St John – a grate bit of business

Next Generation Design, Projects

This years NGD pavilion is officially open for business! Hopefully you can all make it down to Clerkenwell Design Week to see the marvel for itself. Those carefully painted pink ends, cute feet and the stretch of fabric flashing across all combine to create the 8th wonder of the world.

And just look at those happy and relieved faces of our volunteers who made such an amazing contribution.

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Sneaky Peaky Archy Warchy

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

Hand sketch v2

We have an early release preview!

This year a timber lattice takes a ‘casting’ of the St John’s Gate. After Clerkwenwell Design week, the frame will be remounted in the nearby St James Churchyard to relocate a trace of St John’s Gate into a new, more publicly accessible context.

They’ll be Kewing round the block to see this

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

It’s back! by popular demand Past/Present/Future has found a new home and in Kew Gardens no less! After 8 months in storage the cobwebs have been blown off and it’s been reassembled for the Botanical garden’s Easter Festival.

Be sure to get yourselves down from the 6th April – 20th April to see the beauty (along with all the other cool stuff at Kew).

And thanks to Jack at Kew, the Pirates and and last years NGD team for their hard work in putting it back together.

The straw that broke…

Projects

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… the Scale Rulers back? You guessed it folks, the triangulated straw kit is coming out of retirement for another twirl. Only difference is that this time we’ve got 100,000 straws to build with.

On Saturday the 26th and 2nd Feb Scale Rule will be running workshops for the National Saturday Club at the Tate exchange making sculptures from straws. Check out our page for more info on the project (and rest assured, after the event we’ll have photos of more than just Dan’s lunch).

Ribbons cut

Education, Projects

We were delighted to be joined by students, volunteers and organisers last Sunday for the official ribbon cutting launch opening bonanza of A Tree Come True.

Peter Murray gave a lovely speech; the team who’s concept design was selected gave a lovely insight into their design process; and Phil and Laura aimlessly waffled about how happy they were that everyone was involved. It was all rather charming.

However maybe best to read about it on the Broadgate website, with some nice pictures too.

Many thanks again to the City Centre and Broadgate for making everyone’s tree come true this Christmas October.

A Tree Come True

Education, Projects

After a delightful rainy weekend, a Tree Come True has finally been installed as part of Generation Pop-up!

Many thanks to all the students who took part in the build, expertly organised by The City Centre, our invaluable helpers from the fabulous Transitions.

The estates team at Broadgate have been unbelievably helpful, and we’re happy to have been able to reuse a spot of local site waste from SRM, too.

A Tree Come True will be up for your enjoying pleasure until the end of October, so enjoy it while you can!

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