Archinect - News 2016-12-09T02:44:21-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981699/riba-announces-2016-president-s-awards-for-research-winners RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T13:53:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b44qyyk4tr5cfaef.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President's Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners...This year's competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the most competitive to date...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning research projects this year are:</p><p><strong>History and Theory:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage&nbsp;Project, Eritrea<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Asmara &ndash; Africa&rsquo;s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2j1xbjnxymn5md1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cities and Community:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Irit Katz, University of Cambridge, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;The Common Camp: Temporary Settlements as a Spatio-political Instrument in Israel-Palestine&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lrfb5mugxrmu184e.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design and Technical:</strong>&nbsp;Dr Michael Ramage and Dr Rob Foster, University of Cambridge, UK;&nbsp;Simon Smith, Smith and Wallwork, UK;&nbsp;Kevin Flanagan and Ron Bakker, PLP Architecture, UK&nbsp;<br><strong>Project:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Supertall Timber: Design Research for the Next Generation of Natural Structure&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/no/nosjio87yw66wdf2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Learning from Projects:</strong>&nbsp;David Roberts, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Make Public: Performing Public Housing in Ern&ouml; Goldfinger&rsquo;s Balfron Tower&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulnzasoun8sxujm0.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5347/winners-of-the-2016-riba-president-s-awards-for-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149981477/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:51:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djrjr217fjcmrs8t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8539/workshop-gingerbread-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8668/gingerbread-city-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/800x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981020/zaha-hadid-s-sleek-curvy-brit-awards-statuette-revealed Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:23:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/630f48ab783f5f89a806497186879d8b.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977350/zaha-hadid-s-design-selected-for-brit-awards-2017-trophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrneuvhemicswdd4.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The perenially&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opinionated</a> Patrik Schumacher, who gave a speech about his "urban policy manifesto" at the November 17th World Architecture Festival in which he called for an end to all social housing and privatization of public space, has attracted push-back from an unexpected source: the firm he currently runs, which was founded by the late, great Zaha Hadid. In an open letter from the architectural office, Zaha Hadid Architects states that Schumacher's manifesto does not reflect the future direction of the firm, noting that Zaha "deeply believed in the strongest international collaboration" and she "did not write manifestos. She built them." The full text of the letter follows below:</p><p><em>November 29, 2016</em></p><p><em>Patrik Schumacher&rsquo;s &lsquo;urban policy manifesto&rsquo; does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; past&mdash;and will not be our future.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid did not write manifestos. She built them.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid Architects has delivered 56 projects for all members of the community in 45 cities around the world.</em></p><p><em>Refusi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980489/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:32:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2kk4q8k4ilxdiao.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8647/tour-great-british-buildings-thornsett-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3n/3nbxjrmk9b7m3pgf.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z65rqrq6j8y07vw9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979654/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-21T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:05:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92itceahjaphp9fi.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preview last week</a> , the Design Museum will be opening its doors on Thursday 24th November, with some fantastic new exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Apart from this new addition to the cultural quarter,&nbsp;the week is packed full of talks and exhibitions exploring the role of the designer in our world. Whether that is the role of an architect within a place without architecture, or the role of designers in our changing capital.</p><p>If you haven't yet managed to get down to <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/kew/8047/the-hive-at-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive at Kew Gardens</a>, then this week is your last chance to see this interactive installation from artist Wolfgang Buttress as it goes into its final week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>The Opening of The Design Museum |&nbsp;3 events on&nbsp;24 November:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8625/designer-maker-user" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0n/0nzdp1wos0q94o8f.