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Oliver Leech Architects extends Pink House with materials that “age gracefully”

June 22, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Rear facade of Pink House by Oliver Leech Architects

Local studio Oliver Leech Architects and interior designer Juliet O’Caroll used a palette of pale pink colours and materials for this extension and refurbishment of a Victorian terrace in London. Called Pink House, the project transforms the five-bedroom dwelling into a “private city oasis”, informed by memories of the client’s favourite holidays in Provence, Morocco

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Architects raise £40,000 for motor neurone disease in HD5K charity race

June 21, 2022 Dezeen staff 0
Runners leaving the starting point at the HD5K race

Promotion: architects and designers from Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Heatherwick Studio and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners were among participants in a five-kilometre race that raised £40,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Almost one hundred people gathered in Hyde Park to take part in this year’s HD5K race, which was organised by architectural visualisation

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“I didn’t feel the burden of ambitious architecture” says Serpentine Pavilion designer Theaster Gates

June 14, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Theaster Gates

Not being an architect allowed Theaster Gates to create a simple structure for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, says the artist in this exclusive interview.  Gates, who was the first solo artist to be given the prestigious commission in its 22-year history, believes that being an artist meant there was no pressure on him to create

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Bartlett report exposing toxic culture “both shocking and completely unsurprising” say architects

June 10, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Bartlett School of Architecture

The culture of bullying, harassment, racism and sexual misconduct by staff at Bartlett School of Architecture exposed in a report published yesterday comes as no surprise and happens in many other schools, according to architects who have commented on social media. “No surprises about toxic culture at the Bartlett,” tweeted Invisible Studio founder Piers Taylor,

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Bob Sheil resigns as Bartlett director following report into school’s “toxic” culture

June 10, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Bob Sheil

Bartlett director Bob Sheil has stepped down in response to yesterday’s report highlighting bullying, racism and sexual misconduct at the London architecture school. Sheil resigned yesterday ahead of the publication of the results of an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct at the Bartlett School of Architecture, which is part of University College London (UCL). “Yesterday, prior to

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Report exposes “toxic learning and teaching culture” at Bartlett

June 9, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Bartlett in London

An independent investigation into the Bartlett School of Architecture has revealed “unforgivable” bullying, harassment, racism and sexual misconduct by staff at the London institution. The report released today by legal consultancy Howlett Brown uncovered a “toxic learning and teaching culture” spanning decades at the school, which is part of University College London (UCL). The London

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Theaster Gates’ Serpentine Pavilion “definitely” more sustainable than last year

June 9, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Serpentine Pavilion 2022 by Theaster Gates

The 2022 Serpentine Pavilion is more sustainable than last year’s “carbon-negative” design thanks to its reusable foundations and timber floor, say its engineers AECOM. This year’s edition of the annual London commission is a timber drum designed by American artist Theaster Gates. Last year’s design, by Counterspace, controversially claimed to be “carbon-negative” despite featuring concrete

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Stufish creates “world’s largest demountable venue” for ABBA virtual show in London

June 9, 2022 James Parkes 0
ABBA Arena projects the ABBA logo as people leave the venue

British architecture studio Stufish’s hexagonal ABBA Arena in east London has opened as the venue for Swedish pop group ABBA’s virtual reunion tour. Named ABBA Arena, the 3,000-capacity venue near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was built as the home of the ABBA virtual reality reunion tour, which began on 27 May 2022. According to Stufish it is the

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AOC’s Forest House extension features natural materials that “invite the wild in”

May 31, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Interior image of the kitchen diner at Forest House

Gillian Lambert and Geoff Shearcroft of architecture firm AOC used a palette of tactile materials and clashing colours to add personality to this extension that wraps around the side and rear of their Victorian house in north London. Lambert and Shearcroft, who are directors of AOC, had lived in the Forest House in the borough

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Delve Architects adds miniature art gallery to South London home

May 28, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
London Extension and Gallery is a residential extension in South London by Delve Architects

Local studio Delve Architects has extended a terraced home in south London by adding a brick-lined kitchen designed to be easily transformed into the Ivanhoe Gallery exhibition space for displaying work by local artists. Commissioned by Katherine Oliver, founder of Oliver Projects consultancy and “nomadic gallery” that specialises in promoting the work of south London artists, the extension was designed

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