Research

  1. Book / Citymakers: What we leave behind

    The climate emergency demands we retain much more of our urban fabric rather than build anew. Here we explore ways of approaching the often awkward urban inheritance of the 20th century.

  2. Research / London’s Olympic Legacy East Bank Exhibition

    East Bank is opening. At the heart of Queen Elizabeth Park, the project is the UK’s newest cultural quarter. To mark this milestone, Allies and Morrison has curated a new public exhibition.

  3. Research / Making Barbican Centre: Grain and Scale

    The design and making of Barbican Centre: Grain and Scale. The experience of representing a project yet to be, and of experimentation and abstraction in architectural model-making.

  4. Book / Complex City

    Complex City is a detailed mapping of London’s historic layers, emerging from our work in characterisation studies. The book puts forward a new argument for character-based development.

  5. Research / Universities as urban catalysts Urban opportunism and higher education

    Urban opportunism and higher education: How has one urban university, across multiple sites in London, evolved as both a patron of architecture and a participant in urban regeneration?

  6. Research / Sustainability Net Zero 2030

    Net zero in the city: call for projects for a GLA research paper that will guide London’s decarbonisation journey.

  7. Research / Making Heritage Work The National Gallery's front door

    The curious case of The National Gallery's front door: Considering the urban role of the cultural institution in the city.

  8. Book / Citymakers: Pragmatics of the Picturesque

    The Picturesque has come to influence how we look at and respond to the city. We investigate what the picturesque is, as both a theory of historic origins and as a practical design tool for urbanists.