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Science Gallery London / LTS Architects

06:00 - 15 November, 2018
Science Gallery London / LTS Architects, © Peter Landers
© Peter Landers

© Peter Landers © Peter Landers © Peter Landers © Peter Landers + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    5th and 6th Floor, Guy's Cancer Centre, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 3PU, United Kingdom
  • Area

    2117.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

A Series of Rejected Plans That Would Have Transformed London

09:00 - 12 November, 2018
A Series of Rejected Plans That Would Have Transformed London, Westminster City Airport. Image © <a href='https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/advice-and-inspiration/interactive/in-pictures-the-london-that-could-have-been/'>Barratt Homes</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
Westminster City Airport. Image © Barratt Homes licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

London is one of the world’s most iconic and beloved cities, with a diverse blend of architectural styles spanning the centuries. Every year, 20 million tourists flock to the city in search of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, the London Eye, and Trafalgar Square.

But London could have been so different. Through time, a host of ambitious, crazy, and revolutionary plans were drawn up around the city, only to be consigned to an unbuilt history. To demonstrate this, Barratt Homes has unearthed plans for “some of the capital’s most ambitious construction projects that never saw the light of day.”

Wilkinson Eyre Unveils Glass Chimney Lift for Battersea Power Station

02:30 - 9 November, 2018
Wilkinson Eyre Unveils Glass Chimney Lift for Battersea Power Station, The Chimney Lift. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre
The Chimney Lift. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre

Wilkinson Eyre has revealed new images showing a plan to create a glass elevator in Battersea Power Station. The lift will travel 109 meters to the top of one of the building's iconic chimneys. On opening, it will offer visitors views of the capital's skyline from one of the most unique viewing platforms in London. The Chimney Lift is one of three new and exciting event/attraction spaces on offer inside the iconic Power Station. The station is working closely with a wide collection of heritage and emerging retail brands from the UK and across the globe to complement its vision for the 1930s and 1950s turbine halls.

Battersea Power Station. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Battersea Power Station. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre The Chimney Lift. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Battersea Power Station. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre + 4

Denise Scott Brown's Photography from the 1950s and 60s Unveiled in New York and London Galleries

10:00 - 6 November, 2018
Denise Scott Brown's Photography from the 1950s and 60s Unveiled in New York and London Galleries, Courtesy of carriage trade, photo: Nicholas Knight.
Courtesy of carriage trade, photo: Nicholas Knight.

An exhibition has opened at New York’s Carriage Trade Gallery celebrating the photography of Denise Scott Brown, highlighting the significance of pop art in the American vernacular. The project was initiated by Scott Brown, and first exhibited in Venice in 2016, with the latest events in London and New York initiated by PLANE-SITE.

The exhibition, titled “Photographs 1956-1966” is co-curated by Andres Ramirez, with 10 photographs selected, curated, and featured for limited sale. As well as being on display at the Carriage Trade Gallery, a concurrent exhibition is taking place in the Window Galleries at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.

Courtesy of carriage trade, photo: Nicholas Knight. Courtesy of carriage trade, photo: Nicholas Knight. Courtesy of carriage trade, photo: Nicholas Knight. Courtesy of carriage trade, photo: Nicholas Knight. + 24

pH+ architect’s Iceland Wharf Creates a "Flexible, Tethered, Living and Working Environment"

06:00 - 3 November, 2018
pH+ architect’s Iceland Wharf Creates a "Flexible, Tethered, Living and Working Environment", Courtesy of pH+ Architects
Courtesy of pH+ Architects

Fish Island, a district in London’s East End, has experienced a period of redevelopment. Once an industrial area, the area is now known for its vibrant art community. In recent years, Fish Island has continued to evolve and transform, with a particular emphasis on integrating the existing creative spaces with residential and commercial.

The latest chapter in this transformation has been the work of pH+ architects, with a mixed-use scheme that layers domestic spaces within a larger complex that also includes maker and retail spaces. "Iceland Wharf" will deliver 120 homes and 40,000sq ft of commercial space in "flexible tethered living and working environments."

Courtesy of pH+ Architects Courtesy of pH+ Architects Courtesy of pH+ Architects Courtesy of pH+ Architects + 19

V&A East Revealed with New Designs by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and O'Donnell + Tuomey

13:00 - 2 November, 2018
V&A East Revealed with New Designs by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and O'Donnell + Tuomey, V&A East Museum. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey
V&A East Museum. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey

London's V&A has revealed new images and information about V&A East, a museum by O'Donnell + Tuomey and research center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Sited within London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the projects will be built at the Here East complex and Stratford Waterfront. The V&A have stated that the museum will include two galleries to showcase the collections, while the research center aims to be a new model for collection storage and public display.

V&A East Museum. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey V&A East Museum. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey V&A East Research Center. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro V&A East Research Center. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro + 7

Heatherwick Studio's Massive Coal Drops Yard Project Opens in London

13:00 - 25 October, 2018
Heatherwick Studio's Massive Coal Drops Yard Project Opens in London, Coal Drops Yard / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton + Crow
Coal Drops Yard / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton + Crow

Heatherwick Studio’s Coal Drops Yard in London’s King's Cross was unveiled today ahead of the new shopping districts public opening on Friday, October 26. The studio reinvented two heritage rail buildings from the 1850s as a new shopping district while opening up the site to the public for the first time. The design extends the inner gabled roofs of Victorian coal drops to link the two viaducts together around shopping and public space.

Coal Drops Yard / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton + Crow Coal Drops Yard / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton + Crow Coal Drops Yard / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton + Crow Coal Drops Yard / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Hufton + Crow + 13

Tintagel House / Stanton Williams + Universal Design Studio

16:00 - 23 October, 2018
Tintagel House / Stanton Williams + Universal Design Studio, © Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea

© Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea + 26

James Stirling's Postmodern No 1 Poultry Building Reopens as WeWork Offices

11:00 - 23 October, 2018
James Stirling's Postmodern No 1 Poultry Building Reopens as WeWork Offices, Courtesy of WeWork
Courtesy of WeWork

No 1 Poultry, the iconic Grade II* listed landmark in London designed by James Stirling, has opened its doors as WeWork’s 28th London location. The Postmodern masterpiece now serves as a WeWork space for 2300 members, as well as shops, a roof garden, and a restaurant.

After being saved from a major renovation that would have eliminated its iconic Postmodern façade, No 1 Poultry building was carefully renovated by WeWork’s in-house team of designers, featuring bold colors, homely furnishing, and artwork inspired by the surrounding area.

Courtesy of WeWork Courtesy of WeWork Courtesy of WeWork Courtesy of WeWork + 10

Spotlight: Sir Christopher Wren

04:00 - 20 October, 2018
Spotlight: Sir Christopher Wren, Old Royal Navy College, Greenwich. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickschooley/6758847925'>Flickr user nickschooley</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Old Royal Navy College, Greenwich. Image © Flickr user nickschooley 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 the 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.

AHMM Designs 'Earthy and Autumnal' Block for City of London Campus

02:30 - 19 October, 2018
AHMM Designs 'Earthy and Autumnal' Block for City of London Campus, 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM
1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects have released plans for a mixed-use shopping and office block to replace 1-2 Broadgate on the City of London campus. The multi-colored block design will include 74,000 square meters of commercial space as part of the revitalization of the iconic 1980s office complex. Linked to Liverpool Street station, the new development would include retail and leisure as part of the new shopping center.

1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM + 10

World's Largest CLT Building Provides a Model for High Density Urban Housing

11:00 - 12 October, 2018
World's Largest CLT Building Provides a Model for High Density Urban Housing, © Waugh Thistleton Architects
© Waugh Thistleton Architects

Waugh Thistleton Architects’ ten-story Dalston Works project stands proudly as the world’s largest Cross Laminated Timber building in Hackney, London, having been completed in 2017. The 121-unit development made entirely of CLT from external to core walls, the scheme weighs one-fifth of an equivalent concrete building.

In addition to tackling London’s need for dense, high-quality housing, the scheme offers a methodology for implementing timber technology with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, such as an 80% reduction in the number of deliveries during construction.

© Waugh Thistleton Architects © Waugh Thistleton Architects © Waugh Thistleton Architects © Waugh Thistleton Architects + 7

Paul Street / Stiff + Trevillion

06:00 - 9 October, 2018
Paul Street / Stiff + Trevillion, © Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg

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

De Beauvoir Block / Henley Halebrown

08:00 - 8 October, 2018
De Beauvoir Block / Henley Halebrown, © Nicholas Kane
© Nicholas Kane

© Nicholas Kane © Nicholas Kane © Nicholas Kane © Nicholas Kane + 19

Storefront for Art and Architecture Appoints José Esparza Chong Cuy as Executive Director

14:00 - 7 October, 2018
Storefront for Art and Architecture Appoints José Esparza Chong Cuy as Executive Director, Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture

José Esparza Chong Cuy has been appointed as the new Executive Director and Chief Curator at Storefront for Art and Architecture. Following the departure of former director Eva Franch i Gilabert to London as the new Director of the Architectural Association, the extensive international search to fill her shoes began. An architect, curator, and writer, originally from Mexico, Esparza Chong Cuy was named and will assume the position starting November 1st.

Storefront, a non-profit organization based in New York City, engages in the advancement of design and architecture with interdisciplinary dialogue through exhibitions and projects that aim to transcend geographic and ideological boundaries. Charles Renfro, President of Storefront's Board of Directors, remarks, "We are thrilled to welcome José to the helm of Storefront, the very institution where he began his curatorial career over a decade ago."

AD Classics: Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery London / Venturi Scott Brown

16:30 - 3 October, 2018
AD Classics: Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery London / Venturi Scott Brown, The Sainsbury Wing as seen from Trafalgar Square. Image © Valentino Danilo Matteis
The Sainsbury Wing as seen from Trafalgar Square. Image © Valentino Danilo Matteis

Venturi Scott-Brown’s National Gallery Sainsbury Wing extension (1991) was born into a precarious no-man’s land between the warring camps of neo-Modernists and traditionalists who had been tussling over the direction of Britain’s cities for much of the prior decade. The site of the extension had come to be one of the most symbolic battlefields in British architecture since a campaign to halt its redevelopment with a Hi-Tech scheme by Ahrends Burton Koralek had led to that project’s refusal at planning in 1984.

The 'Echo Façade'. Image © Valentino Danilo Matteis Ground floor lobby with rustication. Image © Valentino Danilo Matteis © Valentino Danilo Matteis Stairway. Image © Valentino Danilo Matteis + 17

The Tools You Need to Easily Meet BIM Mandates

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The Tools You Need to Easily Meet BIM Mandates, The Ritterman Building. Image courtesy of bpr architects.
The Ritterman Building. Image courtesy of bpr architects.

For bpr architects, BIM Level 2 is becoming business as usual. This medium-sized, employee-owned firm based in the UK focuses on how good design can add value to a client’s vision. Led by Directors Paul Beaty-Pownall and Steve Cowell, the firm specializes in three core sectors: higher education, rail stations, and regeneration.

7 Installations to Watch Out For at the 2018 London Design Festival

12:30 - 17 September, 2018
7 Installations to Watch Out For at the 2018 London Design Festival, Multiply / Waugh Thistleton Architects. Image © David Parry
Multiply / Waugh Thistleton Architects. Image © David Parry

The 2018 London Design Festival is now underway, having returned for its 16th year. Running from 15th to 23rd September, and spread across the city, the Festival features works such as Snøhetta’s rotating book pavilion and a series of installations at the V&A celebrating the venue’s 10th year as the Festival’s official hub.

Below, we have compiled a list of collaborations to look out for throughout the week, including investigations into issues such as climate change and plastic pollution, and artistic themes such as Cubism and classical music.