After the big success of the lecture given by Peter Zumthor, Adam Caruso, from the London-based architectural firm Caruso St-John, will be the next guest in the series of international lectures organised by BOZAR ARCHITECTURE.

Caruso St John, an architectural firm established by the architects Adam Caruso and Peter St John in London, has gained an international reputation with its project for the New Art Gallery in Walsall, UK (2000). Its architectural projects for museums ? the Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the English Heritage or the Gagosian Gallery ? show the particular attention given to the creation of strong spacialities, to the search of singular materialities and to detailed work. The work of the two architects, including housings, offices and master plans, reveals a broader language that questions the existing things, inspired by a large range of historical references, be it material, shapes or spaces. They rather prefer to reinterpret than to create. The renovation and requalification projects for the Downing College (2009), the Museum of Childhood or the construction of the Nottingham Contemporary (2009) are probably the best examples.

Both the Art Gallery in Walsall (2000) and the Brick House in London (2006) were listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize, one of the most prestigious architectural awards in the United Kingdom. Caruso St John was also nominated twice for the Mies Van der Rohe Award.