James will be speaking as part of the Design Museum's 10 years of Designers in Residence celebration event on Sunday the 17th of September.
The programme supports early career designers in developing their body of work through a new strand of research and practice. James's project Rooftops and Rookeries explored 'bad' housing typologies from London's past to offer suggestions of how we may live and build in dense urban areas in the future.
Visit the Design Museum website for more information about the event.
We've been running a series of events for creative businesses at Ealing Works, the new co-working space we're developing with Ealing Council.
From creative thinking for business to social media strategies, the events have been a fun and informative way of building the Ealing Works community in anticipation of the opening of the new work space.
For more information about future events, visit the Ealing Works website.
Projects Office have completed a new workplace for financial technology start-up Paddle. A fast construction programme meant that works had to take place over the Christmas / New Year period to ready the space for the team to start work on the first day of January.
Projects Office has been appointed by Ealing Council and the GLA to design a new workspace in West Ealing. We'll be transforming an unloved office into a dynamic new community working hub, with lots of input from the community and local college.
Entrepreneurs, small businesses, students, artists and makers of West Ealing: get involved! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manifesto-workshop-tickets-29897738942
A continuation of our work on the Madlove project created by artists the vacuum cleaner and Hannah Hull, we worked with Benjamin Koslowski to design a fantastical future asylum. The large architectural model is the finale of the Wellcome Collection's latest exhibition, Bedlam: the asylum & beyond.
Our Flying Colours display for Uniqlo's Regent Street store, created as part of RIBA's annual shop window competition is now live, complete with a flock of flapping pigeons.
Photo credit: Liam Clarke
We've been designing enhancements for the interior and exterior spaces of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) ward in the new hospital currently under construction in Edinburgh. The project has been informed by in-depth user engagement, including a series of artist-led staff and patient workshops.
More info coming soon. In the meantime you can find out a little more about the project here.
Continuing our research into good mental health environments, we've been collaborating with artist the vacuum cleaner and designer Benjamin Koslowski on work for the upcoming Wellcome Collection exhibition, Bedlam: the asylum & beyond.
Find out more about the exhibition here.
We're delighted to have been selected to take part in the RIBA Regent Street Shop Windows Project. We'll be collaborating with art director Jack Berk to build a window display for fashion retailers Uniqlo from 5-25 September 2016. Bethan's got her dungarees on already...
For London Festival of Architecture 2016, we played an architectural version of Consequences with local community groups. You can see the absurd outcomes in our exhibition at Oxo Tower Wharf until 4th July 2016.
Read more about our approach and thoughts on real community consultation over at the LFA blog.
We're working on an exhibition at the Oxo Tower's G11 gallery as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016. It's a lighthearted alternative approach to community consultation, to see if it's possible for everyone to get exactly what they want (spoiler: it probably isn't). Details of the exhibition to follow.
London Festival of Architecture runs from 1 – 30 June. www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
We spent a brilliant and productive weekend in a rambling castle in deepest darkest Poland, working with children's furniture start-up moKee to develop their branding and content strategies.
Dramatic spaces at our north London site. It's incredible how much space can be found within a Victorian terrace. We love the temporary triple height atrium...but we're more excited about its ongoing transformation into a unique family home.
We are to delighted to have been shortlisted in New London Architecture's 'New Ideas for Housing' competition. The open call sought ideas to solve London's housing crisis and attracted entries from around the world. Our proposal 'The Rookery - a new (old) idea for housing' is a development of part of our Rooftops and Rookeries project and proposes dense cooperative self build housing for underused space in inner London housing estates.
PROJECTS OFFICE have been appointed to redesign a stone built warehouse building in North Yorkshire. Situated beside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Silsden, the building will be redeveloped to provide new office and showroom space for an expanding furniture company. The warehouse's current residents, a flock of around 50 pigeons will not be staying and will be relocated elsewhere.
Madlove: A Designer Asylum, the installation designed by PROJECTS OFFICE and Benjamin Koslowski in response to artist 'the vacuum cleaner's' Madlove project has received a commendation for services to mental health at the 2015 Design in Mental Health Awards.
See more on the MADLOVE project page.
PROJECTS OFFICE have been granted planning permission to create two new apartments within the top floors of a period house near Blackheath in South London. The building has been subject to a series of unsympathetic modernisations over the years and the works set out to reveal and enhance its period features as well as substantially improve aspects of the built fabric such as thermal efficiency.