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Architecture of Media, Nous Gallery, London – Launch and discussion September 11th, 7-10pm

September 2008

WAG are lead contributors to the ‘Architecture of Media’ exhibition at the Nous Gallery, at 100 Gifford Street, Kings Cross, London, N1 0DF. The work will be on display from September 11th to October 2nd 2008.
The exhibition documents WAG’s winning scheme for the Workspace Group Urbantine Project®Tent competition, and the runners-up schemes
The exhibition is launching [...]

Open Tables Ecology by WAG

July 2008

WAG’s Open Tables Ecology has just been announced as the winning project in this year’s Workspace Group Urbantine Project. The design will be constructed and displayed at Tent London during the London Design Festival this September.

Open Tables Ecology is a study in contemporary interaction theory, or Ubiquitous Computing.
Ubiquitous Computing is based upon using the particularities [...]

Atelier 6: Greenwich University

June 2008

Architecture 08 exhibition at the University of Greenwich.
Students of Architecture and their end of year work.
Atelier 6 2007/08:
Tutors: Jon Goodbun, Filip Visnjic, Cordula Weisser
This year the WAG studio has continued the work of previous cohorts, exploring the intersection of demographic, technological and environmental change. We consciously attempted to envisage new sustainable social forms by exploring [...]

The Good Life Social Ecology

May 2008

WAG have continued to develop their sub/urban cohousing permaculture research, which was recently commended by Europan. The scheme has been developed through the use of Ecology Diagrams – drawings which aim to capture all of the material, energy, information and social flows acting upon a site.

The design is aimed at meeting a growing niche demand [...]

Sustainable Thinking at BD Online

April 2008

The first article of a new regular column is up on the BD Online site. The new column is the product of an extended, and often weblog based, conversation around sustainable thinking that I have been engaged in with editor Phil Clark over the last year. This column aims to address over the coming [...]

WAG’s Social Ecologies scheme Commended – Europan 9: Milton Keynes

January 2008

We are very pleased to report that our “Social Ecologies” proposal for Milton Keynes site in Europan 9 Competition has received a commendation.
Jury’s report:
The project explored social structures and an approach to tenure rather than architecture or built form. Housing is grouped in small courts with shared community gardens and clustered communal resources. The jury [...]

Birnbeck Island Competition

December 2007

Year: 2007
WAG: Architects
Project Description: Ideas competition for development of a derelict but listed island resort and bridge/pier for UrbanSplash.
Estimated contract sum: N/A
Our latest competition submission for this exciting new project. Unfortunately, WAG was not shortlisted to procure project further. To see other entries/winner please visit RIBA competitions office.

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Site Analysis:
Weston-Super-Mare operates efficiently [...]

Battersea Liquidwood Station

July 2007

Battersea Power Station has been left empty for several decades. Various proposals to develop the site have floundered. This projects takes on this difficult site and asks: how can it make poetic amends for the pollution and CO2 that it emitted as a power station, and provide a powerful new resource for the capital? The [...]

Sheffield Festival Centre Competition

May 2007

Showroom and Workstation
Location: Sheffield
Year: 2007
WAG: Architects
Project description: Competition Entry
A predominantly timber extension, this proposal weaves new media technology into a patterned wood panel facade – creating a distinctive new aesthetic combining luxury and function, appropriate to this Festival Centre brief. The roof gardens, themselves both pleasurable and functional (recycling greywater), when seen from the station [...]

WAG contribute to sustainable innovations think tank in Lisbon.

May 2007

Last Wednesday I was flown (sic!) to Lisbon to contribute to a sustainable innovations brainstorming workshop. We were selected by consultants Interiority, on the basis of our ‘eco-innovative’ thinking and experience, to be part of a team put together for Brand developers Added Value, for a client of theirs: the Portuguese arm of a petroleum [...]

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