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Heatherwick Studio's Olympia London Receives Planning Permission

06:30 - 1 February, 2019
Heatherwick Studio's Olympia London Receives Planning Permission, Olympia London. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Olympia London. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has received planning approval to transform Olympia London, a 150-year old exhibition and event space in West Kensington. Working with SPPARC, the project will transform the 14-acre site into restaurants, hotels, performance venues and office space, as well as create 2.5 acres of new public space. The proposal aims to turn Olympia London into a world-class cultural hub in West London.

Olympia London. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio Olympia London. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio Olympia London. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio Olympia London. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio + 5

Solutions to London's Mounting Affordable Housing Crisis Proposed in Bee Breeders' Latest

04:00 - 1 February, 2019
Solutions to London's Mounting Affordable Housing Crisis Proposed in Bee Breeders' Latest , Beyond the Shell . Image © Lianjie Wu, via BeeBreeders
Beyond the Shell . Image © Lianjie Wu, via BeeBreeders

Skyrocketing prices of London housing have become so unbearable that many have turned to less-than-ideal compromises. Large homes can be found but come with commutes of hours; places are still available in the city, but only for those with sky-high paychecks. Unable to balance their needs, people are resorting to workarounds that disrupt the existing urban fabric and dissatisfy all involved. Surely we can do better.

Beyond the Shell . Image © Lianjie Wu, via BeeBreeders Informal Intimacy. Image © Medina Dzonlic, Daniel Andersson, via BeeBreeders Wesley New Town // Chronotopia. Image © Yip Siu, via BeeBreeders Hedge House. Image © David Saand, Simone De Bergh, Björn Vestlund, Jay Williams, via BeeBreeders + 54

RIBA Announces a New Award for Housing in Memory of Neave Brown

07:30 - 31 January, 2019
RIBA Announces a New Award for Housing in Memory of Neave Brown, Neave Brown 2017. Image © Garath Gardner
Neave Brown 2017. Image © Garath Gardner

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the foundation of a new award focused on recognizing work in housing in the UK. The award is named in memory of Neave Brown, the British architect, and designer famed for his many housing estates in London.

Alexandra Road Estate. Image © Flickr user Steve Cadman Dunboyne Road Estate. Image © Flickr user Steve Cadman The Alexandra Road Estate Dunboyne Road Estate. via Wikimedia + 5

Architecture on Stage: Christ & Gantenbein

03:30 - 31 January, 2019
Architecture on Stage: Christ & Gantenbein, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

The practice of acclaimed Swiss architect duo Christ and Gantenbein will join together on stage to discuss past and future projects.

Battersea Arts Centre / Haworth Tompkins

14:00 - 30 January, 2019
Battersea Arts Centre / Haworth Tompkins, © Philip Vile
© Philip Vile

© Fred Howarth © Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile + 31

As London's Housing Crisis Deepens, a Provocative Proposal Suggests the Solution Rests with the Queen

07:00 - 30 January, 2019
As London's Housing Crisis Deepens, a Provocative Proposal Suggests the Solution Rests with the Queen, © Opposite Office
© Opposite Office

"The rooms are awash with sparkling candelabra, sumptuous carpets, marble columns, sculptures, and expensive artworks,” says Benedikt Hartl, co-founder of Opposite Office of Buckingham Palace. The 775-room, 79-bathroom, 828,821 square foot residence has been home to Britain’s royalty since the 1830s. And, if Opposite Office’s recent Affordable Palace proposal were to go through, could also be home to you.

Redeveloping Shoreditch With Responsive Cohesion

06:00 - 27 January, 2019
Redeveloping Shoreditch With Responsive Cohesion, Courtesy of Douglas and King Architects
Courtesy of Douglas and King Architects

Douglas and King Architects master plan to reinvigorate Shoreditch takes on a complex dual challenge. Broadly, there is the challenge at the core of any masterplanning project: creating a set of elements that flow together seamlessly with one another and their overall context. But more specifically, the project grapples with a tight triangular site and an already-lively urban context.

Chivalry Road / Sketch Architects

03:00 - 27 January, 2019
Chivalry Road / Sketch Architects, © Adam Scott
© Adam Scott

© Adam Scott © Adam Scott © Adam Scott © Adam Scott + 19

6 Broadway Market Mews / Delvendahl Martin Architects

05:00 - 26 January, 2019
6 Broadway Market Mews / Delvendahl Martin Architects, © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker + 21

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reveal New London Centre for Music

05:00 - 22 January, 2019
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reveal New London Centre for Music, Concept Design: Centre for Music. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Concept Design: Centre for Music. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have revealed the design for the new London Centre for Music. Made for The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the first concept designs were released as part of a progress update on plan for the new proposed building. Made to be a world class center for music in London, the design would create an iconic new gateway to the City of London’s emerging Culture Mile.

Concept Design: Centre for Music. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Concept Design: Centre for Music. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Concept Design: Centre for Music. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Concept Design: Centre for Music. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro + 7

AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger

16:30 - 18 January, 2019
AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger, Flickr User IK's World Trip
Flickr User IK's World Trip

AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, England
  • Category

  • Architect

    Erno Goldfinger
  • References

    www.galinsky.com, www.housingprototypes.org, www.open2.net, www.modernarchitecturelondon.com
  • Project Year

    1972

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

09:00 - 11 January, 2019
The Ministry / Squire and Partners, © James Jones
© James Jones

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

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 / Allies and Morrison

02:00 - 1 January, 2019
Stratosphere / Allies and Morrison, © 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
  • Category

  • Design Architects

    Allies and Morrison
  • Executive Architects

    Stockwool
  • 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