Archinect - Features 2017-09-20T11:00:48-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150028633/london-at-the-seoul-biennale London at the Seoul Biennale Peter Murray 2017-09-18T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T13:52:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dp60myq1qitinbnq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dp60myq1qitinbnq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dp60myq1qitinbnq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dp/dp60myq1qitinbnq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>London made good splash at the inaugural&nbsp;<a href="http://seoulbiennale.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul Biennale</a>&nbsp;of Architecture and Urbanism which opened at the beginning of September in Zaha Hadid's DPP Cultural Centre. Taking one of the Biennale's themes of 'The Productive City' the&nbsp;<a href="http://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2017/sep/04/london-made-seoul-biennale/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London installation</a>&nbsp;showed a film curated by We Made That and director Alice Masters which explored the complex thread of suppliers, from costumiers to scenery makers, that are needed to deliver a production in the Barbican arts centre. The film featured interviews with the artisans, creatives, manufacturers and suppliers, who contribute to London's role as a productive city.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026763/in-focus-studio-naaro In Focus: Studio NAARO Ellen Hancock 2017-09-11T04:23:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T20:21:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p>For this installment, we interviewed <strong>Studio NAARO </strong>in London founded by Freya Najade and Marcela Spadaro.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150022055/studio-visits-walters-cohen Studio Visits: Walters & Cohen Ellen Hancock 2017-08-22T06:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T00:11:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This time I went to see North London based <a href="https://archinect.com/waltersandcohen" target="_blank">Walters&nbsp;&amp; Cohen</a> founded in 1994. The practice, formed by two women, has received notable acclaim for their work within the education, public and cultural sector, most recently for their <a href="http://waltersandcohen.com/projects/all_projects/?p=vajrasana-buddhist-retreat-centre" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/waltersandcohen/project/vajrasana-buddhist-retreat-centre" target="_blank">Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre</a>.</p> <p>The collective winners of the <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/home/walters-and-cohen-take-home-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-award/8629326.article" target="_blank">AJ's Woman Architect of the year 2012</a>, partners Cindy and Mich&aacute;l welcomed me into their studio, talked me through the growth of their practice and some of the new and exciting projects they are working on at the moment.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023134/the-return-of-the-master-builder The Return of the Master Builder? Peter Murray 2017-08-21T05:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-21T15:24:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank">Grenfell Tower disaster</a>, Marc Vlessing, CEO of London residential developer <a href="https://www.pocketliving.com/" target="_blank">Pocket</a>, was speaking at a NLA Sounding Board meeting. Dutch-born Vlessing stated that for an objective view of such issues he often turned to the European press. Newspapers in Germany and the Netherlands, he said, immediately suggested that the cause of the tragic fire lay in the tendency of the UK construction industry to continually sub-contract risk.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015220/studio-visits-studio-egret-west Studio Visits: Studio Egret West Ellen Hancock 2017-07-31T06:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T06:14:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For our latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a> we went to see <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3557823/studio-egret-west" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a>, based in the heart of Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lone, the Studio Manager gave me the full tour after which David sat down with me to tell me more about the practice he founded with Christophe Egret nearly thirteen years ago.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015435/why-not-london Why Not London? Peter Murray 2017-07-03T04:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-03T12:46:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"Why not London?" I kept asking myself as I wandered round the spectacular opening reception of the spectacular <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters" target="_blank">HQ of the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid</a>. Housed in the former Turkish Embassy building designed by Joaquin Soldana in 1902 the foundation is a treasure trove of Normanalia - early drawings, models, sketches, huge renderings, personal artefacts, bicycle designs and cross country skis. Everything presented in museum-quality perfection. Each room overseen by a uniformed assistant who not only asked you politely not to take photos but also could provide a bi-lingual description of the works on show.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013518/di-b-do-francis-k-r-s-tree-inspired-serpentine-pavilion-fuses-cultural-african-references-with-british-construction Diébédo Francis Kéré's Tree-Inspired Serpentine Pavilion Fuses Cultural African References with British Construction Laura Mark 2017-06-20T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:46:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&lsquo;I was inspired by the figure of the tree in the landscape. I wanted to create a gathering space&rsquo;, says <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/891205/di-b-do-francis-k-r" target="_blank">Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> discussing his design for the much anticipated 2017 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a>.</p> <p>The commission for the Serpentine Gallery&rsquo;s annual summer pavilion will be one that is a game changer for the African architect.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150006082/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-shard Iconic Buildings: I work at The Shard Ellen Hancock 2017-06-20T04:57:00-04:00 >2017-09-05T11:55:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mzui1z4p65tv7thm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mzui1z4p65tv7thm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mzui1z4p65tv7thm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mzui1z4p65tv7thm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For our new series&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p> <p>This time, we interviewed Danny Lemon who is the General Manager at The Shard in London.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013024/brexit-diaries-neven-sidor-of-grimshaw-19-june-2017 Brexit Diaries: Neven Sidor of Grimshaw, 19 June 2017 Neven Sidor 2017-06-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T14:26:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/faavq12uvwl3ny7h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/faavq12uvwl3ny7h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/faavq12uvwl3ny7h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/faavq12uvwl3ny7h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;They need us more than we need them&rdquo;. My blood boils when I hear this delusional nonsense repeated by politicians who should know better. It doesn&rsquo;t matter how many cars Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and BMW sell into the UK, they sell a hell of a lot more to the rest of the world, and let&rsquo;s not forget that 44.6% of our trade is with the EU. The Brexit negotiations will dispel some of these fantasies and highlight our reduced place in the world. The UK will be poorer, smaller and, I fear, meaner.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150010917/un-believable-utopias-6-forgotten-projects-and-their-provocative-stories (Un)believable Utopias: 6 Forgotten Projects and their Provocative Stories Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-16T10:06:00-04:00 >2017-07-08T16:46:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2fkahli9zoq6obuz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Consciously or otherwise, social context determines design. Architecture, in turn, is capable of not only representing political ideals but also of reinforcing or shaping them&mdash;for example, through fostering forms of collective living or through breaking down gendered behavioral norms. The following projects may not be well-remembered, but they represent ambitious attempts to address or challenge the status quo through the built environment.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013012/in-focus-david-higgins In Focus: David Higgins Ellen Hancock 2017-06-16T05:40:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T13:04:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/si/siskgfncy1y50wym.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/si/siskgfncy1y50wym.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/si/siskgfncy1y50wym.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/si/siskgfncy1y50wym.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>For this installment, we interviewed the London-based photographer <a href="http://www.davidhiggins.photography/" target="_blank">David Higgins</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150012376/screen-print-56-alessandro-bava-and-oskar-johanson-reflect-on-the-future-of-the-aa-in-due Screen/Print #56: Alessandro Bava and Oskar Johanson Reflect on the Future of the AA in 'DUE' Nicholas Korody 2017-06-14T12:01:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>One of the preeminent schools of architecture in the world, the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" target="_blank">Architectural Association of Architecture</a> (AA) in London is in the midst of some significant changes. Brett Steele, the director of the school, is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982711/brett-steele-current-director-of-the-aa-appointed-dean-of-the-ucla-school-of-arts-and-architecture" target="_blank">heading out</a> to Los Angeles where he will serve as Dean of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. During this time of transition, the students and alumni of the AA have taken to the school&rsquo;s weekly publication <a href="http://due.aaschool.ac.uk/" target="_blank"><em>DUE</em></a>, featured here as part of Archinect&rsquo;s recurring series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em>Screen/Print</em></a>, to reflect on the past and project towards the future of the institution.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150010164/studio-visits-bdp-london Studio Visits: BDP, London Ellen Hancock 2017-06-09T06:31:00-04:00 >2017-08-23T04:37:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sx/sx3wsu1kizztug2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sx/sx3wsu1kizztug2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sx/sx3wsu1kizztug2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sx/sx3wsu1kizztug2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This week we went to visit BDP at their office in Clerkenwell. They took us on a tour around their beautiful office in Brewhouse Yard, and told us a little more about the people and culture behind the interdisciplinary, world-renowned practice.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150006970/small-studio-snapshots-studioshaw Small Studio Snapshots: Studioshaw Ellen Hancock 2017-05-29T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T16:01:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcx2snpgaonh5ulc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcx2snpgaonh5ulc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcx2snpgaonh5ulc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tc/tcx2snpgaonh5ulc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/firms/cover/149993255/studioshaw" target="_blank">Studioshaw</a>, a practice set up in 2016 based in Shoreditch, London.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150007406/studio-visits-delvendahl-martin-architects Studio Visits: Delvendahl Martin Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-05-15T05:22:00-04:00 >2017-08-23T04:33:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/99xlsw3rsbzoaa5z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/99xlsw3rsbzoaa5z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/99xlsw3rsbzoaa5z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/99xlsw3rsbzoaa5z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For our latest Studio Visit we went to see&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/delvendahlmartinarchitects" target="_blank">Delvendahl Martin Architects</a>&nbsp;in their studio at Bow Arts, East London. We talked through their current projects, their plans for the future and had a nosey around their new model workshop come meeting room space.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150003726/globe-trotting-designers Globe Trotting Designers Peter Murray 2017-04-24T04:16:00-04:00 >2017-08-21T15:25:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bve3duiajc92c0mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bve3duiajc92c0mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bve3duiajc92c0mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bv/bve3duiajc92c0mg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Following my last blog on the size of London's architectural economy, I was interviewed for a programme on BBC television about the impact of Brexit. Jack Pringle, UK head of Perkins and Will and ex President of the RIBA, was also on the programme and showed the presenter around his office and quizzed his staff about where they were from - "Italy", "Slovakia", "Spain" they responded.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150003756/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-20-april-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 20 April 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-04-20T01:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-29T08:16:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cjmstf47iunc2v4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cjmstf47iunc2v4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cjmstf47iunc2v4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cjmstf47iunc2v4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>With the London Festival of Architecture opening in June &ndash; during which Weston Williamson and Partners have events planned &ndash; the organisers have commissioned a survey of the contribution that architecture makes to the UK economy. When we met last year, Tamsie Thompson the Director of LFA was keen to promote the event on a par with London Fashion week, and we suggested she needed firm evidence of the financial musclier order to convince Government why they should support her. She now has that research, and it makes interesting reading particularly for those responsible for our Brexit negotiations.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150001061/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-natural-history-museum-london Iconic Buildings: I work at the Natural History Museum, London Ellen Hancock 2017-04-08T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-09-05T11:54:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ik4k28tj0gjprfw4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ik4k28tj0gjprfw4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ik4k28tj0gjprfw4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ik4k28tj0gjprfw4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For our new series <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p> <p>For our second feature in the series, we interviewed Paul Gallagher who works at the <a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/" target="_blank">Natural History Museum</a>&nbsp;in London as Project and Programme Manager in their Central Project Office.</p> <p>Presently the museum is undergoing significant refurbishment, in particular, the Hintze Hall, which is currently closed to the public.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre Review: The Japanese House Architecture and Life after 1945 at Barbican Centre Grace Quah 2017-04-05T11:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T11:29:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The home continues to play a central role in contemporary Japanese architecture. This year, the Barbican has put together an exhibition that documents the development of post-war Japanese domestic architecture, from the traditional to the modern, drawing on the work of over 40 Japanese architects from the past 70 years.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149999224/london-s-key-role-as-a-global-design-and-construction-skills-hub London's Key Role as a Global Design and Construction Skills Hub Peter Murray 2017-03-29T01:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-21T15:25:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k5tyikm8tl8evzky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k5tyikm8tl8evzky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k5tyikm8tl8evzky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k5/k5tyikm8tl8evzky.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"The analysis showed that London's architecture sector produced a massive &pound;1.7 billion in gross value added (GVA)&mdash;38 per cent bigger than the product, graphic and fashion design sectors put together and greater than many observers expected."</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149994913/small-studio-snapshots-31-44-architects Small Studio Snapshots: 31/44 Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-03-13T12:13:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:59:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdz1k22u4lpjizm7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdz1k22u4lpjizm7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdz1k22u4lpjizm7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdz1k22u4lpjizm7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149987323/31-44" target="_blank">31/44 Architects</a>, a practice with studios in both Amsterdam and London established in 2010. &nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149993803/small-studio-snapshots-kirkwood-mccarthy Small Studio Snapshots: Kirkwood McCarthy Ellen Hancock 2017-02-27T12:09:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T21:35:37-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iskkv1zodrkjhyq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iskkv1zodrkjhyq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iskkv1zodrkjhyq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3iskkv1zodrkjhyq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kirkwoodmccarthy.com/" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a>, a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/18547/london" target="_blank">London</a>-based architecture and design studio established in 2013 by Fiona Kirkwood and Sophie McCarthy. Known for working on constrained and often overlooked sites, the two discuss how opportunity and creativity can arise during even the most trying times.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149993558/in-focus-marcus-peel In Focus: Marcus Peel Ellen Hancock 2017-02-24T03:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T21:31:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6hmlg40hl9nj5b0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6hmlg40hl9nj5b0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6hmlg40hl9nj5b0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6hmlg40hl9nj5b0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus?ukredirect" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature,&nbsp;we talk to <strong><a href="http://marcuspeel.com/" target="_blank">Marcus Peel</a>&nbsp;</strong>based in London.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149991340/in-focus-paul-raftery In Focus: Paul Raftery Archinect 2017-02-10T10:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T13:42:09-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s1/s1uu76p4yogmjhpj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s1/s1uu76p4yogmjhpj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s1/s1uu76p4yogmjhpj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s1/s1uu76p4yogmjhpj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus?ukredirect" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature,&nbsp;we talk to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.rafphoto.com/" target="_blank">Paul Raftery</a>&nbsp;</strong>based in the South of England.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149983327/in-focus-marc-goodwin In Focus: Marc Goodwin Archinect 2017-01-20T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-25T11:12:32-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8t9xzdqt9fchgts7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8t9xzdqt9fchgts7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8t9xzdqt9fchgts7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8t/8t9xzdqt9fchgts7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature,&nbsp;we talk to London and Scandinavia-based photographer <strong>Marc Goodwin</strong>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149980551/in-focus-jim-stephenson In Focus: Jim Stephenson Ellen Hancock 2016-11-29T05:06:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T00:38:19-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j7/j7b8xkdelvirru58.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j7/j7b8xkdelvirru58.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j7/j7b8xkdelvirru58.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j7/j7b8xkdelvirru58.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature, we talk to Brighton-based photographer <strong>Jim Stephenson</strong>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149972729/the-bartlett-s-director-of-architecture-bob-sheil-pushes-for-evolving-research-in-academia The Bartlett's Director of Architecture, Bob Sheil, Pushes for Evolving Research in Academia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-11T12:05:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T04:45:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h68ws5w45hg5bse.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h68ws5w45hg5bse.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h68ws5w45hg5bse.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h68ws5w45hg5bse.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Bartlett School of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" target="_blank">University College London</a> is consistently one of the most highly ranked architecture schools globally, and occupies a significant part of revolutionary educational history in the UK. Founded in 1826, UCL was the first English university to accept students regardless of religion, gender or social status, and was also the first to appoint a chair of architecture, in 1841.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149967395/rip-to-the-eu-1973-2016-five-monumental-buildings-in-the-uk-by-european-architects RIP to the EU 1973-2016: Five monumental buildings in the UK by European architects Eleanor Marshall 2016-09-09T14:29:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T18:24:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/263exnqn9akss7nx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/263exnqn9akss7nx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/263exnqn9akss7nx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/263exnqn9akss7nx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The UK joined the European Community, later to become the European Union on the 1st of January 1973 with Denmark and Ireland. If the UK had never joined the EU, how different would the architectural landscape be? Lets take a look at five buildings designed by European architects working in the UK from 1973 until 2016; the lifespan of the UK&rsquo;s membership of the European Union.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149966542/the-young-and-restless-practice-of-if_do The young and restless practice of IF_DO Robert Urquhart 2016-09-05T05:34:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T22:14:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2butfslcb097lhq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2butfslcb097lhq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2butfslcb097lhq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2butfslcb097lhq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>I&rsquo;m in Peckham, South London, just across the road from Camberwell College of Arts, to meet <a href="http://archinect.com/IF_DO" target="_blank">IF_DO</a>, a young practice run by Al Scott, Sarah Castle and Thomas Bryans. The trio met in 2002 at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/938/university-of-edinburgh" target="_blank">University of Edinburgh</a> whilst getting their MA in Architectural Design, and in the two years that their fledgling studio has been in practice, they&rsquo;ve caused a stir with a thought-provoking manifesto and renderings that were displayed at the Royal Academy Summer Show. All that, without having yet embarked on a building of their own creation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149965365/london-is-a-game-of-life-or-death-in-metropoly London is a game of life or death in 'Metropoly' Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T09:33:00-04:00 >2017-02-05T03:51:42-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at3b6jfuibrodd9w.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at3b6jfuibrodd9w.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at3b6jfuibrodd9w.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at3b6jfuibrodd9w.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;The city has long been a tool for social development and progression,&rdquo; writes Adam Fryett in Metropoly, his submission to Archinect&rsquo;s open call for August. &ldquo;It is clear however that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/739371/neoliberalism" target="_blank">neoliberal</a>&nbsp;age&nbsp;of consumer capital has led to a regression of the social standards of modern city development, leading to a vast reduction in both the quality of life and life itself of a vast number of inhabitants.&rdquo;</p>