Archinect - News 2016-12-09T12:34:00-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981970/plp-architecture-conceives-of-automated-underground-cartube-for-london PLP Architecture conceives of automated, underground "CarTube" for London Julia Ingalls 2016-12-08T12:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T06:38:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bz/bzkvunoulmjq5fdf.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine driving into London not on surface streets, but rather in an underground tube with automated, moving tracks designed specifically for electric cars. Like a kind of subterranean track-laden ferry, which drivers would be able to individually join and exit at numerous points, this "CarTube" concept is the work of Lars Hesselgren's research team at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84300871/plp-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLP Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/43vzmmhl4z21348i.jpg"></p><p>Although the proposal uses London as a starting point, the firm isn't limiting it to the U.K., as this <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/dec/02/cartube-tube-underground-cars-proposal-bury-traffic-next-best-thing-to-teleportation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian article</a> notes:</p><p><em>If the project&rsquo;s goal is to reduce street-level congestion, then is a city like London (which already has an extensive public transport system and congestion charge) its prime target? &ldquo;London is our case study, but chances are it will get built somewhere else where people are desperate for a solution,&rdquo; Hesselgren says, listing Mexico City, Delhi, Jakarta and Mumbai as the sorts of gridlock-heavy cities&nbsp;that could benefit from the CarTube. &ldquo;This kind of approach in those places could really make...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981477/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:51:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djrjr217fjcmrs8t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8539/workshop-gingerbread-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8668/gingerbread-city-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/800x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980644/students-explore-structural-concrete-strategies-in-weave-x-from-aa-summer-dlab-orange Students explore structural concrete strategies in “Weave.X”, from AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE Justine Testado 2016-11-29T13:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T12:22:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ho/hosoyokk77indsr8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twenty-one participants from 11 countries got to hone their skills in computational design and research during the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE</a> workshop at <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA</a>'s London campus this past July. Building upon the last two <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/447862/aa-summer-dlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> cycles, students worked side by side in researching and developing innovative architectural strategies&nbsp;to construct 3-D interwoven concrete structures. With guidance from AA Summer DLAB tutors and collaborators, students also&nbsp;applied techniques related to&nbsp;geometry rationalization, material behavior, and robotic&nbsp;fabrication.</p><p>The three-week program culminated with the creation of a full-scale, working&nbsp;prototype installation called &ldquo;Weave.X&rdquo;, which now stands on display in the midst of&nbsp;Hooke Park.</p><p>Keep reading for more about the fabrication process behind Weave.X.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qw/qw056v3gdkcrmeit.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Initial computational form-finding techniques explore the generation of a network of interwoven elements via a bundling algorithm developed in Grasshopper. The algorithm enables the user to locally different...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980489/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:32:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2kk4q8k4ilxdiao.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8647/tour-great-british-buildings-thornsett-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3n/3nbxjrmk9b7m3pgf.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z65rqrq6j8y07vw9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979654/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-21T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:05:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92itceahjaphp9fi.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preview last week</a> , the Design Museum will be opening its doors on Thursday 24th November, with some fantastic new exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Apart from this new addition to the cultural quarter,&nbsp;the week is packed full of talks and exhibitions exploring the role of the designer in our world. Whether that is the role of an architect within a place without architecture, or the role of designers in our changing capital.</p><p>If you haven't yet managed to get down to <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/kew/8047/the-hive-at-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive at Kew Gardens</a>, then this week is your last chance to see this interactive installation from artist Wolfgang Buttress as it goes into its final week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>The Opening of The Design Museum |&nbsp;3 events on&nbsp;24 November:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8625/designer-maker-user" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0n/0nzdp1wos0q94o8f.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Luke Hayes</em></p><p>The Design Museum opens its doors this week, starting as it means to go on with three great exhibitions. A permanent collection, <em>De...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979595/bdp-wins-northern-estate-programme-the-development-of-a-number-of-historic-buildings-for-the-house-of-commons BDP wins Northern Estate Programme - the development of a number of historic buildings for the House of Commons Ellen Hancock 2016-11-21T12:23:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:00:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5d3ujnpzabh5wez.jpg" width="650" height="616" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Northern Estate consists of a series of Grade I and II listed buildings, which provide office space for the House of Commons.&nbsp;</p><p>Many buildings on the estate have not been refurbished in over 40 years however they are now non-compliant with a multitude of regulatory and statutory building regulations and refurbishment has become essential.&nbsp;</p><p>15,300 sqm of office space will be restored with works due to be completed in the early 2020s.</p><p>Architect director Tim Leach said: <em>&ldquo;This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to refurbish the buildings on Parliament&rsquo;s Northern Estate, close to the Palace of Westminster and at the heart of Whitehall, to create a modern office environment and external landscape to meet the needs of the House of Commons, its MPs, researchers and supporting facilities, well into the 21st century.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Read more about more projects by BDP:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976316/boxpark-opens-in-croydon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boxpark opens in Croydon</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum Take a look inside London's new Design Museum Abigail Banfield 2016-11-18T11:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T20:45:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2i/2i3vcqrvfy985wrl.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you create a new home to house iconic and innovative design? With eyes on the final outcome, and with everyone waiting to see the unveiling of one of the most anticipated buildings this decade, we think that John Pawson, OMA, Arup, and Allies &amp; Morrison have risen to the challenge of transforming a grade II listed building into the new home of the Design Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j0/j024g8408gp9xo1n.jpg"></p><p>Yesterday was the preview of the new Design Museum in Kensington. Archinect UK was delighted to have been invited to see the grand unveiling of the building, and to get our feet inside the transformed Commonwealth Centre. The sheer gravity of the main space is enough to make this an incredible building, but, as we learn more, experience more, and see how it completely engages the user, we realise that this is a project that really doesn&rsquo;t disappoint.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6p5ht0lb2rov7e5n.jpg"></p><p>The Design Museum was founded almost three decades ago in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, and only closed at its previous space in June of this year, to make preparations for t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978603/google-moves-ahead-with-plans-for-a-massive-new-london-hq Google moves ahead with plans for a massive new London HQ Nicholas Korody 2016-11-15T14:21:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T14:53:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>More than three years ago, Google announced plans to build a massive &ldquo;landscraper&rdquo; headquarters in London. But after switching architects from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&mdash;whose plans were deemed &ldquo;too boring"&mdash;to <a href="http://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>, and following the chaos of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/774965/brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a>, the plans were up in the air. Now, <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/15/google-commits-to-massive-new-london-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Guardian</a></em> reports that Google&rsquo;s chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced that plans were going ahead.</p><p>The headquarters will be built in London&rsquo;s King&rsquo;s Cross, in between King&rsquo;s Cross station and St. Pancras. Like with the plans for Google&rsquo;s new Silicon Valley headquarters, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> will collaborate with Heatherwick Studio on the design.</p><p>"From the beginning, the project to give Google a new home in King's Cross has been extraordinary. Rather than impose a universal style on Google&rsquo;s buildings in the UK and the USA, we have tried to create an interestingness that fits the scale and the community of King&rsquo;s Cross,&rdquo; BIG and Heatherwick Studio <a href="http://www.big.dk/#news" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">state</a> in a joint press statement. &ldquo;The Silicon Valley star...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978582/cockpit-arts-building-in-camden-may-be-redeveloped-as-part-of-proposed-overhaul-of-holborn-library Cockpit Arts building in Camden may be redeveloped as part of proposed overhaul of Holborn Library Ellen Hancock 2016-11-15T12:29:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:03:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08fc0ad34279ed7c3e5b386a7e0be801.jpg" width="620" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As gentrification continues to sweep London, another of the city&rsquo;s artist studio spaces is facing redevelopment. There are plans to demolish the Cockpit Arts building in Camden, north London, although the local council intends to relocate all artists and designers to a new building on the same site. &ldquo;Camden is anxious not to lose them as they are big local employers,&rdquo; says Michael Pountney, the vice-chairman of the Holborn Library Users Group.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more news from London here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149978078/herzog-de-meuron-will-design-royal-college-of-art-s-battersea-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron will design Royal College of Art's Battersea campus</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976501/british-transport-minister-decries-cult-of-ugliness-in-brutalism-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British transport minister decries "cult of ugliness" in brutalism, modernism</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976316/boxpark-opens-in-croydon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boxpark opens in Croydon</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978374/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-14T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:47:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyajiyjyqgx94m47.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continue with the wintry, snuggly, mulled wine vibe&nbsp;this week, with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. The transformation of one of the most famous parks in the world, into this festival is a feat worth beholding, especially on the festival's&nbsp;10th anniversary.</p><p>Other events this week look into the idea of change and uncertainty (quite timely, considering recent events). Whether this is looking at the concept of 'what could have been', or hearing the stories of those who have migrated to London, this week will challenge any status quo we have left.&nbsp;</p><p>If you are at a loose end this evening, why not go to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8610/aia-uk-armstrong-pub-quiz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA quiz</a>?&nbsp;They will be making teams as they arrive, so no need to convince anyone to join.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8614/what-if-counterfactual-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What if&hellip;? Counterfactual Architectural History | 21 November</a></strong></p><p><em>See cover image</em></p><p>From films to philosophy, the question of 'what if?' can be the most haunting, yet&nbsp;enticing concept. Key mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977267/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-07T13:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T04:37:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/5844c9qp12ixwqjx.jpg" width="650" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is crammed full of creative adventures; from learning about the future of handmade crafts in London, to buying them at a Christmas market, and from open tours of the Tate, to intimate, architect-led tours of an award winning school. This week is a truly one to get excited about &ndash; we&rsquo;re just not sure when we&rsquo;ll have time to get some sleep!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8538/making-in-london-a-practical-demonstration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Making in London &ndash; a practical demonstration | 11 November</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ax/ax0q427qod11cwph.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Grant Smith</em></p><p>As part of this year's NLA WRK/LDN Insight Study, a series of lunchtime discussions will take place. These free, fast-paced talks aim to look at the impact of Brexit on London's Makers, and how London forms part of the bigger picture when it comes to creating great work, developing resilience, and attracting and retaining talent. This event in particular focuses on the diversity within manufacturing, and how this affects the surroundings.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8519/tour-tate-for-the-timid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Tate for the Timid |...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976316/boxpark-opens-in-croydon Boxpark opens in Croydon Ellen Hancock 2016-11-02T11:57:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:19:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dn/dn8e98c5f15kn6ak.jpg" width="650" height="559" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Boxpark established itself in Shoreditch in 2011 and now, after five successful years, has opened a new venue in Croydon, designed by BDP.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3wv8oegprdntuqj.jpg"></p><p>The venture is part of the council's plan to transform the borough and create new public spaces. Next to East Croydon station, the venue, like the original site, offers dining as well as space for small independent traders.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fd/fds586lswe1val7q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dy8ydpq8qp39n3g2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s5/s5dpzzim6swrns7i.jpg"></p><p>Architect director at BDP Gavin Elliott said:</p><p><em>"Shipping containers are an intrinsic component of the Boxpark brand. There&rsquo;s something quite magical about taking this mundane and ubiquitous object and turning it into something desirable and transformational. We&rsquo;re using 96 containers in total and only four of them are unaltered. The whole assembly is like a giant 3D jigsaw puzzle but the finished result looks deceptively simple.</em></p><p><em>Boxpark Croydon is a place for people. The design comes alive now it&rsquo;s occupied. It was incredible to see it over the opening weekend, at dusk, with the lights on and the music pumping. Rammed with people...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975968/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-31T14:01:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:06:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05li869ye0u71wd7.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The clocks have gone back, we&rsquo;ve had Halloween, it is well and truly &lsquo;coat weather&rsquo;, and Bonfire Night is coming fast; it&rsquo;s time to start enjoying winter traditions!&nbsp;This week, go for a first&nbsp;skate in the middle of Canary Wharf on a glowing rink, or watch fireworks over some of the most iconic buildings in the world.</p><p>This week also sees a lot of exhibitions coming to a close, including <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/fit/8329/antony-gormley-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antony Gormley&rsquo;s Fit</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/arup/7886/engineering-the-world-ove-arup-exhibition-at-the-v-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ove Arup&rsquo;s Engineering the World</a>&nbsp;, so make sure you don&rsquo;t miss out on the final days!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8537/ice-skating-at-canary-wharf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ice Skating at Canary Wharf | 4 November - 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dt/dtcarjh4rqczmg2t.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Ice Rink Canary Wharf</em></p><p>Kicking off the winter skating season is Carnary Wharf&rsquo;s &lsquo;Luminocity&rsquo;. This ice rink will be illuminated from below with more than eight kilometres of LED lighting beneath the ice. The immersive and enchanting experience is all the better for being set within Canary Wharf, which is beautiful at night with its lig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975487/construction-of-the-pinnacle-to-continue-despite-referendum-result Construction of the 'Pinnacle' to continue despite referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-10-27T14:12:00-04:00 >2016-10-27T14:12:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/poy0vt41yymo25zg.jpg" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now known as 22 Bishopsgate &ndash; its address near Liverpool Street station &ndash; the building will be the tallest in London&rsquo;s financial district and is being developed by AXA Investment Managers Real Assets. The building will be 278 metres tall, 10 metres lower than the original design that was first outlined almost 10 years ago. Construction came to a halt five years ago...but AXA IM said it had continued with the foundations and expected to complete the building in 2019.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news stories here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149975149/third-runway-at-heathrow-gets-the-go-ahead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Third runway at Heathrow gets the go-ahead</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149974483/british-construction-criticised-for-lack-of-innovation-by-government-report" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British construction criticised for lack of innovation by government report</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149973463/if-london-garden-bridge-is-cancelled-nao-report-says-taxpayers-could-lose-20m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose &pound;20m</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149971060/apple-plan-to-open-a-huge-campus-in-london-s-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple plan to open a huge campus in London&rsquo;s Battersea Power Station</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974999/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-24T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T23:48:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nv/nvfl86cruqra7ji2.jpg" width="650" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spend this week exploring exhibitions; whether the work is that&nbsp;of an artist at their prime, a concept drawing from a student, or appreciating the forgotten modern dwellings in historical Highgate, this week is a celebration of hard work and&nbsp;creative pursuits. And, as we move into the end of October, don't miss the opportunity to give yourself a fright with a Halloween tour of historic London.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8502/uniqlo-tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uniqlo Tate Lates | 28 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/lyvfv17xjuq4qqym.jpg"></p><p><em>'Hackoustic', image: Axel bluhme</em></p><p>Opening up the gallery to the post-work crowd, the Tate Modern's new monthly event will bring art, talks, music, workshops, and food to Friday evenings. This month, take the opportunity to see something different, from film and music to iconic artists, there is so much to see. To honour this new series,&nbsp;the Tate has even created a new cocktail, which will be served on&nbsp;the viewing level of the new extension, the Switch House, bringi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974055/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-17T17:06:00-04:00 >2016-10-23T23:23:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j6/j6wvdotr6e0ngn5t.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, there are plenty of opportunities to look at architecture's origins, both collectively and personally. Whether you admired the experimental, striking work of Cedric Price as you first explored an architectural career, or whether this spark was born from playing <em>The Sims</em>, this week is a chance to reflect and question your origins.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8464/lygia-pape-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lygia Pape Exhibition | 22 October - 19 November</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/oi/oi3gazw5foapzv1i.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Tt&eacute;ia 1C, 2001/2016, by Lygia Pape. Image: Ken Adlard</em></p><p>What is architecture without light? Neo-Concrete artist Lygia Pape's work is well know for its take on light; showing the subject as both medium and focus. This exhibition will showcase her talent for representing concepts of expression and relationship between reason and nature through geometric forms.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8468/exhibition-cedric-price-memory-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedric Price Works&nbsp;1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective | Open now until 29 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/68/68oj8zrrfkp44i6g.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Cedric Price Estate</em></p><p>Cedric Price studied at t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973463/if-london-garden-bridge-is-cancelled-nao-report-says-taxpayers-could-lose-20m If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose £20m Justine Testado 2016-10-12T19:58:00-04:00 >2016-10-12T19:58:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q2dof001mkdh8owd.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ministers have repeatedly given more public money to London&rsquo;s planned garden bridge, despite official advice against doing so, and risk losing more than &pound;20m if the controversial project is cancelled, according to a report from the National Audit Office...The Garden Bridge Trust has yet to secure the necessary sub-lease on the area of the South Bank where the bridge will land, the report notes, while the main contractor [is] on standby and construction has been delayed for at least 18 months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For previous news on this ongoing struggle:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957070/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-blocks-extra-funds-for-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London mayor Sadiq Khan blocks extra funds for garden bridge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></p><p><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></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973352/want-to-live-and-work-in-richard-rogers-wimbledon-house-apply-to-harvard-s-new-richard-rogers-fellowship Want to live (and work) in Richard Rogers' Wimbledon House? Apply to Harvard's new Richard Rogers Fellowship Nicholas Korody 2016-10-12T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-10-15T22:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fz/fzq35ky7ul1m3gj3.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Wimbledon House, a landmarked building designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s, has been donated to Harvard Graduate School of Design and will host a new research residency program. Dubbed the Richard Rogers Fellowship, the program is open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in fields related to the built environment.</p><p>Accepted applicants, pooled from an international open call, will inhabit the Wimbledon House for three months. Harvard will provide travel expenses to London and a $10,000 USD prize. The residency is intended to foster research around alternative and sustainable futures, in line with Rogers&rsquo; own cross-disciplinary, research-driven practice.</p><p>The house, a bright yellow modern masterpiece, was originally designed for Rogers&rsquo; parents. It will also serve as a venue for lectures and events in 2017.</p><p>Applications for the residency are due by November 28, 2016 and winners will be announced in early December.</p><p>For more information on the Fellowship, head...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972968/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-10T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T23:48:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3h7enzkh14seyghz.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is one of the first in&nbsp;the&nbsp;season to demand a coat. With nights starting to draw in, the temperature dropping, and with many galleries and events opening later in the evenings, now is the perfect time to replace parks with free exhibitions. This year&rsquo;s <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7892/jeff-koons-now-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize winning project</a> is one such gallery to visit on a cold, windy October day.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8423/bj-rk-digital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bj&ouml;rk Digital | Open now until 23 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/81/8122f1xgv3so6ylz.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Somerset House</em></p><p>For fans of both Bj&ouml;rk and Virtual Reality technology, this exhibition hits all the right notes. Somerset house is hosting the European premiere of this unique and experiential showcase; a collaboration from leading visual artists and programmers and iconic performer, Bj&ouml;rk. The latest VR software and techniques are used to create a more personal, &lsquo;futuristic&rsquo; experience of an exclusive&nbsp;performance by the Icelandic singer at the Royal Albert Hall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8419/hyundai-commission-philippe-parreno-anywhen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyundai Commission: Philippe ...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972230/ucl-unleashes-an-autonomous-roving-garden-sphere-for-london UCL unleashes an autonomous, roving 'garden sphere' for London Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-05T13:25:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:29:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6b5hip6lwjbis1dx.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Therefore, our general theme and approach in this set of projects is that plants should become part of our society as well as self-reliant, and be given the ability to autonomously interact and walk with us. [...] The prototype is seen as a larger scale architectural improvement. With the reduction of gardens as years pass on, the design represents a depleted Earth as it is regenerating and given new life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Watch the making of the "garden sphere", Hortum Machina, B below:</p><p></p><p>First unveiled in April of this year, the Hortum Machina, B project is designed by architects William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio at the UCL's&nbsp;Bartlett. Covered in <a href="http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/autonomous-garden-sphere-ro7lls-ar7ound-sea7rch/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GCR</a>, the "autonomy" is derived from the plants inside the sphere: "although flora lack nervous systems 'they can, much like animals, become electro-chemically stimulated by (their) environment'.</p><p>The designers have wired these botanical reflexes into the control-loop of the sphere&rsquo;s 'autonomous robotic ecosystem', thereby allowing for autonomous travel. In fact, the plants are able to move the exoskeleton 'collectively and democratically'."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146283620/ucl-researchers-present-a-new-kind-of-self-cleaning-nano-engineered-window" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window</a></li><li><a title="Forget ball pits &ndash;&nbsp;Amazon is growing over 3,000 plant species to fill its new downtown Seattle HQ" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958698/forget-ball-pits-amazon-is-growing-over-3-000-plant-species-to-fill-its-new-downtown-seattle-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget ball pits &ndash;&nbsp;Amazon is growing over 3,000 plant species to fill its new downtown Seattle HQ</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Biophilia&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128868346/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-biophilia-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Biophilia" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="Problem Plants - Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119070528/problem-plants-weeds-in-ecology-art-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Problem Plants - Weeds in Ecology, Art and Culture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971768/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-03T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/34mkxr7cupcsecbm.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, the focus is on the hard stuff: concrete. Whether that is exploring the Barbican Centre's towering volumes, listening to the author of Concretopia, or learning about two award-winning projects who use concrete in an elegant way, there's plenty of ways to fall in love with the material.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8362/barbican-open-fest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barbican Open Fest | 8 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yn/ynmrhlv4ta1dcbgk.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Barbican Open Fest</em></p><p>Theatre, yoga, dance, art markets and workshops&nbsp;all combine to make Barbican Open Fest. Organised to give the public a chance to gain an understanding of the range of creative things the Barbican Centre does, the festival will include both free and ticketed events. Visit this iconic development to see&nbsp;screenings of films, live music, and dance alongside other workshops and&nbsp;activities.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8364/wandsworth-annual-artist-open-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wandsworth Annual Artist Open House | 8-9 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9v/9vtt99cnk97usvci.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Wandsworth Artist Open House</em></p><p>Throughout the Wandsworth area, artists will be opening their studio do...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971225/mayor-of-london-launches-probe-into-the-impact-of-foreign-investment-in-city-s-real-estate Mayor of London launches probe into the impact of foreign investment in city's real estate Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-10-03T00:11:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uw/uwg6dsqt52iy84zf.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London mayor Sadiq Khan is to launch the UK&rsquo;s most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment flooding London&rsquo;s housing market, amid growing fears about the scale of gentrification and spiralling housing costs in the capital. Khan said there are &ldquo;real concerns&rdquo; about the surge in the number of homes being bought by overseas investors, adding that the inquiry would map the scale of the problem for the first time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966148/as-a-new-class-of-super-rich-investors-displace-the-traditional-elite-average-londoners-are-pushed-further-and-further-outside-the-city-limits" target="_blank">As a new class of super rich investors displace the traditional elite, average Londoners are pushed further and further outside the city limits</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955774/overcrowding-on-london-s-canals" target="_blank">Overcrowding on London's canals</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971060/apple-plan-to-open-a-huge-campus-in-london-s-battersea-power-station Apple plan to open a huge campus in London’s Battersea Power Station Ellen Hancock 2016-09-28T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-10-07T01:11:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xwmca4n8i4sf7xq6.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Apple will open a mega-campus inside London&rsquo;s Battersea Power Station in a major boon for the developers behind the Grade II-listed building&rsquo;s regeneration. The tech giant will take over 500,000 sq ft of the power station&rsquo;s Boiler House, spanning six floors. Around 1,4000 staff are expected to move into the Apple campus in 2021.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a look back at Archinect's coverage of the Battersea Power Station development:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/115127457/first-images-of-big-s-malaysia-square-in-london-s-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First images of BIG&rsquo;s Malaysia Square in London&rsquo;s Battersea Power Station</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/113589063/big-appointed-to-design-public-square-for-revamped-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG appointed to design public square for revamped Battersea Power Station</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/69263330/architects-imagine-a-battersea-power-station-rollercoaster-conversion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects imagine a Battersea Power Station rollercoaster conversion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970752/engineering-giant-arup-announces-imminent-layoffs-following-brexit-vote Engineering giant Arup announces imminent layoffs following Brexit vote Nicholas Korody 2016-09-26T17:27:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T22:55:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l7xltwerj1b9c1gp.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Article 50 still hasn&rsquo;t been triggered, but the fallout from Brexit is already impacting the UK and its economy. And, as many predicted, architecture isn&rsquo;t immune to its effects. In one of the first major post-referendum announcements pertaining to the discipline, engineering giant Arup has stated that it will lay off up to 10% of staff at its London Buildings Division.</p><p>As reported by the <a href="http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/arup-plans-redundancies-uk-a7fter-b7rexit-v7ote/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Global Construction Review</a>, the multi-disciplinary firm will cut some 90 jobs. Final decisions will be made by the end of next month. This falls in line with predictions that the construction industry will be among the hardest hit in the aftermath of the June 23rd decision. Uncertainty hovers over many big projects in the capital, such as the planned skyscraper known as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/638116/the-pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Pinnacle</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3b/3bb2zptb4z9unvvi.jpg"></p><p>In an email sent to staff and quoted by the Global Construction River, Nigel Tonks, head of Arup&rsquo;s Buildings London office, states: &ldquo;We are seeing signs of delays in investment decisions, particularly in the commercial s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970651/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-26T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T23:03:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e5/e5tcdlk3pnysj4bj.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, plunge yourself into the art world with opening shows, private views and controversial subjects all on offer in <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>. Works on display throughout the exhibitions seek to challenge the viewer, and in the case of Guerrilla Girls, bring about big, tangible&nbsp;change through art.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, this week is one of the last chances to visit the incredible&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion by BIG,</a> if you haven't already, ahead of its closure on the 9th October.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8322/silhouettes-and-shadows-david-bowie-remembered" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silhouettes and Shadows: David Bowie Remembered |&nbsp;Open now until 26 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rt/rtuag61zynuma203.jpg"></p><p><em>Bowie on the album cover of "Heroes", image: Masayoshi Sukita</em></p><p>David Bowie has been celebrated widely in London since his death at the beginning of this year. This exhibition remembers the star through&nbsp;photographs and&nbsp;accompanying stories from the photographers who knew and worked with him over the years. Including previously unseen prints, this exhibition seeks to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969592/the-search-is-on-for-the-uk-holocaust-memorial-design-team The search is on for the UK Holocaust Memorial design team Justine Testado 2016-09-20T18:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:20:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zm72axbfbs8x6u1u.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain may soon have its own national memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims and survivors. Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced the official launch of the [UK] Holocaust Memorial international competition...The winning team will design the new Memorial and a below-ground public Learning Centre located beside Parliament in London's Victoria Tower Gardens. Plans for the memorial competition were first revealed by David Cameron this past January.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113367275/proposal-for-the-future-of-auschwitz-birkenau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969280/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-19T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:03:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/em/emywwwsujqlo6slw.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week&rsquo;s picks come with an energy and collaborative passion which is so&nbsp;characteristic of this time of &nbsp;year. With the London&nbsp;Design Festival raging on and the anticipation&nbsp;of a new season hanging thick in the air, it seems as though London has started afresh, seemingly recovering from the events of this summer. Walking around the city, and at events,&nbsp;it is hard to not feel that same energy buzzing all around.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s latest happenings</a> and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8277/turner-prize-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize 2016 | 27 September - 2 January 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ew/ewum7jniwxf8libb.jpg"></p><p><em>Assemble's Sugar House Studios, Turner Prize Winners, 2015. Image: Assemble</em></p><p>The Turner Prize, founded in 1984, is a celebration of artists under 50 years old who have created &ldquo;an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding&rdquo;. &nbsp;Past winners have included Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Richard Long, and <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>This year&rsquo;s panel comprises of esteemed directors and cur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968710/the-architecture-of-grief-inside-oma-s-an-occupation-of-loss The architecture of grief: inside OMA's "An Occupation of Loss" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-15T13:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T00:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ts/tswbv7e60ow119fu.jpg" width="650" height="511" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In OMA and artist&nbsp;Taryn Simon's&nbsp;"An Occupation of Loss," professional mourners create unique performances of grief into an enormous sculpture of eight 45 foot concrete inverted wells that act as "a discordant instrument." It's not just for professional criers: during the day, visitors are encouraged to interact with the sculpture, exploring their own grief while recordings of the previous evening's performance are played in the background.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/883d428glpzlqbvt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7d/7dx4qdjwf6q9qxbo.jpg"></p><p>On display at the&nbsp;Park Avenue Armory&rsquo;s Wade Thompson Drill Hall through September 25th, the sculpture will be moved to the Artangel in London next year.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c8/c84rsqebewx8euu3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr701yjn8z3qm4xf.jpg"></p><p>As OMA's Shohei Shigematsu noted,&nbsp;&ldquo;The design was sonically-motivated, focusing on the performative act of loss&nbsp;rather than its physical manifestation, which has been historically marked by multiple scales &ndash; from tombstones to the World Trade Center Memorial. The industrial wells were configured into a readymade ruin that responds to both personal and monumental dimensions."</p><p>For the latest on OMA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966545/oma-mad-herzog-de-meuron-among-2016-designs-of-the-year-architecture-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OM...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967050/designjunction-brings-immersive-design-experiences-and-its-first-open-air-party-to-king-s-cross designjunction brings immersive design experiences and its first open-air party to King's Cross Sponsor 2016-09-13T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T14:22:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg" width="650" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fx/fxixoae09afuuwuf.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>designjunction</strong></a> (22 &ndash; 25 September) is set to transform its new home in King&rsquo;s Cross into one destination full of immersive design concepts and stimulating experiences.</p><p>On Wednesday 21 September designjunction will host its first open-air party on Granary Square alongside headline partner Dezeen, and sponsored by EIZO. Expect street food from Real Food Festival, pop-up bars and live DJ sets from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Adventures in Paradise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54qvy8fu694fk1s5.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the show, the centrally located Granary Square will be home to eight giant Monopoly-style houses, filled with conceptual installations, creative projects and live activities.</p><p>Presenting its SmartHouzz concept, Houzz will demonstrate how to maximise urban living space through smart design, smart use of space and smart technology. Leading high-end kitchen and bathroom manufacturer, Dornbracht, will create an immersive installation &ndash; the Dornbracht Water Experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doq28ospidh1e74p.jpg"></p><p>Specialising in visuall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968025/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-12T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:50:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ir/ir83g8nbwe7ivr8a.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London Design Festival hits the city&nbsp;this week, bringing together all of the design events under one name. This year, the overarching theme is&nbsp;<em>London Is Open</em>; international designers shown throughout the festival emphasise that this city is one greatly influenced by diversity. With the Design Biennale events, exhibitions, and the Open House Weekend all falling within the next fortnight, our main task is&nbsp;to work out when we will be able to grab some sleep...</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8221/london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>London Design Festival | 17-25 September</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/py/pyeffha3bk3afg3c.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Alison Brooks Architects</em></p><p>London Design Festival celebrates London's best designers&nbsp;as well as bringing together the biggest events in the arts and design field, including London Design Biennale (Somerset House), 100% Design (Olympia) and London Design Fair (Old Truman Brewery).&nbsp;</p><p>Since 2007, the London Design Festival has commissioned the world&rsquo;s biggest designers and artists to create ...</p>