‘London As It Could Be Now’: Reconnecting Londoners with the Tidal Thames

The Baths Project. Image © / Civic Engineers / Jonathan Cook Landscape

Five proposals for reconnecting Londoners with the River Thames have gone on display at London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA). The competition, organised by the Architecture Foundation, “launched an open call for multidisciplinary design teams to put forward new ideas and visions for self-selected sites along the Tidal Thames” earlier this year. The five selected teams were shortlisted earlier this year and recently discussed their designs at a public design workshop. The schemes are now being exhibited as part of the Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out exhibition.

Read extracts of the proposals after the break…

Slip House Wins the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal

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The 2013 RIBA Manser Medal has been awarded to Carl Turner Architects for Slip House in Brixton, London. The Manser Medal is awarded for the best newly designed private house, and this year was announced in a ceremony at Central Saint Martins in London, along with the winners of the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize. The jury’s citation for Slip House noted that “inside and out this house is immaculate in its detail, coordination and execution.”

Stealth Barn / Carl Turner Architects

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Architects: Carl Turner Architects
Location: Norfolk, England
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tim Crocker

Slip House / Carl Turner Architects

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Architects: Carl Turner Architects
Location: Brixton, , England
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Crocker