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Serpentine Summer House / Barkow Leibinger

05:00 - 23 June, 2016
Serpentine Summer House  / Barkow Leibinger, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Model Concept +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom, Kensington Gardens, London W2 2UH, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hackney New School / Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

03:00 - 22 June, 2016
Hackney New School  / Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects, © David Grandorge
© David Grandorge

© David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge +29

  • Architects

    Henley Halebrown Rorrison, HHbR
  • Location

    Kingsland Rd, London, UK
  • Project Architect

    Noel Cash
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Palace of Westminster / Charles Barry & Augustus Pugin

04:00 - 20 June, 2016
AD Classics: Palace of Westminster / Charles Barry & Augustus Pugin, The Palace of Westminster as seen from the River Thames. Image Courtesy of Flickr user Alex Brown
The Palace of Westminster as seen from the River Thames. Image Courtesy of Flickr user Alex Brown

At 6:20pm on the evening of October 16, 1834, a fire began in the old Palace of Westminster in London – the foremost seat of parliamentary governance for both the United Kingdom and the British Empire across the seas. The inferno, which burned until the early hours of the morning, destroyed so much of the medieval complex that neither restoration nor preservation were considered viable options – a new palace would have to rise from the ashes to surround the largely undamaged Westminster Hall.[1] The fire gave the United Kingdom a chance not only to replace what was considered as an outdated, patchwork of government buildings, but to erect a Gothic Revival landmark to spiritually embody the pre-eminence of the United Kingdom across the world, and the roots of modern democracy.

Elevation. Image Courtesy of Merrell Publishers Limited Drawing of the 'Estimates' design for the House of Lords by Pugin. ImageCourtesy of Yale University Press The original, unsatisfactory design for the House of Commons. ImageCourtesy of Yale University Press Plan. Image Courtesy of Yale University Press, Ltd. +13

Observation Pod at World’s Most Slender Tower Reaches Maximum Height

12:00 - 15 June, 2016
Observation Pod at World’s Most Slender Tower Reaches Maximum Height, © British Airways i360
© British Airways i360

After weeks of movement testing, the British Airways i360 observation pod has achieved its maximum height of 138 meters as the attraction enters final inspection phases in preparation for its opening this summer. As a part of “the world’s tallest moving observation tower,” the 18 meter diameter viewing pod will provide 360 degree views of the British seaside resort towns of Brighton and Hove, the Sussex coast and the English Channel, for to up to 200 passengers at a time.

Mecanoo's Design for the University of Manchester's Engineering Campus Eyes the Future

12:00 - 3 June, 2016
Mecanoo's Design for the University of Manchester's Engineering Campus Eyes the Future, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

The University of Manchester’s Mecanoo-designed engineering campus has received planning permission from the Manchester City Council, greenlighting the £350 million project. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development is part of the University’s campus masterplan, meant to bring together a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific community and to consolidate the University’s campus around Oxford Road. The project is one of the largest single construction projects ever undertaken by an institution of higher education in the United Kingdom. MEC Hall, the main building of Mecanoo’s development, is 195 meters long.

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Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron

11:00 - 23 May, 2016
Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +8

New House, Little England Farm / BBM Sustainable Architects Ltd

03:00 - 23 May, 2016
New House, Little England Farm  / BBM Sustainable Architects Ltd, © Leigh Simpson
© Leigh Simpson

© Leigh Simpson © Leigh Simpson © Leigh Simpson © Leigh Simpson +19

The Legacy of Wells Coates: A Mini-Documentary About Modern Icons

08:00 - 15 May, 2016

The Legacy of Wells Coates is a mini-documentary by photographer Baker and director Alex Simpson that explores the modern designs of two of Well Coates' most iconic buildings: the Isokon Building in London and Brighton's Embassy Court. Both buildings have been restored and adapted, and are occupied by residents who give their insights on the architectural significance of their homes in this short film. 

Holland Green / OMA + Allies & Morrison

07:20 - 11 May, 2016
Holland Green / OMA + Allies & Morrison, © Nick Gutteridge
© Nick Gutteridge

© Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Sebastian van Damme © Nick Gutteridge +31

Ashton Old Baths / Modern City Architecture & Urbanism

03:00 - 9 May, 2016
Ashton Old Baths  / Modern City Architecture & Urbanism, © James Maddox
© James Maddox

© James Maddox © James Maddox © James Maddox © James Maddox +28

We Like Today Reveals Winning Proposal for Sea Lanes in Brighton

12:45 - 5 May, 2016
We Like Today Reveals Winning Proposal for Sea Lanes in Brighton, Courtesy of We Like Today
Courtesy of We Like Today

We Like Today has released its bid-winning plan for a mixed-use leisure destination on the Brighton and Hove seafront, endorsed by the City Council. Wanting to reviving this part of the English coast as a destination for recreation and swimming, the proposal includes a 50 meter open air heated pool, lifeguard facilities, changing facilities, cafes and restaurants, yoga and exercise studios, indoor training facilities, therapy rooms, a boardwalk allowing disabled access to the beach, retail spaces, pop-up shops, conference facilities, and offices.

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Obelisks by Álvaro Siza and Alison and Peter Smithson Re-Erected in Rural England

06:30 - 3 May, 2016
Obelisks by Álvaro Siza and Alison and Peter Smithson Re-Erected in Rural England, 'Obelisk' / Alison and Peter Smithson. Image © James Morris
'Obelisk' / Alison and Peter Smithson. Image © James Morris

Two sculptures—Obelisk by Alison and Peter Smithson and Columns by Álvaro Siza Vieira—have been re-erected in Shatwell, a "semi-derelict agricultural complex" located in rural England. The instatement of the monuments form a part of an evolving programme of installations which Drawing Matter, an organisation founded by Niall Hobhouse "that champions the process of architecture through collecting, archiving and commissioning," will use to explore the relationship between architecture, sculpture and landscape.

Anish Kapoor Studios II, III, IV, V, VI & VII / Caseyfierro Architects

02:00 - 2 May, 2016
Anish Kapoor Studios II, III, IV, V, VI & VII  / Caseyfierro Architects, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

© Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © CFA © Jim Stephenson +28

Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben to Undergo Renovations

12:00 - 1 May, 2016
Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben to Undergo Renovations, © Flickr CC User Alun Salt, Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
© Flickr CC User Alun Salt, Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Parliament of the United Kingdom has announced a series of renovations that will take place on Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben in London, starting in early 2017. During the renovation period, the tower and clock will be partially covered with scaffolding, which will be removed as the work progresses. Moreover, the clock mechanism will be stopped for several months, during which there will be no chiming or striking of the iconic bells. 

Maggie's Cancer Centre Manchester / Foster + Partners

11:00 - 27 April, 2016
Maggie's Cancer Centre Manchester / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners +8

Anish Kapoor Studio I / Caseyfierro Architects

22:00 - 26 April, 2016
Anish Kapoor Studio I  / Caseyfierro Architects, © Ben Blossom
© Ben Blossom

© Ben Blossom © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © CFA +17

The Tailored House / Liddicoat & Goldhill

13:00 - 16 April, 2016
The Tailored House / Liddicoat & Goldhill, © Will Scott
© Will Scott
  • Architects

  • Location

    121 Milson Rd, London W14, United Kingdom
  • Structural Engineers

    Lyons O’Neill
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Will Scott, Courtesy of Liddicoat - Goldhill

Courtesy of Liddicoat - Goldhill © Will Scott © Will Scott © Will Scott +19

Gallery House / Studio Octopi

05:00 - 6 April, 2016
Gallery House  / Studio Octopi, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse +16