Academic Retrospectives

I came across this project today whose beauty made me want to gouge out my eyes for its suggestion of what my thesis project could have become, given a little bit more time, and a little bit more skill. The project is the Sea Folk Centre by Naito Architect & Associates and is a stunningly … Continue reading

Tuskar House – Unit B Sun Room

Further to my previous project to convert Tuskar House from offices to mews, I’ve been asked now to design and construct a sun room extension to Unit B. I’m pretty excited about this as rather than dealing with the interior only, I now get the opportunity to create a new structure with independent foundation, roof and envelope. … Continue reading

Assignment for a Work Experience Kid

Here’s a brief I put together to busy a recent work experience kid for a week, a while back;   The girl proved to be pretty enthusiastic and keen to learn, and impressed me with her ability. Here’s what she produced and presented at the end of the week;   I enjoyed the chance to write … Continue reading

RIBA Architecture Open Exhibition

A few snaps from the Open Exhibition held in RIBA headquarters on Portland Place last night. Metropolitan Workshop whom I work for submitted one piece which was selected for the show – a pair of glazed green ceramic models of a housing scheme we are currently developing for the river front in Poole, UK. Also … Continue reading

OMA’s ode to sociarchitectural optimism

Haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I’d post a couple of links to some really tantalising video clips posted by Dezeen regarding OMA‘s Venice Biennale Exhibit subtitled ‘Masterpieces by Burocrats’ that I saw online over the last couple of days. I’m a little dissapointed to see the clips as I was in Venice … Continue reading

Brutalism in London

Just a quick post, I read this mag recently that had some great articles on Brutalism around London, I thought I’d post it on here as I’d quite like to follow up by visiting a couple of the featured schemes; Of particular interest are the Robin Hood Gardens in Canary Wharf and ParkHill Estate in … Continue reading

Bauhaus at the Barbican

Here’s a few images of a recent trip I took to the Barbican to see the Bauhaus exhibit in July; The Barbican is a favorite place of mine in London due to the sense when I’m there of being transported to another world. Theres’ an almost utopian feel about it, which for me is born … Continue reading

Archi Battles 1 – O’Donnell+Tuomey / 6A

Introducing a new series on this blog, Archi-battles! a compare-and-contrast architectural tustle for which I will visit, experience and ultimately rate comparable architecture in London. First up, a bijou gallery refurb-and-extension contest, our prizefighters being the London Photographer’s Gallery by O’Donnell+Tuomey, and the Raven Row gallery by 6A. London Photographers Gallery by o’D+T Raven Row … Continue reading

Mack Degree Show

Some photos from the 2012 Mack show. Stage 5 was divided into three cities: Reykjavík, Lisbon and Dublin. First up, Reykjavík: Lauren Li Porter had some beautiful hand drawn perspectives with watercolour; Heather McSween showed some interesting, almost brutalist forms; Others included a mack light design clad internally with carbonised timber shingles, brought to life … Continue reading

Furniture Project: Sideboard

Just some photos of a furniture restoration project I did last week. I found the side board put out for scrap, took it home, cleaned it up, sanded it back and varnished. I’m pretty happy with the result. K.