Archinect - News 2017-01-18T03:25:11-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149986723/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-16T14:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T18:07:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yps9sv8kolfgb3g8.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week holds a fair few exhibition openings, so if your January calendar has been looking a little empty, then now is a great time to start filling it with these engaging and thought-provoking showcases.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8769/caruso-st-john-diorama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CARUSO ST JOHN Diorama | 18-25 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/sh/shaxpepc4s4lxxtv.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Caruso St John, Diorama, 2017, exhibition view, courtesy Betts Project</em></p><p>Betts Project is a gallery specialising in architecture, and aims to&nbsp;bring the field to the attention of the&nbsp;wider public. Showcasing both emerging and established architects, Betts hopes to create discussion and awareness of work and projects across all scales.&nbsp;</p><p>This exhibition is of British Architects Caruso St John&nbsp; includes 1:50 models from the practice, including those of Newport Street Gallery, for which the practice <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the Stirling Prize in 2016</a>.&nbsp;Photographs accompanying these models give an insight into the past quarter century of Caruso St John's work, and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986398/oma-gets-permission-to-move-forward-with-major-manchester-project OMA gets permission to move forward with major Manchester project Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:06:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gmeg1rjolhq4cze.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA has moved one step closer to securing its first major public project in the UK: the Factory, a proposed &pound;110M arts center for Manchester, was just given the go-ahead by city councillors.&nbsp;</p><p>On a site that once housed the Granada Studios, the Factory is intended to significantly boost Manchester&rsquo;s cultural capital. It&rsquo;s an integral part of a larger project, which received a pledge of &pound;78M worth of public money back in 2014 and will provide some 2,400 new homes, three hotels, as well as a commercial space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/avilkdt7fdwhsu2c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl43ex4ib9rzmyfi.jpg"></p><p>The 12,077 square meter Factory will comprise a massive, 7,000 capacity glass cube intended to house performances, experimental productions, and other cultural events. The rendering shows a large, irregular form adjoining the cube.</p><p>OMA beat out Zaha Hadid and Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, among other big name firms, to secure the commission.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qimr2xl7urhd628x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwic66jvmrqthp9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wtws8qlfwsutrkg.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985928/society-of-architectural-historians-to-host-70th-annual-international-conference-in-glasgow Society of Architectural Historians to Host 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow SAH1365 2017-01-11T13:55:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T14:02:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o1/o1vobrry45gdtum7.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside North America in more than 40 years and it comes during our national Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology&mdash;so it&rsquo;s altogether fitting that it has chosen Glasgow for its first-ever visit to Scotland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <strong>Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)</strong> will hold its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7&ndash;11, 2017, marking the first time SAH has met outside North America since 1973.&nbsp; An estimated 600 historians, architects, preservationists, and museum professionals from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment at the <strong>University of Strathclyde&rsquo;s Technology &amp; Innovation Centre</strong>. The conference program will feature paper sessions, keynote talks, roundtables, social receptions, and public events including architecture tours in and around Glasgow and a seminar on heritage and sustainability.</p><p><strong>Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau</strong>, said: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside Nort...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985475/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-09T15:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T21:16:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ha/ha6ra7vvs41u1twr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, with everyone getting well and truly&nbsp;back to work, don't forget to fill your diary with talks, opening nights, and exhibitions to keep yourself occupied. At the very least, it will help&nbsp;to bring more interesting topics of conversation&nbsp;than&nbsp;the increasingly cold weather...&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8740/new-london-neighbourhood-tour-holborn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New London Neighbourhood Tour - Holborn | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6r/6rbpyh5m6id6smrs.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: NLA</em></p><p>Crossrail will undoubtedly change the fabric of London, and how the areas around stations such as Farringdon will work and interact with the wider city. The Holborn area, neighbouring Clerkenwell, will be changed by the introduction of the new line, and it will most certainly bring a new diversity in the mix of retail, residential and workspaces.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8744/launch-of-rabbits-road-press-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Launch of 'Rabbits Road Press' Studio | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p0/p0ce1056fxy8962u.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Rabbits Road Press</em></p><p>This new print and publishing studio in East London, is opening this week. To mark the occasion, the studio is inviting in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985156/damien-hirst-cancels-his-ilfracombe-eco-town-plans Damien Hirst cancels his Ilfracombe eco-town plans Alexander Walter 2017-01-06T13:44:00-05:00 >2017-01-06T15:36:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s75ug5p3w6lwmoyi.jpg" width="620" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Isn&rsquo;t Ilfracombe already a town? Yes, but Hirst was deeply involved in the application process for an eco-friendly, 750-home development known as the Southern Extension. That&rsquo;s a terrible name for a town. Which is probably why the scheme was known as Hirst-on-Sea until recently. Until recently? Hirst, who lives nearby, has now withdrawn from the project. His company, Resign, says it could not find a developer to build houses &ldquo;in keeping with our vision&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looks like Damien Hirst's plan to build 750 eco-friendly homes in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe isn't going to happen after all.&nbsp;</p><p>When we <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38548368/artist-damien-hirst-s-eco-homes-vision-to-regenerate-town-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first reported</a> about the artist's town-development ambitions back in 2012, the announcement was greeted with skepticism from Archinect readers. Two years later, everything still seemed jolly fine with the North Devon Council <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">approving the plans</a>.</p><p>The endeavor even inspired the studio project "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124972074/visionary-cities-project-applies-urbanist-archetypes-to-damien-hirst-s-blank-development-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visionary Cities Project</a>" at the University of Illinois at Chicago with students applying urbanist archetypes to Ilfracombe's blank development site.</p><p><em>The Guardian</em> reader Patrick Ryan <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2017/jan/06/damien-hirst-eco-friendly-town-ilfracombe-devon#comment-90660781" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">praises Hirst</a> as a sensible businessman in the comment section and blames "Brexit dark clouds" over the UK's property market as a legitimate reason to pull the plug.</p><p>What's your take? Chime in below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984955/british-antarctic-survey-announces-construction-partner-to-modernize-uk-polar-research-facilities British Antarctic Survey announces construction partner to modernize UK polar research facilities Alexander Walter 2017-01-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T23:40:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0d/0d71dd3899081132ccfae5b2bc17ee97.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction expert BAM has been chosen to partner with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to modernise UK Antarctic and other research facilities, enabling British scientists to continue delivering world class research into some of the most important issues facing our planet. [...] Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this long-term UK partnership will last between 7-10 years and is worth an estimated &pound;100m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction near the South Pole comes with its own set of challenges which the winning bidder, BAM International, along with its UK arm, BAM Nuttall, promises to master with years of expertise&nbsp;in working in remote parts of the world.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;British Antarctic Survey's announcement yesterday went on to say:</p><p><em>"The Antarctic construction projects will present unique challenges given the continent is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest on Earth, and most construction work will need to be completed during the four month window of the Antarctic summer. Construction workers will live and work alongside science teams in harsh and remote environments, sometimes in sub-zero temperatures."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s7kgchkg9oevdrqe.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982575/architect-gustav-dusing-selected-for-inagural-antarctic-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Gustav Dusing selected for inagural Antarctic Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144576879/forget-it-jake-it-s-antarctica-nations-jostle-to-establish-influence-at-the-world-s-end" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget it, Jake, it's Antarctica: nations jostle to establish influence at the world's end</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66652455/halley-vi-antarctic-research-station-opens-february-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halley VI Antarctic research station opens February 5</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984497/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-03T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-03T14:04:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kt/ktpdgak06y4pnawx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hello 2017! Perhaps your resolution this year was to see more of London and its unique design scene? This year, with the recent additions of <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum?ukredirect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Design Museum</a>, <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>, and the infamous <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switch House</a>&nbsp;extension, means that there has never been a better time for design in this city and&nbsp;we can expect some incredible events in the coming year. This&nbsp;first week of 2017 is no exception, with the creative community gathering not just to look at work within a gallery, but to challenge and engage with it.&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/8607/teller-on-maplethorpe-photography-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teller on Maplethorpe - photography exhibition |&nbsp;Open now until 7 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/b1/b1ssuxu3hqg9pon3.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Mapplethorpe ("Madeline Stowe", 1982)</em></p><p>This exhibition, which opened in November last year and is now&nbsp;in its final week, has been reviewed as challenging and shocking, and definitely not a family friendly event. One thing is for certain, however;&nbsp;the images evoke a curiousity from within, whic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983921/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-27T12:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-29T10:54:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/dff3ujh7u25rx0mv.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the festivities of the weekend, we are now in the quiet&nbsp;'in-between week' leading up to New Year's Eve. Various tours and outside events this week will help work off those roast dinners, and let you get to know this fantastic city a little bit better. Wrap up warm, and get out there!</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/8115/capturing-the-city-photography-at-the-bank-of-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England | 1 January -&nbsp;1 March</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v1/v1ygsr1ec5hzvbjq.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Walk London</em></p><p>Opening on New Year's Day, this exhibition focuses on the iconic Bank of England, and the history and activities for which the stone building is the setting. This showcase displays artefacts and photographs not normally seen by the public, and gives an insight into the inner workings of the formal establishment.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8722/the-christmas-lights-bike-tour" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Christmas Lights Bike Tour | Happening now until 6&nbsp;January 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pu/puosb4rgum2nvjka.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: London Bicycle Tour Company</em></p><p>On this guided tour you will not only get to ride around on a bike in what is quickly becom...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983469/buy-assemble-s-yardhouse-studio-for-just-150-000 Buy Assemble's Yardhouse studio for just £150,000 Nicholas Korody 2016-12-20T17:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T23:16:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36256xm0sjwxzr5q.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last year, they won the Turner Prize&mdash;the first architects to snag the coveted art prize. Now, you can own a piece of art-architecture history by buying Assemble&rsquo;s Yardhouse, the structure that formerly sheltered their workspace in east London. And it costs just &pound;150,000 (not including VAT).</p><p>The building, a modular two-storey, three-bay structure, has been disassembled and placed in storage. According to the <a href="http://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/yardhouse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">listing</a>, this was always part of the plan. &ldquo;The architects conceived the project to demonstrate how plots with short-term vacancies can be used to provide temporary workplaces, which can be demounted and reassembled elsewhere at the end of the tenancy.&rdquo;</p><p>With an interior space of 250 square meter, the colorful tile-clad studio is split into three aisles lined with studios. The center is a double-height atrium. According to the listing, the new owner could maintain the layout or devise their own.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/ebz38gwxmckrygh0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxjk6qikzjbt9caf.jpg"></p><p>More from Assemble:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's mo...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983413/china-will-build-modular-housing-factories-in-the-uk-aiming-to-produce-25-000-homes-per-year China will build modular housing factories in the UK, aiming to produce 25,000 homes per year Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-20T13:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T15:03:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uz/uzxooguffkhmdi7b.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The six planned factories will use British light gauge steel framing to produce panelised components for residential developments that are &ldquo;at least 75% off-grid&rdquo; thanks to solar power and energy efficient design, renewables developer Welink said in announcing the joint venture today (19 December). [...] The UK government greeted the news enthusiastically, as it tries to lure innovative entrants to the UK housing market to help it deliver its objective of 1 million new homes by 2020.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More pre-fab on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="SHoP-designed Brooklyn tower &ndash; now world's tallest modular building &ndash; opens its doors" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979856/shop-designed-brooklyn-tower-now-world-s-tallest-modular-building-opens-its-doors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP-designed Brooklyn tower &ndash; now world's tallest modular building &ndash; opens its doors</a></li><li><a title="Jean Nouvel's prefab 'Simple' home can be reconfigured from the inside out" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974727/jean-nouvel-s-prefab-simple-home-can-be-reconfigured-from-the-inside-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel's prefab 'Simple' home can be reconfigured from the inside out</a></li><li><a title="To solve a housing crisis, invest more in modular construction" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958641/to-solve-a-housing-crisis-invest-more-in-modular-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To solve a housing crisis, invest more in modular construction</a></li><li><a title="A Parisian architect's plan to solve housing shortages by adding pre-fab houses to existing structures" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147884890/a-parisian-architect-s-plan-to-solve-housing-shortages-by-adding-pre-fab-houses-to-existing-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Parisian architect's plan to solve housing shortages by adding pre-fab houses to existing structures</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983263/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-19T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:22:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c17ifc21dqh8xsbe.