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Read more at: Good Deeds, Smallest Evils or Pacts with the Devil?: a series of workshops investigating how ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work is tied up in processes of urban regeneration
Good Deeds, Smallest Evils or Pacts with the Devil?: a series of workshops investigating how ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work is tied up in processes of urban regeneration

Good Deeds, Smallest Evils or Pacts with the Devil?: a series of workshops investigating how ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work is tied up in processes of urban regeneration

9 January 2014

Good deeds… is a series of workshops investigating how ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work is tied up in processes of urban regeneration. Engagement and involvement with regeneration processes, explicit or otherwise, seems an inevitable aspect of creative and cultural work in urban environments today. This series of workshops...


Read more at: On Thursday 9th January 2014 Professor Sir David King will give a keynote address on the topic of The Future of Developing Cities which will be open to the public

On Thursday 9th January 2014 Professor Sir David King will give a keynote address on the topic of The Future of Developing Cities which will be open to the public

7 January 2014

This is part the University of Cambridge’s EcoHouse Initiative which is organising a one day conference to bring together academics and practitioners working broadly in the field of housing rapidly growing urban populations. The EcoHouse Initiative is a multidisciplinary program that aims to facilitate sustainable growth...


Read more at: 'The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places': a new publication from the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research
'The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places': a new publication from the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research

'The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places': a new publication from the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research

16 December 2013

By Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg, Lefkos Kyriacou, Craig Larkin, Michael Dumper


Read more at: First ever Building History graduates
First ever Building History graduates

First ever Building History graduates

12 December 2013

On 30 November 2013 the first graduates of the MSt in Building History took their degrees, becoming, we believe, the first ever Building History graduates in the UK. If this suggestion sounds surprising, the explanation lies in the name. ‘Building History’ combines approaches to the historic built environment drawn from a...


Read more at: Department of Architecture collaboration instrumental in securing part of a £5.6 billion trade deal with China

Department of Architecture collaboration instrumental in securing part of a £5.6 billion trade deal with China

5 December 2013

The collaboration between MIT, UBC and Cambridge Architectural Research and the Department of Architecture will contribute to the knowledge base and use of engineered bamboo. Structural Bamboo Products (SBP) will have lower operating energy use and so emit lower levels of carbon throughout their life cycles. The SBP and...


Read more at: Professor Edward Ng conducted a workshop on Urban Climate and Urban Design in the Department of Architecture on 27 Nov 2013

Professor Edward Ng conducted a workshop on Urban Climate and Urban Design in the Department of Architecture on 27 Nov 2013

5 December 2013

Prof. Edward Ng is an architect and Professor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). With his expertise in urban climate and urban design, he recently led a one-day workshop with a group of Masters and PhD students on Urban Climate Mapping. The workshop comprised of a...


Read more at: Second Year Studio 3 visit the Laban in South London
Second Year Studio 3 visit the Laban in South London

Second Year Studio 3 visit the Laban in South London

28 November 2013

The purpose of the trip was to gain an invaluable insight into the world of dance education, training and performance. Their brief (part of a year-wide theme of ‘Representation’) is for a Dance Centre to be located on a choice of sites near Kingsland Road in Dalston. The students will design spaces for practice and...


Read more at: Hays Recruitment 2013 Award: Dan Ladyman
Hays Recruitment 2013 Award:  Dan Ladyman

Hays Recruitment 2013 Award: Dan Ladyman

28 November 2013

Dan Ladyman, the Department’s top performing 2013 MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture (Option B/ARB/RIBA Part 2) student was delighted to be awarded the Hays Recruitment 2013 Award. Dan’s project looks at the population increase of Beijing (half a million residents per year) and how the political, social...


Read more at: Evening Standard and Spectator choose James Campbell's 'Library: a World History' as one of their books of the year for 2013:
Evening Standard and Spectator choose James Campbell's 'Library: a World History' as one of their books of the year for 2013:

Evening Standard and Spectator choose James Campbell's 'Library: a World History' as one of their books of the year for 2013:

28 November 2013

http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/book/books-of-the-year-2013-8938697.html http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/books-feature/9076421/books-of-the-year-13/


Read more at: 'Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation': a new book by James Campbell
'Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation': a new book by James Campbell

'Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation': a new book by James Campbell

28 November 2013

The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history. Virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, has not only contained one or more staircases, but has celebrated them. For such an apparently simple part of a building they have been made in a...