“An open and unstuffy take on the traditional Cambridge dining hall, well crafted but not piously so. It plays with a range of materials – aqueous green faience, pink concrete, a light timber structure – to enjoyable and surprising effects. Along with the LSE project, it’s evidence that much of the money and ambition in commissioning buildings currently comes from universities and colleges.” See the other buildings featured in The Observer’s best five here.
“In an age defined by digital technology and the abundance of the image, accessing architects’ work has never been easier, so what can architects’ monographs offer today?” Read Ed’s review on Caruso St John’s new book, ‘Collected Works’, for BD Magazine here.
We are excited to announce that following a groundbreaking ceremony at the Natural History Museum, works on the Urban Nature Project are underway to transform the five-acre gardens. The scheme is part of a wider initiative which is working across the UK to develop new techniques and technologies to help us better understand urban nature, creating a new national learning programme to encourage children to get engaged with nature, and support our urban wildlife. More information on the project and progress so far here.
We are very proud to have swept up three prestigous wood awards for Homerton Dining Hall, including Best Education & Public Building, Best Structural Timber Award and the overall Gold Winner. A huge congratulations to all the team and wonderful client.
A scale model and 1:1 mock up of a structural detail of Feilden Fowles’ self-designed studio feature in the RIBA’s ‘Long Life, Low Energy: Designing for a Circular Economy‘ exhibition, which aims to demonstrate how the principles of the circular economy can help create more sustainable, net zero architecture for the future.
Transformation of the NHM’s five acre gardens as part of the Urban Nature Project are now underway. It will be turned into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London, including the newly improved wildlife garden acting as a living research laboratory, an immersive journey through the evolution of life on Earth and a learning and activity centre. In order to protect and preserve the well-established wildlife garden, the team have been working closely with scientists and gardeners to help maintain and eventually boost the urban biodiversity already present on site. Read more about the project and the latest progress here.
Waterloo City Farm has been featured in a new book, ‘The Sustainable City’ by Harriet Thorpe and Taran Wikhu. From pioneering timber high-rises to experimental flat-pack offices, this book celebrates the urban architecture that helps Londoners to live, work, play and share resources in a way that benefits not just the city, but our entire planet.
Feilden Fowles spent a day out-and-about together visiting our newly completed project at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, followed by a guided tour of Goldsmiths CCA with Assemble, and a delicious dinner on Deptford High Street.
Feilden Fowles have participated as part of Open City’s ‘Architecture for Schools’ programme which introduces primary school children to architecture and the built environment through a series of school visits, building tours and workshops. This season we welcomed students from Newham to Waterloo City Farm and undertook a collective exercise in designing our ideal neighbourhood.
Plans have been approved for the National Railway Museum’s new building called Central Hall, which will transform this major attraction and herald the start of delivering the York Central development. Central Hall will be a new welcome space and gallery located between the museum’s Great Hall and Station Hall. It will connect the existing museum buildings and is a cornerstone of the museum’s masterplan — the museum’s journey to transform its offer and become the world’s railway museum.