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we come up to Christmas Day, the city of London gets&nbsp;quieter, with many focusing on last-minute present-buying, and rushing to tie up loose ends before the weekend, and making their way out of the city. For those who are still in the capital over the holidays, it is a surprisingly quiet time, and a refreshing chance to explore without all the crowds.&nbsp;Take this opportunity to visit&nbsp;exhibitions closing in 2016, if you haven't had the chance to go yet, or take friends and family on Christmas adventures in the city.</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/8708/volunteer-for-crisis-at-christmas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volunteer for Crisis at Christmas in London 2016 | 25 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/nw/nwi3x4v14i7qoce7.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Crisis</em></p><p>Crisis is the national charity for homeless people, working to deliver lifesaving services to those in need, and to campaign for change. Christmas is a time which is especially poignant for those without a home, so if you find yourself without plans for the 25th, why not share&nbsp;your time and skills ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982707/paul-revere-williams-and-leddy-maytum-stacy-architects-are-among-this-week-s-winners Paul Revere Williams and Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-12-14T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:55:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqu7hwz316xofqp0.jpg" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>In case you missed them, here's midweek recap #135 with last week's competition headliners:</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/5350/2017-aia-gold-medal-posthumously-awarded-to-paul-revere-williams-the-first-african-american-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2017 AIA Gold Medal posthumously awarded to Paul Revere Williams &mdash; the first African-American recipient</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/za/za3r70bz90r32nk5.jpg"></p><p>The AIA awarded a posthumous Gold Medal to architect Paul Revere Williams, the first African-American laureate &mdash; it's about time! A trailblazer throughout his career, Williams was&nbsp;the first black architect to join the AIA and to be elected in the Institute's College of Fellows.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/5353/leddy-maytum-stacy-architects-wins-2017-aia-architecture-firm-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects wins 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c1we73trcblstbl.jpg"></p><p>SF-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects won&nbsp;the AIA's highest accolade given to an architecture firm. LSMA was acknowledged for a&nbsp;diverse portfolio that reflects their steadfast dedication to&nbsp;social conscio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982705/british-home-office-may-cut-number-of-students-visas-issued-for-international-students-in-half British Home Office may cut number of students visas issued for international students in half Nicholas Korody 2016-12-14T12:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T10:38:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6m/6mxx862hcgkp46g5.jpg" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Home Office is considering cutting international student numbers at UK universities by nearly half, Education Guardian can reveal. The threat is being greeted with dismay by university heads, who say some good overseas applicants are already being refused visas on spurious grounds. The home secretary, Amber Rudd, pledged a crackdown on international student numbers at the Conservative party conference in October, to include tougher visa rules for &ldquo;lower quality&rdquo; universities and courses.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>But senior university sources are warning that the cutbacks could be far more severe than expected. They say they have seen Home Office plans that model slashing overseas student numbers, with one option to cut the current 300,000 to 170,000 a year.</em></p><p>For more on the culture of post-Brexit UK, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit exposed a Britain divided, and architects must now "redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation." &ndash; op-ed by Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson + Partners</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity &ndash; op-ed by Patrik Schumacher</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" &ndash; op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149974557/to-hire-the-best-in-the-world-post-brexit-trade-and-immigration-are-top-concerns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To Hire 'the Best in the World' Post-Brexit, Trade and Immigration Are Top Concerns</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982382/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-12T13:20:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:40:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzja445k2trx6536.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many in London, this is their last full week at work, meaning that there will be a lot of last minute meetings and numerous&nbsp;parties to attend in the run up to Christmas. Why not take an evening for yourself in what is (not-so-fondly) dubbed the 'silly season'? This week is a chance to visit&nbsp;some&nbsp;thought-provoking,&nbsp;future-facing exhibitions, attend a lecture, or get a glimpse of the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/gingerbread" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City</a>&nbsp;while you can (the exhibition&nbsp;closes its sticky sweet doors on the 22nd).