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
Irena meets Cllr Crisp at Newgate Market, York
Irena met Cllr Sonja Crisp, the Council's cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, last week in York for the official press release of the Newgate Market renewal project, which was also covered by The York Press. A fantastic beginning.
Studio fit out for Thompson Brand Partners
We have received some fantastic photos of Thompson Brand Partners' studio fit out we completed recently. Photography by Cloud9
Bauman Lyons selected for the renewal of York's Newgate Market
We arwith the City of York on the mak Newgate Market.
Cathedral Quarter Enterprise Centre, Derby – construction begins!
Bauman Lyons are novated to Contractor Willmott Dixon for construction of the new-build Enterprise Centre in Derby city centre. The steel frame and concrete floors are assembled and work on the envelope has commenced (at pace!). The building is designed with a fabric-first approach, low u-values and natural ventilation. And we’re on course for BREEAM Excellent!
Bauman Lyons shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research
Our research project on developing Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for managed office space for Creative industries at Church View, Doncaster, funded by TSB, has been shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research.
Although we usually shy away from awards, in this case we are very pleased to be shortlisted because this TSB supported work changed the way we practice architecture.
Update: Homeless Hostel, Bolton
The new homeless hostel facility for the Salvation Army Housing Association, in Bolton, is progressing well. The steel frame is now complete, next in will be the floors. Contractor: Globe Construction
A beautiful Deer came to visit us all in the office today - concerned we contacted the Deer society who told us that "urban" deer are becoming as common as the fox - its the food (compost) that attracts them to our gardens!!
Walking Tour of The Calls, Leeds
Maurice Lyons will be giving a talk during the YORnet and RIBA Walking Tour of The Calls on Tuesday 30th April. You can book a free place on the tour here.
Hostel for the Homeless, Bolton
Bauman Lyons are pleased to be novated to Globe Construction to build a hostel for the homeless in Bolton for the Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA). Peter Latham of SAHA expressed his delight in our continuity of the project!
Design Culture Salon at the V&A on 26th of March 2013
Irena Bauman is a panellist at the 4th in a series of 5 Design Culture Salons.
The subject of discussion is :’How would design function in Recession?’
‘These are tough times for all creative fields. Some practitioners baton down. Others see the economic slowdown as an opportunity to rethink what they do. Can design really re-invent itself or will it be ‘business as usual’? How might scarcity impact on design culture? What can be done with all those unemployed designers? How does a recession impact on public practices?’
Irena will be sharing a platform with :
Conversation with Officers of City of Copenhagen
Irena presented some thoughts about the challenges ahead for city makers and the need to accept that architecture is a political act.
The event was organized by the wonderful city architect Tina Saaby.
Copenhagen, Malmo and Gleadless in Sheffield
MArch Students from Studios 18 applying lessons from Copenhagen and Malmo to propositions for retrofitting 60’s housing estate in Gleadless, Sheffield
Lecture at Mackintosh School of Architecture on 8th March 2013
Irena will give a talk on the subject of ‘Architecture of Consequence’ at the Mackintosh School of Architecture on Friday 8th of March 2013.
The talk will explore the theme of architects taking responsibility for their actions and making themselves accountable for what they build.
The talk is the last one in the series of Friday lecture 2013.
Carillion for Centrica (Gas Provider)
Bauman Lyons are working with Carillion to carry out fabric surveys on a number of Centrica premises to help develop a strategy for retrofitting to allow the reduction of the carbon emissions footprint.
We have started work on production drawings for the Yorkshire Water pumping station, new toilet block and chalets on the South Foreshore of Bridlington. This is our 5th project in 18 years on the promenade and it's great to be back!