Archinect - News 2017-05-28T14:49:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150008765/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-05-23T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T17:44:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/10hpg2iim0o61aqr.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is Clerkenwell Design Week, which brings showcases of&nbsp;the best in new design, as well as celebrations and networking. We've picked out some highlights below, but the full experience is an exploratory&nbsp;one taken by foot. Also happening&nbsp;this week is the annual Chelsea Flower Show, and openings of&nbsp;exciting exhibitions. Catch <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8969/america-after-the-fall-painting-in-the-1930s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imagine Moscow</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8969/america-after-the-fall-painting-in-the-1930s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">America After the Fall</a> before they finish, and visit the Tate Modern for the monthly <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9433/uniqlo-tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNIQLO TATE LATES</a>.</p><p>Check back next week for our picks of this year's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9358/london-festival-of-architecture-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Festival of Architecture</a>. In the meantime,&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</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&nbsp;latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1a/1a492kdq722xidcq.jpg"><br><em>Image: Jim Stephenson</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9342/clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week | until 28 May</a></strong></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week returns for its annual festival celebrating makers and designers. Each year, the EC1 area is overrun with some of the best emerging designers and big brands alike showcasing their approach to the creative environment.&nbsp; Innovative technology will sit beside stunning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008665/disused-petrol-station-site-to-be-transformed-into-apartments-by-neubau Disused petrol station site to be transformed into apartments by NEUBAU Abigail Banfield 2017-05-23T01:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T14:54:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zf2q7on7305kfzu8.jpg" width="650" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A major project in north London has just received planning permission; a &lsquo;pixelated&rsquo; residential scheme will replace a historic clock tower and a derelict petrol station. The architects behind the project, NEUBAU, are an emerging practice consisting of thinkers and designers with international experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgk3ykp92wezeng5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/wabvfd5qyh71vz69.jpg"></p><p>28 apartments will be arranged in smaller six meter wide units, in a way which reduces the overall visual impact of the development. The building up of height,&nbsp;and its corner location, creates an acoustic shield created by the corner frontage has created a sheltered area behind the building for a communal garden; a &lsquo;private oasis&rsquo; for future residents.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zd/zds5npd9i0bom9vv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v6/v66otfw8pp63e8gw.jpg"></p><p>The site, a challenging corner on two very busy roads, is currently home for a disused petrol station and a large clock tower. Following a long and difficult planning process, the aptly named &lsquo;Tower Station&rsquo; development will maintain the cubic volumes of the existing tower, and its civic function at the same time, with a large mechanic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008373/miller-kendrick-architects-complete-welsh-pop-up-hotel Miller Kendrick Architects complete Welsh pop-up hotel Abigail Banfield 2017-05-19T08:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T05:43:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/34xj3e9ddnwqw7gj.jpg" width="650" height="539" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Miller Kendrick Architects, a small practice founded by Michael Kendrick and Paul Miller in 2015, have completed their build of a &lsquo;pop-up-hotel&rsquo;; a cabin that was one of eight winning designs of &lsquo;Epic Retreats&rsquo;. Named &lsquo;<em>Arthur&rsquo;s Cave&rsquo;</em>, this small structure will be featured on Channel 4 as part of the &lsquo;Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge&rsquo; series, the first episode of which airs on Sunday 21st May.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n2/n2300e2qfe8d3q1d.jpg"></p><p>The modern design was inspired by its surrounding ancient Welsh landscapes, which tumble and stretch for miles around the faceted larch-clad structure. With a fantastic outlook across the Snowdonian National Park, and shelter formed by the rocky foothill of Castle Y Bere, MKA&rsquo;s geometric cabin nestles in a unique and captivating location.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/llmj7i0yg4ytad9l.jpg"></p><p>Staying true to MKA&rsquo;s passion for testing new forms of low-cost, efficient, and sustainable methods of construction, <em>Arthur&rsquo;s Cave</em> uses locally sourced materials and a clever construction method of jigsaw-joined birch plywood ribs, which acts as structur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008253/riba-responds-to-conservatives-manifesto RIBA responds to Conservatives Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T11:30:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oo/ooyw65ycpw512eyr.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Conservative Party&rsquo;s manifesto outlines its vision to further empower communities. Whoever forms the next government should ensure that plans to build high quality housing and infrastructure are linked with industrial and devolution strategies to encourage more jobs and a better quality of life for people across the country.&#8203;"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Conservatives manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p><em>"The RIBA welcomes the Conservatives&rsquo; acknowledgment that the UK&rsquo;s architects are the finest in the world. This is recognition of the vital role that good design has on improving quality of life, sustainability and social integration; and acknowledgement that architects are the design professionals that make this happen."</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit: </strong></p><p>&ldquo;The RIBA has long been calling for the rights of non-UK EU nationals to be confirmed. I&rsquo;m happy to see it is included in the Conservative manifesto. Skilled architects come to the UK from across the world, giving us the edge in creativity and innovation; we need to ensure this continues into the future.</p><p>&ldquo;British architects have been clear about our key asks from Brexit through RIBA&rsquo;s &lsquo;<a href="https://followup.cc/l/10011105/e8ae1d906c355748b1eb6445b453b794/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.architecture.com%2Fknowledge-and-resources%2Fresources-landing-page%2Fglobal-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global By Design&rsquo;</a> report. The RIBA will continue to be a strong voice for the sector in the coming weeks and months.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and co...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008238/riba-responds-to-liberal-democrats-manifesto RIBA responds to Liberal Democrats Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T09:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/ytop872fq3h9yook.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I am pleased to see that the Liberal Democrats have recognized the key role of the built environment sector in tackling issues such as energy demand, climate change and urban flooding through their plans for infrastructure and housing. &ldquo;Proposals for new housebuilding should be balanced with ambitions to deliver high quality, well designed and sustainable homes across the country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Liberal Democrats manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;I warmly welcome the commitment from the Liberal Democrats to protect the rights of existing EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU. Our members need to see this issue resolved as a matter of urgency. The party&rsquo;s desire to open up access to university courses also chimes with RIBA&rsquo;s target to achieve greater diversity in the architecture profession through apprenticeships, with varied and affordable new routes to qualification.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and communities:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;The promise to devolve powers around housing, transport and skills, backed with resources for infrastructure projects is a welcome step to help local communities create better places to live, work and play. Meaningful devolution opportunities in areas such as housing can help to boost skills in the construction sector across the country.</p><p>&ldquo;The Liberal Democrats also wish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006585/all-star-line-up-revealed-for-vision-2017-unstudio-zaha-hadid-architects-gensler-foster-partners-and-more All-star line-up revealed for Vision 2017: UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Gensler, Foster + Partners and more Sponsor 2017-05-17T06:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T12:04:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r6n8x6aazn2f1qmt.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/41/41l2g0x1spui3113.jpg"></a></p><p><em><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision 2017</a>.</strong></em></p><p>Vision 2017 has announced its programme, including some of the biggest names across the built environment industry, alongside the brightest start-ups and world-renowned experts. A series of talks, debates and presentations will address the main issues facing the profession, both in the UK and in a global context. New technologies, materials, products and approaches will be explored across five lecture theatres on the 6-7 June, with Vision as the official trade partner of the London Festival of Architecture. The event is also affiliated to other key industry partners, such as the RIBA, New London Architecture, the Museum of Architecture and BRE.</p><p>Alongside the extensive programme, Vision has also partnered with various international trade authorities, including Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia and the Czech Republic, represented at the event through a number of pavilions, each housing multiple participants.</p><p>As al...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007829/riba-responds-positively-to-corbyn-s-new-manifesto-for-labour RIBA responds positively to Corbyn's new manifesto for Labour Nicholas Korody 2017-05-16T15:43:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T00:55:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gg/gg8tuirxd2osv2jv.jpg" width="650" height="1004" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In mid-April, the Prime Minister Theresa May reversed her earlier stated decision and called for a snap election&mdash;a move that surprised many. While some called the move opportunistic, others supported the early election, including Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Labour, the opposition party. The Labour Party currently trails behind the Conservative Party, led by May, in national polls. Today, Corbyn released a manifesto, intended to make clear his party&rsquo;s positions and to drum up support for the embattled party.</p><p>The manifesto, dubbed &ldquo;<a href="http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For the Many, Not the Few</a>&rdquo;, takes strong positions. Around &pound;50B sourced primarily from taxes on corporations and the country&rsquo;s wealthiest citizens would be used to fund major new public programs, from housing to education to healthcare to transit. The manifesto rules out rises in VAT, national insurance, and income tax for all but the top 5% of earners.</p><p>For some, the manifesto is seen as stridently leftist. By all accounts, it represents a stark difference to th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007522/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-05-16T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T19:32:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y6/y6pwfxm6cr93p3e2.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a focus on the housing market and the future of living in London, the topics covered in this week's events vary from flying cars and future regeneration, to DIY and the celebration of existing structures. Be sure to take the time to visit exhibitions which are coming to a close within the next couple of weeks. Notably the Tate's&nbsp;showcase&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/Hockney/8924/david-hockney-at-the-tate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Hockney</a>&nbsp;and the Saatchi Gallery's&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/selfie/9222/from-selfie-to-self-expression" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Selfie to Self-Expression</a> exhibitions are deserving of the attention they have gained since their openings earlier this year.</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&nbsp;latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dc/dcpheqrzrdo4z51x.jpg"><em>Camden Lock Market, Image: Glenn Copus</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9389/taking-stock-london-s-evolving-markets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taking Stock: London&rsquo;s evolving markets | 19 May</a></strong></p><p>London's street markets are so often&nbsp;globally&nbsp;depicted as a hub of community activity, however how are they coping in today's climate? Over 300 markets across London supply and support their surrounding&nbsp;communities, and provide a&nbsp;sense of place. Speakers, including planners and designers, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005456/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-05-02T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T20:59:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/83b0yzahdr6iexsm.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the start of May comes book launches and exhibition openings, not to&nbsp;mention&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/150005020/the-clerkenwell-design-week-countdown-heats-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>&nbsp;to look forward to at the end of the month. Keep yourself busy&nbsp;on this, another 4-day week, with exhibitions, Saturday Architecture School and cinematic celebrations of great architects.&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&nbsp;latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9315/book-launch-jane-rendell-the-architecture-of-psychoanalysis-spaces-of-transition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Book launch: Jane Rendell &ndash; &lsquo;The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition&rsquo; | 4 May</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wo/wosbq7k99t6324ih.jpg"><em>Image: Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis, The Narkomfin Communal House, Moscow (1928-1929) (Photograph: Jane Rendell, 2012).</em></p><p>This Thursday, join Jane Rendell at the Bartlett for the book launch of her book &lsquo;<em>The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition</em>&rsquo;, which explores how architectural space registers in psychoanalysis and investigates "both the inherently spatial vocabulary of psychoanalysis and ideas around the physical 'setting' of the psychoanalytic encounter". This launch will feature...</p> 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>