</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/8686/above-and-below-the-line-a-digital-artist-s-view-of-crossrail" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Above and Below the Line: A Digital Artist&rsquo;s View of Crossrail | Open now until 22 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/k4/k4ghx6wc1pez2pbt.jpg"></p><p><em>Illustration: Julie Leonard</em></p><p>Julie Leonard is a multi-media artist, who is known for her&nbsp;storytelling of the everyday through digital means. Drawing upon her&nbsp;extensive understanding of the built environment and the effect of infrastructure on users,&nbsp;this exhibition records&nbsp;the human&nbsp;moments and everyday situations occurring ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981699/riba-announces-2016-president-s-awards-for-research-winners RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:24:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b44qyyk4tr5cfaef.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President's Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners...This year's competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the most competitive to date...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning research projects this year are:</p><p><strong>History and Theory:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage&nbsp;Project, Eritrea<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Asmara &ndash; Africa&rsquo;s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2j1xbjnxymn5md1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cities and Community:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Irit Katz, University of Cambridge, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;The Common Camp: Temporary Settlements as a Spatio-political Instrument in Israel-Palestine&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lrfb5mugxrmu184e.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design and Technical:</strong>&nbsp;Dr Michael Ramage and Dr Rob Foster, University of Cambridge, UK;&nbsp;Simon Smith, Smith and Wallwork, UK;&nbsp;Kevin Flanagan and Ron Bakker, PLP Architecture, UK&nbsp;<br><strong>Project:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Supertall Timber: Design Research for the Next Generation of Natural Structure&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/no/nosjio87yw66wdf2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Learning from Projects:</strong>&nbsp;David Roberts, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Make Public: Performing Public Housing in Ern&ouml; Goldfinger&rsquo;s Balfron Tower&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulnzasoun8sxujm0.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5347/winners-of-the-2016-riba-president-s-awards-for-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149981477/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T22:56:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djrjr217fjcmrs8t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8539/workshop-gingerbread-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8668/gingerbread-city-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/800x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981020/zaha-hadid-s-sleek-curvy-brit-awards-statuette-revealed Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:23:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/630f48ab783f5f89a806497186879d8b.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977350/zaha-hadid-s-design-selected-for-brit-awards-2017-trophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrneuvhemicswdd4.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The perenially&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opinionated</a> Patrik Schumacher, who gave a speech about his "urban policy manifesto" at the November 17th World Architecture Festival in which he called for an end to all social housing and privatization of public space, has attracted push-back from an unexpected source: the firm he currently runs, which was founded by the late, great Zaha Hadid. In an open letter from the architectural office, Zaha Hadid Architects states that Schumacher's manifesto does not reflect the future direction of the firm, noting that Zaha "deeply believed in the strongest international collaboration" and she "did not write manifestos. She built them." The full text of the letter follows below:</p><p><em>November 29, 2016</em></p><p><em>Patrik Schumacher&rsquo;s &lsquo;urban policy manifesto&rsquo; does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; past&mdash;and will not be our future.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid did not write manifestos. She built them.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid Architects has delivered 56 projects for all members of the community in 45 cities around the world.</em></p><p><em>Refusi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980489/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:32:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2kk4q8k4ilxdiao.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8647/tour-great-british-buildings-thornsett-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3n/3nbxjrmk9b7m3pgf.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z65rqrq6j8y07vw9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979654/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-21T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:05:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92itceahjaphp9fi.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preview last week</a> , the Design Museum will be opening its doors on Thursday 24th November, with some fantastic new exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Apart from this new addition to the cultural quarter,&nbsp;the week is packed full of talks and exhibitions exploring the role of the designer in our world. Whether that is the role of an architect within a place without architecture, or the role of designers in our changing capital.</p><p>If you haven't yet managed to get down to <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/kew/8047/the-hive-at-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive at Kew Gardens</a>, then this week is your last chance to see this interactive installation from artist Wolfgang Buttress as it goes into its final week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>The Opening of The Design Museum |&nbsp;3 events on&nbsp;24 November:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8625/designer-maker-user" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0n/0nzdp1wos0q94o8f.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Luke Hayes</em></p><p>The Design Museum opens its doors this week, starting as it means to go on with three great exhibitions. A permanent collection, <em>De...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978603/google-moves-ahead-with-plans-for-a-massive-new-london-hq Google moves ahead with plans for a massive new London HQ Nicholas Korody 2016-11-15T14:21:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T14:53:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>More than three years ago, Google announced plans to build a massive &ldquo;landscraper&rdquo; headquarters in London. But after switching architects from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&mdash;whose plans were deemed &ldquo;too boring"&mdash;to <a href="http://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>, and following the chaos of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/774965/brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a>, the plans were up in the air. Now, <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/15/google-commits-to-massive-new-london-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Guardian</a></em> reports that Google&rsquo;s chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced that plans were going ahead.</p><p>The headquarters will be built in London&rsquo;s King&rsquo;s Cross, in between King&rsquo;s Cross station and St. Pancras. Like with the plans for Google&rsquo;s new Silicon Valley headquarters, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> will collaborate with Heatherwick Studio on the design.</p><p>"From the beginning, the project to give Google a new home in King's Cross has been extraordinary. Rather than impose a universal style on Google&rsquo;s buildings in the UK and the USA, we have tried to create an interestingness that fits the scale and the community of King&rsquo;s Cross,&rdquo; BIG and Heatherwick Studio <a href="http://www.big.dk/#news" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">state</a> in a joint press statement. &ldquo;The Silicon Valley star...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978374/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-14T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:47:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyajiyjyqgx94m47.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continue with the wintry, snuggly, mulled wine vibe&nbsp;this week, with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. The transformation of one of the most famous parks in the world, into this festival is a feat worth beholding, especially on the festival's&nbsp;10th anniversary.</p><p>Other events this week look into the idea of change and uncertainty (quite timely, considering recent events). Whether this is looking at the concept of 'what could have been', or hearing the stories of those who have migrated to London, this week will challenge any status quo we have left.&nbsp;</p><p>If you are at a loose end this evening, why not go to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8610/aia-uk-armstrong-pub-quiz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA quiz</a>?&nbsp;They will be making teams as they arrive, so no need to convince anyone to join.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8614/what-if-counterfactual-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What if&hellip;? Counterfactual Architectural History | 21 November</a></strong></p><p><em>See cover image</em></p><p>From films to philosophy, the question of 'what if?' can be the most haunting, yet&nbsp;enticing concept. Key mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977267/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-07T13:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T04:37:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/5844c9qp12ixwqjx.jpg" width="650" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is crammed full of creative adventures; from learning about the future of handmade crafts in London, to buying them at a Christmas market, and from open tours of the Tate, to intimate, architect-led tours of an award winning school. This week is a truly one to get excited about &ndash; we&rsquo;re just not sure when we&rsquo;ll have time to get some sleep!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8538/making-in-london-a-practical-demonstration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Making in London &ndash; a practical demonstration | 11 November</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ax/ax0q427qod11cwph.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Grant Smith</em></p><p>As part of this year's NLA WRK/LDN Insight Study, a series of lunchtime discussions will take place. These free, fast-paced talks aim to look at the impact of Brexit on London's Makers, and how London forms part of the bigger picture when it comes to creating great work, developing resilience, and attracting and retaining talent. This event in particular focuses on the diversity within manufacturing, and how this affects the surroundings.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8519/tour-tate-for-the-timid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Tate for the Timid |...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976664/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-new-stadium-for-the-forest-green-rovers Zaha Hadid Architects to design new stadium for the Forest Green Rovers Nicholas Korody 2016-11-03T12:51:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:41:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h36hghcfoswi6vhk.