Fluid are delighted that our proposal (number 38) for the ‘Old Street Iconic Gateway’ competition is longlisted and being presented at a public exhibition. Together with engineers Structure Mode and Trinity landscape
Our installations for the Icon Design Trail 2017 are taking shape! They will be located on Silk Street, opposite the Barbican Centre entrance, and on W Smithfield, outside Market View, from Saturday 16th until Monday
The City of London Corporation have launched a small architectural competition to speculate on the architectural and design future of the Culture Mile. They are inviting architects, designers and artists to help us envisage this. Fluid have developed a number of themes that have emerged from the Culture Mile’s new public realm strategy: ・ Form […]
Despite the rain Fluid held a series of Culture Mile pop-ups last week with the help of the Year Here fellows. As part of their ‘bootcamp’, the Year Here fellows were introduced to the world of community engagement and placemaking through Soundings / Fluid’s work before going out to the public to get a real feel for it. Some of the fellows will be working on a Soundings project over the next couple of months.
Fluid are delighted to announce some new promotions and appointments within the company, gearing for the busy year ahead! Afolabi Spence who has worked with us since 2003, and has been instrumental in helping shape Fluid’s approach to the process of design, has become a Director.
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.
Fluid and Soundings finally welcomed in the summer this July with a picnic in Hoxton Square.
MIPIM was all agog with the realisation that the outer London boroughs are the next big thing in London – Steve called it the ‘doughnut effect’ – though he wasn’t sure it would catch on.
On 6 November, 6.30pm at UEL School of Architecture, Steve McAdam and Afolabi Spence will discuss rules and their transgression in architectural work at this evening lecture and look forward to a lively discussion with all present.
Steve McAdam and Afolabi Spence gave a talk entitled ‘Home and Away –
a discussion on the nature of dwelling’ referring to various Fluid projects and to ideas drawn from Heidegger, Foucault and others.
Fluid continues their involvement with this year’s New Architects Club at Sir John Soane’s Museum in the second of three sessions with the club.