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HDA Supreme Winner 2013: Newhall Be Newhall Be

Newhall Be has been awarded the Housing Design Awards 2013 Highest accolade of Supreme Winner.

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Newhall Be has been awarded the Housing Design Awards 2013 Highest accolade of Supreme Winner.

The radical scheme impressed the high profile judging panel who assessed the strong shortlist that included Sheppard Robsons’ Barking Riverside, Proctor and Matthew’s Hargood Close, David Mikhail’s Church Walk, Richard Partington’s Derwenthrope and OMI Architects’ Mastin Moor. The judges assessed the scheme’s relationship to the surrounding and neighbourhood, response to site constraints and opportunities, layout, grouping and landscaping, planning of roads and footpaths, handling of garages and car parking, attention to safety, security and accessibility, external appearance and internal planning and sustainability in construction.

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ABA Wins RIBA East Building of The Year Newhall Be

Alison Brooks Architects have been awarded a Regional, National and RIBA East Building of the Year Award for their radical new housing scheme at Newhall. We are pleased to announce that the scheme will now be included on the mid-list for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Alison Brooks Architects have been awarded a Regional, National and RIBA East Building of the Year Award for their radical new housing scheme at Newhall. We are pleased to announce that the scheme will now be included on the mid-list for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

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Dollis Valley Estate Regeneration Planning Success Dollis Valley

In a major success for new housing in London, a regeneration masterplan for the Dollis Valley Estate Regeneration has achieved unanimous planning consent from London Borough of Barnet. The 631 dwelling masterplan was led by Alison Brooks Architects for client Countryside Properties in partnership with L&Q, with landscape design by HTA.

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In a major success for new housing in London, a regeneration masterplan for the Dollis Valley Estate Regeneration has achieved unanimous planning consent from London Borough of Barnet. The 631 dwelling masterplan was led by Alison Brooks Architects for client Countryside Properties in partnership with L&Q, with landscape design by HTA.

As part of a hybrid application, detailed consent was also granted for the 108 homes by both architects forming the project’s first phase.

The regeneration scheme will be built in five phases over seven years, with work starting on site in autumn 2013.

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Alison Brooks Architects_Newhall_AR_01.06.2013

Architectural Review Newhall Be

The public sector points to Newhall as an exemplar for future developments, yet really its success has been dependent on the long-term planning allowed by private patronage. Having completed its latest phase, architect Alison brooks is on a mission to champion the importance of design innovation in adding value to housing.” Isabel Allen

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The public sector points to Newhall as an exemplar for future developments, yet really its success has been dependent on the long-term planning allowed by private patronage. Having completed its latest phase, architect Alison brooks is on a mission to champion the importance of design innovation in adding value to housing.” Isabel Allen

This Issue sees the conclusion of The Big Rethink, the AR’s campaign to articulate a new vision of the potential of architecture and how it can re-engage more resonantly with wider social and human concerns. Underscoring the series has been the question ‘How do we want to live?’, and in this final chapter Peter Buchanan addresses this more explicitly in his proposal for a prototypical neighbourhood that encompasses and elaborates on many of the ideas discussed in the series.

 

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EMAP Publishing Limited
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Alison Brooks Architects_Royal Academy Lecture_25.02.13

Talk: Royal Academy of Arts, Architecture Programme

Housing category winner, Alison Brooks, who also took the overall award for a compelling series of re-workings of familiar housing types, discusses what architects have to offer those attempting to address the acute problems in housing supply, from individual domestic projects to residential masterplans. Other speakers include Phil Coffey and Peter Barber. Chaired by Ellis Woodman.

Housing category winner, Alison Brooks, who also took the overall award for a compelling series of re-workings of familiar housing types, discusses what architects have to offer those attempting to address the acute problems in housing supply, from individual domestic projects to residential masterplans. Other speakers include Phil Coffey and Peter Barber. Chaired by Ellis Woodman.

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Alison Brooks Architects’ Bath Riverside Scheme Planning Consent Bath Western Riverside

Alison Brooks Architects is pleased to announce that planning consent has been granted for their mixed-use residential scheme in Bath on the banks of the River Avon for client Crest Nicholson Regeneration. The Site forms a prominent part of one of the largest brownfield regeneration projects in the south-west, the first phase of which is nearing completion.

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Alison Brooks Architects is pleased to announce that planning consent has been granted for their mixed-use residential scheme in Bath on the banks of the River Avon for client Crest Nicholson Regeneration. The Site forms a prominent part of one of the largest brownfield regeneration projects in the south-west, the first phase of which is nearing completion.

ABA’s scheme consists of three stone-clad terraces, each a variation on the Bath Crescent typology, comprising fourteen large family houses, six mews houses, six apartments, and a cafe. The three curved terraces define a shared public courtyard and a mews street, with the landscaping designed by Grant Associates. The site has a prominent elevated position above the floodplain landscaping of the riverfront walk, between the historic city and the new Bath Riverside masterplan. This unique topography led to a scheme conceived as a series of coherent, sculptural stone forms on a riverside ‘plinth’.  The proposals reference a Bath crescent characteristic of formal frontages overlooking the square, and more informal rear elevations that open toward the city.

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Alison Brooks to Advise on Farrell Review

Terry Farrell has been appointed to head up an independent review of architecture and the built environment the findings of which will ‘reach all four corners of Whitehall’

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Terry Farrell has been appointed to head up an independent review of architecture and the built environment the findings of which will ‘reach all four corners of Whitehall’

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said Farrell’s findings ‘would provide a snapshot’ of the industry’ and ‘act as a rallying point for the profession.’ It will be delivered to a young energetic minister who will take it to all for corners of Whitehall and ensure the right elements of it are implimented,’ said Vaizey.

The review, which Farrell said was the most significant of its kind since Richard Rogers’ 1999 Urban Task Force, is being driven by Vaizey with a brief to help government ‘achieve ‘high quality design to better influence and shape policy…’.

The advisory panel also includes Thomas Heathwick, Alain de Botton, Hank Dittmar, Jim Eyre, Nigel Hugill, Lucy Musgrave, Robert Powell, Sunand Prasad, Victoria Thornton and Peter Bishop.

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Alison Brooks Architects_Woman in Architecture.22.03.13

Alison Brooks Awarded AJ Woman Architect of The Year 2013

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ABA Continues to Grow Highgate Studios

Alison Brooks Architects have completed the expansion and renovation of their existing office at Highgate Studios. The move sees the practice doubling the size.

Alison Brooks Architects have completed the expansion and renovation of their existing office at Highgate Studios. The move sees the practice doubling the size.

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Alison Brooks Architects_AYA.30.07.13

Alison Brooks Architects win at Architect of the Year Awards

Alison Brooks Architects is the recipient of the Building Design 2012 Architect of the Year Award and the Schueco Gold Award. The Gold Award is presented annually to the practice that the Judges deem to have made the most significant contribution to British architecture of the past year. ABA was selected from the winners in all the Architect of the Year categories as “best of the best”.

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Alison Brooks Architects is the recipient of the Building Design 2012 Architect of the Year Award and the Schueco Gold Award. The Gold Award is presented annually to the practice that the Judges deem to have made the most significant contribution to British architecture of the past year. ABA was selected from the winners in all the Architect of the Year categories as “best of the best”.

The practice has already been widely recognised for the apartment buildings and villas that it contributed to the Stirling Prize winning Accordia scheme in Cambridge. In its Newhall development in Harlow, Essex, the practice has turned its attention to the much neglected problem of the affordable family house, developing highly inventive variations on the stand-alone dwelling and terraced house types. In a period  when the delivery of new houses has reached its lowest level since the 1920s, the judges felt it was particularly important to recognise the work of an architect making an inspiring contribution to the sector.

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Talk: AJ Small Projects Launch

Alison Brooks delivered a presentation and answered questions at the AJ Small Projects panel event in London, which will officially launch the AJ Small Projects awards 2013.

Alison Brooks delivered a presentation and answered questions at the AJ Small Projects panel event in London, which will officially launch the AJ Small Projects awards 2013.

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dwelling accordia

Dwelling: Accordia Accordia Masterplan Accordia Sky Villas Accordia Brass Building

Dwelling describes the design and architecture of this new residential quarter in Cambridge, a multi-award winning green project. In 2008 Accordia became the first housing development ever to win the prestigious Stirling Prize, the highest accolade awarded to architecture in the UK.

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Dwelling describes the design and architecture of this new residential quarter in Cambridge, a multi-award winning green project. In 2008 Accordia became the first housing development ever to win the prestigious Stirling Prize, the highest accolade awarded to architecture in the UK.

Dwelling: Accordia is written by Paul Drew, an architect and resident of the scheme, and Ivor Richards, an architect and architectural historian—, both of whom provide a unique insight into what it is like to live in Accordia, as well as placing it in the context of contemporary UK, European and North American housing design.

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978-1906155902
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Black Dog Publishing
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