Archinect - News 2017-04-25T08:47:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004453/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-25T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T19:12:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x4oc6nonah1ulg4i.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Returning once again, the Tate opens its doors wide <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9314/uniqlo-tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this Friday night</a> to mark the end the&nbsp;month. Expect the usual views and sunsets from the Switch House tower, as well as workshops and talks throughout the building. What better start to the bank holiday?</p><p>The Bartlett's talk <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9294/new-london-vernacular-urban-qualities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New London Vernacular/Urban Qualities</a>, hasn't yet been fully booked, so make sure you register before all the tickets are gone.</p><p><a href="http://uk.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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gs/gsl3fiw6md0epvzg.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: RIBA Collections</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9203/james-and-jazz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James and Jazz | 2 May</a></strong></p><p>James Stirling may be world-renowned for his contributions to architecture, but he was also well known for his 'larger-than-life character'. His love of jazz music will be celebrated in this evening of live music, top DJs, and hearing from Stirling's life-long friends including Robert Maxwell, who studied alongside the great architect at Liverpool. This event is part of the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/stirling/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Circling the Square</a>exhibition.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wp/wpheptqjt7ye7qc1.jpg"><br><em>Image: Design Museum</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9316/get-into-design-family-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get into Desi...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003492/the-best-uk-and-international-architects-and-researchers-gather-for-vision-2017 The best UK and international architects and researchers gather for Vision 2017 Sponsor 2017-04-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:14:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/51/516fce89bifbneuv.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/71/71e661hbqtc76c68.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision 2017</a>.</strong></em><p>Aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients, Vision 2017 provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe. &nbsp;Across two days in June, the CPD-certified show will host the best and brightest from established practices and start-ups, with new ideas and technological innovation at the heart of the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54cao55nxpjpat9t.jpg"><br><em>Vision 2017 Speaker Studio Saxe Canopia</em></p><p>All the talks and presentations at Vision will take place under the umbrella topics: Materials Innovations, Technological Insight and Architectural &amp; Design Evolution. This framework will help delegates rethink the built environment and the manner in which we can shape places and spaces. Speakers have been sourced from the best practices in the country and around the world, both small and large. Caroline Bos of UNStudio will talk about their research into the circular eco...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003368/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-18T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T05:36:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x1/x1i6tbbfjmfdi6zk.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we move into another four day week for us in London, we can think ahead to the weekend sooner than normal. The RA has a late night on Saturday themed around&nbsp;the <em>American Dream</em>, and Sunday has a family day packed full of activities&nbsp;at <em>The Japanese Hous</em>e exhibition. If you find some spare time before then, make sure to catch the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Fear and Love</em></a>&nbsp;exhibition at the Design Museum, and The Geffrye Museum's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8889/exhibition-teenage-bedrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teenage Bedrooms</a>, before they close next week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" 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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0f/0f4s6zlw2fc3hg29.jpg"><em>Image: Barbican Centre</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9179/the-japanese-house-family-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Japanese House - Family Day | 23 April</a></strong></p><p>The Barbican Centre's&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9152/the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Japanese House Architecture and Life after 1945</a> exhibition&nbsp;continues to <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre?ukredirect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pull in crowds</a>, with its 1:1 scale models&nbsp;and examples of design. This 'family day' allows grown ups and children alike to get creative with design and the concept of home. Activities range from working on masterplans with concrete shapes, to creating a take-away living home model...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002323/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-11T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T13:30:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9l8evgj8sgfglij.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the prospect of a 4-day weekend ahead, London's residents and businesses are making plans to make the most of what should be a sunny and busy break. While London has some incredible green parks to enjoy, make sure not to miss out on special exhibitions and events over the break.&nbsp;</p><p>Why no fill a free day over the long weekend with&nbsp;visiting closing exhibitions, including <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8743/the-fantastic-barbican-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Fantastic Barbican World</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8930/revolution-russian-art-1917-1932" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revolution: Russian Art 1917&ndash;1932</a>?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7k/7kcjp3lac0033yat.jpg"><em>Image: Fairground Ride&nbsp;by Iantresman (Own work)&nbsp;CC BY 3.0,&nbsp;via Wikimedia Commons</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9252/fairground-an-exploration-of-art-politics-and-ideas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairground: an exploration of art, politics and ideas | 13-15 April</a></strong></p><p>With games including <em>Coconuts Complaints</em> and <em>Smash the Patriarchy,</em> this take on a traditional fairground explores the political and social issues faced today through clever takes on traditional games. Visitors will be entertained and challenged in a way which they never have been before.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ia/iayvgcn63ctvhsj7.jpg"><em>Image, "The Ligh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001054/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-04T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T14:37:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/102qtr8qcry6wa96.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week provides a wealth of opportunities to explore our views of ourselves and our cities; from looking at the way in which technology has changed how we physically see ourselves, to how it has changed how we interact with our urban surroundings.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p6/p6qd1ug35pcm8gr9.jpg"><em>Image: Still from "The Honeymoon Suite", Juno Calypso</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9222/from-selfie-to-self-expression" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Selfie to Self-Expression | until 30 May</a></strong></p><p>Having opened last week, this exhibition is already creating a stir; exploring self-expression through classical art through to modern day 'selfies'. This exploration over 5 large gallery spaces of what is often seen as a vain, inane pursuit, becomes a springboard for discussion of the wider culture.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/b0/b0b03f1l16yqk80i.jpg"><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9225/beyond-buildings-what-is-the-role-of-architecture-in-the-sharing-economy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond buildings: What is the role of architecture in the sharing economy? | 10 April</a></strong></p><p>This evening talk will confront the future of the economy and perceptions of the built environment in a world of changing, envelop...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999698/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-27T14:05:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T14:13:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ls/lstufg5m1tz41oxz.jpg" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After the clocks going forward at the weekend, we have more light to get out and play with. Make the most of it on Friday, with another <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9183/tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TATE late</a> in the evening sun (hopefully). A beer and art with friends watching the sunset from the heights of the Switch House viewing platform&hellip; what could be better?&nbsp;While you're there, don't miss the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg</a> and the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8419/hyundai-commission-philippe-parreno-anywhen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anywhen</a>exhibitions, which are both&nbsp;in their final week at the Tate Modern.</p><p><a href="http://uk.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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c7/c7gkfci2j2qxgij9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Florian Braakman</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9186/bmw-tate-live-exhibition-ten-days-six-nights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BMW TATE Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights | Until&nbsp;2 April</a></strong></p><p>Having started last week, this exhibition, Ten Days, Six Nights, is a showcase of live art in 'The Tanks'; the&nbsp;rooms in&nbsp;the belly of the Tate Modern's extension, Switch House. Highlights include mist sculptures, and curated 'parties'. The focus of the project is to show the alternative, experimental, expressions of art - giving the public the oportunity to see art in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999686/city-of-london-s-one-poultry-to-become-design-led-creative-office City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led creative office Abigail Banfield 2017-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:44:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wty3pg1qcwjib4ps.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today&rsquo;s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building&rsquo;s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>One Poultry, </em>completed almost two decades ago in 1998, is both an iconic and striking building, located above Bank underground station in the heart of the City, with neighbours including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. Recently awarded Grade II* listing, <em>One Poultry</em>, with its characteristic, colourful material usage and prominent positioning, is truly a landmark building. Recent <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibitions</a>, books, and talks have focused on the history of this project; of the start of the site, and the turbulent unbuilt plans of the previous Mies van der Rohe design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/la04kxz3lf0xwcak.jpg"></p><p>BuckleyGrayYeoman's scheme,&nbsp;which will deliver 110,000sqft of inspirational Grade A offices, will maintain the solid, inspirational, postmodernist style with commissioned artwork, generous facilities, and &lsquo;gallery-style volumes&rsquo; including ceilings soaring to almost four metres.