Archinect - News 2016-09-26T15:12:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149970651/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-26T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T14:53:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5tcdlk3pnysj4bj.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, plunge yourself into the art world with opening shows, private views and controversial subjects all on offer in London. Works on display throughout the exhibitions seek to challenge the viewer, and in the case of Guerrilla Girls, bring about big, tangible&nbsp;change through art.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, this week is one of the last chances to visit the incredible&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion by BIG,</a> if you haven't already, ahead of its closure on the 9th October.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8322/silhouettes-and-shadows-david-bowie-remembered" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silhouettes and Shadows: David Bowie Remembered |&nbsp;Open now until 26 October</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rt/rtuag61zynuma203.jpg"></p><p><em>Bowie on the album cover of "Heroes", image: Masayoshi Sukita</em></p><p>David Bowie has been celebrated widely in London since his death at the beginning of this year. This exhibition remembers the star through&nbsp;photographs and&nbsp;accompanying stories from the photographers who knew and worked with him over the years. Including previously unseen prints, this exhibition seeks to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969592/the-search-is-on-for-the-uk-holocaust-memorial-design-team The search is on for the UK Holocaust Memorial design team Justine Testado 2016-09-20T18:32:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:20:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zm72axbfbs8x6u1u.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain may soon have its own national memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims and survivors. Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced the official launch of the [UK] Holocaust Memorial international competition...The winning team will design the new Memorial and a below-ground public Learning Centre located beside Parliament in London's Victoria Tower Gardens. Plans for the memorial competition were first revealed by David Cameron this past January.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115812125/winner-of-the-canadian-national-memorial-to-victims-of-communism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winner of the Canadian National Memorial to Victims of Communism</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113367275/proposal-for-the-future-of-auschwitz-birkenau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposal for the future of Auschwitz-Birkenau</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969280/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-19T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:03:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/em/emywwwsujqlo6slw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week&rsquo;s picks come with an energy and collaborative passion which is so&nbsp;characteristic of this time of &nbsp;year. With the London&nbsp;Design Festival raging on and the anticipation&nbsp;of a new season hanging thick in the air, it seems as though London has started afresh, seemingly recovering from the events of this summer. Walking around the city, and at events,&nbsp;it is hard to not feel that same energy buzzing all around.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s latest happenings</a> and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8277/turner-prize-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize 2016 | 27 September - 2 January 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ew/ewum7jniwxf8libb.jpg"></p><p><em>Assemble's Sugar House Studios, Turner Prize Winners, 2015. Image: Assemble</em></p><p>The Turner Prize, founded in 1984, is a celebration of artists under 50 years old who have created &ldquo;an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding&rdquo;. &nbsp;Past winners have included Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Richard Long, and <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>This year&rsquo;s panel comprises of esteemed directors and cur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968710/the-architecture-of-grief-inside-oma-s-an-occupation-of-loss The architecture of grief: inside OMA's "An Occupation of Loss" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-15T13:09:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T00:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tswbv7e60ow119fu.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In OMA and artist&nbsp;Taryn Simon's&nbsp;"An Occupation of Loss," professional mourners create unique performances of grief into an enormous sculpture of eight 45 foot concrete inverted wells that act as "a discordant instrument." It's not just for professional criers: during the day, visitors are encouraged to interact with the sculpture, exploring their own grief while recordings of the previous evening's performance are played in the background.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/883d428glpzlqbvt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7d/7dx4qdjwf6q9qxbo.jpg"></p><p>On display at the&nbsp;Park Avenue Armory&rsquo;s Wade Thompson Drill Hall through September 25th, the sculpture will be moved to the Artangel in London next year.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c8/c84rsqebewx8euu3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/fr701yjn8z3qm4xf.jpg"></p><p>As OMA's Shohei Shigematsu noted,&nbsp;&ldquo;The design was sonically-motivated, focusing on the performative act of loss&nbsp;rather than its physical manifestation, which has been historically marked by multiple scales &ndash; from tombstones to the World Trade Center Memorial. The industrial wells were configured into a readymade ruin that responds to both personal and monumental dimensions."</p><p>For the latest on OMA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966545/oma-mad-herzog-de-meuron-among-2016-designs-of-the-year-architecture-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OM...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967050/designjunction-brings-immersive-design-experiences-and-its-first-open-air-party-to-king-s-cross designjunction brings immersive design experiences and its first open-air party to King's Cross Sponsor 2016-09-13T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T14:22:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fx/fxixoae09afuuwuf.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>designjunction</strong></a> (22 &ndash; 25 September) is set to transform its new home in King&rsquo;s Cross into one destination full of immersive design concepts and stimulating experiences.</p><p>On Wednesday 21 September designjunction will host its first open-air party on Granary Square alongside headline partner Dezeen, and sponsored by EIZO. Expect street food from Real Food Festival, pop-up bars and live DJ sets from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Adventures in Paradise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54qvy8fu694fk1s5.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the show, the centrally located Granary Square will be home to eight giant Monopoly-style houses, filled with conceptual installations, creative projects and live activities.</p><p>Presenting its SmartHouzz concept, Houzz will demonstrate how to maximise urban living space through smart design, smart use of space and smart technology. Leading high-end kitchen and bathroom manufacturer, Dornbracht, will create an immersive installation &ndash; the Dornbracht Water Experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doq28ospidh1e74p.jpg"></p><p>Specialising in visuall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968025/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-12T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:50:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir83g8nbwe7ivr8a.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London Design Festival hits the city&nbsp;this week, bringing together all of the design events under one name. This year, the overarching theme is&nbsp;<em>London Is Open</em>; international designers shown throughout the festival emphasise that this city is one greatly influenced by diversity. With the Design Biennale events, exhibitions, and the Open House Weekend all falling within the next fortnight, our main task is&nbsp;to work out when we will be able to grab some sleep...</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8221/london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>London Design Festival | 17-25 September</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/py/pyeffha3bk3afg3c.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Alison Brooks Architects</em></p><p>London Design Festival celebrates London's best designers&nbsp;as well as bringing together the biggest events in the arts and design field, including London Design Biennale (Somerset House), 100% Design (Olympia) and London Design Fair (Old Truman Brewery).&nbsp;</p><p>Since 2007, the London Design Festival has commissioned the world&rsquo;s biggest designers and artists to create ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967132/archinect-s-top-picks-for-the-london-design-festival Archinect's top picks for the London Design Festival Jessica Bonehill 2016-09-10T01:07:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T10:38:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/945y178p54cc2qsd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London Design Festival is always a highlight of the city's cultural landscape, and this year is no exception, with a number of new events added as well as many returning exhibitions.</p><p>Here are Archinect's top picks for <a href="http://www.londondesignbiennale.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival 2016</a>:&nbsp;</p><p><strong>London Design Biennale at Somerset House: </strong>&nbsp;</p><p>7-27 September. Open daily from 11AM. Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Tickets on sale via <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venue/254655." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ticketmaster</a></p><p>The heavily anticipated London Design Biennale is launching this year for its inaugural exhibition. During its three-week takeover, the Biennale will showcase installations, artworks, prototypes, and designs from over 37 different countries and territories, all exploring the Biennale's 2016 theme: "Utopia by Design".&nbsp;</p><p>Highlights from the Biennale include:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/94/945y178p54cc2qsd.jpg"></p><p>Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby's 14-metre, kinetic sculpture that highlights wind energy usage in the UK.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/rumn2rrmkm7upnp6.jpg"></p><p>Lebanon's Annabel Karim Kassar's Beirut street scene. The work explores social interactions and use of space, through a s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967304/preview-100-design-this-year-s-highlights-include-asif-khan-and-ron-arad Preview 100% Design: This year’s highlights include Asif Khan and Ron Arad Sponsor 2016-09-09T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:50:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/zh/zhhrvx8i3a4uyqav.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>100% Design, the UK&rsquo;s largest trade fair for architects and designers, returns once more to London Olympia. The show, with over 26,000 international visitors spending exceeding &pound;3.4 <em>billion</em> has a deserved reputation as the commercial heart of London Design Festival.</p><p>Over the past few years under show director William Knight, also responsible for Clerkenwell Design Week, the show has maintained a consistent focus on quality, driving 100% Design&rsquo;s&nbsp;wider role of delivering international trade for London and the UK&rsquo;s design sector. Along with a much appreciated move to the spectacular London Olympia, this has seen its unrivalled talks programme increase its reputation as the place to hear industry leaders and current trends as well as take part in the best professional development seminars.