Archinect - Features 2015-11-27T03:22:15-05:00 In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival Robert Urquhart 2015-11-03T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-15T23:22:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London may currently be undergoing a regenerative process akin to heavyweight cosmetic surgery, but under its shiny new surface remains a cranky old soul. The surgery is not without complications: the lack of affordable housing makes mainstream news on a regular basis. <a href="" target="_blank">Gentrification</a>, displacement of communities and encroaching globalization where one size fits all, has brought about an identity crisis to this brisk and confident city.&nbsp;But despite this crisis, the creative industries that form the largely unwitting infantry for property developers march on. <a href="" target="_blank">The London Design Festival</a> is at the vanguard of this march.</p> UpStarts: Martha Read Architects Julia Ingalls 2015-02-20T09:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-22T20:41:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded in 2012 by former literature student and obituary writer Martha Read, UK-based Martha Read Architects is the distillation of multiple cultural sensitivities, honed over decades of teaching, writing, and working globally.</p><p><em><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>UpStarts</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features on the foundations of contemporary practice. It will have a global reach in which practices from Europe, North America, Asia, and beyond will be asked to address the work behind getting the work, and the effect of cultural contexts. The focus will be on how a practice is initiated and maintained. In many ways, the critical years of a fledgling design partnership is within the initial five years, after the haze and daze of getting it off the ground.&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">UpStarts</a></strong>&nbsp;surveys the first years of practice as a tool for tracking the tactics of the rapidly evolving methods for sustaining a practice.</em></p> ShowCase: Concrete House by Studio Gil Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-29T14:22:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T18:05:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="571" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Studio Gil</a>&rsquo;s extension of a Victorian terraced house in East London works from the inside out. Situated in a conservation area in the Mile End neighborhood, "Concrete House" maintains its exterior cladding while opening up its interior to the outside, knitting together remodeled inner spaces and exterior views.</p> ShowCase: 10 Hanover St by Squire and Partners Archinect 2014-01-08T20:17:00-05:00 >2014-01-25T01:33:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a> is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p><p><em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, <a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> In Focus: Edward Neumann Archinect 2013-12-17T17:23:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:28:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to London-based photographer <a href="" target="_blank">Edward Neumann</a>.</p> Student Works: Fallen Star Elif Erdine 2012-09-05T10:00:00-04:00 >2012-12-13T23:08:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> &ldquo;Fallen Star&rdquo; is an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception. It is the final working prototype of the Architectural Association (AA) DLAB Visiting School which took place in AA London and AA Hooke Park during July 23 &ndash; August 5, 2012.</p> A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down Chris Hildrey 2011-07-21T12:00:00-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In this feature Bartlett student (and <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect school blogger</a>), Chris Hildrey, discusses some critical issues in the architecture industry, such as the core sustainability of the practice of architecture, as it relates to other industries, and unpaid labor. He also takes us to a fun London architecture event to show us the sweeter side of our profession.</p> Millbank Pier Archinect 2004-06-06T11:27:00-04:00 >2012-11-29T19:12:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Millbank Millennium Pier by the architecture practice of David Marks and Julia Barfield is the latest addition to the riverbus transport network serving the Thames River. London River Services (LRS) created a new route to provide a riverboat link between Millbank and the Millennium piers, effectively connecting both the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern by a convenient and tourist-friendly method of transportation. The route also includes a stopover at Waterloo pier, on the foot of the London Eye (also designed by Marks and Barfield), thus providing access to the Saatchi gallery, a third important gallery along the route.</p>