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Building Stories Book

Artifice Books Publication: Architectural Book by Design Engine, architects

7 Dec 2017

Building Stories Book

Architectural Publication by Design Engine, architects

Building Stories Book

Building Stories Book

Design Engine to open new London studio as book marking the first 18 years of the practice is published

Building Stories Book

Multi award-winning architects Design Engine are to set up a new studio in London. The practice was founded in 1999 by Directors Richard Jobson, Richard Rose-Casemore and Rod Graham and is managed by the founders along with co-directors John Ridgett and David Gausden. The London office will open in January 2018 and be led by former Foster+Partners Associate Partner Tim O’Rourke.

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British Embassy Sanaa p56 and 57 – photo © Peter Cook

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Christchurch Bridge Reading p24 and 25 – photo © Jim Stephenson

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Gdansk Theatre p122 and 123

The expansion of the practice comes after a long period of sustained growth across all sectors including university academic and student residential schemes, independent schools, commercial, leisure and retirement-living developments. With the London Metropolitan University masterplan reaching fruition, the practice is all set to take on a range of fresh opportunities from its new base in the capital while its Winchester studios continue as the practice HQ.

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Hardwick Hall Park sketch p76 and 77

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Les Beaucamps High School Guernsey p34 and 35 – photo © Edmund Sumner

Meanwhile, Design Engine have collaborated with academic and author Martin Pearce to produce a new book marking the first 18 years of the practice, a period which has reaped 50 design awards including 14 RIBA Awards and 6 Civic Trust Awards, with the John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes University reaching the RIBA Stirling Prize Mid List.

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New College Oxford Chapel Yard Model p86 and 87

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University of Winchester University Centre p17 – photo © Keith Collie

Published by Artifice Books, Building Stories explores the idea that buildings tell stories in many ways… the stories of those whose lives they touch, of the hands that crafted them, of those that conceived them and the ideas from which they were shaped. Structured around thematic chapters, Building Stories features all of Design Engine’s best known projects including 2008’s RIBA International Award-winning British Embassy in Yemen and 2014’s John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes University, RIBA South Building of the Year.

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University of Winchester Winton Chapel p63 – photo © Peter Blundy

Founding Director Richard Jobson said, “Design Engine started in London in 1999, so it is exciting to return to the capital.”

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