Wastes and Strays.

Congratulations to History and Theory tutor Alex Zambelli who along with colleagues at Newcastle University, has won an AHRC funding bid. Next January Alex will begin a new three year project investigating aspects of common or common-like spaces within or adjacent to urban areas. The project will be both historical and propositional. Called Wastes and […]

Postcard from The Alps.

As the new term approaches SoAD staff are making the most the last few weeks of summer: Professor Charles Holland sent us this tongue in cheek postcard from The Alps. “We made it to the Alps. Yes, we went skiing in summer. I imagined the Alps at this time of year to be largely the […]

Allas Pool: Helsinki.

The urban seawater Allas Pool in the heart of Helsinki is a fantastic example of a project that brings together new ideas for creating an exciting urban culture and revitalising abandoned seafront properties. As such its a project that’s of interest to Architecture, Sustainable Design and Town Planning students alike. Such pools already exist in […]

A walk across the clifftops.

As part of RIBA’s Love Architecture Week, Professor Charles Holland will be leading what promises to be an interesting and informative walk from Dover to Deal. The walk on 14th September will follow one half of the CHALKUP21 Art and Architecture Trail. This trail celebrates the role of contemporary art and architecture, demonstrating how it […]

Radically Constructing Ethics.

Principal Lecturer, Dr. Ben Sweeting will be giving a paper entitled Radically Constructing Ethics at The Cybernetics Society: 50th Anniversary Conference on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at The Council Room, King’s College, London. Bens PhD was co-supervised by the late Prof. Ranulph Glanville (DSc in Cybernetics and Fellow of the Cybernetics Society) and his research […]

Futures of the Future: Japan House.

“Creating architecture is like planting seeds of the future” ‒ Sou Fujimoto Futures of the Future is the first exhibition to be shown at the newly opened, beautiful Japan House on Kensington High Street. Sou Fujimoto who established Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000, is probably best known for Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, House NA (2011), Musashino […]

Some Summer Reading: Professor Charles Holland.

Some summer reading…….. the RIBA Journal has reviewed the recently published Radical Essex with particular emphasis on the chapter ‘The Rise and Fall’ written by Professor Charles Holland. Radical Essex is an important re-appraisal of a place and a culture that has often been marginalised or dismissed. Essex has been home to various experiments in modernism […]

Royal Town Planning Institute Award for second year running.

For the second year running, one of our MSc Town Planning students students has made the shortlist for the RTPI awards for research excellence. Carol Algar undertook her Masters dissertation on The Role of Planning in Supporting Build to Rent. Senior Lecturer Andrew Coleman said ‘We are extremely pleased that Carol has made the shortlist […]

A Source of Inspiration.

He has had a busy year with the publication of his well received Re-Use Atlas, teaching on our BA Architecture programme and running a successful practice, so Duncan Baker Brown deserves a holiday. Lake Orta, one of the most stunning Northern Italian Lakes, was just the place. The region is stunningly beautiful, largely dominated by […]