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  1. 31.10.2016

    Roberta Marcaccio to speak at Inter=Photography and Architecture Conference in Pamplona

    Museo Universidad de Navarra 
    Pamplona, Spain 
    2-4 November 2016 

    Speaking at the International Conference Inter=Photography and Architecture this week, Roberta will first unpack the complex nature of the relationship between architecture, buildings and photography, to then introduce the way in which DSDHA, as research-oriented architects, experiment with the photographic medium; treating it as a design tool, rather than simply fixing on glossy images the final outcomes of our endeavours. 

    She will focus on DSDHA’s techniques of ‘grounded research’, which use photography as their starting point to investigate our sites and identify the latent concerns, aspirations and trends of the many individuals which inhabit them – all aspects that often remain hidden to the generic gaze of statistics and evade the canonical artifact-focused photographic representations of architecture. The images DSDHA manufacture by means of these techniques are our starting point to map what we call ‘personal landscapes’, and understand how individual narratives relate to the urban morphology as well as to the history of a place. It is from this vantage point that we then proceed to speculate on future scenarios.
    Tags: photography research grounded research theory
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  2. 06.10.2016

    Ellen Hadden speaking at the National Urban Design Conference 2016

    Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October 
    VSC Conference Centre 
    63-79 Seymour Street 
     London W2 2HF 

    Speaking at 'Learning From London' – the second session of this year's Urban Design Conference – Senior Associate Ellen Hadden will present the most recent developments of our study on cycling in London. 

    As recipients of the 2016 Fellowship in the Built Environment, awarded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, DSDHA are currently exploring the notion of 'The Beautiful Everyday Journey’, with the aim to make cycling in our city a more pleasurable, exciting and accessible mode of transport.

    learn more about the conference here
    Tags: cycling transport research
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  3. 08.12.2014

    David Hills and Edmund de Waal in Conversation at Royal Academy

    Monday 8 December 2014
    6.30 - 7.45pm 
    Tickets: £12 / £6 (students / concession)

    The lecture will focus on the ongoing conversation between Architect David Hills and acclaimed Artist, Edmund de Waal, which has led to the creation of his two studio spaces in London, and the design of The Silver Building in Westminster, projects that combine the practices of art and architecture. 

    For more information, please click here.
    Tags: lecture research edmund de waal edmund de waal studio royal academy royal academy of the arts
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  4. 22.11.2014

    Unit 11 at The Cass

    This year, DSDHA's Unit 11 at The Cass is exploring 'Above and Below', a brief that questions how infrastructure and building beneath, as well as above and around us, can influence design and how we live.

    The Unit field trip, led by Deborah Saunt, David Hills, Nicola Ibbotson and Matthew Lambert, took students to The National Gallery Scotland, where this photo of Dixon Jones' first-floor light-well was taken. 
    Tags: teaching research news unit 11 the cass London Metropolitan University DSDHA
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  5. 24.10.2014

    DSDHA Out and About: Wardour Street Visit

    For this month's Out and About, the practice visited Wardour Street, a residential project in the heart of bustling Soho, London.

    Collins Contractors showed us around the building's stripped interior with its industrial structure exposed in all its glory. Original steel beams, columns and brickwork could be seen throughout the site. Spread across five levels, including a small rooftop space, the scheme will build on the local character of semi-industrial workshops and warehouses. The existing architectural detailing, such as the brick facades and original metal-framed windows to the front elevation will be retained and refurbished to enhance the qualities of the existing building.

    Read more about the project here.
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