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dRMM Architects : Architecture
de Rijke Marsh Morgan - Contemporary Architectural Practice in London, England, UK
St Alban's Academy, Birmingham, Midlands, England, UK
photograph © Edward Shaw
St Alban's Academy - 17 Jun 2013
The simple top-lit form has a bi-axial plan, with two interconnected buildings joined by a covered link. Visual and physical connections offer intuitive separation between specialisms and autonomous small-schools. Interiors are spacious, bright and calm, defined by natural materials. Whilst the completed building sits confidently as a simple form within an urban respite of landscape and mature trees, this belies the chequered land ownership which constrained the siting of the building.
Sadie Morgan & Architecture of Necessity, Virserum, Sweden
15 Jun 2013 - Sadie Morgan about The Architecture of Necessity: -Sustainability addressed through social, economic and environmental issues.
Sadie Morgan, founding Director of dRMM, key speaker at WOOD SUMMIT Småland 26-27 June and also a member of the jury for Architecture of Necessity:
What have you found among the contributions to the triennial Architecture of Necessity? The best projects have been condensed into the absolute essentials, regardless of scale, typology or budget. Projects that respond to the changing social and economical environment with inventiveness and joy, that engender pride within their community and respond to the needs of the user. Sustainability addressed through social, economic and environmental issues.
What do you see as the main challenges for the Architecture of Necessity? The main challenges are to make sure that the invention and skills of those designing the 'Architecture for Necessity' become embedded in the mainstream. There are still not enough clients, users and enablers taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of those at the forefront of architectural and engineering innovation in timber.
At WOOD SUMMIT SMÅLAND is architecture and the system change the major theme. What will you focus on as a key speaker? As a practice, dRMM have deployed various innovative structural timber systems for a range of innovative private and public projects since 1995. The lecture presents a case for engineered timber becoming one of the key construction materials of the 21 century, positioning dRMM's contemporary timber projects within an European tradition for the inventive use of wood as the world's oldest, and most modern, construction material.
For more information on the Architecture of Necessity, and how to enter for Wood Summit Småland: www.architectureofnecessity.blogspot.com
dRMM - Building News
Hastings Pier Regeneration Scheme, England, UK
de Rijke Marsh Morgan
photo : Barry Reid
dRMM Architects - recent design
de Rijke Marsh Morgan are announced today as the winners of the competition to select an architect for the redevelopment of Hastings Pier. Launched in October last year by RIBA Competitions on behalf of Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust (HPWRT), the competition attracted over 50 expressions of interest from architects from the UK and beyond.
Blackpool Wedding Venue, Lancashire, England
photo : dRMM
Blackpool Wedding Venue - approved Nov 2009
The structure consists of pre-fabricated cross-laminated timber panels manufactured off site. This is clad in golden stainless steel shingles above a plinth clad in stepped concrete blocks containing recycled and phosphorescent glass which catches the light. The project has achieved a BREEAM bespoke rating of excellent, with very low air permeability and maximised access to daylight reducing energy consumption.
Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, South London
image from dRMM Architects
dRMM's phased strategy includes creating better public realm around the museum, building a spiral cylinder in the airspace above the subterranean shaft as new museum space, and providing a suspended mobile platform as a programmable public access staging to all levels, old and new. dRMM Director Alex de Rijke said, “dRMM’s proposal consists of several ambitious sitespecific responses, inspired by the Brunel legacy of inventive lateral design. We also believe that temporary architecture can create long-term benefits.”
Clapham Manor Primary School, London, UK
photo © Jonas Lencer
Clapham Manor Primary School
Stirling Prize shortlisted
This polychromatic extension inserted into a tight urban context offers the school a new identity, much-needed learning spaces and an organisational hub, while maximising play space.
Clapham Manor Primary School had become a victim of its own success, having grown from a one to two-form entry. The driver for this project has been to improve the pupils’ experience by providing facilities that support both learning and play.
LSE New Students Centre Design Competition, London, UK
image from dRMM Architects
LSE New Students Centre : dRMM architects shortlisted
The new Students' Centre will play a vital role in enhancing the student experience and in furthering LSE's aim of creating a world class estate.
Heygate Estate - rehousing
Various architects incl. AOC, dRMM, Panter Hudspith, S333, Sarah Wigglesworth
de Rijke Marsh Morgan - Key Projects
Kingsdale School, Dulwich, southeast London
dRMM : RIBA competition winners
Centaur Street residential project, southeast London
Clapham Manor Primary School, southwest London
More projects by de Rijke Marsh Morgan online soon
dRMM : Public housing - Architect of the Year Awards 2006
de Rijke Marsh Morgan Buildings
DfES Exemplar School
arb offices, London
moshi moshi, London
Wansey Street, London
More dRMM Architecture online soon
dRMM Practice Information
British Design Studio
dRMM : London Architects
Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan founded dRMM, a London-based architect studio of international architects and designers, in 1995.
Now a team of about 25, de Rijke Marsh Morgan takes pride in only carrying out work that is innovative, high quality and socially useful.
dRMM have a track record of creating extraordinary architecture within the standard constraints of the construction industry.
de Rijke Marsh Morgan's radical projects are led by site, client needs, concept and construction, rather than formulaic or style-based decisions.
The dRMM team defines its approach as economy of means, expressive of use, materials and construction: an architecture of ‘maximalism’.
London Architects : Practice Listings
Buildings / photos for the dRMM Architects page welcome:
dRMM Architects - page : adrian welch / isabelle lomholt
de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects - Website: www.drmm.co.uk