A one-off event celebrating a visionary of modern architecture is taking place in London later this month.
Born in 1937, Czech architect Jan Kaplický was best known for his undulating designs, blending organic or natural shapes with a harsh and often controversial futuristic edge. The architect fled to Britain after the Prague Spring in 1968, setting up London-based studio Future Systems with partner David Nixon in 1979.
His best-known work includes the bulbous steel facade of Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre and the curved silver Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The event at London’s Design Museum will bring together architects, designers and curators to discuss the legacy of Jan Kaplický’s work and vision.
The talk, which takes place on 27 November at 18:30, is part of the museum’s Home Futures exhibition that delves into imagined “homes of the future” in the 20th century and the household items that did make the leap into reality. Tickets cost £12 for adults.
Home Futures is on display at the Design Museum between 7 November and 24 March.