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JTP and Ed Barsley Win the Resilient Home for the Future Award

14:00 - 6 November, 2016
JTP and Ed Barsley Win the Resilient Home for the Future Award, Courtesy of JTP Architects
Courtesy of JTP Architects

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards has selected the recipient for its Resilient Home for the Future Award: "A Home for All Seasons" by JTP Architects and environmental design specialist Ed Barsley.  JTP and Ed Barsley's proposal was chosen from four other entries by means of a public vote. Competition requirements asked for designs to respond to potential flooding and overheating — two of climate change's impending variables.  

Courtesy of JTP Architects Courtesy of JTP Architects Courtesy of JTP Architects Courtesy of JTP Architects +6

2016 INTBAU World Congress Excellence Award Winners Announced

12:00 - 5 November, 2016
2016 INTBAU World Congress Excellence Award Winners Announced, © BCarchitects&studies
© BCarchitects&studies

The winners of the 2016 INTBAU World Congress Excellence Awards have recently been announced. Categories for this year’s competition were Community Engagement, New Building, Urban Design, and Emerging Talent. The awards were given during the INTBAU World Congress 2016, a biennial forum that brings together international participants to debate the most pressing global issues facing building, architecture, and urbanism.

"I join my jurors in applauding the considerable depth and breadth of this year's award submissions," said Anne Fairfax, President a Fairfax & Sammons Architects and jury chair of the Excellence Awards. "We found the projects to be thoughtful in leading by example in the use of traditional design but we were also pleased to see the positive social activism and environmental responsibility that characterized many of the projects, reaching deep into the values of the INTBAU mission."

The winners of the 2016 INTBAU World Congress Excellence Awards are:

Nex Architecture Unveils Design for New Royal Air Force Museum in London

06:00 - 2 November, 2016
Nex Architecture Unveils Design for New Royal Air Force Museum in London, © Hayes Davidson
© Hayes Davidson

London-based firm Nex—Architecture has unveiled its plans for a new Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum as a part of the RAF’s 2018 Centenary Program. The new project will revitalize an existing RAF museum in North London that was created in 1972, transforming it into a visitor facility and promoting the airfield heritage of the museum’s location. 

The new scheme will put emphasis on improving visitor experience by “establishing a clear route through the exhibition spaces.” A prominent new 40-meter-long entrance and visitor center will be placed inside the Hangar 1 building, acting as a welcome and orientation point.

© Hayes Davidson © Hayes Davidson © Hayes Davidson © Hayes Davidson +14

Forest Mews / Stolon Studio Ltd

11:00 - 26 October, 2016
Forest Mews / Stolon Studio Ltd, © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker

© Robert Barker © Robert Barker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker +32

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

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’."