Archinect - News 2016-05-25T05:20:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T14:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T09:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T09:57:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cymmve7nms37rjt.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The museum is planning to move from its present landlocked home within the Barbican with no entrance at street level, into a cathedral-sized space, using the abandoned Victorian general market at Smithfield, next door to the famous meat market. &ldquo;Our job is to make this the best museum in the world,&rdquo; Ament said, carefully stepping around pigeon droppings and pools of water in the old market, which has been empty for the last 30 years while developers and conservationists fought over its fate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Museum of London have high expectations and high hopes for this monumental space, set to open it's doors in 2021. There is even a working train line running through the central space, a feature Ament is desperately keen to keep.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more on London projects here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion Ellen Hancock 2016-05-20T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb2npqdf8x7ro3f0.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Benoy has been shortlisted along with three other British design firms including HOK, Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid to create a a new concept for the country's global gateway. &nbsp;The architects were asked by Heathrow to consider the purpose and potential of an airport with the resulting designs showcasing bold new strategies for a world class sustainable airport. The designs focus on innovative passenger experience and the integration of local communities.</p><p>Benoy Global Director Tom Cartledge commented on the appointment saying;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Aviation sector is incredibly exciting at the moment as we are rapidly evolving our expectations&nbsp;and imaginations of what an Airport represents. We are extremely honoured to be included in the shortlist and our concept has reimagined Heathrow as a &lsquo;Destination&rsquo; in its own right, transforming the site to be at the forefront of the next generation of airports.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Take a look at Benoy's design concept below:<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mprbf7owjkv5q5ii.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx0mzu4yvyu80604.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2viza40irti9qk1.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945984/architects-design-the-house-of-tomorrow Architects design ‘the house of tomorrow’ Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:47:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56a050f8bc62e9c57ab78a45b6b88490.jpg" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) invited six contemporary architecture practices to create speculative responses to the UK&rsquo;s housing crisis for the exhibition, At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow. Drawing on materials from the RIBA archives, the studios from the UK, France and the Netherlands produced designs that re-examine the familiar housing typologies of the cottage, terrace and flat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season Fabricated robot installation at the V&A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:07:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9ca6vfadt2f9v8t4.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To mark the beginning of it's first ever Engineering Season, the V&amp;A has revealed a new large-scale installation in the John Madjeski Garden;&nbsp;<em>Elytra Filament Pavilion</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>The pavilion's components have been fabricated by a robot at the University of Stuttgart and then assembled on site. Utilsing biomimicry principles the structure is inspired by lightweight construction principles found in nature, specifically the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1ql3r1qqtuvywpf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3k/3k8nbhok7bw8wh26.jpg"></p><p>This is the first public commission in the UK for experimental architect Achim Menges who has teamed up&nbsp;with&nbsp;Moritz D&ouml;rstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer.</p><p><strong>Achim Menges&nbsp;</strong><strong>said:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;<em>Advances in the technologies of making have always been a catalyst for&nbsp;design innovation, which is nowhere more evident than at the V&amp;A. With&nbsp;Elytra&nbsp;Filament&nbsp;Pavilion&nbsp;we aim to celebrate a truly contemporary and integrative approach to design,&nbsp;engineering and production, resulting in a dist...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945885/don-t-miss-2016-clerkenwell-design-and-these-other-london-architecture-exhibitions-this-week Don't miss 2016 Clerkenwell Design and these other London architecture exhibitions this week Justine Testado 2016-05-18T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddl0q3eouo6333na.jpg" width="514" height="470" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a quick list of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>&nbsp;in London that are not to be missed! In addition to our ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>&nbsp;lists, below is a handpicked selection of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other design-happenings around town.</p><p>Check back regularly to stay up to date. Here's our list of recommendations for&nbsp;May 17-24.