Archinect - News 2017-03-29T11:30:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149999698/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-27T14:05:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T14:13:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ls/lstufg5m1tz41oxz.jpg" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After the clocks going forward at the weekend, we have more light to get out and play with. Make the most of it on Friday, with another <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9183/tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TATE late</a> in the evening sun (hopefully). A beer and art with friends watching the sunset from the heights of the Switch House viewing platform&hellip; what could be better?&nbsp;While you're there, don't miss the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg</a> and the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8419/hyundai-commission-philippe-parreno-anywhen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anywhen</a>exhibitions, which are both&nbsp;in their final week at the Tate Modern.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c7/c7gkfci2j2qxgij9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Florian Braakman</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9186/bmw-tate-live-exhibition-ten-days-six-nights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BMW TATE Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights | Until&nbsp;2 April</a></strong></p><p>Having started last week, this exhibition, Ten Days, Six Nights, is a showcase of live art in 'The Tanks'; the&nbsp;rooms in&nbsp;the belly of the Tate Modern's extension, Switch House. Highlights include mist sculptures, and curated 'parties'. The focus of the project is to show the alternative, experimental, expressions of art - giving the public the oportunity to see art in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999686/city-of-london-s-one-poultry-to-become-design-led-creative-office City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led creative office Abigail Banfield 2017-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:44:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wty3pg1qcwjib4ps.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today&rsquo;s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building&rsquo;s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>One Poultry, </em>completed almost two decades ago in 1998, is both an iconic and striking building, located above Bank underground station in the heart of the City, with neighbours including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. Recently awarded Grade II* listing, <em>One Poultry</em>, with its characteristic, colourful material usage and prominent positioning, is truly a landmark building. Recent <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibitions</a>, books, and talks have focused on the history of this project; of the start of the site, and the turbulent unbuilt plans of the previous Mies van der Rohe design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/la04kxz3lf0xwcak.jpg"></p><p>BuckleyGrayYeoman's scheme,&nbsp;which will deliver 110,000sqft of inspirational Grade A offices, will maintain the solid, inspirational, postmodernist style with commissioned artwork, generous facilities, and &lsquo;gallery-style volumes&rsquo; including ceilings soaring to almost four metres.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6g/6gjz28ouih1l7w1v.jpg"></p><p>The surrounding area is soon to reflect the City&rsquo;s &lsquo;vibrant future&rsquo; too, with a new hotel from the Soho House Group and the Foster + Partners design fo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998585/superflex-to-take-over-the-turbine-hall-of-the-tate-modern Superflex to take over the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T12:32:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/83ql6o9z5xw7grcu.jpg" width="650" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Each year, the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London houses a site-specific work designed specially for the massive space. This year, the Danish collective Superflex will install a work, the details of which are under wraps until October 3.</p><p>Founded in 1993 by the artists Bj&oslash;rnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen, Superflex are known for their participatory and engaging installation work. The group describes their work as <em>Tools</em>, or proposals that invite audiences to join in experimental models intended to alter economic production conditions and engage in democratic processes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hm/hmq5u7gv26iwbjyn.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Their work raises timely questions about the role of the artist in contemporary society, exploring how we interpret and engage with the increasingly complex world around us,&rdquo; states Frances Morris, director of the Tate Modern. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t wait to see how they tackle these themes within the unique scale and public context of Tate Modern&rsquo;s Turbine Hall.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998366/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-20T13:38:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T13:38:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36rraztwekhbcvfo.jpg" width="650" height="463" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To kick off spring, this week's highlight is the 1:1 replica of the Moriyama House (2005) which forms the centerpiece of The Japanese House exhibition at the Barbican, opening this Thursday. Other events not to miss include talks on urban planning, London cycling, and the conflicts between state and private ownership in Moscow.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0f/0fjkug3nr3tkgzrc.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Sou Fujimoto Architects, House NA, Tokyo, Japan, 2011. Photo Iwan Baan</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9105/mies-stirling-contemporary-reflections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 | 23 March - 25 June</a></strong></p><p>This exhibition, organised in collaboration between the Japan Foundation and the Barbican Centre, is the first major UK showcase of Japanese domestic Architecture between 1945 and now. This focus on post-war Japanese design will feature over 40 architects' work including a full-size recreation of the Pritzker-prize winning architect&nbsp;Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1e/1ef1lfz3tj5pker8.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: John Lockwood Kipling</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9077/lockwood-kipling-arts-and-crafts-in-the-punjab-and-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lockwood Kipling: Ar...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997049/691-new-homes-in-north-london-given-the-go-ahead-by-sadiq-khan 691 New Homes in North London given the go-ahead by Sadiq Khan Abigail Banfield 2017-03-14T11:54:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T11:54:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3m1ozidjxgvf3qp.jpg" width="636" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Announcing the decisions, Khan said he had fully considered all the evidence available and was &ldquo;confident&rdquo; both high-density developments would deliver hundreds of genuinely affordable homes for Londoners. &ldquo;Building the homes Londoners urgently need will mean town centres and suburbs becoming denser, so we expect developers to continue to come up with high-quality designs which don&rsquo;t have a negative impact on their surroundings.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Overruling councillors in two north London Boroughs, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved an Allies and Morrisson scheme in Tottenham Hale and another in Harrow by Moss Architecture; both will be high-density housing developments which together will deliver 691 new homes for Londoners within 30 minutes of central London.</p><p>Khan spoke of the schemes&rsquo; close proximity to transport, and potential to provide affordable homes, as key factors in giving these developments the green-light. He also noted the changes made to these schemes to ensure the protection of &ldquo;our precious Green Belt&rdquo;. This decision comes at a time where overcrowding and unaffordable housing is prevalent in the press and in parliament. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996919/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-13T13:33:00-04:00 >2017-03-13T13:35:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrav3b2m602544ka.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week considers the roles of artists and architects in our ever-changing world, whether this is discussing the pedagogical directions of architecture schools or the&nbsp;direction of 'Europe's cultural&nbsp;capital'. Storytelling is prevalent in this week's events; including the tale&nbsp;of tracing&nbsp;displaced artists, and hearing personal insights&nbsp;from MJ Long and Lord Peter Palumbo on the unbuilt Mansion House Square and eventual&nbsp;creation of No. 1 Poultry.</p><p>Be sure to visit&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8633/gavin-turk-who-what-when-where-how-why" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gavin Turk's exhibition</a>, which has just&nbsp;been extended by one week (now&nbsp;closing 26th March); the artist's playful pastiche and skilful use of materials&nbsp;is&nbsp;not to be missed.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/l5/l5jyi6p4ck44ni2e.jpg"></p><p><em>Image Image: Community Centre, Elephant and Castle by Chris Barnes (Unit 12, The Cass)</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9120/school-work-architectural-conversations-between-pedagogy-and-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School/Work: Architectural Conversations between Pedagogy and Practice | 17-27 March</a></strong></p><p>Featuring some incredible work of five award-winning architects who teach at the Cass...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995792/london-s-cheesegrater-sells-for-1-15b-the-second-biggest-sale-ever-of-a-building-in-the-uk London's Cheesegrater sells for £1.15B—the second-biggest sale ever of a building in the UK Nicholas Korody 2017-03-07T12:32:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T12:32:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/927rreup5ojn2r5e.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</a>-designed Leadenhall Building, more commonly known as the &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/492521/cheesegrater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cheesegrater</a>&rsquo;, was sold to a Chinese property tycoon for &pound;1.15B&mdash;the second-biggest sale ever of a building in the UK. The tallest building in the City of London, the Cheesegrater was previously owned by the developer of the building, British Land, and its joint venture partner Oxford Properties.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftft7ohzoo1wb0be.jpg"></p><p>The sale marks one of the largest purchases of UK property by a Chinese company and is the largest sale in the country since 2014. When the building was completed that year, it had the highest rents of any building in the City.&nbsp;</p><p>Tim Roberts, head of offices at British Land, stated &ldquo;This sale shows continued investor appetite for best-in-class, well-located property in London.&rdquo; Others, however, might find the sale indicative of the increasing unaffordability of the capital city, which has witnessed a major boom in large, expensive towers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/if/ifee5t55ibddb082.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995573/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-06T14:07:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T12:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dw/dw707fhtrugxcc03.jpg" width="639" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is somewhat focused on the development of the next generation in our field; workshops&nbsp;give advice to young creatives, and a panel is lead by emerging figures under 30 discussing iconic schemes. Talks on the regeneration of Moscow, and the lessons we can take from post-war Modernism also provide a springboard for discussion throughout the coming seven days.</p><p>This week also marks the last chance to visit the V&amp;A's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/undressed/9076/undressed-a-brief-history-of-underwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Undressed</a>&nbsp;exhibition, and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/Turk/9056/drawings-conclusions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gavin Turk's showcase</a> at the award winning <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newport Street Gallery</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9078/the-inquiry-mansion-house-square-no-1-poultry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Inquiry: Mansion House Square &amp; No. 1 Poultry | 14 March</a></strong></p><p>AND</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies van der Rohe &amp; James Stirling: Circling the Square | 8 March - 25 June</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/kq/kqrhaokosfpikey4.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA collections</em></p><p>This 'courthouse' style discussion sees the younger generation of curators, theorists, planners, and architects critically examine the&nbsp; schemes of Mies (unbuilt) and Stirling (built) at Mansion House Square.</p><p>This even...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994159/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-27T15:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T15:42:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzh1cm23z9hl7enm.jpg" width="650" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Having opened last week, Sir&nbsp;Peter Cook's exhibition should be on everyone's to-do list this week. This celebration of technology and architectural design &mdash;&nbsp;of using advances in engineering to create a better way to live &mdash;&nbsp;is continued from the plug-in cities of Archigram through a talk on the high-tech designs of Norman Foster and Richard Rodgers.</p><p>Perhaps take inspiration from Cook's 1960s drawings on display, and the ideas of High-Tech, and pick up some mid-century pieces from this weekend's&nbsp;flea markets to transform your home.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9039/sir-peter-cook-s-80-at-80-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sir Peter Cook&rsquo;s 80 at 80 Exhibition |&nbsp;Open now until 10 March</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/kn/kn1dht28ngqhtmh4.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Eamonn McCabe</em></p><p>Having opened last week, Peter Cook's exhibition at the Bartlett is truly a recognition of the incredible work he has created over his career spanning more than six decades. Now celebrating&nbsp;his 80th year, we are presented with 80 ideas - represented through comic thought bubble...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993018/di-b-do-francis-k-r-announced-as-serpentine-pavilion-2017-designer Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designer Abigail Banfield 2017-02-21T11:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T13:25:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mobxdnf91903zwg7.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>" Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. "</p></em><br /><br /><p><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan OuwerkerkSerpentine Galleries have revealed that this year's pavilion will be designed by Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;. The pavilion's design responds to the changeable British climate, whilst being influenced K&eacute;r&eacute;'s ecological design ethos which drives his Berlin-based practice. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xosndasrhi7qqw11.jpg"></p><p>Last year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design </a>by BIG drew in huge crowds, and acted as a discussion piece throughout the summer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c10wv5md2q03c74.jpg"><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992885/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-20T14:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T14:40:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gaoqthlgg31r3s2.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As February draws to a close, we can feel spring already in the London air. If you are already full of&nbsp;'Spring Cleaning' motivation, make sure you don't miss the NLA's workshops this weekend on home improvement, featuring advice from leading architects.&nbsp;</p><p>See the month out with 'Tate Lates'; a Friday night at the Tate Modern, which promises (as always) a jam-packed evening of workshops and art, acompanyed by food, drink, and some of the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">best views in London</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8998/don-t-move-improve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don&rsquo;t Move, Improve! | 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v4/v4ntin66zsba0e3v.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: New London Architecture</em></p><p>This weekend, there is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to improve rather than move homes. The NLA have developed a day full of workshops and talks on the ways in which dwellings can be adapted, regardless of scale,&nbsp;to better fit occupants. One-on-one consultations from experts will fine-tune these ideas, and workshops and walks for all will make this family pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/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/149989811/1-billion-scheme-for-london-s-greenwich-peninsula-designed-by-calatrava-unveiled £1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula designed by Calatrava unveiled Abigail Banfield 2017-02-02T10:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:19:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhvb83sz2vqehqfn.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peninsula Place, part of the Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment, is a billion pound landmark building, designed by architect, artist, and engineer, Santiago Calatrava. He was joined at today&rsquo;s press conference by Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London), Peter Murray (NLA), and Richard Margree and Sammy Lee (Knight Dragon).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36fz8hu0oohbs01o.jpg"></p><p>The conference this morning took place in the Now Gallery, which is part of the Gateway Pavilions. The space, which is on the doorstep of North Greenwich tube station, was designed by Marks Barfield, and is (as described by Margree) &ldquo;a deliberate statement of intent by Knight Dragon as to what we wanted to do here, and the quality that we will bring.&rdquo; This initial building - the literal and metaphorical gateway - is one which will set the tone for the development. Knight Dragon's overarching aim for the 150 acre site is to become an attractive and thriving community of seven neighbourhoods, and is why the team approached Santiago Calatrava almost two years ago to create someth...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989343/meet-a-n-a-l-the-anarchists-squatting-a-russian-oligarch-s-london-mansion-and-housing-the-homeless Meet A.N.A.L., the Anarchists Squatting a Russian Oligarch's London Mansion and Housing the Homeless Nicholas Korody 2017-01-30T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T06:55:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czzn7z3ve0jvieh1.jpg" width="620" height="930" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A veteran group of squatters has occupied an empty &pound;15m central London property purchased by a Russian oligarch in 2014 and opened it as a homeless shelter. [...] The squatters &ndash; Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians, known as ANAL &ndash; said they entered the building through an open window on 23 January and have accommodated about 25 homeless people so far, many of whom had been sleeping rough around Victoria station.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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/149989228/if_do-chosen-to-design-dulwich-picture-gallery-s-summer-pavilion IF_DO chosen to design Dulwich Picture Gallery's summer pavilion Ellen Hancock 2017-01-30T04:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:33:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhpy55avx3z6fp68.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It will be a carefully proportioned rectilinear timber structure whose movable walls are translucent mirrored screens. The translucency allows for &ldquo;Pepper&rsquo;s ghost&rdquo; illusions where ghostly objects appear, transform and fade away. A cantilevered mesh roof will hang down around the gallery creating dappled sunshine on good days or a gentle waterfall along the sides in summer showers. The mirrored movable screens are a reference to Soane&rsquo;s own playful house: the Sir John Soane&rsquo;s Museum in Holborn...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ah/ahl10ox47ifxs338.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27pdwdvyhxt6j584.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kl2kgbtzijex2pw.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988719/make-s-36-storey-tower-1-leadenhall-approved Make's 36-storey tower 1 Leadenhall approved Ellen Hancock 2017-01-26T06:26:00-05:00 >2017-01-26T11:00:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r5/r5elm9t0idq94d36.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the former Foster + Partners architect Ken Shuttleworth&rsquo;s Make practice, 1 Leadenhall will have 540,000 sq ft of office space, as well as 50,000 sq ft of shops and cafes on the ground, first and second floors. A public terrace will overlook the roof of the adjacent Grade II-listed Victorian market. Construction is due to start next year and the building is expected to open in 2021.</p></em><br /><br /><p>1 Leadenhall, so named due to its location next to the historic&nbsp;Leadenhall Market, will be 182.7-metre (600ft) and 36 stories high. The &pound;400m skyscraper&nbsp;is one of the several new towers being built in the surrounding area,&nbsp;including 1 Undershaft that will be the second-tallest building in Western Europe nearly 300 meters tall and also the reworked 22 Bishopsgate or Pinnacle as it's been nicknamed.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pn19gcp0ijpwqcda.jpg"></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/149986382/tristram-hunt-to-resign-as-mp-to-take-job-as-head-of-the-v-a Tristram Hunt to resign as MP to take job as head of the V&A Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T12:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:09:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zz/zz15iy5vh7p1iafg.jpg" width="650" height="706" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tristram Hunt, the former shadow education secretary, has announced that he will resign as a Labour MP to become the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The move, which will come with a salary of over &pound;145,000, will also trigger a by-election in Stoke, a constituency that is vulnerable to poaching by Ukip or the Conservative Party. Hunt has been vocally critical of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.</p><p>According to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/13/tristram-hunt-to-quit-as-mp-to-become-va-director" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the Guardian</em></a>, Hunt&rsquo;s appointment was a &ldquo;genuine surprise&rdquo;. That being said, higher-ups the art world have largely greeted the news warmly. Others have cause to worry: back in 2010, Hunt griped about free admission to London museums and called for reintroducing charges for national museums. But the V&amp;A has said that Hunt is &ldquo;fully committed to free museum entrance&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986180/shenzhen-s-design-society-to-feature-v-a-gallery-for-its-october-2017-opening Shenzhen's Design Society to feature V&A gallery for its October 2017 opening Julia Ingalls 2017-01-12T13:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T00:36:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2vy2ey0xx6g7imp.jpg" width="625" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As brand-new collaborations go, the Shenzhen Design Society's choice to feature London's V&amp;A gallery as part of its cultural hub opening this October isn't too shocking, unless you consider that galleries of Chinese art and photography aren't necessarily a common feature of the global art world circuit. The inclusion of the gallery is partly a tribute to the V&amp;A's numerous exhibitions that showcased Chinese culture in Europe, including one of the first exhibitions on contemporary Chinese film and photography in 2005 (!).