Eirini Villas is finally complete after five years of extensions, refurbishments and the most torturous planning system imaginable. When first built, the ‘Old House’ walls, roof and brise soleil – the latter inspired by a trip to Chandigargh – were built with a single layer of brick or concrete, relying on the thick lime render to keep us warm and dry – needless to say, this soleil – the latter inspired by a trip to Chandigargh – were built with
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Steve and Afolabi have returned from Mipim – essentially intact! Here you can see Afolabi, on the right, describing our Wood Green masterplan to Waltham Forest’s director for Investment and Delivery – Jonathan Martin. As well as this scheme we were kept busy explaining the two new commissions we have received from the City Corporation for Area Strategies for some of London’s most outstanding places.
Fluid will again be in attendance at MIPIM this year represented by directors Steve McAdam and Afolabi Spence. A model of our town centre area strategy for Wood Green will be central to Haringey’s stand, and Steve & Afolabi will be at the stand, in the London Pavilion, between events.
As a member of its Steering Group, I have been busy curating Building Futures’ first invited workshop since the group announced its independence from the RIBA, toward the end of last year. I developed the workshop to focus on discussing trends and emerging phenomena in the areas of politics, sociology, economics, technology and the environment in order to establish a research agenda focussing on a horizon set 15-20 years from now.
NATØ is once again on everyone’s lips – but not because of Trump. We are talking about another NATO – we are talking about ‘Narrative Architecture TØday’. What is that?
Building Futures reconvened last night for the first time since becoming independent of the RIBA last year. Around 50 professionals and thinkers from across the built environment, including architects, engineers, strategic advisors, research, academic and environmental practitioners, gathered to talk about the long-term urban future of the UK. All discussions of politics, economics, and any other foreseeable social trauma that may occur within the next ten to fifteen years was firmly banned, with the world in 2030 set as the minimum horizon.
From all of us at Fluid and Soundings to all we have worked and collaborated with we wish you a happy, prosperous and special 2017, and look forward to further projects in the New Year!
Over the summer we have retrofitted the 25 year old original villa designed by Steve McAdam and Christina Norton.
Fluid and Soundings finally welcomed in the summer this July with a picnic in Hoxton Square.
Fluid and Soundings were delighted yesterday to score two significant achievements at the NLA awards lunch, which was staged at the magnificent Guildhall. There were over 600 attendees, waiting to see whether their submissions had been recognised, and all were from established, innovative and interesting practices.
Fluid have been appointed by the London Borough of Haringey to develop proposals to bring back into use the disused Tottenham Green Nursery within the listed curtilage of Holy Trinity Church.
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