This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4g/4g4gpld21m6f79oi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />It's half term, so
if you are tasked with looking after young ones, make sure you visit something that's worth your while too. Don't forget that all this week, the design museum has workshops for the family based on its current Ferrari exhibition. Make sure you check out the Beazley Designs of the Year  showcase before it closes its doors this weekend. As there are also the celebrations of Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, and Shrove Tuesday this week, there's plenty to celebrate out there!  If you aren't responsible for entertaining schoolkids, there are several evening lectures and talks over the week, so get in from the cold, and open up to the architectural discussion. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2zxg8zjf8ysk0inc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Somehow February is
on our door, bringing a whole new month of events and warmer weather. This week, there is a real focus on architectural history and how we learn from, and copy, it.  Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!

This Week’s Picks for London Architecture and Design Events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d9c7xasq5cf3e0d9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d9c7xasq5cf3e0d9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d9c7xasq5cf3e0d9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d9c7xasq5cf3e0d9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />A rainy week is a
fantastic  reason to visit exhibitions and attend talks. This week has some great speakers on offer, including international designers discussing the experimental approaches, and how design encounters and battles the concept of risk.  Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations! 

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/ie16lwu2i2eavd4s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/ie16lwu2i2eavd4s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/ie16lwu2i2eavd4s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/ie16lwu2i2eavd4s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The architecture
calendar has gotten into full swing this week, so your biggest issue might be how you'll fit it all in. Make sure not to miss the Rachel Whiteread exhibition at Tate Britain as it goes into its final days. The work there is a playful and challenging reflection of our everyday environment. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations! 

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fu/fut445a5105dwdy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fu/fut445a5105dwdy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fu/fut445a5105dwdy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fu/fut445a5105dwdy5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Uncharacteristically
bright January skies forecasted make this week one to wrap up and get out in the city. If your resolution was to get more involved in architecture and design, then make sure you get to this week's selection of talks and screenings. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations! 

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dw/dwseyp2jh80mcur8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dw/dwseyp2jh80mcur8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dw/dwseyp2jh80mcur8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dw/dwseyp2jh80mcur8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />It's back to work
time, and unless you've thought ahead and booked off the first few days, then you'll be part of the over-indulged masses returning to the city this week. Ease yourself in with some exhibitions and walks around the city before 2018 kicks off.  Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations! 

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />In the last weekly
picks of 2017, we bring you the best things to do in the city over the festive period, and where to celebrate the new year. Take a walk at Kew Gardens, or lose yourself in Winter Wonderland, whatever you do in the festive break, be sure to make the most of the capital's festive spirit. Don't forget to book in on the first Turncoats of 2018 before tickets sell out, and to check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations! Happy holidays, and see you in 2018! 

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h9/h94w8ix7fja9hzxl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />In the last weekly
picks of 2017, we bring you the best things to do in the city over the festive period, and where to celebrate the new year. Take a walk at Kew Gardens, or lose yourself in Winter Wonderland, whatever you do in the festive break, be sure to make the most of the capital's festive spirit. Don't forget to book in on the first Turncoats of 2018 before tickets sell out, and to check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations! Happy holidays, and see you in 2018! 

Project Profile: ‘Pitch Perfect’

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hodpc0f70lden0hw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hodpc0f70lden0hw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hodpc0f70lden0hw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hodpc0f70lden0hw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Each year, the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" >NLA (New London Architecture)</a> runs a competition celebrating the best in home extensions and improvements. &nbsp;Now in its seventh year, the 2018 shortlist shows more than ever the value of good design in home improvements, and how architects can work with tight constraints to create an intrinsically unique solution to a family situation.
Photo: Anna+Tam © nimtim architects ltd
Nimtim’s shortlisted project is no exception; a young family needing extra space, privacy, and addressing this on a multi-levelled site. The result is a modern, sleek echo of the adjoining terraced roofscape, and a considered approach to lighting and heating within this elegant design. 
Photo: Anna+Tam © nimtim architects ltd
The use of timber on both the external and the internal creates a cohesion throughout the project, and the way in which the existing ground floor layout of the home has been addressed, gives the impression Continue reading "Project Profile: ‘Pitch Perfect’"

Planning Permission Granted for Jonathan Tuckey Design’s Walter Segal Extension

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3v/3va0d5p6t20cgrch.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3v/3va0d5p6t20cgrch.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3v/3va0d5p6t20cgrch.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3v/3va0d5p6t20cgrch.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The team at Jonathan Tuckey Design have recently gained planning permission for an extension of an original Walter Segal house. Segal was known for his self-build movement, which inspired a wave of hands-on inhabitants in the 70s and 80s.&nbsp;
This exciting new project in Highgate, London, has been designed for one of the founders of the Modern House, an estate agency which specialise in 'exceptional modern homes' in Britain, and is a thoughtful continuation in the legacy of the Segal design and the context of the site. Through the years, the 1960s building has been built on and altered through subsequent owners. Taking this history, and the surrounding Victorian context, into account, the proposal delivered by Jonathan Tuckey Design is sympathetic and dynamic; avoiding creating a pastiche of the Segal house, whilst echoing the main property through materiality. A staggered layout will maintain landscape views, whilst a 'garden shed'/studio Continue reading "Planning Permission Granted for Jonathan Tuckey Design’s Walter Segal Extension"

