architecture

  • Basil Spence design process: chat with team 12

    Aleena Khan, 4th year architecture student, talks about her experience so far on this year's Basil Spence competition to design a travelling exhibition pavilion for Weymouth. Watch the video on Vimeo.

  • Basil Spence design process: chat with team 21

    For the 2017 Basil Spence competition our architecture and civil engineering students are designing an exhibition pavilion for Weymouth. Sebastian from team 21 talks us through their progress so far and their feedback from the interim crit: Watch the video...

  • Imagining the Forest

    Author: Emily Johnson Between the 12th and 18th of June, structures began to sprout out of the ground at Bushey Norwood. Within the week, four pavilions were designed and constructed on the National Trust site by a group of Architecture...

  • The Destruction of Memory

    Why is architectural heritage targeted in war? And what can we do to protect it? Based on the book by architecture critic Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory reveals the destruction wrought by instances of cultural genocide across the world. Through exploring contemporary struggles, including the...

  • Questions and answers on the Basil Spence project

    Author: Emma Moberg In his introduction to this project, Martin reminded us that “vision without action is a day dream”, and similarly, “action without vision is a nightmare”. Even though I thought it fairly apparent at the time, I would...

  • Unity, confidence and persistence on the Basil Spence project

    Author: Helen Needs Unity of thought Working together is the foundation on which the Basil Spence project is built. The integration of disciplines to create something inspiring is both an exciting and daunting prospect. Emma and Matt have been close...

  • The shed – a short essay on architecture and society

    Think the shed hasn't made its mark on architecture and society? Think again... Introduction A large proportion of talk from us researchers is about the value of our research, why it’s cool and how it could help sort out a lot of...

  • Vision, Management, Delivery on the Basil Spence

    Author: Matt McCluskey When Martin first e-mailed the year to encourage us to start assembling groups for Basil Spence, he suggested that a suitable team may consist of a visionary, a manager, and a deliverer. While I agree with him...