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Donmar Dryden Street / Haworth Tompkins

© Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile

Fitzroy Park House / Stanton Williams

© Edmund Sumner © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow

Exhibition: ist-on situations

EAA- Emre Arolat Architects, a leading international architectural practice based in İstanbul and London, presents an exhibition exploring the urban histories of both cities. Through a two way, dual city approach the practice will reveal “situations” that unite and differentiate these two great cities at the east and west ends of Europe in their development. The exhibition covers a timeline beginning with the mid 19th century that shows key events or turning-points in the course of their stories respectively. The exhibition is curated by EAA - Emre Arolat Architects, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç from Istanbul City University and London-based Urban Planning & Development Consultant Ömer Çavuşoğlu.

National Theatre / Haworth Tompkins

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Mazarin / Arboreal Architecture

  • Architects: Arboreal Architecture
  • Location: Woodford, Greater London, UK
  • Design Team: Tom Raymont, Harry Paticas, Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli, Eva Palacios
  • Area: 605.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Arboreal Architecture

Courtesy of Arboreal Architecture Courtesy of Arboreal Architecture Courtesy of Arboreal Architecture Courtesy of Arboreal Architecture

The Lantern / Fraher Architects

  • Architects: Fraher Architects
  • Location: London, UK
  • Area: 298.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse

Assemble to Construct a Brutalist Playground at RIBA

Starting June 10, the RIBA will present The Brutalist Playground - an exhibition that is part sculpture, part architectural installation, which invites people of all ages to come and play, the Brutalist way. Occupying the entire Architecture Gallery, the immersive landscape is a new commission by Turner Prize nominated design and architecture collective Assemble and artist Simon Terrill. It explores the abstract concrete playgrounds that were designed as part of Brutalist housing estates in the mid-twentieth century, but which no longer exist. They became playgrounds unsuitable for play.

Park Hill Estate, Sheffield - 1962. Image © Arch Press Archive RIBA Library Photographs Collection © John Donat RIBA Library Photographs Collection © Assemble and Simon Terrill Churchill Gardens - 1956. Image © John Maltby RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Panel Discussion: Ethics and the Business of Architecture

As competition in the UK becomes tighter, architects are keen to find work overseas, often in such places where the prevailing human rights record has been a growing cause of concern and debate for some time.

Beach House / Dualchas Architects

  • Architects: Dualchas Architects
  • Location: Morar, Mallaig, Highland PH40, UK
  • Architect In Charge: Daniel Bär
  • Area: 150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andrew Lee

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee

How Has The Monograph Become A Default In Architectural Publishing?

It's common to find an architectural monograph (or three) on an architect's bookshelf. Within the pages of these large, heavy, often expensive tomes lie a formalised portfolio of a studio's professional output, interspersed by essays penned by influential writers, thinkers or practitioners. They are sources of both information and inspiration, bringing architecture from around the world into your personal field of vision.

Recent years have seen a vast number of these types of books published on architects and their practices, begging the question: Why a Monograph? Are they simply part and parcel of a studio's creative process, or necessary tools for communication with the wider world? Perhaps more interestingly, what role does the recording of work in this way have for architects in enabling them to take stock and move forward? It will seek to examine how the print monograph has become a staple tool for self-promotion, reflection, and criticism in a world which is leaning towards a gradual digitisation of the discourse.

JaK Studio Designs “Speech Bubble” Recording Studio for BBC’s The Listening Project

The BBC has unveiled a mobile recording studio designed by London architecture firm JaK Studio, in conjunction with innovation consultancy Seymourpowell. Commissioned by BBC Radio 4, the design was selected following a 2013 international design competition organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and will tour the country to record material for The Listening Project. 

Riffing off the project's theme of conversation, JaK Studio's mobile studio converts the form of a speech bubble into a lightweight, aerodynamic booth inspired by the iconic Airstream caravan. 

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Friends House / John McAslan + Partners

  • Architects: John McAslan + Partners
  • Location: London, UK
  • Design Team: John McAslan + Partners, Max Fordham, Walsh Group, Stephen Cuddy, Anne Minors Performance Consultants, Westco Partnership
  • Area: 2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners

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House in Elie / WT Architecture

© David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour

Silverlight / Adjaye Associates

  • Architects: Adjaye Associates
  • Location: London, UK
  • Structural Engineer: Techniker
  • Area: 603.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Courtesy of Adjaye Associates Courtesy of Adjaye Associates Courtesy of Adjaye Associates Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Fitzjames Teaching and Learning Centre / Feilden Fowles

© David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge

Haydon School Activity Hall / Nick Baker Architects

  • Architects: Nick Baker Architects
  • Location: Haydon School, Wiltshire Lane, Pinner, Greater London HA5 2LX, UK
  • Area: 1090.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Hamish Park

© Hamish Park © Hamish Park © Hamish Park © Hamish Park

The Covert House / DSDHA

  • Architects: DSDHA
  • Location: Clapham, London SW4, UK
  • Design Team: Deborah Saunt, David Hills, Matt Lambert, Emma Canning
  • Area: 135.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Christoffer Rudquist, Helene Binet

© Christoffer Rudquist © Helene Binet © Christoffer Rudquist © Helene Binet