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6g/6gjz28ouih1l7w1v.jpg"></p><p>The surrounding area is soon to reflect the City&rsquo;s &lsquo;vibrant future&rsquo; too, with a new hotel from the Soho House Group and the Foster + Partners design fo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999673/riba-north-to-be-a-place-for-everyone-to-discover-more-about-architecture-with-exhibitions-talks-and-tours RIBA North to be "a place for everyone to discover more about architecture with exhibitions, talks and tours" Nicholas Korody 2017-03-27T12:30:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T19:33:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2m/2mfd4wgof5udajhw.jpg" width="650" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that they will open a new national center for architecture&mdash;RIBA North&mdash;this June on the Liverpool Waterfront. Designed by Broadway Malyan, the center &ldquo;will be a place for everyone to discover more about architecture with exhibitions, talks and tours as well as a caf&eacute; and shop.&rdquo;</p><p>The &ldquo;heart&rdquo; of RIBA North will be the City Gallery, which will house exhibitions and information on the city of Liverpool&mdash;its history and present. The space will also include exhibitions on city development more broadly, such as the Digital City Model, an interactive 3D model of Liverpool and its environs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajfch9e5jsov9bo3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/87/87aedjdc8cs79vke.jpg"></p><p>RIBA North will also host &ldquo;a bold program&rdquo; of temporary exhibitions, as well as the historic RIBA Collections, which amount to the UK&rsquo;s &ldquo;richest resource&rdquo; of drawings, photographs and prints dating from the 15th c.</p><p>The center will open with the exhibition &lsquo;Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk-Taker&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dk/dkkxtmnqeqdextah.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8v/8vrrtyb26cyk49ch.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vz/vzscdh5asmuuxc0s.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149998585/superflex-to-take-over-the-turbine-hall-of-the-tate-modern Superflex to take over the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T12:32:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/83ql6o9z5xw7grcu.jpg" width="650" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Each year, the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London houses a site-specific work designed specially for the massive space. This year, the Danish collective Superflex will install a work, the details of which are under wraps until October 3.</p><p>Founded in 1993 by the artists Bj&oslash;rnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen, Superflex are known for their participatory and engaging installation work. The group describes their work as <em>Tools</em>, or proposals that invite audiences to join in experimental models intended to alter economic production conditions and engage in democratic processes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hm/hmq5u7gv26iwbjyn.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Their work raises timely questions about the role of the artist in contemporary society, exploring how we interpret and engage with the increasingly complex world around us,&rdquo; states Frances Morris, director of the Tate Modern. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t wait to see how they tackle these themes within the unique scale and public context of Tate Modern&rsquo;s Turbine Hall.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998366/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-20T13:38:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T13:38:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36rraztwekhbcvfo.jpg" width="650" height="463" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To kick off spring, this week's highlight is the 1:1 replica of the Moriyama House (2005) which forms the centerpiece of The Japanese House exhibition at the Barbican, opening this Thursday. Other events not to miss include talks on urban planning, London cycling, and the conflicts between state and private ownership in Moscow.</p><p><a href="http://uk.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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0f/0fjkug3nr3tkgzrc.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Sou Fujimoto Architects, House NA, Tokyo, Japan, 2011. Photo Iwan Baan</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9105/mies-stirling-contemporary-reflections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 | 23 March - 25 June</a></strong></p><p>This exhibition, organised in collaboration between the Japan Foundation and the Barbican Centre, is the first major UK showcase of Japanese domestic Architecture between 1945 and now. This focus on post-war Japanese design will feature over 40 architects' work including a full-size recreation of the Pritzker-prize winning architect&nbsp;Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1e/1ef1lfz3tj5pker8.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: John Lockwood Kipling</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9077/lockwood-kipling-arts-and-crafts-in-the-punjab-and-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lockwood Kipling: Ar...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997855/foster-partners-wins-upper-orwell-crossings-competition-in-ipswich Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich Abigail Banfield 2017-03-17T04:47:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T10:23:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ji/jirp6bcmrrfohjcj.jpg" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Winning the Upper Orwell Crossings Competition is Foster + Partners with two new river crossings and a strategic scheme which revives connectivity in the town of Ipswich. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k7pgp0mbdyjy43y0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abk1kx53tv410uhi.jpg"></p><p>Including the refurbishment of an existing lock, Foster + Partners have created a comprehensive way in which to revitalise the heart of the town through the improved&nbsp;connectivity and new public spaces. The project places the River Orwell at the centre, with a focus on encouraging walking and cycling in this place of natural beauty. Their approach to the site was described by Suffolk County Council as &nbsp;being a &ldquo;very appropriate response to the waterfront context and townscape, as well as acting as a catalyst for regeneration of the wider harbour area.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl6k5cfzk2satajg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9pv8sda9hl8dsot.jpg"></p><p>The practice, for whom &ldquo;Ipswich holds a special place in [their] hearts&rdquo; (their landmark project, the Willis Faber building,1975, was one of the first to be designed by the firm), were chosen as the winners by a panel including Sir Michael Hopkins CBE with Lady...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997738/fearing-a-drop-in-skilled-workers-brexit-britain-looks-to-prefab-housing Fearing a drop in skilled workers, Brexit Britain looks to prefab housing Alexander Walter 2017-03-16T15:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T15:02:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eg/egplvjqhf78u0und.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The prospect of Brexit choking off the supply of EU workers is reshaping Britain's homebuilding industry, with big companies increasingly looking to factory-manufacture houses in sections that can be slotted together on-site with minimal labour. Many of Britain's leading housebuilders, including Berkeley, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Your Housing, told Reuters they were either planning new developments of prefabricated homes or considering doing so.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"You can almost feel the fear among the contractors and housebuilders where they've been surviving on labor from outside the country," says&nbsp;Mark Stevenson, a managing director of construction supplier Kingspan.&nbsp;"We're being pulled in a direction that customers want us to go in, from more work from the building site into the factory."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997049/691-new-homes-in-north-london-given-the-go-ahead-by-sadiq-khan 691 New Homes in North London given the go-ahead by Sadiq Khan Abigail Banfield 2017-03-14T11:54:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T11:54:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3m1ozidjxgvf3qp.jpg" width="636" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Announcing the decisions, Khan said he had fully considered all the evidence available and was &ldquo;confident&rdquo; both high-density developments would deliver hundreds of genuinely affordable homes for Londoners. &ldquo;Building the homes Londoners urgently need will mean town centres and suburbs becoming denser, so we expect developers to continue to come up with high-quality designs which don&rsquo;t have a negative impact on their surroundings.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Overruling councillors in two north London Boroughs, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved an Allies and Morrisson scheme in Tottenham Hale and another in Harrow by Moss Architecture; both will be high-density housing developments which together will deliver 691 new homes for Londoners within 30 minutes of central London.</p><p>Khan spoke of the schemes&rsquo; close proximity to transport, and potential to provide affordable homes, as key factors in giving these developments the green-light. He also noted the changes made to these schemes to ensure the protection of &ldquo;our precious Green Belt&rdquo;. This decision comes at a time where overcrowding and unaffordable housing is prevalent in the press and in parliament. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996919/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-13T13:33:00-04:00 >2017-03-13T13:35:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrav3b2m602544ka.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week considers the roles of artists and architects in our ever-changing world, whether this is discussing the pedagogical directions of architecture schools or the&nbsp;direction of 'Europe's cultural&nbsp;capital'. Storytelling is prevalent in this week's events; including the tale&nbsp;of tracing&nbsp;displaced artists, and hearing personal insights&nbsp;from MJ Long and Lord Peter Palumbo on the unbuilt Mansion House Square and eventual&nbsp;creation of No. 1 Poultry.</p><p>Be sure to visit&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8633/gavin-turk-who-what-when-where-how-why" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gavin Turk's exhibition</a>, which has just&nbsp;been extended by one week (now&nbsp;closing 26th March); the artist's playful pastiche and skilful use of materials&nbsp;is&nbsp;not to be missed.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/l5/l5jyi6p4ck44ni2e.jpg"></p><p><em>Image Image: Community Centre, Elephant and Castle by Chris Barnes (Unit 12, The Cass)</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9120/school-work-architectural-conversations-between-pedagogy-and-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School/Work: Architectural Conversations between Pedagogy and Practice | 17-27 March</a></strong></p><p>Featuring some incredible work of five award-winning architects who teach at the Cass...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995573/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-06T14:07:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T12:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dw/dw707fhtrugxcc03.jpg" width="639" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is somewhat focused on the development of the next generation in our field; workshops&nbsp;give advice to young creatives, and a panel is lead by emerging figures under 30 discussing iconic schemes. Talks on the regeneration of Moscow, and the lessons we can take from post-war Modernism also provide a springboard for discussion throughout the coming seven days.</p><p>This week also marks the last chance to visit the V&amp;A's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/undressed/9076/undressed-a-brief-history-of-underwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Undressed</a>&nbsp;exhibition, and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/Turk/9056/drawings-conclusions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gavin Turk's showcase</a> at the award winning <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newport Street Gallery</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.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/9078/the-inquiry-mansion-house-square-no-1-poultry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Inquiry: Mansion House Square &amp; No. 1 Poultry | 14 March</a></strong></p><p>AND</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies van der Rohe &amp; James Stirling: Circling the Square | 8 March - 25 June</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/kq/kqrhaokosfpikey4.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA collections</em></p><p>This 'courthouse' style discussion sees the younger generation of curators, theorists, planners, and architects critically examine the&nbsp; schemes of Mies (unbuilt) and Stirling (built) at Mansion House Square.</p><p>This even...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994159/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-27T15:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T15:42:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzh1cm23z9hl7enm.jpg" width="650" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Having opened last week, Sir&nbsp;Peter Cook's exhibition should be on everyone's to-do list this week. This celebration of technology and architectural design &mdash;&nbsp;of using advances in engineering to create a better way to live &mdash;&nbsp;is continued from the plug-in cities of Archigram through a talk on the high-tech designs of Norman Foster and Richard Rodgers.</p><p>Perhaps take inspiration from Cook's 1960s drawings on display, and the ideas of High-Tech, and pick up some mid-century pieces from this weekend's&nbsp;flea markets to transform your home.</p><p><a href="http://uk.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/9039/sir-peter-cook-s-80-at-80-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sir Peter Cook&rsquo;s 80 at 80 Exhibition |&nbsp;Open now until 10 March</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/kn/kn1dht28ngqhtmh4.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Eamonn McCabe</em></p><p>Having opened last week, Peter Cook's exhibition at the Bartlett is truly a recognition of the incredible work he has created over his career spanning more than six decades. Now celebrating&nbsp;his 80th year, we are presented with 80 ideas - represented through comic thought bubble...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993018/di-b-do-francis-k-r-announced-as-serpentine-pavilion-2017-designer Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designer Abigail Banfield 2017-02-21T11:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T13:25:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mobxdnf91903zwg7.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>" Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. "</p></em><br /><br /><p><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan OuwerkerkSerpentine Galleries have revealed that this year's pavilion will be designed by Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;. The pavilion's design responds to the changeable British climate, whilst being influenced K&eacute;r&eacute;'s ecological design ethos which drives his Berlin-based practice. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xosndasrhi7qqw11.jpg"></p><p>Last year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design </a>by BIG drew in huge crowds, and acted as a discussion piece throughout the summer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c10wv5md2q03c74.jpg"><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992885/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-20T14:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T14:40:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gaoqthlgg31r3s2.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As February draws to a close, we can feel spring already in the London air. If you are already full of&nbsp;'Spring Cleaning' motivation, make sure you don't miss the NLA's workshops this weekend on home improvement, featuring advice from leading architects.&nbsp;</p><p>See the month out with 'Tate Lates'; a Friday night at the Tate Modern, which promises (as always) a jam-packed evening of workshops and art, acompanyed by food, drink, and some of the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">best views in London</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.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/8998/don-t-move-improve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don&rsquo;t Move, Improve! | 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v4/v4ntin66zsba0e3v.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: New London Architecture</em></p><p>This weekend, there is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to improve rather than move homes. The NLA have developed a day full of workshops and talks on the ways in which dwellings can be adapted, regardless of scale,&nbsp;to better fit occupants. One-on-one consultations from experts will fine-tune these ideas, and workshops and walks for all will make this family pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991758/st-peter-s-cardross-birth-death-and-renewal St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal Nam Henderson 2017-02-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T14:21:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ri/rikaon29tqqzqh4g.jpg" width="650" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>St Peter's made a dramatic architectural statement when it was built, but its first incarnation as a seminary was short-lived. It is hoped this 21st Century rebirth by NVA, bringing the structure back into productive use, will prove more enduring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gorgeous photos of the past and current state of the Brutalist St Peter's Seminary, designed by&nbsp;Gillespie, Kidd &amp; Coia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fn/fn5ky06t58ka4xa4.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Glasgow School of Art</em></p><p>For more about the history of the project/site check out <a href="https://shop.scran.ac.uk/prod/books/st-peter-cardross/121" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the</a>&nbsp;book by Diane M Watters.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991757/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-13T14:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T20:02:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/mu1la9o7swn76zpo.jpg" width="650" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Talks, debates, networking, and art fill the evenings of coming week, including an interactive and immersive Saturday night at the RA, and Autodesk's Design Night at the newly transformed Design Museum. Brave the cold, and head to a talk on the future of the city, or on the future of the profession... whatever you do this week, staying in shouldn't be one of them.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, this coming weekend is the last chance to get to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a> showcase at the Design Museum before it closes on Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.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><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8811/think-drink-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Think | Drink | Architecture |&nbsp;21 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/a0/a0quom79qsve5520.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA</em></p><p>The RIBA are hosting a night for its student members to provide an opportunity to network and think about the future of the profession. Speakers include Carl Turner, <em>Carl Turner Architects</em>, and Vinesh Pomal, <em>Levitt Bernstein</em>. There is an extensive networking session following 6 quick-fire talks, which is a great opportu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990544/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-06T14:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:08:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y26hacbgwp2wz1m4.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, the focus is on the people we design for, in both a&nbsp;literal and&nbsp;figurative context; from a talk explicitly on the relationship between architect and the public, to the consideration of the concept of 'home'. Inhabitants and the public have certainly been a key focus for designers&nbsp;in recent years, and with the internet facilitating increasing feedback and conversation on projects, it is interesting to see this take centre stage through exhibitions and talks.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> 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/8852/architecture-and-citizenship-who-are-we-designing-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and Citizenship: Who are we designing for? |&nbsp;13 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yc/ycd39ld64s6nqsn0.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture continues it's theme of looking at not only what we design, but who we design for, in this talk about the relationships between architects and the public. Considering both the scale of the public users for any given project, the discussion will explore individual, family, community, city, region...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989725/paulo-mendes-de-rocha-awarded-royal-gold-medal-by-riba Paulo Mendes de Rocha Awarded Royal Gold Medal by RIBA Nicholas Korody 2017-02-01T18:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:23:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sj/sjap32eea6cyc79f.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes de Rocha has been awarded the prestigious Royal Gold Medal by he Royal Institute of British Architects. Presented on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, the medal is given in recognition of a person or group of person who has, over the course of a lifetime, &ldquo;either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture&rdquo;.</p><p>Mendes da Rocha was born in Vit&oacute;ria, Brazil in 1928. Considered one of the foremost Brazilian architects alive today, he pioneered a unique national version of Brutalism, employing exposed concrete structures and rough finishes. The vast majority of his work is in Brazil.</p><p>&ldquo;Paulo Mendes da Rocha&rsquo;s work is highly unusual in comparison to the majority of the world&rsquo;s most celebrated architects,&rdquo; states RIBA President and chair of the selection committee Jane Duncan. &ldquo;He is an architect with an incredible international reputation, yet almost all his masterpieces are built exclusively in his home country. Revolutionary and transformative...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989307/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-30T14:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:41:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wg/wggo7s133v8rtlw2.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is a chance to be inspired by the future, instead of getting caught up in the current climate. Talks and exhibitions focus on the potential found in the next generation of designers and&nbsp;of the possibilities created through&nbsp;new technology and new eyes, whilst exhibitions look at how we become who we are both personally and politically.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> 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/8884/royal-gold-medal-week-life-by-design-londown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Gold Medal Week: Life by Design London | 3 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x5/x5zc7lz67df8pfif.jpg"></p><p><em>Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Centre, Image: Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust</em></p><p>As part of the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8766/riba-president-s-medals-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Gold Medal week</a>, make sure you get to this inspiring talk from leaders in the design world. Chaired by BBC's Razia Iqbal, the speakers will introduce their careers and work to the audience, discussing&nbsp;their inspirations and paths taken on their design journey. The session promises to pass on&nbsp;advice and an exciting spark to the next generation of architects and designers.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8886/work-in-progress-2017-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work in Progress...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988080/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-23T14:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-01T20:13:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ma/mai9nsvu3a5z5zb5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week brings a full diary of talks from successful and inspiring architects and theorists. Largely focusing on the question of city-living, the week's overarching theme is one of discussing the future of the way we live, and how we design our urban landscapes.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> 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/8764/lse-cities-public-lecture-building-knowledge-anupama-kundoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LSE Cities Public Lecture | Building Knowledge | Anupama Kundoo |&nbsp;24 January</a></strong></p><p>AND</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8850/the-quito-papers-towards-the-open-city-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Quito Papers: towards the open city (London) |&nbsp;31 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7u/7u18naf4s56jsgpc.jpg"></p><p><em>Image Javier Callejas&#8203;</em></p><p>LSE have started up their lecture series for the year, inviting the public to join them at their campus for talks from notable professionals in their fields. On the 24th, Architect Anupama Kundoo will discuss the issues facing those who live in cities,&nbsp; visiting key issues of resources, community and affordability. Next week's film screening and following discussion continues the theme of cities, this time focusing on the masterplanning and utopian ideals of arch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986723/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-16T14:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yps9sv8kolfgb3g8.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week holds a fair few exhibition openings, so if your January calendar has been looking a little empty, then now is a great time to start filling it with these engaging and thought-provoking showcases.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> 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/8769/caruso-st-john-diorama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CARUSO ST JOHN Diorama | 18-25 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/sh/shaxpepc4s4lxxtv.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Caruso St John, Diorama, 2017, exhibition view, courtesy Betts Project</em></p><p>Betts Project is a gallery specialising in architecture, and aims to&nbsp;bring the field to the attention of the&nbsp;wider public. Showcasing both emerging and established architects, Betts hopes to create discussion and awareness of work and projects across all scales.&nbsp;</p><p>This exhibition is of British Architects Caruso St John&nbsp; includes 1:50 models from the practice, including those of Newport Street Gallery, for which the practice <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the Stirling Prize in 2016</a>.&nbsp;Photographs accompanying these models give an insight into the past quarter century of Caruso St John's work, and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986398/oma-gets-permission-to-move-forward-with-major-manchester-project OMA gets permission to move forward with major Manchester project Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:06:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gmeg1rjolhq4cze.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA has moved one step closer to securing its first major public project in the UK: the Factory, a proposed &pound;110M arts center for Manchester, was just given the go-ahead by city councillors.&nbsp;</p><p>On a site that once housed the Granada Studios, the Factory is intended to significantly boost Manchester&rsquo;s cultural capital. It&rsquo;s an integral part of a larger project, which received a pledge of &pound;78M worth of public money back in 2014 and will provide some 2,400 new homes, three hotels, as well as a commercial space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/avilkdt7fdwhsu2c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl43ex4ib9rzmyfi.jpg"></p><p>The 12,077 square meter Factory will comprise a massive, 7,000 capacity glass cube intended to house performances, experimental productions, and other cultural events. The rendering shows a large, irregular form adjoining the cube.</p><p>OMA beat out Zaha Hadid and Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, among other big name firms, to secure the commission.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qimr2xl7urhd628x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwic66jvmrqthp9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wtws8qlfwsutrkg.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985928/society-of-architectural-historians-to-host-70th-annual-international-conference-in-glasgow Society of Architectural Historians to Host 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow SAH1365 2017-01-11T13:55:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T14:02:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o1/o1vobrry45gdtum7.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside North America in more than 40 years and it comes during our national Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology&mdash;so it&rsquo;s altogether fitting that it has chosen Glasgow for its first-ever visit to Scotland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <strong>Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)</strong> will hold its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7&ndash;11, 2017, marking the first time SAH has met outside North America since 1973.&nbsp; An estimated 600 historians, architects, preservationists, and museum professionals from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment at the <strong>University of Strathclyde&rsquo;s Technology &amp; Innovation Centre</strong>. The conference program will feature paper sessions, keynote talks, roundtables, social receptions, and public events including architecture tours in and around Glasgow and a seminar on heritage and sustainability.</p><p><strong>Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau</strong>, said: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside Nort...