Director Sadie Morgan will be speaking at the Træ! Timber Symposium at the Royal Danish School of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen. The event will take place on the 29th November and will be divided into two major parts. The first will focus on Danish architecture in timber and the second will look at international examples.
As keynote speaker Sadie will present the work of dRMM as pioneers in the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) in UK architecture. She will later form part of a panel discussion chaired by Prof Anne Breim of the Centre for Industrialised Architecture.
For more information on the symposium please visit the Træ! website.
The dRMM team would like to thank everyone involved in making of the London Design Festival (LDF) landmark project – Endless Stair.
We would especially like to thank LDF for initiating/commissioning the project, The American Hardwood Export Council for their material, sponsorship and critical enthusiasm, ARUP engineers for their design skills, Imola Legno and Nussli for outstanding CLT manufacture and assembly, and SEAM for their brilliant lighting.
Most of all we would like to thank the public for their curiosity and fearlessness in embracing this project.
Director Sadie Morgan will join Chris Wilkinson, founding director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, for a discussion on the value of small projects on the 24th October at the NLA. The event will be chaired by Christine Murray, editor of The Architects’ Journal, to mark the launch of this year’s awards.
The AJ Small Projects Awards celebrate excellence in small scale projects which demonstrate innovation despite being built within shape, size and budgetary restraints. The event is free to attend. RSVP is essential.
dRMM was chosen by Cathedral Group PLC as one of a troop of star architects to design a doll’s house with features suitable for children with disabilities.dRMM collaborated with artist Richard Woods to create the “House for a Deaf Child” – an object for learning and playing which promotes visual communication for the hearing impaired.
The exterior of the house is made up of adjustable, brightly coloured strips, whilst the inside is left neutral to allow pattern to be created through light and shadow. On further exploration children will be able to reconfigure the space through the movable furniture. The outer coloured strips can also be removed and re-positioned according to the user’s preference.
All of the dolls’ houses will be up for bidding online leading up to the auction event at Bonham’s Auction house on the 11th November 2013. The proceeds from all sales will go towards KIDS – a national charity working with disabled children and their families.
A video produced by Dezeen and Mini World Tours, in which Prof Alex de Rijke of dRMM Architects explains the ideas behind the London Design Festival 2103 landmark project, and the real meaning of the ‘Endless’ in Endless Stair.