Monthly Archives: May 2014

pedElle: Sadie Morgan is back in the saddle - 30-05-2014

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After having just completed the British Council for Offices (BCO) 2014 Cycle Challenge last week, Sadie is heading to Italy for her second charity cycle this year.

pedElle is a three-day cycling trip taking place between the 4th and 6th of June finishing at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. An all-female team will cycle from Milan to Venice to raise funds for a number of charities, including the healthcare and adoption organisation Coram. The event is in its second year and is establishing itself as an important, profile-raising venture for women in architecture. It provides female industry professionals with the opportunity to raise money for charity while inspiring more women to cycle.

dRMM is proud to be one of pedElle’s main sponsors for this year’s ride. If you would liked to make a donation of your own please visit Sadie’s donation page.

You can follow Sadie’s progress on Twitter.

Photo by Cycle To…

Museum & Heritage Award for The Future is Here - 15-05-2014

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dRMM’s design for the Design Museum‘s The Future is Here 2013 exhibition has been highly commended by the Museum and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2014 in the Innovations category.

dRMM worked in collaboration with graphic designers LucienneRoberts+ to create a space that challenged conventional gallery arrangement. The show’s exhibits were placed on CNC-cut, cardboard plinths. These were surrounded by pale pink walls which contrasted with the boldly coloured technology on display. The design encouraged visitors to enjoy a self-determined route whilst exploring the products, mechanisms and ideas of the future.

The Future is Here was curated by Alex Newson and ran from 24 July 2013 – 29 October 2013 at the Design Museum, London.

Photo by Luke Hayes

BCO Cycle Challenge: Take Two - 09-05-2014

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Director Sadie Morgan is back in the saddle for the 2014 British Council for Offices (BCO) Cycle Challenge, Leeds-Birmingham.

The proceeds from this ride will go towards the Jericho Foundation, based in Birmingham, which works with disadvantaged individuals to overcome life challenges and develop skills for future employment.

Sadie’s progress can be followed on Twitter: @dRMMArchitects. Donations can be made via the Just Giving Website.

p.s. Look out for this year’s BCO cycle kits designed by Jasmin Sohi of dRMM!

WoodBlock House Wins RIBA London Award - 07-05-2014

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WoodBlock House, a colourful home and studio built entirely from timber and glass in London’s East End, has won a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) London Regional Award.

Completed at the end of 2013 for UK artist Richard Woods, WoodBlock House is situated in the heart of Hackney, placed between neighbouring buildings built from brick and concrete. It is a deliberate experiment in engineered timber, and partially clad with Richard Woods’ own artwork. This genuine collaboration between architect and artist adds new tactile and visual expression to the fabric of London.

dRMM’s brief was to create a studio, home and office for an artist’s family. The result was a simple, large workshop and printing studio space on the ground floor, with separate living accommodation above, all characterised by the qualities of timber, good spaces and ample daylight. It stands as a modest manifesto for engineered timber and mixed-use, for economy and for colour.

dRMM are honoured to have WoodBlock House recognised as a significant contribution to London architecture. Congratulations to our team, and to all the other winners!