Archinect - News 2016-04-29T04:13:17-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london £950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London. Ellen Hancock 2016-04-28T10:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T12:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hegddv2kqpuwiy8w.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you want evidence that London&rsquo;s renters are being taken advantage of, look no further than a new social media campaign. Launched Monday, the #rantyourrent hashtag encourages London&rsquo;s overcharged and poorly housed tenants to visually detail the bad conditions they&rsquo;re expected to put up with in return for large sums of monthly rent. &nbsp; The results, detailed in a new Tumblr called Vent Your Rent, make for sobering viewing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More articles on London and the housing crisis here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942638/carsten-h-ller-to-unveil-his-arcelormittal-orbit-slide-in-june Carsten Höller to unveil his ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in June Paul Petrunia 2016-04-27T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T18:03:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gzwvhfsvinydg6h.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>H&ouml;ller&nbsp;wanted to&nbsp;show that you don&rsquo;t necessarily get to know a sculpture better by literally&nbsp;travelling&nbsp;through it; that once inside it begins to look like something else&nbsp;entirely... The Slide, a permanent fixture at London&rsquo;s Olympic Park, will give people a full 40 seconds to experience this and decide for themselves as they make their way down the 178m chute at an estimated 15mph.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941890/reearth-hortum-machina-b-goes-for-a-walk reEarth: Hortum machina, B goes for a walk Ellen Hancock 2016-04-22T14:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T17:15:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e9fe4607818669dc941684f339570f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harnessing the collective intelligence of plant behaviour, the reEarth project explores new forms of bio-cooperative interaction between people and nature, within the built environment. Echoing the architecture of Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic sphere, is both exoskeleton and ecological iconography. Its core of twelve garden modules, each carrying native British species on outwardly-extending linear actuators allow the structure to become mobile by shifting its centre-of-gravity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec0e60a09c87190e0028aaa85dc728fa.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innovation with a heart: Guto Requena's technological and emotional designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-20T20:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T22:55:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3btcb5rk4it7tlhj.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2008 the financial crisis was caused by the sub-prime property crash in the US. Today London is facing a super-prime crisis. [...] the market in London and parts of the south-east does not respond to local demand, because it is fuelled by the demands of global capital flooding into London, much of it from highly dubious sources, as the Panama Papers reveal. If London has been shown to be a hub of global money laundering, the property market is its driving force.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on London's housing crisis:</p><ul><li><a title="A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></li><li><a title="Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938943/stock-bricks-to-brutalism-housing-design-in-poplar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar</a></li><li><a title="London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></li><li><a title='Bank of England proposes new limits for "buy-to-let" landlords' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937011/bank-of-england-proposes-new-limits-for-buy-to-let-landlords" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bank of England proposes new limits for "buy-to-let" landlords</a></li><li><a title="Could a pop-up village in south-east London be the answer to the city's housing crisis? " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could a pop-up village in south-east London be the answer to the city's housing crisis?</a></li><li><a title='"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-23T07:22:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5fdlq0vj7vsr1i8.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects issued a formal <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2016/04/18/10338/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> announcing that the firm will continue to move forward, with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> acting as de facto leader.&nbsp;In addition to finishing the 36 projects they had started or had under contract before <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Hadid died</a> on March 31st, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a> will also be taking on new work. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/arts/design/grieving-and-going-forward-how-zaha-hadids-firm-plans-to-moveon.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, in addition to opening new offices in Mexico City and Dubai, the firm "also hopes to push further into aviation, having won a contract for a new airport in Beijing." In tomorrow's episode of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>,&nbsp;Schumacher will share his personal and professional reflections on Hadid's legacy, and elaborate on how he'll carry Hadid's "DNA" and his&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">p</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arametricist</a>&nbsp;ideas into new arenas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/11/112j4s8gzoylq9nn.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We want to tell the world that we&rsquo;re still a viable, vibrant address for major work of cultural importance," Schumacher told the NYT.&nbsp;&ldquo;My ambition is to become more visible as a leader of the field to clients."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u5/u5a1p433bp81m4lz.jpg"></p><p>He also stated that he wants to continue moving forward on ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square Ellen Hancock 2016-04-20T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T13:23:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04fe0518572f4ffa6ba19ba78fd2b53f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A monumental recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, has been unveiled in London&rsquo;s Trafalgar Square. The 1,800-year-old arch was destroyed by Islamic State militants last October and the 6-metre (20ft) model, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, is intended as an act of defiance: to show that restoration of the ancient site is possible if the will is there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the relating topics in this article check out these links:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us29olgfjinab11z.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941462/sam-jacob-to-redevelop-former-pub-in-shoreditch Sam Jacob to redevelop former pub in Shoreditch Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T17:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T09:41:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qjujpenghb4uhrt6.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sam Jacob Studio&rsquo;s mixed-use development in the Hoxton Street conservation area retains the fa&ccedil;ade of the Victorian pub originally on the site while creating ground-floor community facilities with an apartment above. The four-storey scheme will restore the last remaining piece of what was once a terraced street razed to the ground by bombing during the Second World War. The new block is expressed as a curved wall punctured by diamond-shaped window openings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cwadkb1r1oei5a5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwj2icg2yp2tzjsw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzg3280ywpqpt63q.jpg"></p><p>For more on Sam Jacob, or his former practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/88984344/fat-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT</a>, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88984342/fat-announces-the-end-of-its-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT Announces The End of Its Practice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58543535/wild-potter-grayson-perry-fat-design-shrine-like-cottage-in-essex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wild Potter Grayson Perry &amp; FAT Design Shrine-like Cottage in Essex</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92516/sam-jacob-lecture-at-uk-cod" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob lecture at UK/CoD</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53422775/home-truths-architects-tackle-the-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home truths: architects tackle the housing crisis</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research Ellen Hancock 2016-04-15T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T17:16:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rpnb9oihnzrsank.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications from students, academics and practitioners interested in conducting research in architecture during 2016/17.<br><br>The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship aims to support applicants in their personal, professional and academic development within the architectural field, providing an opportunity for imaginative, original research, and travel.<br><br>In 2016, one scholarship worth &pound;5,000 is available to individuals or groups of students and graduates for a period of international travel (which can be during a period of international work experience).<br><br>The RIBA Research Trust Awards are offering grants of up to &pound;10,000 each, available to support original independent architecture research by practitioners, academics and recent graduates.<br><br>The judging committee particularly welcomes applications from practice-led researchers.<br><br>The RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship is worth &pound;18,000 outside London or &pound;20,000 in London annually to a student who wis...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940643/brunel-s-thames-tunnel-transformed-into-an-underground-theatre Brunel’s Thames Tunnel transformed into an underground theatre Ellen Hancock 2016-04-14T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T12:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aae8020fc213746b86e75fa4bef7dc13.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Called the Grand Entrance Hall, the underground space &ndash; opening today &ndash; will be run by The Brunel Museum and is set to host plays, operas, concerts and even weddings. Architects Tate Harmer breathed new life into the 1843 Grade II*-listed shaft &ndash; originally designed by civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc &ndash; adding a cantilevered staircase to make the 75ft-deep hall accessible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Discover more UK content here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940510/serpentine-galleries-appoints-yana-peel-as-new-ceo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries appoints Yana Peel as new CEO</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938943/stock-bricks-to-brutalism-housing-design-in-poplar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940510/serpentine-galleries-appoints-yana-peel-as-new-ceo Serpentine Galleries appoints Yana Peel as new CEO Justine Testado 2016-04-13T15:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T08:11:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kdj3p16ybrj5oetj.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hong Kong-based philanthropist and entrepreneur Yana Peel has been appointed chief executive of the Serpentine Galleries in London. The [Serpentine's] trustees took the unusual decision to choose a fellow trustee to fill the new post. Julia Peyton-Jones, who put the institution on the international map, is stepping down as co-director this month after 25 years at the helm. Peel will work in partnership with Hans Ulrich Obrist...