Archinect - News 2016-08-27T13:08:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965447/london-s-walthamstow-garden-parade-converted-into-a-creative-hub-by-gort-scott London's Walthamstow Garden Parade converted into a creative hub by Gort Scott Ellen Hancock 2016-08-26T11:18:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T11:19:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a2402645eff75ea07a55472fb5b439a.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gort Scott Architects has transformed London&rsquo;s Walthamstow Central Parade into a bustling social enterprise hub. The 1960s former council building now accommodates up to 50 independent makers and creative businesses, as well as providing an exhibition and flexible event space, which is open to the public.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/da9n5imdp8mfk5n8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zuc7nvk6qt96nvfq.jpg"></p><p>Read more news from the UK here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://London's%20architectural%20debate%20society,%20Turncoats,%20is%20coming%20to%20D.C." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's architectural debate society, Turncoats, is coming to D.C.</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149964181/technology-and-tradition-combine-in-jestico-whiles-award-winning-house-19" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Technology&nbsp;and&nbsp;tradition combine in Jestico +&nbsp;Whiles&rsquo; award-winning House 19</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149963971/the-wish-machine-by-autoban-part-of-the-london-design-biennale-invites-visitors-to-walk-through-a-tunnel-made-of-transparent-hexagonal-tubes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wish Machine by Autoban, part of the London Design Biennale, invites visitors to walk through a tunnel made of transparent hexagonal tubes</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149963974/ackroyd-associates-design-technically-advanced-photographic-studio-at-alva-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ackroyd + Associates design technically advanced photographic studio at Alva West</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964821/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-23T13:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T13:27:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7kn5xh6r8dz9z2h7.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As August draws to a close, so do several exhibitions and projects. Take advantage of these (largely free) shows, as well as a fantastic opportunity to take your Instagram to the next level by brushing up on your architectural photography skills on a walking workshop.</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 London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8117/mode-in-flux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mode in Flux | Open now until 27 August</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cc/cc38hjex7qvoq4wd.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Hufton &amp; Crow</em></p><p>Set within London&rsquo;s Roca Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and completed in 2011, is the &lsquo;Mode in Flux&rsquo; exhibition showcasing the relationship between engineering and fashion, which is coming into its final week. The gallery itself is a great place to visit; to explore the cavernous showroom is immersive and magical.</p><p>This exhibition focuses on the innovation and technology within fashion design, and how we ask demand more of our clothes in the age of &lsquo;smart&rsquo;. Interactive and transforming pieces make up the collection, with sportswear that changes colour...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963974/ackroyd-associates-design-technically-advanced-photographic-studio-at-alva-west Ackroyd + Associates design technically advanced photographic studio at Alva West Ellen Hancock 2016-08-18T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:44:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73yc2v3uwdp9q3zz.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Alva Studios is a well known photography studio company known for providing the most technically advanced facilities. Their new studio, a large refurbished warehouse, in West London is designed by the architects Ackroyd + Associates. Together they are working to create London's most pioneering photographic facility, with an array of one-off features such as an automated adjustable ceiling, mechanical green screens and automated daylight control.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p41d0zlidwksd12u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czer0955izfoaw1d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/rulxurlheai0czh6.jpg"></p><p><em>T</em><em>he scale of the studios is epic, but the ancillary spaces - the lounges, restaurant, galleries, and snugs - are intentionally designed to a more human scale.</em></p><p><em>The luxurious aesthetic for these spaces is derived from a contemporary interpretation of the industrial warehouse; polished screeds, full height pivoting crittal glazed screens, and distressed timber.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q6e1feh7zvnh414a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46wqth1nl7jublx0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54c8eefyo0hzk1tg.jpg"></p><p><em>A+A worked with closely with steel fabricators, joiners and craftsmen to achieve the highest quality of finish. Many elements were prototyped to ensure that they had the correct feel and t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963347/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-15T15:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:32:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dl0cw99gf6cglz6.jpg" width="514" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, London is set to be bright, warm, and action-packed&hellip; proving that you don&rsquo;t need to leave the city in August! From interactive, innovative&nbsp;engineering, to an exhibition of memes, this week&rsquo;s picks are decidedly fun-filled.