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Heathrow Illustrations Envision the Future of Sustainable Airports

08:00 - 25 October, 2016

Alongside designer Paul Tinker and developer Esteban Almiron, UK-based illustrator Sam Chivers has created a series of animations visualizing the sustainable development of airports for a recent Guardian piece. The animations, which describe the topics of transport, alternative energy, noise reduction, airport terminal design, biodiversity, and fuel efficiency, capture the passage of time from morning to evening in Heathrow Airport in London.

Courtesy of Sam Chivers Courtesy of Unknown Courtesy of Unknown Courtesy of Unknown +11

AA Summer DLAB Program Applies Computational Design to Concrete

06:00 - 24 October, 2016

Update: We've added a video of the process to the article!

This year's Architectural Association (AA) Summer DLAB program culminated in Weave.X, the final working prototype of three-dimensionally interwoven concrete structures. Designed and fabricated by 21 participants from 11 countries in July and August, the prototype explores computational design, geometry rationalization, material behavior, and robotic fabrication as applied to concrete and robotic rod-bending techniques. The result is a network of self-supporting concrete branches that envelop an amorphous enclosure.

© Architectural Association © Architectural Association © Architectural Association © Architectural Association +12

Latymer Upper School Sports Centre / FaulknerBrowns Architects

13:00 - 21 October, 2016
Latymer Upper School Sports Centre / FaulknerBrowns Architects, © Guy Archard
© Guy Archard

© Guy Archard               © Guy Archard               © Guy Archard               © Guy Archard               +15

Apple Regent Street / Foster + Partners

09:00 - 21 October, 2016
Apple Regent Street  / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young
© Nigel Young

© Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young +13

Harvey Road / Erbar Mattes

13:00 - 20 October, 2016
Harvey Road / Erbar Mattes, © Stale Eriksen
© Stale Eriksen

© Stale Eriksen   © Stale Eriksen   © Stale Eriksen   © Stale Eriksen   +11

Spotlight: Sir Christopher Wren

06:00 - 20 October, 2016
Spotlight: Sir Christopher Wren, St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/locosteve/8287719102'>Flickr user locosteve</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Image © Flickr user locosteve licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Sir Christopher Wren (20 October 1632 - 25 February 1723) is one the most significant architects in British history, and was a recognized astronomer, scholar, and physicist-mathematician. Wren was classically trained at University of Oxford in physics and engineering where he developed his interest in architecture. He is perhaps most famous for designing London's iconic St. Paul's Cathedral, however he is credited with the design of dozens of other churches, government buildings, and hospitals in England. Wren was knighted in 1673.

Stanton Williams Unveils New Images of London Royal Opera House Renovation

16:30 - 19 October, 2016
Stanton Williams Unveils New Images of London Royal Opera House Renovation, New Exterior View. Image © Stanton Williams
New Exterior View. Image © Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams has released new and updated visualizations of their design for the renovation of the Royal Opera House in London. The project, titled ‘Open Up,’ aims to transform the public experience of the Royal Opera House at its Covent Garden Home through a series of “legible and flexible” spaces.

New Linbury Entrance View. Image © Stanton Williams New Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams Updated Foyer Transition View. Image © Stanton Williams Updated Main Foyer View. Image © Stanton Williams +14

Alphabeta / Studio RHE

09:00 - 19 October, 2016
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Worship St, London, United Kingdom
  • Project Director - Lead

    Richard Hywel Evans
  • Project Architect - Lead

    Dickon Hayward
  • Project Team

    Tomos Owen, Joe Bamber, Thidaa Roberts, Tom Foster, Ben Nemeny
  • Area

    240.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Clerkenwell Residence / APALondon

13:00 - 17 October, 2016
Clerkenwell Residence  / APALondon, © Ed Reeve
© Ed Reeve

© Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Clerkenwell, London EC1V, UK
  • Area

    123.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Project Poseidon: Gensler's Radical Proposal for a Temporary (Floating) UK Parliament

04:15 - 17 October, 2016
Project Poseidon: Gensler's Radical Proposal for a Temporary (Floating) UK Parliament, Gensler have proposed a temporary UK Parliament structure. Image © Gensler
Gensler have proposed a temporary UK Parliament structure. Image © Gensler

The British government have come to the realisation that the Palace of Westminster—the iconic UK Houses of Parliament designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin—is in desperate need of full-scale restoration and renovation. The decision to move ahead with the plans will be costly and inconvenient; aside from the need to repair the structure, the UK government is bracing itself for eye-watering "relocation" fees. In response to this, Gensler have proposed a temporary parliament on the banks of the River Thames.

Second Dome / DOSIS

03:00 - 17 October, 2016
Second Dome / DOSIS, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Architects in Charge

    Ignacio Peydro Duclos, Isabel Collado Baíllo
  • Area

    315 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Iwan Baan, Drones, Cortesy of DOSIS, John Porral

115 Highbury Hill / Blee Halligan

09:00 - 14 October, 2016
115 Highbury Hill / Blee Halligan, © Robert Battersby
© Robert Battersby

© Robert Battersby    © Robert Battersby    © Robert Battersby    © Robert Battersby    +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Highbury, London N5, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Greg Blee
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Westbourne Grove / Russell Jones

09:00 - 13 October, 2016
Westbourne Grove / Russell Jones, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +27

UK National Audit Office Presents Findings Pertaining to Heatherwick's Garden Bridge in London

10:30 - 11 October, 2016
UK National Audit Office Presents Findings Pertaining to Heatherwick's Garden Bridge in London, Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust
Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust

The latest chapter in the saga of London's Garden Bridge, which has seen counter proposals and reactionary follies alike, has revealed major concerns relating to its funding mechanisms. As reported by the Architects' Journal, new findings from the United Kingdom's National Audit Office (NAO), which has studied the decision taken by the Department for Transport's decision to grant £30 million ($37 million) of funding to the Garden Bridge Trust, has discovered that the "sum [£30 million] was provided following a commitment from [the] then Chancellor George Osborne, and despite the DfT’s conclusion that there was ‘a significant risk that the Bridge could represent poor value for money’."

A Forward-Minded Retrospective: Cedric Price Works – 1953-2003

03:00 - 11 October, 2016
A Forward-Minded Retrospective: Cedric Price Works – 1953-2003

Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective, written and edited by Samantha Hardingham, is a two-volume anthology bringing together for the first time all of the projects, articles and talks by British architect Cedric Price. Co-published by the Architectural Association (AA) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), the publication will be launched on 14th October 2016, celebrating Price’s illustrious career as an influential thinker, philosopher, teacher and architect.

Cooperative Housing Scheme / Mark Fairhurst Architects

13:00 - 10 October, 2016
Cooperative Housing Scheme / Mark Fairhurst Architects, © Morely von Sternberg
© Morely von Sternberg

© Morely von Sternberg © Morely von Sternberg © Morely von Sternberg © Morely von Sternberg +22

Monocle 24 Explores Creative Uses of Wood in Contemporary Architecture and Design

04:00 - 10 October, 2016

In this edition of Section DMonocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, the show explores how wood is being used creatively at every scale by designers and architects today. From the "timber terrazzo" of London-based designer Conor Taylor, to the four protected (yet threatened) wooden escalators at Sydney's Wynyard Railway Station, the episode questions how innovative designers are, or need to be, with this age-old tried and tested material. Finally, the show visits Folkhem in Sweden – a construction company who believe wood "to be superior to conventional alternatives in almost every respect, from construction time to acoustic properties."

Mews House / Russell Jones

03:00 - 7 October, 2016
Mews House / Russell Jones, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner +32