Sustainability

New Student Centre for LSE rises to create a new heart for the campus

New Student Centre for LSE rises to create a new heart for the campus

The London School of Economics new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is progressing well.  The striking architecture, the result of an architectural competition by Dublin architects O’Donnell Tuomey, will provide new student facilities and a striking new building at the heart of the campus.  It is great to see the imaginative use of brick instead […]

Help solve the housing problem – conversion of bus into home

Help solve the housing problem – conversion of bus into home

Problem with not enough affordable student residences in London?   Hotels too expensive. University of Minnesota architecture student converts a $3,000 bus into a mobile minimalist home for 6 people, starting as a project to respond to the ‘tiny house movement’ which advocates pared-down sustainable living and which building codes for housing don’t help: ‘building code […]

Colourful and economic – Richard Rodgers house appears at the Royal Academy

Colourful and economic – Richard Rodgers house appears at the Royal Academy

The calm classical setting of the Royal Academy has been startled by the appearance of a colourful economic house designed by Richard Rogers, which sits alongside the exhibition of his work in the Burlington Gardens wing.  Suggested as a solution to the housing crisis, the house arrives as a flat-pack and can be constructed within […]

Major cancer research building under construction in the heart of London

Major cancer research building under construction in the heart of London

Its great to see the construction of this major investment in cancer research progressing apace.  It will be a fantastic research facility for London and the UK when complete. The aim of the  building layout is flexibility, communication, collaboration; therefore it is not zoned by traditional scientific disciplines and the building is designed for the […]

The Missing Link

Winning Competition Entry from Erect Architecture for the Vauxhall Missing Link, modelled on the High Line in New York, to provide a green connection from the new developments along Nine Elms/Vauxhall to the South Bank.   If it is constructed it will make a huge difference to what will otherwise become a series of unconnected developments […]

Have You Seen Me Here Before?

Have You Seen Me Here Before?

Again at the Whitechapel Gallery, complimentary to the Spirit of Utopia exhibition is this small exhibition from the Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. It includes a range of colourful work from leading international artists, as part of the Gallery’s ongoing programme showing rarely-seen public and private collections. Read More…. . Tweet

What is the future? Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery

What is the future? Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery

The main galleries at the Whitechapel have been taken over by ten artists and collectives from around the world who are seeking suggesting answers to the future of the economy, the environment and society itself, asking, ‘what if?’  Inevitably some are optimistic; some pessimistic, but generally they are thought-provoking.  The installations include a live studio […]