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Grosvenor Avenue / fourth_space

01:00 - 3 November, 2018
Grosvenor Avenue  / fourth_space, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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Post Post-Modernism: 10 Projects that Reinterpret the Movement for the Digital Age

09:30 - 25 September, 2018
Post Post-Modernism: 10 Projects that Reinterpret the Movement for the Digital Age, Hangzhou Neobio Family Park / X+Living. Image © Feng Shao
Hangzhou Neobio Family Park / X+Living. Image © Feng Shao

It's no secret that post-modernism has, in recent years, experienced something of a revival. The much-maligned movement's exhuberant and joyful take on architecture is perhaps a solace in difficult moments. Or, for the more jaded among us, perhaps it simply lends itself to Instagram. 

That said, it's not quite the postmodernism that took off in the 60s. Post postmodernism is also concerned with history and context, but with contemporary spins made possible by new technologies. Installations and other temporary typologies also bring with them a fresh perspective, preserved forever on the internet for our vicarious enjoyment. But perhaps most crucially, it is no longer so wholly a reaction against the hegemony of modernism; something that the original postmodernists were fixated with. Today's postmodernism can be at once joyful and reserved, vernacular and high-tech. 

Landmark Nieuw Bergen / Monadnock . Image © Stijn Bollaert Temple of Agape / Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan. Image © Gareth Gardner A House for Essex / FAT and Grayson Perry. Image © FAT © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 70

Temperate House / Donald Insall Associates

03:00 - 5 September, 2018
Temperate House  / Donald Insall Associates, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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Preston Bus Station Refurbishment / John Puttick Associates

03:00 - 16 July, 2018
Preston Bus Station Refurbishment / John Puttick Associates, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Preston, United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    John Puttick Associates
  • Architect

    John Puttick Associates (concourse refurbishment), Cassidy & Ashton (car park & retail)
  • Area

    31250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Warwick Street / Squire and Partners

05:00 - 28 May, 2018
Warwick Street / Squire and Partners, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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  • Architects

  • Location

    6 Warwick Street, SOHO London, United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Squire and Partners
  • Area

    2344.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Postmodern Post-Mortem: Why We Need To Stop Using Architecture's Most Misunderstood Word

09:30 - 11 January, 2018
© Giacomo Pala
© Giacomo Pala

We were hoping for it to happen in the early 2000s. We saw it coming with the opening of the exhibition “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970 – 1990” at the V&A in London in 2011. But now, after recent discussions on the umpteenth supposed “postmodern revival,” it is finally sure: the word “postmodernism” is back and it’s here to stay. But as clear as it is that the word “postmodernism” is once again fashionable, it is not really clear what we mean when using it. Indeed, this word has been used to imply every possible meaning: architects have used it to describe fashionable and “cute” designs, some critics have used it to categorize everything that is colorful, while some theorists have been using it to affirm that, because of this concept, architecture has surrendered to technology or form, becoming nothing more than a caricature of its own presupposed moral values.

Whether we agree with such commentaries or not, there is one thing that we still need to discuss: what does “postmodern” mean? And, even more urgently: what could it mean today? After all, if we have to deal once again with one of the most misinterpreted and contradictory words ever introduced in our field, we should at least discuss what it means, before using it.

Walk Through and Experience the Rich History of Ceramics With 'Gateways'

14:00 - 1 October, 2017
Walk Through and Experience the Rich History of Ceramics With 'Gateways', © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

You’re going to wish you saw this Instagram worthy art installation. Gateways (@Landofceramics) at the central fountain in Granary Square, King’s Cross closed this week. It was designed to celebrate the DesignJunction event (September 21-24) an interior design show by and for the industry, set in challenging industrial sites as part of the greater London Design Festival.

Study John Pawson's Interiors of the New London Design Museum

04:00 - 18 November, 2016
Study John Pawson's Interiors of the New London Design Museum, Pawson's sketch of the new London Design Museum
Pawson's sketch of the new London Design Museum

This month London's Design Museum will officially open its new home on Kensington High Street. The project, which has been redeveloped and designed in collaboration with Rotterdam-based practice OMA and London-based studio Allies & Morrison, has seen a Grade II* Listed Modernist monument sensitively restored into contemporary galleries. For John Pawson—who has been commissioned to create "a series of calm, atmospheric spaces" ordered around a large, oak-lined atrium—this scheme marks his first major public work.

Plan: Mezzanine Plan: Second Floor Plan: Ground Floor Plan: First Floor + 17

Sea Containers / BDG architecture + design and Matheson Whiteley

05:00 - 2 October, 2016
Sea Containers / BDG architecture + design and Matheson Whiteley, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

© Maris Mezulis Studio © Gareth Gardner © Maris Mezulis Studio © Gareth Gardner + 43

RIBA Announces 46 Winners for 2016 National Awards

19:01 - 22 June, 2016
RIBA Announces 46 Winners for 2016 National Awards, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2016 RIBA National Awards. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best building of the year will be drawn from these 46 award-winning buildings.

RIBA Announces 17 Winners of South Awards

06:00 - 10 May, 2016
RIBA Announces 17 Winners of South Awards, Sandpath; Oxfordshire / Adrian James Architects.. Image © David Fisher
Sandpath; Oxfordshire / Adrian James Architects.. Image © David Fisher

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced 17 winners for its RIBA South Awards, which recognize architectural excellence. These 17 regional award winners were drawn from a shortlist of 30 projects. Over the next few months, they will be considered for the RIBA National Awards, and then for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

The 17 winners of the RIBA South East Awards are:

See All 36 Winners of the 2016 RIBA London Awards

12:00 - 8 May, 2016
See All 36 Winners of the 2016 RIBA London Awards, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

From a shortlist of 68 buildings, 36 London projects have been awarded the 2016 RIBA London Awards for architectural excellence, the city's most prestigious design honor. The winners include a home for ravens, a Japanese-inspired London terrace home and a historical restoration. All of these designs will be further considered for the RIBA National Awards, to be announced in July. The winners of the national award will then create a shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize – the highest award for architecture in the UK.

Shortlist Announced for 2016 RIBA London Awards

06:00 - 10 March, 2016
Shortlist Announced for 2016 RIBA London Awards, Gasholder Park / Bell Phillips Architects. Image © John Sturrock
Gasholder Park / Bell Phillips Architects. Image © John Sturrock

A total of 68 buildings have been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA London Awards, including projects from John McAslan + Partners, dRMM Architects, Níall McLaughlin Architects, Eric Parry Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour. All shortlisted buildings will now be visited and carefully assessed by one of four regional juries, and regional winners will be considered for a RIBA National Award. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize - given to the UK's best building of this year - will be composed of the winners of the RIBA National Award.

See a complete list of shortlisted buildings after the break.

REBEL Gym / Studio C102

05:00 - 28 November, 2015
REBEL Gym / Studio C102, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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Good Food Matters / Geraghty Taylor Architects

02:00 - 26 August, 2015
Good Food Matters / Geraghty Taylor Architects, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Awards

05:00 - 17 April, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Awards, Shortlisted: Abode, Great Kneighton / Proctor & Matthews. Image © Tim Crocker
Shortlisted: Abode, Great Kneighton / Proctor & Matthews. Image © Tim Crocker

A total of sixteen projects have been shortlisted for RIBA East 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by Hawkins\Brown, Proctor & Matthews, Allies & Morrison, and AHMM. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 .

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

Bob Champion Building / Hawkins\Brown

10:00 - 8 April, 2015
Bob Champion Building / Hawkins\Brown, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Norfolk, UK
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Russell Brown, Oliver Milton, Rebecca Wharry, Lucy Dinnen, Morag Morrison, Alex King, Annabel Jones, Julia Roberts, Thomas Hudson, Joseph Mackey
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Warner Music UK HQ / Woods Bagot

06:00 - 26 March, 2015
Warner Music UK HQ  / Woods Bagot, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

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