Archinect - Features 2017-12-12T11:03:51-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150036863/studio-visits-aecom-london Studio Visits: AECOM London Ellen Hancock 2017-11-22T10:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-26T19:55:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a> was to Aecom's London office in Aldgate Tower which they designed and built themselves and moved into last year. Taking the opportunity to look closely at their own culture and working practices they aimed to create a much more collaborative work environment that is built around and enables innovation and creativity.&nbsp;</p> <p>We got the opportunity to explore their new office, speak to Jennifer Dixon&nbsp;Architecture Leader of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150038641/aecom-emia" target="_blank">AECOM EMIA</a>,&nbsp;and find out what it is really like working as part of a global giant with over 80,000 staff members globally.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031271/studio-visits-duggan-morris-architects Studio Visits: Duggan Morris Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-11-08T05:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-08T12:16:32-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, I traveled to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/59631615/duggan-morris-architects" target="_blank">Duggan Morris Architects</a> in a charming old warehouse building in the back streets of East London. Their office, beautifully lit with autumnal sun on the morning I visited, was jammed packed with models&mdash;many recognisable including the recently completed workspace <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/59631615/r7-kings-cross/150035768" target="_blank">R7 in Kings Cross</a> and the award winning project <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150013827/riba-reveals-49-winning-projects-for-2017-national-awards" target="_blank">The Loom</a>.</p> <p>We spoke to Joe Morris who told us more about the studio, the teams favoured local coffee shop <a href="http://www.westlandcoffee.co.uk/" target="_blank">Westland Wine and Coffee</a> and what projects they are currently working on.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150035741/cluster-create-devolve Cluster, create, devolve Peter Murray 2017-11-01T07:00:00-04:00 >2017-11-01T06:51:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In 2010 Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London, famously stated that he would not accept <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11642662" target="_blank">&ldquo;Kosovo-style social cleansing of London&rdquo;</a> as a result of the then Government&rsquo;s proposals to cut housing benefit payments. Johnson&rsquo;s comments highlighted the pressures of retaining the social mix of central city areas in the face of increasing inequality of income and rising land and property prices. It was, and is, an issue that not only affects social housing at the lower end of the scale but also the intermediate market where young professionals and entrepreneurs&nbsp;&mdash; the drivers of the city&rsquo;s future economy &mdash; can no longer afford to live in the capital.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028993/studio-visits-allford-hall-monaghan-morris Studio Visits: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Ellen Hancock 2017-10-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T14:47:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/49/49wz5pebchlh5u1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/49/49wz5pebchlh5u1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/49/49wz5pebchlh5u1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/49/49wz5pebchlh5u1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Established in 1989 <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772/allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&nbsp;have offices in London, Bristol and Oklahoma City. They are well known for their renovation projects particularly in London including The Barbican, The Tea Building and Scotland Yard. In 2015 they won the prestigious Stirling Prize for their transformation of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/139037602/2015-riba-stirling-prize-awarded-to-the-burntwood-school-by-allford-hall-monaghan-morris" target="_blank">Burntwood School</a>, a 1950s modernist school in Wandsworth. We went to have a look around their London office in Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028455/neubau-a-small-studio-in-cambridge-tell-us-about-their-aspirations NEUBAU, a Small Studio in Cambridge, Tell Us About Their Aspirations Ellen Hancock 2017-10-09T09:02:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T09:50:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1z/1zimk75f1przc59f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1z/1zimk75f1przc59f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1z/1zimk75f1przc59f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1z/1zimk75f1przc59f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This week we take a <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150008739/neubau" target="_blank">NEUBAU</a>, a young practice and think tank operating between <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/722/london" target="_blank">London</a> and Cambridge, founded by&nbsp;Brigitta Lenz and&nbsp;Alexander Giarlis. Both with extensive previous experience working for big name practices, the duo talks about how they draw on this background to create ambitious and thought-provoking work focused on sustainability.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031152/one-two-three-swing-ilikeeverything-installations-from-the-tate-turbine-hall-and-the-hestercombe-estate One, Two Three Swing & #ILikeEverything; Installations from the Tate Turbine Hall and the Hestercombe Estate Ed Frith 2017-10-03T11:40:00-04:00 >2017-10-03T11:41:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ah/ahx3taxh9xwudfop.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ah/ahx3taxh9xwudfop.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ah/ahx3taxh9xwudfop.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ah/ahx3taxh9xwudfop.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The first Tate Turbine Hall installation seventeen years ago featured the work of the surrealist Louise Bourgeois, since then, there have been many popular, bodily engaged installations such as <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/72244607/studio-olafur-eliasson" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>&rsquo;s, Weather Project, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/45589/the-slippery-slope-at-tate-modern" target="_blank">Carsten Holler&rsquo;s polished stainless steel slides</a>. With this year&rsquo;s installation commissioned from the Danish art collective, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/66637662/superflex" target="_blank">Superflex</a>, entitled &lsquo;One, Two Three Swing&rsquo;, the fun is back with an experiential attraction, a stimulation for body and mind. Superflex have a track record of provocative and collaborative work, from urban graphics to film and sound work, from their <a href="http://www.superflex.net/floodedmcdonalds/" target="_blank">&lsquo;flooded MacDonalds&rsquo; film</a>&nbsp;to the remarkable &lsquo;international&rsquo; playpark in Copenhagen, &lsquo;<a href="http://superflex.net/tools/superkilen" target="_blank">Superkilin</a>&rsquo;.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150006417/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-serpentine-galleries-london Iconic Buildings: I work at the Serpentine Galleries, London Ellen Hancock 2017-09-27T04:14:00-04:00 >2017-10-16T23:01:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vz/vzg0hgxtpyep9gr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vz/vzg0hgxtpyep9gr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vz/vzg0hgxtpyep9gr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vz/vzg0hgxtpyep9gr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For our 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 the exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p> <p>In the spring, before this year's Serpentine Pavilion designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150013518/di-b-do-francis-k-r-s-tree-inspired-serpentine-pavilion-fuses-cultural-african-references-with-british-construction" target="_blank">Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> was installed, we went to visit Mike Gaughan who is Gallery Manager at the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026964/studio-visits-avanti-architects Studio Visits: Avanti Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-09-25T05:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-25T04:39:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, we went to see <a href="https://archinect.com/avantiarchitects" target="_blank">Avanti Architects</a> based in Islington. An AJ 100 practice, the studio is well known for it's work in the health, conservation and education sectors. <a href="https://archinect.com/avantiarchitects" target="_blank">Avanti Architects</a> are currently working on plans to restore the Grade A/I listed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150020290/getty-foundation-s-keeping-it-modern-grants-conservation-efforts-for-twelve-major-works-of-20th-century-architecture" target="_blank">St Peter&rsquo;s Seminary</a> in Cardross.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028961/in-focus-jo-underhill In Focus: Jo Underhill Ellen Hancock 2017-09-21T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-22T06:06:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l1tkw6vz1xlf4ulv.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 instalment, we interviewed <strong><a href="http://www.structuraleye.co.uk" target="_blank">Jo Underhill</a></strong> based in London.&nbsp;<strong></strong></p> 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 >2017-10-16T17:45:37-04:00 <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>