Talks & exhibitions

Debate: Turncoats – “The Gender Agenda”

Alison Brooks participated in the Turncoats debate series, which feature intense discussions of key topics facing architects in contemporary practice.

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Alison Brooks participated in the Turncoats debate series, which feature intense discussions of key topics facing architects in contemporary practice.

This discussion sought to reframe feminism in architecture.

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Where
U+I (map)
Website
turncoats.uk
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NLA Breakfast Talk: New Ideas for Housing: The Modern Mansion Block Durham & Gloucester Court Ely Court Bronte & Fielding House

Fri, 11/20/15 , 8:00
NLA, The Building Centre
NLA, The Building Centre (map)

Alison Brooks gave a talk at New London Architecture about ABA’s reinvention of the mansion block typology in the regeneration of South Kilburn Estate.

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Alison Brooks gave a talk at New London Architecture about ABA’s reinvention of the mansion block typology in the regeneration of South Kilburn Estate.

What should the home of the future look like in a densely populated capital? This NLA breakfast talk will examine the historic London mansion block and how far this typology can be reinvented to create new higher-density homes that people aspire to live in.

Speakers: Claire Bennie, Rosemarie MacQueen (Consultant), Alex Lifschutz (Director, LDS) Stuart Corbyn (Chairman, Get Living London), Richard Lavington (Founding Director, Maccreanor Lavington) Alison Brooks (Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects), Peter Murray (Chairman, New London Architecture)

Fri, 11.20.15 , 8:00
NLA, The Building Centre
NLA, The Building Centre
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Where
NLA, The Building Centre (map)
Website
www.newlondonarchitecture.org
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Exhibition: At Home

Mon, 11/16/15
Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (map)

ABA’s work features in an exhibition at the Idea Exchange, titled At Home.

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ABA’s work features in an exhibition at the Idea Exchange, titled At Home.

Where we live and how we live deeply affects us. Basic shelter is a necessity but beyond this we need space that is liveable and durable, sustainable and resilient. At Home explores purpose designed and built individual and multi-unit buildings in urban and rural settings. The exhibition showcases outstanding architecture that has been awarded for its design in withstanding natural disasters as well as green and energy efficient urban and off the grid homes. New approaches to shared, co-op and live/work space are also highlighted in At Home.

Participating firms: Alison Brooks Architects (London, UK), Artscape (Toronto, ON), SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building (Toronto, ON), Teeple Architect Inc. (Toronto, ON), Ian MacDonald Architect Inc. (Toronto, ON).

Exhibition Curator: Esther E. Shipman

Mon, 11.16.15
Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
When
Where
Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (map)
Source
ideaexchange.org
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Talk: Urbanistas – Women Innovators in Architecture Urban Design

Tue, 10/13/15 , 18:00
Northern Architecture Centre, Newcastle
Northern Architecture Centre, Newcastle (map)

Our cities aren’t just designed, they are systematised, planned, lived in, modified and in order to be resilient, need to be responsive.

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Our cities aren’t just designed, they are systematised, planned, lived in, modified and in order to be resilient, need to be responsive.

Alison Brooks spoke  alongside Alessandra Cianchetta, Irena Bauman, Johanna Gibbons, Liza Fior and Katherine Clarke in association with the Urbanistas exhibition, commissioned by Roca Gallery London, curated by Lucy Bullivant, and brought to Newcastle by Igloo Regeneration.

Tue, 10.13.15 , 18:00
Northern Architecture Centre, Newcastle
Northern Architecture Centre, Newcastle
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Where
Northern Architecture Centre, Newcastle (map)
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Talk: The Future of Facades Lens House

Wed, 11/11/15 , 18:00
RIBA London
RIBA London (map)

Alison Brooks will present an evening lecture about Lens House, in association with Dupont Corian, who supplied the building’s groundbreaking cladding, which had never before been used as a facade material in the UK.

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Alison Brooks will present an evening lecture about Lens House, in association with Dupont Corian, who supplied the building’s groundbreaking cladding, which had never before been used as a facade material in the UK.

Wed, 11.11.15 , 18:00
RIBA London
RIBA London
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Where
RIBA London (map)
Website
buildinginnovations.dupont.com
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Exhibition: NLA – New Ideas for Housing Ely Court Bronte & Fielding House

Thu, 10/15/15
The Building Centre
The Building Centre (map)

ABA are participating in New London Architecture’s New Housing Ideas exhibition, showing South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Phase 1a & Phase 2a.

