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Centre for Music in London Competition Shortlist

Stellar architects shortlist for concept design for a new Centre for Music in the City of London: AL_A and Diamond Schmitt Architects ; Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Sheppard Robson ; Foster + Partners ; Gehry Partners, LLP and Arup Associates ; Renzo Piano Building Workshop ; Snøhetta

Tara Theatre

Tara Theatre in London

Architect: Aedas Arts Team

Designed by Aedas Arts Team, Tara Theatre in London, UK is the winner of the Culture & Community Category for Built Projects at the New London Awards 2017, beating fierce competition.

Wimbledon Centre Court Roof closing

Wimbledon Retractable Roof – Centre Court, London Tennis

Centre Court roof unusually closed to protect turf from hot sunshine amid a safety row. The last time the roof was closed for reasons other than heavy rainfall was in 2015. The iconic All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’s (AELTC) Centre Court retractable roof was designed by architects Populous.

Grenfell Tower London building facade cladding

Grenfell Tower Fire West London

Police confirm 255 residents escaped blaze ; new research shows problems with Reynobond (PE) ACM panels on Grenfell Tower may have been compounded by mistake of creating an interface gap around windows that, unless fire stopped, could connect rainscreen cavity to interior of flats.

Grenfell Tower London cladding exposed

Grenfell Tower Cladding

Studio E architects specified cladding for the Grenfell Tower refurbishment that did not burn: however, that material was used only on the ground floor, where nobody lived ; Arconic knowingly supplied flammable Reynobond panels for tower claim Reuters ; Were fire-stops installed correctly?

Geffrye Museum Building London

Geffrye Museum Building, Shoreditch

Founded by Sir Robert Geffrye, the museum is a former site of almshouses built to house the financially insecure elderly from 1714. It was converted to a museum of furniture and industry by London Country Council in 1914. Since 1930, displays of domestic life have been exhibited here to depict period rooms from the 1600s, to the present day.

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Bird Street Smart Oasis, London

Architect: Harry Dobbs Design

Intended as a catalyst for further re-development of the London Oxford Street area: the idea is also to give smaller businesses and brands the opportunity to trade in a prime retail location.

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London Festival of Architecture 2017

London Festival of Architecture news – the show is over but many events continue. This architectural festival showcases London as a city rich in memories drawn from all over the world. Events include Wolfgang Weileder: Laban Transferred and The Cass Summer Show.

Byron House Nottingham Trent University Reyonobond ACM cladding panels

UK Tower Cladding Tests: High Rise Building Safety

An article by the BBC focuses on reports – known as “desktop studies” – that are a legal alternative to laboratory testing. 137 cladding samples from high rise buildings failed fire safety tests: EVERY panel failed combustibility tests, a very sad indictment on all parties involved in designing, constructing, supplying and signing off buildings in the UK.

Richard Rogers’s Wimbledon House, London

Richard Rogers’s Wimbledon House, London

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.

Blackwall Reach

Blackwall Reach in London

Architects: C.F. Møller

Swan Housing Association is delighted to announce C.F. Møller’s appointment as architects for Phase 3 of Blackwall Reach Regeneration Project.

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