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 'obelisks'—one by Álvaro Siza Vieira and another by Alison and Peter Smithson—have been re-erected in Shatwell, a "semi-derelict agricultural complex" deep in rural England. The monuments form 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

BIG, Lacaton & Vassal and Caruso St. John Among 6 Shortlisted Teams for Museum of London

06:00 - 5 April, 2016
BIG, Lacaton & Vassal and Caruso St. John Among 6 Shortlisted Teams for Museum of London, © MRC/Luke Hayes
© MRC/Luke Hayes

The Museum of London has announced the six architecture teams that are shortlisted to design a new museum in West Smithfield. The international competition was organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants and has a budget of £130-150 million. The museum will help preserve and regenerate a historic part of London, relaunch the recently popular museum, and protect a series of heritage buildings.

NBBJ Begins Construction on Quadram Institute for Food and Health Research

12:00 - 3 April, 2016
NBBJ Begins Construction on Quadram Institute for Food and Health Research , Courtesy of NBBJ
Courtesy of NBBJ

Construction has begun on the Quadram Institute, a new innovation hub for the advancement of food and heath research in Norfolk, in the United Kingdom. Designed by the London office of NBBJ, the 13,900 square meter center will bring scientists, clinical researchers, and a healthcare clinic together under one roof.

Royal Court Theatre / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

11:00 - 31 March, 2016
Royal Court Theatre / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris , © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

© Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar +24

5 Practices Compete to Design Bournemouth Cultural Center

16:00 - 30 March, 2016
5 Practices Compete to Design Bournemouth Cultural Center, via BD Online
via BD Online

Known for its seven miles of "golden" beaches, the English town of Bournemouth is planning to build a £25 million cultural centre on the country's south coast. The project's organizers, Bournemouth Development Company (BDC) has shortlisted five international practices from 38 interested participants to vie for the commission: Zaha Hadid Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Levitt Bernstein Associates and Jestico + Whiles.

Pond House / forresterarchitects

02:00 - 26 March, 2016
Pond House / forresterarchitects , © Kenny Forrester
© Kenny Forrester

© Kenny Forrester © Kenny Forrester © Kenny Forrester © Kenny Forrester +25

Sainsbury’s Super Basement / Chetwoods Architects

15:00 - 25 March, 2016
Sainsbury’s Super Basement / Chetwoods Architects   , © David Churchill
© David Churchill

© David Churchill Courtesy of Chetwoods © David Churchill Courtesy of Chetwoods +15

Orms Granted Planning Permission for Music Venue as Part of Tin Pan Alley Revival

14:00 - 24 March, 2016
Orms Granted Planning Permission for Music Venue as Part of Tin Pan Alley Revival, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Orms
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Orms

Camden Council has approved a new project in the effort to preserve and revive St Giles Circus in London, a proposal which includes a grassroots music venue alongside the preservation of significant historic buildings in Denmark Place and Denmark Street.

Designed by Orms in “close consultation” with Historic England, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Music Venues Trust, the new scheme comprises a music venue with a capacity of 280 people, adding to the previously-approved 800-person music venue in the wider St. Giles Circus scheme. The new design will include a basement underneath the Smithy that currently occupies 22 Denmark Place, with the Smithy preserved by being carefully moved off-site and returned to its position upon completion of the venue.

Harcombe / forresterarchitects

15:00 - 23 March, 2016
Harcombe / forresterarchitects , © Adam Scott
© Adam Scott

© Adam Scott © Adam Scott © Adam Scott © Adam Scott +20

The Magic of Light in Hexham Abbey

09:30 - 19 March, 2016

In his project Abbey Time Shift architectural photographer Andy Marshall sought to capture the elusive nature of time by documenting the subtle shifts of light across the hand-laid masonry of Hexham Abbey in Hexham, Northumberland, in the northeast of England. Using the camera's ability to isolate changes in light that might be imperceptible to the human eye, Marshall set up "the gentlest of traps" to create videos and still-image collages of particular views and vantages of the Abbey as the sun emphasized the relics and architectural details within. Spending several days in the Abbey in 2013, Marshall watched light gather and fade in real time, but he has repackaged his own experience into a short video and collages for all to enjoy. In a project that counterpoints the speed and precision that characterizes most of our lives, Abbey Time Shift asks us to to slow down and admire the delicacy and beauty of the nearly indiscernible.

Finchley Loft / Satish Jassal Architects

05:00 - 19 March, 2016
Finchley Loft / Satish Jassal Architects

Finchley Loft / Satish Jassal Architects Finchley Loft / Satish Jassal Architects Finchley Loft / Satish Jassal Architects Finchley Loft / Satish Jassal Architects +11

Harraby Community Campus / ATKINS

05:00 - 18 March, 2016
Harraby Community Campus  / ATKINS, © Andrew Lee
© Andrew Lee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carlisle, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
  • Architect in Charge

  • Area

    5650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee +15