Chinese husband and wife team to present Royal Academy talk

Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu and his wife and partner Lu Wenyu are set to deliver the Royal Academy’s Annual Architecture Lecture this year.

The pair founded Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou in 1997and their projects include the Ningbo History Museum and the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. They will be the first Chinese architects to deliver the prestigious annual lecture.

The pair are known for using recycled and traditional materials and building techniques in their projects.

In an interview with the LA Times, Wang described his buildings as “templates for modern interpretations of the pagoda, the temple and the courtyard”.

The lecture will takes places on 11 July in the main galleries at the Royal Academy’s Burlington House on London’s Piccadilly from 6:45pm to 8pm.

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