Tuesday night saw the opening of the Russell Page exhibition at the Garden Museum celebrating the life and work of the garden designer. Feilden Fowles were delighted to be invited to design the exhibition giving a first view of Page’s archive and a glimpse of how he worked during his years as one of the most highly prized garden designers in the world. It was a wonderful evening and a great experience working with the exhibition curator Russell Clark. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian.
We are delighted to announce the Fitzjames Teaching and Learning Centre at Hazlegrove School has been shortlisted for a regional RIBA South West award. We look forward to the RIBA judges visit soon and the final announcement in May.
Feilden Fowles are very proud to announce that The Lee Centre has won a National Civic Trust Award out of only 32 buildings in the country to win. We are delighted the building has achieved this award for its outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment, demonstrating excellence in architecture, sustainability, universal design and making a positive social, cultural, environmental and economic contribution to the local community. Congratulations to the project team and other winners within the region.
The exceptionally rigorous and rational Rose building has recently been awarded the LABC Award for Design Quality in B&NES along with being highly commended for Building Quality. This project represents outstanding value for money at less than £1300/ m2 construction cost. It was designed and delivered in less than a year with a construction period of 7 months. The Cross Laminated Timber structure and cantilevered beams are optimised to reduce wastage and support the suspended steel stair inspired by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh.
Feilden Fowles are excited to announce that the The Lee Centre in Bath has been nominated as a Civic Trust Award Regional Finalist. We look forward to hearing the verdict from the National Panel if the building is successful in achieving a Civic Trust Award, Commendation or Community Recognition at a National / International Level.
This unique exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York designed by Feilden Fowles in collaboration with A Practice for Everyday Life, opens its doors to the public today. This is the first exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872 – 1965). Madame (as she was universally known) helped break down the status quo of taste by blurring boundaries between commerce, art, fashion, beauty, and design. Through 200 objects Beauty Is Power reveals how Rubinstein’s unique style and pioneering approaches to business challenged conservative taste and heralded a modern notion of beauty, democratized and accessible to all.
Feilden Fowles were delighted to be invited to present at the Multistory Guest Lecture series at Canterbury School of Architecture. Last nights talk was a great success with warm feedback from the students and tutors. Fergus & Edmund talked about the inception of the practice from their early projects through to recent completed education buildings, describing how their values and approach have shaped past buildings and define new opportunities in Education and the Arts.
Other speakers lined up to appear in the series include 6a Architects, David Greene of Archigram and Lacation & Vassal.
Feilden Fowles studio was recently shot as part of the Hackney Studios series by portrait photographer Jenny Lewis. See more of Jenny’s work here.
Feilden Fowles and Ralph Allen School were successful in a bid to the Department for Education to build a new ten classroom block. Having recently gained planning permission, the project has recently gone on site with an extremely tight programme finishing in February 2013. This pre-fabricated Cross Laminated Timber Structure has a suspended steel walkway to the north, serving the passively ventilated single-depth block. This project will be an exemplar austerity build and demonstrates the power of having an existing masterplan in place. It is the largest project the practice has undertaken to date.
Following a successful competition bid, Feilden Fowles have been appointed to refurbish the Learning Spaces in the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. The challenging brief must be carried out sensitively within the existing Hepworth building, and pushes forwards both our education and arts work. We are particularly excited to be working with the Hepworth Learning Team who are delivering an exceptional programme of events to a diverse audience. The scheme has successfully received funding through the Clore Duffield Foundation.