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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...


Read more at: Conflict in Cities members interviewed by the Guardian for an article entitled 'Walls: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank'
Conflict in Cities members interviewed by the Guardian for an article entitled 'Walls: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank'

Conflict in Cities members interviewed by the Guardian for an article entitled 'Walls: an illusion of security from Berlin to the West Bank'

20 November 2013

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Read more at: PhD Candidate Irit Katz is the first-ever winner of the James Morris Essay Prize

PhD Candidate Irit Katz is the first-ever winner of the James Morris Essay Prize

13 November 2013

Irit Katz, Girton College Scholar and a Phd Candidate in the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, has won the James Morris prize, a new award of the 'Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain' for work on British Colonial and Post-Colonial Architecture. The article titled 'Camps in Mandatory Palestine: The...


Read more at: Urban Hamlets: Abstract Mapping of Bow: Year 3 Studio 1 project and exhibition
Urban Hamlets: Abstract Mapping of Bow: Year 3 Studio 1 project and exhibition

Urban Hamlets: Abstract Mapping of Bow: Year 3 Studio 1 project and exhibition

7 November 2013

The studio continues its focus on East London and this year investigates the potential for urban and architectural interventions within Bow. An area demarcated by a historical accumulation of natural and artificial boundaries adjacent to the 700-year-old Bow Church will be proposed as the site for a cluster of buildings to...


Read more at: Gates Cambridge Scholar W. Victoria Lee awarded a distinction prize at the 2013 Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU) International Lighting Design Competition
 Gates Cambridge Scholar W. Victoria Lee awarded a distinction prize at the 2013 Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU) International Lighting Design Competition

Gates Cambridge Scholar W. Victoria Lee awarded a distinction prize at the 2013 Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU) International Lighting Design Competition

30 October 2013

Lee was awarded the distinction prize at the prestigious international lighting design competition for her installation project which is designed to get people interacting with their cities. Click here for more information from the Gates Cambridge website. Click here for more information about the Fondation Concept Lumière...


Read more at: Good Tidings for Coastal Communities: a research feature on the work of PhD student Ed Barsley

Good Tidings for Coastal Communities: a research feature on the work of PhD student Ed Barsley

24 October 2013

Flooding from rising sea levels and extreme weather events is a major global issue, and the UK is no exception. According to the Government’s 2012 Climate Change Impact Risk Assessment, flooding is the greatest threat facing the UK today. An innovative design concept by Ed Barsley aims to contend with rising seawater by...


Read more at: Hans van der Heijden – the new Marshall Visiting Professor
Hans van der Heijden – the new Marshall Visiting Professor

Hans van der Heijden – the new Marshall Visiting Professor

17 October 2013

We are delighted to announce that Hans van der Heijden will be our new Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor in Sustainable Urban Design. Hans is an architect and urbanist from the Netherlands where, having studied at TU Delft and worked for Mecanoo, he founded and is the design director of biq . He is not only an active...


Read more at: Senior Lecturer Frank Salmon and Emeritus Professor David Watkin are both major contributors to 'William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain'
Senior Lecturer Frank Salmon and Emeritus Professor David Watkin are both major contributors to 'William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain'

Senior Lecturer Frank Salmon and Emeritus Professor David Watkin are both major contributors to 'William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain'

14 October 2013

The enormous book published to coincide with the Kent exhibition that opened in New York on 20 September and travels to the Victoria and Albert Museum next Spring. Professor Watkin's chapter discusses the houses Kent designed in London, which include No. 10 Downing Street, while Dr Salmon considers Kent's buildings for the...


Read more at: 'The Library: A World History': a new book by James Campbell
'The Library: A World History': a new book by James Campbell

'The Library: A World History': a new book by James Campbell

14 October 2013

This wide ranging account is the first single volume to tell the story of libraries around 
the world, from the beginnings of writing to the present day. Book collections have always served 
to symbolize their owners’ culture and learning and the word ‘library’ has come to 
mean not only the books themselves, but also the...