&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 London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8078/i-am-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I Am London | Open now until 4 September</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wj/wji1086p78w70be5.jpg"></p><p><em>Featured in the exhibition: Lucy Hawley of London Zoo</em></p><p>London's identity is largely shaped and entwined with its historic buildings and places. This exhibition looks at this through the city&rsquo;s heritage and the stories of its inhabitants,&nbsp;taking&nbsp;these 60 stories and linking&nbsp;them to their settings within the city. From students to paramedics, and beefeaters to tailors; this selection of people connect the&nbsp;human experience to the built environment.&nbsp;</p><p><em>"This wonderful exhibition encapsulates how much London has changed over the years, but also reminds us why the capital continues to be the most open, pioneering and divers...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962731/nex-architecture-get-approval-for-new-restaurant-on-cadogan-estate-in-west-london Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on Cadogan Estate in West London Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u52ylk31lfu5m0d9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London architecture practice Nex- have won an open design competition to build a new restaurant on the King Road Chelsea. Named the Cadogan Caf&eacute;, the new full-service restaurant will be open from breakfast through to evening meals.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/75x3f25wqxnm7rga.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1ea23az3j9peo7m.jpg"></p><p>The caf&eacute; has a sleek 'ribbon-like' wall of white polished concrete that curls round to a circular seating area&nbsp;for over 100 diners. A curved&nbsp;glass wall tracing the perimeter rises and falls into the basement depending on the weather. This is a world first in glass design and allows flexible yearly use and al-fresco dining.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzq3get7wc2k4629.jpg"></p><p>Featuring a new public rooftop terrace overlooking the square and the Saatchi Gallery, the cafe allows visitors to sit amidst the bustling Duke of York Square and enjoy the surrounding environment.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is planned to begin in Autumn 2016 and completed by Autumn 2017.</p><p>Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of the Cadogan Estate said, &lsquo;The Jury was won over by Nex&rsquo;s design, which combines functionality with a sense of elegant self-containme...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962250/ben-derbyshire-from-hta-design-voted-president-elect-of-the-riba Ben Derbyshire from HTA Design voted President Elect of the RIBA Ellen Hancock 2016-08-09T12:16:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:18:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebn6dk1amn9xsrn9.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In September 2017 Ben Derbyshire will officially&nbsp;become RIBA President-Elect, taking over from the current President Jane Duncan.&nbsp;</p><p>Commenting on the announcement on <a href="http://www.hta.co.uk/news/posts/ben-derbyshire-voted-president-elect-of-the-riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTA's website</a> he said:</p><p>&ldquo;Once again we find ourselves in turbulent times. In winning this election&nbsp;I&nbsp;am conscious of a great sense of responsibility owed to architects everywhere, in all corners of the UK and overseas. Jane Duncan has laid the foundations for change at the RIBA that I look forward to driving forward, when I take up the role of President.&nbsp;My primary goal&nbsp;is to champion architects so that they, our sister professions and clients, can advance architecture as the cornerstone of the well-designed and more sustainable built environment society desperately needs.&nbsp;All architects, wherever and however we practice, need an&nbsp;RIBA that works for us."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962145/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-08T17:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:28:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhb72gvyvi6fbxtt.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, explore in the good weather some of the great gardens and greenery London has to offer. Watch the Olympics with a drink on a lawn, join in with the kids to make a cardboard neighbourhood, or visit a floating garden and learn how to hula hoop.&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 London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8015/farmopolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Farmopolis | Open now until September 1</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/j8/j8dcyhycgl4q07yk.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Farmopolis</em></p><p>Farmopolis is an interesting new addition to the Thames this summer, created by Secret Productions and Wayward architects, in conjunction with RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Farmopolis is an experimental production centre, pioneering an area of public together in the middle of the city, whilst being a practical, productive farm. With the creators&rsquo; combined experience spanning festivals, arts, community architecture, and farming, future hopes for the project are to create event spaces and to develop hydroponic and sustainable farming systems.</p><p>The garden will be bobbing in the river for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962039/adopt-an-object-campaign-announced-by-london-s-design-museum 'Adopt an Object' campaign announced by London's Design Museum Ellen Hancock 2016-08-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:17:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/bidsk0gwh6bgpfbu.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an attempt to help raise the final &pound;1 million needed to cover construction costs of their new Kensington High&nbsp;Street home, the Design Museum in London have launched a fundraising campaign, Adopt an Object.&nbsp;</p><p>For &pound;5, each adopter will receive&nbsp;a personalised thank you film showing an iconic&nbsp;object from the Design Museum's permanent collection making it's way from Shad Thames to the new site in Kensington. Twelve films have been commissioned for the project including a pair of Louboutin heels riding a tube and a Dyson Vacuum crossing the road.&nbsp;</p><p>The new museum is due to open on 24 November and will include a free permanent collection as well as two temporary&nbsp;spaces.&nbsp;</p><p>Terence Conran, founder of the Design Museum commented:&nbsp; 'We are about to move from Shad Thames to new, bigger premises in Kensington, where all our dreams and ambitions to create the best and most important design museum in the world will become a step closer to reality. It will make my long lifetime in design absolutely wo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961542/a-great-throbbing-shaft-oliver-wainwright-on-brighton-s-british-airways-i360-tower A "great throbbing shaft": Oliver Wainwright on Brighton's British Airways i360 tower Nicholas Korody 2016-08-04T14:23:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:04:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/435vu71owhinyvhg.jpg" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To some it&rsquo;s the Brighton Pole, to others it is Sussex&rsquo;s supersized lollipop. Naughtier minds have dubbed it &ldquo;the cock and ring&rdquo;. Before it has even opened, the south coast&rsquo;s new observation tower has gathered a gaggle of nicknames &ndash; and you can see why, when its creators insist on calling it the British Airways i360. To opponents, it may still be the iSore, a Chernobyl chimney despoiling the beach. It could have been designed to feel less like a corporate entertainment lounge on a stick.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>But by night, when it glows like a sword plunging down from the heavens, it is hard to resist. Come the Pride festival this weekend, when the i360&rsquo;s programmable LED lights will form a dazzling rainbow, there might prove to be no better symbol for the city than this great throbbing shaft.</em></p><p>For more news from Brighton, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957127/designers-of-the-london-eye-create-new-landmark-for-brighton" target="_blank">Designers of the London Eye create new landmark for Brighton</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943855/brighton-s-embassy-court-by-wells-coates-featured-in-new-film" target="_blank">Brighton's Embassy Court by Wells Coates featured in new film</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58632366/plan-to-build-uk-s-first-building-entirely-out-of-waste" target="_blank">Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961409/will-brexit-kill-405b-worth-of-infrastructure-projects Will Brexit kill £405B worth of infrastructure projects? Nicholas Korody 2016-08-03T19:57:00-04:00 >2016-08-03T20:01:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9nmxlo7kxjl82uxu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced that the newly-formed government will delay making any decisions about building a major nuclear power plant&mdash;the first in a generation&mdash;until the fall.</p><p>Economists reacted with alarm to the announcement, according to <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-02/brexit-endangers-britain-s-405-billion-pound-building-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>, since the deferral raises doubts about the future of &pound;405 billion worth of infrastructural projects. The infrastructural projects would both improve productivity and provide much-needed economic stimulation as the country faces the possibility of a major recession.</p><p>Before the UK&rsquo;s vote to leave the European Union, the UK planned major energy and infrastructure projects meant to improve the country&rsquo;s crumbling infrastructure. These included a high-speed rail from London to northern England and a major expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick airports&rsquo; capacity.</p><p>Some economists question whether the UK could afford these projects at all, as the country&rsquo;s economy and credit rating remain uncertain following Brexit. Still, sp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961406/how-are-london-s-olympic-grounds-being-used-4-years-later How are London's Olympic grounds being used 4 years later? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-03T19:52:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:10:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4hkue6vs0l1oyqi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just in time for Friday's Rio Olympics, it's time to take a look back at former Olympic villages: specifically, what good are they post-games? In London, the 560 acres of the East End that was transformed into the grounds for the 2012 Olympics have undergone the Olly Wainwright examination in his latest piece for <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/aug/03/london-olympic-legacy-stratford-suburb-on-steroids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>. As he writes,</p><p><em>That London has a lasting physical inheritance from its two-week &pound;12bn jamboree is indisputable, but what kind of place is the promised Legacy-land turning out to be?&nbsp;So far, it&rsquo;s an odd one. It is somewhere that feels more like an accidental suburban campus than a real piece of London &ndash; a place where the different functions that make up a city have been separated out, each built without much thought given to how they relate.</em></p><p>Good news: there is some affordable housing among the leftovers/adjacent proposed developing properties loosely branded as Olympicopolis, but there could be more (as ever).</p><p>More Olympics news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961137/rio-s-streets-clog-with-traffic-as-visitors-arrive-for-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio's streets clog with traffic as ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960907/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-01T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktpn1mlvx1dfqv7g.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize Shortlist</a>&nbsp;announced, and the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5010/the-winning-results-of-the-new-london-awards-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NLA Awards</a>&nbsp;presented, there is an air of celebration of achievement in the design world. This week&rsquo;s events are packed full of opportunities to understand and celebrate award winning architecture and investigate the design which surrounds us as we move through the city.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check Back regularly</a> to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7907/nla-annual-cycling-summit-cycling-in-london-under-sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan Cycling Summit at the NLA | August 3</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/kv/kvx7o3v5z2rorkko.gif"><em>Image: NLA</em></p><p>Reflecting the increasing number of cyclists in our city, as Sadiq Khan took up position of Mayor, he promised to &lsquo;make London a byword for cycling around the world&rsquo;. At this conference, plans to make the city safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists will be showcased. Hearing from the Deputy Mayor for Transport, attendees will also hear of the current state of travel in the city as well as future plans. Discussing Cycle Super Highways, CLOCS and &lsquo;Mini-Hollands&rsquo;, the speakers include policy makers, borou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960849/expansion-of-london-city-airport-granted-planning-permission Expansion of London City Airport granted planning permission Ellen Hancock 2016-08-01T08:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:37:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ww/ww541eowiqb1m6xl.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London City Airport has been given permission to go ahead with a $450m expansion plan that will fit it with seven extra stands, a parallel taxiway and an extended terminal. The plan, which was approved by the government yesterday, will increase the airport&rsquo;s capacity from 4.3 million passengers to 6.5 million by 2025. The airport said the expansion would create &ldquo;world-class terminal facilities, more space and facilitate a greater frequency of flights&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more news and features about UK transport projects here:</p><ul><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/features/article/149953107/station-to-station-the-architects-behind-crossrail-europe-s-biggest-infrastructure-project-ever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960643/uk-architecture-students-seeking-mental-health-care-is-on-the-rise-according-to-architects-journal-survey UK architecture students seeking mental health care is on the rise, according to Architects' Journal survey Justine Testado 2016-07-29T13:57:00-04:00 >2016-08-01T15:53:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qp9iz2faaq45ttvn.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly 90% of the 447 respondents said they had had to work through the night at some point. Almost one-third said they have to do it regularly. Two-thirds of undergraduates said their debt at the end of their course would be &pound;30,000 or above. Despite that, almost a third said they had been asked to work in practice for free... [One student respondent] said: &ldquo;A culture of suffering for your art is promoted within education.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956324/architects-constitute-the-fifth-most-likely-profession-to-commit-suicide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects constitute the fifth most likely profession to commit suicide</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113518359/episode-6-of-archinect-sessions-money-changes-everything-is-out-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Episode 6 of Archinect Sessions, "Money Changes Everything", is out now!</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960435/brexit-means-brexit-architects-rob-hyde-katy-marks-and-mark-middleton-on-how-brexit-could-change-uk-architecture-and-how-architects-could-change-brexit-on-archinect-sessions-74 Brexit means Brexit: architects Rob Hyde, Katy Marks and Mark Middleton on how Brexit could change UK-architecture (and how architects could change Brexit), on Archinect Sessions #74 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-28T18:18:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T13:33:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqvv2wsoken0tywm.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're now about a month past the UK's historic 'Brexit' vote to leave the European Union, and, well, lots has happened. David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister, and was replaced two weeks ago by fellow Conservative, Theresa May. The economy has drastically slowed down as the value of the pound against the dollar dipped to historic lows, and while there's plenty of gloomy prospects, there are even more unknowns.</p><p>To check in on how UK architecture is getting on, and it's sights for a post-EU future, we are joined by architects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955219/a-bit-of-nervousness-brexit-s-effect-on-architecture-ft-special-guest-rob-hyde-from-manchester-school-of-architecture-on-archinect-sessions-70" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rob Hyde</a> (principal lecturer at the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/22150860/the-manchester-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester School of Architecture</a>), <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148738958/working-warrior-an-interview-with-katy-marks-of-citizens-design-bureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Katy Marks</a> (founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/citizensdesignbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Citizens Design Bureau</a>), and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957192/creative-currency-post-brexit-mark-middleton-of-grimshaw-weighs-the-good-and-bad-for-uk-firms-as-split-with-eu-looms-on-one-to-one-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Middleton</a> (partner at <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> in London). We last spoke with Rob&nbsp;in our first Brexit check-in, "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955219/a-bit-of-nervousness-brexit-s-effect-on-architecture-ft-special-guest-rob-hyde-from-manchester-school-of-architecture-on-archinect-sessions-70" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Bit of Nervousness</a>".</p><p>While the separation from the EU could be severe for UK architects&mdash;in particular its threat to the EU's "<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=457" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">free movement</a>" that entitles its members to live and work in any of its constituent countries&mdash;our guests were...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960460/asif-kahn-and-stanton-williams-to-design-new-museum-of-london Asif Kahn and Stanton Williams to design new Museum of London Nicholas Korody 2016-07-28T16:46:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:15:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47amxomcrhp4w5ty.jpg" width="514" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Asif Kahn and Stanton Williams will design the new Museum of London, beating out competition like BIG and Caruso St. John from the shortlist of six architects. Their winning design features a dramatic domed hall with a central staircase down into the museum's excavated subterranean space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hiqjul0f2745c2qc.jpg"></p><p>Currently located at the Barbican, the museum will relocate into a much larger, Victorian-era, Grade II-listed building, which used to house several markets. The new design also includes a sunken garden.&nbsp;The new museum is tentatively scheduled to be built in 2022.</p><p><a href="http://thespaces.com/2016/07/28/new-museum-london-asif-kahn-stanton-williams/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t the Spaces</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/ow8bl5ay88udsxfm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q6bgda3xpp317780.jpg"></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91224240/sochi-olympic-pavilion-will-transform-into-giant-3d-portraits" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sochi Olympic pavilion will transform into giant 3D portraits</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960393/it-s-been-one-month-since-brexit-how-are-you-coping It's been one month since Brexit. How are you coping? Ellen Hancock 2016-07-28T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T13:33:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0otoauyllwkd4w5t.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On June 23rd, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. In the following month, the pound dropped&nbsp;10% in value against the US dollar (the lowest since the 1980s), PM David Cameron resigned, Boris Johnson resigned, Nigel Farage too (not before insulting all of the European parliament), and the Labour party are squabbling like children.</p><p>After everyone else jumped ship, Theresa May now resides at No.10 and must deal with the aftermath of Brexit. With her new cabinet in place (we are still hoping Boris' appointment as Foreign Secretary is a joke) and the promise that Article 50 will not be triggered until the new year, what happens next?</p><p>Fill out our <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1t3aqlaUhFY7CaqIL4X_qwsgSqIFj3Y-itjZSRGGWUDBIyw/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a></strong> and tell us how Brexit has affected you already, and what you think the future holds for a UK outside of the EU.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960244/students-go-above-the-double-curve-in-influx-from-aa-summer-dlab-red Students go above the double-curve in “InFlux”, from AA Summer DLAB::RED Justine Testado 2016-07-27T18:49:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:25:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f6241v7ys99bkqa.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Contrasting against the greenery of Hooke Park is &ldquo;InFlux&rdquo;, a brick-red wall prototype that 18 students and their tutors assembled for the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>'s Summer DLAB::RED 2015 program. Taking place from July 27 to August 8, the RED-themed agenda explored the phenomenal process of decay in nature.&nbsp;</p><p>InFlux builds upon the material behavior research that began&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>, with further investigations that connect geometry, material, and structure. During the first two weeks, students&nbsp;investigated the fabrication and construction of double-curved complex geometries in applying generative design techniques and robotic milling strategies. Students then applied their skills in constructing the 1:1 working prototype during the last seven days of the program. Since then, InFlux has become a permanent installation at Hooke Park.</p><p>Also be on the lookout for more from&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/7664/aa-summer-dlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Summer DLAB::ORANGE</a>, which just started earlier this week.</p><p>Keep reading for more about InFlux's fabrication process:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b2/b2r5v87b2pgf6en8.jpg"><br><em>Ph...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960102/oban-festival-of-architecture-showcases-scottish-innovation Oban Festival of Architecture showcases Scottish innovation Ellen Hancock 2016-07-27T13:19:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:40:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/io/iobiua48qt5xwsm6.jpg" width="514" height="207" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An exhibition of Scottish architecture held as part of a major festival in Italy is to be staged for the first time in Scotland. Prospect North, one of three architecture exhibitions being staged in Oban, was first shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale. It explores the stories of 15 Scots communities who have used design and architecture to make a difference.