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7449/at-home-in-britain-designing-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow | Opens May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7449/at-home-in-britain-designing-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gq/gqlvrvmbswiskdin.jpg"></p><p>What better time to consider the future of housing typologies and cultures when London is in the midst of a housing crisis, &ldquo;smart&rdquo; technologies promise to revolutionize our domestic interactions, and the very notion of the family-unit is being rewritten? Taking the classic types of the flat, cottage and the terraced house as starting points, a selection of architects reinterpret these forms for tomorrow's homes. The free exhi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore Nicholas Korody 2016-05-17T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:44:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7q2jy8qtdgchnks.jpg" width="514" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Herzog explains, piling some refined Swiss biscuits on the table in front of him to illustrate his point, an earlier design envisaged stacked-up glass cubes, but the material was too similar to the developers&rsquo; stuff. &ldquo;We realised that in order to survive we have to strengthen it,&rdquo; he says [..] Yet the precedent of the original Tate Modern &ndash; also severe on the outside, lively inside &ndash; shows that a building doesn&rsquo;t have to gurn and wheedle to be popular.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"In this and other works, Herzog and De Meuron like to present a protestant moment of denial before pleasure, to forbid before welcoming, to be severe before generous. It is part of their worldview, different from most architects&rsquo;, in which delight and beauty co-exist with more troubling or mysterious aspects of existence."</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137820408/herzog-de-meuron-s-concept-for-new-vancouver-art-gallery-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's concept for new Vancouver Art Gallery released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135038295/herzog-de-meuron-the-finlandia-prize-nominees-and-the-lower-mississippi-river-delta-planning-teams-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron, the Finlandia Prize nominees, and the Lower Mississippi River Delta planning teams are among this week's winners</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134644835/herzog-de-meuron-named-2015-riba-jencks-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron named 2015 RIBA Jencks Award winners</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-17T05:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:50:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3hvu4fbzwt0hfr6.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Mayor Sadiq Khan] has already begun scrutinising Boris Johnson&rsquo;s decisions relating to the controversial project, to which &pound;60m of public money has been allocated in circumstances previously criticised by parliamentary spending officials as unorthodox. [...] The proposed bridge has secured vast sums of public money despite being initially promoted as entirely private-funded. It has recently been bedevilled by accusations that its designer was selected before the actual tender process began.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Guardian</em>&nbsp;also points out that former London Mayor Boris Johnson met with Thomas Heatherwick five times, and is quoted as being "keen" on Heatherwick's design,&nbsp;before the selection process for the bridge's designer even began. Also somewhat worrisome was one of Johnson's last acts before leaving office: lowering the fundraising minimum for the bridge, allegedly to make sure that the project continued.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a title="London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li><li><a title="London Garden Bridge wins new supporters with revised funding deal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140292849/london-garden-bridge-wins-new-supporters-with-revised-funding-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge wins new supporters with revised funding deal</a></li><li><a title="As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175688/as-garden-bridge-procurement-process-is-headed-for-review-london-group-claims-that-30-new-parks-could-be-funded-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead</a></li><li><a title="Satirical &ldquo;Folly for London&rdquo; competition mocks Garden Bridge project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Satirical &ldquo;Folly for London&rdquo; competition mocks Garden Bridge project</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945012/new-public-artwork-gathers-10-000-tree-species-spanning-the-history-of-the-planet New public artwork gathers 10,000 tree species spanning the history of the planet Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T11:42:00-04:00 >2016-05-13T19:49:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7g0evdyq4j0hqowa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Th University of Bristol has revealed a new public artwork to mark the opening of the University's new Life Sciences building. After three years research, over 10,00 unique tree species have been gathered from across the planet.&nbsp;</p><p>The sculptural pavilion is a collaboration between the artist Katie Paterson and the architects Zeller &amp; Moye.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Katie Paterson recalls:</strong><em>&ldquo;Some samples are incredibly rare&ndash;fossils of unfathomable age, and fantastical&nbsp;trees such as&nbsp;Cedar of Lebanon, the Phoenix Palm,and the&nbsp;Methuselah tree thought to be one of the oldest&nbsp;trees in the World at 4,&nbsp;847 years of age,&nbsp;as well as a&nbsp;railroad tie&nbsp;taken from the Panama Canal Railway,&nbsp;which claimed the lives of between 5,000 to 10,000 workers over its 50 year construction and&nbsp;wood is&nbsp;salvaged from the remnants of the iconic Atlantic city boardwalk devastated by hurricane Sandy in 2012.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The artwork will be&nbsp;permanently&nbsp;sited in the historic Royal Fort Gardens in&nbsp;Bristol.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u8/u84s44m6xbscda1f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0s/0s6tpys88yjd3kt1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0k/0kmsecn35zvzfbxt.