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Hawkins\Brown's London Pride Float Celebrates the "Dual Identities" of LGBT+ Architects

16:00 - 14 July, 2018
Hawkins\Brown's London Pride Float Celebrates the "Dual Identities" of LGBT+ Architects, Courtesy of Hawkins\Brown
Courtesy of Hawkins\Brown

‘A Space For All’ by Hawkins\Brown has been announced as the winner of London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Architects LGBT+’s Pride Float Competition, the design representing architecture in Pride London 2018. Forming a crucial part of the LFA’s 2018 program, the competition was open to students, graduates, emerging practices and established offices alike, with 'exploring identity' being the brief's core theme. The winning float advocates for increased LGBT+ acceptance and presence within the construction industry, combining “the dual identities of LGBT+ and being an architect.”

"The Colour Palace" Chosen to be the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion in London

12:00 - 13 July, 2018
Pavilion in Context. Image Courtesy of Pricegore and Yinka Ilori
Pavilion in Context. Image Courtesy of Pricegore and Yinka Ilori

“The Colour Palace” by Pricegore and Yinka Ilori has been chosen as the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion in London. A temporary structure to open at Dulwich Picture Gallery during the London Festival of Architecture in June 2019, “The Colour Palace” is a celebration of color, pattern, and light, drawing from European and African cultural traditions.

The scheme was chosen from a competitive shortlist of six emerging architecture firms, compiled from 150 entries. PUP Architects were the winners of the on-site public vote, which represented one vote at the panel judging.

1:10 Model. Image Courtesy of Pricegore and Yinka Ilori 1:1 Constructed Timber Fragment. Image Courtesy of Pricegore and Yinka Ilori Model Photo. Image Courtesy of Pricegore and Yinka Ilori Model Photo. Image Courtesy of Pricegore and Yinka Ilori + 8

SOM Receives Planning Permission for Angular Skyscraper in City of London

12:20 - 10 July, 2018
Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM

This morning, planning permission was awarded for the construction of 100 Leadenhall Street, an SOM-designed skyscraper in the eastern cluster of skyscrapers in the City of London. At 263.4 meters tall, the building will be the third tallest in the cluster, trailing only 1 Undershaft (305 meters), which is approved but yet to begin construction, and 22 Bishopsgate (278 meters), which is currently under construction. The Shard, at 310 meters, is also nearby on the south of the river.

Porcelain Tiles Add a Sleek Modern Accent to AL_A's Courtyard Expansion at London's V&A Museum

08:00 - 10 July, 2018
Porcelain Tiles Add a Sleek Modern Accent to AL_A's Courtyard Expansion at London's V&A Museum, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Completed last year, AL_A's porcelain public courtyard at London's V&A Museum is the largest architectural intervention and restoration of the site in more than 100 years. AL_A also designed a new colonnade and a column-free exhibition gallery. The design connects the space with the neighboring buildings on site, giving the museum a more streamlined sequence between gallery spaces.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 20

Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC Transform 19th Century London Exhibition Hall into Creative Hub

12:00 - 4 July, 2018
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio / SPPARC
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio / SPPARC

New images have been released of the $925million (£700million) redevelopment of west London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre, designed by Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC Architecture. The project will see an extensive renovation of the existing exhibition halls, and the addition of creative offices, studios, and co-working space.

The 130-year-old center will be transformed into a creative hub with 2.5 acres of public space, intended to “support ambitious enhancement to focus on creative industries, entrepreneurship, and new green space for community and visitors.”

Highbury House / Architecture for London

09:00 - 30 June, 2018
Highbury House / Architecture for London, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

© Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson + 26

Lomax Studio / CAN

03:00 - 26 June, 2018
Lomax Studio / CAN, © Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg

© Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg + 21

  • Architects

    CAN
  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Area

    53.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Step Inside Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion with This 360° Virtual Tour

12:00 - 25 June, 2018
Step Inside Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion with This 360° Virtual Tour, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

For readers around the world who monitored with enthusiasm the opening of Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion, but were unable to reach London to experience it in real life, Photographer Nikhilesh Haval of nikreations is here to help.

Similar to previous productions of BIG’s 2016 Pavilion, and SelgasCano’s 2015 Pavilion, Haval 360-degree virtual tour explores Escobedo’s pavilion to capture aesthetic delights such as the Mexican celosias façade,  shallow water pool, and curving, mirrored roof element. When inside the courtyard, don’t forget to look up!

Christo's First UK Outdoor Public Sculpture Opens on the Serpentine Lake

14:00 - 19 June, 2018
The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18. Image © Wolfgang Volz
The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18. Image © Wolfgang Volz

The “London Mastaba” has opened in Hyde Park. A temporary sculpture floating on the Serpentine Lake, the project is the first major public outdoor sculpture in the United Kingdom designed by the artist Christo. The opening comes as new photographs by Wolfgang Volz are released which chart the construction and completion of the striking art piece.

Featuring 7,506 horizontally-stacked barrels floating on the Serpentine Lake, the Mastaba coincides with an exhibition of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work at the Serpentine Galleries featuring sculptures, drawings, collages, and photographs spanning more than 60 years.  

Workers building the inner frame of the London Mastaba. Image © Wolfgang Volz Workers screw together the sculpture's steel frame. Image © Wolfgang Volz Workers installing barrels on the vertical side of the London Mastaba. Image © Wolfgang Volz The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18. Image © Wolfgang Volz + 20

Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

14:00 - 13 June, 2018
Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Following the opening of the 2018 Serpentine Pavillion this week, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to London. Ghinitoiu’s images, which you can discover below, capture the elemental beauty of Escobedo’s pavilion, defined by a permeable cement tile façade inspired by Mexican celosias.

Fusing elements typical to Mexican architecture with local London references, the pavilion centers on a courtyard enclosed by two rectangular volumes constructed using the characteristic celosia method.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 30

Round-Up: The Serpentine Pavilion Through the Years

14:00 - 11 June, 2018
Round-Up: The Serpentine Pavilion Through the Years

Lasting for close to two decades now, the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Exhibition has become one of the most anticipated architectural events in London and for the global architecture community. Each of the previous eighteen pavilions have been thought-provoking, leaving an indelible mark and strong message to the architectural community. And even though each of the past pavilions are removed from the site after their short summer stints to occupy far-flung private estates, they continue to be shared through photographs, and in architectural lectures. With the launch of the 18th Pavilion, we take a look back at all the previous pavilions and their significance to the architecturally-minded public. 

Serpentine Pavilion 2013. Image © Neil MacWilliams Serpentine Pavilion 2000. Image © Helene Binet Serpentine Pavilion 2006. Image © John Offenbach Serpentine Pavilion 2015. Image © Iwan Baan + 38

Photographs Capture Frida Escobedo's 2018 Serpentine Pavilion Nearing Completion

12:00 - 8 June, 2018
Photographs Capture Frida Escobedo's 2018 Serpentine Pavilion Nearing Completion, © Francesco Russo
© Francesco Russo

Photographer Francesco Russo has captured the construction of Frida Escobedo’s 2018 Serpentine Pavilion, as the structure nears completion in London’s Hyde Park. The images showcase the dark cement roof tiles used to construct the pavilion, which comprises an enclosed courtyard created by two rectangular volumes.

With an interplay of light and water, the pavilion seeks to evoke the sensation of the domestic architecture of Mexico, from where Escobedo hails. The stacked cement tiled visible in the photographs form a "celosia," a type of permeable wall common in Mexico.

© Francesco Russo © Francesco Russo © Francesco Russo © Francesco Russo + 8

New Design Unveiled of London's £1.1 Billion Olympicopolis, Including Projects by O'Donnell and Tuomey, Allies + Morrison and DS+R

14:00 - 6 June, 2018
UCL East. ImageImage © Stanton Williams
UCL East. ImageImage © Stanton Williams

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled a £1.1 billion vision for the East Bank project at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, creating a “new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation, and growth.”The project, alternatively dubbed “Olympicopolis” will contain a number of landmark schemes, including the V&A East by DS+R, and a cultural and education quarter by Allies and Morrison, O’Donnell + Tuomey, and Josep Camps/Olga Felip Arquitectura

As part of the announcement, the Mayor unveiled new images of designs for Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion, and the V&A scheme in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. He also announced that the BBC will create a new home for its world-renowned Symphony Orchestra & Chorus as part of the program. The will also see the building of 600 new homes across the site, 50% of which will be affordable.

