Archinect - News 2016-05-30T08:44:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947951/one-thing-after-another-an-installation-by-sam-jacob-studio-at-sto-werkstatt One thing after Another, An Installation by Sam Jacob Studio at Sto Werkstatt Grace Quah 2016-05-27T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T14:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18pvjzpxsflxmjod.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London-based manufacturer <a href="http://werkstatt.sto.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sto</a> has collaborated with architecture and design practice <a href="http://www.samjacob.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a> to create a oversized replica of an ordinary garden shed by 3D scanning its facade and reproducing it using a product called Verolith. The oversized shed is covered in Verolith panels, a chalky lightweight material made from volcanic stone, typically used for building facades due to its ability to be customised by a CNC machine.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39p8aofqx89k79sj.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;One Thing After Another explores how objects can be transmitted through forms of technology and how that transmission leaves its trace within architectural substance - both a recording of a thing and that thing simultaneously,&rdquo; says Sam Jacob of Sam Jacob Studio.</p><p>The shed copy has been 3D scanned and blown up to a scale of 1.8 its original size and both the original and the replica are exhibited at the Sto Werkstaff gallery in Clerkenwell as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.&nbsp;The exhibition allows visitors to wander into the original shed, which sits insi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner To live in London you can't be a Londoner Julia Ingalls 2016-05-27T01:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T10:16:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpr44knaiqd21nw9.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost two-thirds of homes in the Tower, a 50-storey apartment complex in London, are in foreign ownership, with a quarter held through secretive offshore companies based in tax havens, a Guardian investigation has revealed. The first residents of the landmark development arrived in October 2013, but many of the homes are barely occupied, with some residents saying they only use them for a fraction of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The kind of wealth&nbsp;that turns a home into a status symbol&mdash;and an underused status symbol at that, with occupancy rates of only a few weeks a year&mdash;is not easing London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing crisis</a>. As the city's housing rates push actual citizens to decamp to cheaper suburbs or simply leave the area altogether, London can look forward to being transformed into an empty stage set of a once thriving metropolis.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gg/ggzi7y7ajsaa9o4m.jpg"></p><p>For a fuller perspective on London's housing problems:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98551137/london-s-skyline-needs-more-tower-blocks-not-more-luxury-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's skyline needs more tower blocks, not more luxury flats</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London? Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T18:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T18:49:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26pmrtkr6a4xo45.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Garden Bridge is a land grab,&rdquo; says Michael Ball of Thames Central Open Spaces. &ldquo;That is, a major piece of public space and amenity &ndash; the South Bank, the River Thames, and the views across central London &ndash; would be sequestered for private interests, albeit cloaked in some appearance of charity and beneficence. When I saw Pier 55 I realised it was an even more blatant example of the same idea.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this piece design critic par excellence <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71565097/dreams-built-and-broken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexandra Lange</a> analyzes two similar <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127301057/problem-solving-with-thomas-heatherwick-on-archinect-sessions-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a> designed-projects, London's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a> and New York's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a>, in the hopes of discovering why one seems to be resonating with the public while the other has inspired <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric contests to replace it</a>. Murky funding issues, misleading renderings, <em>Absolutely Fabulous</em> tie-ins: it's all here.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ft10qc8yc4kz85m5.jpg"></p><p>For more on the saga of the Garden Bridge:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T17:59:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x29xrkqjwmqgw4iz.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Private property developers are outmanoeuvring councils in housing negotiations and routinely delivering fewer affordable homes than town halls want, an industry analysis has revealed. Amid growing anger at the sale to foreign buyers of almost two-thirds of London&rsquo;s tallest residential skyscraper, which includes no affordable housing, it has emerged that not one London borough which set targets met them in the last six years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the increasingly dire state of housing in London, take a look at some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T14:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T09:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cymmve7nms37rjt.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The museum is planning to move from its present landlocked home within the Barbican with no entrance at street level, into a cathedral-sized space, using the abandoned Victorian general market at Smithfield, next door to the famous meat market. &ldquo;Our job is to make this the best museum in the world,&rdquo; Ament said, carefully stepping around pigeon droppings and pools of water in the old market, which has been empty for the last 30 years while developers and conservationists fought over its fate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Museum of London have high expectations and high hopes for this monumental space, set to open it's doors in 2021. There is even a working train line running through the central space, a feature Ament is desperately keen to keep.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more on London projects here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion Ellen Hancock 2016-05-20T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb2npqdf8x7ro3f0.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Benoy has been shortlisted along with three other British design firms including HOK, Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid to create a a new concept for the country's global gateway. &nbsp;The architects were asked by Heathrow to consider the purpose and potential of an airport with the resulting designs showcasing bold new strategies for a world class sustainable airport. The designs focus on innovative passenger experience and the integration of local communities.</p><p>Benoy Global Director Tom Cartledge commented on the appointment saying;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Aviation sector is incredibly exciting at the moment as we are rapidly evolving our expectations&nbsp;and imaginations of what an Airport represents. We are extremely honoured to be included in the shortlist and our concept has reimagined Heathrow as a &lsquo;Destination&rsquo; in its own right, transforming the site to be at the forefront of the next generation of airports.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Take a look at Benoy's design concept below:<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mprbf7owjkv5q5ii.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx0mzu4yvyu80604.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2viza40irti9qk1.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945984/architects-design-the-house-of-tomorrow Architects design ‘the house of tomorrow’ Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:47:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56a050f8bc62e9c57ab78a45b6b88490.jpg" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) invited six contemporary architecture practices to create speculative responses to the UK&rsquo;s housing crisis for the exhibition, At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow. Drawing on materials from the RIBA archives, the studios from the UK, France and the Netherlands produced designs that re-examine the familiar housing typologies of the cottage, terrace and flat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season Fabricated robot installation at the V&A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:07:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9ca6vfadt2f9v8t4.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To mark the beginning of it's first ever Engineering Season, the V&amp;A has revealed a new large-scale installation in the John Madjeski Garden;&nbsp;<em>Elytra Filament Pavilion</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>The pavilion's components have been fabricated by a robot at the University of Stuttgart and then assembled on site. Utilsing biomimicry principles the structure is inspired by lightweight construction principles found in nature, specifically the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1ql3r1qqtuvywpf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3k/3k8nbhok7bw8wh26.jpg"></p><p>This is the first public commission in the UK for experimental architect Achim Menges who has teamed up&nbsp;with&nbsp;Moritz D&ouml;rstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer.</p><p><strong>Achim Menges&nbsp;</strong><strong>said:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;<em>Advances in the technologies of making have always been a catalyst for&nbsp;design innovation, which is nowhere more evident than at the V&amp;A. With&nbsp;Elytra&nbsp;Filament&nbsp;Pavilion&nbsp;we aim to celebrate a truly contemporary and integrative approach to design,&nbsp;engineering and production, resulting in a dist...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945885/don-t-miss-2016-clerkenwell-design-and-these-other-london-architecture-exhibitions-this-week Don't miss 2016 Clerkenwell Design and these other London architecture exhibitions this week Justine Testado 2016-05-18T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddl0q3eouo6333na.jpg" width="514" height="470" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a quick list of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>&nbsp;in London that are not to be missed! In addition to our ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>&nbsp;lists, below is a handpicked selection of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other design-happenings around town.</p><p>Check back regularly to stay up to date. Here's our list of recommendations for&nbsp;May 17-24.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7449/at-home-in-britain-designing-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow | Opens May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7449/at-home-in-britain-designing-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gq/gqlvrvmbswiskdin.jpg"></p><p>What better time to consider the future of housing typologies and cultures when London is in the midst of a housing crisis, &ldquo;smart&rdquo; technologies promise to revolutionize our domestic interactions, and the very notion of the family-unit is being rewritten? Taking the classic types of the flat, cottage and the terraced house as starting points, a selection of architects reinterpret these forms for tomorrow's homes. The free exhi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore Nicholas Korody 2016-05-17T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:44:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7q2jy8qtdgchnks.jpg" width="514" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Herzog explains, piling some refined Swiss biscuits on the table in front of him to illustrate his point, an earlier design envisaged stacked-up glass cubes, but the material was too similar to the developers&rsquo; stuff. &ldquo;We realised that in order to survive we have to strengthen it,&rdquo; he says [..] Yet the precedent of the original Tate Modern &ndash; also severe on the outside, lively inside &ndash; shows that a building doesn&rsquo;t have to gurn and wheedle to be popular.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"In this and other works, Herzog and De Meuron like to present a protestant moment of denial before pleasure, to forbid before welcoming, to be severe before generous. It is part of their worldview, different from most architects&rsquo;, in which delight and beauty co-exist with more troubling or mysterious aspects of existence."</em></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137820408/herzog-de-meuron-s-concept-for-new-vancouver-art-gallery-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's concept for new Vancouver Art Gallery released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135038295/herzog-de-meuron-the-finlandia-prize-nominees-and-the-lower-mississippi-river-delta-planning-teams-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron, the Finlandia Prize nominees, and the Lower Mississippi River Delta planning teams are among this week's winners</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134644835/herzog-de-meuron-named-2015-riba-jencks-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron named 2015 RIBA Jencks Award winners</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-17T05:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:50:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3hvu4fbzwt0hfr6.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Mayor Sadiq Khan] has already begun scrutinising Boris Johnson&rsquo;s decisions relating to the controversial project, to which &pound;60m of public money has been allocated in circumstances previously criticised by parliamentary spending officials as unorthodox. [...] The proposed bridge has secured vast sums of public money despite being initially promoted as entirely private-funded. It has recently been bedevilled by accusations that its designer was selected before the actual tender process began.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Guardian</em>&nbsp;also points out that former London Mayor Boris Johnson met with Thomas Heatherwick five times, and is quoted as being "keen" on Heatherwick's design,&nbsp;before the selection process for the bridge's designer even began. Also somewhat worrisome was one of Johnson's last acts before leaving office: lowering the fundraising minimum for the bridge, allegedly to make sure that the project continued.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a title="London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says</a></li><li><a title="London Garden Bridge wins new supporters with revised funding deal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140292849/london-garden-bridge-wins-new-supporters-with-revised-funding-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Garden Bridge wins new supporters with revised funding deal</a></li><li><a title="As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175688/as-garden-bridge-procurement-process-is-headed-for-review-london-group-claims-that-30-new-parks-could-be-funded-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead</a></li><li><a title="Satirical &ldquo;Folly for London&rdquo; competition mocks Garden Bridge project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Satirical &ldquo;Folly for London&rdquo; competition mocks Garden Bridge project</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945009/turner-prize-shortlist-announced Turner Prize shortlist announced Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:49:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/260d37d028f78f4f67be5e358fe7322c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde have been selected to compete for the &pound;25,000 prize. Hamilton has been included for her work that focuses on fetishism, while sculptor Dean was chosen for pieces made from salvaged materials. The winner will be announced on 6 December after an exhibition of works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about last years surprise winner Assemble (the collective themselves being most surprised):</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talking with Assemble &ndash; before they won the Turner</a></li><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 most prestigious art prize"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134651280/assemble-crafts-its-own-model-becomes-the-first-architecture-studio-to-be-nominated-for-turner-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944753/don-t-miss-8-unique-exhibition-venues-at-cdw2016 Don’t miss 8 unique exhibition venues at #CDW2016 Sponsor 2016-05-13T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpp4cxstl1i7umvy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>This year, Clerkenwell Design Week is bigger and better than ever &ndash; covering more ground and introducing 4 brand new exhibition venues - &lsquo;Design Fields&rsquo;, &lsquo;Additions&rsquo;, &lsquo;Project&rsquo; and &lsquo;British Collection&rsquo;, in addition to the returning favourites &lsquo;Platform&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail Pavilion&rsquo; and &lsquo;Icon House of Culture&rsquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2a1jxuwpsmah6ias.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;&amp;Tradition at Icon House of Culture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftu5o9iadszi5x06.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Orsjo at Design Fields</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfhg9pv2c3us9a1v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;PTOLEMY MANN at Detail</p><p>Each with its own focus and style, make sure you follow the exhibition route to discover the very best in product, lighting and furniture design from across the globe.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/1XMjZhV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register free now</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations Ellen Hancock 2016-05-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8ixxbt88p6yc9uq2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Elizabeth line will link London and the South East from Reading to Heathrow with 10 new stations and upgrades to 30 existing stations.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently Europe's largest infrastructure project the &pound;14.8 billion scheme began in Canary Wharf in 2009 and is now 75% complete. Services will begin in 2018.</p><p>Although the stations will have recognisable features uniting them; Crossrail have said that each station will have it's own distinctive character that reflects the heritage and local cultural of the area.&nbsp;</p><p>The stations have been specifically designed to make travel as easy as possible with accessibility, comfort and safety in mind.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Mike Brown MVO, London's Transport Commissioner, said:&nbsp;</strong><em>&ldquo;The TfL-run Elizabeth line will transform travel across London, reducing journey times, relieving congestion on the Tube network, and radically improving step-free access with brand new accessible stations.&nbsp; This exhibition will enable customers to really start to see what their new stations will look like wh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-11T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T12:50:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dw2jy5qq8lpn0kaq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a quick list of <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a> for our friends across the pond. In addition to our ongoing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> lists, below is a handpicked selection of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other design-happenings around London.</p><p>Check back regularly to stay up to date. Here's our list of recommendations for May 10-17.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7556/david-bickle-what-are-museums-really-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Bickle: What are museums really for? | May 1</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7556/david-bickle-what-are-museums-really-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, recommended by Ellen Hancock</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/37/37n3u9lphgnlxfs1.jpg"></p><p>With the development of the V&amp;A East in progress, Design Director David Bickle discusses his plans for the museum and it aims to create a new model for cultural organisations. He will also deliberate what he thinks a museum of the future should look like in the &lsquo;digital age&rsquo;. The talk takes place at the architectural wonder Second Home, just another reason not to miss out.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/%22style%20wars%22/7552/style-wars-the-debate-awakens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Style Wars: The Debate Awakens | May 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/he/henowjepld1hl2bf.jpg"></p><p><em>Graphic de...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944409/riba-announces-30-projects-selected-for-international-prize RIBA announces 30 projects selected for International Prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-10T15:16:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufuyusct0pkkf1u1.jpg" width="514" height="206" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 30 buildings to be visited by the RIBA awards committee and under consideration for the inaugural RIBA International Prize have been announced today. This is the first RIBA award open to any qualified architect in the world and includes projects of varying size and budget.&nbsp;</p><p>Consequently the buildings span 20 different countries across the globe such as; Mexico, Turkey, Dublin and Vietnam. The selected projects will be whittled down to 20 and then a final six in the autumn, with the winner announced in December 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The six finalist chosen will be visited by the Grand Jury which includes Richard Rogers, Billie Tsien and Marilyn Jordan Taylor FAIA among others.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>RIBA President, Jane Duncan commented:&#8203;</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;W&#8203;e have been delighted with the response to our inaugural RIBA International Prize, which has brought a huge range of exceptional entries from all around the globe.&#8203;It will be fascinating to see insights from the judges and entrants into&#8203;t&#8203;he power and value of great architecture, wh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan Architects advice to London's new mayor Sadiq Khan Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T11:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5y34r8i9niy5pd8d.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Sadiq Khan arrived for his first day at work as London&rsquo;s new mayor, architects urged him to be bold in tackling the city&rsquo;s housing crisis. They warned that his policies alone won&rsquo;t be enough to solve the problems and advised him to widen his approach. &ldquo;Bold strategic moves are what&rsquo;s required, and I therefore hope the new mayor has the stomach for a fight,&rdquo; said Russell Curtis of RCKa.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There are high hopes for Khan, find out more about some of the issues he will have to tackle in his new&nbsp;position:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T10:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91659e83ef29870585e9119fe24beb4c.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Art Fund&rsquo;s Museum of the Year shortlist was announced...with Bristol&rsquo;s Arnolfini; the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in south London; Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh; London&rsquo;s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) and the York Art Gallery in the north of England being nominated for the &pound;100,000 prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936515/utopian-dreams-london-s-first-design-biennale-reveals-its-opening-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943940/see-the-riba-2016-london-awards-winners-wilton-s-music-hall-named-regional-building-of-the-year See the RIBA 2016 London Awards winners, Wilton's Music Hall named regional Building of the Year Justine Testado 2016-05-06T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T21:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fc3aqb87tgmz1mh.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA revealed an array of projects as the winners of the 2016 London Awards during a recent ceremony. First launched in 1966, the yearly competition distinguishes some of the area's top-notch design projects in various architectural categories. While winning in the competitive London Awards is already a great honor, they're just the beginning of RIBA's yearlong awards cycle. Now, the London Awards winners will move on to compete in the RIBA National Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a gander at some of the winning projects:</p><p>Alphabeta by Studio RHE</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xc/xc2xuqrqa649aqhj.jpg"></p><p>Graveney School Sixth Form Block by Urban Projects Bureau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o6/o62fh3qyzqnmcsqb.jpg"></p><p>Covert House by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqhqoaoxv4xer58h.jpg"></p><p>Regent High School by Walters &amp; Cohen Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjlqsheedlewgpfo.jpg"></p><p>The Bath House Children's Community Centre by Lipton Plant Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2i/2i6u24bdtmb5f8zu.jpg"></p><p>Ely Court, South Kilburn by Alison Brooks Architects &amp; Hester Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/087ndkmeg1k4is0x.jpg"></p><p>The Plimsoll Building by David Morley Architects &amp; Weedon Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/313nigmgfaljm850.jpg"></p><p>Find the rest of the winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4865/restored-19th-century-wilton-s-music-hall-named-2016-riba-london-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943855/brighton-s-embassy-court-by-wells-coates-featured-in-new-film Brighton's Embassy Court by Wells Coates featured in new film Ellen Hancock 2016-05-05T11:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T01:35:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f68b80f7e98041bebb504b917385544.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this year, photographer Baker took us on an odyssey through two icons of Modernism in the UK by Wells Coates: London&rsquo;s Isokon building and Brighton&rsquo;s Embassy Court. Now he&rsquo;s teamed up with director Alex Simpson to create a mini-documentary, The Legacy of Wells Coates. The Isokon was once home to Soviet spies, Agatha Christie and Modernist &eacute;migr&eacute;s including the founder&nbsp;of Bauhaus school, Walter Gropius.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Find more tales of form following function here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943531/a-hidden-mies-van-der-rohe-masterpiece-receives-funding-for-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 'hidden' Mies van der Rohe masterpiece receives funding for renovation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149368552/working-out-of-the-box-jader-almeida" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Out of the Box: Jader Almeida</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149936428/african-modernism-architecture-of-independence-showcases-a-history-of-no-easy-answers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"African Modernism: Architecture of Independence" showcases a history of no easy answers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943677/london-design-festival-has-revealed-a-host-of-installations-for-2016 London Design Festival has revealed a host of installations for 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-04T12:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T00:33:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2851d4412ca66a43861e1b34d4d83bb.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Installations announced for LDF 2016 include a giant curved walkway made of sustainable wood, a takeover of a disused stairwell and sit-in boxes that aim to address the housing crisis. The Smile, designed by Alison Brooks Architects, is an outdoor installation supported by the American Hardwood Export Council and ARUP, and is a 36m-long curved rectangular tube made from sustainable timber.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some more of this years offerings:</p><p>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/97/97800ca569008fbb8ccd4f92a5870dbe.jpg"></p><p>Baboushka Boxes are design by dRMM and supported by financial company Legal &amp; General as well as the homeless charity Shelter.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0a8fbd0c94ca210e9a2fcf2fedb1a4a5.jpg"></p><p>Created by consultancy Gilthero and supported by Italian watch maker Panerai, The Green Room will be based in a stairwell at the V&amp;A and explores the concept of time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0b544f590e14cc6618f1b5eaf2b0a4e.jpg"></p><p>The much discussed crazy gold course conceived by Sir Paul Smith which still needs to raise&nbsp;&pound;120,000 through Kickstarter to happen.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/32adcd4f8f4c08b4c213c076d531bfb8.jpg"></p><p>Already announced the live robotically sculpted canopy at the V&amp;A.</p><p>For related installations, check these out:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london £950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London. Ellen Hancock 2016-04-28T10:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T12:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hegddv2kqpuwiy8w.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you want evidence that London&rsquo;s renters are being taken advantage of, look no further than a new social media campaign. Launched Monday, the #rantyourrent hashtag encourages London&rsquo;s overcharged and poorly housed tenants to visually detail the bad conditions they&rsquo;re expected to put up with in return for large sums of monthly rent. &nbsp; The results, detailed in a new Tumblr called Vent Your Rent, make for sobering viewing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More articles on London and the housing crisis here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942638/carsten-h-ller-to-unveil-his-arcelormittal-orbit-slide-in-june Carsten Höller to unveil his ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in June Paul Petrunia 2016-04-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T18:03:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>H&ouml;ller&nbsp;wanted to&nbsp;show that you don&rsquo;t necessarily get to know a sculpture better by literally&nbsp;travelling&nbsp;through it; that once inside it begins to look like something else&nbsp;entirely... The Slide, a permanent fixture at London&rsquo;s Olympic Park, will give people a full 40 seconds to experience this and decide for themselves as they make their way down the 178m chute at an estimated 15mph.</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/149941890/reearth-hortum-machina-b-goes-for-a-walk reEarth: Hortum machina, B goes for a walk Ellen Hancock 2016-04-22T14:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e9fe4607818669dc941684f339570f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harnessing the collective intelligence of plant behaviour, the reEarth project explores new forms of bio-cooperative interaction between people and nature, within the built environment. Echoing the architecture of Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic sphere, is both exoskeleton and ecological iconography. Its core of twelve garden modules, each carrying native British species on outwardly-extending linear actuators allow the structure to become mobile by shifting its centre-of-gravity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec0e60a09c87190e0028aaa85dc728fa.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innovation with a heart: Guto Requena's technological and emotional designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-20T20:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T22:55:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3btcb5rk4it7tlhj.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2008 the financial crisis was caused by the sub-prime property crash in the US. Today London is facing a super-prime crisis. [...] the market in London and parts of the south-east does not respond to local demand, because it is fuelled by the demands of global capital flooding into London, much of it from highly dubious sources, as the Panama Papers reveal. If London has been shown to be a hub of global money laundering, the property market is its driving force.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on London's housing crisis:</p><ul><li><a title="A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></li><li><a title="Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938943/stock-bricks-to-brutalism-housing-design-in-poplar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar</a></li><li><a title="London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a title='Bank of England proposes new limits for "buy-to-let" landlords' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937011/bank-of-england-proposes-new-limits-for-buy-to-let-landlords" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bank of England proposes new limits for "buy-to-let" landlords</a></li><li><a title="Could a pop-up village in south-east London be the answer to the city's housing crisis? " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could a pop-up village in south-east London be the answer to the city's housing crisis?</a></li><li><a title='"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:20:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5fdlq0vj7vsr1i8.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects issued a formal <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2016/04/18/10338/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> announcing that the firm will continue to move forward, with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> acting as de facto leader.&nbsp;In addition to finishing the 36 projects they had started or had under contract before <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Hadid died</a> on March 31st, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a> will also be taking on new work. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/arts/design/grieving-and-going-forward-how-zaha-hadids-firm-plans-to-moveon.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, in addition to opening new offices in Mexico City and Dubai, the firm "also hopes to push further into aviation, having won a contract for a new airport in Beijing." In tomorrow's episode of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>,&nbsp;Schumacher will share his personal and professional reflections on Hadid's legacy, and elaborate on how he'll carry Hadid's "DNA" and his&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">p</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arametricist</a>&nbsp;ideas into new arenas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/11/112j4s8gzoylq9nn.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We want to tell the world that we&rsquo;re still a viable, vibrant address for major work of cultural importance," Schumacher told the NYT.&nbsp;&ldquo;My ambition is to become more visible as a leader of the field to clients."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u5/u5a1p433bp81m4lz.jpg"></p><p>He also stated that he wants to continue moving forward on ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square Ellen Hancock 2016-04-20T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T13:23:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04fe0518572f4ffa6ba19ba78fd2b53f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A monumental recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, has been unveiled in London&rsquo;s Trafalgar Square. The 1,800-year-old arch was destroyed by Islamic State militants last October and the 6-metre (20ft) model, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, is intended as an act of defiance: to show that restoration of the ancient site is possible if the will is there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the relating topics in this article check out these links:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us29olgfjinab11z.jpg"></p>