Richard Murphy, 24.11.2018

Architecture Alive presents Richard Murphy, 24.11.2018

  • Venue: Gran Salon, The National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta 
  • Date: Saturday 24 November 2018
  • Doors: 6:30pm
  • Talk: 7:00pm
  • Drinks until: 9:00pm

RICHARD MURPHY

Richard Murphy is both a practising architect and lecturer.  Richard is a director of Richard Murphy Architects Limited in Edinburgh, which he founded in 1991 and he is an authority on the works of the great twentieth century Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906 – 1978). Richard Murphy Architects has won twenty-two RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Awards, has twice been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize and once for the RIBA Lubetkin Award. The practice’s work is wide ranging, including single-family dwellings, student, social and private housing, educational and health buildings, offices and hotels, master-planning, galleries, theatres and two British Embassies. Much of this work has been won in architectural competitions. The practice has built in all four countries of the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Macedonia, Sri Lanka and Malta.

In 2006 Richard was voted “Scottish Architect of the Year” by readers of Prospect Magazine and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Honours List 2007. In his spare time he sings with the Chorus of the Scottish Orchestra and pilots his Microlight G-RIBA around the skies of Scotland and beyond. Richard has designed a new house for himself in the Edinburgh New Town World Heritage Site. In 2016 the house was awarded the RIBA National Award and was the winner of the RIBA/Channel 4 ‘House of the Year Award’.

RICHARD MURPHY AND THE WORK OF CARLO SCARPA 

In 1986-7, with three students from Edinburgh University, Murphy measured all Scarpa’s work at the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona and drew over 80 drawings of the buildings, the survey now being the first and only complete record of the building in existence.

In 1987 he mounted an exhibition “Carlo Scarpa and the Castelvecchio: Survey of a Journey” in Edinburgh and later in London at the Building Centre.  In 1991 Richard mounted a much larger version of the exhibition in Verona itself at the invitation of the City Council. This exhibition moved to Geneva in 1992.  Each of these exhibitions juxtapose the measured survey drawings, photographs and selected drawings by Scarpa himself to show not only the museum as it is today, but the way in which Scarpa worked his way towards his solution.

Richard Murphy has lectured extensively on the work of Carlo Scarpa throughout the United Kingdom, including the Architectural Association in London and the Royal Institute of British Architects.  He has also lectured in Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Scandinavia, Brazil, South Africa, Oman, Sri Lanka, Singapore, China and in Venice itself; and in 1994 toured the United States and Canada lecturing at a number of venues including Colombia University, New York and the Canadian Architecture Centre in Montreal.

Office Branche

EDINBURGH:
15 Old Fishmarket Close
Edinburgh EH1 1AE
T(UK) 0131 220 6125

LONDON:
19-23 White Lion Street
London N1 9PD

www.richardmurphyarchitects.com
mail@richardmurphyarchitects.com

2018 Awards

CIVIC TRUST 2018 AWARD – COMMENDATION
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

RICS AWARDS 2018 REGIONAL AWARD COMMUNITY BENEFIT
THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS – JUDGES AWARD FOR THE PLAYFAIR BUILDING
Donaldson’s School, Edinburgh

SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS- APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR & RENOVATION OF THE YEAR FOR THE PLAYFAIR BUILDING
Donaldson’s School, Edinburgh

EAA AMBASSADOR AWARD
Perth Theatre

SPACES CIVIC BUILDING OF THE YEAR AWARD
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

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