Monthly Archives: December 2012

BATTERSEA GETS GO-AHEAD - 14-12-2012

Battersea Power Station

The first stage of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, with buildings by dRMM & Ian Simpson Architects, has been granted planning permission.

The planning application was approved at the planning committee yesterday evening. Outline permission for Rafael Vinoly’s masterplan was granted in August 2010.

dRMM’s design for a curvilinear residential apartment building defines the western edge of the Battersea Power Station site, following the railway lines to Victoria.

dRMM IN CANADA - 13-12-2012

dRMM Talks Timber

Associate director Michael Spooner will be presenting at the Wood Solutions Fair in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on the 13th December 2012.

The Wood Solutions Fair, organised by the Canadian Wood Council, is an event showcasing wood products and their use in construction. The event will include informative seminars on wood products and building.

Michael will present the work of dRMM with reference to its pioneering architectural solutions using cross-laminated timber.

FOUR DWELLINGS FROM ABOVE - 10-12-2012

Four Dwellings

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.

Four Dwellings has been designed around the typical day of the student, extending learning from inside to out, in landscapes clusters tailored to age. Project completion is scheduled for March 2013.

SADIE MORGAN ON INSIDE FESTIVAL 2013 ADVISORY PANEL - 06-12-2012

INSIDE 2013

Director Sadie Morgan has been invited to form part of the advisory panel for the 2013 Inside World Festival of Interiors in Singapore.

As the sister event of the World Architecture Festival, the Inside Festival celebrates the finest in interior spaces and their creators. The festival takes place between the 2nd and 4th October 2013 and will include curated events, talks, installations and a prestigious awards programme.

As a member of the advisory board Sadie will be asked to contribute ideas on the look and feel of the event, as well as the creative content. Moreover, she will form part of the strategy team that shapes the programme and festival as a whole.

Visit the Inside Festival website for more details.

EXETER ROYAL ACADEMY FOR DEAF EDUCATION – COMMUNITY CONSULTATION - 03-12-2012

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

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.

The response was overwhelmingly positive, with much enthusiasm for the arrival of the Academy to Hill Barton. The Redevelopment will provide almost 6000 m2 of internal floor space for the Academy, including a ‘Deaf High Street’ for external partner organisations, as well as a 120-bed Residential Care Housing complex. Reserved Matters Planning submission is targeted for January 2013.