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University of Toronto: Home and Away Lecture Series

Thu, 11/22/18 , 18:30
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (map)

Alison Brooks has been invited by the University of Toronto to provide a public lecture as part of the Daniels’ Home and Away lecture series.

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Alison Brooks has been invited by the University of Toronto to provide a public lecture as part of the Daniels’ Home and Away lecture series.

Engaging broad, timely topics the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design’s Home and Away lecture series connects the wealth of expertise within the Daniels Faculty community with an international, multidisciplinary network of designers, scholars, artists, and curators.

In Alison’s guest lecture she will be joined by Briggette Shim, Professor at John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture and Principal of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, widely regarded as one of the most innovative and successful architectural practices in Canada.

Thu, 11.22.18 , 18:30
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
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Evening Standard: Progress 1000 ReCasting

Alison Brooks has been named by the Evening Standard as one of London’s most influential people in 2018.

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Alison Brooks has been named by the Evening Standard as one of London’s most influential people in 2018.

“Brooks, still a rare example of a woman heading up a major practice, has had a good year with positive reviews for her installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale.”

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The Evening Standard
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New London Quarterly

Alison Brooks Architect’s scheme Ashley Road East features in this Autumn’s NLA Quarterly.

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Alison Brooks Architect’s scheme Ashley Road East features in this Autumn’s NLA Quarterly.

“The application [to redevelop central Tottenham Hale] encompasses five pieces of land, with six buildings delivering 1,036 new homes,15 retail spaces, co-working and office space, a health centre and open space, created by practices AHMM, Alison Brooks Architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Grant Associates.”

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New London Architecture
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The Plan

The Plan magazine have published Alison Brooks’ editorial critique ‘Housing / Not Housing: Re-thinking the Architecture of the City’ in this month’s issue.

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The Plan magazine have published Alison Brooks’ editorial critique ‘Housing / Not Housing: Re-thinking the Architecture of the City’ in this month’s issue.

In her editorial critique, Alison discusses the housing crisis and the role of architecture in responding to the ever increasing population influx.

“We can see that the housing crisis lies at the intersection of land economics, planning policy, social policy and daily quality of life” Alison Brooks

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The Plan
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Trailblazing Women in Architecture Who Have Changed Life for the Better

Alison Brooks features in Homedit’s article on 23 trailblazing women in architecture.

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Alison Brooks features in Homedit’s article on 23 trailblazing women in architecture.

“Architecture has not been an easy profession for women, but from the very start, a talented and courageous cadre of female architects has pushed the boundaries and fought for recognition.  Some worked in the shadow of a mentor or spouse, making groundbreaking achievements, only to receive no credit. Throughout the decades, these bold professionals laid the groundwork for today’s talent, allowing their work to be front and center. Moreover, many of these women waged a battle not to be recognized as women in architecture, but simply as talented and innovative architects. Period. Here’s a list of some trailblazers you should know about……… London-based Alison Brooks is best known for designing intelligent, stylish houses but also cultural buildings. Her belief that single-use buildings are obsolete has driven her goal of addressing problems such as the quality of housing and public space.”

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Homedit
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Evening Standard Homes & Property

Ely Court featured in the Evening Standard Homes & Property article ‘Future London, Kilburn’.

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Ely Court featured in the Evening Standard Homes & Property article ‘Future London, Kilburn’.

Brent council is holding a rolling sequence of competitions to choose designs for each phase of the [South Kilburn Estate] regeneration. Winners have so far included Alison Brooks Architects, which designed Ely Court, with 43 flats, for Catalyst Housing.

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Evening Standard Homes & Property
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World Architecture Festival 2018 Exeter College Cohen Quad

Exeter College Cohen Quad has been shortlisted for the WAF 2018 ‘Higher Education and Research’ award and will be judged by a panel in November. [more..]

Exeter College Cohen Quad has been shortlisted for the WAF 2018 ‘Higher Education and Research’ award and will be judged by a panel in November.

Shortlisted for the ‘Higher Education and Research’ award, the new 6000 m² Cohen Quad expands Exeter College’s 700 year old campus in the heart of Oxford, with undergraduate and graduate living accommodation for 90 students, an auditorium, seminar rooms, social learning spaces, archive, café, roof terraces, offices and fellows’ accommodation. The announcement took place in June and has since been published on numerous platforms including the BBC and Dezeen .

Whilst at this year’s Festival in Amsterdam, Alison will also be judging the ‘Display’ award following The Smile’s win of this category in 2017.

 

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World Architecture Festival
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PRACTICE: Outside In | Inside Out

Fri, 10/12/18 , 14:00
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium

Alison Brooks is taking part in Harvard GSD’s public symposium on ‘Building Practice: Ethics, Agency, and Labour’.

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Alison Brooks is taking part in Harvard GSD’s public symposium on ‘Building Practice: Ethics, Agency, and Labour’.

The symposium will consider discourse on contemporary issues of design practice in two parts: the external pressures of economic, environmental, and political systems, and internal forces of tools, techniques, and strategies for design.

Alison Brooks will be on the first panel discussion, addressing the current systems of value in contemporary design practice for the management and creation of labour, the evaluation of risk, and the mediation of underlying economic and social dynamics in the design of the built environment. Focusing on the duties of the designer in the current culture of production, this will be a critical discussion on the external forces affecting practice and the growing crisis of the marginalisation of the design disciplines. The evolution of practice will be examined through historical, ethnographic, and other qualitative lenses, revealing complex systems of relations between key players in the creation of the built environment.

 

Fri, 10.12.18 , 14:00
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
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Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
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www.gsd.harvard.edu
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Melbourne School of Design: Dulux Dean’s Lecture Series 2018

Tue, 10/2/18 , 19:00
Melbourne School of Design
Melbourne School of Design (map)

Alison Brooks has been invited by the Melbourne School of Design to give a public lecture at the University of Melbourne.

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Alison Brooks has been invited by the Melbourne School of Design to give a public lecture at the University of Melbourne.

Titled “Ideals, then Ideas: Authenticity, Generosity, Civicness, Beauty”  Alison’s talk will feature the new Cohen Quadrangle for Exeter College, Oxford University; a new Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre; and new models for urban housing such as Ely Court, shortlisted for the 2017 Mies Award for Contemporary European Architecture.

 

 

 

Tue, 10.2.18 , 19:00
Melbourne School of Design
Melbourne School of Design
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Melbourne School of Design (map)
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msd.unimelb.edu.au
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ReCasting at 100% Design ReCasting

Fri, 09/21/18 , 14:00
Olympia London
Olympia London (map)

Associate Michael Mueller will be presenting ‘ReCasting’ our large scale, immersive installation for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale at 100% Design.

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Associate Michael Mueller will be presenting ‘ReCasting’ our large scale, immersive installation for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale at 100% Design.

Presenting alongside our collaborators Benchmark and Arup, the session will explore this immense project both visually and through conversation. From its initial abstract conception, they will discuss the process of realising this installation and bringing methodologies of furniture making to an architectural scale.

 

Fri, 09.21.18 , 14:00
Olympia London
Olympia London
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Olympia London (map)
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www.100percentdesign.co.uk
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Harvard University Graduate School of Design Public Lecture

Mon, 09/17/18 , 18:30
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium

Alison Brooks is providing a public lecture at Harvard GSD, Boston on “Model Building Model: Making Oxford’s New Collegiate Architecture”.

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Alison Brooks is providing a public lecture at Harvard GSD, Boston on “Model Building Model: Making Oxford’s New Collegiate Architecture”.

During her lecture Alison will discuss the recently completed Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle and her design methodology that transforms archetypal social, pedagogical and architectural ‘models’ into new tectonic and spatial paradigms. She will also present our large scale installation ‘ReCasting’ which acts as a sensorial model of our built work.

Mon, 09.17.18 , 18:30
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
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Harvard GSD, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium
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www.gsd.harvard.edu
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Living Accordia: 10 Years on Accordia Sky Villas Accordia Brass Building

Tue, 09/11/18 , 15:00
Accordia, Cambridge
Accordia, Cambridge

To celebrate 10 years since winning the the RIBA Stirling Prize, Projects Director Michael Woodford provided a public walking tour and lecture of Accordia alongside Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Maccreanor Lavington.

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To celebrate 10 years since winning the the RIBA Stirling Prize, Projects Director Michael Woodford provided a public walking tour and lecture of Accordia alongside Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Maccreanor Lavington.

This event organised by the Cambridge Association of Architects in conjunction with RIBA East, returned to the award winning housing scheme in Cambridge to consider its success and the project’s impact on housing both locally and nationally.

“This is high density housing at its very best… The whole scheme is about relationships: between architect and developer / contractor / client; between three very different firms of architects; and between private and public external spaces” – Stirling Prize judges, 2008

 

 

Tue, 09.11.18 , 15:00
Accordia, Cambridge
Accordia, Cambridge
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Accordia, Cambridge
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www.eventbrite.co.uk
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Monocle Summer Weekly Issue 1

Alison Brooks features in the 1st edition of the Monocle Summer Weekly Paper on the fears of Brexit for architecture and creative industries.

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Alison Brooks features in the 1st edition of the Monocle Summer Weekly Paper on the fears of Brexit for architecture and creative industries.

“Losing the ability to win projects easily in Europe is a disquieting prospect for architects in particular. The ease with which UK practices can pitch for EU business is key to firms such as Alison Brooks Architects….Brooks fears that after Brexit she might lose access to the Official Journal of the European Union, the industry portal where any government project within the EU which has a building cost of more than 144,000 Euros must be put out to tender and listed.” 

 

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Monocle Summer Weekly
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Alison Brooks, John T. Dunlop Design Critic in Architecture, Harvard GSD

Alison Brooks will be teaching a Master in Architecture Design Studio ‘New Formations for the Social Metropolis’ at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design this Autumn.

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Alison Brooks will be teaching a Master in Architecture Design Studio ‘New Formations for the Social Metropolis’ at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design this Autumn.

Her studio will explore housing architecture’s latent potential to transform the global project of urbanisation to one of productivity, inclusivity, hybridity and resilience. Students will explore an emerging condition of urban re-industrialisation where new methods of creative production, distribution and exchange are diffused and reconfigured through virtual and spatial networks.

 

 

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Harvard GSD
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Plans for Tottenham Hale Scheme have been Revealed

Alison Brooks Architects’ scheme Ashley Road East has been unveiled as we submit plans for a major mixed-use development in Tottenham Hale alongside AHMM and Pollard Thomas Edwards.

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Alison Brooks Architects’ scheme Ashley Road East has been unveiled as we submit plans for a major mixed-use development in Tottenham Hale alongside AHMM and Pollard Thomas Edwards.

The Ashley Road East development is one of six residential buildings by Argent Related on the Tottenham Hale masterplan site which features more than 1,000 homes along with retail, office and leisure spaces.  Located on the North Eastern section of the masterplan, Ashley Road East will comprise of two podium mounted residential blocks formed around a central courtyard with ground floor retail, office and leisure spaces, and will play a key role in defining the new identity and quality of Argent Related’s redevelopment of Tottenham Hale in North London.

 

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Argent Related
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MCH: Master in Collective Housing

Mon, 07/2/18
Universidad Politécnica of Madrid
Universidad Politécnica of Madrid

Alison Brooks taught a one-week workshop “Ideal Formats for Future Urban Life” as part of the Master of Architecture in Collective Housing (MCH) in Madrid.

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Alison Brooks taught a one-week workshop “Ideal Formats for Future Urban Life” as part of the Master of Architecture in Collective Housing (MCH) in Madrid.

The postgraduate professional program of advanced architecture design, presented by Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) focuses on housing, city and energy studies.

Alison’s brief used an existing City masterplan and a central site in Madrid where students were required to design an urban housing regeneration scheme embedding productive, creative or cultural uses: new formats for Collective Urban Life.

 

 

Mon, 07.2.18
Universidad Politécnica of Madrid
Universidad Politécnica of Madrid
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Universidad Politécnica of Madrid
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www.mchmaster.com
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Norwood Property Lunch

Fri, 06/29/18
London Hilton, Park Lane
London Hilton, Park Lane

Alison Brooks was part of a panel discussion at Norwood’s 19th Annual Charity Lunch which raised £550,000.

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Alison Brooks was part of a panel discussion at Norwood’s 19th Annual Charity Lunch which raised £550,000.

Alison Brooks alongside AHMM and Coffey Architects discussed the key problems and opportunities facing London’s residential and commercial sectors.

Norwood is the largest Jewish charity in the UK supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities and autism. Their annual charity lunch is one of the UK’s largest charity networking events in the property industry. This year the event saw over 750 guests come together to celebrate industry leaders while raising vital funds for the community-based charity.

Fri, 06.29.18
London Hilton, Park Lane
London Hilton, Park Lane
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London Hilton, Park Lane
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www.norwood.org.uk
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York Festival of Ideas: Technology & Transport Ely Court Kilburn Quarter East Parkside Audi Urban Future Initiative

Sun, 06/17/18 , 12:00
York
York

Alison Brooks provided the keynote lecture at the York Festival of Ideas on the subject ‘Technology & Transport’.

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Alison Brooks provided the keynote lecture at the York Festival of Ideas on the subject ‘Technology & Transport’.

The theme of the event “re imagining the city” focused on how architecture, technology and transport underpin urban living and how they impact on the environment, our lives, health and happiness. Within Alison’s keynote speech, she addressed the theme using our estate regeneration and large scale housing projects London including Ely Court, Kilburn Quarter, King’s Cross and Greenwich Peninsula.

Sun, 06.17.18 , 12:00
York
York
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York
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yorkfestivalofideas.com
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Venice Biennale 2018: Freespace on a Tight Rein ReCasting

Alison Brooks Architects ‘ReCasting’ features in the AJ’s review of the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale, described as “gently optimistic and touchy-feely and unusually coherent”.

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Alison Brooks Architects ‘ReCasting’ features in the AJ’s review of the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale, described as “gently optimistic and touchy-feely and unusually coherent”.

Rob Wilson states “Particularly immersive is Alison Brooks’s contribution: an elemental series of ‘totem’ spaces which you actually walk or slide yourself bodily into: threshold, passage, roof-space. These riff off corners from her housing projects – with mirrored walls and ceilings which complete the spatial experience, visually leading off into infinity around you.”

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The Architects' Journal
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Royal Academy of Arts – 250th Summer Exhibition

Tue, 06/12/18
Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts (map)

Alison Brooks Architect’s exhibited a unique architectural model at the Royal Academy of Arts’ 250th Summer Exhibition.

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Alison Brooks Architect’s exhibited a unique architectural model at the Royal Academy of Arts’ 250th Summer Exhibition.

The model, crafted using cherry wood and copper is of our private residential project ‘Mesh House’ in London. Nearing completion, Mesh House is an organic, crystalline form that wraps itself around an outdoor court yard. Each plane of its faceted copper surface – wall and roof planes, are tailored to allow sunlight from the south to reach every room in the house, to allow maximum light into neighbour’s windows, and to maintain the overall rhythm and form of the local streetscape.

 

Tue, 06.12.18
Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts
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Royal Academy of Arts (map)
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www.royalacademy.org.uk
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