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Unity Place Shortlisted for Four Design Excellence Awards Unity Place

Our 100% social housing project completed for Brent Council last year, Unity Place has been shortlisted for an NLA award, a WAF award, an AJ award and a Housing Design award.

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Our 100% social housing project completed for Brent Council last year, Unity Place has been shortlisted for an NLA award, a WAF award, an AJ award and a Housing Design award.

With collaborators Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Gort Scott, the fully barrier-free scheme has transformed the South Kilburn Estate through providing bright, robust and spacious apartments for all tenants.

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Mass Timber Planning Permission Success Homerton College

Planning permission has been granted for our net zero carbon Homerton College, Cambridge Entrance Building.

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Planning permission has been granted for our net zero carbon Homerton College, Cambridge Entrance Building.

Alison Brooks Architects’ scheme is inspired by the Homerton College campus, its architectural eclecticism and its Arts & Crafts legacy. In the tradition of the Arts & Crafts house, a sheltering and protective Verandah makes a clear gesture of welcome toward the Hills Road approach.

Key to our design is an expressed timber frame and its inherent sequestered carbon. Timber proved appropriate for this pavilion-like entrance building; limited beam spans lead to a very rational structural grid and a pure overall form. Glulam columns, beams and ribbed CLT floorplates will create an environment of primarily warm, natural materials that will enhance this building’s acoustic, tactile and olfactory qualities.

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House of the Year Cover Feature for House and Garden Magazine Windward House

“It is not so surprising that you end up with the best house when you work with the best architect,” opened client David Clifford in House and Garden’s commendatory article.

Read the full feature here.

“It is not so surprising that you end up with the best house when you work with the best architect,” opened client David Clifford in House and Garden’s commendatory article.

Read the full feature here.

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Biennale Meets ROMA

Fri, 06/3/22
ROMA KG Campus Burgau, Germany
ROMA KG Campus Burgau, Germany

The ‘Home Ground’ installation will be exhibited at the ROMA KG campus in Burgau, Germany until November.

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The ‘Home Ground’ installation will be exhibited at the ROMA KG campus in Burgau, Germany until November.

We are glad to be featured in this exhibition alongside models by Peter Pichler Architecture, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Storia Na Lugar, LOVE Architecture, Kozo Kadowaki, Enlace Arquitectura, Daniel López-Pérez, and Reiser + Umemoto.

Fri, 06.3.22
ROMA KG Campus Burgau, Germany
ROMA KG Campus Burgau, Germany
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ROMA KG Campus Burgau, Germany
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roma-campus.de
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Planning Permission Granted for International Quarter London IQL Park Place

A unanimous decision was cast in favour of the 350-unit new development, adding to one of London’s newest neighbourhoods.

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A unanimous decision was cast in favour of the 350-unit new development, adding to one of London’s newest neighbourhoods.

The organic, sculpted tower geometry with stepped ‘park ledges’ allows greenery to climb the towers in a spiraling movement. The two towers’ distinctive, faceted forms capture and reflect light dynamically throughout the day and are softened by swept cornices that emphasize each park ledge as the forms rise toward the sky.

Supporting a new mixed use neighbourhood culture, our scheme’s ground floor incorporates retail and services spaces, a community project space and a ‘super-lobby’ that expands into a co-working space.

Sustainability is at the heart of this project; our towers’ bespoke blue-glazed, undulating terra-cotta cladding is not only evocative of the character and craftsmanship found in early 20th century towers, but is thermally stable, reduces heat gain and is fully recyclable.

Alison Brooks commented, ‘This project has been a rare opportunity to rethink the nature of residential towers in London, how they can contribute to life of the street and how they can act as neighbourhood catalysts.’

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Cohen Quadrangle Wins RIBA South Building of the Year Exeter College Cohen Quad Fitzhugh Auditorium

We are honored to announce that the Cohen Quadrangle for Exeter College Oxford has been awarded RIBA South Building of the Year from a very strong list of 2022 RIBA South Award winners.

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We are honored to announce that the Cohen Quadrangle for Exeter College Oxford has been awarded RIBA South Building of the Year from a very strong list of 2022 RIBA South Award winners.

The RIBA commented that, ‘(the) Cohen Quadrangle is an S-shaped building that succeeds in accommodating a very complex brief on a constrained site in a conservation context, and it does so with ambition and vigour.’

We congratulate our Client, Exeter College, and everyone involved in the making of this exceptional building. Conceived as a place of gathering, the scholarly home will serve the College’s undergraduate, graduate and teaching communities for generations.

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Alison Brooks Architects shortlisted for LSE’s new Global Hub London School of Economics Global Hub

Alison Brooks Architects, with Studio Contra based in Nigeria, have been shortlisted from close to 200 international expressions of interest to design the final ‘set piece’ academic building for the London School of Economics.

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Alison Brooks Architects, with Studio Contra based in Nigeria, have been shortlisted from close to 200 international expressions of interest to design the final ‘set piece’ academic building for the London School of Economics.

The new 12,540 square-metre academic building will house the Firoz Lalji Global Hub and will feature various mixed-use spaces.

Cindy Walters, who is acting as RIBA architect adviser the the LSE, said: ‘The shortlist is a rich and balanced mix of extraordinary talent, who have all placed environmental sustainability front and centre of their aspirations for the project. the selection process has been rigorous and inclusive and reflects the ambition of the exceptional client that the LSE has become.’

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Cultural Formations

Fri, 02/18/22
Clare Hall, Cambridge
Clare Hall, Cambridge
Cultural Formations brings together a selection of our practice’s most significant cultural and urban projects from the last 20 years. Each of these works translates specific social histories, urban archetypes and iconographies into contemporary space and form while at the same time celebrating architectural craft.
Cultural Formations brings together a selection of our practice’s most significant cultural and urban projects from the last 20 years. Each of these works translates specific social histories, urban archetypes and iconographies into contemporary space and form while at the same time celebrating architectural craft.
The exhibition includes models, photography, drawings and other imagery to provide a window into the practice’s project of cultural formation, whereby the role of architecture is to communicate both an enduring civic generosity and an expressive language particular to its place and time.
Fri, 02.18.22
Clare Hall, Cambridge
Clare Hall, Cambridge
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Clare Hall, Cambridge
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London Festival of Architecture: City(e)State City (e) State

Thank you to all those who joined us for our City(e)State exhibition at our studio! This event was part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture.

Thank you to all those who joined us for our City(e)State exhibition at our studio! This event was part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture.

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