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Luke Hayes</em></p><p>The Design Museum opens its doors this week, starting as it means to go on with three great exhibitions. A permanent collection, <em>De...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978603/google-moves-ahead-with-plans-for-a-massive-new-london-hq Google moves ahead with plans for a massive new London HQ Nicholas Korody 2016-11-15T14:21:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T14:53:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>More than three years ago, Google announced plans to build a massive &ldquo;landscraper&rdquo; headquarters in London. But after switching architects from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&mdash;whose plans were deemed &ldquo;too boring"&mdash;to <a href="http://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>, and following the chaos of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/774965/brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a>, the plans were up in the air. Now, <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/15/google-commits-to-massive-new-london-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Guardian</a></em> reports that Google&rsquo;s chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced that plans were going ahead.</p><p>The headquarters will be built in London&rsquo;s King&rsquo;s Cross, in between King&rsquo;s Cross station and St. Pancras. Like with the plans for Google&rsquo;s new Silicon Valley headquarters, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> will collaborate with Heatherwick Studio on the design.</p><p>"From the beginning, the project to give Google a new home in King's Cross has been extraordinary. Rather than impose a universal style on Google&rsquo;s buildings in the UK and the USA, we have tried to create an interestingness that fits the scale and the community of King&rsquo;s Cross,&rdquo; BIG and Heatherwick Studio <a href="http://www.big.dk/#news" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">state</a> in a joint press statement. &ldquo;The Silicon Valley star...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978374/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-14T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:47:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyajiyjyqgx94m47.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continue with the wintry, snuggly, mulled wine vibe&nbsp;this week, with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. The transformation of one of the most famous parks in the world, into this festival is a feat worth beholding, especially on the festival's&nbsp;10th anniversary.</p><p>Other events this week look into the idea of change and uncertainty (quite timely, considering recent events). Whether this is looking at the concept of 'what could have been', or hearing the stories of those who have migrated to London, this week will challenge any status quo we have left.&nbsp;</p><p>If you are at a loose end this evening, why not go to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8610/aia-uk-armstrong-pub-quiz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA quiz</a>?&nbsp;They will be making teams as they arrive, so no need to convince anyone to join.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8614/what-if-counterfactual-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What if&hellip;? Counterfactual Architectural History | 21 November</a></strong></p><p><em>See cover image</em></p><p>From films to philosophy, the question of 'what if?' can be the most haunting, yet&nbsp;enticing concept. Key mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977267/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-07T13:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T04:37:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/5844c9qp12ixwqjx.jpg" width="650" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is crammed full of creative adventures; from learning about the future of handmade crafts in London, to buying them at a Christmas market, and from open tours of the Tate, to intimate, architect-led tours of an award winning school. This week is a truly one to get excited about &ndash; we&rsquo;re just not sure when we&rsquo;ll have time to get some sleep!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8538/making-in-london-a-practical-demonstration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Making in London &ndash; a practical demonstration | 11 November</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ax/ax0q427qod11cwph.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Grant Smith</em></p><p>As part of this year's NLA WRK/LDN Insight Study, a series of lunchtime discussions will take place. These free, fast-paced talks aim to look at the impact of Brexit on London's Makers, and how London forms part of the bigger picture when it comes to creating great work, developing resilience, and attracting and retaining talent. This event in particular focuses on the diversity within manufacturing, and how this affects the surroundings.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8519/tour-tate-for-the-timid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Tate for the Timid |...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976664/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-new-stadium-for-the-forest-green-rovers Zaha Hadid Architects to design new stadium for the Forest Green Rovers Nicholas Korody 2016-11-03T12:51:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:41:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h36hghcfoswi6vhk.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has just won another major commission: the Forest Green Rovers football stadium in Stroud, UK. The announcement follows a seven month competition, with ZHA winning out over 50+ entries from around the world.</p><p>The stadium will be built almost entirely out of wood, which the Forest Green Rovers&rsquo; chairman, Dale Vince, asserts will make it have &ldquo;the lowest embodied carbon of any stadium in the world&rdquo;. Alongside a timber structure, roof, cantilevers and cladding, the stadium&rsquo;s floor slab and seating terraces will be made of wood. According to the press release, the timber will be sourced sustainably.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eq2ysz9udvbspx6p.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oc4jv4jv6dm1cu3.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The stadium&rsquo;s roof is covered with a transparent membrane, which contributes to turf growth, minimizes stark shadows for players and fans and reduces the volumetric impact of the stadium from distant views in the surrounding landscape,&rdquo; states James Heverin, Director of ZHA.</p><p>&ldquo;The stadium&rsquo;s design incorporates the club&rsquo;s future growth. Initially for 5,000 spectators, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976501/british-transport-minister-decries-cult-of-ugliness-in-brutalism-modernism British transport minister decries "cult of ugliness" in brutalism, modernism Nicholas Korody 2016-11-02T19:09:00-04:00 >2016-11-08T13:26:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7h/7hogtlvgtt0tj7jy.jpg" width="600" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Government minister has declared war on &ldquo;brutalist&rdquo; architecture, arguing that it is &ldquo;aesthetically worthless&rdquo; and embodies a &ldquo;cult of ugliness&rdquo;. John Hayes, a transport minister, said in a speech that the Government would be the &ldquo;vanguard of a renaissance&rdquo; in architecture by rebuilding a Doric arch that stood outside London&rsquo;s Euston station before it was demolished in 1962.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Politicians speak a lot and sometimes they speak sense," the British Minister for Transport John&nbsp;Hayes states at the beginning of a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-journey-to-beauty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">speech</a> that makes a case for a return to "beauty" in public architecture. Specifically, he takes aim at brutalist transit stations and promises to rebuild the Euston Arch, an 1837 Doric arch. "What a statement it will be of the revolt against the Cult of Ugliness, of our new orthodoxy," Mr. Hayes contends.</p><p>I highly recommend reading the speech. It's pretty out there (and a bit chilling to tell you the truth):</p><p><em>"My certain conviction is unwavering. We will beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly to new elegance, style and beauty."</em></p><p>Sure, you may very well agree with his sentiments, but can you really defend a public transport minister invoking the most clich&eacute; line in&nbsp;<em>the Great Gatsby&nbsp;</em>to make his point? Also, it&nbsp;should be noted that, when first erected, the Euston Arch was called by critics "gigantic and absurd", among other things.</p><p>More reports ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975968/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-31T14:01:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:06:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05li869ye0u71wd7.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The clocks have gone back, we&rsquo;ve had Halloween, it is well and truly &lsquo;coat weather&rsquo;, and Bonfire Night is coming fast; it&rsquo;s time to start enjoying winter traditions!&nbsp;This week, go for a first&nbsp;skate in the middle of Canary Wharf on a glowing rink, or watch fireworks over some of the most iconic buildings in the world.</p><p>This week also sees a lot of exhibitions coming to a close, including <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/fit/8329/antony-gormley-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antony Gormley&rsquo;s Fit</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/arup/7886/engineering-the-world-ove-arup-exhibition-at-the-v-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ove Arup&rsquo;s Engineering the World</a>&nbsp;, so make sure you don&rsquo;t miss out on the final days!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8537/ice-skating-at-canary-wharf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ice Skating at Canary Wharf | 4 November - 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dt/dtcarjh4rqczmg2t.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Ice Rink Canary Wharf</em></p><p>Kicking off the winter skating season is Carnary Wharf&rsquo;s &lsquo;Luminocity&rsquo;. This ice rink will be illuminated from below with more than eight kilometres of LED lighting beneath the ice. The immersive and enchanting experience is all the better for being set within Canary Wharf, which is beautiful at night with its lig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975568/long-derided-by-architects-prince-charles-model-town-poundbury-might-not-be-all-that-bad-after-all Long derided by architects, Prince Charles' model town Poundbury might not be all that bad after all Nicholas Korody 2016-10-27T13:22:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:39:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/42/42vo2bld0l67pvcs.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Poundbury is a game, it is one that has become a good deal more convincing over time. For years derided as a feudal Disneyland, where Prince Charles could play at being planner like Marie Antoinette with her toy hamlet in Versailles, this supposed ghost town feels increasingly like a real place...[Strip] away the fancy dress and you find a plan that far exceeds the sophistication achieved by any modern housebuilder.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;We are engaged in creating a convincing fake,&rdquo; [Ben Pentreath</em><em>, an architect who has worked in Poundbury] says. &ldquo;All architecture is essentially wallpaper: underneath, it&rsquo;s all the same stuff.