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Do you want to live/work in Richard Rogers’ Wimbledon home? Apply Richard Rogers Fellowship
United Kingdom Architecture News - Nov 08, 2016 - 20:59 21231 views
This modern-masterpiece Wimbledon House designed by British architect Richard Rogers in the late 1960s for his parents. The house was donated to the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) last year and now Harvard's new fellowship program offers a three-month residency at the Wimbledon House (Spring, Summer or Fall) for professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment.
Named Richard Rogers Fellowship, the program specifically focuses on London as a site of opportunity and applicants should clearly articulate the goals and potential implications of their research proposals, and how they will benefit from access to London's unique resources. The goal of the residency program is to support research that addresses alternative and sustainable urban futures.
Potential candidates may be accomplished architects, landscape architects, planners, historians, economists, and other specialists whose research will benefit from access to London’s extraordinary libraries, archives, practices, institutions, and other resources. For the fellows, Harvard GSD will provide travel expenses to London, and a cash award of $10,000 USD.
This yellow-framed modern house, is a single-storey house, it's steel and highly insulated, it's transparent, the bathroom is very compact and all the partitions can be move because of its flexibility in the interior space. The Wimbledon House will also be used as a venue for lectures, symposia, and events in 2017 by the Harvard GSD.
The Fellowship Selection Committee includes: Richard Burdett, Ivan Harbour, K. Michael Hays, Hanif Kara, Mohsen Mostafavi, Farshid Moussavi, Patricia Roberts, and Lord Richard Rogers. The fellowship is inspired by Rogers’ commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and social engagement, evident across his prolific output as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist.
Eligible candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, though advanced degrees are preferred. Candidates will be asked to submit a CV, portfolio of design work and/or research work, and research proposal.
Applications for the residency program are due by November 28, 2016 and winners will be announced in early December.
Image © Richard Bryant/Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners