Creative residents have moved in newly refurbished Hat House and there is a real buzz of activity in the Hat District! We are delighted that hat making has returned to 32 Guildford Street on the ground floor of Hat House, with new tenants Panama Hat Company & Majesa Panamas, who have a fantastic showroom with a magnificent range of hats.
They also make live demonstration of how their handmade hats are made at the traditional hat block french press!
Great to see our High Street regeneration workshop for teenagers at the RIBA London featured in the new film for the Clore Learning Centre!
See full film here
Come and see it for yourself here
Our joined design development with Fleet Architects and BB Heritage Studio for Peterson's Smokehouse includes a dark industrial material palette with colour highlights which takes cues from the fish smoking process: the iridescence of fish skin, the coral pink of salmon, the dirty yellow-grey of haddock, the black tar linings of the smoking houses.
Work is underway laying 4,500 colour shingles on our Living Room outside the new British Council offices at IQL Stratford.
Completion due for this October!
Planning permission has been granted on our LIVING ROOM public realm pavilion in Stratford. LIVING ROOM pavillion belongs in a series of playful, fun and engaging house-like forms, which are strategically located around the IQL public realm, offering escapism, tranquility and play!
Full project available here
Some great and inspiring modelmaking, sketching and briefwriting at our Skill Up Summer School at Riba London!
This week we visited Thornton Heath High Street with a group of young people, helped them build a scale of model of it and used RIBA library as inspiration to create their own public interventions for the site.