The idea is to put in a public place – real and virtual – a visible symbol that is witness to all who see it that prayer provides sure hope, inexhaustible comfort and strength, in everything good that we do and say. The objective is that its symbolic presence should place it firmly in a long tradition… Read More BSA imagines an undulating brick wall that winds through the English countryside
At the beginning of June, BSA participated in the London Festival of Architecture by opening our doors to visitors and provoking a discussion with them about the future of London. Both shocked and hooked by recent figures that suggest the population of the capital is to rise by a million from now till 2021, and that… Read More Preserving the Future: London at Breaking Point?
BSA opened our doors yesterday afternoon as part of the London Festival of Architecture, hosting discussions under the title ‘Preserving the Future’. Using research extrapolated from the Office for National Statistics and LSE Cities, we presented London seven years from now in 2021, when the population will have increased by one million resulting in a demand for 800,000… Read More London Festival of Architecture 2014: the big day!
BSA will be opening our studio on Thursday 5th June for the London Festival of Architecture, inviting visitors to share their thoughts on the future of the capital. With the population of the city foreseen to grow by a million in just 7 years, can the city accommodate this increase? And how?
Last Thursday, BSA went to the launch of the London Festival of Architecture on the 22nd floor of the Shard. This year, as part of the festival, BSA are participating in the Open Studios: Shoreditch Trail where we will presenting an ‘afternoon of speculation’ at our studio, exploring London in 10 years when the population is… Read More BSA @ the London Festival of Architecture 2014
‘Whole Life Costings’, ‘Carbon Footprint’, ‘CO₂ Equivalents’ and ‘Carbon Productivity Ratios’ are hazy concepts to many who, although vaguely aware that they are used to establish the sustainability credentials of building development, are unsure of their worth and meaning. A new publication by the British Council for Offices (BCO) helps to provide a useful introduction… Read More How much energy will your office use in it’s life?
St John’s Market in Liverpool represents a summary of recent episodes in architectural history, and -in demonstrating many of the associated theories of sociologist Prof Zygmunt Bauman– also offers us a critical insight into the current state of modern society, and important lessons for the future of humanity & design. As with many UK cities,… Read More Shopping & Sociology
We’re interested in the concept of ‘consistency’ with regard to current design thinking. The following images are from a 1930’s cruise liner, and they help to raise some interesing questions on the subject. Is the cruise liner carrying any ‘styles’ or ‘fashions’ from the era? Or is it’s form a consistent following of the machine’s… Read More Consistency in Design
What is consistency in design?