De-construction in London: the Cheese Grater cometh

De-construction in London: the Cheese Grater cometh

An amazing image from Gizmodo though the story is deeply boring and actually very disappointing. It is De-Construction in London. The original news item came from the Daily Mail which also shows the proposal for this site – a building nicknamed the Cheese Grater designed by RSHP….

The high ground: recent flooding in the UK

The high ground: recent flooding in the UK

Looking at this remarkable image of recent flooding in England (courtesy BBC and Getty Images), it seems likely that those who built the church on the high ground and the surrounding buildings not only knew a little bit about the forces of nature but also had some very sensible ideas …

Design Awareness Training: Scottish Borders Council

Design Awareness Training: Scottish Borders Council

As part of the team led by Drew Mackie, we delivered a well attended two day introduction to urban design to an enthusiastic and well informed group of planners and roads engineers from Scottish Borders Council. The team also included Matt Lally from the Matrix Partnership.

Structure, process, product in urban design

Structure, process, product in urban design

Over the last decade Urban Design in the UK has become almost synonymous with ‘Big Architecture’. The people who have made the Urban Design headlines are almost exclusively architects. The profession has become very “product” oriented and proposals are increasingly…