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Our Edge project in Amsterdam features in Bloomberg.

The Francis Crick Institute featured on the BBC’s Today program as practical completion is reached

Building work is finally complete at the biggest biomedical facility in Europe, the Francis Crick Institute. Scientists will start to gradually move in over the next month, and it will be open to the public in early 2017. The Crick, which has cost 700 million pounds, and will house more than a thousand scientists, claims to offer a radical new approach to medical research by encouraging scientists from different disciplines to work together in new and imaginative ways.

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Europe’s biggest science centre opens in the UK
The Financial Times - 01.09.2016

Cathedral to science opens for business
BBC News - 01.09.2016

“The Francis Crick Institute is an extraordinary example of collaborative work. Our role was to establish the architectural expression of the building, lifting it to the status of a major civic institution, linking the Crick to other nearby landmarks and creating a world class centre for interdisciplinary research.”


Wayne McKiernan, Director at PLP Architecture

PLP Partner Kevin Flanagan interviewed by The International New York times about Timber Tower Research

“Timber has a higher aesthetic appeal for humans than concrete, encouraging a sense of well-being among residents. Cross-lamination establishes a new level of quality control and fire protection. It brings a new structure and form.."

“The faster construction is also less disruptive to the local neighbourhood, and timber is also lighter, so could conceivably be used to extend existing concrete buildings upwards.”


Kevin Flanagan speaking to New York Times Journalist Laura Latham

PLP’s Timber Tower’s research, developed in partnership with the Centre for Natural and Material Innovations at the University of Cambridge, and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork, looks towards creating new design potentials with timber buildings, rather than simply copying the forms of steel and concrete construction. The transition to timber construction may have a wider positive impact on urban environments and built form, and offers opportunities not only to rethink the aesthetics of buildings, but also the structural methodologies informing their design as well. PLP is currently working on further proposals for a 31 storey timber building for a site in Western Europe.

 

www.nytimes.com

 

PLP Architecture Research Group featured in “The Changing Shape of Practice” Monograph published by Routledge

PLP Architecture’s in-house research group has had a chapter dedicated to its work in a new monograph on architectural practice and design-led research. The Changing Shape of Practice is a handbook for practices that wish to integrate research into their work and a reference book for students that seek to prepare themselves for the future research trajectories of the discipline. The book details PLP’s work on 3D city modelling, interactive systems and advanced visualisation techniques, parametric and performance based design, and genotype algorithms in architecture.

 

To find out more about PLP’s research group, visit the research page on our website (link) or to buy the book visit:

 

www.amazon.co.uk

Dezeen names Collective Old Oak one of the best six co-living developments in the world

The Collective Old Oak is the world’s largest coliving space: a new hybrid typology that redefines the architecture of living and working to suit the unique community of people that will develop here. The project reinvents collective living for today, laminating together a series of complimentary programs and atmospheres to establish an environment that allows its occupiers to live work and play – all in one building.

 

Opened on May 1st 2016, the building comprises 550 bedrooms as well as shared communal areas, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, co-working spaces, restaurant, gym, cinema, spa and launderette.

 

www.dezeen.com

PLP Partner Kevin Flanagan speaks to ITV News, Monocle24 Radio, and London Live about our Timber Tower Research Project

PLP Partner Kevin Flanagan, who worked on the research project together with Partner Ron Bakker, Michael Ramage of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Architecture and Natural Material Innovation Group, and engineers Smith & Wallwork, was interviewed on various media outlets this week following the extensive media coverage of our research proposals and a presentation to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.

 

Kevin was interviewed for ITV and London Live’s evening news segments, and spoke at length on The Monocle Weekly show about the research.

 

The episode is available to listen for free online, or to download as a podcast: The Monocle Weekly

 

 

PLP Architecture featured in GQ magazine October issue 2016

‘A commune, but not as we...

 

PLP Architecture volunteer

with The City Centre’s Learning Program, designing and...

 

PLP’s Chiltern Place for Ronson Capital Partners reaches structural completion

 

Virtual reality research by PLP featured in The Economist’s Science and Technology Section

 

PLP Partner Kevin Flanagan interviewed by the International NY Times about Timber Tower...


PLP’s Masterplan for the former Westferry Printworks site
receives planning permission...


PLP Director Karl Sharro
argues the case for a high-
density London at Open-City’s...

 

PLP, Cambridge University and Smith and Wallwork present timber skyscraper research...

22 Bishopsgate, a new office tower at the heart of the City of London.

The Edge, Amsterdam, the world's most sustainable building

 

Nova, Victoria

London, UK

 

The Nexus

Pearl River Delta, China

 

Foshan New City Plaza

Foshan, China

 

Chiltern Place

London, UK

 

The Collective Old Oak

London, UK

 

Translation & Innovation Hub

London, UK

 

1 Page Street

London, UK

 

 

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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