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has just won another major commission: the Forest Green Rovers football stadium in Stroud, UK. The announcement follows a seven month competition, with ZHA winning out over 50+ entries from around the world.</p><p>The stadium will be built almost entirely out of wood, which the Forest Green Rovers&rsquo; chairman, Dale Vince, asserts will make it have &ldquo;the lowest embodied carbon of any stadium in the world&rdquo;. Alongside a timber structure, roof, cantilevers and cladding, the stadium&rsquo;s floor slab and seating terraces will be made of wood. According to the press release, the timber will be sourced sustainably.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eq2ysz9udvbspx6p.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oc4jv4jv6dm1cu3.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The stadium&rsquo;s roof is covered with a transparent membrane, which contributes to turf growth, minimizes stark shadows for players and fans and reduces the volumetric impact of the stadium from distant views in the surrounding landscape,&rdquo; states James Heverin, Director of ZHA.</p><p>&ldquo;The stadium&rsquo;s design incorporates the club&rsquo;s future growth. Initially for 5,000 spectators, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976501/british-transport-minister-decries-cult-of-ugliness-in-brutalism-modernism British transport minister decries "cult of ugliness" in brutalism, modernism Nicholas Korody 2016-11-02T19:09:00-04:00 >2016-11-08T13:26:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7h/7hogtlvgtt0tj7jy.jpg" width="600" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Government minister has declared war on &ldquo;brutalist&rdquo; architecture, arguing that it is &ldquo;aesthetically worthless&rdquo; and embodies a &ldquo;cult of ugliness&rdquo;. John Hayes, a transport minister, said in a speech that the Government would be the &ldquo;vanguard of a renaissance&rdquo; in architecture by rebuilding a Doric arch that stood outside London&rsquo;s Euston station before it was demolished in 1962.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Politicians speak a lot and sometimes they speak sense," the British Minister for Transport John&nbsp;Hayes states at the beginning of a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-journey-to-beauty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">speech</a> that makes a case for a return to "beauty" in public architecture. Specifically, he takes aim at brutalist transit stations and promises to rebuild the Euston Arch, an 1837 Doric arch. "What a statement it will be of the revolt against the Cult of Ugliness, of our new orthodoxy," Mr. Hayes contends.</p><p>I highly recommend reading the speech. It's pretty out there (and a bit chilling to tell you the truth):</p><p><em>"My certain conviction is unwavering. We will beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly to new elegance, style and beauty."</em></p><p>Sure, you may very well agree with his sentiments, but can you really defend a public transport minister invoking the most clich&eacute; line in&nbsp;<em>the Great Gatsby&nbsp;</em>to make his point? Also, it&nbsp;should be noted that, when first erected, the Euston Arch was called by critics "gigantic and absurd", among other things.</p><p>More reports ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975968/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-31T14:01:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:06:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05li869ye0u71wd7.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The clocks have gone back, we&rsquo;ve had Halloween, it is well and truly &lsquo;coat weather&rsquo;, and Bonfire Night is coming fast; it&rsquo;s time to start enjoying winter traditions!&nbsp;This week, go for a first&nbsp;skate in the middle of Canary Wharf on a glowing rink, or watch fireworks over some of the most iconic buildings in the world.</p><p>This week also sees a lot of exhibitions coming to a close, including <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/fit/8329/antony-gormley-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antony Gormley&rsquo;s Fit</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/arup/7886/engineering-the-world-ove-arup-exhibition-at-the-v-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ove Arup&rsquo;s Engineering the World</a>&nbsp;, so make sure you don&rsquo;t miss out on the final days!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8537/ice-skating-at-canary-wharf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ice Skating at Canary Wharf | 4 November - 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dt/dtcarjh4rqczmg2t.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Ice Rink Canary Wharf</em></p><p>Kicking off the winter skating season is Carnary Wharf&rsquo;s &lsquo;Luminocity&rsquo;. This ice rink will be illuminated from below with more than eight kilometres of LED lighting beneath the ice. The immersive and enchanting experience is all the better for being set within Canary Wharf, which is beautiful at night with its lig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975568/long-derided-by-architects-prince-charles-model-town-poundbury-might-not-be-all-that-bad-after-all Long derided by architects, Prince Charles' model town Poundbury might not be all that bad after all Nicholas Korody 2016-10-27T13:22:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:39:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/42/42vo2bld0l67pvcs.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Poundbury is a game, it is one that has become a good deal more convincing over time. For years derided as a feudal Disneyland, where Prince Charles could play at being planner like Marie Antoinette with her toy hamlet in Versailles, this supposed ghost town feels increasingly like a real place...[Strip] away the fancy dress and you find a plan that far exceeds the sophistication achieved by any modern housebuilder.