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Planners approve “destructive plans” to revamp postmodern Sainsbury Wing

November 30, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Westminster planners have approved the controversial plans by New York studio Selldorf Architects to remodel the postmodern Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown-designed Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery. Last night the planning committee in Westminster, London, approved the Selldorf Architects’ revised plans to alter the National Gallery’s 1991 extension. The plans have been heavily criticised as an “act of

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Museum of the 20th Century an “environmental disgrace” say critics

November 30, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Environmentalists and architecture critics have raised concerns about the carbon footprint of a major new museum for modern art designed by Herzog & de Meuron, which is under construction in Berlin. Due to its complex air conditioning system, the Museum of the 20th Century will use four times as much energy as a nearby museum

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“Leave this beautiful city alone” says commenter

November 30, 2022 Kate McCusker 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Studio Libeskind’s design for a contemporary extension to the iconic Boerentoren tower in Antwerp, Belgium. Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind’s studio has designed an extension to the 90-year-old tower, which was once Europe’s tallest high-rise, as part of a plan to preserve its architectural heritage while transforming it

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Moxon Architects’ Quarry Studios named Scotland’s best building of 2022

November 30, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

A small office and cafe that Moxon Architects has hidden within the Cairngorms National Park has been named winner of RIAS’ Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2022. Named Quarry Studios, the project was hailed by the jury for being “a high quality and tactile building that is full of detail”. Awarded by

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Denise Scott Brown makes plea to abandon “destructive” revamp of National Gallery extension

November 28, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architect Denise Scott Brown has urged planners to refuse Selldorf Architects’ controversial plans to remodel her and Robert Venturi’s postmodern Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery. Ahead of a planning decision that is set to be made tomorrow, Scott Brown said that “refusal of these applications is the only appropriate decision”. US studio Selldorf Architects has proposed

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David Adjaye becomes fifth-ever architect appointed to Britain’s Order of Merit

November 25, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

British-Ghanian architect David Adjaye has been awarded Britain’s Order of Merit as one of six new members, making him the fifth architect ever on the list where he joins Norman Foster. Adjaye was one of the last members to be chosen for the Order of Merit by the late Queen Elizabeth II in early September.

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David Adjaye becomes fifth-ever architect appointed to Britain’s Order of Merit

November 25, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

British-Ghanian architect David Adjaye has been awarded Britain’s Order of Merit as one of six new members, making him the fifth architect ever on the list where he joins Norman Foster. Adjaye was one of the last members to be chosen for the Order of Merit by the late Queen Elizabeth II in early September.

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils plans to add two towers to Liverpool Street station

November 25, 2022 James Parkes 0

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its plan to overhaul London’s Liverpool Street station, which includes the addition of two towers above the railway terminus. Herzog & de Meuron’s proposal also includes improvements to the station and railway infrastructure, such as the addition of 60 per cent more ticket barriers, 1.5 acres

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils plans to add two towers to Liverpool Street station

November 25, 2022 James Parkes 0

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its plan to overhaul London’s Liverpool Street station, which includes the addition of two towers above the railway terminus. Herzog & de Meuron’s proposal also includes improvements to the station and railway infrastructure, such as the addition of 60 per cent more ticket barriers, 1.5 acres

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Studio Libeskind set to add angular extension to Antwerp art deco tower

November 23, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind’s studio has designed a contemporary extension to the iconic Boerentoren tower in Antwerp, Belgium, as part of a competition-winning renovation proposal. Studio Libeskind plans to introduce cultural facilities and a rooftop viewpoint to the iconic, 90-year-old high-rise, designed in the art deco style by Belgian architect Jan Van Hoenacker. The proposal

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