Archinect - News 2017-01-16T08:19:08-05:00 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 >2017-01-13T12:35:12-05:00 <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 >2017-01-12T13:45:06-05:00 <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://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> 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>