&rdquo;</em></p><p>More New Urbanism:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill wins the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131344105/new-urbanism-takes-over-chicago-s-suburbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Urbanism takes over Chicago&rsquo;s suburbs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120681172/mueller-texas-a-new-urbanism-shot-at-utopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mueller, Texas: a new urbanism shot at utopia</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975149/third-runway-at-heathrow-gets-the-go-ahead Third runway at Heathrow gets the go-ahead Ellen Hancock 2016-10-25T12:30:00-04:00 >2016-11-04T00:02:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4af9d1fea797152c5405a697d041c75f.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ministers approved the long-awaited decision at a cabinet committee meeting on Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling called the decision "truly momentous" and said expansion would improve the UK's connections with the rest of the world and support trade and jobs. Although Heathrow has always been the favourite among businesses, it has attracted the most opposition from MPs with constituencies near the airport or under flight paths.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The expansion which had been publicly opposed by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tory MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith and Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has been widely debated for years.</p><p>Funded with private sector cash the new runway will cost &pound;17.6 billion but provide 260,000 more flights with an estimated boost of &pound;147 billion to the economy over 60 years. However, construction is unlikely to begin until 2020 at the earliest.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more about Heathrow and UK aviation projects here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149961409/will-brexit-kill-405b-worth-of-infrastructure-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Brexit kill &pound;405B worth of infrastructure projects?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149960849/expansion-of-london-city-airport-granted-planning-permission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Expansion of London City Airport granted planning permission</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149958796/grimshaw-chosen-to-design-heathrow-s-new-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw chosen to design Heathrow's new terminal</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149955508/after-brexit-the-priority-for-the-government-at-this-time-will-not-be-big-sexy-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Brexit, &ldquo;the priority for the government at this time will not be big sexy projects&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974999/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-24T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T23:48:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nv/nvfl86cruqra7ji2.jpg" width="650" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spend this week exploring exhibitions; whether the work is that&nbsp;of an artist at their prime, a concept drawing from a student, or appreciating the forgotten modern dwellings in historical Highgate, this week is a celebration of hard work and&nbsp;creative pursuits. And, as we move into the end of October, don't miss the opportunity to give yourself a fright with a Halloween tour of historic London.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8502/uniqlo-tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uniqlo Tate Lates | 28 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/lyvfv17xjuq4qqym.jpg"></p><p><em>'Hackoustic', image: Axel bluhme</em></p><p>Opening up the gallery to the post-work crowd, the Tate Modern's new monthly event will bring art, talks, music, workshops, and food to Friday evenings. This month, take the opportunity to see something different, from film and music to iconic artists, there is so much to see. To honour this new series,&nbsp;the Tate has even created a new cocktail, which will be served on&nbsp;the viewing level of the new extension, the Switch House, bringi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974483/british-construction-criticised-for-lack-of-innovation-by-government-report British construction criticised for lack of innovation by government report Ellen Hancock 2016-10-20T11:47:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T23:34:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dk/dk1pnnas4gpx03ot.jpg" width="642" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The review highlights the sector&rsquo;s dysfunctional training model, its lack of innovation and collaboration, and its non-existent research and development culture. Low productivity continues to hamper the sector, while recent high levels of cost inflation, driven by a shortage of workers, has stalled numerous housing schemes as they have become too expensive to build.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK industry news here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149971225/mayor-of-london-launches-probe-into-the-impact-of-foreign-investment-in-city-s-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor of London launches probe into the impact of foreign investment in city's real estate</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149970752/engineering-giant-arup-announces-imminent-layoffs-following-brexit-vote" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Engineering giant Arup announces imminent layoffs following Brexit vote</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149970640/the-former-football-stars-tackling-england-s-affordable-housing-shortage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The former-football stars tackling England's affordable housing shortage</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974357/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-112 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #112 Justine Testado 2016-10-19T13:32:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T23:33:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/438yaq73el8q5cja.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>Here are the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dan Weber Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154410885352247.1073743463.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149973004/architectural-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/kray9m6ft8sow3cz.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/www.apdarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Austin Patterson Disston Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154407640422247.1073743462.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149967266/project-manager-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Manager/Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kj/kjr5swl3rqgrh8so.jpg"></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hollandharveyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Holland Harvey Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154372535437247.1073743453.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149972188/part-ii-architectural-assistant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part II Architectural Assistant</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/au/aubw1msmpbv1tlk5.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/88087229/relativity-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Relativity Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154387103357247.1073743457.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149973203/architect-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect/Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/91/91934bqaz65rgjr6.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2953/studios-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>STUDIOS Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154384367602247.1073743456.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/2953/studios-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o6/o6q5by4es1lrf024.jpg"></p><p>6. <a href="http://archinect.com/standard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Standard</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154381669807247.1073743455.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/standard/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ug/ugepe9zch44cydfa.jpg"></p><p>7.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/unitedlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>UNITEDLAB Associates</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154404459502247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149969533/intern-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lw/lwuqswyukaouuups.jpg"></p><p>8.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Dar.group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners)</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154393790407247.1073743458.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently h...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974055/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-17T17:06:00-04:00 >2016-10-23T23:23:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j6/j6wvdotr6e0ngn5t.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, there are plenty of opportunities to look at architecture's origins, both collectively and personally. Whether you admired the experimental, striking work of Cedric Price as you first explored an architectural career, or whether this spark was born from playing <em>The Sims</em>, this week is a chance to reflect and question your origins.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8464/lygia-pape-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lygia Pape Exhibition | 22 October - 19 November</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/oi/oi3gazw5foapzv1i.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Tt&eacute;ia 1C, 2001/2016, by Lygia Pape. Image: Ken Adlard</em></p><p>What is architecture without light? Neo-Concrete artist Lygia Pape's work is well know for its take on light; showing the subject as both medium and focus. This exhibition will showcase her talent for representing concepts of expression and relationship between reason and nature through geometric forms.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8468/exhibition-cedric-price-memory-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedric Price Works&nbsp;1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective | Open now until 29 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/68/68oj8zrrfkp44i6g.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Cedric Price Estate</em></p><p>Cedric Price studied at t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973463/if-london-garden-bridge-is-cancelled-nao-report-says-taxpayers-could-lose-20m If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose £20m Justine Testado 2016-10-12T19:58:00-04:00 >2016-10-12T19:58:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q2dof001mkdh8owd.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ministers have repeatedly given more public money to London&rsquo;s planned garden bridge, despite official advice against doing so, and risk losing more than &pound;20m if the controversial project is cancelled, according to a report from the National Audit Office...The Garden Bridge Trust has yet to secure the necessary sub-lease on the area of the South Bank where the bridge will land, the report notes, while the main contractor [is] on standby and construction has been delayed for at least 18 months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For previous news on this ongoing struggle:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957070/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-blocks-extra-funds-for-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London mayor Sadiq Khan blocks extra funds for garden bridge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972968/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-10T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T23:48:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3h7enzkh14seyghz.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is one of the first in&nbsp;the&nbsp;season to demand a coat. With nights starting to draw in, the temperature dropping, and with many galleries and events opening later in the evenings, now is the perfect time to replace parks with free exhibitions. This year&rsquo;s <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7892/jeff-koons-now-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize winning project</a> is one such gallery to visit on a cold, windy October day.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8423/bj-rk-digital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bj&ouml;rk Digital | Open now until 23 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/81/8122f1xgv3so6ylz.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Somerset House</em></p><p>For fans of both Bj&ouml;rk and Virtual Reality technology, this exhibition hits all the right notes. Somerset house is hosting the European premiere of this unique and experiential showcase; a collaboration from leading visual artists and programmers and iconic performer, Bj&ouml;rk. The latest VR software and techniques are used to create a more personal, &lsquo;futuristic&rsquo; experience of an exclusive&nbsp;performance by the Icelandic singer at the Royal Albert Hall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8419/hyundai-commission-philippe-parreno-anywhen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyundai Commission: Philippe ...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize Breaking: the Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St. John Architects wins the 2016 Stirling Prize Nicholas Korody 2016-10-06T15:33:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T09:27:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f1/f1k4g7ze6aamsk51.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The news is in! The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has just announced the winner of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19665/stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Stirling Prize</a>: the Newport Street Gallery by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10495caruso-st-john" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caruso St. John Architects</a>. Considered to be the most prestigious prize in the United Kingdom, the Stirling is awarded to a British architect whose building &ldquo;has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year&rdquo;, and comes with a stipend of &pound;20,000.&nbsp;This is the first time that Caruso St. John has won the Stirling Prize, although they've been nominated twice before.</p><p>The Newport Street Gallery was chosen from a shortlist of six buildings: the Blavatnik School of Government by Herzog &amp; de Meuron; the City of Glasgow College by Michael Laird Architects, and Reiach and Hall Architects; Outhouse by Loyn and Co. Architects; Trafalgar Place by dRMM Architects; and Weston Library by WilkinsonEyre.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4imvgt0buspeone5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qn/qnwhh4330oub16kz.jpg"></p><p>Located in Vauxhall, the Newport Street Gallery houses the collection of artist Damien Hirst. It is the only project...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971768/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-03T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/34mkxr7cupcsecbm.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, the focus is on the hard stuff: concrete. Whether that is exploring the Barbican Centre's towering volumes, listening to the author of Concretopia, or learning about two award-winning projects who use concrete in an elegant way, there's plenty of ways to fall in love with the material.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8362/barbican-open-fest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barbican Open Fest | 8 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yn/ynmrhlv4ta1dcbgk.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Barbican Open Fest</em></p><p>Theatre, yoga, dance, art markets and workshops&nbsp;all combine to make Barbican Open Fest. Organised to give the public a chance to gain an understanding of the range of creative things the Barbican Centre does, the festival will include both free and ticketed events. Visit this iconic development to see&nbsp;screenings of films, live music, and dance alongside other workshops and&nbsp;activities.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8364/wandsworth-annual-artist-open-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wandsworth Annual Artist Open House | 8-9 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9v/9vtt99cnk97usvci.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Wandsworth Artist Open House</em></p><p>Throughout the Wandsworth area, artists will be opening their studio do...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970651/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-26T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T23:03:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e5/e5tcdlk3pnysj4bj.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, plunge yourself into the art world with opening shows, private views and controversial subjects all on offer in <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>. Works on display throughout the exhibitions seek to challenge the viewer, and in the case of Guerrilla Girls, bring about big, tangible&nbsp;change through art.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, this week is one of the last chances to visit the incredible&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion by BIG,</a> if you haven't already, ahead of its closure on the 9th October.