Peter Culley talks with Bernadette Russell about ways to generate hope How to Be Hopeful

June 8th, 2020

How To Be Hopeful: nature, art and the shock of peace

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“Open House: architect Peter Culley on colour, form and working with limits at his Brutalist home” The Modern House Journal

April 22nd, 2020

Peter Culley at his north London home with work by long time friend and collaborator Kathryn Gustafson (r) and client and friend Rana Begum (l)

From Modern House:

“Our ‘Open House’ series gives you a feel for what life is like in some of the homes we sell with a visit to meet their current owners. Here, architect and founder of Spatial Affairs Bureau, Peter Culley, tell us how he’s reconfigured his Brutalist home on the Whittington Estate, what ten years working in America taught him and where he’s off to next.”

Thank you for The Modern House for this fun feature on the home Peter bought in 1998 and renovated within the feel of the original Peter Tabori design.

Read the full article in the ‘Open House’ series - part of The Modern House Journal

Bridgepark: “A serious piece of infrastructure that relieves some of the urban problems of its city” Architectural Review Future Projects

March 15th, 2020

BridgePark in the annual AR Future Projects Award

In line with receiving the commended entry for 2019’s Future Project infrastructure category, the project was featured in the annual publication awarding winners and shortlisted entries.

Some serious and welcomed international exposure that helped boost Richmond BridgePark’s profile at home as well as abroad.

Bouverie Mews: “Designing for light on an enclosed plot” Architects Journal Specifications: The Light Issue

February 9th, 2020

Peter Culley’s description of ‘designing for light’ and other complex issues that arose in the development of the heavily constrained setting for the Bouverie Mews project.

See more about the Bouverie Mews project.

“Spatial Affairs Bureau runs wild over disciplinary boundaries” Architect’s Newspaper

October 29th, 2018

“Spatial Affairs pursues an intellectually nimble practice by pushing project constraints toward broad ends that encompass everything from ‘interior landscapes’ to urban-scaled configurations… It does so in an effort to create layered material and historic conditions that always push back toward the landscape in some form or another. The approach has resulted in a string of under-the-radar but dramatically good-looking commissions that aim to create something greater—and more cohesive—than the typical, rigidly defined arenas of normative practice might allow.”

Read the full article on Architect’s Newspaper’s website.

“Back to the future” Spatial Affairs Bureau Peter Culley and TBWA\Chiat\Day: Nick Barham interviewed Playa Vista Direct

October 21st, 2018

Peter Culley and TBWA Chief Strategic Office, Nick Barham

The ad agency that told you to ‘think different’ gets a facelift for its 50th birthday…

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Peter Culley on Monocle 24 radio show Monocle 24

October 3rd, 2018

Peter Culley spoke on Monocle’s morning show, The Globalist, to Georgina Godwin about challenges and opportunities facing ‘Second Tier’ cities, adding his experiences from working at a city scale in places like Memphis, Tennessee; Richmond Virginia; and Birmingham UK.

Listen to the show.

Richmond BridgePark featured in Architect’s Newspaper Architect's Newspaper

September 11th, 2018

The article includes this quote from Spatial Affairs Bureau creative director, Peter Culley:

“We are at a very exciting stage in what is an appropriately ambitious project taking its place as part of Richmond’s impressive renaissance as a river city with important histories now ready to be reexamined… As cars begin to take a second place in our cities, human stories and experiences can appropriately move up to the front of the line.”

Thank you to Architect’s Newspaper for featuring the Richmond BridgePark project so prominently.

Read the Richmond BridgePark article in Architect’s Newspaper.

Peter Culley interviewed by Josh Cooperman as part of the Los Angeles Design Festival Convo By Design Podcast

September 11th, 2018

As part of the Los Angeles Design Festival, Peter Culley was interviewed by Josh Cooperman for his design-related podcast. The discussion ranged from an individual’s home in the workplace world, to the relationships between evolving ‘non-imperial’ cities like Los Angeles and Memphis, Tennessee.

Listen to the podcast which also features a discussion with Los Angeles architect Lorcan O’Herlihy.

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