Black Robin Farm is submitted for planning

Our designs for a new arts, culture and education centre on the South Downs coast have been submitted to planning. The scheme at Black Robin Farm will create new learning studios, gallery and events spaces and become a gateway to the beautiful landscapes that surround the site. For more information on the project click here.

Sir David Attenborough unveils quote at the Natural History Museum

Sir David Attenborough’s compelling words, ‘The future of the natural world, on which we all depend, is in our hands’ were unveiled in bronze lettering outside the Natural History Museum’s main entrance and will overlook the new gardens. The quote will form part of the newly developed gardens designed by Feilden Fowles in collaboration with J&L Gibbons at the Natural History Museum as part of the broader Urban Nature Project.

New visitor centre and tea rooms at Studley Royal submitted for planning

The Studley Revealed project for the National Trust at Fountains Abbey has been submitted for planning. It aims to deliver conservation benefits by restoring historical sightlines and vistas that have been lost over time. It will also provide more information about the garden and include improved visitor facilities, to ensure the garden receives a welcome worthy of a World Heritage Site.

Client and collaborators garden drinks

It was lovely to share a drink in the garden with some of our clients and collaborators in early June. Thanks to all who were able to make it to enjoy the wonderful spring evening together.

The Architect has Left the Building

Jim Stephenson’s film installation The Architect has Left the Building is now on show at RIBA’s summer exhibition, featuring Feilden Fowles’ The Weston. Open until mid-August, the exhibition presents a different look to traditionally ‘neat’ architectural photographs, revealing how people use spaces when left to their own devices.

Nature + Love Project for the Horniman Museum and Gardens is submitted for planning

Our plans for the Nature + Love Project at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in South London have been submitted for planning. The scheme will transform previously underused areas of the estate into new destinations to enable the Horniman to meet its most important objectives to become more inclusive, and to place environmental sustainability and a commitment to fighting the climate and biodiversity emergencies at the heart of its programming.

Poetic Pragmatism Symposium at Waterloo City Farm

Architects, artists, engineers, contractors and students gathered at a Waterloo City Farm in for a symposium on the impact of global warming on architecture, organised by David Grandorge. Five talks were given in the morning session by five relatively young practices, including: Designing for Unknown Futures (Apparata); Houses Made by Many Hands (Cairn); Ways of Living (Casswell Bank); Towards a Low-Tech Architecture (Feilden Fowles) and Building Simply with a High Level of Precision (Maich Swift). More on the symposium write up in the AJ here.