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Zaha Hadid on Russian Artist Kazimir Malevich

In an article for London’s Royal Academy of Arts Magazine entitled Plane Sailing, Zaha Hadid discusses the influence of Russian Suprematist painter Kazimir Malevich on her own design work. In Hadid’s early work, such as The Peak Blue Slabs… (1982/83), the visual connections Sigue leyendo

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Jane Duncan Elected as the next President of the RIBA

Jane Duncan…, an Architect based in the English county of Buckinghamshire, has been elected as the 76th President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Taking over the reigns from current President Stephen Hodder in September 2015, Duncan will become Sigue leyendo

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AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London

Following the recent announcement of Aedas’ demerger into two separate companies - one retaining the Aedas name and the other now known as AHR - we spoke to Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas’ global board and a practicing architect for close to… Sigue leyendo

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Richard Rogers: “Forget About Greenfield Sites, Build In The Cities”

In an article for The Guardian Richard Rogers questions why, with space still left in urban areas, we should build in the countryside? Lord Rogers, no stranger to political activism, chaired the UK’s Urban Task Force in the 1990s, culminating in his report Towards an Urban Renaissance. Now, over fifteen years later, his plea for denser, better designed urban environments has been rekindled as he argues that: “We can’t go on like this. The housing shortage threatens both the economy and our quality of life.” Laying out a clear argument reinforced by his forty years of experience as an architect, you can read his article in full here.

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Why 3D Printing Is Not As Sustainable As Its Defenders Say

Material Substance is a column, penned by Christopher Brenny and presented by ArchDaily Materials, which investigates the innovative applications of materials in architecture.…
On a purely aesthetic level, 3D printing holds great potential for buildings – all the possibilities of sculpted concrete without the bulky and expensive Sigue leyendo

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Does Heritage Have The Power To Change Lives?

In a recent article for The Telegraph Jonathan Ruffer, a hedge fund manager turned campaigner for architectural heritage, discusses the significance of historic buildings in a time when they are “increasingly having to justify itself in the cold light of cost cuts.” The notion of architectural “heritage” covers not only castles and stately homes but increasingly post-war and early contemporary structures. Speaking from a financier’s point of view, Ruffler examines the “gulf” between public and private funding for restorative architectural schemes alongside the difficulty of mobilising large bodies to activate change. Arguing that “heritage has the power to change lives,” the need for people to engage with their built heritage is more important than ever. Read the article in full here.

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Ditchling Museum / Adam Richards Architects


Architects: Adam Richards Architects

Location: Ditchling, East Sussex, UK
Director: Adam Richards
Project Architect: Sam Dawkins
Area: 580 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects

Form Of Contract: JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities
Contractors: Westridge Construction Limited…
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Student Project: The Legacy of Hydraulic Fracturing in Blackpool

Jason Lamb, a recent graduate from London’s Bartlett School of Architecture, developed a project centred around the legacy of hydraulic fracturing in the British coastal city of Blackpool. The theoretical thesis, which centres around the possibility of Chinese investment prompting… Sigue leyendo

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