15 Mar 2018

Making places - MIPIM day three

The final day of this year’s MIPIM on the London stand featured a major thrust towards placemaking, and how London must ensure that it keeps what makes it special as it embraces growth and a quest for housing numbers.

14 Mar 2018

Housing London - MIPIM day two

Providing adequate housing for London in both quantum and quality terms was one of the key themes of day two at this year’s MIPIM. But a truly polycentric city could also be helped by stimulating the cultural industries and providing more infrastructure that such growth will require.

14 Mar 2018

Cleaning London’s Air and Zero-Carbon Architecture – NLA at EcoBuild

New London Architecture curated two lunchtime sessions at EcoBuild, bringing lively PechaKuchas on London’s air pollution and zero-carbon architecture.
If you missed them, here is a short summary of how they went:

13 Mar 2018

London is open – MIPIM 2018 kicks off

Day one of this year’s MIPIM opened in bright sunshine in Cannes – always an enticement to those visiting the London Stand, run by Pipers with the programme by NLA, with a series of talks on issues from housing to Harrow.

8 Mar 2018

2018 Annual Lecturer announced!

We are delighted to announce that this year’s NLA Annual Lecture will be given by Amanda Levete CBE, recent recipient of the Jane Drew Prize.

7 Mar 2018

Lewisham looks beyond the numbers for ‘good growth’

Successful regeneration needs more than the numbers approach often favoured by planners; it requires the kind of ‘good growth’ that values character, improved public realm and a sense of place just as much as the numerical goals.

28 Feb 2018

Zero-carbon London not ‘just possible but necessary’, say industry experts

Shirley Rodirgues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, was joined by industry experts to kick-off the first event as part of the new NLA Sustainability Programme. The PechaKucha called for visions of London ar 2050 – a zero-carbon, greener city, that respects the environment as well as the wellbeing of communities.

28 Feb 2018

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Londoners descended on NLA on Saturday 24 February to hear free expert advice on how to improve their own homes – with key recommendations stressing the importance of dialogue between client and architect, engaging contractors early on to design out any unexpected issues in terms of costs or materials, and above all else demanding good design. A series of free consultations with over 20 architects, engineers, surveyors and interior designers provided a myriad of inspirational advice, alongside a packed family programme.

23 Feb 2018

Crossrail - London’s ‘catalyst’

Crossrail represents a catalyst to respond to some of London’s congestion challenges, increasing capacity by 10% through carrying 200 million passengers a year and adding to London’s ‘bottom line’ with homes, offices and shops in the process.

14 Feb 2018

Diversity pays dividends, declare designers

Achieving greater diversity in the workplace results in a happier, more rounded workforce, but also pays dividends on the bottom line. However, the architecture and related professions must try harder to be more representative of the city they work in – in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and disability.