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Foster + Partners announce redundancies

UK-based Foster + Partners have announced that they intend to lay off nearly 100...

WS Atkins buyout will create a global ‘champion’

Shares in WS Atkins rose by more than 5% on Friday after SNC-Lavalin finalised a...

Atkins approached by Canadian rival

British engineering giant WS Atkins has received a £2.1bn bid from Canadia...
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EVENTS

01.11.2016 

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital 

LAVA has designed the exhibition “Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital” which runs at th  ...read more

17.03.2017 

JACQUES FERRIER / IMPRESSIONISM 

Opening: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7 p.m. Welcome: Ulrich Müller Introduction: Finn G  ...read more

27.04.2017 

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 

Anticipating a better tomorrow… Harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spir  ...read more

29.04.2017 

Future of Design 

FUTURE OF DESIGN Accomplished designers and researchers will pair with emerging archite  ...read more

22 no thrills homes that are planned for London could form a solution to London’s housing crisis but the residents must add a lot to achieve a finished home
British Studio OMMX has won a competition to design 22 affordable homes across three constrained sites in London for the not-for-profit housebuilder Naked House, with the backing of the Mayor of London. The proposal was worked up in collaboration with Ritchie + Daffin (Building Services Engineers) and Price and Myers (Structural Engineers). The design for Naked House lacks flooring, plasterwork and a bathroom, while the kitchen only has a sink. It is up to the residents to add to the homes to bring them up to spec. The new homes are likely to sell for 40% less than standard new builds, which could mean £380,000 below the average for London.  Each dwelling has a very minimal fit-out but is loaded with potential and constructed from robust, cheap, DIY and Design & Build friendly materials. In their naked state, the houses are completely open plan and fitted with a minimal

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