Daniel Rosbottom to be the new Interior Chair professor

25 June 2015 by Communication BK

From 15 July 2015, Daniel Rosbottom will be the new professor of the Architecture of the Interior Chair in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. The Chair focuses on the public, urban interior as a critical component of the contemporary city.

Teaching and Research

The teaching and research associated with the Architecture of the Interior Chair explores the potential of the public, urban interior as a catalyst for architecture, rather than an addendum, ‘fitted out’ after the fact. It examines the interior’s role, not only as an intrinsic component of the contemporary city, but also as a precursor to the wider experience and understanding of it. The Chair’s interests encompass  the inhabitation and interior character of both new and existing buildings, through which the larger and arguably more complex orders of the city can become both perceivable and available to the citizen.

For many years, Daniel Rosbottom has excelled in combining academia and practice at an international level. His appointment underlines the on-going international focus of the chair and builds upon the strong position established by Professor Emeritus Tony Fretton, who has commented that ‘Daniel is the right person to lead the Chair in the next phase of its development, combining as he does significance as a practitioner, a strong feeling for ideas and very good skills in academic management'. As the professor Daniel will contribute to the further grow and development of the field through his profile as both a noted practitioner and architectural critic; Alongside writing on architecture, he focuses on design research at many scales, encompassing  interiors, buildings, urban spaces and landscapes.. His work fits in seamlessly with the profile of the Interior Chair.

Daniel Rosbottom

Daniel Rosbottom has been the head of the School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University in London since 2008, and director of the internationally-oriented firm, DRDH Architects, since 2000. In 2015, DRDH Architects won the prestigious Norwegian Statens Byggeskikkpris or State Architecture Prize with their project Stormen Concert Hall and Library, in Bodø, Norway. Other current work includes a competition winning project for elderly housing and a social centre in Aarschot, Belgium, which will be completed this year. It is a collaboration with renowned Flemish architecture practice de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, who have a long association with the Chair.

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