Architecture and Design

A&D 1We all use buildings every day; they are an important part of our lives; most of us never give them much thought.  A good building can affect us in good ways and a bad building can also affect us.  We can all name examples of buildings we love and hate but we don’t always know why we have ‘feelings’ about a building.  This is part of what this group examines by using illustrated talks and films.

A building is a shell when the structure is completed. We then need to furnish and decorate the building for the intended purpose.  This brings in culture as the interior will reflect the period in which it is first used.  I regard the building and its interior as inseparable so we examine the furniture, the decoration and the purpose.

We look at the work of Individual Architects and Designers and the various movements and periods of these disciplines.  This subject has a wide scope, no prior knowledge is required; the subjects are chosen to create awareness and appreciation of our built environment.

A&D 2

This is an open invitation group and welcomes any U3A member to attend the meetings.

We meet at Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest.  The meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10.30 for tea and 10.45 start.

If you want more information contact me, or just turn up on the day.

The next meeting is Wednesday, January 10th 10-30am @ Merlin’s Bridge.  The subject of the talk is four of the works of Antoni Gaudi, the Catalonian Architect, in Barcelona. This is part one of two talks on Gaudi. 

Gaudi part two:
Wednesday February 17th 10-30am @ Merlin’s Bridge.
 
The Sagrada Familia Basilica.
 

Group leader Joe Rielly 01437 731663 joe.brynmooring@btinternet.com