Archinect - News 2017-02-27T15:32:29-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993018/di-b-do-francis-k-r-announced-as-serpentine-pavilion-2017-designer Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designer Abigail Banfield 2017-02-21T11:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T13:25:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mobxdnf91903zwg7.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>" Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. "</p></em><br /><br /><p><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan OuwerkerkSerpentine Galleries have revealed that this year's pavilion will be designed by Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;. The pavilion's design responds to the changeable British climate, whilst being influenced K&eacute;r&eacute;'s ecological design ethos which drives his Berlin-based practice. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xosndasrhi7qqw11.jpg"></p><p>Last year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design </a>by BIG drew in huge crowds, and acted as a discussion piece throughout the summer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c10wv5md2q03c74.jpg"><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992885/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-20T14:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T14:40:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gaoqthlgg31r3s2.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As February draws to a close, we can feel spring already in the London air. If you are already full of&nbsp;'Spring Cleaning' motivation, make sure you don't miss the NLA's workshops this weekend on home improvement, featuring advice from leading architects.&nbsp;</p><p>See the month out with 'Tate Lates'; a Friday night at the Tate Modern, which promises (as always) a jam-packed evening of workshops and art, acompanyed by food, drink, and some of the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">best views in London</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8998/don-t-move-improve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don&rsquo;t Move, Improve! | 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v4/v4ntin66zsba0e3v.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: New London Architecture</em></p><p>This weekend, there is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to improve rather than move homes. The NLA have developed a day full of workshops and talks on the ways in which dwellings can be adapted, regardless of scale,&nbsp;to better fit occupants. One-on-one consultations from experts will fine-tune these ideas, and workshops and walks for all will make this family pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991758/st-peter-s-cardross-birth-death-and-renewal St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal Nam Henderson 2017-02-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T14:21:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ri/rikaon29tqqzqh4g.jpg" width="650" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>St Peter's made a dramatic architectural statement when it was built, but its first incarnation as a seminary was short-lived. It is hoped this 21st Century rebirth by NVA, bringing the structure back into productive use, will prove more enduring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gorgeous photos of the past and current state of the Brutalist St Peter's Seminary, designed by&nbsp;Gillespie, Kidd &amp; Coia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fn/fn5ky06t58ka4xa4.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Glasgow School of Art</em></p><p>For more about the history of the project/site check out <a href="https://shop.scran.ac.uk/prod/books/st-peter-cardross/121" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the</a>&nbsp;book by Diane M Watters.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991757/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-13T14:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T20:02:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/mu1la9o7swn76zpo.jpg" width="650" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Talks, debates, networking, and art fill the evenings of coming week, including an interactive and immersive Saturday night at the RA, and Autodesk's Design Night at the newly transformed Design Museum. Brave the cold, and head to a talk on the future of the city, or on the future of the profession... whatever you do this week, staying in shouldn't be one of them.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, this coming weekend is the last chance to get to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a> showcase at the Design Museum before it closes on Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8811/think-drink-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Think | Drink | Architecture |&nbsp;21 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/a0/a0quom79qsve5520.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA</em></p><p>The RIBA are hosting a night for its student members to provide an opportunity to network and think about the future of the profession. Speakers include Carl Turner, <em>Carl Turner Architects</em>, and Vinesh Pomal, <em>Levitt Bernstein</em>. There is an extensive networking session following 6 quick-fire talks, which is a great opportu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990544/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-06T14:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:08:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y26hacbgwp2wz1m4.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, the focus is on the people we design for, in both a&nbsp;literal and&nbsp;figurative context; from a talk explicitly on the relationship between architect and the public, to the consideration of the concept of 'home'. Inhabitants and the public have certainly been a key focus for designers&nbsp;in recent years, and with the internet facilitating increasing feedback and conversation on projects, it is interesting to see this take centre stage through exhibitions and talks.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8852/architecture-and-citizenship-who-are-we-designing-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and Citizenship: Who are we designing for? |&nbsp;13 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yc/ycd39ld64s6nqsn0.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture continues it's theme of looking at not only what we design, but who we design for, in this talk about the relationships between architects and the public. Considering both the scale of the public users for any given project, the discussion will explore individual, family, community, city, region...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989725/paulo-mendes-de-rocha-awarded-royal-gold-medal-by-riba Paulo Mendes de Rocha Awarded Royal Gold Medal by RIBA Nicholas Korody 2017-02-01T18:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:23:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sj/sjap32eea6cyc79f.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes de Rocha has been awarded the prestigious Royal Gold Medal by he Royal Institute of British Architects. Presented on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, the medal is given in recognition of a person or group of person who has, over the course of a lifetime, &ldquo;either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture&rdquo;.</p><p>Mendes da Rocha was born in Vit&oacute;ria, Brazil in 1928. Considered one of the foremost Brazilian architects alive today, he pioneered a unique national version of Brutalism, employing exposed concrete structures and rough finishes. The vast majority of his work is in Brazil.</p><p>&ldquo;Paulo Mendes da Rocha&rsquo;s work is highly unusual in comparison to the majority of the world&rsquo;s most celebrated architects,&rdquo; states RIBA President and chair of the selection committee Jane Duncan. &ldquo;He is an architect with an incredible international reputation, yet almost all his masterpieces are built exclusively in his home country. Revolutionary and transformative...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989307/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-30T14:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:41:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wg/wggo7s133v8rtlw2.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is a chance to be inspired by the future, instead of getting caught up in the current climate. Talks and exhibitions focus on the potential found in the next generation of designers and&nbsp;of the possibilities created through&nbsp;new technology and new eyes, whilst exhibitions look at how we become who we are both personally and politically.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8884/royal-gold-medal-week-life-by-design-londown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Gold Medal Week: Life by Design London | 3 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x5/x5zc7lz67df8pfif.jpg"></p><p><em>Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Centre, Image: Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust</em></p><p>As part of the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8766/riba-president-s-medals-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Gold Medal week</a>, make sure you get to this inspiring talk from leaders in the design world. Chaired by BBC's Razia Iqbal, the speakers will introduce their careers and work to the audience, discussing&nbsp;their inspirations and paths taken on their design journey. The session promises to pass on&nbsp;advice and an exciting spark to the next generation of architects and designers.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8886/work-in-progress-2017-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work in Progress...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988080/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-23T14:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-01T20:13:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ma/mai9nsvu3a5z5zb5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week brings a full diary of talks from successful and inspiring architects and theorists. Largely focusing on the question of city-living, the week's overarching theme is one of discussing the future of the way we live, and how we design our urban landscapes.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8764/lse-cities-public-lecture-building-knowledge-anupama-kundoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LSE Cities Public Lecture | Building Knowledge | Anupama Kundoo |&nbsp;24 January</a></strong></p><p>AND</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8850/the-quito-papers-towards-the-open-city-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Quito Papers: towards the open city (London) |&nbsp;31 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7u/7u18naf4s56jsgpc.jpg"></p><p><em>Image Javier Callejas&#8203;</em></p><p>LSE have started up their lecture series for the year, inviting the public to join them at their campus for talks from notable professionals in their fields. On the 24th, Architect Anupama Kundoo will discuss the issues facing those who live in cities,&nbsp; visiting key issues of resources, community and affordability. Next week's film screening and following discussion continues the theme of cities, this time focusing on the masterplanning and utopian ideals of arch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986723/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-16T14:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yps9sv8kolfgb3g8.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week holds a fair few exhibition openings, so if your January calendar has been looking a little empty, then now is a great time to start filling it with these engaging and thought-provoking showcases.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8769/caruso-st-john-diorama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CARUSO ST JOHN Diorama | 18-25 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/sh/shaxpepc4s4lxxtv.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Caruso St John, Diorama, 2017, exhibition view, courtesy Betts Project</em></p><p>Betts Project is a gallery specialising in architecture, and aims to&nbsp;bring the field to the attention of the&nbsp;wider public. Showcasing both emerging and established architects, Betts hopes to create discussion and awareness of work and projects across all scales.&nbsp;</p><p>This exhibition is of British Architects Caruso St John&nbsp; includes 1:50 models from the practice, including those of Newport Street Gallery, for which the practice <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the Stirling Prize in 2016</a>.&nbsp;Photographs accompanying these models give an insight into the past quarter century of Caruso St John's work, and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986398/oma-gets-permission-to-move-forward-with-major-manchester-project OMA gets permission to move forward with major Manchester project Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:06:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gmeg1rjolhq4cze.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA has moved one step closer to securing its first major public project in the UK: the Factory, a proposed &pound;110M arts center for Manchester, was just given the go-ahead by city councillors.&nbsp;</p><p>On a site that once housed the Granada Studios, the Factory is intended to significantly boost Manchester&rsquo;s cultural capital. It&rsquo;s an integral part of a larger project, which received a pledge of &pound;78M worth of public money back in 2014 and will provide some 2,400 new homes, three hotels, as well as a commercial space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/avilkdt7fdwhsu2c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl43ex4ib9rzmyfi.jpg"></p><p>The 12,077 square meter Factory will comprise a massive, 7,000 capacity glass cube intended to house performances, experimental productions, and other cultural events. The rendering shows a large, irregular form adjoining the cube.</p><p>OMA beat out Zaha Hadid and Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, among other big name firms, to secure the commission.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qimr2xl7urhd628x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwic66jvmrqthp9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wtws8qlfwsutrkg.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985928/society-of-architectural-historians-to-host-70th-annual-international-conference-in-glasgow Society of Architectural Historians to Host 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow SAH1365 2017-01-11T13:55:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T14:02:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o1/o1vobrry45gdtum7.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside North America in more than 40 years and it comes during our national Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology&mdash;so it&rsquo;s altogether fitting that it has chosen Glasgow for its first-ever visit to Scotland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <strong>Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)</strong> will hold its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7&ndash;11, 2017, marking the first time SAH has met outside North America since 1973.