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more articles on Scottish projects and featured firms:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149959770/former-juror-rory-olcayto-breaks-down-the-2016-stirling-prize-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Former juror Rory Olcayto breaks down the 2016 Stirling Prize nominees</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149948007/edinburgh-s-maker-architects-a-visit-to-gras" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh's maker-architects: a visit to GRAS</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects react to shocking EU referendum result</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149936854/glasgow-s-collective-architecture-finds-success-and-freedom-in-employee-ownership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow's Collective Architecture finds success and freedom in employee ownership</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959748/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-07-25T14:53:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:40:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63dievn2imaprscq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With this year&rsquo;s Olympics, the &lsquo;greatest show on earth&rsquo;, fast approaching and&nbsp;<em>London 2012</em>&nbsp;still very much in our minds, a lot of the conversation in the city has been focused around the legacy of our games, and the possible outcomes from&nbsp;<em>Rio 2016</em>. Discussions have naturally turned toward an international focus recently, and this week&rsquo;s events in the city are no exception. From showcasing foreign partnerships with Asia and Africa, to walking tours exploring the international designs of London, this week is packed full of interesting things to do and see.</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 London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>Walking tours:</strong></p><p>This week, there are a couple of chances to get outside on walking tours of the city. Take a step back from the world you see as a commuter, perhaps whizzing past architectural beauties as you rush for the tube, and instead learn about the planning and concepts behind London&rsquo;s jumble of streets.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7940/walking-tour-kings-cross-renaissance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">King&rsquo;s Cross Tour | Happe...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959268/design-leads-environmentally-friendly-education-for-hertfordshire-pupils Design leads environmentally friendly education for Hertfordshire pupils Jessica Bonehill 2016-07-22T11:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:47:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/620uxspss49y3thx.jpg" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield could well be the UK&rsquo;s most eco-friendly school. It has toilets that flush using rainwater, sedum roofs made of plants and vegetation, and classroom sink-tops made from recycled yoghurt pots. But the school&rsquo;s design doesn&rsquo;t just help protect the environment, it also uses nature to improve children&rsquo;s academic performance and behaviour.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tbwgjn5o5e5hlcow.jpg"></p><p>Howe Dell Primary&rsquo;s &pound;10 million, eco-friendly design is used by teachers to promote sustainability to a new generation of pupils. Capita Architects were given free reign to push the limits of sustainable design in the project, which was funded by the council, and that was exactly what they did. The school features solar panels, a wind turbine, and a heating system that uses a series of pipes just below the surface of the school playground for passive gain that is then utilised to heat the school.&nbsp;</p><p>This groundbreaking design was awarded ECO Green Flag accreditation (the highest level awarded to sustainable schools in the UK) and places pupils in close proximity to nature. To this end, the design&rsquo;s wetland area and sedum roofs are used to study birds and the school places sustainability at the core of the curriculum. This learning is even extended to the playground where learning stations allow pupils to examine the habitats of micro-beasts. In this way, the whole building is understoo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958451/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-07-18T13:44:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T06:59:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xta4dt4vxvj98wrb.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As London finally heats up, the city brings us some fantastic outdoors events. From family friendly trails to river cruises; it's best to make the most of this week's sun! Whether you are running around looking for fanciful dream jars, or reflecting on the work at the Tate, this is the week to utilise the long (and hopefully warm) evenings.</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 London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7785/re-making-the-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A Journey and a Destination: How to Make Living Streets | July 19</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ti/tifmdhgzm7nwtvcj.jpg"><em>Image: PRP</em></p><p>"We demand a lot from our streets. They are where we live, a way of getting from A to B, and the place where neighbours meet and community networks are built."</p><p>This talk, hosted by The Building Centre, will be a great chance to discuss what it is that makes a 'successful' street, with speakers from Architectural and Landscape/urban planning expertise. Asking poignant questions, and opening up for discussion, the panel will tackle sustainability, transport, accessibility and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957978/may-government-abolishes-climate-change-department May government abolishes climate change department Nicholas Korody 2016-07-14T19:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:58:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5brnfk8z2xrd6wn.