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Alexandra Palace / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

03:00 - 14 January, 2019
Alexandra Palace / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, © Keith Armstrong
© Keith Armstrong

© Richard Battye © Lloyd Winters © Keith Armstrong © Keith Armstrong + 26

The Ministry / Squire and Partners

08:00 - 11 January, 2019
The Ministry / Squire and Partners, © James Jones
© James Jones

© James Jones © James Jones © James Jones © James Jones + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    Squire and Partners
  • Area

    4729.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Morris + Company Imagines London Tube Station Repurposed for the Homeless

11:00 - 8 January, 2019
Morris + Company Imagines London Tube Station Repurposed for the Homeless, Entrance. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company
Entrance. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company

Morris + Company has unveiled images of their competition-winning vision addressing London’s homelessness crisis. The M+C scheme, produced for the New Horizon Youth Center and Mayor of London-led competition, repurposes the abandoned York Road tube station into a hostel and co-working space.

Titled “Stepping Stones”, the project seeks to provide “an inclusive, viable, and holistic site strategy that can support a managed and balanced community by providing homeless young residents with a sage, supporting stepping-stone into appropriate long-term housing solutions.”

Stratosphere / Stockwool

02:00 - 1 January, 2019
Stratosphere / Stockwool, © Morley von Sternberg
© Morley von Sternberg

© Morley von Sternberg © Morley von Sternberg © Morley von Sternberg © Morley von Sternberg + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    55, Great Eastern Rd, London E15 1DL, United Kingdom
  • Pre-planning Architect

    Stockwool
  • Post-planning Architect

    Allies and Morrison
  • Area

    32400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Sugar, Splice, and All Things Iced: Fosters and ZHA Create a Gingerbread Paradise

11:00 - 27 December, 2018
Sugar, Splice, and All Things Iced: Fosters and ZHA Create a Gingerbread Paradise, © Luke Hayes via the Museum of Architecture
© Luke Hayes via the Museum of Architecture

Leading London firms including Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects have joined together in festive spirit to create over 60 miniature gingerbread structures, forming a miniature edible city. The Gingerbread City baking initiative, curated by the London Museum of Architecture, will be on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum until January 6th, assuming it hasn’t been devoured.

As reported by The Daily Mail, the sugar-fueled city includes futuristic tower blocks, sports facilities, and a modern homeless shelter by Holland Harvey Architects. The architectural delights have been created using a mix of sweet ingredients including liquorice, Jelly Babies, and icing.

© Luke Hayes via the Museum of Architecture © Luke Hayes via the Museum of Architecture © Luke Hayes via the Museum of Architecture © Luke Hayes via the Museum of Architecture + 6

The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018

09:00 - 25 December, 2018
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. The tapered tower, South Korea’s tallest, also houses the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, for architects who can handle the 1820-foot (555-meter) drop.

Algiers Road / Gruff

06:00 - 25 December, 2018
Algiers Road / Gruff, © Ben Blossom
© Ben Blossom

© Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Area

    90.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Architects’ London Skyscraper Duo Gets the Greenlight

11:00 - 23 December, 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects’ London Skyscraper Duo Gets the Greenlight, © Slashcube
© Slashcube

Zaha Hadid Architects have received the go-ahead for their Vauxhall Cross Island towers, a duo of skyscrapers sited adjacent to Vauxhall Station. The scheme, which was publicly announced nearly a year ago (19 January 2018), would be the first project undertaken by the office in the UK for a private client.

© Slashcube © Slashcube © Slashcube © Slashcube + 8

The Electric Automated Cities of the Future, According to Jaguar and Barr Gazetas

09:00 - 21 December, 2018
The Electric Automated Cities of the Future, According to Jaguar and Barr Gazetas, © Barr Gazetas
© Barr Gazetas

Car manufacturer Jaguar has teamed up with architect Tom Barton of Barr Gazetas to imagine the consequences of an electrified automotive future on cities. Taking four case studies across the United Kingdom, the team speculated on existing infrastructural issues, and the opportunities for improvement made possible by the advent of electric cars.

With 180,000 electric vehicles on UK roads in 2018 and 1 million estimated by 2020, the case studies imagine a future where green alternatives to fossil fuels power transport and buildings in zero-emission cities. Below, we have republished the four scenarios, featuring a motorway, inner-city car park, industrial wasteland, and a wider urban landscape.

