Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Smile shortlisted for 2017 Wood Awards The Smile

The Smile has been selected in the ‘Small Project’ category, among 34 projects that ‘represent the best of British architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material’.[more..]

The Smile has been selected in the ‘Small Project’ category, among 34 projects that ‘represent the best of British architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material’.

The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.

Conceived as a habitable arc, The Smile was a 3.5m high, 4.5m wide and 34m long curved cross-laminated tulipwood tube that cantilevered 12m in two directions with viewing platforms at both ends. ABA collaborated with The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Arup and the London Design Festival 2016 to present the structure at the Chelsea College of Art Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground.

The shortlist will be on display at the London Design Fair, 21-24 September at the Old Truman Brewery.

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2017 Wood Awards
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Bath Western Riverside wins Civic Voice Award Bath Western Riverside

The judges said: “This is a stunning housing development which provides an interesting contemporary take on a proud local identity.”

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The judges said: “This is a stunning housing development which provides an interesting contemporary take on a proud local identity.”

“It is good to see something new and intelligent in the housing sector, particularly within a World Heritage Site, and demonstrates to other developers that high quality housing can be achieved and you can be bold in a historic setting.”

Catalogue of winners

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Civic Voice
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Casabella: Ely Court feature Ely Court

Ely Court features in this month’s edition of Italian magazine, Casabella. The mixed tenure scheme within the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan was recently a finalist for the 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

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Ely Court features in this month’s edition of Italian magazine, Casabella. The mixed tenure scheme within the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan was recently a finalist for the 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award, the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

“The arrangement of the new volumes reveals an almost surgical interest in mending the context through actions that alter the nature of the block itself… Simple elements like walls and enclosures are ennobled by the use of brick and connected to the building with the aim of constructing a single architectural element capable of designing and containing public space. These details reflect a clear intention to put the new architecture at the service of the neighbourhood, and to use it to reconfigure the identity of the context.”

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Casabella
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Alison Brooks Architects celebrates 21 years! ABA 21

We were delighted to have so many of our friends, clients and colleagues join our 21 year celebration at Somerset House.

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We were delighted to have so many of our friends, clients and colleagues join our 21 year celebration at Somerset House.


The event included a public talk and exhibition of Alison Brooks Architects’ work over 21 years of practice. Mixing digital media with physical artefacts, we brought together over 100 models, 3000 images and key texts in a 50 minute looped video installation.

We also launched a limited edition catalogue ‘Ideals, then Ideas’ to accompany the celebration. This book describes our work within the conceptual themes and four ideals that have underpinned our work in architecture: Authenticity, Generosity, Civicness and Beauty.

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Sadiq Khan appoints Alison Brooks as a design advocate for London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed 50 architects and designers, including Alison Brooks, to work with local councils to improve the quality of the built environment across the capital.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed 50 architects and designers, including Alison Brooks, to work with local councils to improve the quality of the built environment across the capital.

Khan announced the appointments as part of the Good Growth by Design programme during a speech at London School of Economics last night.

Press: Dezeen, Architects’ Journal

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World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist announced The Smile

The Smile has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, in addition to the overall prize.[more..]

The Smile has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, in addition to the overall prize.

The structure features in the Small Projects and Display categories. Winners will be announced during the festival, which takes place at Arena Berlin from 15-17 November 2017.

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