Report Offers 10 Recommendations To Curb London’s Tall Building Boom

Areas such as Vauxhall (above) and Stratford have seen a dramatic rise in high-density housing. Image © Flickr CC user Willard

A report released last week aims to highlight the problems involved in high-density housing in London, offering 10 suggestions for how to create future developments that offer density while maintaining the UK capital’s distinctive character. Produced as a follow-up to their 2007 report entitled “Superdensity”, four housing specialists Pollard Thomas Edwards, HTA, Levitt Bernstein and PRP Architects have produced “Superdensity: The Sequel,” aiming to address the dramatic changes that have taken place in London development over the intervening 8 years.

Read on for more of the report’s aims and its 10 recommendations for future housing in London.

10 Facts about AJ’s Woman Architect of the Year 2015: Teresa Borsuk

The Granary. Image © Pollard Thomas Edwards

The Architects’ Journal as named of Pollard Thomas Edward “Woman Architect of the Year 2015.” The prestigious title, awarded last year to Mecanoo’s Francine Houben, is being presented to Borsuk for her “remarkable” ability to improve equality within her practice.

Borsuk was chosen over an impressive shortlist of women architects. Find out 10 facts about Borsuk and see why the jury consider her to be an ideal role model for future generations, after the break.

AJ’s Shortlisted Women Architects of the Year Share Advice for Aspiring Females

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Architects’ Journal has released the shortlist of their annual Women in Architecture awards, naming 17 established and emerging practitioners who have raised the profile of women architects “in a sector where women still face an alarming degree of discrimination.” In honor of their selection, the nominees have shared their advice for aspiring female architects. 

See who was shortlisted and find out what they believe takes for women to succeed in the profession of architecture, after the break. 

Gunpowder Mill / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

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Architects: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Location: , UK
Main Contractor: Hill Partnerships
Structural Engineer: Cornerstone Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyor: Tower Surveys
Landscape Architect: Clarke Associates
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Dennis Gilbert

Hornsey Road / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

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Architects: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Location: Hornsey Road, , UK
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Tim Crocker

The Granary / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

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Architects: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Location: Abbey Road, Barking,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: PTE Architects

Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

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Architects: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Location: Giffin Square, Lewisham, ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Robert Greshoff

Arundel Square / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

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Architects: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Location: Arundel Square, N1,
Architect: Pollard Thomas Edwards
Client: United House Developments / Londonewcastle
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of PTE Architects