© Barr Gazetas © Barr Gazetas © Barr Gazetas © Barr Gazetas + 5

Architecture on Stage: Amin Taha

03:00 - 17 December, 2018
Architecture on Stage: Amin Taha, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

Amin Taha, alumni of the office of Zaha Hadid, will speak at the Barbican to discuss his practice, Groupwork+Amin Taha.

Foster + Partners' Tulip Towers Could Pose Risks to Air Traffic Control

14:00 - 15 December, 2018
Foster + Partners' Tulip Towers Could Pose Risks to Air Traffic Control , Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners
Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners

Blossoming alongside the iconic Gherkin building, Foster + Partners' Tulip Tower has been planning to join London's skyline since they released their proposal earlier in November. However, construction of the1,000-foot tower has been halted until officials can determine its impact on aircraft radar systems at London City airport, six miles away. Featuring mobile gondolas in the form of three-meter wide glass spheres intended for visitor rides on an elliptical journey around the tower, the proposed viewing platform is potentially highly problematic.

Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners + 6

Brutal Britain: Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain

11:37 - 11 December, 2018
Brutal Britain: Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain, Brutal Britain by Zupagrafika
Brutal Britain by Zupagrafika

High-rise tower blocks, prefab panel housing estates, streets in the sky, new towns; some of the concrete constructions that once shaped the cityscapes of post-war Britain have stood the test of time, while others are long gone.

‘Brutal Britain’ by Zupagrafika (also author of ‘Brutal London’) celebrates the brutalist architecture of the British Isles, inviting readers to explore the Modern past of Great Britain and rebuild some of its most intriguing post-war edifices, from the iconic slabs of Sheffield`s Park Hill and experimental tower blocks at Cotton Gardens in London, to the demolished Birmingham Central Library.

Opening with a foreword by architectural

What 6 British Cities Could Have Looked Like

09:00 - 7 December, 2018
What 6 British Cities Could Have Looked Like, Unbuilt London. Image © QuickQuid / Neomam
Unbuilt London. Image © QuickQuid / Neomam

A historic hotbed of architectural styles and a current architectural capital of the world, cities in the United Kingdom are awash with iconic buildings from the Georgian, Neoclassical, and contemporary era. Such buildings, from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol to the Southbank in London, have come to define the cities in which they stand, drawing the eyes of tourists and designers alike from around the world.

It is therefore an interesting exercise to examine what these cities would look like if such structures didn’t exist. To this end, Neomam Studios has partnered with QuickQuid to produce a series of images demonstrating what six British cities could have looked like, resurrecting some of Britain’s most surprising unbuilt structures.

The Illuminated River will Transform London's Thames with Light

14:00 - 2 December, 2018
The Illuminated River will Transform London's Thames with Light, Courtesy of Leo Villareal Studio
Courtesy of Leo Villareal Studio

Artist Leo Villareal and the London-based architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands are working together to design and install the first phase of The Illuminated River Foundation's public art commission that will illuminate architectural elements of the existing bridges, redefining the riverscape.

This installation marks the initial stage of the project that was announced nearly two years ago. All stages are intended to be completed by 2022. In its entirety, it will include 15 central London bridges - creating a unified artwork connected across the flowing river from Albert Bridge in West London to Tower Bridge in the center of the city.

White Lion House / MICA

13:00 - 1 December, 2018
White Lion House / MICA, © Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg

© Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    60 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8LG, United Kingdom
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

FIMS and Nursing Buildin / architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

16:00 - 30 November, 2018
FIMS and Nursing Buildin / architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson, © Lisa Logan
© Lisa Logan

© Scott Webb © Scott Webb © Jessica Ginzel © Scott Webb + 54

Wilkins Terrace / Levitt Bernstein

08:00 - 27 November, 2018
Wilkins Terrace / Levitt Bernstein, © Ben Blossom
© Ben Blossom

© Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    Matthew Goulcher, Kate Digney
  • Area

    1300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House in a Garden / Gianni Botsford Architects

01:00 - 26 November, 2018
House in a Garden / Gianni Botsford Architects, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner + 73

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Gianni Botsford, Paulo Martinho (Project Architect), Kate Dar-by, James Eagle, Hiroshi Takeyama, Anahi Copponex
  • Area

    2722.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs