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142 South Street / Sandy Rendel Architects

03:00 - 13 July, 2016
142 South Street  / Sandy Rendel Architects, ©  Oliver Perrott
© Oliver Perrott

©  Oliver Perrott © Richard Chivers © Leigh Simpson © Richard Chivers +17

The Pilot's House / AR Design Studio

05:00 - 12 July, 2016
The Pilot's House  / AR Design Studio, © Martin Gardner
© Martin Gardner

© Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner +30

AD Classics: The Barbican Estate / Chamberlin, Powell and Bon Architects

04:00 - 12 July, 2016
AD Classics: The Barbican Estate / Chamberlin, Powell and Bon Architects, © Joas Souza
© Joas Souza

On the 29th December, 1940, at the height of the Second World War, an air raid by the Luftwaffe razed a 35-acre site in the heart of the City of London to the ground. The site was known as the Barbican (a Middle English word meaning fortification), so-called for the Roman wall which once stood in the area. Following the war, the City of London Corporation—the municipal governing body for the area—started to explore possibilities to bring this historic site into the twentieth century.

© Joas Souza © Joas Souza Gilbert House piloti. Image © Joas Souza Defoe House. Image © Joas Souza +28

Drapers Field / Kinnear Landscape Architects

13:00 - 6 July, 2016
Drapers Field / Kinnear Landscape Architects , © Adrian Taylor
© Adrian Taylor

© Adrian Taylor © Adrian Taylor © Adrian Taylor © Adrian Taylor +11

Studio Bark's 'Black Barn' is an Environmentally Conscious Home in English Countryside

08:00 - 2 July, 2016
Studio Bark's 'Black Barn' is an Environmentally Conscious Home in English Countryside , Courtesy of Studio Bark
Courtesy of Studio Bark

London-based Studio Bark has revealed its plans for Black Barn, an environmentally conscious family home in Dallinghoo, Suffolk.

Based on an interpretation of local black agricultural barns, the 300-square-meter house will be clad in charred timber, an ancient Japanese form of natural preservation as a way to enhance the longevity and beauty of wood.

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, United Kingdom
  • 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.

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +9

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