&nbsp;According to <a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/01/03/shenzhen-design-society/#ixzz4VZcDY8bh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lonely Planet</a>, the hub's goal is to "focus on the history of groundbreaking design, with the aim of opening a dialogue on how design can be a catalyst for social change."</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/149984580/stalled-out-thomas-heatherwick-s-new-bus-for-london-nixed-by-mayor-sadiq-khan Stalled out: Thomas Heatherwick's "New Bus for London" nixed by Mayor Sadiq Khan Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T19:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T15:46:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mi/mimz8nvhihlg2r7y.jpg" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Partly in order to help pay for a transit fare freeze, Sadiq Khan has&nbsp;<a href="http://content.tfl.gov.uk/tfl-business-plan-december-2016.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">halted the order</a> for the double-decker, triple-doored Thomas Heatherwick-designed "New Bus for London," which would have replaced the old fleet of Routemaster buses. Much like Heatherwick's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957070/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-blocks-extra-funds-for-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">troubled Garden Bridge proposal</a>, the costly New Bus for London was backed by former mayor Boris Johnson, whose funding policies have largely attracted more public ire than praise.&nbsp;</p><p>For more on Thomas Heatherwick: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977916/paul-goldberger-on-thomas-heatherwick-21st-century-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger on Thomas Heatherwick: "21st-Century Eames"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955298/construction-on-heatherwick-s-pier55-halted-due-to-court-order" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction on Heatherwick's Pier55 halted due to court order</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/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/149983096/step-inside-the-bartlett-s-new-central-london-hq-designed-by-hawkins-brown Step inside The Bartlett's new central London HQ, designed by Hawkins\Brown Justine Testado 2016-12-16T20:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:22:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhegp5au2a4d2rer.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After calling the Wates House their home since the 1970s, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL</a> Bartlett School of Architecture celebrated&nbsp;the official opening of its newly refurbished headquarters today on 22 Gordon Street in Bloomsbury. Collaborating with the Bartlett and UCL Estates, architect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17125/hawkins-brown-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hawkins\Brown</a>&nbsp;doubled the size of the existing building to 8,500 square meters.</p><p>Preserving some of the original fabric of the old Wates House and using the&nbsp;existing structural concrete frame,&nbsp;the new &ldquo;flexible and robust&rdquo; building now includes a public gallery and provides more open working space for the school's&nbsp;1,000 students and staff.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x9/x90fo2xyit8wyehk.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m9/m98yzo9zgcpp1gwo.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l06r213hdogjr3ib.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1z/1zg7djrtbftxbz4o.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y8/y8ml169zu310va8n.jpg"></p><p>Hawkins\Brown added a fifth and sixth floor, and a main spiraling stairway within a full-height atrium. The renovation also includes double-height glazing at ground level and a new prominent entrance to create a more inviting building in its city-center location.</p><p>&ldquo;A large number of the Hawkins\Brown team are alumni of the Bartlett and have fond memories of the old Wates House,&rdquo; Hawkins\B...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982613/lifschutz-davidson-sandilands-leo-villareal-to-light-london-s-bridges-anew Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands + Leo Villareal to light London's bridges anew Justine Testado 2016-12-13T18:56:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T23:48:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79oxrbh9rhada58y.jpg" width="650" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team led by artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands had the winning proposal in the Illuminated River design competition, which will redesign the lighting scheme for central London's bridges across the River Thames. The winners were one of six shortlisted schemes created by notable contenders such as Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Amanda Levete Architects, who all led multi-disciplinary teams with famous artists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5365/leo-villareal-lifschutz-davidson-sandilands-team-wins-london-s-illuminated-river-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>For more about bridges on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973463/if-london-garden-bridge-is-cancelled-nao-report-says-taxpayers-could-lose-20m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose &pound;20m</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975398/next-architects-design-a-swooping-mobius-strip-bridge-for-changsha-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, China</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978839/calatrava-s-peace-bridge-in-calgary-keeps-getting-vandalized-and-the-repair-costs-are-adding-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are adding up</a></p>