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Rutgers University-Camden: Nursing and Science Building / Perkins Eastman

© Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman © Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman © Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman © Sarah Mechling-Perkins Eastman + 50

University  · 
Camden, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Perkins Eastman
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Rutgers University / Erdy McHenry Architecture

© Barry Halkin © Barry Halkin © Barry Halkin © Barry Halkin + 16

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Erdy McHenry Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012

RIBA Awards 2018 Royal Gold Medal to Innovative Housing Architect Neave Brown

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded its 2018 Royal Gold Medal to London-based artist and architect Neave Brown, a revered Modernist architect best known for his visionary Alexandra Road housing estate. Built by London's Camden Council in the 1970s the 500-home estate is, in Brown's own words, a "piece of city" containing shops, workshops, a community centre, a special needs school and children’s centre, a care home for young people with learning difficulties, and a 16,000sqm public park.

The medal is awarded in recognition of a lifetime’s work and is approved personally by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is given to a person, or group of people, who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture." The medal is being presented earlier than usual—in 2017 rather than 2018—owing to Brown's poor health.

© Martin Charles / RIBA Collections Designed in 1968 by Neave Brown of Camden Council's Architects Department, this multi-family, 8-storey council housing estate, properly known as the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, was built between 1972 and 1979. Image © Martin Charles / RIBA Collections Designed in 1968 by Neave Brown of Camden Council's Architects Department, this multi-family, 8-storey council housing estate, properly known as the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, was built between 1972 and 1979. Image © Martin Charles / RIBA Collections Designed in 1968 by Neave Brown of Camden Council's Architects Department, this multi-family, 8-storey council housing estate, properly known as the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, was built between 1972 and 1979. Image © RIBA Collections + 6

London to Follow in New York’s Footsteps With Camden High Line

The New York High Line is set to receive a new British sibling, in the form the Camden High Line – a conversion of the defunct railway line connecting Camden Town and King’s Cross, into an elevated public space and commuting route. The invited competition for the project was won by London-based practices Studio Weave and Architecture 00, whose proposal is one of three international designs that have followed the success of the High Line in New York, with the other two situated in Bangkok and Mexico City.

“We think the re-use of this railway line for the Camden High Line outweighs the benefits and costs of leaving it vacant,” said Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive at Camden Town Unlimited. “This new transport link can reduce overcrowding and journey times on the existing, cycling and pedestrian routes nearby like Regent’s Canal.”

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Heatherwick to Transform Historic Coal Drop Buildings into New King's Cross Shopping Area

Heatherwick Studio has received approval to realize a new shopping area at King's Cross in London. By 2018, the practice will transform the city's 1850 historic Coal Drops Yard buildings into an "eclectic mix" of 65 boutique and destination shops and restaurants.

"Over a two-year restoration and build process, Londoners will see the existing Victorian buildings – the East and West Coal Drops and Wharf Road Arches – refurbished and re-purposed in a way that creates a stunning new upper level and improves connectivity, whilst allowing the original forms and functions to be read," says the architects. 

Colorful Pop-Up Pavilion Forms the Centerpiece for Camden Create Festival

As part of a new three-day festival in the London borough of Camden, KSR Architects have designed a brightly colored pop-up pavilion for the famous Britannia Junction. The festival's centerpiece is made up of 640 fluorescent tubes hanging from a stage truss system to make a colossal wind chime, animating the area with movement, color and sound.

Read more about the pavilion and the festival, and see more images after the break

© KSR Architects © KSR Architects © KSR Architects © KSR Architects + 8

Loft Space in Camden / Craft Design

© Armando Elias
© Armando Elias
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Craft Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

© Armando Elias © Armando Elias © Armando Elias © Armando Elias + 17