Irena Bauman and her father, Zygmunt have been invited to speak at the launch exhibition of 'LSx Leeds Unknown.' The Graphic Arts and Design School at LMU has initiated this extraordinary research project with design group Lust, based in The Hague. Thomas Castro (of Lust) has prepared a proposal which outlines an ambitious 2 year process of work around notions of the City as DataSpace, using Leeds as particular example.
We are pleased to announce that new staff members have joined the firm: Jem Taylor, Sam Wilson, Suzanne Welcker, Sofia Anton and Baharash Bagherian. This signifies steady, but thoughtful, expansion in response to the increase in our 'must do' project list.
Irena Bauman has been invited to this event to be hosted by The City of Roskilde and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde. The symposium is being staged to consider issues relating to identity and the production of difference in new suburban developments. The purpose of the symposium is to position and contextualise this work within a wider international debate, making links to other practice and projects.
Bauman Lyons are one of six architects shortlisted to design a new museum and library for Castleford. The development will replace the town's current old library and museum room with modern facilities, creating a centre for local people and visitors and celebrating Castleford as a Roman settlement and the birthplace of world-famous sculptor Henry Moore.
North Parade has been featured in the Sunday Times in an article reviewing extentions to houses by Hugh Pearman, who says 'With its razor-sharp uptilted roof this is an evolution of that old standby, the glass-box extension, done with great panache'.
It was also featured in the Architects Journal Small Projects Awards 2004.
Bauman Lyons secured a site and a planning permission to build two managed workspace units in the multicultural and vibrant area of Chapeltown in Leeds. We are planning to move in by November 2006 and to rent the remaining space to creative industries businesses.
The Flaxengate/Danesgate Creative Workspace Development by Lincoln City Council was granted Planning permission in April 2005. The project is located in the heart of historic Lincoln and adjacent to the nearly completed Collection Museum. The complex of three buildings comprises managed arts and crafts studios and media offices as well as meeting rooms and a cafe.
The refurbishment of York Art Gallery has been completed with a grand opening on March 17th 2005. The project is seen as a quick win to stimulate futher extensive development work. Feedback is positive with visitor numbers dramatically up with over 10 000 in the first 10 days. Works on show for the opening exhibition include Monet and El Greco.
Woodroyd Centre, Bradford has now been given the go ahead and construction will commence in June. The project has been tendered at £4.5 million and will be built by Allenbuild. Constuction will take one year.