Tag: london

Clerkenwell – the design hub of London

According to the creators of Clerkenwell Design Week, Clerkenwell has more creative businesses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Artists, designers, architects and agencies are drawn to the East End with its refurbished factories, cobbled lanes, hidden churches and squares of green space. Clerkenwell is home to many architects, most famously it… Read more »

Take a piece of the Royal Academy’s Sensing Spaces home with you

The seven architects behind the creative exhibition Sensing Spaces have already started selling off many of their installations ranging from a bundle of branches by Li Xiaodong to the chaise longue signed by the architect Diébédo Francis Kéré. The contemporary exhibition transformed the Royal Academy’s galleries as well as questioned the viewer’s perception of space…. Read more »

Bespoke Support

This year at the Carlton Club we have teamed up with Bespoke Careers. Bespoke are supporting us in our endeavours, sponsoring the first of two evenings at the Carlton Hotel. This will be the second time we have worked together, following success of the Stirling prize after party in September 2013 A much anticipated part… Read more »

Article 25 Auction

Peter Murray, Chairman of Wordsearch, is one of 100 architects and artists who have sketched, painted and drawn the area to the north of the City of London including Broadgate, Hoxton and Shoreditch. The works of art will be auctioned on November 28th in aid of the charity Article 25 which provides schools and shelter in… Read more »

10 of the World’s Most Brilliant Eco-Architecture

Architecture as a profession is a vital ground for sustainable modernisation. Design is a powerful tool in addressing the worsening problem in climate change. The brilliant solution: the green design principles. Sustainability requires thinking ‘green’ at every stage in the building lifecycle, starting with the decision to build new or to renovate. Greenery is actually… Read more »

Architectural Shipping Containers

Usually little more than a vessel for carrying something from A to B, in recent years the humble shipping container has undergone something of a renaissance. Many creative architects are now turning to this simplistic material to create innovative spaces for everything from homes, to shopping centres, to full-on cities. Shoreditch’s Boxpark – just a… Read more »

Summer Outing

We here at Wordsearch and River like to spend our time wisely, we like to view London from different angles and don’t mind getting a bit dirty along the way. So for this year’s summer outing we took to the Thames and kayaked from Limehouse all the way to Greenwich. Despite the constant downpour of… Read more »

Battersea opens its doors

Ever wanted to take a walk within the walls of Battersea Power Station?  At the end of this month, the doors of the famous grade II listed landmark are opening to the public for only the second time since 1983.As part of the Open House London weekend, participants will be able to explore the historic… Read more »

How the Brits love a loser

A fabulously ridiculous unforeseen consequence of the absurdly bulbous Walkie-Talkie has been the discovery that it’s concave and reflective front is focusing the rays of the September sun onto a tiny patch of Eastcheap causing anything and everything in it to either melt or spontaneously combust. 20 Fenchurch Street, designed by Rafael Vinoly, is a… Read more »

240 Blackfriars

Stretching proudly across the famous River Thames, Blackfriars train station has undergone a radical redevelopment in recent years. Sleek, shiny and stunning, the revamped station is now a vantage point for great views across the river, as well as a welcome glimpse into TFL’s plans for futureproofing London’s transport. With the station now standing as… Read more »

The importance of staying grounded

When surrounded by high-rise architecture and ever-expanding skylines – as we so often are here at Wordsearch – you would be forgiven for keeping your head in the clouds. Spires and skyscrapers are a lofty expression of ambition, and an increasingly rare example of a physical indicator of development in an increasingly digital age. With… Read more »

map²: a treasured map

I have fond memories of the humble paper map. Long before the proliferation of the smartphone, digging out the old, muddied Ordnance Survey map from the back pocket of the car seat and scouting around to find the correct route had a palpable feel of adventure to it. While few would deny the practicality of… Read more »

Boris backs Battersea

  July 4th marked the start of something truly special for London, with construction work commencing on the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. The occasion was marked by a visit from Prime Minister David Cameron, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razakas and Mayor of London Boris Johnson. “There is no going back now,” said Boris at… Read more »

The Power is Back On

  Battersea Power Station has sat derelict and abandoned for more than 30 years, the power station, which is the largest brick building in Europe is now preparing to undergo a huge transformation. The masterplan will bring life back to the station itself and the surrounding area with an exciting mixed-use development. The scheme will rejuvenate… Read more »