&nbsp; An estimated 600 historians, architects, preservationists, and museum professionals from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment at the <strong>University of Strathclyde&rsquo;s Technology &amp; Innovation Centre</strong>. The conference program will feature paper sessions, keynote talks, roundtables, social receptions, and public events including architecture tours in and around Glasgow and a seminar on heritage and sustainability.</p><p><strong>Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau</strong>, said: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a privilege to be welcoming some 600 international professionals from the Society of Architectural Historians to Glasgow this summer. It&rsquo;s also a milestone meeting as it marks the first time the SAH has held its annual congress outside Nort...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985475/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-09T15:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T21:16:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ha/ha6ra7vvs41u1twr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, with everyone getting well and truly&nbsp;back to work, don't forget to fill your diary with talks, opening nights, and exhibitions to keep yourself occupied. At the very least, it will help&nbsp;to bring more interesting topics of conversation&nbsp;than&nbsp;the increasingly cold weather...&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8740/new-london-neighbourhood-tour-holborn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New London Neighbourhood Tour - Holborn | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6r/6rbpyh5m6id6smrs.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: NLA</em></p><p>Crossrail will undoubtedly change the fabric of London, and how the areas around stations such as Farringdon will work and interact with the wider city. The Holborn area, neighbouring Clerkenwell, will be changed by the introduction of the new line, and it will most certainly bring a new diversity in the mix of retail, residential and workspaces.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8744/launch-of-rabbits-road-press-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Launch of 'Rabbits Road Press' Studio | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p0/p0ce1056fxy8962u.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Rabbits Road Press</em></p><p>This new print and publishing studio in East London, is opening this week. To mark the occasion, the studio is inviting in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985156/damien-hirst-cancels-his-ilfracombe-eco-town-plans Damien Hirst cancels his Ilfracombe eco-town plans Alexander Walter 2017-01-06T13:44:00-05:00 >2017-01-06T15:36:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s75ug5p3w6lwmoyi.jpg" width="620" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Isn&rsquo;t Ilfracombe already a town? Yes, but Hirst was deeply involved in the application process for an eco-friendly, 750-home development known as the Southern Extension. That&rsquo;s a terrible name for a town. Which is probably why the scheme was known as Hirst-on-Sea until recently. Until recently? Hirst, who lives nearby, has now withdrawn from the project. His company, Resign, says it could not find a developer to build houses &ldquo;in keeping with our vision&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looks like Damien Hirst's plan to build 750 eco-friendly homes in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe isn't going to happen after all.&nbsp;</p><p>When we <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38548368/artist-damien-hirst-s-eco-homes-vision-to-regenerate-town-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first reported</a> about the artist's town-development ambitions back in 2012, the announcement was greeted with skepticism from Archinect readers. Two years later, everything still seemed jolly fine with the North Devon Council <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">approving the plans</a>.</p><p>The endeavor even inspired the studio project "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124972074/visionary-cities-project-applies-urbanist-archetypes-to-damien-hirst-s-blank-development-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visionary Cities Project</a>" at the University of Illinois at Chicago with students applying urbanist archetypes to Ilfracombe's blank development site.</p><p><em>The Guardian</em> reader Patrick Ryan <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2017/jan/06/damien-hirst-eco-friendly-town-ilfracombe-devon#comment-90660781" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">praises Hirst</a> as a sensible businessman in the comment section and blames "Brexit dark clouds" over the UK's property market as a legitimate reason to pull the plug.</p><p>What's your take? Chime in below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984955/british-antarctic-survey-announces-construction-partner-to-modernize-uk-polar-research-facilities British Antarctic Survey announces construction partner to modernize UK polar research facilities Alexander Walter 2017-01-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T23:40:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0d/0d71dd3899081132ccfae5b2bc17ee97.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction expert BAM has been chosen to partner with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to modernise UK Antarctic and other research facilities, enabling British scientists to continue delivering world class research into some of the most important issues facing our planet. [...] Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this long-term UK partnership will last between 7-10 years and is worth an estimated &pound;100m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction near the South Pole comes with its own set of challenges which the winning bidder, BAM International, along with its UK arm, BAM Nuttall, promises to master with years of expertise&nbsp;in working in remote parts of the world.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;British Antarctic Survey's announcement yesterday went on to say:</p><p><em>"The Antarctic construction projects will present unique challenges given the continent is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest on Earth, and most construction work will need to be completed during the four month window of the Antarctic summer. Construction workers will live and work alongside science teams in harsh and remote environments, sometimes in sub-zero temperatures."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s7/s7kgchkg9oevdrqe.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982575/architect-gustav-dusing-selected-for-inagural-antarctic-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Gustav Dusing selected for inagural Antarctic Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144576879/forget-it-jake-it-s-antarctica-nations-jostle-to-establish-influence-at-the-world-s-end" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget it, Jake, it's Antarctica: nations jostle to establish influence at the world's end</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66652455/halley-vi-antarctic-research-station-opens-february-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Halley VI Antarctic research station opens February 5</a></li></ul> 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>