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UK Politicians Invited to Workshop to Learn About Architecture

Oliver Colvile, chairman of the UK‘s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Excellence in the Built Environment, has proposed that UK Members of Parliament should be invited to an architecture workshop to improve their understanding of the built environment. The workshop would be jointly run by the APPG and the Farrell Review, and could include activities such as designing a virtual town or an architectural sightseeing tour along the Thames. More on the proposal after the break.

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2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden Cities

On September 3, 2014, urban design consultancy URBED was announced winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize. The competition has spurred unprecedented conversation and debate over the concept of Garden Cities in the UK, while the finalists call for the development of theoretical ideas and… Sigue leyendo

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Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme

Amazon has confirmed plans to move more than 5,000 of its London employees into a Foster + Partners…-designed office building planned for Shoreditch High Street. On hold since January 2012, the £290 million mixed-use scheme will compete with Amazon’s Sigue leyendo

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A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton

The Playing Field…, a 450-seat “high tech Tudor theatre” in the heart of the British city of Southampton, represented a major collaboration between the city’s arts organisations and was realised through a collaborative effort between engineers Structure Workshop and Assemble Studio, the London based practice Sigue leyendo

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A Hidden London Will Be Revealed For Open House 2014

Open House 2014…, a concept developed in London twenty two years ago which has now spread to cities across the world, will throw open the doors to some of the UK capital’s most inspiring spaces and interiors this month. “Revealing”, the theme of this Sigue leyendo

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URBED’s Bold Proposal to Reinvigorate the Garden City Movement

British urban design consultancy URBED… (Urbanism, Environment, Design) have been announced as the winners of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize for their proposal to reenergise the Garden City (GC) movement, first conceived by Sir Ebenezer Howard in 1898. David Rudlin and Sigue leyendo

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RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals Decrease in Workload & Staffing Levels

The results of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBAFuture Trends Survey for July 2014 show that the Workload Index among  practices fell back to +28 (from +34 in June) with confidence levels among RIBA practices about the level of future workloads remaining “very strong in practices of all sizes across the whole of the .” Whereas last month’s survey saw Scotland top the index with a balance figure of +50, London showed the greatest strength in July with a balance figure of +38. Practices located in Wales and the West were the most cautious about prospects for future workloads, returning a balance figure of just +12. The survey shows that actual workloads have been growing for four consecutive quarters and the overall value of work in progress last month was 10% higher than this time last year.

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Capco and Bold Rocket offices / D+DS architecture office

Architects: D+DS architecture office
Location: London, UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of D+DS architecture office…

From the architect. The Capco and Bold Rocket offices in Shoreditch, London are located in a 150 year old 5 story steel and brick loft Sigue leyendo

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