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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

Which? Headquarters / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates P.C.

13:00 - 24 November, 2018
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow + 59

  • Architects

    KPF
  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    John Bushell
  • Area

    6684.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Foster + Partners Plan a Tulip-Shaped Tower for Central London

09:00 - 19 November, 2018
Foster + Partners Plan a Tulip-Shaped Tower for Central London, © DBOX for Foster + Partners
© DBOX for Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have unveiled details of their latest proposed tower for the City of London. “The Tulip” seeks to become a “new public cultural attraction” sitting adjacent to The Gherkin: one of Foster’s and London’s most iconic structures.

The 305-meter-high, bud-like scheme, named after its nature-inspired form, will offer an education facility operated by building owners J. Safra Group. The program, with 20,000 free places per year for London’s state school children, will feature “unparalleled vantage point to view London from a height of around 300 meters.”

© DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners + 8

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