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149945009/turner-prize-shortlist-announced Turner Prize shortlist announced Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:49:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/260d37d028f78f4f67be5e358fe7322c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde have been selected to compete for the &pound;25,000 prize. Hamilton has been included for her work that focuses on fetishism, while sculptor Dean was chosen for pieces made from salvaged materials. The winner will be announced on 6 December after an exhibition of works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about last years surprise winner Assemble (the collective themselves being most surprised):</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talking with Assemble &ndash; before they won the Turner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134651280/assemble-crafts-its-own-model-becomes-the-first-architecture-studio-to-be-nominated-for-turner-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945014/uk-school-buildings-are-damaging-pupils-health-and-performance UK school buildings are damaging pupils’ health and performance Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e2ee09a36d2674b8e03fd13399e12a26.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>School buildings in the UK are of such poor quality that children are underperforming and teachers are quitting the classroom, experts have warned. A new study by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) found that one in five teachers have considered leaving their school as a result of stressful, overcrowded working environments caused by the poorly designed buildings they have to teach in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating UK articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944753/don-t-miss-8-unique-exhibition-venues-at-cdw2016 Don’t miss 8 unique exhibition venues at #CDW2016 Sponsor 2016-05-13T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpp4cxstl1i7umvy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>This year, Clerkenwell Design Week is bigger and better than ever &ndash; covering more ground and introducing 4 brand new exhibition venues - &lsquo;Design Fields&rsquo;, &lsquo;Additions&rsquo;, &lsquo;Project&rsquo; and &lsquo;British Collection&rsquo;, in addition to the returning favourites &lsquo;Platform&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail Pavilion&rsquo; and &lsquo;Icon House of Culture&rsquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2a1jxuwpsmah6ias.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;&amp;Tradition at Icon House of Culture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftu5o9iadszi5x06.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Orsjo at Design Fields</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfhg9pv2c3us9a1v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;PTOLEMY MANN at Detail</p><p>Each with its own focus and style, make sure you follow the exhibition route to discover the very best in product, lighting and furniture design from across the globe.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/1XMjZhV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register free now</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations Ellen Hancock 2016-05-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8ixxbt88p6yc9uq2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Elizabeth line will link London and the South East from Reading to Heathrow with 10 new stations and upgrades to 30 existing stations.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently Europe's largest infrastructure project the &pound;14.8 billion scheme began in Canary Wharf in 2009 and is now 75% complete. Services will begin in 2018.</p><p>Although the stations will have recognisable features uniting them; Crossrail have said that each station will have it's own distinctive character that reflects the heritage and local cultural of the area.&nbsp;</p><p>The stations have been specifically designed to make travel as easy as possible with accessibility, comfort and safety in mind.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Mike Brown MVO, London's Transport Commissioner, said:&nbsp;</strong><em>&ldquo;The TfL-run Elizabeth line will transform travel across London, reducing journey times, relieving congestion on the Tube network, and radically improving step-free access with brand new accessible stations.&nbsp; This exhibition will enable customers to really start to see what their new stations will look like wh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944704/latest-university-of-westminster-burning-man-studio-project-needs-a-kickstart Latest University of Westminster Burning Man studio project needs a Kickstart Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:11:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sq5lma39xexy89u7.jpg" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the past several years, tutors&nbsp;Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess' <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62324029/pink-floyd-drummer-awarded-honorary-architecture-degree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Westminster</a>&nbsp;design studio DS10 has helped students develop installation designs for Burning Man, many of which have gone on to be realized on the festival's grounds. This year, the parametrically-inspired, purposefully all-caps-titled design "PURSUIT" by fifth-year student Joshua Potter is hoping to be among those projects that make it to Black Rock City, thanks in part to his <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pursuitburn2016/pursuit-a-unique-art-installation-for-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bbnzjkxukv3zvk0.jpg"></p><p>Potter used an arrowhead as his conceptual starting point, gradually deriving the six principal tower-like timber members of the structure's geometry through a mathematical process known as Pursuit Curvature.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kfyno155o7nhg6b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/18/18tatkjzq9rxnn2v.jpg"></p><p>Described by Potter as "an interactive art installation that celebrates humanity's ongoing quest for Peace, Freedom and Joy - in Life, Love and Art" the project has about another $22K to raise by May 16th.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa4wl7ektkhuu6un.jpg"></p><p>In which the merits and disappointments of Burning Man are discussed with some fervor:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107052810/gentrification-of-burning-man" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentrification of Bu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-11T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T12:50:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dw2jy5qq8lpn0kaq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a quick list of <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a> for our friends across the pond. In addition to our ongoing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> lists, below is a handpicked selection of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other design-happenings around London.</p><p>Check back regularly to stay up to date. Here's our list of recommendations for May 10-17.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7556/david-bickle-what-are-museums-really-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Bickle: What are museums really for? | May 1</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7556/david-bickle-what-are-museums-really-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, recommended by Ellen Hancock</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/37/37n3u9lphgnlxfs1.jpg"></p><p>With the development of the V&amp;A East in progress, Design Director David Bickle discusses his plans for the museum and it aims to create a new model for cultural organisations. He will also deliberate what he thinks a museum of the future should look like in the &lsquo;digital age&rsquo;. The talk takes place at the architectural wonder Second Home, just another reason not to miss out.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/%22style%20wars%22/7552/style-wars-the-debate-awakens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Style Wars: The Debate Awakens | May 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/he/henowjepld1hl2bf.jpg"></p><p><em>Graphic de...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944409/riba-announces-30-projects-selected-for-international-prize RIBA announces 30 projects selected for International Prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-10T15:16:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufuyusct0pkkf1u1.jpg" width="514" height="206" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 30 buildings to be visited by the RIBA awards committee and under consideration for the inaugural RIBA International Prize have been announced today. This is the first RIBA award open to any qualified architect in the world and includes projects of varying size and budget.&nbsp;</p><p>Consequently the buildings span 20 different countries across the globe such as; Mexico, Turkey, Dublin and Vietnam. The selected projects will be whittled down to 20 and then a final six in the autumn, with the winner announced in December 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The six finalist chosen will be visited by the Grand Jury which includes Richard Rogers, Billie Tsien and Marilyn Jordan Taylor FAIA among others.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>RIBA President, Jane Duncan commented:&#8203;</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;W&#8203;e have been delighted with the response to our inaugural RIBA International Prize, which has brought a huge range of exceptional entries from all around the globe.&#8203;It will be fascinating to see insights from the judges and entrants into&#8203;t&#8203;he power and value of great architecture, wh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T11:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5y34r8i9niy5pd8d.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Sadiq Khan arrived for his first day at work as London&rsquo;s new mayor, architects urged him to be bold in tackling the city&rsquo;s housing crisis. They warned that his policies alone won&rsquo;t be enough to solve the problems and advised him to widen his approach. &ldquo;Bold strategic moves are what&rsquo;s required, and I therefore hope the new mayor has the stomach for a fight,&rdquo; said Russell Curtis of RCKa.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are high hopes for Khan, find out more about some of the issues he will have to tackle in his new&nbsp;position:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T10:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91659e83ef29870585e9119fe24beb4c.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Art Fund&rsquo;s Museum of the Year shortlist was announced...with Bristol&rsquo;s Arnolfini; the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in south London; Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh; London&rsquo;s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) and the York Art Gallery in the north of England being nominated for the &pound;100,000 prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936515/utopian-dreams-london-s-first-design-biennale-reveals-its-opening-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943940/see-the-riba-2016-london-awards-winners-wilton-s-music-hall-named-regional-building-of-the-year See the RIBA 2016 London Awards winners, Wilton's Music Hall named regional Building of the Year Justine Testado 2016-05-06T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fc3aqb87tgmz1mh.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA revealed an array of projects as the winners of the 2016 London Awards during a recent ceremony. First launched in 1966, the yearly competition distinguishes some of the area's top-notch design projects in various architectural categories. While winning in the competitive London Awards is already a great honor, they're just the beginning of RIBA's yearlong awards cycle. Now, the London Awards winners will move on to compete in the RIBA National Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a gander at some of the winning projects:</p><p>Alphabeta by Studio RHE</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xc/xc2xuqrqa649aqhj.jpg"></p><p>Graveney School Sixth Form Block by Urban Projects Bureau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o6/o62fh3qyzqnmcsqb.jpg"></p><p>Covert House by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqhqoaoxv4xer58h.jpg"></p><p>Regent High School by Walters &amp; Cohen Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjlqsheedlewgpfo.jpg"></p><p>The Bath House Children's Community Centre by Lipton Plant Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2i/2i6u24bdtmb5f8zu.jpg"></p><p>Ely Court, South Kilburn by Alison Brooks Architects &amp; Hester Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/087ndkmeg1k4is0x.jpg"></p><p>The Plimsoll Building by David Morley Architects &amp; Weedon Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/313nigmgfaljm850.jpg"></p><p>Find the rest of the winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4865/restored-19th-century-wilton-s-music-hall-named-2016-riba-london-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943941/aerial-cable-cars-proposed-for-chicago Aerial cable cars proposed for Chicago Julia Ingalls 2016-05-05T21:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T14:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xfc24u3gsm6fq5q.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/19439/london-eye-gets-eviction-notice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Eye</a> designers <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1923marks-barfield-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marks Barfield Architects</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/davis-brody-bond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Davis Brody Bond</a>&nbsp;have created a new aerial cable car for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148835364/how-chicago-s-reviving-chinatown-is-building-upon-its-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>. The plans, which are being sponsored by&nbsp;Lou Raizin&nbsp;and Laurence Geller CBE, have yet to gain approval from any official city agency, but in the meantime here are a few renderings of the gleaming cars gliding to and fro across the cityscape:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3t/3tj8qhkt0tnchnh1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k6/k6tfg1bqwy9bfq9n.jpg"></p><p>By cruising over the&nbsp;Navy Pier, the Chicago Lakefront, the Riverwalk running alongside the Chicago River, and downtown Chicago, the cable cars would "showcase an aerial vista of Chicago and its architectural&nbsp;heritage to the eyes of the world." The full video can be seen at the 26:42 mark of this much longer tourism presentation spiel:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943697/norman-foster-s-secret-garden-a-tour-of-foster-partners-maggie-s-center Norman Foster's secret garden: a tour of Foster + Partners' Maggie's Center Julia Ingalls 2016-05-04T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T20:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kyior382ytrvifzk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cancer survivor Lord Norman Foster gave HRH Duchess of Cornwall a tour of his newly completed Maggie's Center in his hometown of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester</a> at the cancer facility's official opening April 27th, showing her a design that emphasizes natural light and a connection to nature. This has lead to numerous sliding glass doors and walls throughout the rectilinear plan, as well as the intention to plant vines on the signature triangular timber frame. Additionally, each treatment and counselling room comes with its own private garden.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q5/q5dx5l8ruh32xewk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/85b6brkfnnasz5ya.jpg"></p><p>As Foster noted, "Our aim in Manchester, the city of my youth, was to create a building that is welcoming, friendly and without any of the institutional references of a hospital or health centre &ndash; a light-filled, homely space where people can gather, talk or simply reflect. That is why throughout the building there is a focus on natural light, greenery and views; with a greenhouse to provide fresh flowers, and an emphasis on the therapeutic qualities of nature and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943677/london-design-festival-has-revealed-a-host-of-installations-for-2016 London Design Festival has revealed a host of installations for 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-04T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T00:33:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2851d4412ca66a43861e1b34d4d83bb.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Installations announced for LDF 2016 include a giant curved walkway made of sustainable wood, a takeover of a disused stairwell and sit-in boxes that aim to address the housing crisis. The Smile, designed by Alison Brooks Architects, is an outdoor installation supported by the American Hardwood Export Council and ARUP, and is a 36m-long curved rectangular tube made from sustainable timber.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some more of this years offerings:</p><p>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/97/97800ca569008fbb8ccd4f92a5870dbe.jpg"></p><p>Baboushka Boxes are design by dRMM and supported by financial company Legal &amp; General as well as the homeless charity Shelter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0a8fbd0c94ca210e9a2fcf2fedb1a4a5.jpg"></p><p>Created by consultancy Gilthero and supported by Italian watch maker Panerai, The Green Room will be based in a stairwell at the V&amp;A and explores the concept of time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0b544f590e14cc6618f1b5eaf2b0a4e.jpg"></p><p>The much discussed crazy gold course conceived by Sir Paul Smith which still needs to raise&nbsp;&pound;120,000 through Kickstarter to happen.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/32adcd4f8f4c08b4c213c076d531bfb8.jpg"></p><p>Already announced the live robotically sculpted canopy at the V&amp;A.</p><p>For related installations, check these out:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer Construction of Heatherwick + Signe Nielsen-designed Pier 55 to begin this summer Justine Testado 2016-04-29T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T00:52:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e774lqzp3pekn64.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work will go ahead to construct an &ldquo;elevated island park&rdquo; in the Hudson River off Manhattan after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from environmental and civic advocates. The $130m park, which has been given the go-ahead by the US Army&rsquo;s Corps of Engineers, will be based on the Hudson River... Judge Joan Lobis, who threw out the lawsuit, said: &ldquo;A significant purpose of maintaining event spaces in the park is to generate funds for the ongoing upkeep of the park, which is surely a park purpose.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Diller Pledges $130M for Futuristic Offshore Park on the West Side</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london £950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London. Ellen Hancock 2016-04-28T10:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T12:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hegddv2kqpuwiy8w.