Sadler's Well. Image via Mayor of London Marshgate. Image via Mayor of London V&A. Image via Mayor of London BBC Music building. Image via Mayor of London + 12

Exhibition: Serpentine Pavilions 2009 - 2017

15:30 - 5 June, 2018
Exhibition: Serpentine Pavilions 2009 - 2017, Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Image credit: Danica O. Kus
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Image credit: Danica O. Kus

Danica O. Kus has been documenting Serpentine Pavilions since 2009. In her photography work, she illustrates the uniqueness of each pavilion, the new architecture, and design that people can experience.

Shortlist Revealed for 2019 Dulwich Pavilion in London

14:00 - 5 June, 2018
Shortlist Revealed for 2019 Dulwich Pavilion in London, © Projects Office
© Projects Office

Following deliberation from a judging panel of industry experts, six emerging architecture firms have been shortlisted for the design of the Dulwich Pavilion 2019 in London, chosen from over 150. In collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture, the six schemes will be displayed at the Dulwich Picture Gallery throughout June and July of 2018.

The initiative follows on from the success of the gallery’s first pavilion in 2017, designed by IF_DO and exhibited at the London Festival of Architecture in 2017. Following the exhibition of the six shortlisted schemes for 2019, a public vote will be combined with a panel vote to select the winning pavilion.

© e10 Studio © PUP Architects © Flea Folly Architects © Casswell Bank Architects + 55

Green-Lit Mixed-Use Proposal Enhances Hackney Wick Through Regeneration and Retention

06:00 - 5 June, 2018
Green-Lit Mixed-Use Proposal Enhances Hackney Wick Through Regeneration and Retention, Courtesy of Forbes Massie
Courtesy of Forbes Massie

Wickside is a £120m “permeable, mixed-use neighborhood” that will provide 475 homes and 300 jobs for the surrounding community. Designed by BUJ Architects and Ash Sakula Architects, the neighborhood has recently received the all-clear from the LLDC planning committee. Almost nine years in the making, the scheme uses “urban blocks set around ordinary London streets” to create a complex, diverse townscape with a variety of uses. The neighborhood is housed within a 28,800 square meter former waste transfer site in Hackney Wick, London. Integrating the context’s existing buildings and cultural heritage, Wickside aims to develop the existing creative community through “retention and regeneration,” and is one of the largest development sites in the area.

Courtesy of Black Point Design Courtesy of Forbes Massie Courtesy of Forbes Massie Courtesy of Forbes Massie + 13

AQSO Arquitectos Design a New, Twisted Landmark For London's Creative Heart

08:00 - 1 June, 2018
AQSO Arquitectos Design a New, Twisted Landmark For London's Creative Heart, Courtesy of AQSO Arquitectos
Courtesy of AQSO Arquitectos

Found at the junction of two famous roads, the Shoreditch Hotel reacts with its unique context in a striking, ship-like form that preserves, and creates, public space for the surrounding area. Designed by AQSO Arquitectos, the proposed scheme includes a hotel at its front, while a cinema and various retail outlets are separated by a public atrium at its rear. The mixed-use facility “explores a formal response to the site conditions with an alternative contemporary language," the resultant blending of perspectives creating a  gateway to London's creative heart. 

Courtesy of AQSO Arquitectos Courtesy of AQSO Arquitectos Courtesy of AQSO Arquitectos Courtesy of AQSO Arquitectos + 12

BBC Investigation Finds Grenfell Tower Insulation "Never Passed Fire Safety Test"

12:00 - 23 May, 2018
BBC Investigation Finds Grenfell Tower Insulation "Never Passed Fire Safety Test", Grenfell Tower. Image © Flickr user paulhird. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Grenfell Tower. Image © Flickr user paulhird. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

A BBC investigation has alleged that the insulation used in the refurbishment of London’s Grenfell Tower, which was tragically destroyed by fire in June 2017 with the loss of 72 people, never passed a fire safety test, and was unfit for use. 

The BBC Panorama program, which aired on Monday night, concluded that the manufacturer Celotex “used extra fire retardant in the product that qualified for the safety certificate,” with the more flammable produce then sold for public use. According to the BBC, Celotex is yet to deny the program’s allegations.