Archinect - News 2015-11-25T09:27:32-05:00 Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats Julia Ingalls 2015-10-08T04:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T23:06:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Planners have panned a rocket-shaped tower proposed for a site in Southwark by Russian practice Studio 44, saying it would be a &lsquo;wilfully insensitive insertion on the skyline&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 44</a>'s Russian-investment-backed apartment scheme, which was based on Yuri Gagarin's 1961 space flight, has been scathingly rejected by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southwark</a> planners. The developer and designers behind the proposed 30-flat development (which made no provisions for affordable housing, despite having enough units to do so) apparently did not heed the warnings of planners during the 2011 pre-application submission, when planners indicated that the design likely wouldn't fly.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Images via <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p> The reUNION Public House Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T21:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T21:34:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Remember how four years ago French architecture collective EXYZT and filmmaker Sara Muzio created the acclaimed Southwark Lido, a temporary bath in the heart of London? Well, they're certainly back - this summer with...BEER! The reUNION Public House sets out to celebrate a "cornerstone of British life" and will be serving a selection of London's finest micro-brewed beers while hosting neighborhood feasts, live music, and film screenings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> According to the organizers, "The reUNION will go further in testing the economic sustainability of pop-ups, and their potential influence on permanent urban development."</p> <p> The reUNION is free and open to everyone. Check the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">event website</a> for opening hours and directions.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to revisit the Southwark Lido Showcase Feature from July 2008.</p>