19 July 2017

Ying Yang: Three architects design housing system for new arrivals

A team of three designers, two of whom are with Allies and Morrison, has designed a prototype for temporary housing for homeless migrants. Our Sofia de los Rios and Constantino Baranda teamed up with Adrian Feige of Populous to devise an ingenious system that provides dignity and comfort for residents. Their entry, Ying Yang!, came in second place out of 21 entries.

19 July 2017

Healing the city: Sheffield’s ‘project of the decade’

Recently named 'Development of the Decade' at the Sheffield City Region Insider Property Awards, the Heart of the City project in Sheffield has over the last several years made an important contribution to the city and the region. Our involvement began in 1994 when we were appointed by the City of Sheffield to develop a masterplan to revitalise the city centre.

10 July 2017

AJ Retrofit 2017: Oxford Quads and a Modernist landmark

Two recent Allies and Morrison projects have been shortlisted for this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards, which celebrate work that prolongs the life of the built environment.

01 July 2017

Manchester City Council approves MMU Arts building

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission and listed building consent for the new Arts and Humanities Building at Manchester Metropolitan University. The project is about creating an inspirational venue of cultural encounter, which will open the University to the public and showcase its creative strengths and cultural artefacts.

01 July 2017

Goodluck Hope: a new riverside neighbourhood

Taking shape within the docklands riverside in east London is Goodluck Hope, a new neighbourhood which will provide more than 800 new homes within the setting of the Leamouth and North Greenwich peninsulas. Once an area of intense industrial activity, this site in particular had been an important location for ship building and remnants of this industrial past remain in place, leaving a distinctly maritime legacy. It is adjacent to the eclectic Trinity Bouy Wharf which includes London’s only lighthouse. This rich heritage has shaped the architectural response today.

01 July 2017

RIBA International Week: Can we find a model for the new urban agenda?

This week marks RIBA International Week, an exploration of global architecture. Our work on the Madinat al Irfan masterplan, an urban extension for the Omani capital Muscat, will be featured in an exhibition entitled ‘Delivering the New Urban Agenda through Competitions’ held at the RIBA over the course of the week. The display shares winning entries from international design contests which have been organised by RIBA Competitions.

01 July 2017

In Aldgate, a new neighbourhood of contextual tall buildings

With medieval origins as an eastern gateway into the City of London, Aldgate and Whitechapel have for centuries been a place of settlement for new arrivals in London. Today the area is rapidly changing and it is seeing yet another influx of new residents.

22 June 2017

RIBA National Award for King’s College School

Allies and Morrison's work on a new building for a school in Wimbledon, south London has been awarded a coveted RIBA National Award. The project is one of 49 buildings to receive such a distinction in 2017. The new carefully detailed building at King's College School provides new classrooms and a dramatic new great hall for the School, as well as new administrative accommodation. It also helps to complete a quad, taking an important place in its late Victorian campus.

06 June 2017

100 Bishopsgate at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

We are delighted to reveal that a drawing of 100 Bishopsgate has been selected for the Architecture Gallery at this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

01 June 2017

Recently completed: Glasshouse Gardens, Stratford

Stratford is rising. With the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park firmly anchored in its burgeoning east London context, the development at the Park’s edges is now taking shape. Among these are two new residential towers, Glasshouse Gardens, which the practice has designed for Lendlease. Set within the International Quarter masterplanned by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the residential buildings are located at the head of the new neighbourhood and help to form a southern gateway for the Olympic Park. The towers articulate an early legacy concept of ‘buildings within a park’ relating to and very much being embraced by the new park landscape.

01 June 2017

RIBA London Awards: King’s College School and Hollandgreen

In a ceremony last night at the RIBA, Portland Place, two Allies and Morrison projects were honoured with RIBA London Awards: King’s College School in Wimbledon and Hollandgreen, incorporating the Design Museum.

01 June 2017

In Paddington, echoes of Brunel, Prouvé and Chareau

Allies and Morrison has completed Four Kingdom Street, a new high grade office building at Paddington Central. It is the first to be completed of two office buildings designed by the practice for British Land at their canal-side development next to Paddington railway station. Tucked into a compact yet highly visible site adjacent to The Westway, the new building provides over 12,800 sqm of commercial office space over nine flexible floorplates above a generous reception and retail areas.

01 June 2017

Clandon Park design competition shortlist

We are delighted to announce that a team led by Allies and Morrison has been shortlisted in the National Trust’s Clandon Park International Design Competition, which aims to restore and revitalise an 18th-century Palladian house near Guildford.

18 May 2017

Learning from Oxford with the Architecture Foundation

Last autumn, six studios took over James Stirling’s Florey Building at The Queen’s College, Oxford as the 2016 Architecture Foundation Masterclass, in an exploration of the spatial sensibilities and architectural character of the contemporary university. The results of that enquiry culminate in an exhibition that opens at Allies and Morrison this week.

01 May 2017

In-depth: Offices that work

Under the theme of 'London Refocused', the 2017 British Council of Offices (BCO) Annual Conference occurs this month. As a practice working on a number of commercial projects across London, it provides an opportunity to learn from this diverse portfolio.

01 May 2017

New Work: Manchester Metropolitan University arts and media building

Manchester Metropolitan University. Situated on the University's All Saints campus, Allies and Morrison has been commissioned to create a new home for departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities including theatre, languages, creative writing and journalism. In doing so, the project seeks to redevelop a prominent site on the City's Oxford Road corridor currently occupied by the Mabel Tylecote Building.

01 May 2017

Two Fifty One tops out

With the 40th floor slab now poured, Two Fifty One has topped out. The tower's distinctive inclined triangular top has been revealed, taking its place on the south London skyline. The resultant sculptural form of the building as a whole changes considerably in character and appearance when viewed from different angles.

01 May 2017

An expanding neighbourhood along the Welsh Harp

West Hendon phase 4, which will provide more than 600 new homes along the Welsh Harp reservoir, has been granted reserved matters planning permission, completing a neighbourhood masterplanned by Allies and Morrison. Located between The Broadway and the Reservoir, this phase has brought together a collaborative team of Allies and Morrison, Makower Architects, Mikhail Architects, Cameo Landscape Architects and accessible design consultants David Bonnett Associates.