Archinect - News 2014-10-24T11:28:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111795764/get-lectured-the-bartlett-fall-14 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-21T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T14:26:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfjqhrgscnfokvni.jpg" width="514" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our featured poster for today comes from The Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London with their International Lecture Series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, UCL. Free and open to the public. Some lectures may be ticketed.</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 22</em><br>Raj Rewal / Raj Rewal Associates</p><p><em>Oct. 27</em><br>Neil Denari / NMDA</p><p><em>Oct. 29</em><br>Greyshed + Scanlab</p><p><strong>NOVEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Nov. 5</em><br>Emmanuel Petit / The Bartlett</p><p><em>Nov. 12</em><br>Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT</p><p><em>Nov. 19</em><br>Tatiana Bilbao</p><p><em>Nov. 26</em><br>Lucy Mcrae</p><p><em>Dec. 3</em><br>John ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111506058/the-2014-winners-of-the-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize Justine Testado 2014-10-17T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:28:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5ykllczewr52376x.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following RIBA's announcement of the 2014 Stirling Prize winner, two more UK-based projects won big in the 2014 Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize competitions. The Stormy Castle in Wales by Loyn &amp; Co. Architects received the Manser Medal, which is the UK's highest housing design award. The Stephen Lawrence Prize, which recognizes fresh architectural talent and smaller construction budgets, went to a residential project this year: House No 7 in Scotland by Denizen Works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p><strong>2014 Manser Medal winner: Stormy Castle in Wales by Loyn &amp; Co. Architects</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ada734hhi3qb6wd8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpfg151uuwtl1kdd.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize winner: House No 7 in Scotland by Denizen Works</strong>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72txsb6tbzs2byms.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxtt8ipm438weirq.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/0013ne9rxoiucl6d.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_winners_of_the_manser_medal_and_stephen_lawrence_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111493176/haworth-tompkins-everyman-theatre-wins-the-riba-stirling-prize-2014 Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre wins the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-17T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:25:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fctuoylzlczgve7y.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Haworth Tompkins architects spent nine years transforming the rundown historic Everyman Theatre in Liverpool into the building it is today. Those nine years were well worth it, as Haworth Tompkins just won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 for the UK's best new building of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcnaou4n1d1uon65.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/gl47mdsrmw8yf67n.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/161lsxtpcftty8dp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgpqmbybkvl6zjps.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/haworth_tompkins_everyman_theatre_wins_the_riba_stirling_prize_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104407067/2014-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist-is-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110410415/a21studio-5468796-cook-robotham-and-others-win-big-at-this-year-s-world-architecture-festival a21studio, 5468796, Cook Robotham and others win big at this year's World Architecture Festival Justine Testado 2014-10-03T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T14:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p7vc6cnaio6ksc4.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands closed on a festive note with the final top-prize winners being announced during a gala dinner and awards ceremony on October 3...The WAF "super jury" awarded the overall winning World Building of the Year award to The Chapel in Vietnam designed by Vietnamese architecture firm a21studio. Three projects in Victoria, Canada, Australia, and China also won major top awards, and two Inaugural Prizes were given.</p></em><br /><br /><p>World Building of the Year: The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6hany9y9sm5fend.jpg"></p><p>Future Project of the Year: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural group</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8bwq5j3gtr2hvlh.jpg"></p><p>Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hox5tp2qysohdzp.jpg"></p><p>Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin, The University of Hong Kong</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9n3zquct3tzleno.jpg"></p><p><strong>INAUGURAL PRIZE WINNERS</strong><br>Colour Prize: Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi01jp3a7q4iwdq1.jpg"></p><p>Wood Excellence Prize: Alex Monroe Studio, Snowfields, UK, designed by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxi4dnkgip8ppxos.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about each project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a21studios_the_chapel_in_vietnam_wins_the_waf_world_building_of_the_year_20/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109722336/get-lectured-oxford-brookes-university-2014-2015 Get Lectured: Oxford Brookes University, 2014-2015 Justine Testado 2014-09-24T15:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a9nkbg0lqsifn05w.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today features the 2014-15 OxArch Lecture Series, "Beyond Architects, Beyond Architecture" from OxArch (The Oxford Architecture Society). OxArch is the student society of the Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture in Oxford, England.</p><p><em>Beyond Architects, Beyond Architecture</em> investigates the ways architectural thinking operates outside the immediate field of designing and making buildings. The series also highlights ways non-architects approach their design processes.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures are on Tuesday evenings at Oxford Brookes U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109659675/barcelona-wins-grand-prize-in-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-for-europe Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge for Europe Justine Testado 2014-09-23T21:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:55:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h0/h06qi83l4dfs7qjq.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Bloomberg's Bloomberg Philanthropies revealed the winners of its first European edition of the Mayors Challenge. More than 150 top cities from 28 European nations entered the competition, which asked participants to send their most innovative ideas that address Europe's timely pressing issues like unemployment, energy efficiency, obesity, aging, and improving government efficiency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Barcelona took the Grand Prize for Innovation and &euro;5 million to help implement their proposal,&nbsp;<strong>Collaborative Care Networks for Better Aging,</strong> a digital and community "trust network" for each of its at-risk elderly residents.</p><p>Innovation prizes of &euro;1 million were also given to the following cities:</p><ul><li><strong>Athens, Greece</strong>: Synathina, a Public Platform for Engaged Citizens</li><li><strong>Kirklees, in Yorkshire, United Kingdom</strong>: Kirklees Shares</li><li><strong>Stockholm, Sweden</strong>:<strong> </strong>Biochar - for a Better City Ecosystem</li><li><strong>Warsaw, Poland</strong>: Virtual Warsaw - Urban Information System for the Visually Impaired</li></ul><p>In addition to prize money, each winning city will receive technical assistance, expert coaching, and a trophy specially designed by renowned artist <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/72244607/studio-olafur-eliasson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>.</p><p>Michael Bloomberg congratulated Barcelona via a surprise phone call from Paris in the video below.</p><p>Learn more about the winning ideas on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/barcelona_wins_grand_prize_in_bloomberg_philanthropies_mayors_challenge_for/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108725821/your-friendly-reminder-to-register-for-100-design-2014 Your friendly reminder to register for 100%DESIGN 2014 Sponsor 2014-09-11T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T17:24:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qzslu2luh5tzuhtr.jpg" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN</a>:</em></p><p>In case you forgot to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104497122/register-now-for-100-design-2014-this-september" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">register earlier this summer</a>, the <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN</a> trade event is coming up next week -- so now is the time to do it! As one of the key events at the London Design Festival, 100%DESIGN 2014 will take place at Earls Court Exhibition Centre from September 17-20.</p><p>"First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, 100%DESIGN has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and activity in London. Through different editions 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the UK.</p><p>Now, for the 20th edition the mood is both celebratory and resolutely fixed on the future; 100% Design will continue its traditional role to support design, both in the UK and beyond as it continues to define London&rsquo;s design agenda."</p><p><strong>For more info and to register, visit <a href="http://100percentdesign.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100percentdesign.co.uk</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108270481/shortlists-for-the-riba-manser-medal-and-the-2014-stephen-lawrence-prize Shortlists for the RIBA Manser Medal and the 2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-05T19:58:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T17:32:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8uab4xfog4yg8w4.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RIBA has announced the 2014 shortlists for the Manser Medal - Best New House in the UK and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. Check out these stellar projects below.</p><p><strong>MANSER MEDAL</strong> <strong>- Best New House in the UK</strong></p><p>The Manser Medal was established in 2001 to honor former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael Manser CBE. It recognizes private homes or major extensions that are deemed to be exemplary of innovation, sustainability, and style, and were also completed within the past year by a UK architect.</p><p>Out of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640741/riba-manser-medal-2014-longlist-for-the-best-new-house-in-the-uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">23 longlisted projects</a> announced earlier this summer, the jury shortlisted these six houses:</p><p>(pictured above) <strong>Lens House </strong>in north London by Alison Brooks Architects</p><p><strong>The Kench</strong> in Hampshire by MELOY Architects and John Young</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1e7afaj8njcc7uar.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cliff House</strong>, Isle of Skye, Scotland by Dualchas Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwukc9b0pwagb28x.jpg"></p><p><strong>House No 7,</strong> Isle of Tiree, Scotland by Denizen Works</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxwdjmjwzpslftps.jpg"></p><p><strong>Luker House</strong> in Barnes, southwest London by Jamie Fobert Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx5njosull4ku187.jpg"></p><p><strong>Stormy Castle</strong> in Gower, Wales by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1ymm6rc4k624ym2f.jpg"></p><p><strong>STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE</strong></p><p>The Stephen Law...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107635330/the-british-countryside-family-who-are-designing-entire-cities-in-iraq The British countryside family who are designing entire cities in Iraq Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:13:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3185589171dfa72c8e7c90ece3a5111.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The cities we&rsquo;re working on were neglected by Saddam Hussein, so they have little basic infrastructure,&rdquo; says Elliot Hartley, 36, a director of Garsdale Design. But why can&rsquo;t Iraqis redesign their own cities? &ldquo;There has been a massive brain drain of professionals from Iraq over the years, and a lack of investment in local government planning departments, which means that the skills aren&rsquo;t there &ndash; yet,&rdquo; [...]. More improbably yet, only one member of the family firm [...] has set foot in Iraq.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107403597/the-cheesegrater-a-tower-of-no-small-ambition The Cheesegrater – a tower of no small ambition Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T13:40:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85c3d8e5c0249c01f70a8450eaaff189.jpg" width="460" height="652" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Someone has told the bouncers to be nice. It is now standard for architectural anoraks like myself to find ourselves challenged by smile-less security as we go about our blameless business &ndash; no loitering, no photography, no looking, as if al-Qaida scouts would do their dastardly work in this way or as if, years after the invention of the camera phone, photography can be controlled as it could in the age of the tripod. But not at the base of the Cheesegrater.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106941067/self-driving-trucks-may-hit-uk-roads-next-year-truckers-included Self-driving trucks may hit UK roads next year (truckers included) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-19T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:35:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9fdb5c03ccbafe3eb6d58a843f8439e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fleets of self-driving lorries could be tested on UK roads as soon as next year, according to reports. [...] The initiative would cut fuel consumption, backers said. However, the plan has been criticised by motoring groups which said such a fleet would be "intimidating" to other road users.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105786212/20th-century-architecture-is-it-the-end-of-our-concrete-jungles 20th Century architecture: Is it the end of our 'concrete jungles'? Alexander Walter 2014-08-04T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T13:59:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f60caf5f1f309b57f7992b13636cc44.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Concrete was the building material beloved by councils as they embarked on post-World War Two development. But it is fair to say many people were never quite as taken with grey skyscrapers and suspended walkways. Now several of the cities defined by concrete - Birmingham, Coventry, Hull and Portsmouth - are undergoing multimillion-pound makeovers. But what are they losing in their quest to be the "modern cities" of the 21st - rather than the 20th - Century?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105567174/structural-awards-2014-shortlist-is-announced Structural Awards 2014 shortlist is announced Justine Testado 2014-08-01T17:52:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T15:08:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gmnmelin4982lxf.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again. The Institution of Structural Engineers revealed the 2014 shortlist for their annual Structural Awards today. The awards recognize achievement, innovation, and excellence in the field of structural engineering in addition to promoting its significant role in the creation of inventive design solutions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the shortlisted projects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37q2kacp0i72cmid.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pzzll7445wegvo7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tngpzqii2ubsqz6o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37e7aygvcogwehfr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzihsdvxtuglndsl.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/structural_awards_2014_shortlist_is_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105421785/sure-architecture-s-winning-endless-city-skyscraper-proposal-for-the-streets-of-london SURE Architecture’s winning “Endless City” skyscraper proposal for the streets of London Justine Testado 2014-07-30T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T18:50:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9yjcpjdwp2p5qmv.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SURE Architecture's "The Endless City in Height" skyscraper is all about going with the flow while making a bold statement. Proposed for the SkyScraper &amp; SuperSkyscraper Competition, the entry recently won first place in the international competition. Designed to integrate itself with the surrounding streets in London, pedestrians discover the skyscraper's vertical city inside while walking up and down the "endless" interweaving ramps that wrap around the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w3zq4wodvs6n9jd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lvzmogeovswdju57.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sure_architectures_winning_endless_city_skyscraper_proposal_for_the_streets/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104940407/stirling-prize-2014-what-should-we-value-in-architecture Stirling Prize 2014: what should we value in architecture? Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:46:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bf9e26042c889cd9bb45328b8cc8b2c.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year&rsquo;s contenders for the prestigious Stirling Prize were recently announced. The prize is supposed to be &ldquo;presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture&rdquo;. &ldquo;Evolution&rdquo; is an interesting choice of term, and the prize has a long way to go if it is to achieve this goal. [...] Each year the Stirling prize inevitably raises a discussion about architectural values. What is good architecture?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104407067/2014-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist-is-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104864055/riba-elects-jane-duncan-as-next-president RIBA elects Jane Duncan as next President Archinect 2014-07-23T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:46:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i757up99k8ks2any.jpg" width="514" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects today announced the result of its presidential election: Jane Duncan, director of <a href="http://www.janeduncanarchitects.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jane Duncan Architects</a>, will become President Elect on September 1, 2014 and will take over the two-year elected presidency from Stephen Hodder on September 1, 2015. Jane Duncan will be the 75th RIBA President.</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I am delighted to be elected and to have the mandate from RIBA members to undertake my election pledges on improving pride, fees and diversity within the architecture profession," said Jane Duncan after the announcement of the election result. "Over the next year I will be working hard to support Stephen Hodder and visiting and talking to members and staff across the UK.&rdquo;</p><p>On her campaign website <a href="http://www.jane4riba.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jane4RIBA</a>, Duncan describes her goals in a mini manifesto:</p><ul><li><strong>PRIDE: </strong>"Restore pride in being an Architect and in the creative and influential work we do"</li><li><strong>PROFIT: </strong>"Drive up fees through campaigning for payment appropriate to skills and experience"</li><li><strong>PEOPLE:</strong> "Improve diver...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104785258/london-s-canary-wharf-spreads-east-with-new-towers-and-3-000-homes-planned London's Canary Wharf spreads east with new towers and 3,000 homes planned Alexander Walter 2014-07-22T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:36:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed6a3a6d555ec29918bfef97eae5657d.jpg" width="220" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than 3,000 homes are to be built at the eastern edge of Canary Wharf after Tower Hamlets council gave the green light for the project, the first extension to the financial district since the banking crisis struck in 2008. [...] Its centrepiece, at 211m the tallest building, is a 57-storey cylindrical residential skyscraper facing the waters of South Dock, designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron [...]</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104497122/register-now-for-100-design-2014-this-september Register now for 100%DESIGN 2014 this September Sponsor 2014-07-18T19:52:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T17:21:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lo4e9106dkafg0x7.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN</a>:</em></p><p><a href="http://100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN 2014</a>, the UK's largest design trade event, is back for its 20th edition. As one of the <a href="http://www.londondesignfestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>'s major events, this year's trade show will take place from September 17-20 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.</p><p>"First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, 100%DESIGN has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and activity in London. Through different editions 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the UK."</p><p>Before you know it, September will be here. So mark your calendars and <a href="http://100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">register now</a>!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104407067/2014-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist-is-revealed 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed Justine Testado 2014-07-17T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:10:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k99hzfpjebnys8zg.jpg" width="514" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's that time of year again. Six buildings were just announced for the 2014 shortlist of the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for best new building in the UK. Each contender will be judged particularly for its design excellence and its significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5fwq6ead6dytsba.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i8xc0q4lsr3ilzb2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0jcdmp76uhwdmlfe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpgly1r9shwt06gn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gyqkdl6yb5ihpsk.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2014_riba_stirling_prize_shortlist_is_revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103865540/apply-now-for-the-2014-aa-summer-dlab-white-registration-ends-monday-july-14 Apply now for the 2014 AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE - Registration ends Monday, July 14 Sponsor 2014-07-10T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-10T15:40:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4hzqjyo0lnyjojj.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The final registration deadline for <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/aa_summer_dlab_white/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE</a> is quickly approaching: Apply by July 14 for your spot in this exciting summer workshop. Presented by London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>, the program focuses on the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools.</p><p>The workshop will take place in London between July 21 until August 2, 2014 and from August 2 onwards, will be located in South England's Hooke Park until August 8, 2014.</p><p>All current architecture and design students are invited to apply.</p><p>Find more details below or <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p><p>"One of the major objectives of Summer DLAB is to demonstrate the continuity of the workflow between computational software and digital assembly procedures leading to physical fabrication. In this respect, the programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the initial phase participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase shifts to A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103655820/in-depth-louis-kahn-exhibition-opening-at-london-s-design-museum-on-july-9 In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London’s Design Museum on July 9 Justine Testado 2014-07-07T21:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T06:41:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxbekm7zlnfmhsam.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture" is a multi-themed exploration behind legendary architect Louis Kahn that will be showcased at the Design Museum in London starting Wednesday, July 9. Until Oct. 12, 2014, the exhibition will feature architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs, and films &ndash; including interviews with famous architects like Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Sou Fujimoto, and Peter Zumthor who each describe how Kahn has influenced his own work.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/teg4jgk1l0lw2pph.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nyq7hxkiyeve966b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4c4f3mt1q3oy9ia.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/in-depth_louis_kahn_exhibition_opening_at_londons_design_museum_on_july_9/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102640741/riba-manser-medal-2014-longlist-for-the-best-new-house-in-the-uk RIBA Manser Medal 2014 Longlist for the Best New House in the UK Justine Testado 2014-06-24T16:58:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:13:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pafbzmxqc9fs9lwi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The longlist is out for this year's RIBA Manser Medal for Best New House in the UK. Established in 2001 to honor former RIBA President and notable home designer Michael Manser CBE, the Manser Medal is awarded to the best new house design by a UK-based architect. This year's longlist showcases 23 UK-based private homes or major extension that exhibit innovation, sustainability, and style and were completed within the past year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a few of the longlisted projects below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nyficiz7jdcdzah5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0kf4cycexw5icn0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/so6f2ay2er2g2d06.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s62kjjrmv37fqapj.jpg"></p><p>See the full list on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/riba_manser_medal_2014_longlist_for_the_best_new_house_in_the_uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102628658/smiljan-radic-unveils-egglike-14th-serpentine-pavilion-in-london-s-kensington-gardens Smiljan Radic unveils egglike 14th Serpentine Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-24T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:14:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cf9fo2e317yejo9k.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95481774/smiljan-radic-to-design-14th-serpentine-galleries-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the announcement</a> this past March, Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has unveiled the 14th Serpentine Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery's Kensington Gardens in London. For the past 14 years, the Serpentine Gallery has invited famous architects like Sou Fujimoto, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, and Frank Gehry to design the annual temporary structure for the London Festival of Architecture. Their famous designers aside, the pavilions themselves are a story of their own.</p><p>An eggshell. A "Stone Age spaceship". A cocoon. A deformed donut -- Radic's design for the 14th Serpentine Pavilion is already receiving plenty of colorful descriptions. Supported by massive quarry stones, Radic's pavilion is a fiberglass, semi-transparent hollow shell that will be used to host a variety of social and cultural events and will also include a cafe inside. The pavilion's flooring also features gray wooden decking to make the structure feel more like a patio than a fully enclosed space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/ao862a7cqwn4uvp6.jpg"></p><p>Playing on the idea of the f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102572395/2014-riba-national-award-winners 2014 RIBA National Award Winners Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T22:51:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/ud1itwzrm3n2zx1o.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 RIBA National Awards. With 44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the European Union, the selected projects will now have the chance to make the shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded annually to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small image selection of 2014 Award Winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv212bknjm55m9g1.jpg"></p><p>London: TNG Youth and Community Centre by RCKa. Photo: Jakob Spriestersbach</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lpzxwtp7q1719o7.jpg"></p><p>London: London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: Michel Denance</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66922bbyl2uzz10m.jpg"></p><p>West Midlands: Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo. Photo: Mecanoo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bol265yvm30t3uuk.jpg"></p><p>London: London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9vet5v8zlmm5a4e.jpg"></p><p>European Union: The Blue Planet, Kastrup, Denmark by 3XN. Photo: Adamm Moerk</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3g66ms0moc8a84g.jpg"></p><p>East: Britten-Pears Archive by Stanton Williams. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o31cry3i15g7wj3i.jpg"></p><p>Scotland: House no.7 by Denizen Works. Photo: David Barbour</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afq6a0jfo9a8kg1p.jpg"></p><p>European Union: Metrostation Kraaiennest, Amsterdam by Maccreanor Lavington. Photo: Luuk Kramer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rn70q04fzqoxenhg.jpg"></p><p>London: Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects. Photo: Paul Riddle</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/ndv2lhpg1qp2xtwz.jpg"></p><p>European Union: Marseille Vieux Port by Foster + Partners. Photo: Nigel Young</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rj/rj4fnlfmoeethwkq.jpg"></p><p>South: Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre with Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will. Photo: Richard Chivers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01473wk84klmyjjq.jpg"></p><p>Library and Learning Centre, Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Roland Halbe</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vft0qw2whycuvmg.jpg"></p><p>South East: ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102193096/nicholas-grimshaw-to-offer-mentorships-to-emerging-architects-in-manchester-s-noise-festival-2014 Nicholas Grimshaw to offer mentorships to emerging architects in Manchester’s NOISE Festival 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-18T21:02:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:06:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aatxwnxqp3x73abi.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year since 2005, the Manchester-based NOISE Festival gives thousands of aspiring architects the opportunity to get their portfolios recognized by some of the design industry's most well-known names. The nationwide Festival, which takes places online and through exclusive events, showcases undiscovered talent in over 14 categories including Architecture, Design, Illustration, Games, Fashion, Music, Fine Art, and Film.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Among the panel of noteworthy Curators who will judge the submissions, British architect Nicholas Grimshaw of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> is this year's Architecture Curator. He'll be offering a one-on-one mentorship to five entrants whose submissions he rates the highest.</p><p>If you're eager to join,<strong> <a href="http://www.noisefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">do it now</a> </strong>-- it's free and open to all ages! The deadline has been extended to <strong>July 6, 2014</strong>.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/nicholas_grimshaw_to_offer_mentorships_to_young_architects_in_mancheste/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to find out more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100058349/update-ksr-architects-fluorescent-chandelier-pavilion-at-the-camden-create-festival UPDATE: KSR Architects’ fluorescent “chandelier” pavilion at the Camden Create Festival Justine Testado 2014-05-20T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:55:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dt/dtm5lnucunswxpt6.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After being chosen to have the winning design in the competition, KSR Architects got to realize their proposal for the Camden Town Pavilion at the iconic Britannia junction during the town's first Camden Create Festival that recently occurred in Camden, London. KSR Architects' colorful pop-up pavilion must've been quite the statement piece to celebrate the town's unique creative culture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out some photos of the pavilion:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv98e5egqim4wrll.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwot20ygrhgxfsn8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6e02gyg12fmc8bjz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/atksifjipwxp5qo0.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/update_ksr_architects_fluorescent_chandelier_pavilion_at_the_camden_create_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99832200/apply-for-the-2014-aa-summer-dlab-white-now-until-july-14 Apply for the 2014 AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE now until July 14 Sponsor 2014-05-15T17:11:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T22:50:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tc/tcrmy7gxhbyd206b.jpg" width="514" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Summer DLAB</a> from London's <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a> is back again for its 2014 cycle. The summer-long workshop emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools.</p><p>Continuing its color-based agenda with White, this year's Summer DLAB will highlight White as a starting point to investigate natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p><strong>The application deadline is JULY 14! </strong>The program is open to all current architecture and design students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w4q6kflmpfkl5q5y.jpg"></p><p>"One of the major objectives of Summer DLAB is to demonstrate the continuity of the workflow between computational software and digital assembly procedures leading to physical fabrication. In this respect, the programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the initial phase participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase shifts to AA Hooke Park campus and revolves around the fabrication and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98962721/six-finalists-shortlisted-for-britain-s-museum-of-the-year-2014 Six finalists shortlisted for Britain’s Museum of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-04-30T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15skj76gxb1s2g76.jpg" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The best museums are more than just expensive buildings that house expensive pieces of artwork. They have original exhibitions, engaging educational programs, and even tell a lot about a city's character. The Art Fund is one step closer to finding Britain's 2014 Museum of the Year, which acknowledges the very best achievements of museums across the UK.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ranging from iconic national institutions to up-and-coming local galleries, six finalists continue to compete for the &pound;100,000 prize:</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich</strong></p><p><strong>Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfdxko85doipc5s6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hayward Gallery, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nftyhmqwayvenoo6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/pliefbsct9kv522l.jpg"></p><p><strong>Tate Britain, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8e57ejijxfojkr7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qysk5f8l1n4y4bu3.jpg"></p><p>The winner will be announced on July 9 at an award ceremony at the National Gallery in London.</p><p>Check out the videos below for more about each museum. Find further details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/six_finalists_shortlisted_for_britains_museum_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98565093/seven-category-winners-for-designs-of-the-year-2014 Seven category winners for Designs of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-04-23T19:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T20:40:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/exo8fk5hqzgdy718.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This year's Designs of the Year jury have chosen their cr&egrave;me de la cr&egrave;me of the world's most cutting-edge design. Since London's Design Museum announced the 76 nominees in February, the competition has narrowed down to seven category winners. In the final step of the competition, one of these category winners will be announced as the overall winner by June 30 at an event hosted by St. Martins Lane London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The category winners are:</p><p>(Pictured above) Architecture: HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - Designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher</p><p>Digital: PEEK (PORTABLE EYE EXAMINATION KIT) - Designed by Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, Stewart Jordan, Dr. Mario Giardini, Dr. Iain Livingstone</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c95mjp0shoollmiu.jpg"></p><p>Fashion: PRADA S/S14 - Designed by Miuccia Prada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv8g8s82u3i30vph.jpg"></p><p>Furniture: PRO CHAIR FAMILY - Designed by Konstantin Grcic</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wn3dxj68ck063efr.jpg"></p><p>Graphics: DRONE SHADOWS - Designed by James Bridle / booktwo.org</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30ec0jgh70l8xe1h.jpg"></p><p>Product: THE SEABOARD GRAND - Designed by Roland Lamb and Hong-Yeul Eom</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlkuxea6icmib3zp.jpg"></p><p>Transport: XL1 CAR &ndash; Designed by Volkswagen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0cgjhdocgnkl3r2.jpg"></p><p>More details can be found on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/seven_category_winners_for_designs_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Seventy-six nominations listed for Designs of the Year 2014</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98551137/london-s-skyline-needs-more-tower-blocks-not-more-luxury-flats London's skyline needs more tower blocks, not more luxury flats Alexander Walter 2014-04-23T13:13:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T13:16:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/606387462b4d7c220c2b8560534073ea.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whenever a campaign wants to stop some new development it will use the phrase "tower block". This isn't what the developers would call them &ndash; they prefer "stunning developments" or "luxury apartments". There is a national campaign afoot against new towers, specifically against the astonishing 230 mostly residential ones planned for the capital. Inevitably, the campaign has referred to tower blocks and "the mistakes of the 1960s" knowing this is emotive language [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>