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;We are engaged in creating a convincing fake,&rdquo; [Ben Pentreath</em><em>, an architect who has worked in Poundbury] says. &ldquo;All architecture is essentially wallpaper: underneath, it&rsquo;s all the same stuff.&rdquo;</em></p><p>More New Urbanism:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill wins the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131344105/new-urbanism-takes-over-chicago-s-suburbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Urbanism takes over Chicago&rsquo;s suburbs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120681172/mueller-texas-a-new-urbanism-shot-at-utopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mueller, Texas: a new urbanism shot at utopia</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975149/third-runway-at-heathrow-gets-the-go-ahead Third runway at Heathrow gets the go-ahead Ellen Hancock 2016-10-25T12:30:00-04:00 >2016-11-04T00:02:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4af9d1fea797152c5405a697d041c75f.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ministers approved the long-awaited decision at a cabinet committee meeting on Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling called the decision "truly momentous" and said expansion would improve the UK's connections with the rest of the world and support trade and jobs. Although Heathrow has always been the favourite among businesses, it has attracted the most opposition from MPs with constituencies near the airport or under flight paths.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The expansion which had been publicly opposed by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tory MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith and Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has been widely debated for years.</p><p>Funded with private sector cash the new runway will cost &pound;17.6 billion but provide 260,000 more flights with an estimated boost of &pound;147 billion to the economy over 60 years. However, construction is unlikely to begin until 2020 at the earliest.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more about Heathrow and UK aviation projects here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149961409/will-brexit-kill-405b-worth-of-infrastructure-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Brexit kill &pound;405B worth of infrastructure projects?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149960849/expansion-of-london-city-airport-granted-planning-permission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Expansion of London City Airport granted planning permission</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149958796/grimshaw-chosen-to-design-heathrow-s-new-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw chosen to design Heathrow's new terminal</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149955508/after-brexit-the-priority-for-the-government-at-this-time-will-not-be-big-sexy-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Brexit, &ldquo;the priority for the government at this time will not be big sexy projects&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974999/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-24T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T23:48:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nv/nvfl86cruqra7ji2.jpg" width="650" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spend this week exploring exhibitions; whether the work is that&nbsp;of an artist at their prime, a concept drawing from a student, or appreciating the forgotten modern dwellings in historical Highgate, this week is a celebration of hard work and&nbsp;creative pursuits. And, as we move into the end of October, don't miss the opportunity to give yourself a fright with a Halloween tour of historic London.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8502/uniqlo-tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uniqlo Tate Lates | 28 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/lyvfv17xjuq4qqym.jpg"></p><p><em>'Hackoustic', image: Axel bluhme</em></p><p>Opening up the gallery to the post-work crowd, the Tate Modern's new monthly event will bring art, talks, music, workshops, and food to Friday evenings. This month, take the opportunity to see something different, from film and music to iconic artists, there is so much to see. To honour this new series,&nbsp;the Tate has even created a new cocktail, which will be served on&nbsp;the viewing level of the new extension, the Switch House, bringi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974483/british-construction-criticised-for-lack-of-innovation-by-government-report British construction criticised for lack of innovation by government report Ellen Hancock 2016-10-20T11:47:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T23:34:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dk/dk1pnnas4gpx03ot.jpg" width="642" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The review highlights the sector&rsquo;s dysfunctional training model, its lack of innovation and collaboration, and its non-existent research and development culture. Low productivity continues to hamper the sector, while recent high levels of cost inflation, driven by a shortage of workers, has stalled numerous housing schemes as they have become too expensive to build.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK industry news here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149971225/mayor-of-london-launches-probe-into-the-impact-of-foreign-investment-in-city-s-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor of London launches probe into the impact of foreign investment in city's real estate</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149970752/engineering-giant-arup-announces-imminent-layoffs-following-brexit-vote" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Engineering giant Arup announces imminent layoffs following Brexit vote</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149970640/the-former-football-stars-tackling-england-s-affordable-housing-shortage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The former-football stars tackling England's affordable housing shortage</a></li></ul>