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8322/silhouettes-and-shadows-david-bowie-remembered" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silhouettes and Shadows: David Bowie Remembered |&nbsp;Open now until 26 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rt/rtuag61zynuma203.jpg"></p><p><em>Bowie on the album cover of "Heroes", image: Masayoshi Sukita</em></p><p>David Bowie has been celebrated widely in London since his death at the beginning of this year. This exhibition remembers the star through&nbsp;photographs and&nbsp;accompanying stories from the photographers who knew and worked with him over the years. Including previously unseen prints, this exhibition seeks to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969888/n-all-mclaughlin-wins-riba-2016-charles-jencks-award Níall McLaughlin wins RIBA 2016 Charles Jencks Award Justine Testado 2016-09-21T18:43:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:21:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iq/iqsgy70dm0bqpje1.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;For me, architectural practice includes drawing, writing and building as interlinked activities. It is a continual ferrying between an engagement in the natural processes required to bring something reliable and concrete into being, and the need to clear a space for the expression of doubt, possibility and a half-glimpsed ideal...I am very grateful for the recognition.&rdquo; &mdash; N&iacute;all McLaughlin</p></em><br /><br /><p>The RIBA revealed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16093/niall-mclaughlin-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">N&iacute;all McLaughlin</a> as the 2016 Charles Jencks Award recipient today.&nbsp;Named after landscape designer and architectural theorist Charles Jencks, the award recognizes an individual or practice for their recent major contributions to architectural theory and practice simultaneously.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9c/9cm6l2p746aiozjp.jpg"><br><em>Bishop Edward King Chapel. Photo &copy; Nick Kane.</em></p><p>Most recently, McLaughlin <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141742651/ireland-s-niall-mclaughlin-architects-to-focus-on-designing-for-alzheimer-s-in-2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">represented Ireland</a> in the 2016 Venice Biennale with his&nbsp;&lsquo;Losing Myself&rsquo; installation, which focuses on the spatial experiences of people with Alzheimer's. His firm also won the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize last year.</p><p>Find out more&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5165/n-all-mclaughlin-wins-the-2016-riba-jencks-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><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></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84291195/benedetta-tagliabue-wins-2013-riba-jencks-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benedetta Tagliabue wins 2013 RIBA Jencks Award</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969277/riba-appoints-alan-vallance-as-new-chief-executive RIBA appoints Alan Vallance as new Chief Executive Ellen Hancock 2016-09-20T01:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-20T10:36:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3p/3p5uw2us5d02ld91.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Alan Vallance has been chosen as the new Chief Executive of the RIBA unanimously by the interview panel. He has been Interim Chief Executive at the institute since February this year and prior to that Interim Director of Finance. Previous to working at the RIBA he has worked in finance, consulting, strategic planning and general management in Europe and Australasia.&nbsp;</p><p>Regarding his appointment Alan Vallance said:</p><p>&ldquo;Architects are creative, visionary and collaborative professionals who ensure that our built environment serves and strengthens communities now and in the future. It is a privilege to have been appointed to the role of Chief Executive&nbsp;of the RIBA. I look forward to working with the Board and Council, the staff team and members in the UK and globally to deliver the RIBA&rsquo;s five year strategic plan and to further strengthen the RIBA&rsquo;s offer to current and future members.&rdquo;</p><p>Read more news relating to the Royal Institute of British Architects here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149967792/uk-architects-workloads-expected-to-decrease-for-the-first-time-since-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UK Architects&rsquo; Workloads Expected t...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969280/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-19T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:03:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/em/emywwwsujqlo6slw.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week&rsquo;s picks come with an energy and collaborative passion which is so&nbsp;characteristic of this time of &nbsp;year. With the London&nbsp;Design Festival raging on and the anticipation&nbsp;of a new season hanging thick in the air, it seems as though London has started afresh, seemingly recovering from the events of this summer. Walking around the city, and at events,&nbsp;it is hard to not feel that same energy buzzing all around.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s latest happenings</a> and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8277/turner-prize-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize 2016 | 27 September - 2 January 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ew/ewum7jniwxf8libb.jpg"></p><p><em>Assemble's Sugar House Studios, Turner Prize Winners, 2015. Image: Assemble</em></p><p>The Turner Prize, founded in 1984, is a celebration of artists under 50 years old who have created &ldquo;an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding&rdquo;. &nbsp;Past winners have included Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Richard Long, and <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>This year&rsquo;s panel comprises of esteemed directors and cur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967050/designjunction-brings-immersive-design-experiences-and-its-first-open-air-party-to-king-s-cross designjunction brings immersive design experiences and its first open-air party to King's Cross Sponsor 2016-09-13T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T14:22:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg" width="650" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fx/fxixoae09afuuwuf.