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you want evidence that London&rsquo;s renters are being taken advantage of, look no further than a new social media campaign. Launched Monday, the #rantyourrent hashtag encourages London&rsquo;s overcharged and poorly housed tenants to visually detail the bad conditions they&rsquo;re expected to put up with in return for large sums of monthly rent. &nbsp; The results, detailed in a new Tumblr called Vent Your Rent, make for sobering viewing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More articles on London and the housing crisis here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941900/better-than-ever-mackintosh-building-will-reopen-in-2018-along-with-campus-expansion Better than ever: Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2018 along with campus expansion Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-22T12:55:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orxy88mro85gscmg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two years ago, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a disastrous fire</a> broke out in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building, the jewel of the Glasgow School of Art&rsquo;s campus. Now, after sifting through the damage, outlining a careful restoration plan and finding the funds, the Glasgow School of Art has announced that the building will not only be back in operation for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, but will also be part of a campus expansion plan that includes upgrading the Mac&rsquo;s east wing, and adding a former Stow College building for studio/workshop space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8osdt0n22snv8hke.jpg"></p><p>Just as it was before the fire, when it reopens The Mac will be at the center of the campus circulation, and serve as the home-base for first year students. The new Stow College site will be refurbished by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61784367/bdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BDP</a> beginning this summer, with plans for the School of Fine Arts to move in the fall of 2017.</p><p>Page\Park, the architects appointed to restore the Mac and expand its east wing, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124201653/page-park-architects-to-lead-glasgow-school-of-art-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">started work in March 2015</a>.&nbsp;Total costs are rounding out to &pound;51m (about two-thirds for the r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61 ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-21T17:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T00:37:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9ovi9mqk1a375oj.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The sudden <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">death of Dame Zaha Hadid</a> could not also mean the end of Zaha Hadid Architects. With major projects still ongoing all over the world, the firm had to keep things running strong, focusing on the future while managing grief. After working with Zaha for nearly thirty years,&nbsp;Patrik Schumacher has now <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">taken over leadership</a>&nbsp;at the firm, and joins us on the podcast to discuss what it was like&nbsp;collaborating with her "killer instinct", and&nbsp;how he can continue honoring the "DNA" of her work.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 61 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "ZHA after Zaha":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-61.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update V&A East project update Ellen Hancock 2016-04-21T12:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:05:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/ky0myun2e34c2rbg.jpg" width="514" height="555" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A key part of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/489192/victoria-and-albert-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A</a>&rsquo;s expanding family of sites dedicated to the past, present and future of the designed world, V&amp;A East is a brand new civic space and cultural destination that will form part of the Olympic legacy project taking shape at Stratford Waterfront.</p><p>The seven-storey building is being designed by award-winning architectural practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O&rsquo;Donnell-Tuomey</a> and is part of the masterplan developed with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47465/allies-morrison" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison</a> for the new educational and cultural district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. At 18,000 sq metres, V&amp;A East will sit directly opposite <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94355496/it-s-like-swimming-in-a-spaceship-zaha-hadid-s-aquatics-centre-opens-to-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s London Aquatics Centre</a> and adjacent to a group of partners with which the V&amp;A has great creative synergy: Sadler&rsquo;s Wells, UAL&rsquo;s London College of Fashion and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL (University College London).</a></p><p>V&amp;A East will be an entirely new kind of civic institution. At its core will be the ability and remit to respond quickly to current affairs, and to use objects, the V&amp;A collection, collaborations and displays to in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square Ellen Hancock 2016-04-20T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T13:23:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04fe0518572f4ffa6ba19ba78fd2b53f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A monumental recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, has been unveiled in London&rsquo;s Trafalgar Square. The 1,800-year-old arch was destroyed by Islamic State militants last October and the 6-metre (20ft) model, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, is intended as an act of defiance: to show that restoration of the ancient site is possible if the will is there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the relating topics in this article check out these links:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us29olgfjinab11z.jpg"></p>