Monthly Round Up #3

Wes Anderson, HDA, Splash, Chipperfield, TVC, Kon'nichiwa! F.L.A.W.S.

This month's editors :
Toby Buckmaster & Henry Wootton
Image by Allstar/American Empirical Pictures

Wes Anderson fans rejoice. An incredible 1097 puppets, 144,000 frames, 670 crew & 20 sets were required to create this epic masterpiece. Wes Anderson returned to our screens with ‘Isle of Dogs’, a dystopian fairytale & ‘non’ stop-motion visual rollercoaster.

We were lucky enough to make it into the exhibition curated by Anderson. Time to up our model making ante.
Berkshire Road for Coldpark by Mikhail Riches

We are pleased to have been shortlisted for 3 Housing Design Awards. Berkshire Road in Hackney Wick for Coldpark, St Andrew's Riverside in Tiverton, Devon for 3 Rivers Developments and Croydon Smaller Sites for Brick X Brick in Croydon. 
Image by Makoto Yhoshida

The RIBA International Awards have just been announced. Annalie Riches and Julia Barfield visited 3 of the fantastic winning projects in Turkey and Japan as part of the Jury: these include the Sancklar Mosque by Emre Arolat Architecture, Tatsumi Apartment House by Hiroyuki Ito Architects and Toho Gakuen School of Music by Nikken Sekkei. A full list of the winners can be seen here.

On the subject of Awards, a massive shoutout to PH+ Architects, winners this year of BD Housing Architect of the year.
Park Hill Concept Model


To celebrate 25 Years of Urban Splash, an exhibition is currently being held at RIBA North in Liverpool, coming to London in September. Annalie was invited to speak on a 'Brutalism' panel as part of the exhibition, outlining lessons from working on Park Hill. We are excited at the prospect of Park Hill Phase Two boosting the reappraisal of (good) Brutalist Architecture.

Mikhail Riches' concept model of Park Hill Phase Two has also been shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition.

David Chipperfield, Image by Peter Rigaud/laif


A great Bank Holiday read this weekend in the Financial Times, an informative article by the esteemed Architect David Chipperfield, talking on the transformation of The Royal Academy and the current state of Architecture in the UK. He refreshingly sees the housing 'crisis' as an 'opportunity', as do we.

Speaking of opportunities last week we joined the All Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group. Focusing on how critical, good design is in the creation of homes & communities. 

TVC Townhouses for Stanhope by Mikhail Riches


The iconic Television Centre, once the home of the BBC reopened its doors this month after a complete restoration. The infamous 'question mark' floor plan has been reinvented by AHMM to make way for an exciting mix of new restaurants, apartments, creative studios and of course, Soho House. Our site, which forms 20 Townhouses lies to the south of the listed building.


David presented at a conference organised by Archiboo on the key to unlocking the potential of small sites. Or ‘F.L.A.W.S’ (funny, little, awkward, waste, sites) as we like to say. Coinciding with a capital-wide push by mayor of London Sadiq Khan for the development of small sites, David discussed his use of Plotfinder to find Church Walk, how it was financed, and what the challenges were. The Lessons learnt....and still learning will soon be available on video from the Archiboo website. We'll keep you in the loop.

Image by Timothy Soar

More part of Open House London,  Henry visited the smart & stunning Tin House designed by Henning Stummel. Located in Shepherd’s Bush Market, the family home consists of six interconnecting top-lit pavilions nestled within a former breakers yard. 

11/05 - Annalie is speaking about VeloCity at the NLA. 

12/05 - Mikhail Riches cycle from London to Dungeness  

16/05 - The Green Register will be hosting a tour of Goldsmith Street.
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