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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.

New Plans to Revitalize Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

05:00 - 10 October, 2018
New Plans to Revitalize Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Courtesy of Glenn Howells Architects
Courtesy of Glenn Howells Architects

Home to the historic engineering firm, AE Harris, for over 50 years, Birmingham’s treasured Jewellery Quarter is being revamped on account of modernized manufacturing methods adopted by the company.

Joint venture partners Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital are working alongside Glenn Howells Architects to transform the site into a residential-led, mixed-use hub for the quarter.

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

Oldham Town Hall / BDP

03:00 - 20 September, 2018
Oldham Town Hall / BDP, © Paul Karalius
© Paul Karalius

© Nick Caville © Paul Karalius © Nick Caville © Nick Caville + 15

Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan / David Chipperfield Architects

10:00 - 6 September, 2018
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan / David Chipperfield Architects, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges + 13

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals Alternative Plan for Bristol Arena Site

16:00 - 24 August, 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals Alternative Plan for Bristol Arena Site, Temple Island Development. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Temple Island Development. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

The Bristol Arena site faces yet another turn of events, as Zaha Hadid Architects and property investor Legal & General have released plans for a large housing development next to Temples Meads Station. The site is one of two proposed locations for the Bristol Arena, a project on hold for more than 15 years as Bristol City Council continues to debate its location. The proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects would include office blocks, a 345 room hotel, conference center and over 500 homes.

Bristol Arena. Image Courtesy of Bristol City Council Bristol Arena. Image Courtesy of Bristol City Council Temple Island Development. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Bristol Arena. Image Courtesy of Bristol City Council + 8

Clifton Cathedral / Purcell

03:00 - 23 July, 2018
© Phil Boorman
© Phil Boorman

© Phil Boorman © Phil Boorman © Phil Boorman © Phil Boorman + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    Jonah Jay – Cathedral Architect
  • Area

    2400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Preston Bus Station Refurbishment / John Puttick Associates

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

© Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Preston, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    John Puttick Associates
  • Architect

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

    31250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion / PAD studio

09:00 - 7 July, 2018
Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion / PAD studio, © Nigel Rigden
© Nigel Rigden

© Richard Chivers © Richard Chivers © Nigel Rigden © Richard Chivers + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    Wendy Perring, PAD Studio
  • Area

    322.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

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

The Evolution of the Stadium: How the World Cup Has Influenced the Design of Sports Venues

09:30 - 14 June, 2018
The Evolution of the Stadium: How the World Cup Has Influenced the Design of Sports Venues, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

When the Greeks carved stone steps into the side of a hill, they were aiming to create a seated area for people to rest and from which to have an excellent view of the stage at the amphitheater's center. over two millennia later, these objectives are still key to stadium design principles, however, with an ever-increasing global reach and the need for multiple functions, the goal posts for what makes a successful arena are always being moved. As you prepare to watch the 2018 World Cup hosted in Russia, take a look at this list of notable stadium designs in World Cup history which have influenced the evolution of stadium design.

© <a href='https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/357819'>Geograph user Merv Payne</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OitaStadium1.JPG'>Wikimedia user 大分帰省中</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wembley_Stadium_during_London_2012_Olympic_Games.JPG'>Wikimedia user Richard Johnson</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Courtesy of Foster + Partners + 11

Trailer / Invisible Studio

03:00 - 14 June, 2018
Trailer / Invisible Studio, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

© Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bath, United Kingdom
  • Project Team

    Piers Taylor, Alan Matthews, Bernard Twist, Simon Schofield, Julian Taylor, Jimmy Symon
  • Photographs

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

New Library at the University of Bedfordshire / MCW Architects

05:00 - 2 June, 2018
New Library at the University of Bedfordshire / MCW Architects, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Jim Stephenson © Hufton+Crow © Jim Stephenson © Hufton+Crow + 38

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

Vantage Point / Grid Architects

09:00 - 19 May, 2018
Vantage Point / Grid Architects, Courtesy of Grid Architects
Courtesy of Grid Architects

Courtesy of Grid Architects Courtesy of Grid Architects Courtesy of Grid Architects Courtesy of Grid Architects + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    London Borough of Islington, London, United Kingdom
  • Area

    10100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016