Jonas Lencer will is a speaker and judge at this weekend’s architecture festival in Romania titled: Zilele Arhitecturii or Architecture Days, Crossing Borders 2013.
Director Alex de Rijke will participate in a panel discussion on water-based architecture at this year’s ‘Talks With 100% Design’ as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.
Director Sadie Morgan will participate in the British Council for Offices (BCO) Cycle Challenge 2013.
Exeter City Council has unanimously approved dRMM’s plans for the new Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.
The East Village masterplan has been shortlisted for the RIBA London Regional Award.
Director Sadie Morgan has been appointed President for the upcoming term of the Architectural Association (AA), commencing June 2013.
dRMM are delighted to have been shortlisted for the RIBA West Midlands Regional Awards with their recently completed St Albans Academy, in Highgate, Birmingham.
dRMM’s ‘Floatopolis’ proposal is now available for viewing on BBC iPLayer.
Director Alex de Rijke and associate director Michael Spooner were in Exeter to present the designs for the new Academy rebuild, and help launch the ‘Be Inspired’ awareness campaign, which featured the premiere of a short film by ColourBurn.
Director Alex de Rijke will feature in tonight’s episode of The Culture Show on BBC Two at 10pm.
dRMM Ltd are once again all be under one roof, at 81 Weston Street, London SE1 3RS. Our phone number remains the same: 020 7803 0777.
The Venice Takeaway project is delivered to London from its former home at the 2012 Architectural Biennale.
Three of dRMM’s projects appear in this month’s issue of a+u, Japanese architecture and urbanism magazine.
Sadie Morgan has been confirmed as a jury member for The Architecture of Necessity competition.
Director Sadie Morgan appointed External Examiner at the University of Kent.
Said Oliver Wainwright of the Guardian on dRMM’s Four Dwellings primary school in Birmingham.
Last summer’s trip to Portland Square has paid off and dRMM join in celebrating the Olympic marketing ban lift.
Alex, Michael, Ryoko and Daniel braved a snowy journey for the official opening of St Albans Academy in Highgate, central Birmingham.
dRMM’s Battersea apartments attract enormous interest after going on sale on January 10th 2013.
dRMM would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2013.
The first stage of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, with buildings by dRMM & Ian Simpson Architects, has been granted planning permission.
Associate director Michael Spooner will be presenting at the Wood Solutions Fair in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on the 13th December 2012.
dRMM are part of a multi-disciplinary team that have been appointed to develop proposals for the remodelling of the Tremough Campus in Penryn.
Following demolition of the out-dated post-war primary school buildings, the landscaping and external works at Birmingham’s Four Dwellings School are making good progress. The new school welcomed students in September.
Director Sadie Morgan has been invited to form part of the advisory panel for the 2013 Inside World Festival of Interiors in Singapore.
Following on from the Outline Planning Consent granted earlier this year, the developing proposals for the Deaf Academy rebuild were shared with the local community at a drop-in session held held in November at the neighbouring St. Nicholas Primary School.
Today the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announced that it is supporting the Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust’s plans for the rescue and transformation of Hastings Pier.
Festival House comes to fruition with the official opening of its new restaurant, Beach House, on Saturday 17th November.
dRMM’s Timber Stadium model is featured in the Royal College of Art exhibition entitled The Perfect Place to Grow
Rundeskogen ‘Tree Houses’, a collaborative project dRMM have been working on with Helen & Hard of Norway is taking shape at Sandnes, near Stavanger.
dRMM’s design for a residential apartment building aims to define the western edge of the Battersea Powerstation site.
Two of dRMM’s projects will be showcased at the ‘Housing London’ exhibition, organised by the NLA (London’s Centre for the Built Environment).
Associate director Jonas Lencer discusses cross laminated timber in his talk titled ‘Tower of Love – Making a CLT Building’. The talk will take place on Thursday 1st November at The Building Centre, London.
dRMM has been approved as a pre-qualified supplier on the national online database Constructionline. The database is the UK’s largest register for contractors and consultants.
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Mike Stanley on Friday 21st September 2012.
Mike was a wonderful man and an important client for dRMM. He was full of positivity and an infectious ‘can do’ attitude that made creative things happen all around him. It was always a treat when Mike came to our studios. Although a professional relationship, I for one also regarded Mike as a friend. Like many others we shall miss him a great deal.
He was much loved. Our thoughts are with his work colleagues, friends, and most of all his family.
Professor Alex de Rijke
dRMM are delighted to continue supporting the Children’s Safety Education Foundation for another Year.
Featured in last night’s Evening Standard (12/09/12) were details of dRMM’s “floating village” project for the Venice Biennale.
The terracotta facades on dRMM’s Harper Square are taking shape. Completion due this Autumn.
On Monday the 27th August 2012, the British Pavilion, presented by the British Council, for the 13th Venice Architectural Biennale was officially launched.
dRMM have submitted plans to London Southwark Council for the design of a housing scheme, forming part of a broader regeneration plan for Elephant & Castle to be developed by Lend Lease.
ja+u, prestigious Japanese architectural publication website have featured dRMM’s RIBA Award winning project – the Tower of Love, on their website
Venice Takeaway: Ideas to change British Architecture
dRMM has joined the micro-blogging band wagon and is now communicating the company’s news in bursts through our Twitter feed.
The 2012 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup came to an end on Saturday (28th July) after an exciting and intense seven day programme.
With Outline Planning recently granted on the new site, the Exeter Deaf Academy is now focusing its attention on fundraising.
Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education Wins Planning
Sadie Morgan dRMM Director, has become an RSA Fellow (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
dRMM are delighted to have been named as one of the national winners of the 2012 RIBA Awards
The facades on dRMM’s ARK-sponsored Academy are taking shape.
dRMM Director Sadie Morgan has recently been appointed a trustee of the Creative Education Trust.
Last year dRMM Director Sadie Morgan was part of the team on Jonathan Goring’s yacht, Keronimo…
The Aram Gallery are collaborating with the Barbican by mounting their own Bauhaus exhibition, Bauhaus Live.
The LLDC (London Legacy Development Corporation) has appointed a specialist design panel to assist with the post-Olympic development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.
Sadie Morgan, dRMM Director, has been on the panel of judges of this year’s Building Awards
dRMM selected for Venice Biennale
The NLA hosting an exhibition on East Village in association with Delancey at the Building Centre.
Four Dwellings Primary School Takes Shape.
dRMM chosen as one of Britain’s 50 New Radicals in NESTA/Observer Campaign
dRMM have been granted Planning Permission by Southwark Council to redesign the landscape around Symington House (Elephant and Castle), an elegant example of a 1960’s slab block.
The Metropolitan Police in partnership with the Children’s Safety Education Foundation (CSEF) have developed a community training programme called ‘Street-Vibe’.
dRMM Director, Philip Marsh, will be on the panel of judges for WAN’s House of the Year Award 2011 which takes place next year.
The Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education has been given the go ahead on a new site.
This is to inform dRMM’s clients, collaborators and friends, of my decision to accept the offer of Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. It is a great honour, something I have considered carefully. The role will be part time, starting in January 2012.
Kingsdale School features in Tom Dyckhoff’s series on Channel 4
Clapham Manor school wins again, this time at the New London Awards which took place on 12 July at The Guildhall.
We are pleased to announce that dRMM along with Designer/Technologist, Gerrit Kaiser and Graphic Designer, Born Design have worked together to produce an easy to browse website which is designed for viewing on large screen computers, laptops and mobile phones.
The terracotta façade tiles are being installed, with all three variations now on the building. The scaffolding has been struck around the top of dRMM’s scheme, providing Leyton with the first exciting glimpse of what’s to come.
Great news that Hastings Pier was awarded £357,000 for the first phase of redevelopment from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Kevin McCloud has chosen his favourite British home. Sliding House has beaten Stowe House and even Sir John Soane’s House to the number one slot. “It’s fun and it makes me smile” is how McCloud decribed the house!
Read the Article in the Daily Mail
KXC is one of the most significant development and regeneration opportunities in Central London and one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe.
dRMM were selected to design Plot J, one of the first residential developments consisting of 143 residential units of mixed tenure, in addition to commercial use at ground floor and a basement.
dRMM has won a RIBA Competition to redevelop Hastings’ fire-damaged pier.
The competition was held on behalf of Hastings Borough Council, and the Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust. The firm impressed the Trust with its “flexibility and lateral thinking”.
Clapham Manor Primary School wins the London Planning Awards 2011.
Clapham Manor School was ‘Stirling Prize second’
The Architects’ Journal, 05 October 2010
Although narrowly missing out on the RIBA Stirling Prize, dRMM’s Clapham Manor Primary School received critical acclaim at this year’s awards ceremony.
Birmingham City Council grants Planning Permission to Four Dwellings Primary School. One councillor described the scheme as one that will not only benefit future students and teachers, but that will also be a fantastic asset to the local community.
The Yard – dRMM’s new gallery space for Modern Art Oxford – has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards in the Interiors and Fit Out category and for an International Art & Work Award. The project has also been shortlisted in the ‘Conversion’ category of Contractworld Awards .
More incredible news for dRMM: it has just been announced that Clapham Manor Primary School is shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010. The prize will be presented on Saturday 2 October 2010 and broadcast live on BBC Two’s The Culture Show.
Clapham Manor Primary School has been shortlisted for a Civic Trust Award. dRMM’s No. one Centaur Street won a Civic Trust Award in 2004. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on 12 March.
A wind turbine has been installed at Sliding House, to power the geothermal heat pump, amongst other things. Combined with photovoltaic panels, these renewable energy technologies at times enable the owner to supply power back to the grid.
Wansey Street Housing features in a+t’s latest book: HoCo Density Housing Construction & Costs. It will be on sale from 29 June. For further information, check a+t’s website
The RIBA today announced that Sliding House is to receive an RIBA Award. The award for the East region will be presented later in the year when we look forward to adding another RIBA plaque to our ‘collection’!
Sliding House has been recognised by Grand Designs Awards 2009. The project scooped two awards – Best New-Build and the overall genre winner of Best Home.
Kevin McCloud presented the awards to the client and design team, relaying the judges’ comments: “one big stroke of genius, a crazy idea that isn’t gratuitous but a creative response to make the building highly responsive to its environment and an extraordinary place to live”.
Check out an exclusive Sliding House movie on Wallpaper.com’s “new and improved video channel”. Hear what Alex and the client have to say about the project and their collaboration.
To see how the 20 ton shell of the Sliding House slowly slides back and unfolds to reveal a glass house beneath, watch this video filmed for Wallpaper* magazine.
Sliding House conjures delight and astonishment wherever it travels…
Some of the reactions to Sliding House can be found on Dezeen, iconeye, BD.
Stephen Bayley writes in the Observer, “the Sliding House is an extended bravura performance of life-enhancing design possibilities”.
dRMM’s latest completed project Sliding House – a house that moves on railway tracks – is featured over four pages in this month’s Architectural Review (“dRMM house in East Anglia moves with the times”, The Architectural Review.).
In an edition which focuses on houses, including projects from Japan, Germany, Canada and Chile, our project is described as “an architectural coup de théatre which is certainly unique in Britain and perhaps anywhere.” According to the journalist, Nat Jackson: “Cedric Price would have loved it”.