4x4 Manchester /// Human City: A place to Change
On the 26th of March, Irena will be attending the talk "Human City: a place to Change" organised as part of the 4x4 Manchester series of events. She will be one of four speakers, each giving a 15min presentation followed by Q&A with the audience. Irena's talk is titled "Be the change you want to see in the world".The event will start at 6pm, is free to attend and there's no need to book.
Modelling Princess Building
Our Part II Architectural Assistant Guy has been modelling Princess Street with great accuracy and attention. Very kindly Platinum Print in Harrogate has allowed us to recycle their offcut cardboard, which has come in really handy!
SSoA Whole School Event /// Testing Pop-Ups workshop!
Tomorrow, 11 February 2014, we will be holding a workshop with students of the Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA) testing pop-ups designs for market stalls, in collaboration with SKINN and MAAP. The workshop is part of SSoA "Whole School Event" happening throughout the city and the outputs of the students' efforts will be displayed in store fronts across Sheffield shops.
Miasta Magazine : Irena discusses BLA's work in homeless provision
For the launch of Polish magazine Miasta, Issue #01 discussed topics on Housing and Housing provision in Poland. Irena was invited to discuss the work that we have undertaken in the past 10 years in designing and delivering new and refurbished homeless facilities schemes. Because in Poland homeless provision is under developed, Irena talked about our five projects in this area and our different approaches depending on the client's requirements and phylosophy.
Our Garden Room CNC components have arrived!
This morning Matt and Pete arrived with a van full of our CNC fabricated components for our Garden Room. These are very exciting times, R&D (research & design) in action, we plan to also build it ourselves come spring. We will be sharing our experience via all our various social media channels and hope to be part of a larger conversation about mass bespoke and CNC production.
Marcus Westbury visits Sheffield /// Irena as guest speaker
Newgate Market, York: First Public Consultation
We spent 3 days over the past weekend getting to understand the complex social, economic, management and physical systems that underpin the workings of the Newgate Market in York. Many thanks to all the traders and members of the public who shared their knowledge and ideas with us.
Leeds Architecture Awards 2013
A big thank-you to the Homes and Communities Agency for nominating Tower Works at the 2013 Leeds Architecture Awards, which received the ‘Best Altered Building’ award last Thursday, 23rd of January. The standard was very high this year, including LILAC – the first UK example of affordable, ecological c
Recorded talks from "Urban Thresholds": RIBA Research Symposium 2013
The RIBA, through their YouTube channel, have published online recordings of all the talks given at the RIBA research symposium "Urban Thresholds: Do urban thresholds help or hinder local resilience?" held last October in London.
Princess Buildings, Halifax - Planning submission
We have submitted this week a Planning application for the Grade II listed Princess Buildings, in Halifax.
Rochdale International Design Competition
We had the opportunity to enter and be part of the final 6 shortlisted entries, for a New Public Realm RIBA international competition in Rochdale Town Centre. It has given us the opportunity to get to know a really interesting Lancashire town with an amazing past and a bright future. We wish the winning team - Building Design Partnership - and Rochdale Council all the best in delivering a successful and longlasting project.
RIBA Journal January 2014
In this month's RIBA Journal, our research project "Climate Change Adaptation Strategy" - commended in the RIBA President's Awards for Research 2013 - was featured in the "Intelligence" section, where Irena describes the impact that the research has had on our practice as well as the new knowledge gained. The article, amongst others, is available online here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and Good Health for 2014
From all at Bauman Lyons Architects
Silk Mill- Re:Make project
The re-making of the Silk Mill museum is in progress.
RIBA Research Symposium: Urban Thresholds
This year's RIBA Research Symposium was convened by Irena Bauman on the subject of "Urban Thresholds - do they help of hinder local resilience". The event had a fantastic line up of speakers, including Prof. Ann Powers for LSE, Prof. Danny Dorling of Oxford and Jan Gehl of Jan Gehl Architects. A Student Charette was held to explore the thresholds between RIBA Headquarters and Society. The photo here shows students in the RIBA council chamber during the tour of the building.
Sheffield School of Architecture Theory Forum: Thinking Resilience
A candle lit supper for 120 students was organised by Irena Bauman with chef Kim Swan, and a great number of student chef volunteers, at the Victoria Centre in Sheffield at the end of the the 2 day event "Theory Forum: Thinking Resilience" 18-19 November 2013. The proceedings from the forum can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCy91qoZu
Derby Museum Silk Mill Visualisations
Our Architectural Assistant Guy has created these visuals to accompany Derby Museum Trust's exciting HLF application for the redevelopment of Silk Mill - Derby's first factory in the world! To find out more about Derby Musem see the official website here and their Tumblr blog, which is documenting the museum's big plans, activities and changes: http://derbysilkmill.tumblr.com/
Value the Social: A voice for the future of practice
Irena will take part in an engaging free conference in London on Thursday the 21st of November, discussing "How can architects continue to promote a social awareness in design at a time when architecture is being increasingly taken over by the process and technology of building?"
Speakers also include:
Derby Silk Mill - Re:Make Project Launch!
Last Thursday evening, Irena and Matt attended the launch of Re:Make, the Derby Silk Mill museum project with TILT, our energetic collaborators who will be the project's makers-in-residence! The room was buzzing with excitment and ideas, and you can read more about it, with further photos, on the Re:Make Tumblr site. Image from Re:Make.
Marble Hall, Derby - Planning and Listed Building Consent
Planning and listed building consent has been granted for the transformation of the Grade II listed former Marble Hall into a community facility incorporating a medical practice, nursery, cafe, training kitchen and start up business units. The building is the only remaining structure from the former Rolls Royce factory, which occupied the site since 1908.
RIBA President's Awards for Research
We are pleased to have been shortlisted for the RIBA President's Awards for Outstanding Practice-led Research 2013 and delighted that Bill Dunster of BEDfactory: ZEDlife was the recipient of the award. He, and his team, have made a great and very original contribution to low carbon construction.
Holy Trinity Church, Hull
Since being selected for the re-ordering and new public square for Holy Trinity Church in Hull, we have been supporting the Client with the HLF bid and we hope to be working with them soon to develop the proposal. Images from our winning competition entry, by our talented Part 1 assistant Ross Jordan.
Treetops Children's Centre
We truly enjoyed working on this Treetops Children's Centre project, in Haworth, and it's great to seeing it completed and in use. Photography by Cloud9.
We were really pleased to read this article in the Yorkshire Post last week about the Holbeck Viaduct project being resurrected. It was a project that we loved being involved with, back in 2010, but unfortunately it had to be halted due to the economic downturn. We wish the community group all the best and for all their efforts to be successful!
Urban Thresholds - RIBA Research Symposium
Irena will be chairing this year's RIBA research symposium: "Urban Thresholds", held in London on Friday the 29th of November. Irena and the speakers will be addressing the question Do urban thresholds help or hinder local resilience? To book a place visit www.architecture.com/researchsymposium2013