</p><p>This year is no exception, with an impressive talks line-up, which has been curated by the Design Museum as part of its &lsquo;on loan&rsquo; campaign. The programme com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966955/pact-conference-in-uel-brings-patrik-schumacher-mario-carpo-jose-sanchez-and-benjamin-dillenburger PACT Conference in UEL brings Patrik Schumacher, Mario Carpo, Jose Sanchez and Benjamin Dillenburger gillesretsin 2016-09-07T01:36:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jt452ltnh13p4fd.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University of East London hosts international PACT conference - two days of keynotes and discussions with Patrik Schumacher ( ZHA), Mario Carpo ( UCL), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project/USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA).</p></em><br /><br /><p>PACT Conference UEL, 12.09-13.09&nbsp;</p><p>Please join for keynotes by Mario Carpo (UCL), Patrik Schumacher (ZHA), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project / USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA) , followed by a series of provocative Panel Discussions. The Panel Discussions are organised around our keynotes speakers, which will be joined by a series of theoreticians, young practitioners and designers like Daniel Kohler ( iOUD/Lab EDS), Harald Trapp ( UEL), Mollie Claypool ( UCL), Soomeen Hahm ( SHD, Kory Bieg (OTA+/UT Austin) , Lei Zheng ( ZHA), Gilles Retsin (UEL/UCL/Retsin Architecture) and Manuel Jimenez ( UCL, MadM Design)</p><p>The morning keynote takes place at 9:30 am, evening keynote at 4pm, followed by panel discussion at 5pm.&nbsp;</p><p>Venue:<br>Lecture Hall 02, West Building (WB G02)&nbsp;<br>University of East London<br>Docklands Campus, London E16 2RD</p><p>Conference program can be downloaded here : <a href="http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program</a>&nbsp;</p><p>PACT ( Parall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966961/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-09-06T13:41:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T23:54:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6ltu3a8r4sw1phy.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week marks the start of the London Design Biennale, a fantastic event which brings 35 countries together through the shared language of design. The weather may have turned slightly, but what a great&nbsp;reason to sit inside&nbsp;and listen to a great talk or two? There is a wealth of talks which form a large part of this festival taking place this week,&nbsp;as well as many gallery and exhibition openings to get your creative side flowing.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>Talks at the London Design Biennale 2016 -&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8198/talk-dencity-a-reachable-utopia-in-shenzhen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shenzhen talk (7 September)</a> <em>and</em></strong> <strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8199/ecotopia-2121-a-journey-to-green-utopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecotopia talk (10 September)</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/73/73rzvrpu432j56xo.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: 100 Visions of the City in the Age of Green Utopia, Alan Marshall</em></p><p>As part of the Biennale, there is a series of talks from leading designers on ranging subjects. Particularly intriguing is a talk from Xiaodu Liu on the trials and logistics of Shenzhen, China, whose rapid growth in the 80s and 90s was unsustainable, leading to problems which need res...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966148/as-a-new-class-of-super-rich-investors-displace-the-traditional-elite-average-londoners-are-pushed-further-and-further-outside-the-city-limits As a new class of super rich investors displace the traditional elite, average Londoners are pushed further and further outside the city limits Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T14:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:27:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6uglp4tgjapeqqk.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s traditional elite, such as lawyers, architects and academics, are being pushed out of their enclaves in Mayfair, Chelsea and Hampstead by an influx of global super rich investors, causing a chain reaction of gentrification across the capital, according to research by the London School of Economics. An influx of ultra-high-net worth overseas buyers is leading the old elite to sell up and move from London&rsquo;s most exclusive postcodes and buy in areas they previously considered undesirable</p></em><br /><br /><p>While it may be hard to sympathise with the "traditional elite", these displacements set off a chain-reaction, as the affluent middle class moves into neighbourhoods that were once working class. In turn, lower-income Londoners are forced out of the city all together.</p><p>For more on the state of London's housing crunch, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955774/overcrowding-on-london-s-canals" target="_blank">Overcrowding on London's canals</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947731/to-live-in-london-you-can-t-be-a-londoner" target="_blank">To live in London you can't be a Londoner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947505/london-fails-to-achieve-any-targets-for-affordable-housing" target="_blank">London fails to achieve any targets for affordable housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london" target="_blank">&pound;950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London.</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965812/zaha-hadid-show-coming-to-serpentine-sackler-gallery-this-winter Zaha Hadid show coming to Serpentine Sackler Gallery this winter Alexander Walter 2016-08-30T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:56:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cs/cs0xz7438lhoi6up.