Monthly Archives: May 2016

Architects’ Journal

In an article titled “Architects around the world are tackling a huge range of uncomfortable truths”, Alison Brooks reflects on her time at this year’s Venice Biennale.

[more..]

In an article titled “Architects around the world are tackling a huge range of uncomfortable truths”, Alison Brooks reflects on her time at this year’s Venice Biennale.

Source
Architects' Journal
ceri.edmunds [less..]

Alison Brooks reflects on Venice Biennale City (e) State

Read Alison Brooks’s article about this year’s Venice Biennale in the Archtiects’ Journal HERE.

[more..]

Read Alison Brooks’s article about this year’s Venice Biennale in the Archtiects’ Journal HERE.

ABA is participating in the Time-Space-Existence exhibition at the Palazzo Mora, along with 100 other established and emerging practices from a range of countries and cultures. In the exhibition ‘City(e)State’, Alison Brooks Architects documents the evolution of state-sponsored housing architecture as a reflection of the social, economic and political values of the day.

Source
Architects' Journal
ceri.edmunds [less..]

Interior Design The Smile

“For The Smile, Alison Brooks and the American Hardwood Export Council will present an installation in the form of a smile-shaped tunnel. [more..]

“For The Smile, Alison Brooks and the American Hardwood Export Council will present an installation in the form of a smile-shaped tunnel. 

“The 118-foot-long installation aims to showcase the structural potential of cross-laminated timber (CLT), and will make use of American tulipwood to create an arch-shaped tunnel that rises off the ground to 11 feet. The images revealed already indicate an astonishing architectural achievement that will delight attendees.”

Source
Interior Design
ceri.edmunds [less..]

ABA on Science Museum shortlist

Alison Brooks Architects are among five teams shortlisted to design a new events space inside the Science Museum’s South Kensington headquarters.

[more..]

Alison Brooks Architects are among five teams shortlisted to design a new events space inside the Science Museum’s South Kensington headquarters.

 

Source
Architects' Journal
ceri.edmunds [less..]

New photos reveal South Kilburn interiors Bronte & Fielding House

Paul Riddle’s new photographs show the interior spaces of the recently completed South Block of Bronte & Fielding House, which forms Phase 2 of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration for London Borough of Brent.

[more..]

Paul Riddle’s new photographs show the interior spaces of the recently completed South Block of Bronte & Fielding House, which forms Phase 2 of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration for London Borough of Brent.

The South Block’s unique geometry creates dual aspect apartments that flare towards views across London. Some of the apartments look towards Ernő Goldfinger’s iconic 1972 council housing project, Trellick Tower.

ceri.edmunds [less..]

Time Space Existence

At the 15th Biennale di Architettura in Venice, ABA’s exhibit City (e) State at the Global Art Affairs Foundation’s TIME – SPACE – EXISTENCE explores the civic role of housing and the state as urban patron.

[more..]

At the 15th Biennale di Architettura in Venice, ABA’s exhibit City (e) State at the Global Art Affairs Foundation’s TIME – SPACE – EXISTENCE explores the civic role of housing and the state as urban patron.

This book is the catalogue of that exhibition.

ceri.edmunds [less..]

Inexhibit City (e) State

In their exhibition ‘City(e)State’ Alison Brooks Architects documents the evolution of state-sponsored housing architecture as a reflection of the social, economic and political values of the day.”

[more..]

In their exhibition ‘City(e)State’ Alison Brooks Architects documents the evolution of state-sponsored housing architecture as a reflection of the social, economic and political values of the day.”

“The exhibition uncovers qualities found in Britain’s monumental urban housing estates, and how these have become synonymous with economic and social segregation. These are examined in relation to four specific urban paradigms found in a north London neighbourhood: 1890s suburb; 1960s modernist estate; contemporary masterplan; and intensified, ‘ideal’ future.”

Source
Inexhibit
ceri.edmunds [less..]

Dezeen

At the head of an article that summarises highlights from La Biennale di Venezia Exhibition 2016, Dezeen featured an image from ABA’s City(e)State exhibition with the Time Space Existence event at Palazzo Mora.

[more..]

At the head of an article that summarises highlights from La Biennale di Venezia Exhibition 2016, Dezeen featured an image from ABA’s City(e)State exhibition with the Time Space Existence event at Palazzo Mora.

Source
Dezeen
ceri.edmunds [less..]

La Biennale di Venezia Exhibition Ely Court City (e) State Bronte & Fielding House Durham & Gloucester Court

Sat, 05/28/16
Palazzo Mora
Palazzo Mora (map)

ABA is participating in the Time-Space-Existence exhibition at the Palazzo Mora, along with 100 other established and emerging practices from a range of countries and cultures. In the exhibition ‘City(e)State’, Alison Brooks Architects documents the evolution of state-sponsored housing architecture as a reflection of the social, economic and political values of the day.

[more..]

ABA is participating in the Time-Space-Existence exhibition at the Palazzo Mora, along with 100 other established and emerging practices from a range of countries and cultures. In the exhibition ‘City(e)State’, Alison Brooks Architects documents the evolution of state-sponsored housing architecture as a reflection of the social, economic and political values of the day.