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985475/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-09T15:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T21:16:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ha/ha6ra7vvs41u1twr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, with everyone getting well and truly&nbsp;back to work, don't forget to fill your diary with talks, opening nights, and exhibitions to keep yourself occupied. At the very least, it will help&nbsp;to bring more interesting topics of conversation&nbsp;than&nbsp;the increasingly cold weather...&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> 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/8740/new-london-neighbourhood-tour-holborn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New London Neighbourhood Tour - Holborn | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6r/6rbpyh5m6id6smrs.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: NLA</em></p><p>Crossrail will undoubtedly change the fabric of London, and how the areas around stations such as Farringdon will work and interact with the wider city. The Holborn area, neighbouring Clerkenwell, will be changed by the introduction of the new line, and it will most certainly bring a new diversity in the mix of retail, residential and workspaces.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8744/launch-of-rabbits-road-press-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Launch of 'Rabbits Road Press' Studio | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p0/p0ce1056fxy8962u.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Rabbits Road Press</em></p><p>This new print and publishing studio in East London, is opening this week. To mark the occasion, the studio is inviting in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985156/damien-hirst-cancels-his-ilfracombe-eco-town-plans Damien Hirst cancels his Ilfracombe eco-town plans Alexander Walter 2017-01-06T13:44:00-05:00 >2017-01-06T15:36:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s75ug5p3w6lwmoyi.jpg" width="620" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Isn&rsquo;t Ilfracombe already a town? Yes, but Hirst was deeply involved in the application process for an eco-friendly, 750-home development known as the Southern Extension. That&rsquo;s a terrible name for a town. Which is probably why the scheme was known as Hirst-on-Sea until recently. Until recently? Hirst, who lives nearby, has now withdrawn from the project. His company, Resign, says it could not find a developer to build houses &ldquo;in keeping with our vision&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looks like Damien Hirst's plan to build 750 eco-friendly homes in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe isn't going to happen after all.&nbsp;</p><p>When we <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38548368/artist-damien-hirst-s-eco-homes-vision-to-regenerate-town-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first reported</a> about the artist's town-development ambitions back in 2012, the announcement was greeted with skepticism from Archinect readers. Two years later, everything still seemed jolly fine with the North Devon Council <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">approving the plans</a>.</p><p>The endeavor even inspired the studio project "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124972074/visionary-cities-project-applies-urbanist-archetypes-to-damien-hirst-s-blank-development-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visionary Cities Project</a>" at the University of Illinois at Chicago with students applying urbanist archetypes to Ilfracombe's blank development site.</p><p><em>The Guardian</em> reader Patrick Ryan <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2017/jan/06/damien-hirst-eco-friendly-town-ilfracombe-devon#comment-90660781" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">praises Hirst</a> as a sensible businessman in the comment section and blames "Brexit dark clouds" over the UK's property market as a legitimate reason to pull the plug.</p><p>What's your take? Chime in below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984955/british-antarctic-survey-announces-construction-partner-to-modernize-uk-polar-research-facilities British Antarctic Survey announces construction partner to modernize UK polar research facilities Alexander Walter 2017-01-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T23:40:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0d/0d71dd3899081132ccfae5b2bc17ee97.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction expert BAM has been chosen to partner with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to modernise UK Antarctic and other research facilities, enabling British scientists to continue delivering world class research into some of the most important issues facing our planet. [...] Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this long-term UK partnership will last between 7-10 years and is worth an estimated &pound;100m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction near the South Pole comes with its own set of challenges which the winning bidder, BAM International, along with its UK arm, BAM Nuttall, promises to master with years of expertise&nbsp;in working in remote parts of the world.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;British Antarctic Survey's announcement yesterday went on to say:</p><p><em>"The Antarctic construction projects will present unique challenges given the continent is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest on Earth, and most construction work will need to be completed during the four month window of the Antarctic summer. Construction workers will live and work alongside science teams in harsh and remote environments, sometimes in sub-zero temperatures."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s7kgchkg9oevdrqe.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982575/architect-gustav-dusing-selected-for-inagural-antarctic-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Gustav Dusing selected for inagural Antarctic Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144576879/forget-it-jake-it-s-antarctica-nations-jostle-to-establish-influence-at-the-world-s-end" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget it, Jake, it's Antarctica: nations jostle to establish influence at the world's end</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66652455/halley-vi-antarctic-research-station-opens-february-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halley VI Antarctic research station opens February 5</a></li></ul>