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The decision to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change has been variously condemned as &ldquo;plain stupid&rdquo;, &ldquo;deeply worrying&rdquo; and &ldquo;terrible&rdquo; by politicians, campaigners and experts. One of Theresa May&rsquo;s first acts as Prime Minister was to move responsibility for climate change to a new Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Only on Monday, Government advisers had warned of the need to take urgent action to prepare the UK for floods, droughts, heatwaves and food shortages caused by climate change."</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149935283/in-a-surprise-announcement-uk-gov-to-provide-540m-for-flood-protection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In a surprise announcement, UK gov to provide &pound;540m for flood protection</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/143664937/britain-s-last-deep-pit-coal-mine-closes-the-end-of-the-industrial-revolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Britain's last deep-pit coal mine closes &mdash; the end of the industrial revolution?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952025/global-warming-is-redrawing-national-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global warming is redrawing national borders</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149935981/global-warming-may-be-much-more-catastrophic-and-happen-much-quicker-than-we-imagined" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global warming may be much more catastrophic (and happen much quicker) than we imagined</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre RIBA 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist announced: includes Herzog & de Meuron, Wilkinson Eyre Abigail Banfield 2016-07-13T19:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:19:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5jv2byfwy6pq44a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What does it take for a project to transcend from merely eye-catching architecture to a lasting, inspirational, nationally acclaimed building? The&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize</a>, which awards the UK's best new building each year, has narrowed 2016's contenders down to a shortlist of six (two of which, the Weston Library by Wilkinson Eyre and Loyn &amp; Co's Inside Outside House, were&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">predicted for this list by Archinect's Ellen Hancock</a>), which it announced today.</p><p>The list follows the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149953365/riba-reveals-46-stunning-projects-as-2016-national-awardees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Awards</a> and <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149943940/see-the-riba-2016-london-awards-winners-wilton-s-music-hall-named-regional-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Awards</a> earlier this year, and comprises of some &ldquo;usual suspects&rdquo; shortlisted in previous years, as well as some newcomers; including previous winners Wilkinson Eyre and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, and returning nominees Reiach and Hall, Caruso St John, and dRMM.</p><p>Nominees Michael Laird Architects and Loyn &amp; Co Architects are relative newcomers, bringing (respectively) an education project and a private residence to the shortlist&mdash;the first private home to be nominated in 15 years. This year&rsquo;s shortlist ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees Ellen Hancock 2016-07-13T03:45:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:23:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3ha0d4yipjuxyi9q.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again&hellip;On Thursday 14th July the nominees for this years Stirling Prize will be announced. For anyone who doesn&rsquo;t know the UK&rsquo;s most prestigious award, it was founded in 1996 and recognises &ldquo;the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.&rdquo;</p><p>Although the future of the industry is somewhat uncertain following the EU referendum a few weeks ago, firms have been optimistic; confident in their innovative skill and entrepreneurial ability to tackle the potential problems ahead.</p><p>Looking back over completed projects from the last year, it is clear to see why. It has been a particularly impressive year for UK projects - it was no mean feat selecting our predictions for the six nominations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kd/kddkix6pv5a4ioyt.jpg"></p><p><strong>AHMM - 61 Oxford Street</strong><br>Last year AHMM took first place for Burntwood School in Wandsworth. This year we think they may have a chance with 61 Oxford Street, a distinctive and contemporary landmark that takes inspirati...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957368/hlm-and-tectonics-architects-win-uk-passivhaus-awards HLM and Tectonics Architects win UK Passivhaus awards Abigail Banfield 2016-07-12T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:42:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p5mb0q237rstq9f.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congratulations to triumphant Tigh na Croit by HLM Architects &amp; Lansdowne Drive by Tectonics Architects who were crowned the 2016 UK Passivhaus Awards winners. The Winners were announced at a ceremony held in London on the 7th July, attended by approximately 80 delegates.The winners were decided by PHT members and Award Ceremony delegates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>HLM have won the Rural category of this year's UK Passivhaus Awards. The house, which&nbsp;aimed to create a low-energy, modern solution for the 'outdoorsy' clients, has been designed to reflect its Scottish Highland context.</p><p>Tectonics Architects&nbsp;gained the award for the Urban category, with their fantastic project in Hackney.