Sydney lecture: Jeremy Edmiston

August 15, 2011

New York-based Australian architect Jeremy Edmiston, principal of System Architecture, discusses his work on the pre-fabricated BURST project, and its application in Papua New Guinea.

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New York-based Australian architect Jeremy Edmiston will give a free public lecture at the University of Sydney on 16 August. Edmiston is the principal of System Architects, and is the designer of the pre-fabricated BURST plywood house, which was awarded the RAIA Wilkinson Award in 2006 and an invitation to exhibit at MoMA 2008.

The BURST system is about using digital design models to pre-cut, pre-drill and number all building parts so that kits are built with minimal on-site supervision. Now applied in Papua New Guinea, the project combines social project, digital process and an adaptation of the vernacular. The BURST School delivers clean water, power, shelter, healthcare and education – all realised through collaboration with the local community.

Originally from Sydney, Edmiston has been practicing, teaching and researching architecture in New York City for 17 years. He holds a Master in Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Technology, Sydney. Edmiston was awarded the Fulbright, Harkness and Byera Hadley scholarships in the same year. His practice is based in re-evaluating the relationship between the built and natural environments in all their permutations.

*Where* Architecture Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney
*When* Tuesday 16 August 2011, from 6.30pm

*Image* System Architects, BURST System


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