Archinect - News 2016-06-30T20:51:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149955151/julia-peyton-jones-discusses-her-legacy-and-leaving-the-serpentine-gallery Julia Peyton-Jones discusses her legacy and leaving the Serpentine Gallery Ellen Hancock 2016-06-30T11:45:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T11:45:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0a9c86b8adec0639101b2d322d0eb95.jpg" width="514" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The London art world won&rsquo;t be quite the same after July 8. That&rsquo;s the day Julia Peyton-Jones is finally taking her leave of the Serpentine Gallery&nbsp;where she has been director since 1991. Over 25 years, she has overseen a programme that, bearing in mind the organisation&rsquo;s relatively diminutive scale, has punched well above its weight with exhibitions that have included everything from Helen Chadwick&rsquo;s unforgettable bubbling chocolate fountain to Marina Abramovi&#263;&rsquo;s 512 hour-long performance piece.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating articles here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950793/inside-barkow-leibinger-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Barkow Leibinger's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950420/twists-and-turns-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses-on-archinect-sessions-67" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twists and Turns: BIG's Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses on Archinect Sessions #67</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Possibly the Serpentine's most impressive pavilion yet": Olly Wainwright on BIG's Serpentine Pavilion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954309/reminder-the-2016-aa-summer-dlab-orange-application-deadline-is-july-11 REMINDER: The 2016 AA Summer DLAB: ORANGE application deadline is July 11! Sponsor 2016-06-29T15:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T15:17:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/nd6091mfozlq4wg0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4y/4yeri5eczuzwnhwt.png"></strong></em></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6khvffokapou0u0x.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/br/brnmz0ta4he57ju1.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954556/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-06-28T12:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T12:21:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3zo8prnd0c0wczp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's been a strange week. With London still in shocked disbelief after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the referendum result</a>, it&rsquo;s probably better to channel our energy into something a bit more positive, and to focus on what can be created in our vibrant city. The week ahead holds lots of community based events, focused on bringing people together and creating all-inclusive developments and spaces. As an ongoing theme in London's architecture circles, the importance of community is central to any good proposal or idea.</p><p>It is also worth noting that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953213/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">many degree shows</a> are still open, and their optimistic design and positive energy is not only refreshing, but what I feel everyone needs a bit of right now.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with the city&rsquo;s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7825/what-is-community-powered-by-pechakucha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What is Community? Powered by PechaKucha | June 28</a></strong></p><p>This event is a great opportunity to hear about ideas surrounding community improvement in a light-hearted setting. Hosted by the NLA and Bespoke, it is sure to be ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5ovlsly4ml7k6ng.jpg" width="514" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RIBA President Jane Duncan said:</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;The RIBA is a global organisation that supports its members, validates schools of architecture and champions the importance of a quality built environment around the world. UK architecture talent is incredibly resilient and we will continue to ensure that our profession has a bright future, whatever the operating environment.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Clearly there is uncertainty about the timescales and impact on a range of issues important to our industry including free movement in the EU for architects as well as students, trading and material sourcing, inward investment relationships, EU procurement rules and the effect on the construction sector if restrictions are placed on EU migration.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;In common with other UK businesses and organisations, the RIBA is assessing the short and longer term effect of the withdrawal on our members and the Institute and we will provide further guidance in due course.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Most importantly, we will work with colleagues in industry and government t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result Architects react to shocking EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T11:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T06:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogtzjyn0r9soc39l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the progress we have made will now be put on hold and the government&rsquo;s attention will be diverted while we try and work out how to deal with Brexit. - Rob Naybour, Weston Williamson + Partners</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today marks a historic turning point for the UK and European Union - the UK has voted to quit the EU. What lays ahead no one is really sure; Cameron has already resigned this morning and discussions for a second Scottish referendum have begun.&nbsp;</p><p>The majority within the architecture industry have strongly and vocally supported the Remain campaign celebrating the integral role the EU has played in inspiring and funding creative projects, free movement and the benefits of an internal single market. Most importantly community; a community based on respect and support that derived from the desolate situation after World War Two that at its core believed in humanity.</p><p>The referendum has revealed some alarming results about the state of the UK, a very clearly divided country. However the decision has been made and we must now face up to these consequences, we must now address what kind of a nation we want to be.</p><p>We asked top architects for their reactions to the result and how they think it wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953636/the-most-useless-totem-pole-of-mayoral-hubris-oliver-wainwright-rides-the-arcelormittal-orbit "The most useless totem pole of mayoral hubris": Oliver Wainwright rides the ArcelorMittal Orbit Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T18:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T18:47:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkzxi2f15oq2q565.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Never has an attraction promised so much yet delivered so little. It was the roller coaster without a ride, the helter skelter without a slide, a &pound;20m mountain of steel leering above London&rsquo;s lean Olympic stadium as a mocking monument to the vanity of the city&rsquo;s former mayor, Boris Johnson, and its funder, the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal [...] As Guy de Maupassant said of the Eiffel Tower, being inside the Orbit is the best place to be &ndash; because it&rsquo;s the only place you don&rsquo;t have to look at it</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ouch.</p><p>Yet, it's not all bad: "...when you&rsquo;re hurtling down through the structure&rsquo;s contorted loops on the new corkscrew slide that opens this weekend, all this can be momentarily forgiven," opines Wainwright.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942638/carsten-h-ller-to-unveil-his-arcelormittal-orbit-slide-in-june" target="_blank">Carsten H&ouml;ller to unveil his ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in June</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133418255/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-wrap-world-s-longest-tunnel-slide-around-the-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-in-london" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125208041/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-install-massive-slides-on-london-s-hayward-gallery" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to install massive slides on London's Hayward Gallery</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/23066079/carsten-h-ller-is-installing-a-slide-at-new-museum" target="_blank">Carsten H&ouml;ller Is Installing a Slide at New Museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953213/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-06-22T12:51:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T12:18:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9djt5ylgvdthvh35.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It is now officially the start of summer and although as always the UK weather is rather tempestuous, this week&rsquo;s London picks, come rain or shine, are guaranteed to cheer you up. Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed.&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with the city&rsquo;s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p>For this week's event picks, contributor&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/abigailbanfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abigail Banfield</a>&nbsp;shared her suggestions:</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7782/london-festival-of-architecture-virtual-reality-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Virtual Reality &amp; The Built Environment | June 22</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/an/ang95c7n9gxkcwx5.jpg"></p><p>This is an opportunity to learn more and to see a demonstration of how virtual reality is becoming more of an integral part of the architectural field. This technology has the potential to transform the way that design decisions are made, and how the public are able to interact with schemes in early stages. This is an open &amp; free event from VMI studio ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953176/tell-us-what-does-the-eu-referendum-means-to-you Tell us what does the EU referendum means to you Ellen Hancock 2016-06-22T11:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T02:11:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7oes5siqyyqrbcy.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a recent poll by the AJ 78% of architects want Britain to remain in the EU. &nbsp;In May David Chipperfield, Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, and Thomas Heatherwick were among many prolific industry professionals who vocalised their decision to back the remain campaign with an open letter published in the Telegraph.&nbsp;</p><p>With less than 24 hours before voting begins is this percentage still the same? &nbsp;How will the referendum and aftermath affect the industry? And why are you voting to remain or leave? We want to know what you <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/archinect.com/forms/d/1KGDiiSRkf7wdJoaKD9gWVzeVcAnXkvabDXWUx1LbL_4/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">think.</a>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952961/bfi-giveaway-win-two-tickets-to-transport-as-architecture-ballard-to-banham BFI Giveaway - Win two tickets to "Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham" Ellen Hancock 2016-06-22T04:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T20:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qb6zyxgigzeg6uxh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Reflecting on TV's role in British architecture the BFI is running 'Architecture on TV'. &nbsp;"<em>TV has not only provided a platform for these commentators but played a pivotal role in broadening architecture&rsquo;s audiences and engaging the public in debate. "</em></p><p>We are giving away two tickets to the final event&nbsp;"Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham"</p><p><em>The season rounds off with a unique J.G. Ballard double bill which sees the author deconstruct the beauty and menace of motorised society in <strong>Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham;</strong> this event will be introduced by journalist <strong>Paul Morely </strong>who appears alongside <strong>Ballard in The Thing is... Motorways (C4, 1990)</strong>. In addition to Ballard&rsquo;s thoughts on the utopian sentiments behind motorways and service stations, Reyner Banham pays tribute to LA and its freeways in <strong>Reyner&nbsp;</strong><strong>Benham Loves LA </strong>(BBC, 1972).&nbsp;</em></p><p>To enter simply fill out this <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XFd9-RYvnKtXjwjnD_fSRx0jEC4OPHv7XQI2-pyAUQ4/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a>&nbsp;by the deadline <strong>Monday 27th June 12pm. </strong>Best of Luck!&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952948/the-genesis-of-tate-modern The genesis of Tate Modern Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehj6k1jda1kv9gig.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we first visited Bankside Power Station for the original Tate Modern competition in 1994, it seemed like the castle in Sleeping Beauty &ndash; an enormous urban mountain that was completely overgrown, surrounded by barbed wire and prickly roses, as if protecting the hidden beauty inside. It seemed dangerous. It is totally unimaginable now, but this was a huge chunk of the city that was totally excluded from public life, set back behind high walls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more on the Tate Modern:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952024/we-can-t-sneer-at-developers-herzog-de-meuron-examine-london-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We can't sneer at developers": Herzog &amp; de Meuron examine London's future</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension A look around the new Tate Modern extension Ellen Hancock 2016-06-20T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T15:57:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm7prwiorb8u19ku.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The original Tate Modern redevelopment was started in 1995 and since opening in 2000 has become the most popular gallery in the world. It made sense then for Herzog and De Meuron to return and finish the job. Their architectural evolution and legacy is now embedded in the London skyline, as is their success.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/detb0fq5umh8wyvz.jpg"></p><p>The synergy between the buildings, old and new, is remarkable and assisted satisfyingly by the graphic identity from British designer Peter Saville. The space is incredibly successful as an art gallery but also as an architectural performance; there are continuous structural accents inviting you to explore the sensuality of the space. From the inside the lattice brickwork is a welcome and original delight that insists on further inspection and accordingly reveals disguised benches bracketed into the window, ostensibly waiting for you all along.&nbsp;It is easy to navigate your way through the building but also extremely satisfying to get lost in it.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s041geaamzcwsdv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okt5vi2pgfeoof01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ny/nyup28ksysfj8cds.jpg"></p><p>Offering almost certainly one of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective "So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T19:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:44:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d12bqqbidd2i9xtz.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;He was so much more than an engineer,&rdquo; says the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Zofia Trafas White, who co-curated the show with Maria Nicanor. We are walking through a corridor of the Dane&rsquo;s dreamy doodles, which forms a slightly surreal start to the show [...] &ldquo;Designing,&rdquo; Arup said, &ldquo;is defining a sensible way of building.&rdquo; Noticeably, all the projects on show trumpet their engineering credentials at full volume, as the (seemingly) logical expression of how they were made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on Ove Arup and his firm, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a" target="_blank">Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&amp;A</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144962617/our-cities-must-adapt-to-climate-change-and-growing-populations-within-a-single-generation-according-to-the-head-of-arup" target="_blank">Our cities must adapt to climate change and growing populations within a single generation, according to the head of Arup</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109894274/arup-germany-solarleaf-studio-tamassociati-and-elemental-win-in-2014-zumtobel-group-award" target="_blank">Arup Germany/SolarLeaf, Studio Tamassociati, and Elemental win in 2014 Zumtobel Group Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136423345/grimshaw-and-arup-release-designs-for-new-high-speed-rail-hub-in-central-london" target="_blank">Grimshaw and Arup release designs for new high-speed rail hub in central London</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952024/we-can-t-sneer-at-developers-herzog-de-meuron-examine-london-s-future "We can't sneer at developers": Herzog & de Meuron examine London's future Julia Ingalls 2016-06-16T12:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vhqg44abu0eyo83w.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In London, though the Tate is now finished, there is other work to be done... "We can&rsquo;t sneer at developers," says Herzog. "They are the ones who will increasingly dominate the shaping of our cities. But we should try to convince them to add accessibility for everyone. To ask, can we do it better?"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now that they've completed the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Modern extension</a>, what's next for Herzog &amp; de Meuron? In this piece, trilingual biking-afocidionado Jacques Herzog speculates on the architectural future of London, and his firm's potential (developer-positive) role in it.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mj/mjh5gqf9vhld5zx3.jpg"></p><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949342/herzog-de-meuron-s-schaudepot-opens-at-the-vitra-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; De Meuron's Schaudepot opens at the Vitra Campus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934394/in-tokyo-brand-name-stores-by-brand-name-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Tokyo, Brand-Name Stores by Brand-Name Architects</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75jtwpwgqh92yt5l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When is a garden bridge not a garden bridge? When it&rsquo;s a bridge garden, according to Allies and Morrison, the Southwark-based architects who have come up with a cheap and cheerful alternative to the eye-wateringly expensive, contractually dubious proposal by Thomas Heatherwick and Joanna Lumley for a floating forest across the Thames.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read related news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.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></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is London experiencing a brick boom?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&A Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T10:17:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgn225v5o5aqprqn.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The show, curated by the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Maria Nicanor and Zofia Trafas White, is a fascinating exploration of the 20th century engineer&rsquo;s life and work, and how it has influenced today&rsquo;s practices in his field. Arup, fittingly argue the curators, was a true pioneer, championing real collaboration with architects, using a computer for the first time during the Sydney Opera House project in the 1960s &ndash; a hefty but fascinating machine called 'Pegasus', on display at the show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951669/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London design shortlist revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950671/author-of-interactive-architecture-on-the-built-environment-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-computing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951735/london-revives-co-housing London revives co-housing Ellen Hancock 2016-06-15T10:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T20:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a9676d51c53bdb81f99e0cbd3bc10fc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As rents spiral in London, one company is proposing a solution. The Collective is a new block of apartments that acts like a giant shared house: small private bedrooms with communal laundry, kitchens, spa, cinema and workspaces &hellip; and some covert matchmaking by the managers. Our series on the global revolution in urban living goes inside the modern-day boarding house</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read related articles here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950492/manchester-s-economic-boom-threatens-its-cultural-identity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester's economic boom threatens its cultural identity</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951669/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Ellen Hancock 2016-06-15T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:38:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o5/o5b8trsqlulj50da.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s a BIG week for London!...Bjarke Ingels&rsquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> has opened in Hyde Park along with the new additions to the programme, a series of &ldquo;Summer Houses&rdquo; designedby Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi of NL&Eacute;, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Khan.</p><p>Also opening its doors to the public is the brand new Tate Modern extension. In the end it cost &pound;260 million and took 9 years to complete, suffice to say it&rsquo;s impressive ten floors are sure to be flooded with eager members of the public.</p><p>See what else is on this week and make sure to&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with the city&rsquo;s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7740/open-2016-the-university-of-westminster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN 2016 - The University of Westminster | June 16-2</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7740/open-2016-the-university-of-westminster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8</a>, recommended by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/abigailbanfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abigail Banfield</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8c/8c2joxx6dhv14244.jpg"></p><p>As part of the London Festival of Architecture comes OPEN2016. The show, which has its opening night this Wednesday (16 June, 6&ndash;9pm), will display &ldquo;student work from Westminster&rsquo;s undergraduate Architecture and Interiors courses, and the Master of Architecture (MArch) RIBA Part...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950793/inside-barkow-leibinger-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house Inside Barkow Leibinger's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T15:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:21:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qiphsyypkuninqzx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"For us it's a prototype. For us, a prototype means it will have another life,&rdquo; &ldquo;Right now, our summer house operates at a scale of something maybe like furniture or something like a small building, but a prototype is something that has a resonance, it's something that lives beyond its four months here, that will occur on a different scale, in a different place.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Barkow Leibinger's &nbsp;Summer House is constructed with four structural bands made from plywood and timber. The piece is grounded by a bench, then strengthened by three central curves with a double layered free flowing cantilevered roof.&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v9/v9677l4456ta7012.jpg"></p><p>The duo known for their research-led process and playful style pay tribute to the similarly playful William Kent structure that once stood on a nearby manmade hill. When in use the small structure provided panoramic views of the park while at the same time mechanically rotating 360 degrees.&nbsp;</p><p>The Summer House equally provides innumerable views and is particularly expressive in the changing light; continually offering new lines and shapes with the recast shadows. The surging curves are expressively fluid and trace the movements of something reminiscent of an initial sketch. An idea paused in time.