Archinect - News 2016-02-12T00:52:29-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes "Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:22:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/ueoywb46c3m076io.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tens of thousands of hard-working families will be forced to leave their council homes and find themselves unable to afford a local alternative as a result of government plans to restrict social housing to the poorest, according to research obtained by the Observer. The devastating figures...show that almost 60,000 households in England will be unable to afford to remain in their council properties from April next year, as a result of George Osborne&rsquo;s reform, called &ldquo;pay to stay&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The economy, coupled with concerted political efforts to dismantle what's left of the welfare state, has birthed a veritable housing crisis in London and the rest of the UK. According to new figures, "<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2015/oct/23/pay-to-stay-housing-tory-policy-penalises-hardworking-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pay to stay</a>", a plan crafted by George Osborne, the Conservative MP for Tatton, will leave an estimated 60,000 English households unable to continue to afford their current council housing, worsening an already dire climate.</p><p>For more Archinect coverage of housing in the UK, check out these articles:</p><ul><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/145216392/the-state-facilitated-death-of-the-council-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The (state-facilitated) death of the council house</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/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137956953/up-to-50-of-all-renting-london-households-are-living-in-poverty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Up to 50% of all renting London households are living in poverty</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><p>And, if you're not already familiar with this visage, here's a portrait of Osborne (without his monocle, top hat, or handlebar moustache):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gpo8gtnfslxn2eem.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T18:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Graham Fink has been documenting the demolition sites of Shanghai for five years, trying to capture the state of flux during this period of rapid urbanisation. His Ballads of Shanghai exhibition is at London&rsquo;s Riflemaker gallery until Sunday.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvu4xrsuv9urlm3o.jpg"></p><p>With an eye for the juxtaposition of graphic imagery and demolition sites, Graham Fink takes fascinating images of a city under the midst of mass transformations. His camera is drawn, in particular, to remnants of street art and commercial advertisements.&nbsp;</p><p>For other depictions of the built environment, take a look at some of these featured photographers from our dedicated architectural photography series&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87542917/in-focus-andrew-prokos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Prokos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83212140/in-focus-nico-marques" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico Marques</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47288629/in-focus-brad-feinknopf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Feinknopf</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/38879033/in-focus-sam-javanrouh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Javanrouh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37361749/in-focus-franck-bohbot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franck Bohbot</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vv7w3x7xdbsgdhd5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2braaj5j4c68djyw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/seq6o4f4c1a04plz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbskusugroqwkt39.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cue86c47fs6rijj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpzdnwwwqrn44xj8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzkhz582vbv5qvfw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi91x6npudknfc1v.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147448793/register-for-the-conscious-cities-conference-featuring-keynote-carlo-ratti-of-mit-s-senseable-city-lab Register for the Conscious Cities Conference, featuring keynote Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab Archinect 2016-02-08T20:31:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T20:36:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2ng63fgfx8f5rijc.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. Taking place at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the <a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a> and <a href="http://thecubelondon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.</p><p>The collision of technology with the millennial mindset of knowledge exchange and collaboration is changing the way people work and live. As a result, architects, planners, developers and policy-makers must respond to the urgency for cities to meet these new needs by creating the right infrastructure to support growth.</p><p>Conscious Cities will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to the following questions:</p><ul><li>How does the built environment affect behavior and cognition?</li><li>How can the latest findings in n...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147438358/excavating-ancient-rome-beneath-london-s-streets Excavating ancient Rome beneath London's streets Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-05T17:57:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T17:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34954b4d545c6d7311369166c2c2784a.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During an excavation for a new office development&nbsp;at 21 Lime Street, a team from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) found the millimeter-thin fresco nearly 20 feet below street level. Dating to the late 1st century AD, and the first decades of London, it&rsquo;s one of the earliest surviving frescos from Roman Britain. [...] The rare, ornate wall painting is likely to have decorated a reception room for party guests at the home of a wealthy Roman citizen.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A <a href="http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/discovery-ornate-roman-fresco-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> issued by MOLA explained, &ldquo;The fate of this rare wall painting was literally sealed in the ground ...&nbsp;In AD 100, construction of the 2nd Forum Basilica, the main civic center&nbsp;for the city and the largest Roman building ever built north of the Alps, began. In advance of construction of the Forum the area was flattened. The painted wall was deliberately toppled and the Forum immediately built over it, incredibly preserving the fresco for nearly 2000 years.&rdquo;</p><p>More excavations from the News:</p><ul><li><a title="Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143512405/fear-grows-over-isis-threat-against-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-libya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya</a></li><li><a title="After over a thousand years underwater, two Egyptian cities will be exhibited at British Museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142896624/after-over-a-thousand-years-underwater-two-egyptian-cities-will-be-exhibited-at-british-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After over a thousand years underwater, two Egyptian cities will be exhibited at British Museum</a></li><li><a title="Using lasers to decode Gothic architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130257729/using-lasers-to-decode-gothic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Using lasers to decode Gothic architecture</a></li><li><a title="A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City</a></li><li><a title="Medieval Frescoes Uncovered and Displayed in Rome" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105400021/medieval-frescoes-uncovered-and-displayed-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Medieval Frescoes Uncovered and Displayed in Rome</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424671/creations-from-catastrophes Creations from Catastrophes Nam Henderson 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T08:56:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5tdt2g7m697zaqnh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From masterplans to reconfigure London after the Great Fire of 1666 to contemporary responses to earthquakes and tsunamis, the exhibition considers the evolving relationship between man, architecture and nature and asks whether we are now facing a paradigm shift in how we live and build in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paul Kerley talked with&nbsp;curator Jes Fernie, about a&nbsp;new exhibition, <a href="https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/CreationFromCatastrophe/CreationFromCatastrophe.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creation from Catastrophe</a>, at the Royal Institute of British Architects.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer London's V&A to host a robot construction team this summer Nicholas Korody 2016-02-04T20:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:14:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogj3ce0nr7m9u8fz.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robots will take over the courtyard of London&rsquo;s V&amp;A Museum this summer to build a pavilion inspired by flying beetles. The installation &ndash; designed by architect Achim Menges &ndash; features an undulating canopy of tightly woven carbon fibre cells, drawing on the shells of insects called elytra. Visitors will also be able to watch the robots in action over the course of the summer as they continue to add new sections to the evolving &lsquo;Elytra Filament Pavilion&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cy2ikrnni8opqyw5.jpg"></p><p>For more robo-news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139530018/the-dawn-of-construction-worker-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The dawn of construction worker robots?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147131407/so-far-to-go-so-much-to-gain-discussing-diversity-with-elsie-owusu-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-9 So Far to Go, So Much to Gain – discussing diversity with Elsie Owusu on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #9 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-01T19:36:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:57:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/7876qtyptnc5ao3m.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Based in London, Elsie Owusu OBE runs her own firm (Elsie Owusu Architects), is a national council member at&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a>,&nbsp;and is vice chair at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/83161524/the-london-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;But it&rsquo;s likely that many Archinectors hadn&rsquo;t heard of Owusu until December of last year, when we reported on&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142607772/national-council-member-accuses-riba-of-institutional-racism-prompting-investigation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">claims of institutional racism and sexism</a> she had made against RIBA, alleging that they had rigged an election she was up for in favor of another candidate, who wasn&rsquo;t an elected council member.</p><p>In my correspondence with Owusu to arrange our interview, she analogized the issue this way (paraphrased here): an African-American or minority ethnic female actor (her) being nominated for an Oscar, only to have a white actor who hasn't even made a film "parachuted in" and given an award for Best Supporting Actor.</p><p>I wanted to speak with Owusu about her work alongside issues of diversity and exclusion in practice generally, and also at the institutional level of RIBA. We discuss th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146755050/more-and-more-people-are-dying-as-a-result-of-air-pollution-in-england More and more people are dying as a result of air pollution in England Nicholas Korody 2016-01-28T05:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:29:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/zamtqwsuqux447sf.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The number of premature deaths attributed to particulate pollution has risen, government figures show. According to Public Health England, the percentage of premature deaths attributable to minute particles known as PM2.5s rose to 5.3% in 2013 in England from 5.1% in 2012. The death rate in London rose to 6.7% from 6.6%. The figures follow significant improvements in air quality across England in 2010 and 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144970663/new-delhi-mandates-odd-even-car-rationing-to-fight-world-s-worst-air-pollution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;New Delhi mandates odd-even car rationing to fight world's worst air pollution</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143127994/reducing-turin-s-smog-with-free-public-transit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reducing Turin's smog with free public transit</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142916001/beijing-s-latest-airpocalypse-is-bad-enough-for-city-to-issue-first-ever-red-alert" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing's latest "airpocalypse" is bad enough for city to issue first ever red alert</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139550931/car-free-events-significantly-improve-air-quality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Car-free events significantly improve air quality</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146654404/honoring-the-maverick-british-architects Honoring the "Maverick" British architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-26T13:15:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:48:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5ximkdfbi0q4hcfz.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is there no architecture that can bare its soul without simultaneously crushing you with its ego, that stirs, moves, troubles, provokes, inspires? [...] A glimmer of an alternative is suggested by Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture, an installation opening next week [...] The installation is designed by the architect Alex Scott-Whitby, previously best known for proposing that the spires of City of London churches be adapted to make creative workspaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture" runs at London's Royal Academy of Art from January 26 through April 20, and features the work of FAT, Robert Smythson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Zaha Hadid, James Stirling, and many others.</p><p>Related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79912086/richard-rogers-homeshell-built-in-24-hours-at-london-s-royal-academy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Rogers' Homeshell built in 24 hours at London's Royal Academy</a></li><li><a title="Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine&rsquo;s 2015 Design Innovator" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140814059/thomas-heatherwick-named-wsj-magazine-s-2015-design-innovator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick named WSJ. Magazine&rsquo;s 2015 Design Innovator</a></li><li><a title='National council member accuses RIBA of "institutional racism", prompting investigation' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142607772/national-council-member-accuses-riba-of-institutional-racism-prompting-investigation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National council member accuses RIBA of "institutional racism", prompting investigation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146283620/ucl-researchers-present-a-new-kind-of-self-cleaning-nano-engineered-window UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window Alexander Walter 2016-01-21T17:46:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:44:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iu2mdlqx9i4vxagw.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers at University College London (UCL) claim that a &ldquo;revolutionary&rdquo; new type of window could cut cleaning costs in tall buildings and reduce heating bills by up to 40% thanks to a new combination of nano-scale engineering inspired by the eyes of moths, and thermochromic coating. The prototype, revealed today, has conical nanostructures engraved on its surface that trap air and prevent all but a tiny amount of water coming into actual contact with the glass.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The lead UCL researcher said this would be a big draw for high-rise building owners, since the cost of cleaning the windows surpasses the cost of installing them after the first five years."</em></p><p>Related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145501201/mit-researchers-have-created-a-new-material-that-stores-and-releases-solar-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127790631/how-smart-tintable-glass-will-reduce-our-needs-for-air-conditioning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How "smart" tintable glass will reduce our needs for air conditioning</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145043730/this-nano-membrane-toilet-could-solve-the-world-s-sanitation-crisis-and-charge-our-phones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Nano Membrane Toilet could solve the world's sanitation crisis &ndash; and charge our phones</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145672325/london-air-raid-tunnel-shelters-re-opened-after-70-years London air raid tunnel shelters re-opened after 70 years Julia Ingalls 2016-01-14T05:11:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:03:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bg8l1tacmy0na8a8.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One can now find the place where many South Londoners took refuge during World War II. The tunnels at Clapham, now open to the public for the first time, once catered for over 8,000 people. After lying dormant for 70 years, the tunnels and beds left untouched have been reopened.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136344570/nbbj-proposes-3-moving-walkways-to-replace-london-s-circle-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ proposes 3 moving walkways to replace London's Circle Line</a></p><p>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141895196/cut-away-confusion-from-your-nyc-commute-with-these-beautiful-subway-maps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cut away confusion from your NYC commute with these beautiful subway maps</a></p><p>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74109275/how-engineers-are-building-a-new-railroad-under-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/at/atl13glu1ojqv2nc.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge Nicholas Korody 2016-01-14T04:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:13:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4ldd7kje41cjtya.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hey London, how do you feel about a major span across the Thames being corporately sponsored? Because that's what's going to happen with the Garden Bridge. It's just been announced that Sky, the media behemoth owned by Rupert Murdoch, has given an undisclosed amount to the Garden Bridge Trust. But this is no altruistic gesture: one of the gardens on the bridge "will be named by Sky".</p></em><br /><br /><p>As the article <a href="http://londonist.com/2016/01/sky-garden-bridge-1234" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">notes</a>, there are a slew of issues &ndash; besides aesthetic ones &ndash; plaguing the newest Thames crossing. First, Sky is set to sponsor the bridge. Second, attendance projections suggest that queues will be necessary and South Bank will get even more crowded (so much for expediting travel). Third, your cell phone <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">will be tracked</a> while on the bridge.</p><p>Yikes.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141841403/has-london-finally-found-a-thames-bridge-that-everyone-can-get-behind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind?</a></li><li><p><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></p></li><li><p><a title="London's Garden Bridge endangered by public funding shortfall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Garden Bridge endangered by public funding shortfall</a></p></li><li><p><a title="London's oligarch-transformation continues with a &quot;sky pool&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740546/london-s-oligarch-transformation-continues-with-a-sky-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's oligarch-transformation continues with a "sky pool"</a></p></li><li><p><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></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145594421/sir-terry-farrell-faces-off-against-renzo-piano-over-paddington-place-plans Sir Terry Farrell faces off against Renzo Piano over Paddington Place plans Nicholas Korody 2016-01-13T04:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T21:14:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/5745485fb2f8fb9ffac0b600b042026e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the Paddington Place scheme &ndash; a huge development around the eponymous London station intended to include a 72-storey tower designed by Renzo Piano... [has] drawn the ire of Sir Terry Farrell, the famous architect and local resident who was also, slightly awkwardly, previously in charge of the developers&rsquo; masterplan for the area. Farrell, known for designing the MI6 building on the Thames and Charing Cross station, made his views known in a dense, 1,500-word objection...</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/145216392/the-state-facilitated-death-of-the-council-house The (state-facilitated) death of the council house Nicholas Korody 2016-01-08T02:13:00-05:00 >2016-01-08T08:44:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1ungspffe3g0624s.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whereas residents were once all long-term tenants, in the 35 years since Margaret Thatcher encouraged people to buy &ndash; and therefore sell &ndash; their council flats and houses, the population of places like this has become ever more transient. In particular, homes that were once council properties are now often owned by buy-to-let landlords who rent them out on a short-term basis.</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/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-04T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:02:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xe7uwhlykzdrq64t.jpg" width="514" height="559" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designing out homelessness appears to be part of a wider ambition to make consumers and investors feel secure, while avoiding direct human intervention. [...] It is an indictment of our communities that we have come to identify street homelessness as a form of &ldquo;disorder&rdquo; &ndash; a sign that something is amiss or dangerous in our public spaces. Yet the reality is that these kinds of design and security measures are put in place because of the breakdown of these very communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This piece by Rowland Atkinson (Chair in Inclusive Societies) and Aidan While (Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Planning) at the University of Sheffield gets at how exclusionary design towards the homeless and so-called "rough" sleepers (those who sleep in the city's streets) is a sign of increasing societal rifts, as income inequality and austerity measures press down hard on London.</p><p>More on homelessness and design:</p><ul><li><a title="LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144421098/la-s-freeway-system-is-becoming-an-increasingly-crowded-neighborhood-for-the-city-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless</a></li><li><a title="San Francisco's new pilot project to house the homeless" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122666324/san-francisco-s-new-pilot-project-to-house-the-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco's new pilot project to house the homeless</a></li><li><a title="Tiny house village built with and for the homeless opens in Wisconsin" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113882002/tiny-house-village-built-with-and-for-the-homeless-opens-in-wisconsin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tiny house village built with and for the homeless opens in Wisconsin</a></li><li><a title="Honolulu Law Criminalizes Homelessness" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111345242/honolulu-law-criminalizes-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Honolulu Law Criminalizes Homelessness</a></li><li><a title="Exclusionary Strategies: Laws and Designs Used to Oust Homeless Population" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104801373/exclusionary-strategies-laws-and-designs-used-to-oust-homeless-population" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exclusionary Strategies: Laws and Designs Used to Oust Homeless Population</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143587013/royal-college-of-art-announces-adrian-lahoud-as-new-dean-of-architecture Royal College of Art announces Adrian Lahoud as new dean of architecture Alexander Walter 2015-12-17T12:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T00:07:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92e0d6f4cf253d4fde056dea7f61df72.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal College of Art has announced the appointment of&nbsp;Dr Adrian Lahoud&nbsp;as Dean of the School of Architecture. Currently Head of the Architecture programme, Dr Lahoud joined the College in September 2015. Previously he led the MArch in Urban Design at The Bartlett, University College London. [...] The appointment represents the conclusion of an international search. Dr Lahoud will take up his new position in January 2016.</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/143528475/encroaching-on-the-green-belt-uk-loosens-protections-on-rural-land Encroaching on the green belt: UK loosens protections on rural land Nicholas Korody 2015-12-16T17:46:00-05:00 >2015-12-16T17:46:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5czs1yqk1rtmlpt5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there is one thing Britons dislike more than their country&rsquo;s housing shortage, it is the idea of building more houses. Even as a lack of homes has sent prices through the roof... cities have remained ringed by protected &ldquo;green belts&rdquo; of land that are off-limits to developers. Attempts to build on them provoke outcry. But on December 7th the government published a consultation on letting councils allocate &ldquo;appropriate small-scale sites in the green belt specifically for starter homes&rdquo;...</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/143131227/foster-partners-hok-among-shortlisted-for-massive-palace-of-westminster-restoration-project Foster + Partners, HOK among shortlisted for massive Palace of Westminster restoration project Alexander Walter 2015-12-12T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:27:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5en85525lsq9n2ck.jpg" width="514" height="203" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alongside the companies shortlisted for the management services, four of the UK&rsquo;s largest architectural practices have been shortlisted to provide architectural advice. The companies shortlisted are Allies &amp; Morrison, BDP, Foster &amp; Partners and HOK. [...] The report, produced by Deloitte Real Estate, Aecom and HOK, stated that the major works would cost between &pound;3.5bn and &pound;5.7bn and take between five and 40 years to complete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122062298/with-london-s-palace-of-westminster-crumbling-the-british-government-may-have-to-find-a-new-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With London's Palace of Westminster crumbling, the British government may have to find a new home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106402302/london-skyline-campaigners-dismay-as-unesco-ignores-risk-to-westminster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London skyline campaigners' dismay as Unesco ignores risk to Westminster</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142973838/design-revealed-for-1-undershaft-london-s-tallest-skyscraper-by-the-thinking-developer-s-architect Design revealed for 1 Undershaft, London's tallest skyscraper by the "thinking developer’s architect" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-09T12:55:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T20:48:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cefsu5ravckdg74g.jpg" width="514" height="662" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a decade of outlandish proposals for the City, Parry has come up with a refreshingly blunt stick of a building for the centrepiece of the district&rsquo;s &ldquo;cluster&rdquo; of office blocks. [...] &ldquo;The thing that&rsquo;s most interesting in all this is urban design,&rdquo; says Parry, deflecting the discussion away from the fact that he is penning the City&rsquo;s tallest totem. He&rsquo;s more concerned with fixing the human experience at street level: &ldquo;The project is really all about public space.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Soon to join the "great dinner party in the sky," between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rogers Strik Harbour + Partners</a>' Cheesegrater and <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>' Gherkin, 1 Undershaft will be as tall as The Shard (the maximum height limit for the city). According to The Guardian, the building was also designed to have a triangular cap, but city planners didn't want to add to the line-up of "overt shape[s]" already crowding London's skyline.</p><p>For more current projects in London:</p><ul><li><a title="Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141841403/has-london-finally-found-a-thames-bridge-that-everyone-can-get-behind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind?</a></li><li><a title="With city's approval, London &quot;The Stump&quot; Pinnacle celebrates resurrection as 22 Bishopsgate" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141304606/with-city-s-approval-london-the-stump-pinnacle-celebrates-resurrection-as-22-bishopsgate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With city's approval, London "The Stump" Pinnacle celebrates resurrection as 22 Bishopsgate</a></li><li><a title="Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138420803/southwark-planners-nix-crude-and-literal-rocket-shaped-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats</a></li><li><a title="Arrested development: London's tallest building-to-be slated for demolition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134799180/arrested-development-london-s-tallest-building-to-be-slated-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrested development: London's tallest building-to-be slated for demolition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141841403/has-london-finally-found-a-thames-bridge-that-everyone-can-get-behind Has London finally found a Thames bridge that everyone can get behind? Nicholas Korody 2015-11-25T04:39:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T00:56:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnla9wo1rseha2gg.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You wait years for a new bridge across the Thames then three come along at once. Joining the controversial garden bridge and a plan for a crossing between Nine Elms and Pimlico, both of which have fierce opponents, comes a proposal unveiled today for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge between Rotherhithe and the Isle of Dogs in east London that hasn&rsquo;t aroused a single objection &ndash; yet. There&rsquo;s a good reason why: of the three plans, it makes by far the most sense.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p8h2rq0ylxodk8e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d094grrrz8f679e3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oq/oqh62b4mdrkyzero.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n45bs1g7fexgtq7i.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xuhwd9p06bxfrmh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/isjinipkon4apvjg.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141304606/with-city-s-approval-london-the-stump-pinnacle-celebrates-resurrection-as-22-bishopsgate With city's approval, London "The Stump" Pinnacle celebrates resurrection as 22 Bishopsgate Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T05:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T20:59:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xsoshk55l0hkkje.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of London skyline is to be dominated by a newcomer after the latest version of a tower formerly known as the Pinnacle or Helter Skelter received the green light from planners. The revived building, officially known as 22 Bishopsgate &ndash; or simply 22 &ndash; will be the tallest building in the Square Mile at 278 metres (912ft) [...]. The new design scrapping the expensive curved-glass panels at the top was the work of PLP Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134799180/arrested-development-london-s-tallest-building-to-be-slated-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arrested development: London's tallest building-to-be slated for demolition</a></p><p>Related London news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138509992/canary-wharf-may-be-host-to-western-europe-s-tallest-residential-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canary Wharf may be host to western Europe's tallest residential tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138420803/southwark-planners-nix-crude-and-literal-rocket-shaped-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southwark planners nix 'crude and literal' rocket-shaped flats</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138969169/3-00-feet-and-rising-an-aerial-video-tour-of-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3(00) feet and rising: an aerial video tour of London</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140822938/a-new-london-tube-map-shows-walking-times-between-stations A new London Tube map shows walking times between stations Nicholas Korody 2015-11-11T05:41:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T23:31:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0t/0t6a8v1ztmkqnuwa.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Transport bosses have unveiled the first official map showing the walking times between central London's Tube stations.&nbsp; The comprehensive plan highlights the time it takes to travel on foot between almost all of the stations on London&rsquo;s Underground network. [Transport for London] Chief Executive Gordon Innes said: &ldquo;The Tube is the most used transport method by visitors in London, stations for many of our top attractions are within walking distance of each other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can download the new map <a href="http://content.tfl.gov.uk/walking-tube-map.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140810831/london-garden-bridge-will-track-visitors-phone-signals-submitted-plan-says London Garden Bridge will track visitors' phone signals, submitted plan says Alexander Walter 2015-11-11T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-11T12:16:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmz1urikbygz68sk.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visitors to the garden bridge in London will be tracked by their mobile phone signals and supervised by staff with powers to take people&rsquo;s names and addresses and confiscate and destroy banned items, including kites and musical instruments, according to a planning document. [...] Caroline Pidgeon [...] said she feared the bridge was following &ldquo;a worrying trend of the privatisation of public places, where the rights of private owners trump those of ordinary people&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a 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 href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125910421/further-legal-setbacks-for-london-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Further legal setbacks for London Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137355586/cheeky-a-folly-for-london-winners-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cheeky "A Folly for London" winners announced</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140292849/london-garden-bridge-wins-new-supporters-with-revised-funding-deal London Garden Bridge wins new supporters with revised funding deal Justine Testado 2015-11-02T19:34:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T21:21:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zr6oyy78o4l898rk.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The controversial and seemingly doomed plan for a garden bridge over the Thames in London could be resurrected after the group behind the project reached an agreement with council officials over the level of public funding. On Monday...a joint announcement by Lambeth...and the Garden Bridge Trust said negotiations would resume after a deal to limit the money Transport for London (TfL) would have to pay towards construction to &pound;10m, from an original &pound;30m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a title="London's Garden Bridge endangered by public funding shortfall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Garden Bridge endangered by public funding shortfall</a></p><p><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></p><p><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></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid, Piers Gough, other leading cultural figures criticize Heatherwick's London Garden Bridge" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128643441/zaha-hadid-piers-gough-other-leading-cultural-figures-criticize-heatherwick-s-london-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid, Piers Gough, other leading cultural figures criticize Heatherwick's London Garden Bridge</a></p><p>You can find more previous news on the Garden Bridge <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139888066/mit-launches-three-year-collaboration-with-london-s-soane-museum MIT launches three-year collaboration with London’s Soane Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-27T17:57:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T23:21:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f7b98f080e0eb6510ff938b679ed2235.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The collaboration will consist of seminars, workshops, and studio classes for MIT students and potential exhibitions at MIT and the Soane Museum. This fall, the Department of Architecture is offering the program&rsquo;s first class, a reconsideration of architectural fragments [...] &ldquo;The Fragment,&rdquo; taught by David Gissen, a visiting professor in the History, Theory and Criticism program, will explore architectural monuments rendered into a fragmented, disassembled, or ruined state.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from MIT:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138497945/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-rock-print-from-eth-z-rich-and-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting across the Chicago Architecture Biennial: "Rock Print" from ETH Z&uuml;rich and MIT</a></li><li><a title="MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></li><li><a title="MIT's &quot;Placelet&quot; sensors technologize old-fashioned observation methods for placemaking" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134589596/mit-s-placelet-sensors-technologize-old-fashioned-observation-methods-for-placemaking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's "Placelet" sensors technologize old-fashioned observation methods for placemaking</a></li><li><a title="Hashim Sarkis named dean of the School of Architecture and Planning" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112259165/hashim-sarkis-named-dean-of-the-school-of-architecture-and-planning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hashim Sarkis named dean of the School of Architecture and Planning</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/139550128/curatorial-team-announced-for-the-british-pavilion-at-the-15th-venice-biennale Curatorial team announced for the British Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale Nicholas Korody 2015-10-23T04:19:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:34:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5ddd1c88efb16217b31c577ef6880fe.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The British Council <a href="http://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2015/oct/22/british-council-announces-winning-venice-proposal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> today the winning proposal for the British Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennial of Architecture: <em>Home Economics, </em>a project&nbsp;authored by the architecture writers <a href="https://twitter.com/tontita00?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shumi Bose</a> and <a href="http://www.jackself.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Self</a> alongside the architect and planner Finn Williams.</p><p>According to the curatorial team,&nbsp;<em>Home Economics</em>&nbsp;will address "the frontline of British architecture: the family home." The team plans to divide the British Pavilion into a series of 1:1 &nbsp;immersive domestic spaces, designed by a "multidisciplinary team of architects, artist, designers and developers."&nbsp;</p><p>In their proposal, the team writes, "The exhibition will ask urgent questions about the future of housing. Social and technological changes are collapsing the patterns of domestic life - but the design of the home hasn't caught up. Can the house ever escape its economic status as an asset? Should our homes still be considered private spaces? How do new types of families and households produce new spatial needs? What are the m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139458468/get-lectured-the-bartlett-fall-15 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-10-21T12:58:00-04:00 >2015-10-21T12:58:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/tahjk5iiarsw6toz.jpg" width="514" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from The Bartlett School of Architecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University College London</a>.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Chemistry Auditorium, Christopher Ingold Building at UCL: 20 Gordon St, London. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Oct 28</strong><br>Asif Khan</p><p><strong>Nov 4</strong><br>Peg Rawes</p><p><strong>Nov 11</strong><br>Fabrizio Barozzi + Alberto Veiga / Barozzi Veiga</p><p><strong>Nov 18</strong><br>James Corner / James Corner Field Operations</p><p><strong>Nov 25</strong><br>Adam Greenfield</p><p><strong>Dec 2</strong><br>Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey / O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects</p><p><strong>Dec 9</strong><br>Endo Shuhei / Endo Shuhei Architect In...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139037602/2015-riba-stirling-prize-awarded-to-the-burntwood-school-by-allford-hall-monaghan-morris 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize awarded to the Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Justine Testado 2015-10-15T16:12:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:56:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/03wp8zmtdvmaugep.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following their July announcement of the shortlist for the 2015 Stirling Prize, RIBA announced [today] the Burntwood School in Wandsworth London as the winning project. Now in its 20th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is regarded as the UK&rsquo;s most prestigious architecture prize. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), the practice that designed the all girls' school, is winning the coveted award for the first time.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wr/wradncd1gnonvtg3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c0/c0ygj6xzfmv5x6sv.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/en/enw986adxke7o37m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ou/ou0n1bvw1j3l4v6q.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l3/l3gf7ygehz4cip1z.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b6vhc63zvefl9do8.jpg"></p><p>More photos and project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2015_stirling_prize_winner/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132023950/riba-reveals-the-six-2015-stirling-prize-shortlisters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA reveals the six 2015 Stirling Prize shortlisters</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138969169/3-00-feet-and-rising-an-aerial-video-tour-of-london 3(00) feet and rising: an aerial video tour of London Julia Ingalls 2015-10-15T04:52:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T15:30:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kggspz8oi0vilqh7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"O, giddy London," Morrissey once sang about the city which has been serially (and gorgeously) aerially filmed by Jason Hawkes. Hawkes has shared his professional-grade footage from September 2015 in this video that surveys the twilit glitter of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84833004/investing-in-risk-how-the-gherkin-became-a-british-icon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Gherkin</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137426307/london-s-garden-bridge-endangered-by-public-funding-shortfall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">watery sweep of the Thames</a>, and, of course, the giddy crush of life on the high streets:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138509992/canary-wharf-may-be-host-to-western-europe-s-tallest-residential-tower Canary Wharf may be host to western Europe's tallest residential tower Julia Ingalls 2015-10-09T04:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T21:28:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nk0rg81i9cm5dgde.jpg" width="514" height="577" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developer Greenland Group has submitted plans for a 67-storey tower that would provide 869 new homes on West India Quay. If approved, the building will be western Europe&rsquo;s tallest residential building at 241m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9343/hok" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK</a>, the yet-to-be-approved tower would feature a west wing of affordable units, retail on the ground floor, and according to the rendering below, an incredible amount of sunshine:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dc/dckimkd21vsdvuh4.jpg"></p>