Trafford Wharf Promenade / FoRM Associates

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Architects: FoRM Associates
Location: ,
Date: Completed 2011
Client: Peel Media
Design: FoRM Associates
Engineering: Gifford
Text credits: FoRM Associates
Photographs: McCoy WynneWebbaviation, FoRM Associates


New UAL Campus / Stanton Williams

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Architects: Stanton Williams
Location: Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, , N1C 4AA
Tenant: University of the ArtsLondon
Completion Date: April 2011
Project Value: £200M (based on cost of land, building, fit-out and expansion incl. third floor)
Photographs:  Hufton + Crow, John Sturrock


Mission Hall / Adam Richards Architects

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Architect: Adam Richards Architects Ltd.
Location: , West Sussex,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects

In Progress: Tate Modern Expansion / Herzog & de Meuron

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Currently under construction, it has been announced that the Herzog & de Meuron designed first phase of the new development of Tate Modern will open in the summer of 2012. The launch will be part of the London 2012 Festival which will be the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad.

Phase 1 of the development includes the opening of the former power station’s spectacular Oil Tanks – enormous circular spaces over thirty metres across and seven metres high. These massive industrial chambers have lain unused since the power station was decommissioned. They are now being transformed into what promise to be some of the most exciting new spaces for art in the world. A further series of neighbouring galleries will provide a range of new spaces for works from the Tate Collection, including two raw galleries and a unique steel-lined gallery. The Oil Tanks will also act as innovative social and learning spaces, as well as being equipped for a diverse programme of live performances and events, including a crush bar and full back of house facilities.

ROCA London Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Station Court Imperial Wharf, ,
Client: ROCA
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of ROCA

P.E.A.R. (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research) Event

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For one night only on October 26th from 7:00-8:30pm, P.E.A.R. (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research) will be performing live for an evening of readings, discussions and performances at The Architecture Foundation in .

P.E.A.R. is an exciting new architectural fanzine, presenting work from a variety of contemporary architectural practices, researchers and individuals working in Europe. P.E.A.R. aims to re-establish the fanzine as a primary medium for the dissemination of architectural ideas, musings, research and works. Through its presentation of a wide range of architectural discourses, P.E.A.R. seeks to present the complexity and variety of contemporary architectural practices

Dune House / JVA

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Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli
Location: Thorpeness, ,
Client: Living Architecture
Collaborating Architect: Mole Architects Ltd.
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Park Hill / Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West

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Architects: Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West
Location: Sheffield, England
Landscape Architects: Grant Associates
Main Contractor: Urban Splash Build Ltd (North)
Structural Engineer: Stockley
Services Engineer: Ashmount Consulting Engineers Limited
Project Area: 130,000 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Daniel Hopkinson, Keith Collie and Peter Bennett

inmidtown Habitats New Design Competition

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The Architecture Foundation is pleased to be running a new open and international competition that calls on design teams to submit proposals for urban beehives, bird/bat-boxes and planters.

The competition is being organized by The AF on behalf of inmidtown, the business improvement district for the central areas of Holborn, Bloomsbury and St. Giles. The competition calls for submissions that offer distinctive yet functional designs that help enhance biodiversity in this urban context. It is envisaged that the winning proposals will be mass-produced and installed in a variety of sites across the inmidtown area. More information on the competition after the break.

Moonshine / Mitchell Taylor Workshop

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Architects: Mitchell Taylor Workshop
Location: ,
Main Contractor: Piers Taylor
Structural Engineer: Structures 1
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Mitchell Taylor Workshop

Kings College Library / Mitchell Taylor Workshop

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Architects: Mitchell Taylor Workshop
Location: , England
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Buro Happold
Contractor: RG Spiller
Project Area: 800 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Mitchell Taylor Workshop

AD Classics: Balfron Tower / Erno Goldfinger

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The Balfron Tower by architect Erno Goldfinger is an iconic Brutalist residential high rise located in ’s eastside Poplar borough. Designed in 1963 for the County Council and completed in 1967 by the Greater Council, this social housing estate broke the traditions of typical residential architecture. Conceived as a solution to sprawling suburbia, Goldfinger embraced verticality as the cure. More details after the break.

28 Church Street / S. Porobic Associates


Architect: S. Porobic Associates, Chartered Architects and Designers
Location: 28 Church Street, Wellingborough,
Clients: Borough Council of Wellingborough
Project Area: 260 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of S. Porobic Associates, Chartered Architects and Designers

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards 2011

Overall Winner: Milanofori Housing Complex by OBR / © Mariela Apollonio

The 9th Annual Emirates Glass LEAF Awards recently announced the winning projects and proved to be a huge success attracting a whole host of recognizable faces from the architectural community. This spectacular evening took place in the stunning surroundings of the Landmark hotel which was admired by the many guests that attended. The 2011 shortlist included some of the world’s most iconic buildings and designs. More information on the lucky winners of the evening after the break.

‘Just the Flip Side of the Wall: Post Works at the AF’ Exhibition

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For their inaugural show, Just the Flip Side of the Wall, Melissa Appleton and Matthew Butcher (Post Works) will create a new environment within The Architecture Foundation’s Project Space that will act as a frame for a series of events that explore the relationship between architecture, the city and performance.

The exhibition, which takes place from September 30th to October 29th, will be an extension of Post Works’ recent works Stage City (part of The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition) and No Stop Statue Machine, a film that presents a world where buildings weep, infrastructures conduct people’s thoughts and staircases become machines for endless exercise, recently shown at the ICA, . More information on the exhibition after the break.

In Progress: Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo architecten

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Architect: Mecanoo architecten
Location: Birmingham,
Photographs: Paul Reynolds, Mecanoo architects

LOFT London Farm Tower Competition Awards

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AWR recently announced the winners of the LOFT London Farm Tower Competition. Population growth and urban centralization lead to increased demand for real estate market and for food. One possible solution is vertical farming. AWR therefore proposed the design of a new kind of skyscraper on the Thames waterfront, inserted into the new city skyline.

The goals to achieve were to meet the requirements of the World Green Building Council, determine which materials are best suited for the construction of a vertical farm, identify resistant, light, transparent and long-term materials and experiment with innovative materials. Information on the competition winners after the break.

A Room for London Public Bookings

A Room for London

Public bookings to spend a night above the Thames in A Room for London, opened today (for nights January to June 2012) more information about a second stage of bookings (for nights July to December 2012) can be found here.  The one-bedroom installation perched on the roof of Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall was designed by David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner. The design competition for A Room for London initiated by , and Artangel, in association with Southbank Center attracted 500 architects and artists entries from across the world.

ArchDaily has previously showcased David Kohn Architects and Fiona Banner‘s winning entry as well as selected entries from the design competition.