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Experiencing art online. The Tate initiatives.

05-01-2021

Experiencing art online. The Tate initiatives.

Despite Brexit, and with no need to leave home, we can enjoy the many virtual initiatives of the Tate art museums in the United Kingdom. Because the online offer of many museums, triggered by the pandemic, offers many ways of experiencing art that were unthinkable a year ago.

Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects’ Two and a Half Storey House

30-12-2020

Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects’ Two and a Half Storey House

Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects of London has completed an unusual renovation project designed to get around the limitations of urban planning regulations. A young couple in need of more space raised their home by half a storey, enough to create a third level to accommodate a second child on the way. The unusual interior redesign project that results revolves around use of plywood.

BCKJ Architects wins the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award

11-12-2020

BCKJ Architects wins the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award

The Chinese BCKJ Architects studio, founded by architects Dong Mei and Liu Xiaochuan, is the winner of the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award promoted by Britain's Royal Academy of Arts. The award jury, chaired by architect Norman Foster, selected the BCKJ Architects studio from a shortlist of four finalists which, in addition to the winner, included the AAU Anastas, AOR Architects and WHBC Architects studios. This year, the Royal Academy of Arts also recognised architect Cristina Iglesias, who was selected as the winner of the 2020 RA Architecture Prize.

DROO Architecture revisits the classic London bow window with VI Castle Lane

23-11-2020

DROO Architecture revisits the classic London bow window with VI Castle Lane

In the heart of London, between Buckingham Palace and Westminster, British firm DROO Architecture - headed up by architects Michel da Costa Gonçalves and Amrita Mahindroo - has revisited an iconic element of English architecture: the bow window. With residential project VI Castle Lane, the architects have managed to insert a building that openly declares its modernity into a historical and protected context. In doing so, they have garnered the Architecture MasterPrize 2020 for the Residential Architecture - Multi Unit category.

The Design Museum inaugurates the Beazley Designs of the Year

26-10-2020

The Design Museum inaugurates the Beazley Designs of the Year

The pandemic, TikTok - the social network of the moment, Minecraft, and projects for sanitising water and making bioplastics are only a few of the themes addressed by the candidates for the Beazley Designs of the Year. The thirteenth edition of the awards promoted by the Design Museum in London began on October 21, 2020. The 74 finalists selected by a committee of international experts offer a snapshot of today’s world through the lens of design.

David Adjaye wins the 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

06-10-2020

David Adjaye wins the 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Architect David Adjaye was awarded the 2021 Royal Gold Medal, the highest British award given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence “either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture”. The commission for the 2021 Royal Gold Medal included, among others, architects Dorte Mandrup and Shelley McNamara, winner of the 2020 Royal Gold Medal together with Yvonne Farrell.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects

10-09-2020

Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects

The first wooden house of worship built after the great fire in London in 1666 is a small chapel designed by Spheron Architects for the Belarusian community in North London to commemorate the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. This intimate, inviting architecture is a thoughtful blend of traditional and contemporary design.

Richard Rogers leaves Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners after 40 years of architecture

10-09-2020

Richard Rogers leaves Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners after 40 years of architecture

A few weeks after his 87th birthday, architect Richard Rogers retired from the board of directors of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the practice he founded more than 40 years ago; within the next 2 years his name will be removed from the name of the studio. Thus ends the career of the famous architect who worked on projects such as the Centre Pompidou (with Renzo Piano and Gianfranco Franchini) in Paris, Lloyds of London, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Millennium Dome or O2, also in London, a large tensile structure on Greenwich peninsula.

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