Monthly Archives: July 2016

Architect The Smile

The Journal of the American Institute of Architects featured this article about The Smile.

Twenty minutes into our discussion about the Smile—Alison Brooks Architects’ forthcoming seesaw of a building in the courtyard of London’s Chelsea College of Arts—I’m still trying to determine what makes the upward curvature of the unusual, namesake form structurally feasible.”

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The Journal of the American Institute of Architects featured this article about The Smile.

Twenty minutes into our discussion about the Smile—Alison Brooks Architects’ forthcoming seesaw of a building in the courtyard of London’s Chelsea College of Arts—I’m still trying to determine what makes the upward curvature of the unusual, namesake form structurally feasible.”

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Architect Magazine
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Architects’ Journal The Smile

The Architect’s Journal showcased Alison Brooks Architects’ urban installation, ‘The Smile’. The practice collaborated with The American Hardwood Export Council, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Arts from 17 September until 12 October 2016.

The Architect’s Journal showcased Alison Brooks Architects’ urban installation, ‘The Smile’. The practice collaborated with The American Hardwood Export Council, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Arts from 17 September until 12 October 2016.

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Full Article
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World Architecture News The Smile

“The Landmark Projects are a key part of the Festival’s commissioning programme. They are at a scale that gets noticed and are always in major public places reaching a very wide audience,” says Ben Evans, the Director of LDF. “The choice of architect is key and Alison Brooks Architects are known for their innovative use of materials. Alongside a strong commitment to ambitious ideas they made an ideal choice for this year’s Landmark project with AHEC.”

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“The Landmark Projects are a key part of the Festival’s commissioning programme. They are at a scale that gets noticed and are always in major public places reaching a very wide audience,” says Ben Evans, the Director of LDF. “The choice of architect is key and Alison Brooks Architects are known for their innovative use of materials. Alongside a strong commitment to ambitious ideas they made an ideal choice for this year’s Landmark project with AHEC.”

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World Architecture News
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MP Ben Howlett tour of Bath Western Riverside Bath Western Riverside

Alison Brooks Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios showed Bath MP Ben Howlett around Bath Western Riverside in order to highlight quality design, space standards, and the issues of affordability.

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Alison Brooks Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios showed Bath MP Ben Howlett around Bath Western Riverside in order to highlight quality design, space standards, and the issues of affordability.

The tour forms part of RIBA’s ongoing engagement with MPs, championing these issues, as the shortage of new housing is addressed.

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Twitter
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Cambridge Architecture Severn Place

“Should Severn Place deliver everything promised at planning stage, the scheme has the potential to contribute an exciting addition to Cambridge’s built environment… Good development sometimes means breaking the norm, as exemplified by schemes such as Accordia or Severn Place.”

“Should Severn Place deliver everything promised at planning stage, the scheme has the potential to contribute an exciting addition to Cambridge’s built environment… Good development sometimes means breaking the norm, as exemplified by schemes such as Accordia or Severn Place.”

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Blueprint

“Alison Brooks Architects is helping to work some magic at the once neglected and run-down South Kilburn Estate in north-west London”

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“Alison Brooks Architects is helping to work some magic at the once neglected and run-down South Kilburn Estate in north-west London”

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Blueprint
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Blueprint The Smile

“Working with Arup, [Alison Brooks Architects] has designed a large, arching tunnel which lifts at each end (hence its name, Smile) made from American tulipwood; it is the first ever use of industrial-sized panels of hardwood CLT. As such, it heralds a new product, which could transform the way architects and engineers approach constructing in timber.”

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“Working with Arup, [Alison Brooks Architects] has designed a large, arching tunnel which lifts at each end (hence its name, Smile) made from American tulipwood; it is the first ever use of industrial-sized panels of hardwood CLT. As such, it heralds a new product, which could transform the way architects and engineers approach constructing in timber.”

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Ely Court shortlisted for global AR Housing award 2016 Ely Court

This 43-dwelling scheme for London Borough of Brent has been named among the four finalists for the inaugural AR Housing award.

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This 43-dwelling scheme for London Borough of Brent has been named among the four finalists for the inaugural AR Housing award.

The £8.2m project, which forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan, is joined on the international shortlist by ground-breaking housing developments in India, France and Denmark.

The new award was launched to seek out the best housing projects constructed within the last five years – from social and public/private to private schemes, from micro-scale to large-scale projects, from housing complexes to student residences to apartment blocks.

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AJ article
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ABA wins two Housing Design Awards, including the 2016 Mayor’s Award Ely Court Veteran Oak Quarter

Alison Brooks Architects won two Housing Design Awards, including the 2016 Mayor’s Award for Ely Court, which forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan. The other was a Project Award for the Veteran Oak Quarter, which forms part of Cambridge University’s exceptionally ambitious North West Cambridge Development.

 

Alison Brooks Architects won two Housing Design Awards, including the 2016 Mayor’s Award for Ely Court, which forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan. The other was a Project Award for the Veteran Oak Quarter, which forms part of Cambridge University’s exceptionally ambitious North West Cambridge Development.

 

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Housing Design Awards
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Guardian reviews Ely Court Ely Court

“Thanks to the enlightened thinking of Brent council and Alison Brooks Architects, a notorious London estate that featured in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is now the site of some of the best housing in the neighbourhood,” writes Rowan Moore in his review for the Guardian / Observer.

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“Thanks to the enlightened thinking of Brent council and Alison Brooks Architects, a notorious London estate that featured in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is now the site of some of the best housing in the neighbourhood,” writes Rowan Moore in his review for the Guardian / Observer.

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Guardian / Observer article
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Stainless steel roof emerges at Exeter College Cohen Quad Exeter College Cohen Quad

The patterned stainless steel roof is under construction in ABA’s new 6000 m² Cohen Quad, which expand Exeter College’s 700 year old campus in the heart of Oxford.

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The patterned stainless steel roof is under construction in ABA’s new 6000 m² Cohen Quad, which expand Exeter College’s 700 year old campus in the heart of Oxford.

The new quad will house undergraduate and graduate living accommodation for 100 students, a lecture hall, seminar rooms, social learning spaces, archive, café, roof terraces, offices and fellows’ accommodation.

Student rooms and fellows studies are enclosed by patterned stainless steel that folds across wall and roof surfaces, sitting on a stone clad ‘base’ that houses the quads’ public spaces.

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Guardian

“Thanks to the enlightened thinking of Brent council and Alison Brooks Architects, a notorious London estate that featured in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is now the site of some of the best housing in the neighbourhood,” writes Rowan Moore in his review for the Guardian / Observer.

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“Thanks to the enlightened thinking of Brent council and Alison Brooks Architects, a notorious London estate that featured in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is now the site of some of the best housing in the neighbourhood,” writes Rowan Moore in his review for the Guardian / Observer.

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Guardian article
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Construction progress at North West Cambridge Development Veteran Oak Quarter

New aerial photographs show the construction progress of Cambridge University’s exceptionally ambitious North West Cambridge Development. Alison Brooks Architects & PTE’s Veteran Oak Quarter forms Lots M1 & M2 of this development.

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New aerial photographs show the construction progress of Cambridge University’s exceptionally ambitious North West Cambridge Development. Alison Brooks Architects & PTE’s Veteran Oak Quarter forms Lots M1 & M2 of this development.

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Construction Blog
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