[who] takes on the new role of artistic director.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140080942/after-25-years-serpentine-co-director-julia-peyton-jones-is-leaving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After 25 years, Serpentine co-director Julia Peyton-Jones is leaving</a></p><p><a title="The Serpentine Pavilions from the past: Where are they now?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129738012/the-serpentine-pavilions-from-the-past-where-are-they-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Serpentine Pavilions from the past: Where are they now?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG to design 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, alongside smaller "Summer Houses" by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Kahn</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building Ellen Hancock 2016-04-12T10:23:00-04:00 >2016-04-12T11:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jq9t9zk3q4u9waj5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for London&rsquo;s first timber skyscraper were presented to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week with researchers saying natural materials were &ldquo;vastly underused&rdquo;. The design is for an 80-storey, 300m-high wooden building integrated into the Barbican complex. The tower would create 1,000 new residences. Architects&rsquo; Journal described the concept scheme as &ldquo;toothpick-like&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating articles on Archinect here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937328/a-guide-to-london-mayoral-candidates-and-their-housing-policies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A guide to London mayoral candidates and their housing policies</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is London experiencing a brick boom?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142973838/design-revealed-for-1-undershaft-london-s-tallest-skyscraper-by-the-thinking-developer-s-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design revealed for 1 Undershaft, London's tallest skyscraper by the "thinking developer&rsquo;s architect"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938943/stock-bricks-to-brutalism-housing-design-in-poplar Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar Andrew Parnell 2016-04-08T05:07:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T09:25:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0mp08g54puxx479d.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The East End of London has been associated with many things: the &ldquo;cockney&rdquo; sense of humour; colourful criminals; waves of immigration; and poverty. Not many people associate it with architecture. But it was in Poplar in the south eastern corner of the East End that I chose to do <a href="http://footprintsoflondon.com/walks/?guide=Andrew+Parnell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">my architectural guided walk</a>, called Stock Bricks to Brutalism: Housing Design History in Poplar. The reasons can be found in the great regeneration of the area&rsquo;s housing that took place in the twentieth century to address the problems of overcrowding, dilapidation, poor sanitation and bomb damage.</p><p>In this one locality, Poplar, you can trace the progression of social housing design from the end of the First World War through to the early 1980s &ndash; the days of high volume <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/690152/council-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">council housebuilding</a> in the UK &ndash; from blocks of flats of the 1920s, 1930s and 1950s built using &ldquo;stock brick&rdquo; (London&rsquo;s traditional building material made from the clay on which the city stands) to 1960s and 1970s tower and slab blocks built i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor Nicholas Korody 2016-04-06T19:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:38:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8o23qigt09yyh87h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s red-hot housing market of late is by now an international legend, drip-feeding the media with tragicomic stories of insane pricing on a weekly basis&mdash;from the $710 cupboard to the one-bedroom flat on sale for $37 million. Now a new report out this week details some of the harmful social effects that this boom in housing costs has wrought. Unsurprisingly, they are many.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This research, conducted by the think tank Centre for London, shows that the city's housing crisis is creating a massive gulf between the city's rich and poor. It's also creating an "inequality chasm" between London and the rest of the United Kingdom.</p><p>The report identifies three major trends. First, privately-rented homes outnumber owner-occupied ones, with the former growing increasingly poor. Second, while the top ten percent of British citizen are growing exponentially more wealthy, the rest of the country is getting much poorer. Third, in a reverse of historic models, poverty is becoming "suburbanized."</p><p>Read the linked article for more information on the study and what it says about life in London today.</p><p>For related Archinect coverage, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937328/a-guide-to-london-mayoral-candidates-and-their-housing-policies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A guide to London mayoral candidates and their housing policies</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could a pop-up village in south-east Londo...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-04-04T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fglpa0td2vzey9hp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Caruso St John, Stanton Williams with Asif Khan, and BIG in a team with Hawkins\Brown have been shortlisted to design the Museum of London&rsquo;s new home in Smithfields. The shortlisted teams saw off 80 entries from more than 140 practices and were chosen based on their relevant skills and experience, in particular of significant cultural projects. The competition will create a &pound;150 million new base for the Museum of London in the historic West Smithfield market.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Also selected:</p><ul><li>Lacaton &amp; Vassal Architectes with Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio</li><li>Diener &amp; Diener Architekten with Sergison Bates Architects, East Architecture and Graphic Thought Facility</li><li>Studio Milou architecture with RL&nbsp;&amp; Associ&eacute;s, Axis Architects and Alan Baxter Associates</li></ul><p>Read more articles relating to the chosen practices here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138497951/damien-hirst-s-surprisingly-restrained-gallery-space-opens-in-london-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's surprisingly restrained gallery space opens in London today</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935801/sparc-grimshaw-big-foster-partners-and-mjma-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARC, Grimshaw, BIG, Foster + Partners, and MJMA are among this week's winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937384/foster-partners-get-the-go-ahead-on-controversial-whiteleys-renovation Foster + Partners' get the go-ahead on controversial Whiteleys renovation Ellen Hancock 2016-04-01T04:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/831a0ef89b6fbd2d7d11a5be5c2373eb.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Foster + Partners&rsquo; plans for the overhaul of London&rsquo;s Grade II-listed Whiteleys shopping centre have got the go-ahead &ndash; despite opposition from locals. Westminster City Council approved the contentious scheme last night, but will now look into setting conditions concerning the scale of two residential towers that form part of the proposal, alongside a gym, hotel, cinema and new shops.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on listed projects, take a look at previous coverage here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935964/sex-pistols-graffiti-secures-famous-tin-pan-alley-building-grade-2-listed-status" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sex Pistols graffiti secures famous Tin Pan Alley building Grade 2* listed status</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good." Julia Ingalls 2016-03-31T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:05:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/sl56jl59222ee6nk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What was it like to be Zaha Hadid? From teaching to developing her vision to turning down an opportunity to work with Rem Koolhaas, in this remembrance we collect a few of Zaha's first-person writings and interviews about her life and work from her unparalleled, groundbreaking career.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On being a woman and an Arab, excerpted from <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/14/zaha-hadid-woman-arab-double-edged-sword" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>, 2012:</strong></p><p>Being an Arab woman and a modern architect certainly don't exclude each other &ndash; when I was growing up in Iraq, there were many women architects. You cannot believe the enormous resistance I've faced just for being an Arab, and a woman on top of that. It is like a double-edged sword. The moment my woman-ness is accepted, the Arab-ness seems to become a problem.</p><p>I've broken beyond the barrier, but it's been a very long struggle. It's made me tougher and more precise &ndash; and maybe this is reflected in my architecture. I still experience resistance but I think this keeps you on the go.&nbsp;</p><p>As a woman in architecture, you need confidence. Sometimes, w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937328/a-guide-to-london-mayoral-candidates-and-their-housing-policies A guide to London mayoral candidates and their housing policies Nicholas Korody 2016-03-30T20:56:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:46:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/170aspr7wxd55hyo.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Which London mayor candidate will fix the capital's housing crisis? There&rsquo;s a short answer to [that] question. It is that none of them will. There are two big reasons for that: one, there&rsquo;s only so much any mayor has the power to do about the city&rsquo;s various housing problems; two, none of the front line candidates are willing to do everything they actually could do. Housing policy is difficult stuff...</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on London's housing woes, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Could a pop-up village in south-east London be the answer to the city's housing crisis?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123892522/activism-targeting-london-s-housing-crisis-bubbles-to-the-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Activism targeting London's housing crisis bubbles to the surface</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937278/say-no-to-a-brexit-says-david-chipperfield Say no to a "Brexit," says David Chipperfield Nicholas Korody 2016-03-30T17:18:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/8763imtpoyv224u4.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&lsquo;If we accidentally complete our isolation from Europe, please don&rsquo;t let us imagine that this creates a new openness to the rest of the world &ndash; isolation is isolation. We would not only give up the distinct practical advantages of collaboration but the social, political and intellectual advantages too&rsquo;, he said. Chipperfield, who has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, has hit out at politicians for failing to articulate the cultural significance of the European Union.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more UK-specific news, take a look at some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147438358/excavating-ancient-rome-beneath-london-s-streets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Excavating ancient Rome beneath London's streets</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143664937/britain-s-last-deep-pit-coal-mine-closes-the-end-of-the-industrial-revolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Britain's last deep-pit coal mine closes &mdash; the end of the industrial revolution?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143528475/encroaching-on-the-green-belt-uk-loosens-protections-on-rural-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Encroaching on the green belt: UK loosens protections on rural land</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139550128/curatorial-team-announced-for-the-british-pavilion-at-the-15th-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curatorial team announced for the British Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937011/bank-of-england-proposes-new-limits-for-buy-to-let-landlords Bank of England proposes new limits for "buy-to-let" landlords Nicholas Korody 2016-03-29T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:40:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43lwh7r8rs6sq97c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buy-to-let landlords should face new limits on the amount they can borrow, the Bank of England has proposed. It suggested that lenders should be much stricter when deciding whether or not to grant landlords a mortgage. Instead of just taking their rental income into account, the Bank wants lenders to look at their wider financial situation as well. If adopted, the new rules could reduce lending to landlords by up to 20% over the next three years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the newly-proposed standards should "curtail inappropriate lending, and the potential for excessive credit losses."</p><p>The new strictures would take into account the costs a landlord accrues in order to rent a property, tax liabilities associated with the property, a landlord's "personal tax liabilities, 'essential expenditure' and living costs," and, in cases where it supports the loan, a landlord's extra income.</p><p>For more on the real estate landscape of the UK, check out some past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145216392/the-state-facilitated-death-of-the-council-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The (state-facilitated) death of the council house</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136203111/new-restrictions-on-public-space-in-england-and-wales-could-make-unusual-or-unpopular-behavior-criminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New restrictions on public space in England and Wales could make "unusual or unpopular" behavior criminal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130502087/the-guardian-reveals-how-developers-play-the-planning-system-to-get-around-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian reveals how developers play the planning system to get around affordable housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130268199/robin-hood-gardens-residents-dare-lord-rogers-to-spend-a-night-in-the-blighted-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936515/utopian-dreams-london-s-first-design-biennale-reveals-its-opening-theme Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme Ellen Hancock 2016-03-25T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-03-25T13:39:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/2361c19a5e7a62cdb72d55093a34c020.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s inaugural Design Biennale is set to open at Somerset House this September, based around the idea of Utopia to coincide with the venue&rsquo;s year-long events programme. The biennale is headed up by London Design Festival director Ben Evans, biennale director Christopher Turner, former editor of Icon, and London Design Festival co-founder Sir John Sorrell. More than 30 countries are taking part in the event.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Representing the UK will be the design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby best known for designing the London 2012 Olympic Games Torch and their work with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/41593210/vitra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vitra</a>. Their installation will be curated by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935964/sex-pistols-graffiti-secures-famous-tin-pan-alley-building-grade-2-listed-status Sex Pistols graffiti secures famous Tin Pan Alley building Grade 2* listed status Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T13:55:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s039x94z6f19bxpy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cartoon drawings and graffiti scrawled all over the 1970s hangout of the Sex Pistols - a former silversmith&rsquo;s workshop attached to a townhouse in London&rsquo;s Denmark Street &ndash; have helped the building be awarded Grade 2* Listed Status. The decision by the Department of Culture, Media &amp; Sport, on advice from Historic England, is a major victory in the campaign to maintain Denmark Street, known as &ldquo;Tin Pan Alley&rdquo;, which is widely seen as a spiritual home for British popular music.</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/149935882/could-a-pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-be-the-answer-to-the-city-s-housing-crisis Could a pop-up village in south-east London be the answer to the city's housing crisis? Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T04:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T13:39:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r34jesqqfeig9sgt.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rapidly rising property prices and rents, combined with the loss of social housing through right to buy, have put councils under growing pressure to find new ways to help people off their housing lists. In Lewisham one solution is a &pound;4.3m scheme to provide 24 homes and 880 sq m of business space that can be picked up and moved at a later date, allowing the council to make use of vacant brownfield land while longer-term projects are finalised.</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/149935855/the-design-museum-s-new-home-to-open-this-november-in-kensington The Design Museum's new home to open this November in Kensington Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T03:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:54:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dae72b29b1d68aedaeaa9ed8f89c7095.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The contemporary design champion&nbsp;is moving from its current location in Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building, a Grade II*-listed 1960s landmark conceived by architects RJMM. Its new home, which is being remodelled by designer John Pawson, will provide three times more space and have a learning centre, auditorium, library and a &lsquo;Designers in Residence&rsquo; studio.</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/149513997/foster-partners-unveils-future-refuelling-network-design Foster + Partners unveils future refuelling network design Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T16:24:00-05:00 >2016-03-03T16:48:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nc1w3va7dkj6nbkt.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With over half of the world's population currently living in cities, and seventy percent of it predicted to be urban by 2050, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72397/new-nissan-hq-goes-green" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nissan</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> have undertaken the design problem of creating a refuelling network that, among other things, allows electric cars to recharge wirelessly while parked in the street at night (or in work-station adjacent parking garages).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hd/hd9blll8m1vsfajb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxufiupoofqu47uq.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, David Nelson, Foster + Partners' Co-Head of design stated, "Integrating zero emission technologies into the built environment is vital in creating smarter, more sustainable cities. That commitment must extend far beyond the car &ndash; it must sit at the heart of everything we do.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5ki0ltb4hz42de4.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149356480/google-s-getting-another-london-office-designed-by-mossessian-architecture Google's getting another London office, designed by Mossessian Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-02T04:57:00-05:00 >2016-03-02T12:54:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t7/t7iy860b698lrcg8.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google has been granted planning permission for an office in the King&rsquo;s Cross area of central London. The 180,000-square-foot building, which is to be known as &ldquo;S2&rdquo;, will be designed by UK firm Mossessian Architecture. [...] It will be based near the site of the firm&rsquo;s defunct Google Glass store and DeepMind, its artificial intelligence start-up. [...] The property is expected to be completed by 2017 &ldquo;at the earliest&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news on Google's architectural exploits:</p><ul><li><a title="Is Thomas Heatherwick designing Google's London HQ?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129637458/is-thomas-heatherwick-designing-google-s-london-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Thomas Heatherwick designing Google's London HQ?</a></li><li><a title="Googleplex expansion pivots BIG and Heatherwick design onto new site " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128581551/googleplex-expansion-pivots-big-and-heatherwick-design-onto-new-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Googleplex expansion pivots BIG and Heatherwick design onto new site</a></li><li><a title="Google loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley HQ pitch" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley HQ pitch</a></li><li><a title="Critical response to Googleplex expansion focuses on suburban development, not architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122588365/critical-response-to-googleplex-expansion-focuses-on-suburban-development-not-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical response to Googleplex expansion focuses on suburban development, not architecture</a></li><li><a title="Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom Is London experiencing a brick boom? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-23T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:02:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de681f4a1442f74e0a27bbcbef59d42a.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The streets of London are slowly being infilled by brick-faced buildings characterised by flat, austere fa&ccedil;ades and a certain self-effacement that seems to bow to its predecessors, even though its scale is often a huge step up. London might be acquiring a new vernacular. [...] [Brick] is back in a big way. Manufacturers are running out of stock and there is a critical shortage of skilled bricklayers, leading to construction delays.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the elusive London style:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148738958/working-warrior-an-interview-with-katy-marks-of-citizens-design-bureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Warrior: an interview with Katy Marks of Citizens Design Bureau</a></li><li><a title='Honoring the "Maverick" British architects' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146654404/honoring-the-maverick-british-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Honoring the "Maverick" British architects</a></li><li><a title="Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a title="The (state-facilitated) death of the council house" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145216392/the-state-facilitated-death-of-the-council-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The (state-facilitated) death of the council house</a></li><li><a title="Amid London's austerity measures, &quot;defensive design&quot; becomes even more hostile" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148523133/the-conscious-cities-conference-is-fast-approaching-register-now The Conscious Cities Conference is fast approaching! Register now Archinect 2016-02-22T03:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j040wgf2hwdogor4.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The inaugural Conscious Cities Conference is a little over one week away. Happening&nbsp;at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://thecubelondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.&nbsp;Don't forget to register if you haven't yet.</p><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. The conference&nbsp;will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to thematic questions throughout the event.</p><p><strong>Professor Carlo Ratti</strong>, director of MIT's SENSEable City Lab, will deliver the keynote speech. Other confirmed speakers include:</p><ul><li><strong>Philip Tidd</strong>, Consulting Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler</li><li><strong>Dr. Jon Goodbun</strong>, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, University of Westminster</li><li><strong>Panos Mavros</strong>, res...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes "Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:22:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/ueoywb46c3m076io.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tens of thousands of hard-working families will be forced to leave their council homes and find themselves unable to afford a local alternative as a result of government plans to restrict social housing to the poorest, according to research obtained by the Observer. The devastating figures...show that almost 60,000 households in England will be unable to afford to remain in their council properties from April next year, as a result of George Osborne&rsquo;s reform, called &ldquo;pay to stay&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The economy, coupled with concerted political efforts to dismantle what's left of the welfare state, has birthed a veritable housing crisis in London and the rest of the UK. According to new figures, "<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2015/oct/23/pay-to-stay-housing-tory-policy-penalises-hardworking-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pay to stay</a>", a plan crafted by George Osborne, the Conservative MP for Tatton, will leave an estimated 60,000 English households unable to continue to afford their current council housing, worsening an already dire climate.</p><p>For more Archinect coverage of housing in the UK, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145216392/the-state-facilitated-death-of-the-council-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The (state-facilitated) death of the council house</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677142/infrastructure-or-advertisement-sky-to-sponsor-the-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Infrastructure or advertisement? Sky to sponsor the Garden Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137956953/up-to-50-of-all-renting-london-households-are-living-in-poverty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Up to 50% of all renting London households are living in poverty</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136811349/100-renderings-of-ideas-to-solve-london-s-housing-crisis-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100 renderings of ideas to solve London's housing crisis released</a></li></ul><p>And, if you're not already familiar with this visage, here's a portrait of Osborne (without his monocle, top hat, or handlebar moustache):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gpo8gtnfslxn2eem.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T18:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Graham Fink has been documenting the demolition sites of Shanghai for five years, trying to capture the state of flux during this period of rapid urbanisation. His Ballads of Shanghai exhibition is at London&rsquo;s Riflemaker gallery until Sunday.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvu4xrsuv9urlm3o.jpg"></p><p>With an eye for the juxtaposition of graphic imagery and demolition sites, Graham Fink takes fascinating images of a city under the midst of mass transformations. His camera is drawn, in particular, to remnants of street art and commercial advertisements.&nbsp;</p><p>For other depictions of the built environment, take a look at some of these featured photographers from our dedicated architectural photography series&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87542917/in-focus-andrew-prokos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Prokos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83212140/in-focus-nico-marques" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico Marques</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47288629/in-focus-brad-feinknopf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Feinknopf</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/38879033/in-focus-sam-javanrouh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Javanrouh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37361749/in-focus-franck-bohbot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franck Bohbot</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vv7w3x7xdbsgdhd5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2braaj5j4c68djyw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/seq6o4f4c1a04plz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbskusugroqwkt39.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cue86c47fs6rijj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpzdnwwwqrn44xj8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzkhz582vbv5qvfw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi91x6npudknfc1v.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147448793/register-for-the-conscious-cities-conference-featuring-keynote-carlo-ratti-of-mit-s-senseable-city-lab Register for the Conscious Cities Conference, featuring keynote Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab Archinect 2016-02-08T20:31:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T20:36:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2ng63fgfx8f5rijc.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. Taking place at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the <a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a> and <a href="http://thecubelondon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.</p><p>The collision of technology with the millennial mindset of knowledge exchange and collaboration is changing the way people work and live. As a result, architects, planners, developers and policy-makers must respond to the urgency for cities to meet these new needs by creating the right infrastructure to support growth.</p><p>Conscious Cities will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to the following questions:</p><ul><li>How does the built environment affect behavior and cognition?</li><li>How can the latest findings in n...</li></ul>