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OMA-Alumni NEUBAU Greenlighted for Pixelated Mixed-Use Complex in London

17:03 - 17 May, 2017
Courtesy of NEUBAU
Courtesy of NEUBAU

Emerging practice NEUBAU has received planning permission to begin construction on Tower Station, a mixed-use residential building located on Fincheley Road in London. Commissioned by County Tower Properties, the ‘pixelated’ building will be located on the site of a former gas station and clock tower, replacing the previous use with a new mechanical clock at the building’s peak, creating a new local landmark that echos the site’s history.

This is the largest commission to date for NEUBAU, founded in 2014 by former OMA architects Brigitta Lenz and Alexander Giarlis.

Courtesy of NEUBAU Courtesy of NEUBAU Courtesy of NEUBAU Courtesy of NEUBAU +9

Olive + Squash / Neiheiser Argyros

15:00 - 17 May, 2017
Olive + Squash / Neiheiser Argyros, Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros
Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros

Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    City of London, London, United Kingdom
  • Architects in Charge

    Ryan Neiheiser, Xristina Argyros
  • Area

    109.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Herzog & de Meuron's AstraZeneca R&D Headquarters Tops Out in Cambridge

14:30 - 17 May, 2017
Herzog & de Meuron's AstraZeneca R&D Headquarters Tops Out in Cambridge, © Herzog & de Meuron. Courtesy of Astrazeneca
© Herzog & de Meuron. Courtesy of Astrazeneca

The Herzog & de Meuron-designed global corporate headquarters for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has topped out in Cambridge, UK, as the building pushes forward to a series of opening dates beginning in 2018. Developed alongside AstraZeneca researchers and executive architect/lead consultant BDP, the scheme consists of a ring-shaped volume containing a series of open laboratories and transparent glass walls intended to foster the company’s principle of collaboration across disciplines.

Courtesy of BDP © Herzog & de Meuron. Courtesy of Astrazeneca © Herzog & de Meuron. Courtesy of Astrazeneca +8

The Layered Gallery / Gianni Botsford Architects

15:00 - 10 May, 2017
The Layered Gallery / Gianni Botsford Architects, © Luigi Parise
© Luigi Parise

© Luigi Parise © Luigi Parise © Luigi Parise © Luigi Parise +24

Blackburn House / ArchiBlox

17:00 - 2 May, 2017
Blackburn House / ArchiBlox, © Tom Ross
© Tom Ross

© Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Area

    194.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Ness Point House / Tonkin Liu Architects

17:00 - 1 May, 2017
Ness Point House  / Tonkin Liu Architects, © Robby Whitfield
© Robby Whitfield

© Nick Guttridge  © Nick Guttridge  © Robby Whitfield © Nick Guttridge  +30

Tate Harmer Reveals Plans for Eco-Hotel at the Eden Project in England

16:20 - 25 April, 2017
Tate Harmer Reveals Plans for Eco-Hotel at the Eden Project in England, © AVR London
© AVR London

Tate Harmer has released plans for a new £8.5million hotel that will provide accommodation for visitors of The Eden Project in Cornwall, England, as the project has received planning approval. The 109-room building will utilize locally-sourced materials and meet high standards of efficiency and sustainability, matching the conservation-minded spirit of the Eden Project.

© AVR London © Tate Harmer © Tate Harmer © Tate Harmer +7

GC House / YourArchitectLondon

15:00 - 19 April, 2017
GC House / YourArchitectLondon, © Adrián Vázquez
© Adrián Vázquez

© Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  +24

London Spa / Richard Bell Architecture

05:00 - 19 April, 2017
London Spa / Richard Bell Architecture, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet          © Hélène Binet          © Hélène Binet          © Hélène Binet          +10

Shortlist Announced for 2017 RIBA London Awards

11:30 - 14 April, 2017
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

A total of 85 buildings from the British capital have been shortlisted for the 2017 RIBA London Awards, including projects from Wilkinson Eyre, AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Herzog & de Meuron, and Rogers Stirk Harbour. All 85  buildings will now be visited and carefully assessed by one of four regional juries, before the regional winners are selected in June of this year. Winning projects will continue on to compete for the RIBA Stirling Prize - the UK's highest honor for architecture.

See a complete list of shortlisted buildings after the break.

This Interactive Map Shows How London Has Changed Over the Past 100 Years

16:00 - 12 April, 2017
This Interactive Map Shows How London Has Changed Over the Past 100 Years, Houses of Parliament – Then and Now. Image Courtesy of Expedia
Houses of Parliament – Then and Now. Image Courtesy of Expedia

Go on a virtual stroll through century-old London, with this new interactive map produced by Expedia. Named “Historic London,” the app takes you through 14 notable sites throughout the British capital, from Buckingham Palace to a view of St. Paul’s Cathedral from Fleet Street. Archival images of the sites from the late 1800s and early 1900s are overlayed onto the streetview of today, so you can easily compare what has and hasn’t changed over the last 100 years.

Check out the interactive map for yourself below:

Hanging Gardens of Babylon-Inspired Residential Units Proposed for Birmingham

06:00 - 12 April, 2017
Hanging Gardens of Babylon-Inspired Residential Units Proposed for Birmingham, Courtesy of Architects of Invention
Courtesy of Architects of Invention

A new housing complex in the form of 500 terraced units has been proposed by London practice Architects of Invention for the city of Birmingham, in response to its growing multicultural population. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Garden Hill’s formal composition is that of two staggered 25-storey towers, with private and communal gardens on each level of terraces.

With the project's swooping mass, the residences aim to offer panoramic views of Birmingham, given its central location in the Digbeth area, a 10-minute walk from the city center. Additionally, the staggered towers capture ample daylighting over the course of the day, with the south end benefitting from the morning sun and the north end in the evening.

Courtesy of Architects of Invention Courtesy of Architects of Invention Courtesy of Architects of Invention Courtesy of Architects of Invention +22

The Courtyard House / De Rosee Sa

03:00 - 10 April, 2017
The Courtyard House / De Rosee Sa, ©  Alexander James Photography
© Alexander James Photography

©  Alexander James Photography ©  Alexander James Photography ©  Alexander James Photography ©  Alexander James Photography +26

Garden Studio Gym in North London / EASTWEST ARCHITECTURE

09:00 - 9 April, 2017
Garden Studio Gym in North London / EASTWEST ARCHITECTURE, © Naaro photographers
© Naaro photographers

© Naaro photographers            © Naaro photographers            © Naaro photographers            © Naaro photographers            +10

Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils Designs for Sports-Centered Eco Technology Hub in England

12:30 - 6 April, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils Designs for Sports-Centered Eco Technology Hub in England, Courtesy of Ecotricity
Courtesy of Ecotricity

British green energy company Ecotricity has revealed plans for a new Zaha Hadid Architects-designed green technology hub in Stroud, England. The project, known as the “Gateway to Stroud,” will consist of several greenhouse-like buildings and a wooden footbridge that will connect the campus to the future all-wood stadium for the Forest Green Rovers football club, also designed by ZHA and revealed late last year.

Planned as a center for local sports and sports science, the ECO park will provide state-of-the-art office space for environmentally-focused companies as well as public access to a wide range of health and leisure activities.

Courtesy of Ecotricity Courtesy of Ecotricity © Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VA © Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VA +9

Wembley National Stadium / Foster + Partners

15:00 - 5 April, 2017
Wembley National Stadium / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young
© Nigel Young

© Nigel Young    © Nigel Young    © Nigel Young    © Nigel Young    +39

Treves & Hyde / Grzywinski+Pons

05:00 - 29 March, 2017
Treves & Hyde / Grzywinski+Pons, © Nicholas Worley
© Nicholas Worley

© Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley +25

Understanding British Postmodernism (Hint: It’s Not What You Thought)

04:00 - 29 March, 2017
Understanding British Postmodernism (Hint: It’s Not What You Thought), Staff Accommodation block at St Paul’s Girl’s School, by John Melvin (1985), photographed by Martin Charles. Image © John Melvin
Staff Accommodation block at St Paul’s Girl’s School, by John Melvin (1985), photographed by Martin Charles. Image © John Melvin

In this essay by the British architect and academic Dr. Timothy Brittain-Catlin, the very notion of British postmodernism—today often referred to as intimately tied to the work of James Stirling and the the thinking of Charles Jencks—is held to the light. Its true origins, he argues, are more historically rooted.

I grew up in a beautiful late Victorian terrace with ornamental brickwork, shaped ‘Dutch’ gables and pretty arts and crafts stained glass windows – and so I didn’t think then, and I don’t think now, that I had much to learn from Las Vegas. It turns out that I wasn’t the only one. Of British architects who made their names as postmodernists in the 1980s, not a single one would say now that they owed much to Robert Venturi, the American architect widely considered to be a grandfather of movement.

Mercers’ House, Essex Road, Highbury, London, by John Melvin (1992), photographed by Martin Charles. Doctors’ Surgery frontage to Mitchison Road. Image © John Melvin Mercers’ House, Essex Road, Highbury, London, by John Melvin (1992), photographed by Martin Charles. Image © John Melvin Epping Forest Civic Offices, by Richard Reid (1984-90). Axonometric by Richard Reid. Image © Richard Reid & Associates Mercers’ House, Essex Road, Highbury, London, by John Melvin (1992), photographed by Martin Charles. Image © John Melvin +6