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ABA are participating in New London Architecture’s New Housing Ideas exhibition, showing South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Phase 1a & Phase 2a.

Thu, 10.15.15
The Building Centre
The Building Centre
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Where
The Building Centre (map)
Website
newlondonarchitecture.org
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Talk: Crafting Experience – A New Collegiate Architecture

Wed, 09/23/15 , 18:30
Natuzzi Italia
Natuzzi Italia (map)

Interni are presenting a series of events with leading voices in international architecture at Italian design flagship stores in London, in collaboration with ITA Italian Trade Agency and Salone del Mobile Milano. Alison Brooks gave a talk about ABA’s Cohen Quad at Exeter College, Oxford, which is currently under construction.

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Interni are presenting a series of events with leading voices in international architecture at Italian design flagship stores in London, in collaboration with ITA Italian Trade Agency and Salone del Mobile Milano. Alison Brooks gave a talk about ABA’s Cohen Quad at Exeter College, Oxford, which is currently under construction.

Other speakers in the series include David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects, Anthony Hudson of Hudson Architects, Lyndon Neri of Neri & Hu, and Clark Pickett of NBBJ.

Wed, 09.23.15 , 18:30
Natuzzi Italia
Natuzzi Italia
When
Where
Natuzzi Italia (map)
Website
www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Exhibition: Urbanistas travels to Newcastle

Thu, 09/17/15
The Core, Newcastle
The Core, Newcastle (map)

Urbanistas is an exhibition celebrating innovative practice; in particular the vision and skills of six leading women practitioners working pro-actively in UK cities, in the fields of architecture, urban and landscape design and planning, reinventing how we design our urban environment and housing models to create beautiful, coherent, integrated and resilient cities.

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Urbanistas is an exhibition celebrating innovative practice; in particular the vision and skills of six leading women practitioners working pro-actively in UK cities, in the fields of architecture, urban and landscape design and planning, reinventing how we design our urban environment and housing models to create beautiful, coherent, integrated and resilient cities.

Alison Brooks. Alessandra Cianchetta. Irena Bauman. Johanna Gibbons. Liza Fior. Katherine Clarke.

Urbanistas exhibition was comissioned by Roca Gallery London, curated by Lucy Bullivant, and brought to Newcastle by Igloo Regeneration, The Core, Creative Space Management and Northern Architecture. Supported by RIBA North East.

Thu, 09.17.15
The Core, Newcastle
The Core, Newcastle
When
Where
The Core, Newcastle (map)
Website
northernarchitecture.com
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World Architectural Festival – Pre-Election Breakfast Talk

A panel of experts including Alison Brooks, Deyan Sudjic, Simon Jenkins, and Paul Morrell have urged the next government to make the UK’s housing shortage its top priority.

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A panel of experts including Alison Brooks, Deyan Sudjic, Simon Jenkins, and Paul Morrell have urged the next government to make the UK’s housing shortage its top priority.

‘Housing is the crisis of our time’, said Stirling Prize-winning architect Brooks at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) pre-election breakfast event last week.

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Website
www.architectsjournal.co.uk
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Debate: Architecture Club – ‘How Do We Make Enough Housing?’

Thu, 03/19/15
Shoreditch House
Shoreditch House

The subject of the debate was “How do we make enough housing?” and focussed on the issues of the delivery of housing to respond to the ever-growing needs of the capital and the nation as a whole.

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The subject of the debate was “How do we make enough housing?” and focussed on the issues of the delivery of housing to respond to the ever-growing needs of the capital and the nation as a whole.

The debate reinforced the need for the housing to be provided across the full spectrum of housing needs including private for sale and to rent, and affordable and intermediate. Alison Brooks addressed the issue from the architectural point of view, and explained the need for a broad vision in relation to the master plan and layout of new estates, and also emphasised the degree to which detailed design could reinforce the flexibility achievable in new homes where space was at a premium.

Thu, 03.19.15
Shoreditch House
Shoreditch House
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Where
Shoreditch House
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Talk: Urbanistas – Women in Urban Design

Thu, 04/30/15
Roca London
Roca London

This event examined how a ‘soft planning’ approach works, giving attention to ecology, climate, landscaping and lighting, beyond permanent, ‘hard’ design; and also explore the process of valuing and building on history and the existing conditions of a community.

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This event examined how a ‘soft planning’ approach works, giving attention to ecology, climate, landscaping and lighting, beyond permanent, ‘hard’ design; and also explore the process of valuing and building on history and the existing conditions of a community.

Exhibitors Alison Brooks, Alessandra Cianchetta and Liza Fior discuss with exhibition curator Lucy Bullivant.

Thu, 04.30.15
Roca London
Roca London
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Where
Roca London
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Juror & Keynote Speaker: AIA UK Design Awards

Sun, 06/28/15
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Alison Brooks gave the keynote speech at the awards ceremony, and conferred certificates and accolades upon well-known architects, emerging architects and students alike.

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Alison Brooks gave the keynote speech at the awards ceremony, and conferred certificates and accolades upon well-known architects, emerging architects and students alike.

This year’s jury was headed by Fred Manson, Associate Director of Heatherwick Studio, and included a versatile mix of members including Brett Steele, Director of AA School of Architecture and Owen Pritchard, Technical Editor of Architects’ Journal. Mr Manson.

Sun, 06.28.15
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
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Where
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
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Expert Juror: NLA International Ideas Competition ‘New Ideas for Housing’

New London Architecture (NLA), in partnership with the Mayor of London, have launched an international competition to tackle the ongoing demands of London’s housing shortage.

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New London Architecture (NLA), in partnership with the Mayor of London, have launched an international competition to tackle the ongoing demands of London’s housing shortage.

New Ideas for Housing London will provide opportunities for anyone, whether a large organisation or just one person with a big idea, to submit a proposal free of charge that could help shape the future of the capital. Winning entrants will work with the Greater London Authority to see how their ideas could be put into practice to revolutionise the London housing market.

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Event: Architecture Foundation film feature

Tue, 07/21/15 , 18:30
Royal Academy, London
Royal Academy, London (map)

ABA’s Wildspace Warehouse features in a film about Rainham produced by the Architecture Foundation.

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ABA’s Wildspace Warehouse features in a film about Rainham produced by the Architecture Foundation.

This evening event offers an opportunity to hear from architects who have been working in Rainham within the context of a strategy to improve the town’s public infrastructure.

Delivered by the Greater London Authority and the London Borough of Havering over the past decade, the new work ranges in scale from landscape proposals by architects including East and What if: projects, to the remodeling of existing buildings by Civic Architects and Alison Brooks, and a new library, nursery and housing project designed by Maccreanor Lavington which formalizes a square outside Rainham station.

This evening event will feature the screening of a film about Rainham produced by the Architecture Foundation.

Tue, 07.21.15 , 18:30
Royal Academy, London
Royal Academy, London
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Where
Royal Academy, London (map)
Website
www.architecturefoundation.org.uk
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Talk: Brick Works!

Tue, 06/16/15 , 10:30
The Building Centre, London, UK
The Building Centre, London, UK (map)

ABA’s Nelson Carvalho spoke at The Brick Development Association’s inaugural Design Day Brick Works at the Building Centre, London.

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ABA’s Nelson Carvalho spoke at The Brick Development Association’s inaugural Design Day Brick Works at the Building Centre, London.

Design Day Brick Works is a meeting of contemporary architecture, specialist contracting and artistic interpretation: all focused on brick.  It is a high-profile event conceived by the BDA as the champion for current and future use of brick products.

The central focus will be an exploration of the creative potential for brick in contemporary architecture.  Designers as diverse as Jo Morris of Duggan Morris, Alfred Munkenbeck from Munkenback and Partners and Stirling prize winner Alison Brooks will consider their own interpretations of the material amongst a host of other architectural speakers while leading contractors discuss the practical challenges faced in turning the designs into reality on site.

Speakers:

  • Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects
  • Jo Morris, Duggan Morris
  • Alfred Munkenbeck, Munkenback and Partners
  • Adam Brown, Landolt + Brown
  • Alexis Harrison, ARUP
  • Jonathan Dawes, Cottrell and Vermeulen architects
  • Pete Croney, Swift Brickwork
  • Paul Dewick, Boxmoor Construction
  • Dennis Ansell, Ancon

Artists:

  • Alex Chinneck
  • Fernando Casasempere
  • Iain Howlett
  • Damelza Watts
  • Maki Suzuki
Tue, 06.16.15 , 10:30
The Building Centre, London, UK
The Building Centre, London, UK
When
Where
The Building Centre, London, UK (map)
Website
www.buildingcentre.co.uk
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Debate: Ecobuild – ‘Quality Housing Fit for the 21st Century’

Thu, 03/5/15 , 13:40
ExCeL, London, UK
ExCeL, London, UK (map)

Alison Brooks participated in a panel discussion at Ecobuild 2015.

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Alison Brooks participated in a panel discussion at Ecobuild 2015.

The imbalance between housing demand and supply means housebuilders aren’t under pressure to invest in high quality design to gain market share. This results in mediocre identikit housing and poor public realm which is unappealing for residents. Little thought is given to promoting more sustainable lifestyles including walking and cycling rather than driving and activities including growing food. Can anything be done to improve the quality of housing design which will ensure long-term appeal and therefore greater longevity for schemes?

BD article

Thu, 03.5.15 , 13:40
ExCeL, London, UK
ExCeL, London, UK
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Where
ExCeL, London, UK (map)
Website
registration.n200.com
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Exhibition: Urbanistas – Women in Urban Design

Fri, 03/6/15
Roca London gallery, London, UK
Roca London gallery, London, UK (map)

Alison Brooks Architects are participated in the Urbanistas Exhibition at Roca London Gallery. Showcasing sustainable, liveable examples of architecture, urban and landscape design, Urbanistas highlights the ingenuity and resourcefulness needed to tackle modern city living with models, drawings, video interviews and more.

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Alison Brooks Architects are participated in the Urbanistas Exhibition at Roca London Gallery. Showcasing sustainable, liveable examples of architecture, urban and landscape design, Urbanistas highlights the ingenuity and resourcefulness needed to tackle modern city living with models, drawings, video interviews and more.

The exhibition is curated by Lucy Bullivant (Hon FRIBA) and designed by Julia Feix (Feix & Merlin Architects). It also features projects by muf architecture/art, Bauman Lyons Architects and J&L Gibbons.

Press
GuardianBDEvening Standard

Fri, 03.6.15
Roca London gallery, London, UK
Roca London gallery, London, UK
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Where
Roca London gallery, London, UK (map)
Website
urbanistas.roca-exhibitions.co.uk
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Debate: Royal Academy – ‘Counting the Costs of the Housing Crisis’

Mon, 01/26/15 , 18:30
The Geological Society, London, UK
The Geological Society, London, UK (map)

Alison Brooks debated ‘The Costs of the Housing Crisis’ with Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter, Polly Toynbee of The Guardian, Tony Travers of LSE, and Sarah Gaventa, Interim Director of the Architecture Foundation.

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Alison Brooks debated ‘The Costs of the Housing Crisis’ with Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter, Polly Toynbee of The Guardian, Tony Travers of LSE, and Sarah Gaventa, Interim Director of the Architecture Foundation.

The idea behind this event was to offer a fresh view on precisely what we mean by ‘housing crisis’, its extent and importantly its detrimental effects for individuals and society. We want to assess the nature and implications of these effects – whether social, economic, psychological or environmental – and also on the role of the architect.

Mon, 01.26.15 , 18:30
The Geological Society, London, UK
The Geological Society, London, UK
When
Where
The Geological Society, London, UK (map)
Website
www.royalacademy.org.uk
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Talk: Wood Awards 2014

Tue, 11/18/14
Carpenters' Hall, London, UK
Carpenters' Hall, London, UK (map)

Alison spoke at the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood.

Alison spoke at the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in wood.

Tue, 11.18.14
Carpenters' Hall, London, UK
Carpenters' Hall, London, UK
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Where
Carpenters' Hall, London, UK (map)
Website
woodawards.com
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Talk: The Wish List – A Conversation With The Design Team Kitchen Stool

Mon, 09/15/14 , 15:30
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum, London, UK
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum, London, UK (map)

This talk, chaired by Edwin Heathcote, engaged the ten leaders in design who commissioned ten emerging designers to create the object they have always wanted.

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This talk, chaired by Edwin Heathcote, engaged the ten leaders in design who commissioned ten emerging designers to create the object they have always wanted.

The Wish List celebrates sustainable design and the power of craftsmanship and woodworking, brought together by the American Hardwood Export Council and Benchmark Furniture for the London Design Festival 2014 at the V&A.

Mon, 09.15.14 , 15:30
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum, London, UK
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum, London, UK
When
Where
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A Museum, London, UK (map)
Website
www.londondesignfestival.com
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