Architects Registration Board investigating involvement of any architects in refurbishment ; Reynobond PE worldwide sales stopped for tower blocks. Arconic knowingly supplied flammable Reynobond panels for tower claim Reuters ; Were fire-stops installed correctly? Firestops seem incorrectly installed over insulation surface, nullifying their effect.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) premieres Richard Rogers’s Wimbledon House in London for the first time since restorations by British architect Philip Gumuchdjian and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan began in 2015.
Danish architects CF Møller appointed to the latest phase of the Robin Hood Gardens estate regeneration. Previously Swan Housing Association submitted a planning application to Tower Hamlets for Phase 2 of the Blackwall Reach Regeneration Project in Poplar, east London, with designs by British architects Metropolitan Workshop and Haworth Tompkins
The Exhibition Road Quarter designed by AL_A opens to the public this Friday. A new entry, gallery and the first porcelain-tiled public courtyard in the world will be accessed through the remodelled Aston Webb screen.
Test results on tower building materials now reveal that 75 high-rise blocks in England are unsafe. ALL cladding samples submitted failed from first 60, a very sad indictment on all parties involved in designing, constructing, supplying and signing off buildings in the UK.
London Festival of Architecture news – through almost 600 events, thiis architectural festival showcases London as a city rich in memories drawn from all over the world. Events include Urban Design Charrette: Perspective from East of the Royal Docks and Memories of working life in Nine Elms.
Review by architect Eleonora Nicoletti, “The first impression I had…can be summarised by a single adjective: joyous.” Also featured is architect Adrian Welch’s interview with AECOM about their role in this internationally renowned cultural project on the lawns of Kensington Gardens.
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
The Sky Garden will undergo refurbishment works from 7th July for a number of weeks, to improve the visitor experience. The public space at the Walkie Talkie Building London spans three storeys, offering 360° views across the City.
This council housing estate in Swiss Cottage in the London Borough of Camden was refurbished in 2006-09 by the same firm that oversaw work at Grenfell Tower. It appears that Reynobond ACM panels were also used. The Estate comprises five high-rise tower blocks.
Conservation architects Donald Insall Associates’ restoration of Grade II listed building for the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London. The building was commissioned in 1894 by Frederick John Horniman as a place to tend his rare plants.
Grenfell Tower Fire – massive blaze engulfs 24-storey block of flats in west London, dating from 1974. Over 200 firefighters are tackling the blaze. The building was recently reclad and renewed internally.
Architecture practice Friend & Company has led the new design of the store. With their signature total architecture approach the new shop embraces craftsmanship, and is set to be an inspirational space for the 21st century museum-goer. The first V&A shop, from 1863, was a showcase for new crafts too.