from local and national government. We are regarded as an influential and authoritative charity and enjoy the support of a diverse range of individual, affiliate and corporate members. We are active throughout Edinburgh and work, largely through volunteers, to protect and enhance our outstanding environment for everyone.

Event Details

Doors Open Days Lecture Series: Scots Baronial meets the New York Five
Crichton Wood
Friday, 27 July 2019 | 19:00 - 20:00
£5 (£2 students) | Tickets available online

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

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