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Read more at: Scroope Terrace in C20 magazine
Scroope Terrace in C20 magazine

Scroope Terrace in C20 magazine

18 March 2013

A brief essay on the 100-year history of the Department of Architecture, written by Alistair Fair, was published in the Spring 2013 issue of C20 Magazine, the regular publication of the Twentieth Century Society. The essay pays particular attention to the Department's 1959 extension, designed by Colin St John Wilson and...


Read more at: RIBA Education grant funds placement in Beijing for MPhil student
RIBA Education grant funds placement in Beijing for MPhil student

RIBA Education grant funds placement in Beijing for MPhil student

28 February 2013

The RIBA Education Fund makes grants to students of architecture in the UK experiencing financial hardship. The fund was set up to ensure that the study of architecture remains financially accessible to all, ensuring access to those who would otherwise struggle with the costs. As MPhil student Dan Ladyman, a recipient of...


Read more at: Scroope Terrace listed
Scroope Terrace listed

Scroope Terrace listed

21 January 2013

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport announced on 16 January that it has revised the list description for Scroope Terrace. The original terrace of 1839-64 had been listed as a building of special interest since 1972, along with the front railings, but the new list description adds the extension designed by Colin St...


Read more at: Synergy funding for Cambridge Renaissance team
Synergy funding for Cambridge Renaissance team

Synergy funding for Cambridge Renaissance team

14 January 2013

A trio of Renaissance scholars from the University of Cambridge has been awarded over 2.3 million Euros by the European Research Council in order to launch a groundbreaking interdisciplinary project on ‘Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home’. In opposition to the enduring stereotype of the...


Read more at: Living Willow Bridge, Cow Hollow Wood, Waterbeach: An innovative low impact solution to bridge building
Living Willow Bridge, Cow Hollow Wood, Waterbeach: An innovative low impact solution to bridge building

Living Willow Bridge, Cow Hollow Wood, Waterbeach: An innovative low impact solution to bridge building

8 January 2013

Client The Woodland Trust, Ian Froggart Designers Smith and Wallwork, Simon Smith and Tristan Wallwork Cambridge University, Michael Ramage Builders Smith and Wallwork Cambridge University How do you stop a timber footbridge from decaying? Well, at Cow Hollow we have planted a bridge….our plans for a Living Willow Bridge...


Read more at: First year students stage 'interventions' in Scroope Terrace

First year students stage 'interventions' in Scroope Terrace

19 December 2012

First year students started the year by investigating the indigenous behaviour of the inhabitants of Scroope Terrace. They observed and analysed the tricks, ticks and old habits that characterise people’s daily use of the department’s objects and spaces. By closely analysing the most ordinary and mundane habits they...


Read more at: Second Year Students Visit Porto on Design Trip
Second Year Students Visit Porto on Design Trip

Second Year Students Visit Porto on Design Trip

12 December 2012

At the start of the Christmas vacation, the second year students were given the opportunity to visit Porto in Portugal, along with the six design tutors. As well as the historic river front and port houses, Porto has a strong contemporary architecture scene, including a number of works by local architects Alvaro Siza and...


Read more at: Hays Award for Best Student - MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture (Option B) won by Tom Powell
Hays Award for Best Student - MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture (Option B) won by Tom Powell

Hays Award for Best Student - MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture (Option B) won by Tom Powell

21 November 2012

Friday 16 November 2012 Thomas Powell, a former graduate student of the Department of Architecture, received an award from Hays plc for Best Student - MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture (Option B). Tom gave a presentation on his project which focuses on agricultural change and development in England’s smaller...


Read more at: 100 years of Research and Practice

100 years of Research and Practice

8 November 2012

The ‘100 Years: Research and Practice’ Symposium held at the Gillespie Centre in Clare College on the 17 th September 2012 was organised to celebrate the Department of Architecture’s unique contribution to architectural research and its relationship with architectural practice on the occasion of the centenary of the school...


Read more at: vPPR (former students Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds) have been nominated for Young Architect of the Year Award 2012
vPPR (former students Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds) have been nominated for Young Architect of the Year Award 2012

vPPR (former students Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds) have been nominated for Young Architect of the Year Award 2012

1 November 2012

vPPR is one of five architects shortlisted for Autodesk YAYA 2012, together with Coffey Architects, Bell Phillips Architects, 00:/, Hayhurst & Co. The results will be announced on 5th December. The three directors of vPPR met at Cambridge during their undergraduate architecture degree in matriculating year 2000...