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7v37ys3ixhfvw5fa.jpg"></p><p>Sitting within the structure you feel part of the architectural process; a structure Frank Barlow described as, &ldquo;a dialogue and a continuation&rdquo;.</p><p>Archinect's U.K ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed Museum of London design shortlist revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81cy71b48j566whh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithfield market will be the museum&rsquo;s new home, but which architectural vision should shape its future: the eye-catching one, the ghostly one, the corporate one &hellip; or the one that rings alarm bells? Little detail has been revealed about the shortlisted schemes, which will go on public exhibition from 10 June to 5 August with a winner chosen by an expert panel later this summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mb/mbdnt8zvpx7i6eoo.jpg"></p><p>Curb your cultural curiosities with the articles below:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></p></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950420/twists-and-turns-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses-on-archinect-sessions-67 Twists and Turns: BIG's Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses on Archinect Sessions #67 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-09T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T23:48:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c24b8vshgqs3c9np.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's <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">winning Serpentine Pavilion, designed by BIG</a>, came with an architectural posse&mdash;for the first time in the Serpentine Pavilion's history, the annual competition also featured four "Summer Houses" designed by other international architects. The pavilion and summer houses open to the public tomorrow on the Serpentine Galleries' lawn in London's Royal Kensington Gardens, and we discuss our initial take on their at once surprising and familiar elements.</p><p>Get briefed on the pavilion and the summer houses with Robert Urquhart's coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 67 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twists and Turns":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-67.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p>Donna's endorsement: The <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/149949339/not-another-architect-movie/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"not another a...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House Justine Testado 2016-06-09T14:40:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:45:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z94rhtl3fkdu2t9d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Asif Khan who, exuding youthful energy, called the Summer House a &ldquo;project&rdquo; and an &ldquo;opportunity&rdquo;. The structure forms a circular enclosure with a circular seat at its middle, shaped by vertical white slats softly bending upward. Khan explained his research into Queen Caroline&rsquo;s Temple, saying, &ldquo;I took that as a departure point for my project, and plugging in sun path calculations to the existing temple, because there had to be some seriously clever way that it was positioned.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;This is the ultimate birthday present for a queen!&rdquo; said architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117982575/guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-begin-last-leg-of-the-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asif Khan</a>, who designed one of the four new Summer Houses that are installed as part of the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion exhibition. Alongside <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's main Serpentine Pavilion</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950330/inside-yona-friedman-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yona Friedman</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950556/inside-kunl-adeyemi-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL&Eacute;</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950793/inside-barkow-leibinger-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a> each designed the other three houses that portray their own architectural flair.&nbsp;</p><p>Khan's Summer House takes a poetic, what-could-have-been approach to reinterpreting the original Queen Caroline's Temple. The installation features a circular seat placed inside a circular form &ldquo;shaped by vertical white slats softly bending upward&rdquo;. Its circumference &ldquo;has been unpeeled to connect us and the Temple to a picturesque moment left hidden by William Kent almost 300 years ago&rdquo;, Khan describes in his artistic statement.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yj/yjpefrsizwgxirgk.jpg"></p><p>&#8203;Using sun path analysis, Khan realized that Kent aligned the Temple toward the direction of the rising sun on March 1, 1683 &mdash; Queen Caroline's birthday. &nbsp;&ldquo;Taking that as a moment in time, which Queen Ca...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950556/inside-kunl-adeyemi-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house Inside Kunlé Adeyemi's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House Nicholas Korody 2016-06-09T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qkv2guy5sfd9vs00.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;While observing the building, we realized that the internal void was really a great quality to reveal, and so our building is really an inversion of that,&rdquo; [Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi] explained. &ldquo;In a way, it&rsquo;s a rotated from of the temple that highlights the interior space and also creates the fundamental purpose of what we think a summer house is: a place for shade and relaxation."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi of NL&Eacute;'s Summer House for the Serpentine Galleries is constructed in prefabricated sandstone blocks, similar to the stone used in Queen Caroline's Temple, the 18th century summer house that served as its inspiration.