Alison Brooks spoke for the American Institute of Architects, kicking off a 3 day conference focused around King’s Cross and it’s transformations since the last AIA London Conference in 2014.
Alison Brooks presented her work with a talk entitled ‘Context in Architecture.’ Cadence, Cohen Quad and the LSE Global Hub design proposal were all covered as case studies.
Ben Flatman of BD praised the building, stating that, “(the) Cohen Quad is a living manifestation of what the contemporary, inclusive, Oxford college has become.”
To read the full commendatory article, click here.
Our 100% social housing project completed for Brent Council last year, Unity Place has been shortlisted for an NLA award, a WAF award, an AJ award and a Housing Design award.
With collaborators Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Gort Scott, the fully barrier-free scheme has transformed the South Kilburn Estate through providing bright, robust and spacious apartments for all tenants.
Alison Brooks advocated that, “Architects should claim the role to bring beauty into people’s lives,” when speaking to Vladimir Belogovsky.
Read the article, which covers a broad range of subjects related to Brooks’ architecture, here.
We are pleased to reveal our design for the LSE Firoz Lalji Global Hub and Institute for Africa. Collaborating with Nigerian practice Studio Contra, Alison Brooks Architects were one of six finalists chosen to prepare designs from 190 international submissions.
Our proposal aims to express the cultural, economic and environmental significance of Africa on one of London’s most prominent civic stages, Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
These readings underpin our primary urban approach: subtly curved symmetrical facades that embrace their context, sculpted terra cotta cladding that echoes clay-based architectural traditions, and stepped massing, emphasizing rootedness and heft.
Planning permission has been granted for the 88 unit, mixed typology ‘Lot 4’, our latest addition to the Eddington, Cambridge master plan.
Our architectural approach takes inspiration from the eclectic collegiate clusters around Cambridge, where varying but related architectural styles lie in harmony. Responding to the neighbourhood with new colour, detail and massing, a range of tenures and typologies is envisaged to support a diverse and engaged community.
Visit the project page here.