[24FEB14] What is the value of good design?
Alison Brooks and Sunand Prasad discuss the difficult topics of ‘value’ and ‘good design’ at this years EcoBuild
Wednesday 5th March – 15.00 – 16.00
[12FEB14] NLA roundtable discussion on the densification of London’s suburbs.
Alison Brooks takes part in the NLA roundtable discussion, co-hosted by HTA Design LLP, that will bring together a select group of developers, architects, housing experts, planners and Local Authorities to examine the capacity of suburban London for solving this problem.
“Despite £56bn of public subsidy directed at housing since 2008 the supply of housing in London falls far short of requirements. As a result 80% of what is on offer in the capital is affordable to only 20% of the population. Could the densification of the suburbs form part of the solution to London’s housing crisis?”
[12FEB14] Design Museum: Designs of the Year
Newhall Be, the scheme which challenges the presupposition by housebuilders that we want very traditional looking houses, was nominated. (more…)
[7FEB14] Michael Woodford on Compact Living
Michael Woodford, Director, spoke on the topic of “Compact living : the future space-efficient homes” to an audience in Oslo, Norway. The event was arranged by the National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL) on the 7th February 2014
[04FEB14] Alison Brooks talks about the “Estate of the Nation”
Alison Brooks, founder of ABA, was invited by Design Council CABE to talk about “the future of council housing based on past and current design, planning and development trends.” The series of talks was aimed to highlight the subject of council housing and it’s importance in 2014. (more…)
[30JAN14] The Sunday Times/Debrett’s: Britain’s 500 Most Influential
Alison Brooks has been named amongst Britain’s 500 most influential people in The Sunday Times list of individuals who are deemed to “demonstrate outstanding influence, achievement and the capacity to inspire.” The jury citation states, “Brooks is a powerful force in British architecture with her drive to produce handsome housing for ordinary people.” (more…)
[11DEC13] Alison Brooks is giving a lecture at the AA on Wednesday 11th December entitled Cultural Infrastructure: The Synthetic Ideal
[19NOV13] YEM Housing Conference 2013
Alison Brooks, Director, is giving a lecture at the YEM Building Information Centre in Istanbul to the Annual Housing Conference 2013 on the 21st November.
Wanted: A new city for somewhere in the UK
A major competition is asking for a design for a new “garden city” for the UK. But what might it look like and where could it go?
Newhall Be, one of this years projects to be short-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize is featured in the article discussing the exciting new possibilities for UK housing.
To read more, visit the BBC website here.
[18NOV13] The Green Rethink
Alison Brooks, Director, is talking at the AJ annual conference, taking place on 26 November at the Royal College of Physicians, London, which aims to radically redefine sustainability and predict the future of sustainable building design.
[30JUL13] Newhall Be Shortlisted for Stirling Prize 2013