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An exhibition of rarely seen paintings, drawings and digital works by Zaha Hadid is due to open at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London this winter (8 December-12 February 2017), throwing new light on the late British-Iraqi architect&rsquo;s accomplishments as an artist and calligrapher. [...] Sketches and paintings linked to major projects, both realised and unrealised, will go on show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://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></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938973/celebrate-zaha-hadid-s-life-at-the-serpentine-sackler-gallery-on-april-8th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celebrate Zaha Hadid's life at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on April 8th</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li></ul><p>Looking for exciting architecture and design events happening in London <em>right now</em>? <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's weekly event picks</a> keep you up to date.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965813/almost-half-of-londoners-support-limits-on-building-height Almost half of Londoners support limits on building height Nicholas Korody 2016-08-29T19:24:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:56:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9p5jr8b6c11rvmtu.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most Londoners think tall buildings should only be built in areas like the City and Canary Wharf, and that there should be limits on how high they can be, according to a survey for the Skyline Campaign published today. The findings come after Westminster Council controversially gave the green light for a 30 storey tower to be built in Paddington, and show stark differences in the views of Londoners in the inner and outer boroughs...</p></em><br /><br /><p>While 49% of those living in inner London think that the 270 proposed, planned, or under construction towers set to go up in London is too many, only 34% of people from the outer boroughs agree. Additionally, the study found that Londoners are, by and large, skeptical that tall buildings will solve the city's housing shortage.</p><p>For more on housing in London, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y' explores new forms of living and owning in a changing London</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/features/article/149963012/everyone-deserves-a-decent-place-to-live-minding-london-s-development-gaps-with-mohsin-cooper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Everyone deserves a decent place to live.' &ndash; minding London's development gaps with Mohsin Cooper</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965750/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-29T14:53:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:46:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8be9dt9qqxpen0qa.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just like that, we are at the start of September. The beginning of this month sees the London &nbsp;architecture scene wake up from its summer daze, and get into gear ahead of the commencement of the academic year and London's Design Biennale.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8159/riba-stirling-prize-stories-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RIBA Stirling Prize Stories | 6 September</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/31/31iv2qahkbvk2q8b.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA</em></p><p>Earlier this summer, we brought you the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5011/riba-announces-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016</a>, which showcased this year&rsquo;s best buildings. The Architects behind these designs will be coming together for this evening of discussion and development. This is a unique opportunity to understand the methodologies and the concepts behind these shortlisted buildings, and what it would mean to the practices to win the Stirling Prize.</p><p>Hear from the shortlisted practices below:</p><ul><li>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Blavatnik School of Government</li><li>Michael Laird Architects &amp; Reiach and Hall Architects, City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965447/london-s-walthamstow-central-parade-converted-into-a-creative-hub-by-gort-scott London's Walthamstow Central Parade converted into a creative hub by Gort Scott Ellen Hancock 2016-08-26T11:18:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T11:10:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a2402645eff75ea07a55472fb5b439a.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gort Scott Architects has transformed London&rsquo;s Walthamstow Central Parade into a bustling social enterprise hub. The 1960s former council building now accommodates up to 50 independent makers and creative businesses, as well as providing an exhibition and flexible event space, which is open to the public.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/da9n5imdp8mfk5n8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zuc7nvk6qt96nvfq.jpg"></p><p>Read more news from the UK here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://London's%20architectural%20debate%20society,%20Turncoats,%20is%20coming%20to%20D.C." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's architectural debate society, Turncoats, is coming to D.C.</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149964181/technology-and-tradition-combine-in-jestico-whiles-award-winning-house-19" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Technology&nbsp;and&nbsp;tradition combine in Jestico +&nbsp;Whiles&rsquo; award-winning House 19</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149963971/the-wish-machine-by-autoban-part-of-the-london-design-biennale-invites-visitors-to-walk-through-a-tunnel-made-of-transparent-hexagonal-tubes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wish Machine by Autoban, part of the London Design Biennale, invites visitors to walk through a tunnel made of transparent hexagonal tubes</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149963974/ackroyd-associates-design-technically-advanced-photographic-studio-at-alva-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ackroyd + Associates design technically advanced photographic studio at Alva West</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964821/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-23T13:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:00:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7kn5xh6r8dz9z2h7.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As August draws to a close, so do several exhibitions and projects. Take advantage of these (largely free) shows, as well as a fantastic opportunity to take your Instagram to the next level by brushing up on your architectural photography skills on a walking workshop.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8117/mode-in-flux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mode in Flux | Open now until 27 August</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cc/cc38hjex7qvoq4wd.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Hufton &amp; Crow</em></p><p>Set within London&rsquo;s Roca Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and completed in 2011, is the &lsquo;Mode in Flux&rsquo; exhibition showcasing the relationship between engineering and fashion, which is coming into its final week. The gallery itself is a great place to visit; to explore the cavernous showroom is immersive and magical.</p><p>This exhibition focuses on the innovation and technology within fashion design, and how we ask demand more of our clothes in the age of &lsquo;smart&rsquo;. Interactive and transforming pieces make up the collection, with sportswear that changes colour...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963974/ackroyd-associates-design-technically-advanced-photographic-studio-at-alva-west Ackroyd + Associates design technically advanced photographic studio at Alva West Ellen Hancock 2016-08-18T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:44:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73yc2v3uwdp9q3zz.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Alva Studios is a well known photography studio company known for providing the most technically advanced facilities. Their new studio, a large refurbished warehouse, in West London is designed by the architects Ackroyd + Associates. Together they are working to create London's most pioneering photographic facility, with an array of one-off features such as an automated adjustable ceiling, mechanical green screens and automated daylight control.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p41d0zlidwksd12u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czer0955izfoaw1d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/rulxurlheai0czh6.jpg"></p><p><em>T</em><em>he scale of the studios is epic, but the ancillary spaces - the lounges, restaurant, galleries, and snugs - are intentionally designed to a more human scale.</em></p><p><em>The luxurious aesthetic for these spaces is derived from a contemporary interpretation of the industrial warehouse; polished screeds, full height pivoting crittal glazed screens, and distressed timber.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q6e1feh7zvnh414a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46wqth1nl7jublx0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54c8eefyo0hzk1tg.jpg"></p><p><em>A+A worked with closely with steel fabricators, joiners and craftsmen to achieve the highest quality of finish. Many elements were prototyped to ensure that they had the correct feel and t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963971/the-wish-machine-by-autoban-part-of-the-london-design-biennale-invites-visitors-to-walk-through-a-tunnel-made-of-transparent-hexagonal-tubes The Wish Machine by Autoban, part of the London Design Biennale, invites visitors to walk through a tunnel made of transparent hexagonal tubes Ellen Hancock 2016-08-18T11:38:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:07:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fo0m185kys1xjg1v.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This September the first ever London Design Biennale will take place at Somerset House with featured projects from over thirty countries. The inaugural show is themed 'Utopia by Design' and celebrates the 500th anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More's classic,&nbsp;<em>Utopia&nbsp;</em>(1516).</p><p>Turkey's contribution to the biennale is 'The Wish Machine' designed by Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio, Autoban. The installation is inspired by the cultural tradition of threading a note or memento&nbsp;to the&nbsp;branch of a tree as an act of hope born out of hopelessness.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fqko8yxc9fy5mz7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qg/qg29otwsz8ovve7t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dymktt5wcjpij7wa.jpg"></p><p><em>' The installation located in West Wing G1A at Somerset House appears as an interactive pneumatic system operating in a mirrored space. Visitors will be invited to walk through a tunnel that is made of transparent hexagonal tubes. They will share their hopes and wishes,&nbsp;</em><em>vision</em><em>&nbsp;of utopias, and aspiration for the future, by writing them on paper, and feeding them to the Wish Machine through a lid at the dead end. Notes will the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963347/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-15T15:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:32:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dl0cw99gf6cglz6.jpg" width="514" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, London is set to be bright, warm, and action-packed&hellip; proving that you don&rsquo;t need to leave the city in August! From interactive, innovative&nbsp;engineering, to an exhibition of memes, this week&rsquo;s picks are decidedly fun-filled.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8078/i-am-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I Am London | Open now until 4 September</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wj/wji1086p78w70be5.jpg"></p><p><em>Featured in the exhibition: Lucy Hawley of London Zoo</em></p><p>London's identity is largely shaped and entwined with its historic buildings and places. This exhibition looks at this through the city&rsquo;s heritage and the stories of its inhabitants,&nbsp;taking&nbsp;these 60 stories and linking&nbsp;them to their settings within the city. From students to paramedics, and beefeaters to tailors; this selection of people connect the&nbsp;human experience to the built environment.&nbsp;</p><p><em>"This wonderful exhibition encapsulates how much London has changed over the years, but also reminds us why the capital continues to be the most open, pioneering and divers...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962954/v-a-s-main-shop-to-be-remodelled-by-friend-and-company-architects-with-millimetre-and-ra-projects V&A's main shop to be remodelled by Friend and Company Architects, with Millimetre and RA Projects Ellen Hancock 2016-08-12T12:32:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:19:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dn/dng0o4uxj92s71a0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The main shop in the V&amp;A is being redesigned to create a more lively and flexible retail space at the centre of the gallery.&nbsp;</p><p>Friend and Company Architects, with Milimetre and RA Projects were selected from a&nbsp;shortlist of six practices, which included Ab Rogers&nbsp;Design, Brinkworth, Edge, Jamie Fobert Architects and&nbsp;Mark Pinney Architects.</p><p>David Bickle&nbsp;(Director of FuturePlan, Design, Estates and&nbsp;Exhibitions) from the selection panel&nbsp;said:<em>&nbsp;&ldquo;There has been a huge shift in the way that we engage with retail, and the role it&nbsp;plays in the wider cultural landscape. Friend and Company&rsquo;s design reimagines the site of our&nbsp;current shop, offering a new framework for display that is bespoke, finely crafted, and eminently&nbsp;flexible. Their use of high quality materials and carefully detailed finishes perfectly aligns with the&nbsp;values of the V&amp;A as the world's leading museum of art and design.&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wy/wydq7d2rqqn17mdn.jpg"></p><p>Read more recent project updates and news in London here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149962731/nex-architecture-get-approval-for-new-restaurant-on-cadogan-estate-in-west-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on C...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962731/nex-architecture-get-approval-for-new-restaurant-on-cadogan-estate-in-west-london Nex-Architecture get approval for new restaurant on Cadogan Estate in West London Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u52ylk31lfu5m0d9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London architecture practice Nex- have won an open design competition to build a new restaurant on the King Road Chelsea. Named the Cadogan Caf&eacute;, the new full-service restaurant will be open from breakfast through to evening meals.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/75x3f25wqxnm7rga.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n1/n1ea23az3j9peo7m.jpg"></p><p>The caf&eacute; has a sleek 'ribbon-like' wall of white polished concrete that curls round to a circular seating area&nbsp;for over 100 diners. A curved&nbsp;glass wall tracing the perimeter rises and falls into the basement depending on the weather. This is a world first in glass design and allows flexible yearly use and al-fresco dining.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzq3get7wc2k4629.jpg"></p><p>Featuring a new public rooftop terrace overlooking the square and the Saatchi Gallery, the cafe allows visitors to sit amidst the bustling Duke of York Square and enjoy the surrounding environment.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is planned to begin in Autumn 2016 and completed by Autumn 2017.</p><p>Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive of the Cadogan Estate said, &lsquo;The Jury was won over by Nex&rsquo;s design, which combines functionality with a sense of elegant self-containme...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962710/designjunction-has-always-been-a-place-for-visitors-to-discover-the-latest-trends-managing-director-deborah-spencer-tells-us-what-to-expect-at-this-year-s-designjunction "designjunction has always been a place for visitors to discover the latest trends" - Managing Director Deborah Spencer tells us what to expect at this year's designjunction Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T11:51:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:12:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llbm30sxfzkmi38l.jpg" width="514" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>designjunction is now in its sixth year &ndash; what did you originally set out to achieve with the exhibition? Has that changed?</strong></p><p>At the time (back in 2011) when we launched designjunction, we felt London was missing a commercial show with more creative energy and a greater relevance to the A&amp;D community.&nbsp; A place where you could business but in a more relaxed environment.</p><p>Our mission was simple, we wanted to break the mould of the traditional trade show by taking over ambitious locations on the brink of transformation in central London.</p><p>We wanted to present the best cutting-edge design within a carefully curated space, striking the perfect balance between creative and commercial.</p><p>Over the course of six years, we have built up a reputation for occupying some of the most ambitious and challenging spaces in London from a 40,000 sq ft disused sorting office to a derelict design school last year.</p><p>The move to King&rsquo;s Cross is an important step in our nomadic evolution, as we continue to raise the ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962250/ben-derbyshire-from-hta-design-voted-president-elect-of-the-riba Ben Derbyshire from HTA Design voted President Elect of the RIBA Ellen Hancock 2016-08-09T12:16:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:18:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/ebn6dk1amn9xsrn9.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In September 2017 Ben Derbyshire will officially&nbsp;become RIBA President-Elect, taking over from the current President Jane Duncan.&nbsp;</p><p>Commenting on the announcement on <a href="http://www.hta.co.uk/news/posts/ben-derbyshire-voted-president-elect-of-the-riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTA's website</a> he said:</p><p>&ldquo;Once again we find ourselves in turbulent times. In winning this election&nbsp;I&nbsp;am conscious of a great sense of responsibility owed to architects everywhere, in all corners of the UK and overseas. Jane Duncan has laid the foundations for change at the RIBA that I look forward to driving forward, when I take up the role of President.&nbsp;My primary goal&nbsp;is to champion architects so that they, our sister professions and clients, can advance architecture as the cornerstone of the well-designed and more sustainable built environment society desperately needs.&nbsp;All architects, wherever and however we practice, need an&nbsp;RIBA that works for us."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962145/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-08T17:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:28:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhb72gvyvi6fbxtt.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, explore in the good weather some of the great gardens and greenery London has to offer. Watch the Olympics with a drink on a lawn, join in with the kids to make a cardboard neighbourhood, or visit a floating garden and learn how to hula hoop.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8015/farmopolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Farmopolis | Open now until September 1</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/j8/j8dcyhycgl4q07yk.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Farmopolis</em></p><p>Farmopolis is an interesting new addition to the Thames this summer, created by Secret Productions and Wayward architects, in conjunction with RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Farmopolis is an experimental production centre, pioneering an area of public together in the middle of the city, whilst being a practical, productive farm. With the creators&rsquo; combined experience spanning festivals, arts, community architecture, and farming, future hopes for the project are to create event spaces and to develop hydroponic and sustainable farming systems.</p><p>The garden will be bobbing in the river for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962039/adopt-an-object-campaign-announced-by-london-s-design-museum 'Adopt an Object' campaign announced by London's Design Museum Ellen Hancock 2016-08-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:17:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/bidsk0gwh6bgpfbu.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an attempt to help raise the final &pound;1 million needed to cover construction costs of their new Kensington High&nbsp;Street home, the Design Museum in London have launched a fundraising campaign, Adopt an Object.&nbsp;</p><p>For &pound;5, each adopter will receive&nbsp;a personalised thank you film showing an iconic&nbsp;object from the Design Museum's permanent collection making it's way from Shad Thames to the new site in Kensington. Twelve films have been commissioned for the project including a pair of Louboutin heels riding a tube and a Dyson Vacuum crossing the road.&nbsp;</p><p>The new museum is due to open on 24 November and will include a free permanent collection as well as two temporary&nbsp;spaces.&nbsp;</p><p>Terence Conran, founder of the Design Museum commented:&nbsp; 'We are about to move from Shad Thames to new, bigger premises in Kensington, where all our dreams and ambitions to create the best and most important design museum in the world will become a step closer to reality. It will make my long lifetime in design absolutely wo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961406/how-are-london-s-olympic-grounds-being-used-4-years-later How are London's Olympic grounds being used 4 years later? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-03T19:52:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:10:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4hkue6vs0l1oyqi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just in time for Friday's Rio Olympics, it's time to take a look back at former Olympic villages: specifically, what good are they post-games? In London, the 560 acres of the East End that was transformed into the grounds for the 2012 Olympics have undergone the Olly Wainwright examination in his latest piece for <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/aug/03/london-olympic-legacy-stratford-suburb-on-steroids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>. As he writes,</p><p><em>That London has a lasting physical inheritance from its two-week &pound;12bn jamboree is indisputable, but what kind of place is the promised Legacy-land turning out to be?&nbsp;So far, it&rsquo;s an odd one. It is somewhere that feels more like an accidental suburban campus than a real piece of London &ndash; a place where the different functions that make up a city have been separated out, each built without much thought given to how they relate.</em></p><p>Good news: there is some affordable housing among the leftovers/adjacent proposed developing properties loosely branded as Olympicopolis, but there could be more (as ever).</p><p>More Olympics news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961137/rio-s-streets-clog-with-traffic-as-visitors-arrive-for-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio's streets clog with traffic as ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960907/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-01T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktpn1mlvx1dfqv7g.