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957367/planning-approved-for-redevelopment-of-portsmouth-prison Planning approved for redevelopment of Portsmouth Prison Abigail Banfield 2016-07-12T10:31:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1crokj9bnsmhgkzu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Portsmouth City Council has given Planning and Listed Building Consent for the repair and redevelopment of the former HMP Kingston in Portsmouth. FCBStudios will now commence the post-planning stages for the 230-unit residential scheme &ndash; a combination of re-modelled existing prison cell wings, chapel and infirmary, and new-build apartment buildings, including a landscape masterplan by Grant Associates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Planning and Listed Building consent has been given for Feilden Clegg Bradley to redevelop former prison in Portsmouth (UK). The first phase is expected to focus on the existing grade-II buildings, early in 2017.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957232/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-07-12T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:46:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hek0y5t3nimodh2a.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Though it seems in London, school is now &lsquo;out for summer&rsquo;, that doesn&rsquo;t mean that things have slowed down! This week there are some great exhibitions to visit on days when the weather isn&rsquo;t as fine as we would hope, and some tours, talks, and workshops to let you delve right into the architecture of our city.</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 London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7890/exhibition-the-giant-dolls-house-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Giant Doll&rsquo;s House Project | Open now until July 15</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/a0/a0egxxjtxtjbrhrp.jpg"></p><p>In this project, architects and children have created rooms to be combined to create a giant &lsquo;Doll&rsquo;s House&rsquo; for the exhibition in this South West gallery, which aims to raise funds and awareness for Shelter. This installation project, through its whimsical interpretation of the home, explores hopes and ideas in the context of domesticity.</p><p>Conceived and developed by architect Catja de Haas, this project has seen architects and children creating spaces in shoeboxes, which reveal context and influences of the maker as well as s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956752/affordable-spaces-for-london-s-creative-industry-by-urban-acupuncture Affordable spaces for London's creative industry by Urban Acupuncture Ellen Hancock 2016-07-08T11:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:48:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7e89689781f116b4f8340a0700fcde2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The duo asked themselves the question if London will still be the capital of creativity, arts and crafts in 10 years time. Rising rents for residential and work spaces, combined with an&nbsp;increasingly unaffordable education system, are making the city less and less accessible. According to Boano and Pri&scaron;montas, London has always been a center for creativity,&nbsp;but the recent financial pressures have turned &lsquo;creativity&rsquo; into an industry that can only be joined by people who are able to afford&nbsp;it.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/ab4f6d0e76b8daa4724a53972c466495.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ac26e7c3912bb83065bde25f262585a.jpg"></p><p>At this unstable time, the capital's creative industry must be entrepreneurial and work together to remain the best, are we up to the challenge? Read more stories of ingenuity in the UK here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956114/digital-elytrons-latest-architecture-technology-at-the-v-a-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digital Elytrons. Latest Architecture Technology at the V &amp; A Museum.</a></li><li><a href="http://RIBA%20reveals%2046%20stunning%20projects%20as%202016%20National%20Awardees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.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></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951735/london-revives-co-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London revives co-housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens Ose Etomi 2016-07-07T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:21:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5vewuvoyhi7nwms.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kew Gardens has been home to many notable sculptures and architectural pieces such as Henry Moore&rsquo;s &ldquo;Reclining Mother and Child&rdquo; and Marks Barfield Architect&rsquo;s &ldquo;Tree Top Walkway&rdquo;. So it was no surprise when it was chosen to showcase &ldquo;The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126426103/a-peek-into-the-uk-s-beehive-inspired-pavilion-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hive</a>&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ik/ik1gpkl2hkzjvhcp.jpg"></p><p>The Hive is the award-wining pavilion designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and built by architectural practice BDP and engineers Simmonds Studio. It was first created for the 2015 Milan Expo where it attracted over 3.3 million visitors and became one of the main attractions. It is the first structure to be brought back to Britain after an Expo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r28i05sg3gj8fok3.jpg"></p><p>The Hive brings together art, science, sound and landscape representing the important relationship between bee and human.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k9/k9ecdphr69q0erd9.jpg"></p><p>Prompted by the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" the Hive seeks to showcase the relationship between humans and bees. It&rsquo;s outer structure is made from aluminum rods arranged hexagonally in a honeycomb fashion. The porous construction mimics the whirlwind motion made by a sw...</p>