The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The Japanese House is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of World War II to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential examples of modern and contemporary design. The extensive destruction of Tokyo and other Japanese cities...

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Air pollution and Architecture (Smog-eating façades)

Air pollution and Architecture (Smog-eating façades)

London breached its legal limits for toxic air for the entire year in the first five days of 2017. Readings showed that air at locations in the capital were worse than the notoriously smoggy Beijing, hitting a peak 197 micrograms per cubic metre for particulate matter on the Air Quality...

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Tunnel Tours:  Subterranean London opens to the public

Tunnel Tours: Subterranean London opens to the public

The London Underground was the world’s first subterranean railway network. Remaining one of the largest in existence, today it transports around four million passengers a day on over one hundred miles of underground track. While this impressive network is regularly experienced by residents and visitors alike, there is another landscape...

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Designing a new Future: London’s new Design Museum

Designing a new Future: London’s new Design Museum

After 5 years of tantalising rumour, the Design Museum has finally opened its doors at its new home on Kensington High Street. Housed in the grade II* listed Commonwealth Institute building, the Museum has succeeded in bringing the landmark back to life after over 10 years of neglect. Following an...

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Zaha Hadid designs new exhibition

Zaha Hadid designs new exhibition

Once headed by the renowned Iraqi-born winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize before her death in March of this year, Zaha Hadid Architects have designed a new gallery which opens today at the Science Museum in Kensington. This is the first ever permanent public museum exhibition designed by Hadid Architechts...

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£10m plan to transform Portobello market

£10m plan to transform Portobello market

An investment of £10m in the world-famous Portobello area, including a new arts centre, has been unveiled by Westway Trust. Westway Trust Charity will be working with Architecture Practice Stiff + Trevillion, the charity is committed to enhancing the 23 acres of space under the Westway flyover to benefit local...

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Houses Of Parliament: Refurb or Redesign

Houses Of Parliament: Refurb or Redesign

By Emma Flynn   A recently leaked report revealed that MPs are to move out of the Houses of Parliament for the first time since bombing during the Second World War. The move is required to facilitate the restoration of the Grade-I listed Victorian palace that is by all accounts...

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Designing for flooding: Amphibious houses

Designing for flooding: Amphibious houses

The wettest ever December in the UK at the end of last year saw 16,000 properties hit by flooding, while more than 75,000 lost electricity. As Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank brought devastating floods to large parts of the UK, meteorologists recorded almost double the rain falling than average. According to the...

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Take a tour through a Lost Palace

Take a tour through a Lost Palace

An immersive experience launches at Banqueting House taking visitors on an walk around Whitehall, to reveal the Lost Palace in all its glory. The Lost Palace walk gives visitors the chance to explore Banqueting House and the surrounding streets, which is once where one of the largest royal residences in...

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Elytra Filament Pavilion at the V&A

A robotically woven carbon-fibre pavilion has been constructed in the courtyard garden of the as part of a season of engineering events. The Elytra Filament Pavilion is undulating canopy of transparent glass and black carbon fibre cells that have been fabricated using a novel robotic production process. Inspired by lightweight construction principles found in...

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