Archinect - News 2017-02-22T06:03:55-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993018/di-b-do-francis-k-r-announced-as-serpentine-pavilion-2017-designer Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designer Abigail Banfield 2017-02-21T11:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T13:25:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mobxdnf91903zwg7.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>" Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. "</p></em><br /><br /><p><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan OuwerkerkSerpentine Galleries have revealed that this year's pavilion will be designed by Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;. The pavilion's design responds to the changeable British climate, whilst being influenced K&eacute;r&eacute;'s ecological design ethos which drives his Berlin-based practice. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xosndasrhi7qqw11.jpg"></p><p>Last year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design </a>by BIG drew in huge crowds, and acted as a discussion piece throughout the summer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c10wv5md2q03c74.jpg"><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992885/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-20T14:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T14:40:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gaoqthlgg31r3s2.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As February draws to a close, we can feel spring already in the London air. If you are already full of&nbsp;'Spring Cleaning' motivation, make sure you don't miss the NLA's workshops this weekend on home improvement, featuring advice from leading architects.&nbsp;</p><p>See the month out with 'Tate Lates'; a Friday night at the Tate Modern, which promises (as always) a jam-packed evening of workshops and art, acompanyed by food, drink, and some of the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">best views in London</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8998/don-t-move-improve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don&rsquo;t Move, Improve! | 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v4/v4ntin66zsba0e3v.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: New London Architecture</em></p><p>This weekend, there is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to improve rather than move homes. The NLA have developed a day full of workshops and talks on the ways in which dwellings can be adapted, regardless of scale,&nbsp;to better fit occupants. One-on-one consultations from experts will fine-tune these ideas, and workshops and walks for all will make this family pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991757/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-13T14:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T20:02:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/mu1la9o7swn76zpo.jpg" width="650" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Talks, debates, networking, and art fill the evenings of coming week, including an interactive and immersive Saturday night at the RA, and Autodesk's Design Night at the newly transformed Design Museum. Brave the cold, and head to a talk on the future of the city, or on the future of the profession... whatever you do this week, staying in shouldn't be one of them.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, this coming weekend is the last chance to get to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a> showcase at the Design Museum before it closes on Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8811/think-drink-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Think | Drink | Architecture |&nbsp;21 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/a0/a0quom79qsve5520.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA</em></p><p>The RIBA are hosting a night for its student members to provide an opportunity to network and think about the future of the profession. Speakers include Carl Turner, <em>Carl Turner Architects</em>, and Vinesh Pomal, <em>Levitt Bernstein</em>. There is an extensive networking session following 6 quick-fire talks, which is a great opportu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990544/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-06T14:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:08:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y26hacbgwp2wz1m4.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, the focus is on the people we design for, in both a&nbsp;literal and&nbsp;figurative context; from a talk explicitly on the relationship between architect and the public, to the consideration of the concept of 'home'. Inhabitants and the public have certainly been a key focus for designers&nbsp;in recent years, and with the internet facilitating increasing feedback and conversation on projects, it is interesting to see this take centre stage through exhibitions and talks.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8852/architecture-and-citizenship-who-are-we-designing-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and Citizenship: Who are we designing for? |&nbsp;13 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yc/ycd39ld64s6nqsn0.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture continues it's theme of looking at not only what we design, but who we design for, in this talk about the relationships between architects and the public. Considering both the scale of the public users for any given project, the discussion will explore individual, family, community, city, region...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989811/1-billion-scheme-for-london-s-greenwich-peninsula-designed-by-calatrava-unveiled £1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula designed by Calatrava unveiled Abigail Banfield 2017-02-02T10:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:19:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhvb83sz2vqehqfn.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peninsula Place, part of the Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment, is a billion pound landmark building, designed by architect, artist, and engineer, Santiago Calatrava. He was joined at today&rsquo;s press conference by Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London), Peter Murray (NLA), and Richard Margree and Sammy Lee (Knight Dragon).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36fz8hu0oohbs01o.jpg"></p><p>The conference this morning took place in the Now Gallery, which is part of the Gateway Pavilions. The space, which is on the doorstep of North Greenwich tube station, was designed by Marks Barfield, and is (as described by Margree) &ldquo;a deliberate statement of intent by Knight Dragon as to what we wanted to do here, and the quality that we will bring.&rdquo; This initial building - the literal and metaphorical gateway - is one which will set the tone for the development. Knight Dragon's overarching aim for the 150 acre site is to become an attractive and thriving community of seven neighbourhoods, and is why the team approached Santiago Calatrava almost two years ago to create someth...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989343/meet-a-n-a-l-the-anarchists-squatting-a-russian-oligarch-s-london-mansion-and-housing-the-homeless Meet A.N.A.L., the Anarchists Squatting a Russian Oligarch's London Mansion and Housing the Homeless Nicholas Korody 2017-01-30T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T06:55:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czzn7z3ve0jvieh1.jpg" width="620" height="930" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A veteran group of squatters has occupied an empty &pound;15m central London property purchased by a Russian oligarch in 2014 and opened it as a homeless shelter. [...] The squatters &ndash; Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians, known as ANAL &ndash; said they entered the building through an open window on 23 January and have accommodated about 25 homeless people so far, many of whom had been sleeping rough around Victoria station.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989307/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-30T14:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:41:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wg/wggo7s133v8rtlw2.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is a chance to be inspired by the future, instead of getting caught up in the current climate. Talks and exhibitions focus on the potential found in the next generation of designers and&nbsp;of the possibilities created through&nbsp;new technology and new eyes, whilst exhibitions look at how we become who we are both personally and politically.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8884/royal-gold-medal-week-life-by-design-londown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Gold Medal Week: Life by Design London | 3 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x5/x5zc7lz67df8pfif.jpg"></p><p><em>Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Centre, Image: Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust</em></p><p>As part of the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8766/riba-president-s-medals-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Gold Medal week</a>, make sure you get to this inspiring talk from leaders in the design world. Chaired by BBC's Razia Iqbal, the speakers will introduce their careers and work to the audience, discussing&nbsp;their inspirations and paths taken on their design journey. The session promises to pass on&nbsp;advice and an exciting spark to the next generation of architects and designers.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8886/work-in-progress-2017-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work in Progress...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989228/if_do-chosen-to-design-dulwich-picture-gallery-s-summer-pavilion IF_DO chosen to design Dulwich Picture Gallery's summer pavilion Ellen Hancock 2017-01-30T04:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:33:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xh/xhpy55avx3z6fp68.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It will be a carefully proportioned rectilinear timber structure whose movable walls are translucent mirrored screens. The translucency allows for &ldquo;Pepper&rsquo;s ghost&rdquo; illusions where ghostly objects appear, transform and fade away. A cantilevered mesh roof will hang down around the gallery creating dappled sunshine on good days or a gentle waterfall along the sides in summer showers. The mirrored movable screens are a reference to Soane&rsquo;s own playful house: the Sir John Soane&rsquo;s Museum in Holborn...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ah/ahl10ox47ifxs338.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27pdwdvyhxt6j584.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kl2kgbtzijex2pw.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988719/make-s-36-storey-tower-1-leadenhall-approved Make's 36-storey tower 1 Leadenhall approved Ellen Hancock 2017-01-26T06:26:00-05:00 >2017-01-26T11:00:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r5/r5elm9t0idq94d36.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the former Foster + Partners architect Ken Shuttleworth&rsquo;s Make practice, 1 Leadenhall will have 540,000 sq ft of office space, as well as 50,000 sq ft of shops and cafes on the ground, first and second floors. A public terrace will overlook the roof of the adjacent Grade II-listed Victorian market. Construction is due to start next year and the building is expected to open in 2021.</p></em><br /><br /><p>1 Leadenhall, so named due to its location next to the historic&nbsp;Leadenhall Market, will be 182.7-metre (600ft) and 36 stories high. The &pound;400m skyscraper&nbsp;is one of the several new towers being built in the surrounding area,&nbsp;including 1 Undershaft that will be the second-tallest building in Western Europe nearly 300 meters tall and also the reworked 22 Bishopsgate or Pinnacle as it's been nicknamed.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pn19gcp0ijpwqcda.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988080/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-23T14:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-01T20:13:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ma/mai9nsvu3a5z5zb5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week brings a full diary of talks from successful and inspiring architects and theorists. Largely focusing on the question of city-living, the week's overarching theme is one of discussing the future of the way we live, and how we design our urban landscapes.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8764/lse-cities-public-lecture-building-knowledge-anupama-kundoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LSE Cities Public Lecture | Building Knowledge | Anupama Kundoo |&nbsp;24 January</a></strong></p><p>AND</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8850/the-quito-papers-towards-the-open-city-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Quito Papers: towards the open city (London) |&nbsp;31 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7u/7u18naf4s56jsgpc.jpg"></p><p><em>Image Javier Callejas&#8203;</em></p><p>LSE have started up their lecture series for the year, inviting the public to join them at their campus for talks from notable professionals in their fields. On the 24th, Architect Anupama Kundoo will discuss the issues facing those who live in cities,&nbsp; visiting key issues of resources, community and affordability. Next week's film screening and following discussion continues the theme of cities, this time focusing on the masterplanning and utopian ideals of arch...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986723/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-16T14:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yps9sv8kolfgb3g8.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week holds a fair few exhibition openings, so if your January calendar has been looking a little empty, then now is a great time to start filling it with these engaging and thought-provoking showcases.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8769/caruso-st-john-diorama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CARUSO ST JOHN Diorama | 18-25 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/sh/shaxpepc4s4lxxtv.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Caruso St John, Diorama, 2017, exhibition view, courtesy Betts Project</em></p><p>Betts Project is a gallery specialising in architecture, and aims to&nbsp;bring the field to the attention of the&nbsp;wider public. Showcasing both emerging and established architects, Betts hopes to create discussion and awareness of work and projects across all scales.&nbsp;</p><p>This exhibition is of British Architects Caruso St John&nbsp; includes 1:50 models from the practice, including those of Newport Street Gallery, for which the practice <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the Stirling Prize in 2016</a>.&nbsp;Photographs accompanying these models give an insight into the past quarter century of Caruso St John's work, and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986382/tristram-hunt-to-resign-as-mp-to-take-job-as-head-of-the-v-a Tristram Hunt to resign as MP to take job as head of the V&A Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T12:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:09:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zz/zz15iy5vh7p1iafg.jpg" width="650" height="706" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tristram Hunt, the former shadow education secretary, has announced that he will resign as a Labour MP to become the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The move, which will come with a salary of over &pound;145,000, will also trigger a by-election in Stoke, a constituency that is vulnerable to poaching by Ukip or the Conservative Party. Hunt has been vocally critical of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.</p><p>According to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/13/tristram-hunt-to-quit-as-mp-to-become-va-director" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the Guardian</em></a>, Hunt&rsquo;s appointment was a &ldquo;genuine surprise&rdquo;. That being said, higher-ups the art world have largely greeted the news warmly. Others have cause to worry: back in 2010, Hunt griped about free admission to London museums and called for reintroducing charges for national museums. But the V&amp;A has said that Hunt is &ldquo;fully committed to free museum entrance&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986180/shenzhen-s-design-society-to-feature-v-a-gallery-for-its-october-2017-opening Shenzhen's Design Society to feature V&A gallery for its October 2017 opening Julia Ingalls 2017-01-12T13:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T00:36:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2vy2ey0xx6g7imp.jpg" width="625" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As brand-new collaborations go, the Shenzhen Design Society's choice to feature London's V&amp;A gallery as part of its cultural hub opening this October isn't too shocking, unless you consider that galleries of Chinese art and photography aren't necessarily a common feature of the global art world circuit. The inclusion of the gallery is partly a tribute to the V&amp;A's numerous exhibitions that showcased Chinese culture in Europe, including one of the first exhibitions on contemporary Chinese film and photography in 2005 (!).&nbsp;According to <a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/01/03/shenzhen-design-society/#ixzz4VZcDY8bh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lonely Planet</a>, the hub's goal is to "focus on the history of groundbreaking design, with the aim of opening a dialogue on how design can be a catalyst for social change."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985475/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-09T15:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T21:16:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ha/ha6ra7vvs41u1twr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, with everyone getting well and truly&nbsp;back to work, don't forget to fill your diary with talks, opening nights, and exhibitions to keep yourself occupied. At the very least, it will help&nbsp;to bring more interesting topics of conversation&nbsp;than&nbsp;the increasingly cold weather...&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8740/new-london-neighbourhood-tour-holborn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New London Neighbourhood Tour - Holborn | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6r/6rbpyh5m6id6smrs.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: NLA</em></p><p>Crossrail will undoubtedly change the fabric of London, and how the areas around stations such as Farringdon will work and interact with the wider city. The Holborn area, neighbouring Clerkenwell, will be changed by the introduction of the new line, and it will most certainly bring a new diversity in the mix of retail, residential and workspaces.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8744/launch-of-rabbits-road-press-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Launch of 'Rabbits Road Press' Studio | 14 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p0/p0ce1056fxy8962u.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Rabbits Road Press</em></p><p>This new print and publishing studio in East London, is opening this week. To mark the occasion, the studio is inviting in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984580/stalled-out-thomas-heatherwick-s-new-bus-for-london-nixed-by-mayor-sadiq-khan Stalled out: Thomas Heatherwick's "New Bus for London" nixed by Mayor Sadiq Khan Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T19:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T15:46:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mi/mimz8nvhihlg2r7y.jpg" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Partly in order to help pay for a transit fare freeze, Sadiq Khan has&nbsp;<a href="http://content.tfl.gov.uk/tfl-business-plan-december-2016.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">halted the order</a> for the double-decker, triple-doored Thomas Heatherwick-designed "New Bus for London," which would have replaced the old fleet of Routemaster buses. Much like Heatherwick's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957070/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-blocks-extra-funds-for-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">troubled Garden Bridge proposal</a>, the costly New Bus for London was backed by former mayor Boris Johnson, whose funding policies have largely attracted more public ire than praise.&nbsp;</p><p>For more on Thomas Heatherwick: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977916/paul-goldberger-on-thomas-heatherwick-21st-century-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger on Thomas Heatherwick: "21st-Century Eames"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955298/construction-on-heatherwick-s-pier55-halted-due-to-court-order" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction on Heatherwick's Pier55 halted due to court order</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984497/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-03T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-03T14:04:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kt/ktpdgak06y4pnawx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hello 2017! Perhaps your resolution this year was to see more of London and its unique design scene? This year, with the recent additions of <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum?ukredirect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Design Museum</a>, <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newport Street Gallery</a>, and the infamous <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switch House</a>&nbsp;extension, means that there has never been a better time for design in this city and&nbsp;we can expect some incredible events in the coming year. This&nbsp;first week of 2017 is no exception, with the creative community gathering not just to look at work within a gallery, but to challenge and engage with it.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8607/teller-on-maplethorpe-photography-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teller on Maplethorpe - photography exhibition |&nbsp;Open now until 7 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/b1/b1ssuxu3hqg9pon3.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Mapplethorpe ("Madeline Stowe", 1982)</em></p><p>This exhibition, which opened in November last year and is now&nbsp;in its final week, has been reviewed as challenging and shocking, and definitely not a family friendly event. One thing is for certain, however;&nbsp;the images evoke a curiousity from within, whic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983921/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-27T12:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-29T10:54:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/dff3ujh7u25rx0mv.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the festivities of the weekend, we are now in the quiet&nbsp;'in-between week' leading up to New Year's Eve. Various tours and outside events this week will help work off those roast dinners, and let you get to know this fantastic city a little bit better. Wrap up warm, and get out there!</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8115/capturing-the-city-photography-at-the-bank-of-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England | 1 January -&nbsp;1 March</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v1/v1ygsr1ec5hzvbjq.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Walk London</em></p><p>Opening on New Year's Day, this exhibition focuses on the iconic Bank of England, and the history and activities for which the stone building is the setting. This showcase displays artefacts and photographs not normally seen by the public, and gives an insight into the inner workings of the formal establishment.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8722/the-christmas-lights-bike-tour" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Christmas Lights Bike Tour | Happening now until 6&nbsp;January 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pu/puosb4rgum2nvjka.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: London Bicycle Tour Company</em></p><p>On this guided tour you will not only get to ride around on a bike in what is quickly becom...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983469/buy-assemble-s-yardhouse-studio-for-just-150-000 Buy Assemble's Yardhouse studio for just £150,000 Nicholas Korody 2016-12-20T17:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T23:16:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36256xm0sjwxzr5q.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last year, they won the Turner Prize&mdash;the first architects to snag the coveted art prize. Now, you can own a piece of art-architecture history by buying Assemble&rsquo;s Yardhouse, the structure that formerly sheltered their workspace in east London. And it costs just &pound;150,000 (not including VAT).</p><p>The building, a modular two-storey, three-bay structure, has been disassembled and placed in storage. According to the <a href="http://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/yardhouse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">listing</a>, this was always part of the plan. &ldquo;The architects conceived the project to demonstrate how plots with short-term vacancies can be used to provide temporary workplaces, which can be demounted and reassembled elsewhere at the end of the tenancy.&rdquo;</p><p>With an interior space of 250 square meter, the colorful tile-clad studio is split into three aisles lined with studios. The center is a double-height atrium. According to the listing, the new owner could maintain the layout or devise their own.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eb/ebz38gwxmckrygh0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxjk6qikzjbt9caf.jpg"></p><p>More from Assemble:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's mo...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983263/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-19T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:22:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c17ifc21dqh8xsbe.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we come up to Christmas Day, the city of London gets&nbsp;quieter, with many focusing on last-minute present-buying, and rushing to tie up loose ends before the weekend, and making their way out of the city. For those who are still in the capital over the holidays, it is a surprisingly quiet time, and a refreshing chance to explore without all the crowds.&nbsp;Take this opportunity to visit&nbsp;exhibitions closing in 2016, if you haven't had the chance to go yet, or take friends and family on Christmas adventures in the city.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8708/volunteer-for-crisis-at-christmas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volunteer for Crisis at Christmas in London 2016 | 25 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/nw/nwi3x4v14i7qoce7.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Crisis</em></p><p>Crisis is the national charity for homeless people, working to deliver lifesaving services to those in need, and to campaign for change. Christmas is a time which is especially poignant for those without a home, so if you find yourself without plans for the 25th, why not share&nbsp;your time and skills ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983096/step-inside-the-bartlett-s-new-central-london-hq-designed-by-hawkins-brown Step inside The Bartlett's new central London HQ, designed by Hawkins\Brown Justine Testado 2016-12-16T20:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:22:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhegp5au2a4d2rer.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After calling the Wates House their home since the 1970s, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL</a> Bartlett School of Architecture celebrated&nbsp;the official opening of its newly refurbished headquarters today on 22 Gordon Street in Bloomsbury. Collaborating with the Bartlett and UCL Estates, architect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17125/hawkins-brown-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hawkins\Brown</a>&nbsp;doubled the size of the existing building to 8,500 square meters.</p><p>Preserving some of the original fabric of the old Wates House and using the&nbsp;existing structural concrete frame,&nbsp;the new &ldquo;flexible and robust&rdquo; building now includes a public gallery and provides more open working space for the school's&nbsp;1,000 students and staff.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x9/x90fo2xyit8wyehk.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m9/m98yzo9zgcpp1gwo.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l06r213hdogjr3ib.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1z/1zg7djrtbftxbz4o.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y8/y8ml169zu310va8n.jpg"></p><p>Hawkins\Brown added a fifth and sixth floor, and a main spiraling stairway within a full-height atrium. The renovation also includes double-height glazing at ground level and a new prominent entrance to create a more inviting building in its city-center location.</p><p>&ldquo;A large number of the Hawkins\Brown team are alumni of the Bartlett and have fond memories of the old Wates House,&rdquo; Hawkins\B...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982613/lifschutz-davidson-sandilands-leo-villareal-to-light-london-s-bridges-anew Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands + Leo Villareal to light London's bridges anew Justine Testado 2016-12-13T18:56:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T23:48:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79oxrbh9rhada58y.jpg" width="650" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The team led by artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands had the winning proposal in the Illuminated River design competition, which will redesign the lighting scheme for central London's bridges across the River Thames. The winners were one of six shortlisted schemes created by notable contenders such as Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Amanda Levete Architects, who all led multi-disciplinary teams with famous artists.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5365/leo-villareal-lifschutz-davidson-sandilands-team-wins-london-s-illuminated-river-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>For more about bridges on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973463/if-london-garden-bridge-is-cancelled-nao-report-says-taxpayers-could-lose-20m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose &pound;20m</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975398/next-architects-design-a-swooping-mobius-strip-bridge-for-changsha-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, China</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978839/calatrava-s-peace-bridge-in-calgary-keeps-getting-vandalized-and-the-repair-costs-are-adding-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are adding up</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982382/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-12T13:20:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:40:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzja445k2trx6536.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many in London, this is their last full week at work, meaning that there will be a lot of last minute meetings and numerous&nbsp;parties to attend in the run up to Christmas. Why not take an evening for yourself in what is (not-so-fondly) dubbed the 'silly season'? This week is a chance to visit&nbsp;some&nbsp;thought-provoking,&nbsp;future-facing exhibitions, attend a lecture, or get a glimpse of the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/gingerbread" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City</a>&nbsp;while you can (the exhibition&nbsp;closes its sticky sweet doors on the 22nd).</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8686/above-and-below-the-line-a-digital-artist-s-view-of-crossrail" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Above and Below the Line: A Digital Artist&rsquo;s View of Crossrail | Open now until 22 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/k4/k4ghx6wc1pez2pbt.jpg"></p><p><em>Illustration: Julie Leonard</em></p><p>Julie Leonard is a multi-media artist, who is known for her&nbsp;storytelling of the everyday through digital means. Drawing upon her&nbsp;extensive understanding of the built environment and the effect of infrastructure on users,&nbsp;this exhibition records&nbsp;the human&nbsp;moments and everyday situations occurring ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/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 >2016-12-09T13:38:48-05:00 <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 >2016-12-11T22:56:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djrjr217fjcmrs8t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8539/workshop-gingerbread-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8668/gingerbread-city-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/800x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/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>