If Only: Rob Neal of Wright and Wright architects

[ad_1] If Only… derelict shops could be transformed into museums, wonders Rob Neal, associate at Wright & Wright Architects Words by Rob Neal, associate Wright & Wright Architects If Only… Vacant shops transform into mini national museums, distributed throughout the struggling high streets of the UK and further afield. With only a select few things on display, each object …

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Brief Encounters: Floating Church by Denizen Works

[ad_1] Veronica Simpson visits a cosy, welcoming place of worship floating along the edge of the former Olympic Park in London: an innovative 21st-century space serving multiple faiths and diverse communities Words by Veronica Simpson The regenerating margins of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are not a particularly welcoming sight at the best of times. On a wintry afternoon, …

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Surfaces Focus: Fathom Architects’ urban experiments with weaving

[ad_1] Fathom Architects experiments with fabric and weaving to develop designs for urban sites Words by Fathom Architects At Fathom we strive to create architecture embedded in its place, enhancing the identity of an area by growing out of it rather than landing in it. Many of our projects sit in the context of traditional masonry structures, listed buildings …

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Surfaces Focus: Laura Carrara-Cagni – DesignCurial

[ad_1] Laura Carrara-Cagni, founding director at Edward Williams Architects, has an enviable portfolio Words by Emily Martin Laura Carrara-Cagni is a founding director at Edward Williams Architects and has significant experience in winning, designing, managing and delivering large, complex international public projects such as hospitals and university buildings. Since the early years of her career she has been researching …

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The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral by Feilden Fowles

[ad_1] Feilden Fowles has restored the Grade I-listed medieval Fratry and created a new café pavilion for Carlisle Cathedral   Project Info Address Carlisle Cathedral, The Abbey, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TZ Appointment April/May 2014 Start on site December 2018 Completion June 2020 Site size Site area – 1,500 sq m; existing gross internal area – 650 sq m; …

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Leeds Playhouse by PagePark Architects

[ad_1] PagePark Architects’ renovation of a theatre in Yorkshire   Project Team Client Leeds City Council End user Leeds Playhouse (Leeds Playhouse Trust) End user advisor New Stages Ltd Architect and principal designer PagePark Architects  pagepark.co.uk Theatre consultant Charcoalblue charcoalblue.com Project manager Turner & Townsend  turnerandtownsend.com Cost consultant Rex Procter & Partners  rpp.co.uk Main contractor BAM  bam.co.uk MEP engineer …

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If Only: Sharon Wright, principal at Hassell

[ad_1] If Only we had planted all those millions of trees, ponders Sharon Wright, landscape architect and principal at Hassell COVID-19 and lockdowns around the world have made the issues of access to green space, its distribution, and quality more prevalent. As a landscape architect, it makes me reflect quite differently. If only all the trees I have imagined, …

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Brief Encounters: V&A Dundee takes on a new role during the pandemic

Brief Encounters: V&A Dundee takes on a new role during the pandemic

[ad_1] Dundee’s latest landmark building, the V&A Dundee, has discovered a vital new role By Veronica Simpson It’s funny how some places get under your skin, and not others. Having been blessed with more than most people’s opportunities to see the world, professionally and recreationally, I have to say Dundee is definitely somewhere that has found a place in my …

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Brief Encounters: Shifting priorities after the pandemic

Brief Encounters: Shifting priorities after the pandemic

[ad_1] Veronica Simpson asks what are the chances of the design and architecture professions coming out of this pandemic not just different but better All Images: Tim Crocker Words: Veronica Simpson There is nothing like a major global catastrophe to make you re-examine your priorities. As many of us have been thinking individually about how our work and skills …

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A New Episode of Talking Spaces, a podcast from FX Magazine

A New Episode of Talking Spaces, a podcast from FX Magazine

[ad_1] The second episode of Talking Spaces, FX Magazine’s podcast, is now out. Titled ‘Close to Home’, it looks at designing for the local with guests from Squire & Partners and VeloCity       While it might still be a little harder than usual to get your hands on a copy of FX Magazine, we are excited to …

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