Our project for Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses has featured in this month’s AR, the Plant Issue.
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.
In this month’s RIBA Journal, Director Ed Fowles discusses how and why the practice have moved to working a nine day fornight, which has had a positive impact on our working culture since we began with a trial in 2022. Read the full article here.
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.
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 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.
Detail Magazine have published a book on Low-Tech design which features Feilden Fowles’ first project, Ty Pren. Projects in the book are analysed and mapped according to several criteria and visually presented in charts for comparative analysis throughout the book. A link to the German text can be found here.
Edmund Fowles has authored an article discussing how the impact of carbon-rich technologies that launched the modernism and high-tech movements, now fuel climate change. Accordingly, a reset to sustainable, low-tech design is now imperative. Thanks to input from Structure Workshop, Skelly & Couch, Mae Architects and Practice Architecture. You can read the full article here.
We are very proud to announce our studio has been verified as net zero carbon for operational energy under the UKGBC framework. Thank you to Max Fordham who undertook the verification assessment, and to our net zero working group who produced our in-house report. This is an important milestone towards our commitment to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets. We are continuing this work with an embodied energy analysis we hope to share soon. For more information on how to become net zero, see the UKGBC resources available here.