On the 16th of June, BSA soaked in views from the top of London’s most iconic building at the launch and unveiling of the work of Paul Ratigan, the artist in residence for the Searcy’s Club at the Gherkin. As part of the building’s 10th anniversary, the photographer was commissioned by Searcy’s to create a cityscape photo-montage (pictured below).
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
The building next door has been fully demolished to make way for a hotel –> new views on the approach to the office from Curtain Road!
Yesterday BSA went to see ‘The Brits who built the Modern World’ exhibition at RIBA, showcasing the work of Foster, Hopkins, Rogers, Grimshaw and Farrell. The exhibition narrates the evolution of the ‘high-tech’ language of architecture, as pioneered by these architects, and focuses on the impact of this style on an international field.
Two weeks ago, BSA went to see the new Sensing Spaces exhibition on at the Royal Academy of Art. The exhibition draws attention to the effect architecture can have on our senses and showcases the work of seven international architects. Alvaro Siza (Portugal) Li Xiaodong (China) Kengo Kuma (Japan) Eduardo Souta de Moura (Portugal) Grafton… Read More Sensing Spaces
Last night we went to a presentation by international architect Eun Young Yi, speaking in the UK for the first time about his signature buildings including the famous Stuttgart Library. Afterwards we shared some riverside drinks with Eun, and discussed ideas about library design, Günter Behnisch, Tadao Ando, and Eun’s fascination with typical London architecture… Read More Chardonnay & Chimneys
‘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?