</p><p>While known for his modernist designs, Adeyemi focused on the form and proportions of the neoclassical Temple, developing his own design from the "voids," or negative spaces, of the original.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wj/wjppepbn5v4oskk7.jpg"></p><p>Archinect's U.K correspondent Robert Urquhart covered this year's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpertine Pavilion in depth</a>&nbsp;and had the chance to hear Adeyemi describe the pavilion in his own words.</p><p>"We&rsquo;ve been able to use this opportunity to perhaps create a place [in line with what] we think is a tradition in London: a tradition of public space and some form of humour in architecture, somewhere that furniture design and material in context can all come together," Adeyemi states.</p><p>For more on this year's Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses, read Urquhart's feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i2/i2hmkttjhsnxnnok.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950330/inside-yona-friedman-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house Inside Yona Friedman's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House Julia Ingalls 2016-06-08T15:16:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3n4v52m68kqm5f1h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At 93 years of age, Friedman is the oldest architect in the group. He took the opportunity to further explain the thinking that has propelled his life&rsquo;s work, and the origin story behind the structure. The Summer House, Friedman explained, &ldquo;was improvised from small models that I was putting together and it was reproduced. And for me the most important [thing was] that anyone could make this, and I made this experiment and it was built by children.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Yona Friedman officially describes his ephemeral, elegantly 16mm steel-framed Serpentine Summer House as "a space-chain construction of 4 + 1 levels...composed of cubes defined by 6 circles of 1.85 metre in diameter" that rest upon the ground. It's "essentially a movable museum and exhibition."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r6nzur0dx6utultg.jpg"></p><p>Luckily, Archinect's very own U.K.-based correspondent Robert Urquhart, who covered this year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpertine Pavilion in depth</a>, had the opportunity to speak with Friedman, who noted that&nbsp;&ldquo;I think that architecture is first of all social, it has to be manageable, the interior is made by the inhabitant. An architect can invent the sculpture of reality.&rdquo; For more of what Robert and Yona discussed, check out the piece in the link above!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfin1cfnzqn13lwh.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950117/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Ellen Hancock 2016-06-08T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T00:52:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw93068a6hsbqnq8.jpg" width="514" height="718" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning what to do this week in the Big Smoke? Of course, the London Festival of Architecture is still on with events all across the city but as ever there are plenty of other activities not to be missed. With such a busy summer in swing we have complied a list of our hot picks of events, talks and exhibitions for the upcoming week.</p><p>Make sure to&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with the city&rsquo;s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7724/peter-cook-ra-floating-ideas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Cook RA: Floating Ideas | Open from June 8 - October 2</a>, recommended by Ellen Hancock</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jx/jxnpssz9lpxodx1p.jpg"><em>Peter Cook RA, Design for Medina Circle Towers, Tel Aviv, Israel,1997.&nbsp;</em><em>Mixed media. 142.20 x 62.20 cm. &copy; Peter Cook. Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited.</em></p><p>Take a trip to the Architecture Space at the Royal Academy and explore the fantastical utopian drawings of Peter Cook RA. Delve into the architect's visionary world; &lsquo;insatiable curiosity and keen observation of life, and his presentation of innovati...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949439/london-festival-of-architecture-2016-events-not-to-miss London Festival of Architecture 2016 - events not to miss Ellen Hancock 2016-06-05T07:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mc4uwd8pnxumad6t.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the new mayor focusing our attention on smart development and social equality, 2016 will be a banner year for the London Festival of Architecture. Election watchers will be familiar with many of this year&rsquo;s hot topics: community spaces, social housing, docklands renewal. But considering the theme this year is &lsquo;community&rsquo;, there will be something for every tribe of Londoner. Out of 300 events, we&rsquo;ve picked the 10 must-sees.</p></em><br /><br /><p>See related news here:</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948840/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949440/riba-set-to-open-national-architecture-centre-in-liverpool RIBA set to open national architecture centre in Liverpool Ellen Hancock 2016-06-05T07:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:24:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1ea7b029a7de84986b884f82b01d06cb.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Liverpool's Riba North will have conference facilities and a gallery "at its heart", a spokeswoman said. It will open in August with an exhibition of designs for Liverpool that were never built. The centre, which will be housed in the Broadway Malyan-designed Mann Island on the city's waterfront, "will offer a magnificent opportunity to display Riba's historic collections, telling hundreds of years of the UK's extraordinary architectural history", Duncan said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149948007/edinburgh-s-maker-architects-a-visit-to-gras" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh's maker-architects: a visit to GRAS</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149943855/brighton-s-embassy-court-by-wells-coates-featured-in-new-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brighton's Embassy Court by Wells Coates featured in new film</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949043/penn-state-announces-new-endowment-for-student-study-abroad Penn State announces new endowment for student study abroad Julia Ingalls 2016-06-02T15:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T15:38:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mx/mxtigkim83l93k2e.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the early 1960s, [Penn State's] international studies were confined mainly to books and photos &mdash; until George Ehringer and his classmates organized a semester in London, the department&rsquo;s first official study abroad trip. Ehringer, who earned his bachelor of science in architecture from Penn State in 1964, recently made a $25,000 gift to create the George D. Ehringer, Class of 1964, Award for Study Abroad in the Department Architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to this warmhearted account, from unwittingly meeting <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127787413/buckminster-fuller-s-fbi-file-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>&nbsp;("He was never introduced. It was only later we learned it was Buckminster Fuller!&rdquo;)&nbsp;to developing relationships that lasted for decades, studying abroad in London ultimately benefitted the 1964 Penn State architecture students in ways they could not have anticipated. Anyone who wants to donate to the newly created endowment can do so either via snail mail (Penn State to the A&amp;A Development office, 107 Borland Building, University Park, PA 16802) or <a href="https://secure.ddar.psu.edu/s/1218/2014/index.aspx?sid=1218&amp;gid=1&amp;pgid=658&amp;cid=2321&amp;dids=2607&amp;bledit=1&amp;appealcode=AD6EJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4x/4xyjd1n1vesz2n5s.jpg"></p><p>For more on the benefits of travel in architectural education:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142454438/sci-arc-expands-to-shanghai-with-more-global-programs-on-the-way" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc expands to Shanghai, with more global programs on the way</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936882/four-2016-wheelwright-finalists-to-compete-for-100k-travel-grant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four 2016 Wheelwright finalists to compete for $100K travel grant</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104958157/rotch-scholar-christopher-karlson-publishes-yearlong-research-on-european-performing-arts-based-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson publishes yearlong research on European performing arts-based architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948840/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Ellen Hancock 2016-06-02T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T20:16:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hd1u0r7lojh8cvd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If perhaps you thought after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last week's busy schedule at Clerkenwell Design Week</a>&nbsp;you might get to have a rest this week, we are sorry to say (not that sorry), that will have to wait; this week marks the opening of the much celebrated annual event, the London Festival of Architecture.</p><p>As always the festival aims to provoke debate and catalyze change surrounding the future of the city, not only within the architectural sphere but most importantly within the public realm. This year's theme of &lsquo;Community&rsquo; comes at a particularly interesting time when the city&rsquo;s identity, and skyline, is in news hands after the election of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944209/architects-advice-to-london-s-new-mayor-sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new London Mayor Sadiq Khan</a>.</p><p>The festival encourages Londoners as well as visitors to the city to actively participate and directly engage with London. There will be installations, redesigned public spaces, consultations, workshops, exhibitions, talks and debates and that's just a few of the ways you can get involved.</p><p>As if that wasn&rsquo;t enough for you, don&rsquo;t worry, th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces Ellen Hancock 2016-06-01T03:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:53:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0b8e599fecb435ada89590dc3614871.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grounds outside London&rsquo;s Grade I-listed Natural History Museum are set to become an extension of the institution&rsquo;s display. Niall McLaughlin Architects and landscape designer Kim Wilkie have submitted plans to transform the museum&rsquo;s outdoor area into open-air galleries, along with more public spaces. The external parts will showcase extinct plants and animals in the east and living species in the west. There will also be a restaurant, a courtyard and a separate square.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/686eaba95e147d598bb86a75427516c1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9ea9174667de37b0aebd73f8f13bf00.jpg">Find more museum related content here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948018/aa-summer-dlab-2016-orange AA Summer DLAB 2016: ORANGE Sponsor 2016-05-31T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:56:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qaaqr130d29ixs6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://summerdlab.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Summer DLAB 2016</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in &lsquo;orange&rsquo; for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are carefully interwoven with spatial, performance-based, and structural criteria in order to create full-scale working prototypes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i72aeg76o3xprlcy.jpg"></p><p>The three-week long programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the two-week initial phase, participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase, lasting for a week, shifts to AA Hooke Park and revolves around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention realized by the use of robotic fabrication techniques in AA&rsquo;s Hooke Park premises.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2ab73d9brwvf7oc9.jpg"></p><p>Prominent Features ...</p>