The presentations – titled “Eat Play Love Discourse” – will feature Matharoo Associates’ work since its founding in 1992 in Ahmedabad, which has included large-scale public buildings and a number of private residences that were designed with the practice’s “extreme restraint,” inspired by Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and Mies van der Rohe, as well as the Swiss Tendenza movement. The practice is noted for its use of raw, natural materials and concrete.
He will make his first appearance at the State Library of Queensland on 10 October, as part of the library’s annual collaboration with the University of Queensland on a lecture series. The Brisbane speech will also be livestreamed on both the SLQ website and Facebook.
On 12 October, he will also appear at the inaugural Sherman Centre for Contemporary Ideas (SCCI) ten-day festival of architecture-related workshops, talks and film screenings, joining a speaker program that so far includes Kengo Kuma and Ryue Nishizawa.