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?
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 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
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
Here is our stand -the ‘TaxiBike BedPark’– being presented in the Groucho Club to members including Architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, designer Clare Brass, head chef Tim Wilson & shirt maker Emma Willis.
The Groucho is a private members club in Soho, central London, well renowned for celebrity schmoozing and boozing over the last 20 years. Here is our proposal for their new bike stand, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2012.
Yesterday we were given a tour of the recently completed Heron Tower, down the road in the City. It is designed by American architects KPF. Many of London’s new skyscrapers have followed a trend for form-driven shapes, attracting names like the ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Walkie Talkie’ ‘Gherkin’ and ‘Cheese Grater’. We liked the Heron Tower as… Read More Heron Tower
How does a Church with limited funds and insufficient external space on its frontage build access steps and ramp that comply with the requirements of the DDA and enhance the appearance of a building?… Read More How to create a DDA access ramp to satisfy regulations, design integrity, and a tight budget.