The exhibition uncovers qualities found in Britain’s monumental urban housing estates, and how these have become synonymous with economic and social segregation. These are examined in relation to four specific urban paradigms found in a north London neighbourhood: 1890s suburb; 1960s modernist estate; contemporary masterplan; and intensified, ‘ideal’ future.

The practice considers housing design to be the most fundamental form of city-building, constituting urban form, civic space and community identity as well as the intimate space of dwelling. ABA’s own work in housing explores new typologies, identities and hybrid uses as vehicles for urban transformation.

“As catalysts for social diversity and inclusiveness, housing architecture can be reconceived as civic buildings of the everyday,” says Alison Brooks, principal and creative director of ABA. “A strategy of proactive council involvement as commissioners and stewards of urban design offers an alternative model for development to purely market-led regeneration.”

The Venice installation will include ABA’s ongoing work with the London Borough of Brent on the regeneration of South Kilburn Estate, one of north London’s largest modernist housing estates. Here, the Council is leading a 15 year masterplan to reintegrate the community, its architecture and public spaces into the fabric of the city. The Council’s plans new projects embed diversity, with a 50/50 mix of social and private housing. Ten London architects have been working in the regeneration including three competition winning schemes by Alison Brooks Architects.

“Our three South Kilburn projects – one complete, one under construction and one planned – recharge streets as a forum for public life framed by higher density, equitable housing. Our work supports the local authority’s renewed commitment to delivering long-term social and urban value.” says Brooks.

“Time Space Existence” at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, 28 May – 27 November 2016. Palazzo Mora, Str. Nuova, 3659, 30121 Venezia, Italy.

Sat, 05.28.16
Palazzo Mora
Palazzo Mora
When
Where
Palazzo Mora (map)
Website
www.palazzobembo.org
ceri.edmunds [less..]

Quarterhouse to host Archigram Folkestone 2016 Quarterhouse

Sat, 06/11/16 , 18:00
Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Quarterhouse, Folkestone (map)

Sir Peter Cook and the surviving members of the original Archigram team will come together, 50 years on TO THE VERY DAY, to celebrate and recount the event that took place in Folkestone in 1966. The event will be held at ABA’s Folkestone Quarterhouse Performing Arts Centre.

[more..]

Sir Peter Cook and the surviving members of the original Archigram team will come together, 50 years on TO THE VERY DAY, to celebrate and recount the event that took place in Folkestone in 1966. The event will be held at ABA’s Folkestone Quarterhouse Performing Arts Centre.

Sat, 06.11.16 , 18:00
Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Quarterhouse, Folkestone
When
Where
Quarterhouse, Folkestone (map)
Website
www.quarterhouse.co.uk
Source
RIBA
ceri.edmunds [less..]

Architects’ Journal

“Alison Brooks Architects and RCKa are among five teams shortlisted for a new events space inside the Science Museum’s South Kensington headquarters.

[more..]

“Alison Brooks Architects and RCKa are among five teams shortlisted for a new events space inside the Science Museum’s South Kensington headquarters.

“The winner will create a daytime events space on the fourth and fifth floors of the museum’s historic Richard Allison-designed main building.

“According to the contract notice, the planned facility will ‘evoke the spirit of the museum and capitalise on the spectacular views across the London skyline.'”

 

Source
Architects' Journal
ceri.edmunds [less..]

London Design Festival: The Smile The Smile

Alison Brooks Architects have designed an urban installation for this year’s London Design Festival that showcases the structural and spatial potential of cross–laminated hardwood, using American tulipwood. The Smile is a collaboration with AHEC, Arup and Merk.

[more..]

Alison Brooks Architects have designed an urban installation for this year’s London Design Festival that showcases the structural and spatial potential of cross–laminated hardwood, using American tulipwood. The Smile is a collaboration with AHEC, Arup and Merk.

The curved form allows the Smile to cantilever out from its centre point to reach out into space. The curved floor, curved ceiling and curved walls create a dynamic and unfamiliar internal space. It is an undulating environment, between a landscape, adventure playground, bridge and a diving board.

Press: LDF, Dezeen, DesignWeek

Source
Project Website
ceri.edmunds [less..]

Ely Court wins RIBA London Award Ely Court

Ely Court, which forms Phase 2A of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan for the London Borough of Brent, has won a 2016 RIBA London Award.

[more..]

Ely Court, which forms Phase 2A of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan for the London Borough of Brent, has won a 2016 RIBA London Award.

Source
RIBA website
ceri.edmunds [less..]

Alison Brooks speaks at RIAS Centenary Convention

Alison Brooks spoke at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Centenary Convention on Friday 13th May 2016.

[more..]

Alison Brooks spoke at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Centenary Convention on Friday 13th May 2016.

Hosted by RIAS President, Willie Watt, the RIAS Convention, the single most significant event in the Incorporation’s annual calendar, is also one of the largest architectural conferences in Europe. To mark the Incorporation’s centenary, the 2016 event took place in the RIAS’ place of birth, Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, within the territory covered by the Edinburgh Architectural Association.

Source
Convention Guide
ceri.edmunds [less..]