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize Shortlist</a>&nbsp;announced, and the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5010/the-winning-results-of-the-new-london-awards-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NLA Awards</a>&nbsp;presented, there is an air of celebration of achievement in the design world. This week&rsquo;s events are packed full of opportunities to understand and celebrate award winning architecture and investigate the design which surrounds us as we move through the city.</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 London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7907/nla-annual-cycling-summit-cycling-in-london-under-sadiq-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan Cycling Summit at the NLA | August 3</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/kv/kvx7o3v5z2rorkko.gif"><em>Image: NLA</em></p><p>Reflecting the increasing number of cyclists in our city, as Sadiq Khan took up position of Mayor, he promised to &lsquo;make London a byword for cycling around the world&rsquo;. At this conference, plans to make the city safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists will be showcased. Hearing from the Deputy Mayor for Transport, attendees will also hear of the current state of travel in the city as well as future plans. Discussing Cycle Super Highways, CLOCS and &lsquo;Mini-Hollands&rsquo;, the speakers include policy makers, borou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960849/expansion-of-london-city-airport-granted-planning-permission Expansion of London City Airport granted planning permission Ellen Hancock 2016-08-01T08:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:37:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ww/ww541eowiqb1m6xl.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London City Airport has been given permission to go ahead with a $450m expansion plan that will fit it with seven extra stands, a parallel taxiway and an extended terminal. The plan, which was approved by the government yesterday, will increase the airport&rsquo;s capacity from 4.3 million passengers to 6.5 million by 2025. The airport said the expansion would create &ldquo;world-class terminal facilities, more space and facilitate a greater frequency of flights&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more news and features about UK transport projects here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149958796/grimshaw-chosen-to-design-heathrow-s-new-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw chosen to design Heathrow's new terminal</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149955508/after-brexit-the-priority-for-the-government-at-this-time-will-not-be-big-sexy-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Brexit, &ldquo;the priority for the government at this time will not be big sexy projects&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/149953107/station-to-station-the-architects-behind-crossrail-europe-s-biggest-infrastructure-project-ever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960460/asif-kahn-and-stanton-williams-to-design-new-museum-of-london Asif Kahn and Stanton Williams to design new Museum of London Nicholas Korody 2016-07-28T16:46:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T02:15:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47amxomcrhp4w5ty.jpg" width="514" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Asif Kahn and Stanton Williams will design the new Museum of London, beating out competition like BIG and Caruso St. John from the shortlist of six architects. Their winning design features a dramatic domed hall with a central staircase down into the museum's excavated subterranean space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hiqjul0f2745c2qc.jpg"></p><p>Currently located at the Barbican, the museum will relocate into a much larger, Victorian-era, Grade II-listed building, which used to house several markets. The new design also includes a sunken garden.&nbsp;The new museum is tentatively scheduled to be built in 2022.</p><p><a href="http://thespaces.com/2016/07/28/new-museum-london-asif-kahn-stanton-williams/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t the Spaces</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/ow8bl5ay88udsxfm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q6/q6bgda3xpp317780.jpg"></p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://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://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91224240/sochi-olympic-pavilion-will-transform-into-giant-3d-portraits" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sochi Olympic pavilion will transform into giant 3D portraits</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960393/it-s-been-one-month-since-brexit-how-are-you-coping It's been one month since Brexit. How are you coping? Ellen Hancock 2016-07-28T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T13:33:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0otoauyllwkd4w5t.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On June 23rd, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. In the following month, the pound dropped&nbsp;10% in value against the US dollar (the lowest since the 1980s), PM David Cameron resigned, Boris Johnson resigned, Nigel Farage too (not before insulting all of the European parliament), and the Labour party are squabbling like children.</p><p>After everyone else jumped ship, Theresa May now resides at No.10 and must deal with the aftermath of Brexit. With her new cabinet in place (we are still hoping Boris' appointment as Foreign Secretary is a joke) and the promise that Article 50 will not be triggered until the new year, what happens next?</p><p>Fill out our <strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1t3aqlaUhFY7CaqIL4X_qwsgSqIFj3Y-itjZSRGGWUDBIyw/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a></strong> and tell us how Brexit has affected you already, and what you think the future holds for a UK outside of the EU.&nbsp;</p>