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Walthamstow Central Parade / Gort Scott

20:00 - 9 September, 2016
Walthamstow Central Parade / Gort Scott, © Dirk Lindner
© Dirk Lindner

© Dirk Lindner © Dirk Lindner © Dirk Lindner © Dirk Lindner +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom, Walthamstow Central, Walthamstow Central Station BR Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 7LP, UK
  • Design Team

    Susie Hyden, Joe Mac Mahon, Alice Shepherd, Nadine Coetzee
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Adjaye Associates Among Firms Shortlisted for London’s Illuminated River Competition

12:00 - 5 September, 2016
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Adjaye Associates Among Firms Shortlisted for London’s Illuminated River Competition, via Malcolm Reading Consultants
via Malcolm Reading Consultants

The Illuminated River Foundation has announced a shortlist of six firms that will compete to design a new permanent light installation along the Thames River in London. From a pool of 105 teams (made up of 346 different firms), the winners were selected based on experience, past projects and team composition. The six finalists will now continue on to develop lighting schemes for the Westminster, Waterloo, London and Chelsea Bridges, as well as a design masterplan for the 17 iconic London bridges between Albert and Tower.

Continue reading to see the list of six finalists.

Florida Street / Paper House Project

05:00 - 5 September, 2016
Florida Street / Paper House Project, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner +23

Herzog & de Meuron, OMA, MAD Among 13 Shortlisted for “Design of the Year 2016”

08:05 - 2 September, 2016
Herzog & de Meuron, OMA, MAD Among 13 Shortlisted for “Design of the Year 2016”

The Design Museum in London has announced the shortlist of 13 architecture projects being considered for the 2016 edition of the prestigious Beazley Design of the Year award. From Tatiana Bilbao’s Sustainable Housing Prototype to MAD Architects’ Harbin Opera House, the list features projects from a wide variety of scales and programs, celebrating some of architecture’s most significant achievements from the past year.

The award, now in its ninth year, “celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year.” Nominees are selected in six categories, including Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. An exhibition on the projects will be on display from 24 November 2016 – 19 February 2017.

Last year, the overall architecture prize was awarded to Alejandro Aravena's UC Innovation Center for the building’s ability to be “permeable – visually, socially and climatically with its environment."

View all of the shortlisted buildings, after the break.

White Lodge / Studio Octopi

09:00 - 31 August, 2016
White Lodge / Studio Octopi, ©  Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

©  Jack Hobhouse ©  Jack Hobhouse ©  Jack Hobhouse ©  Jack Hobhouse +17

Baylis Old School / Conran and Partners

05:00 - 30 August, 2016
Baylis Old School / Conran and Partners, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +24

Could Development Hoardings Be the New “Canvas for London”?

09:30 - 26 August, 2016
Could Development Hoardings Be the New “Canvas for London”?, Courtesy of Primebuild
Courtesy of Primebuild

Walking next to a construction site is anything but enjoyable. Unavoidable noise (and sometimes air) pollution is partly responsible, but development hoardings also contribute to the unpleasant feeling. In most cases you walk alongside blank canvases, made from OSB or poorly built plywood boxes, and covered with a concrete grey or navy blue Dulux paint. If you’re lucky enough to pass by a development for luxury apartments, you’ll find some lavish advertising for the homes which, of course, you couldn’t afford anyway. With her blog “Development Aesthetics,” Crystal Bennes gives credit to the visual importance of hoardings, showcasing London’s latest construction sites and commentating on the inadequacy and often absurdity of the advertising on their hoardings. As apartment blocks mushroom around the British capital, the issue increasingly affects inhabitants’ use and understanding of public spaces.

Hoping to turn this trend around, the UK-based construction, architectural and engineering firm Primebuild has launched its "Canvas for London" Initiative, using construction site hoardings as platforms for artists to display their work.

Courtesy of Primebuild Courtesy of Primebuild Courtesy of Primebuild Courtesy of Primebuild +8

Chipperfield’s Plans for Saarinen’s US Embassy Building in London Under Fire from Preservationists

14:30 - 22 August, 2016
Chipperfield’s Plans for Saarinen’s US Embassy Building in London Under Fire from Preservationists, © DBOX for Qatari Diar
© DBOX for Qatari Diar

British preservation group Twentieth Century Society has publicly denounced plans by David Chipperfield Architects to convert the Eero Saarinen-designed, soon-to-be former US Embassy near London's Grosvenor Square into a "world-class" 137-room hotel. Central to Chipperfield’s plan is an enlargement of the sixth floor to make room for a double-height event space, a move Twenieth Century Society believes will “cause significant and substantial harm to the character of the building.”

Salters' Hall Renovation / dMFK

05:00 - 20 August, 2016
Salters' Hall Renovation / dMFK, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Fore St, London EC2Y 5DE, United Kingdom
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Step Into BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion with This 360° Panorama

12:00 - 19 August, 2016

Following the success of last year’s virtual tour of Selgascano’s 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, Photographer Nikhilesh Haval of nikreations has shared with us his virtual tour of BIG’s 2016 Pavilion entry. Hosted this year on Google Street View, the tour allows you to move through and around the “unzipped wall” design, giving you the ability to perceive how sunlight interacts with the structure. Check out how visitors are using the pavilion as an escape from the sunny park or sipping on drinks ordered at the pavilion bar – and don’t forget to look up, where it’s easy to get lost in the sea of interlocking fiberglass bricks.

Lightwell House / Emergent Design Studios

22:00 - 16 August, 2016
Lightwell House / Emergent Design Studios, © NAARO
© NAARO

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO +24

Sweetdram Workshop / SODA

13:00 - 16 August, 2016
Sweetdram Workshop / SODA, © Ruth Ward
© Ruth Ward

© Ruth Ward © Ruth Ward © Ruth Ward © Ruth Ward +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalston, London E8, United Kingdom
  • Interior Furniture

    David Vivian
  • Area

    936.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method

06:00 - 15 August, 2016
AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method, Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture
Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture

The AA School of Architecture’s DRL Masters Program has developed a thesis project, entitled Growing Systems, which explores adaptable building systems using methods of robotic fabrication and generative special printing within the context of housing.

Centered on a new method of structural 3D vertical extrusion, the project combines the precision of prefabricated elements with the adaptability of on-site fabrication, in response to the flux and dynamism of cities. The method becomes a system of elasticity that can accommodate site parameters, as well as future adjustments.

Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture +8

Ely Court / Alison Brooks Architects

04:00 - 12 August, 2016
Ely Court / Alison Brooks Architects, © Paul Riddle
© Paul Riddle

© Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects © Paul Riddle +40

Kerez, Herzog & de Meuron and Studio Gang Shortlisted to Design London's Royal College of Art's Battersea Campus

04:15 - 10 August, 2016
Kerez, Herzog & de Meuron and Studio Gang Shortlisted to Design London's Royal College of Art's Battersea Campus, via Royal College of Art
via Royal College of Art

London's Royal College of Art (RCA) have revealed seven invited shortlisted practices for its new state-of-the-art £108million Battersea South campus. Featuring a smattering of architects from Europe, including Herzog & de Meuron and Lacaton & Vassal, and from the USA, such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Studio Gang, the organisation intends to announce the winning scheme in October 2016.

Valhalla / Denizen Works

22:00 - 9 August, 2016
Valhalla / Denizen Works, © Ben Blossom
© Ben Blossom

© Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom, London, UK
  • Design Team

    Thomas Latjes, Murray Kerr, Andrew Ingham
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Stanton Williams & Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Selected to Design UCL’s Olympic Park Campus

12:00 - 9 August, 2016
Stanton Williams & Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Selected to Design UCL’s Olympic Park Campus, Initial study for internal street. Image Courtesy of Stanton Williams
Initial study for internal street. Image Courtesy of Stanton Williams

University College London (UCL) has selected Stanton Williams and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands to design buildings for two sites as part of the first phase of the new UCL East campus. The campus will be constructed at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, adjacent to the London Olympics Stadium, Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Center and the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower by Anish Kapoor, and is anticipated to contain facilities for a major new school of design.

Courtesy of Stanton Williams Study model: building form and cast of social spaces. Image Courtesy of Stanton Williams Courtesy of Stanton Williams Courtesy of Stanton Williams +5

Google's King Kross HQ / AHMM

03:00 - 8 August, 2016
Google's King Kross HQ / AHMM, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

© Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    6 Pancras Square, 6 King's Blvd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG, United Kingdom
  • Area

    371000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs