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Warren Cottage Extension and Renovation / McGarry-Moon Architects

11:00 - 30 August, 2016
Warren Cottage Extension and Renovation / McGarry-Moon Architects, © Adam Currie
© Adam Currie

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Baylis Old School / Conran and Partners

05:00 - 30 August, 2016
Baylis Old School / Conran and Partners, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

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Zaha Hadid's 2007 Serpentine Pavilion Re-Erected at Chatsworth House

16:15 - 29 August, 2016
Zaha Hadid's 2007 Serpentine Pavilion Re-Erected at Chatsworth House

Lilas, Zaha Hadid Architects’ design for the 2007 Serpentine Gallery pavilion, has been reinstalled at a new location on the south lawn of Chatsworth House, the Derbyshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The mushroom-like pavilion has been put on display as part of Sotheby’s annual Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition, and is for sale through the international auction house.

Forest Lodge / PAD studio

15:00 - 29 August, 2016
Forest Lodge / PAD studio, © Nigel Rigden
© Nigel Rigden

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  • Architects

  • Location

    New Forest District, UK
  • Area

    122.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Could Development Hoardings Be the New “Canvas for London”?

09:30 - 26 August, 2016
Could Development Hoardings Be the New “Canvas for London”?, Courtesy of Primebuild
Courtesy of Primebuild

Walking next to a construction site is anything but enjoyable. Unavoidable noise (and sometimes air) pollution is partly responsible, but development hoardings also contribute to the unpleasant feeling. In most cases you walk alongside blank canvases, made from OSB or poorly built plywood boxes, and covered with a concrete grey or navy blue Dulux paint. If you’re lucky enough to pass by a development for luxury apartments, you’ll find some lavish advertising for the homes which, of course, you couldn’t afford anyway. With her blog “Development Aesthetics,” Crystal Bennes gives credit to the visual importance of hoardings, showcasing London’s latest construction sites and commentating on the inadequacy and often absurdity of the advertising on their hoardings. As apartment blocks mushroom around the British capital, the issue increasingly affects inhabitants’ use and understanding of public spaces.

Hoping to turn this trend around, the UK-based construction, architectural and engineering firm Primebuild has launched its "Canvas for London" Initiative, using construction site hoardings as platforms for artists to display their work.

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Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference

04:30 - 26 August, 2016
Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference

The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. Meeting in Glasgow reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference, and we expect SAH members from all over the world to join us in Scotland's largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America since 1973, when it planned a joint meeting in Cambridge with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment.

Jura / Lewandowski Architects

05:00 - 25 August, 2016
Jura / Lewandowski Architects, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

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RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Ark All Saints Academy

19:20 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Ark All Saints Academy, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "The project represents a brilliant transformation of a failing school. The new success of the architecture is reflected in the achievements of pupils and teachers. This is a building that not only the staff and students are proud of, so it the local community as a whole. This is grown up, successful, great quality architecture."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Greenwich Gateway Pavilions

19:07 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Greenwich Gateway Pavilions, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Marks Barfield Architects. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "The Gateway Pavilions are sculptural, distinctive, and form a well-composed gateway to the new residential development in this new and vibrant district on the Greenwich Peninsula."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Graveney School Sixth Form Block

19:02 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Graveney School Sixth Form Block, © Kilian O'Sullivan
© Kilian O'Sullivan

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Urban Projects Bureau. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "This is an inspirational space, both teachers and students seem to thrive within the environment. The daylight is beautiful, abundant yet balanced - the combination of double-aspect teaching spaces, roof-lights and moments of exposed translucent façade of double-skin polycarbonate, is bewitching."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Curzon Bloomsbury

18:52 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Curzon Bloomsbury, © Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

An exclusive architect-led, behind-the-scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Takero Shimazaki Architects. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "Taking on an icon is not an easy task but when client and architect understand each other, the job is less daunting. It is clear here that t-sa and the clients hit the ground running. The success of the project owes much to the holistic approach to the interiors."

RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Alphabeta

18:45 - 22 August, 2016
RIBA Great British Buildings Tours: Alphabeta, Courtesy of RIBA London
Courtesy of RIBA London

An exclusive architect-led, behind-the-scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Studio RHE. The building was described by the jury panel during the RIBA Awards process, saying: "Alphabeta offers much, it engages and clearly delights its occupants; its vibrant articulation of spaces shows a new way of thinking for large-scale office space, providing an alternative to the sterile mainstream offer of more ‘shades of grey’. The architects have imaginatively reconfigured this space giving the building a new lease of life."

Chipperfield’s Plans for Saarinen’s US Embassy Building in London Under Fire from Preservationists

14:30 - 22 August, 2016
Chipperfield’s Plans for Saarinen’s US Embassy Building in London Under Fire from Preservationists, © DBOX for Qatari Diar
© DBOX for Qatari Diar

British preservation group Twentieth Century Society has publicly denounced plans by David Chipperfield Architects to convert the Eero Saarinen-designed, soon-to-be former US Embassy near London's Grosvenor Square into a "world-class" 137-room hotel. Central to Chipperfield’s plan is an enlargement of the sixth floor to make room for a double-height event space, a move Twenieth Century Society believes will “cause significant and substantial harm to the character of the building.”

Salters' Hall Renovation / dMFK

05:00 - 20 August, 2016
Salters' Hall Renovation / dMFK, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

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  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Fore St, London EC2Y 5DE, United Kingdom
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Barkingside Town Centre / DK-CM

17:00 - 19 August, 2016
Barkingside Town Centre  / DK-CM, Courtesy of DK-CM
Courtesy of DK-CM

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Barkingside, Ilford IG6, United Kingdom
  • Area

    5080.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DK-CM, Courtesy of London Borough of Redbridge

Lightwell House / Emergent Design Studios

22:00 - 16 August, 2016
Lightwell House / Emergent Design Studios, © NAARO
© NAARO

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Sweetdram Workshop / SODA

13:00 - 16 August, 2016
Sweetdram Workshop / SODA, © Ruth Ward
© Ruth Ward

© Ruth Ward © Ruth Ward © Ruth Ward © Ruth Ward +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalston, London E8, United Kingdom
  • Interior Furniture

    David Vivian
  • Area

    936.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method

06:00 - 15 August, 2016
AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method, Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture
Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture

The AA School of Architecture’s DRL Masters Program has developed a thesis project, entitled Growing Systems, which explores adaptable building systems using methods of robotic fabrication and generative special printing within the context of housing.

Centered on a new method of structural 3D vertical extrusion, the project combines the precision of prefabricated elements with the adaptability of on-site fabrication, in response to the flux and dynamism of cities. The method becomes a system of elasticity that can accommodate site parameters, as well as future adjustments.

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