Our work with GAISS for the International Architecture Showcase featured in Domus
Cambridge Summer Show 2014.
The work of the students of our 3rd year Studio will be on display as part of the Cambridge Summer show from Friday 11th of July to Wednesday 16th July at Testbed1. The opening will take place on Thursday 10th of July.
New Perspectives: A Celebration at Balfron
During the culmination event of the International Architecture Showcase hosted at Erno Goldfinger’s iconic Balfron Tower, we invited visitors to create an exemplar float from 300 biodegradable latex balloons. The float created flew as a symbol of the Limehouse Cut Parade and visitors could tie messages of their own to the balloons with reflections on the Limehouse Cut. The balloons were released as a final celebratory gesture, sharing the collected ideas with the rest of the city.
Photos: Mike Massaro and Agnese Sanvito
The Limehouse Cut Parade
Our proposal for the British Council’s International Architecture Showcase for the London Festival of Architecture 2014 in collaboration with GAISS, centered on the Limehouse Cut, a segment of London’s canal network built in the 18c as a means of distributing goods efficiently before the advent of the locomotive. Built as a piece of infrastructure, the relationship these spaces have to the surrounding city is often schismatic. Their status has changed in the last decades however to that of sought-after linear parks, mostly overlooked by private developments. We re-imagined the Limehouse Cut as the venue of an annual float parade, with origins dating back to a pre-industrial era, where groups of people share their skills at balloon making. On parade day the floats would be seen from afar marking the place beyond the locality, thus making a wider connection to the rest of the city. A family of small interventions to facilitate the use of the space during the event would also make the area generally more accessible.
Working session with Arnita Melzoba of GAISS for the British Council’s International Architecture Showcase for the London Festival of Architecture 2014. Photos by Agnese Sanvito
Bow Arts has been shortlisted for the NLA Awards in the Conservation & Retrofit category!
Demonstrating the dynamic, political and material production of the artists, the Biennale exhibition will be a carefully choreographed but at times explosive exploration of sound, movement, image and form. Throughout the entire Biennale space the graphic contribution of the Spanish-born, London-based design duo El Ultimo Grito presents a ‘smoke’-motif that draws together the exhibition architecture, designed by Delvendahl Martin.
DM is one of ten London-based practices selected to participate in the British Council’s International Architecture Showcase for the London Festival of Architecture 2014. We will be collaborating with Arnita Melzoba from Latvian architecture studio GAISS, exploring ideas for the East London Borough of Poplar around the theme of culture. The results will be presented at the event New Perspectives: A Celebration at Balfron on June 21, 12 noon -7pm.
'Zaha Hadid is just for starters. Many of London’s newer architecture practices were founded by or have directors who were born overseas: Delvendahl Martin Architects, vPPR, RCKa and Serie Architects, for example. That’s just to brush the snow off the tip of a very large iceberg.'