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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 19:30

China's Top Ten Most Unwanted Materials

Adam Robarts

Architect (Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects)

Robarts Interiors and Architecture
North Tower A-501, SOHO ShangDu, No.8 Dong Da Qiao Road, ChaoYang District

In his presentation, Adam Robarts will discuss materials that regularly contribute to the failure of Indoor Air Quality tests in China. In addition to describing what these materials are and where to find them, he will address substitutions and solutions useful for interior projects. Some prevalent myths about materials will also be dispelled. Get ready for a clean up!

By special request, and as a healthy antidote to the state of our polluted environment, Adam will also share with us a preview of his latest project for a “zero-energy house” just commencing construction in Beijing.

Adam Robarts grew up in East Africa and later got his Masters degree in architecture from Cambridge University (UK). He has lived in China since 1993 and taught architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing before founding Robarts Interiors & Architecture with his wife, Karyn, almost 11 years ago. Under their design direction, the company has completed over 300 projects in China, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. In 2007, Adam was elected to the Interior Design Hall of Fame. In addition to their design work, the Robarts have founded two schools in Beijing and are working with the Chinese Ministry of Education to develop early learning curricula for character development of pre-primary school children.