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Alison Brooks interview on BBC World Service The Smile

Alison Brooks spoke about The Smile to Vincent Dowd, Arts Correspondent of the BBC World Service on World Update at 10:06am on Friday 23.09.16.

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Alison Brooks spoke about The Smile to Vincent Dowd, Arts Correspondent of the BBC World Service on World Update at 10:06am on Friday 23.09.16.

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BBC World Update
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The Smile is open The Smile

‘The Smile’ is open from 10am – 9pm, 17 September until 12 October 2016, at the Chelsea College of Art Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground.

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‘The Smile’ is open from 10am – 9pm, 17 September until 12 October 2016, at the Chelsea College of Art Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground.

Alison Brooks Architects has collaborated with The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Arup and the London Design Festival to present this cross-laminated tulipwood structure.

The Smile is one of the Festival’s Landmark Projects, which can be inhabited and explored by the public. The spectacular, curved, tubular timber structure measures 3.5m high, 4.5m wide and 34m long and is effectively a beam curving up at both ends. Showcasing the structural and spatial potential of cross-laminated American tulipwood, Alison Brooks’ concept is the first ever ‘mega-tube’ made with construction-sized panels of hardwood CLT.

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RIBA and Cornwall Architectural Trust Lecture

Fri, 11/11/16
Falmouth Maritime Museum
Falmouth Maritime Museum (map)

Alison Brooks will deliver the 2016 RIBA and Cornwall Architectural Trust Lecture on 11th November at Falmouth Maritime Museum.

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Alison Brooks will deliver the 2016 RIBA and Cornwall Architectural Trust Lecture on 11th November at Falmouth Maritime Museum.

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Falmouth Maritime Museum
Falmouth Maritime Museum
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cornwallarchitecturaltrust.org
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Masterclass at the V&A The Smile

Thu, 09/22/16 , 15:30
Victoria & Albert Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum (map)

Alison Brooks was in conversation with Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director at Arup and collaborator on The Smile, along with Andy Toohey, Partner at Price & Myers.

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Alison Brooks was in conversation with Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director at Arup and collaborator on The Smile, along with Andy Toohey, Partner at Price & Myers.

They discussed new kinds of urban building that are spatially and structurally inventive, contributing to the art of city-building.

The Global Design Forum is the London Design Festival’s annual programme of talks and discussions exploring the role of design in a sustainable and prosperous future.

Thu, 09.22.16 , 15:30
Victoria & Albert Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
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Victoria & Albert Museum (map)
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Global Design Forum
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The Smile preview video The Smile

Take a first look at one of the London Design Festival’s 2016 Landmark Projects, The Smile – the world’s first-ever 34m long CLT urban pavilion.

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Take a first look at one of the London Design Festival’s 2016 Landmark Projects, The Smile – the world’s first-ever 34m long CLT urban pavilion.

Alison Brooks Architects are collaborating with The American Hardwood Export Council, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Arts from 17 September until 12 October 2016.

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17,000 iridescent stainless steel shingles adorn Cohen Quad roof Exeter College Cohen Quad

The scaffolding has begun to come down, revealing the shimmering curved steel roof at ABA’s new 6000 m² Cohen Quad, which will expand Exeter College’s 700 year old campus in the heart of Oxford.

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The scaffolding has begun to come down, revealing the shimmering curved steel roof at ABA’s new 6000 m² Cohen Quad, which will expand Exeter College’s 700 year old campus in the heart of Oxford.

The new quad will house undergraduate and graduate living accommodation for 100 students, a lecture hall, seminar rooms, social learning spaces, archive, café, roof terraces, offices and fellows’ accommodation.

Student rooms and fellows studies are enclosed by patterned stainless steel that folds across wall and roof surfaces, sitting on a stone clad ‘base’ that houses the quads’ public spaces.

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The Smile day 10 The Smile

With The Smile’s full 34 metre wingspan in place, its cross-laminated tulipwood cantilevers are being secured with self-tapping screws.

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With The Smile’s full 34 metre wingspan in place, its cross-laminated tulipwood cantilevers are being secured with self-tapping screws.

Alison Brooks Architects are collaborating with The American Hardwood Export Council, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a cross-laminated tulipwood structure on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground of the Chelsea College of Arts from 17 September until 12 October 2016.

Photo by Chris Follows via @CCWDigital, University of the Arts London.

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Bath Western Riverside Villas shortlisted for Sunday Times British Homes Award Bath Western Riverside

Alison Brooks Architects’ Villas at Bath Western Riverside have been shortlisted for a Sunday Times British Homes Award, in the category of Best House Design.

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Alison Brooks Architects’ Villas at Bath Western Riverside have been shortlisted for a Sunday Times British Homes Award, in the category of Best House Design.

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British Homes Awards
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MP Ben Howlett tour of Bath Western Riverside Bath Western Riverside

Alison Brooks Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios showed Bath MP Ben Howlett around Bath Western Riverside in order to highlight quality design, space standards, and the issues of affordability.

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Alison Brooks Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios showed Bath MP Ben Howlett around Bath Western Riverside in order to highlight quality design, space standards, and the issues of affordability.

The tour forms part of RIBA’s ongoing engagement with MPs, championing these issues, as the shortage of new housing is addressed.

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ABA wins two Housing Design Awards, including the 2016 Mayor’s Award Ely Court Veteran Oak Quarter

Alison Brooks Architects won two Housing Design Awards, including the 2016 Mayor’s Award for Ely Court, which forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan. The other was a Project Award for the Veteran Oak Quarter, which forms part of Cambridge University’s exceptionally ambitious North West Cambridge Development.

 

Alison Brooks Architects won two Housing Design Awards, including the 2016 Mayor’s Award for Ely Court, which forms part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan. The other was a Project Award for the Veteran Oak Quarter, which forms part of Cambridge University’s exceptionally ambitious North West Cambridge Development.

 

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Housing Design Awards
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Guardian reviews Ely Court Ely Court

“Thanks to the enlightened thinking of Brent council and Alison Brooks Architects, a notorious London estate that featured in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is now the site of some of the best housing in the neighbourhood,” writes Rowan Moore in his review for the Guardian / Observer.

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“Thanks to the enlightened thinking of Brent council and Alison Brooks Architects, a notorious London estate that featured in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is now the site of some of the best housing in the neighbourhood,” writes Rowan Moore in his review for the Guardian / Observer.

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