New Royal Academy of Arts’ transformative redevelopment set to open in May 2018

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkpuox0f5dyjfu15.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkpuox0f5dyjfu15.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkpuox0f5dyjfu15.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hk/hkpuox0f5dyjfu15.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Celebrating its upcoming 250th anniversary year, the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/36060842/royal-academy-of-arts" rel="nofollow" >Royal Academy of Arts</a> will open a new campus to the
public in May 2018. The design for the redevelopment is by Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA, and will bring new (and free) collections to the public with 70% more space than the current footprint. The development will also join Burlington House and Burlington Gardens to unify the two-acre campus. 
Architecture Studio in 2018 © Hayes Davidson
Exciting tours and exhibitions are planned, celebrating both the history of the institution and works from students in the RA schools. This mix, and the promise of free entry to collections is certain to bring more people to the institution. The artist and architect-led RA will also encourage public involvement with the new Architecture Studio, set in The Dorfman Senate Rooms.  These creative spaces invite not only engagement, but the opportunity for the public
Continue reading "New Royal Academy of Arts’ transformative redevelopment set to open in May 2018"

VeloCity win The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition.

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kt/kteopwvbsnlirgr6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kt/kteopwvbsnlirgr6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kt/kteopwvbsnlirgr6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kt/kteopwvbsnlirgr6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Winning &ldquo;The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition&rdquo; is the all women team behind VeloCity. The competition is focused on the Cambridge-Milton Keynes -Oxford arc, which currently is Home to leading tech hubs and universities, as well as some 3.3 million people. The area is set to build on its productive history and its skilled workforce to become an area of rich success.&nbsp;
The VeloCity plan is commended for its reimagining of the village model, and its consideration of technology and modern needs in adapting this social structure for the 21st century. Using transport as an impetus for developing the plan, the scheme will benefit from the introduction of a new rail system for the area, which will connect towns and cities. On the smaller scale, the development will put in place a strategical network of pedestrian and cycle routes, which explore and encourage the decreased need for Continue reading "VeloCity win The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition."

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kd66rdvqjq3wzdfo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kd66rdvqjq3wzdfo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kd66rdvqjq3wzdfo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kd/kd66rdvqjq3wzdfo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />It's the last
working week until the Christmas spirit takes over the whole city and the year winds to a festive halt. Make sure you get to the Gingerbread City while it's at its best, and skip the Christmas shopping in favour of talks on the future of London. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!

University of Bristol appoints Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Hawkins\Brown, and BuroHappold for new University Library

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1d7lhv9jw6banwu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1d7lhv9jw6banwu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1d7lhv9jw6banwu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1d7lhv9jw6banwu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The University of Bristol, in the South West of England, is set to recieve a new &pound;80 million library development on its Clifton campus by 2021. The team for the project is formed of Hawkins\Brown, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and BuroHappold. The architect-led team has extensive previous experience in the education sector and libraries, including <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149983096/step-inside-the-bartlett-s-new-central-london-hq-designed-by-hawkins-brown" rel="nofollow" >the new Bartlett building</a>, the Sir Duncan Rice Library, and the University of Exeter&rsquo;s Forum respectively.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjo9f2ak9mih1dqs.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514&amp;dpr=2"><figcaption>Image: University of Bristol</figcaption></figure><p>The contemporary design was selected from international competition entries, beating submissions from AHMM, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Aecom with Snohetta. The design was commended for its acknowledgement of context; it takes into account the conservation setting and builds on the university&rsquo;s high sustainability standards and goals.
The building will form a welcoming gate into the Clifton campus, which will be rejuvenated and redeveloped over the coming 5 years, enc...

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rm/rmnxgwuijix51san.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rm/rmnxgwuijix51san.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rm/rmnxgwuijix51san.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rm/rmnxgwuijix51san.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />We're almost a week
into December, and reminders are all around that the year is coming to an end, but the architectural calendar is far from being finished. This week's events include the opening of the Gingerbread City, and talks on the future of design in our city. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />This week has a distinctive interest in how cities function both in growth and against adversity, whether that is through tours of existing neighbourhoods or in discussions of art and knowledge of cities across the pond.
Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lw/lwygp0uw7m2cetnh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />This week has a distinctive interest in how cities function both in growth and against adversity, whether that is through tours of existing neighbourhoods or in discussions of art and knowledge of cities across the pond.
Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2krqx0sr8s9bdz8u.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2krqx0sr8s9bdz8u.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2krqx0sr8s9bdz8u.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2krqx0sr8s9bdz8u.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />This week is packed
full of talks covering everything from how to create minimalist gallery to social architectural design. Friday night in particular has a lot to offer, so just as well that there's a yoga session on Saturday morning to unwind. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!

This week’s picks for London architecture and design events

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bpwbkc4j7pdqd75v.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bpwbkc4j7pdqd75v.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bpwbkc4j7pdqd75v.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bpwbkc4j7pdqd75v.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />This week is full of talks, walks, and workshops. Whether that is hearing from John Pawson about how colour influences his work, or seeing design within his 2016 Design Museum.&nbsp;If you and your
colleagues consider yourselves master bakers, then make sure you secure your place in this year's Gingerbread Competition as it returns to the Museum of Architecture following last year's success. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!