Westminster Fire Station granted planning consent
The Loft House awarded planning consent
3 Strutton Ground (The Loft House) in London Victoria for Alchemi Group was awarded planning consent at Westminster City Council during Councillor Davis' planning committee. All four councillors were unanimous in agreeing with the planning officer that planning consent should be granted.
Openstudio Book at the RIBA Bookshop
The Openstudio Book is available to buy at the RIBA Bookshop!
Centenary Square Birmingham City International Design Competition
Openstudio has been selected as a finalist in the international open design competition to redesign Birmingham's Centenary Square.
Remodelista The Architects is in: A Passive Solar House for a Family of Stargazers
Openstudio has moved to 50 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 7ND
Climb any mountain architectural competition
Remodelista Considered Design Awards for the best children's space
Openstudio entered the competition run by Urban Splash in conjunction with the Architects' Journal. The brief was to design an 'Infobox' which will stand on the city-centre site for eight years, with the possibility of becoming a permanent fixture. Our 'Infocube' was a close rival to the final winner, which was also a three storey cube.
'Green technology is not something that can be bolted on'
Business Green - Amy Sims
Green buildings have emerged as a hot topic in recent weeks [...] But what constitutes a truly green building and why, when they can deliver significant long-term savings in terms of energy cost, does adoption remain so low? To find out, BusinessGreen.com caught up with two of the UK's leading green architects. Read the full interview here.
Rethinking Boundaries: Architecture, Culture and Socio-Political Change in the 21st Century
Jennifer Beningfield was one of four invited speakers, including Jane Rendall, Eyal Weizman, and Teddy Cruz, at this one-day conference at the architecture school at Liverpool University.
The speakers ranged from practising architects, to theorists, working in London, San Diego, Israel and South Africa.
Architecture After Apartheid: Shaping the Rainbow Nation
Jennifer Beningfield was part of a discussion panel to accompany an exhibition on South African architecture at the RIBA, linked to the publication of a special issue of the Architectural Review.
The exhibition 'Between Ownership and Belonging', investigated post-apartheid design and practice, from new public spaces to private homes.
Winner - Smallest Coolest Apartments 2007
Smallest Coolest Apartment 2007 - winner for 'Le Cabinet'.
This was an online competition run by the website Apartment Therapy looking at small apartments and homes all over the world less than 60 square metres in size. Judging criteria looked at the efficient and innovative use of a small space, aesthetics as well as creative problem solving. Our project was the unanimous winner.
Publication of The frightened land
The publication of The Frightened Land in October 2006 was the culmination of many years of research and work. It offers an original and thoroughly researched investigation into the spatial and cultural meanings that are embedded in the land.
The book is available in hardcover or paperback on order from bookshops or from Amazon.
The Politics of Making Conference
Jennifer Beningfield presented research work into contemporary architecture and landscape projects in South Africa.
The conference was held at Oxford University and brought together leading architects and researchers from the UK and abroad over a three day period. Jennifer Beningfield's paper was selected for publication in ARQ, as a result of this conference.
The Frightened Land book launch
Routledge sponsored a gathering to celebrate the publication of Jennifer Beningfield's ground-breaking work on the South African landscape and architecture.
Albie Sachs, who wrote the foreword to the book , introduced it at South Africa's Constitutional Court.
ASC05 Architecture Congress
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Jennifer Beningfield was invited to be the opening speaker on the meaning of landscape at this conference at one of South Africa's leading universities.
She was also a judge of work for the Des Baker Award at the same event.