Grenfell Tower London cladding exposed

Grenfell Tower Cladding

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.

Robin Hood Gardens

Robin Hood Gardens Housing in London

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

Radical Repurposing, A Cure for Urban Amnesia

London Festival of Architecture 2017

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.

Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by Francis Kéré

Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by Francis Kéré

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.

Chalcots Estate towers Camden North London

Chalcots Estate Cladding

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.

Victoria & Albert Museum Shop

Victoria & Albert Museum Shop

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.