Conflicts of an Urban Age

Education, Next Generation Design

We’re delighted to be showcasing Next Generation Design as part of an upcoming LSE Cities exhibition, at 8 Fitroy St.

This technically means that its an ‘inspirational solution, developed and implemented by individuals, local communities or organisations at grassroots level, that addresses challenges posed by rapid urban growth in London’. Phew.

More info available on the LSE Cities site here

 

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Testing To The Tooth

Education

Al Dente Engineering happened, with 50+ budding mini material scientists helping test our pasta sections in bending and compression before adding to our pasta cityscape!

Buildings were built, pasta was tested. Here are some snaps…

…and here are some very preliminary tantalising results, with no explanation! What do they mean? Watch this space for a proper evaluation soon.

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COMETH THE HOUR; COMETH THE PAVILION

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

Tomorrow morning Next Generation Design London 2018 opens with Clerkenwell Design Week! It’s a bit redder than previous years. And also more plant-y. We think you’ll like it!

Congratulations to the excellent London Scale Rule team who have pulled this together from the excellent student concept design with the inspiring and nimble-fingered help of a team of excellent volunteers from the Scale Ruler network, AKT II, Grimshaw and beyond!

(Extra special bonus points to The Edible Bus Stop for bringing the greenery in a last minute foliage dash)

Construction’s a Go-Go

Next Generation Design, Projects

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Construction for this years next generation design pavilion has begun in earnest! If you’re in the Clerkenwell area over the weekend be sure to drop by and say hello. The pavilion will be up for the whole of Clerkenwell Design Week and will remain in place for the enjoyment of the community for the summer. There’s more information on the Scale Rule website here and on the CDW website here.

A “Montrosity”!?!

Competitions

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So close yet so far. Sad news that our damn near genius entry to the Architectural Leagures Socrates Sculpture Park bench competition fell at the final hurdle (unlike the models in the poster, who fell at the first). We thought we’d be in with a pretty good shout with our idea for seating in the form of giant reshapable tarpaulin bags shaped like worms. But as they say, one person’s montrosity is another’s finest work (or something like that!). A full write up of all the commended entries can be found on the Architectural Leagues website and more information about the proposal on our website here.

NGD LDN 2018 – Workshops complete!

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

The lecturers have lectured. The tutors have tutored. The participants have participated. And the judges have judged.

Another fantastic weekend of workshops is over – massive congratulations to all the participating students for your hard work and inspired concepts, and massive thank you to all the tutors and judges who took part.

The NGD LDN 2018 design team are now beavering away for the next step, to invite everyone back for the construction in May!

MacEwen Commendation for NGD London 2017!

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

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Our delightful roll for the MacEwen Awards 2018 has come to a halt with an exciting commendation for the Next Generation Design Pavilion. The article ‘Ess-ence of youth’ thoughtfully written eloquently sums up why we do these projects and our aspirations of what it may bring to the industry in the future.

 Professionals pitch in to demystify their work, encourage design ideas and teach practicalities, so helping to make architecture and engineering seem possible university and career options for young people who might not normally even consider them.

Hugh Pearman- RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman