1. Mess: Spatial Strategies for London's Cultural Infrastructure
    Focussing on the theme of Cultural Infrastructure, DSDHA has led Metabolic City: one of the LSA 2017 Design Think Tanks. Working collaboratively with the students we have addressed some of the issues raised by the Mayor's Cultural Infrastructure strategy and devised a spatial strategy to “sustain London’s future as a cultural...
  2. Collective Impressions
    A paper delivered by Roberta Marcaccio on DSDHA's Grounded Research methodology at the Inter=Photography and Architecture International Conference in Pamplona, Spain.
  3. London School of Architecture
    DSDHA director Deborah Saunt is the Director of Inter-Practice at the newly founded London School of Architecture (LSA), a cutting-edge, bottom-up initiative, which aims at bridging the gap between academia and practice and promises to democratise architectural education, by making it more affordable and therefore...
  4. Cultural Infrastructure: Art in Transit
    Building on our investigations of London’s cultural infrastructure, this year we are interested in looking at the city's art network, to understand how it operates –architecturally, politically, economically and logistically.
  5. LSA Design Think Tanks 2016
    DSDHA is one of the practices in the LSA network involved in the research of the Design Think Tanks. The LSA aims to create a vibrant and dynamic research platform among the students and the practices involved in the school, harnessing the power of collaborative endeavour and shared purpose to engage in global design conversations...
  6. Cyclopaths
    DSDHA has been awarded a two-year Research Fellowship in the Built Environment by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. With the support of the fellowship grant, DSDHA are exploring the notion of 'The Beautiful Everyday Journey’, with the aim to make cycling a more pleasurable, exciting and accessible mode of...
  7. Deconstructing Sinan's Townscape
    “…one thing remains the same: the place the Bosphorus holds in our collective heart….(it) sustains the city and all those who dwell in it.” - Orhan PamukInvited by Turkish Ceramics and the AJ, DSDHA explores the works of Mimar Sinan's, the first 'Starchitect', and writes about the picturesque in Isntanbul. 
  8. Orbits and Trajectories - PhD research by Deborah Saunt
  9. Vesta House: Designing for Openness
    A paper delivered by DSDHA Associate John Zhang at the Future of Open Building Conference at ETH Zurich in September 2015. 
  10. Monumentimals
    http://www.dsdha.co.uk/projects/54be8707c1b2e00003000001/Monumentimals‘Monumentimals’ was DSDHA’s contribution to the Monumental Masonry Exhibition, held at Sir John Soane’s Museum from 6th December 2014 – 24th January 2015.
  11. Good Intentions
    DSDHA's competition entry for the British Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale was devised to investigate the impact of Modernity on the evolution of public space in the UK. It explored the heated debate surrounding publicly owned space as an enduring legacy of Modernity.
  12. Gyratories - A Critical Fascination
  13. Re-imagining the Albertopolis
    In 2010, Deborah Saunt was awarded the Research Fellowship in the Built Environment by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. The generous grant supported an intensive research programme to develop a comprehensive understanding of public realm issues facing the Albertopolis, specifically the area around the Royal...
  14. Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
  15. Cultural Infrastructure 2015-16: Production
    Each year DSDHA’s Unit tackles an aspect of the city that challenges our preconceptions and, with each investigation, we produce beautiful architecture alongside relevant provocations that attract attention from a world beyond of the Cass. This year the course seeks to define London's cultural infrastructure – the spaces...
  16. Beautiful Infrastructure
    Each year DSDHA’s Unit tackles an aspect of the city that challenges our preconceptions, often confronting issues that might appear unpalatable or beyond the remit of the traditional architect, such as exclusivity in Mayfair, deregulation in Soho or oligarchy in The City. We aim to redefine where architecture inserts itself...
  17. Free State of Soho
  18. The Mayfair Mission
    London is a so-called “World City.” The proximity of its diverse inhabitants makes for extraordinary exchange and meaningful interaction. Transactions of extreme wealth and influence differentiate London and link it with only a few other cities globally. In 2009, DSDHA's and the students of Unit 13 at London Metropolitan...
  19. Oligarchy and Architecture
    Each year DSDHA’s Diploma Unit at London Metropolitan University tackles a part of London that challenges our preconceptions, often confronting issues that might appear unpalatable, such as exclusivity in Mayfair, or deregulation in Soho. In 2012-2013, DSDHA and the students in Unit 11 asks if The City needs more diversity...
  20. Cultural Infrastructure: A talk by Rory Hyde
  21. On Concrete - A talk by Anthony Thresh
    Specialist contractor, concrete expert and long term DSDHA collaborator Anthony Thresh gave a talk at DSDHA studios on Monday 17th March, to the practice and DSDHA's students at the CASS School of Art. Anthony spoke about his vast and varied experience working with concrete as a material in construction. His work spans...
  22. Self Made City - A talk by Kristien Ring
    Kristien Ring from the Berlin-based Active Architecture Project visited DSDHA to deliver her lecture 'Self Made City'.Kristien spoke about self-initiated building projects as an alternative mean to deliver high quality design in the built environment.See the video of the talk below.For more information visit the AA Project...
  23. Rome Study Trip
  24. Think Zinc
    During the construction of the pigmented zinc facade for Alex Monroe Studio, DSDHA visited the site at 37 Snowsfields to learn about the art of bespoke zinc facade fabrication.The specialist zinc craftsman on site introduced the studio to the process of cutting, folding, and installing the complex profiled pigmented zinc...
  25. Above and Below
    Each year DSDHA’s Unit tackles an aspect of the city that challenges our preconceptions, often confronting issues that might appear unpalatable or beyond the remit of the traditional architect, such as exclusivity in Mayfair, deregulation in Soho, or the un-nurtured potential of Infrastructure projects like HS2. With each...
  26. If We Could Design London
  27. David Hills in Conversation with Edmund de Waal at the Royal Academy
    Series: Talks Date: 8th December 2014 Time: 18:30 – 19:45 Venue: Geological Society Location: Piccadilly, W1
  28. Christ's College Heat Recovery
    Researching through our project for Christ's College School to develop a sustainable and efficient Heat Recovery System for use throughout the building.