We are very pleased to have been selected to take part in the RIBA Shanghai Windows Project 2014. In collaboration with fashion designer Ziggy Chen we will create a giant fabric lantern for their flagship store at Xintiandi. Inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns and shadow puppet theatre, the temporary installation will display projections that blend patterns at different scales, from fabrics to historical maps of the city playing with visual perceptions of personal and collective space.
Planning permission granted for Semi-detached House - After a radical re-thinking of the rear facade, Oxford Council has granted planning permission for this residential conversion near the city centre. The project is expected to start on site in the new year.
Bow Arts starts on site - Contractor Sail & Sons has commenced works for the refurbishment project at Bow Arts Trust. The image shows the strip-out works in the space that will become the main office area. Completion is expected in early 2014.
Studio 1 Year 3 / Department of Architecture
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The Studio will continue its focus on East London and this year it will be investigating the potential for urban and architectural interventions within Bow. An area demarcated by a historical accumulation of natural and artificial boundaries adyacent to the 700 year old Bow Church, will be proposed as the site for a cluster of buildings to house an array of complementary organisations. Using the model of social enterprising as a reference point, the project briefs will speculate with the potential that these groups have as drivers of community-based regeneration and property development.
Students: Mary Anderson, Joshua Brookes, Saarrah Chowdhury, Katrina Duncan, Joaquin Garcia Calderon, Max Gelibter, Ilva Gjuzi, Michael Grechishkin, Alexei Hartley, Priscilla Joseph, Oliver Juggins, Adrian Lau, Stephen Massiah, Bronya Meredith, Stavros Skordis, Katherine Tynan
Bow Arts featured in BauNetz
An article titled Cataclysmic Money by Nikolai Delvendahl and Eric Martin has been published in the third issue of Block Magazine. The article poses the question of the impact that inner-city shopping centres have had as models for urban regeneration in London, in particular the latest Westfield development in Stratford.
Feasibility study for an office building in Hammersmith. The project explored the potential of increasing the area of an existing cluster of buildings by infilling the gaps left in between by piecemeal development over time. The project is expected to be submitted for planning later in the year.
Semi-detached House submitted for planning: We have recently submitted an application for this residential conversion in Oxford. The proposal is to join two existing semi-detached houses by introducing a new staircase at the centre of the plan and perpendicular to the party wall. The existing symmetrical arrangement gets thus rotated to achieve a continuous flow of spaces throughout each floor. The change of level from the entrance to the back garden will be negotiated by introducing a second staircase and a new loggia accessible from the kitchen and main living room of the house.
Bow Arts planning submission: We have recently submitted a planning application for this refurbishment project in East London.Bow Arts Trust was awarded funding by the Arts Council as part of the Small capital grants programme earlier this year. The project includes improvements to the Nunnery Gallery and expansion of the office spaces.