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>designjunction</strong></a> (22 &ndash; 25 September) is set to transform its new home in King&rsquo;s Cross into one destination full of immersive design concepts and stimulating experiences.</p><p>On Wednesday 21 September designjunction will host its first open-air party on Granary Square alongside headline partner Dezeen, and sponsored by EIZO. Expect street food from Real Food Festival, pop-up bars and live DJ sets from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Adventures in Paradise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54qvy8fu694fk1s5.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the show, the centrally located Granary Square will be home to eight giant Monopoly-style houses, filled with conceptual installations, creative projects and live activities.</p><p>Presenting its SmartHouzz concept, Houzz will demonstrate how to maximise urban living space through smart design, smart use of space and smart technology. Leading high-end kitchen and bathroom manufacturer, Dornbracht, will create an immersive installation &ndash; the Dornbracht Water Experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doq28ospidh1e74p.jpg"></p><p>Specialising in visuall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968025/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-12T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:50:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ir/ir83g8nbwe7ivr8a.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London Design Festival hits the city&nbsp;this week, bringing together all of the design events under one name. This year, the overarching theme is&nbsp;<em>London Is Open</em>; international designers shown throughout the festival emphasise that this city is one greatly influenced by diversity. With the Design Biennale events, exhibitions, and the Open House Weekend all falling within the next fortnight, our main task is&nbsp;to work out when we will be able to grab some sleep...</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8221/london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>London Design Festival | 17-25 September</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/py/pyeffha3bk3afg3c.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Alison Brooks Architects</em></p><p>London Design Festival celebrates London's best designers&nbsp;as well as bringing together the biggest events in the arts and design field, including London Design Biennale (Somerset House), 100% Design (Olympia) and London Design Fair (Old Truman Brewery).&nbsp;</p><p>Since 2007, the London Design Festival has commissioned the world&rsquo;s biggest designers and artists to create ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967792/uk-architects-workloads-expected-to-decrease-for-the-first-time-since-2012 UK Architects’ Workloads Expected to Decrease for the First Time Since 2012 Erin Whalley 2016-09-10T12:21:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T23:13:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qn/qnl4e522zcnz0gun.jpg" width="650" height="723" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The RIBA Future Trends Survey predicts that UK architects&rsquo; workloads are expected to decrease for the first time since 2012.</p><p>The fall in positivity occurred in the month after the UK referendum on EU membership, with the confidence of practices falling, anticipating negatives consequences if the UK were to actually leave the EU. The results of this and previous trend surveys are published here: <a href="https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Professionalsupport/FutureTrendsSurvey.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0r/0racv42kfnxnnzf6.jpg"></p><p>Though the figures provided in the study are generalised, they are useful as a comparison and show that the fall appears to be quite significant; with a balance figure of -7 in July, compared to the +22 shown in June. <em>(Values given are the balance figure; the difference between the practices expecting more work and those expecting less.)</em></p><p>As these are overall values, across the country results have differed. For example, London has predicted a workload decrease, whilst Wales and the West returned a positive balance figure of +14.</p><p>Practices participating in the RIBA survey confirmed that the p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967304/preview-100-design-this-year-s-highlights-include-asif-khan-and-ron-arad Preview 100% Design: This year’s highlights include Asif Khan and Ron Arad Sponsor 2016-09-09T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:50:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/zh/zhhrvx8i3a4uyqav.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>100% Design, the UK&rsquo;s largest trade fair for architects and designers, returns once more to London Olympia. The show, with over 26,000 international visitors spending exceeding &pound;3.4 <em>billion</em> has a deserved reputation as the commercial heart of London Design Festival.</p><p>Over the past few years under show director William Knight, also responsible for Clerkenwell Design Week, the show has maintained a consistent focus on quality, driving 100% Design&rsquo;s&nbsp;wider role of delivering international trade for London and the UK&rsquo;s design sector. Along with a much appreciated move to the spectacular London Olympia, this has seen its unrivalled talks programme increase its reputation as the place to hear industry leaders and current trends as well as take part in the best professional development seminars.</p><p>This year is no exception, with an impressive talks line-up, which has been curated by the Design Museum as part of its &lsquo;on loan&rsquo; campaign. The programme com...</p>