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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
  • Category

  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

FIMS and Nursing Building / architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

16:00 - 30 November, 2018
FIMS and Nursing Building / 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
  • Category

  • 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
  • Category

  • 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

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
  • Category

  • 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

Tintagel House / Stanton Williams + Universal Design Studio

16:00 - 23 October, 2018
Tintagel House / Stanton Williams + Universal Design Studio, © Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea

© Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea + 26

James Stirling's Postmodern No 1 Poultry Building Reopens as WeWork Offices

11:00 - 23 October, 2018
James Stirling's Postmodern No 1 Poultry Building Reopens as WeWork Offices, Courtesy of WeWork
Courtesy of WeWork

No 1 Poultry, the iconic Grade II* listed landmark in London designed by James Stirling, has opened its doors as WeWork’s 28th London location. The Postmodern masterpiece now serves as a WeWork space for 2300 members, as well as shops, a roof garden, and a restaurant.

After being saved from a major renovation that would have eliminated its iconic Postmodern façade, No 1 Poultry building was carefully renovated by WeWork’s in-house team of designers, featuring bold colors, homely furnishing, and artwork inspired by the surrounding area.

Courtesy of WeWork Courtesy of WeWork Courtesy of WeWork Courtesy of WeWork + 10

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.

AHMM Designs 'Earthy and Autumnal' Block for City of London Campus

02:30 - 19 October, 2018
AHMM Designs 'Earthy and Autumnal' Block for City of London Campus, 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM
1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects have released plans for a mixed-use shopping and office block to replace 1-2 Broadgate on the City of London campus. The multi-colored block design will include 74,000 square meters of commercial space as part of the revitalization of the iconic 1980s office complex. Linked to Liverpool Street station, the new development would include retail and leisure as part of the new shopping center.

1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM + 10

World's Largest CLT Building Provides a Model for High Density Urban Housing

11:00 - 12 October, 2018
World's Largest CLT Building Provides a Model for High Density Urban Housing, © Waugh Thistleton Architects
© Waugh Thistleton Architects

Waugh Thistleton Architects’ ten-story Dalston Works project stands proudly as the world’s largest Cross Laminated Timber building in Hackney, London, having been completed in 2017. The 121-unit development made entirely of CLT from external to core walls, the scheme weighs one-fifth of an equivalent concrete building.

In addition to tackling London’s need for dense, high-quality housing, the scheme offers a methodology for implementing timber technology with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, such as an 80% reduction in the number of deliveries during construction.

© Waugh Thistleton Architects © Waugh Thistleton Architects © Waugh Thistleton Architects © Waugh Thistleton Architects + 7