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. Housing London: Vision for the Future
    In March 2016, DSDHA Associate Director Tom Greenall took part in a panel discussion at the Architecture Association, discussing and speculating on our visions for the future of housing in the Capital. 
  3. 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.
  4. Smart Practice Conference: Future Forward
    Speaking at this year's RIBA Smart Practice Conference in Nottingham, Deborah Saunt provided key insights into DSDHA's approach to research, business-thinking and technology; explaining how these different elements have helped her propelling the practice forward, amidst a climate of uncertainty.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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. 
  10. Orbits and Trajectories - PhD research by Deborah Saunt
  11. 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. 
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Gyratories - A Critical Fascination
  15. 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...
  16. Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Free State of Soho
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. Cultural Infrastructure: A talk by Rory Hyde
  23. 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...
  24. Self Made City - A talk by Kristien Ring
    DSDHA recently hosted Kristien Ring from the Active Architecture Project based in Berlin, who visited the studio to deliver her lecture 'Self Made City'.Kristien spoke about the the emerging movement of self-initiated building projects, that started in Berlin, but is now gaining significant attention in other cities, such...
  25. London In Flux
    Private houses bloom amid a wide diversity of building types in the 2015 RIBA London Awards, in a city in constant flux. Deborah Saunt, of DSDHA Studio, puts it all in context.First Published in the May Issue of the RIBA Journal 
  26. Artists House
    'This month David Hills, director at DSDHA tells us how the Artist's house, Salisbury, by Munkenbeck + Marshall, chosen from the AJ Buildings Library, has inspired and informed his work.'First Published in the 12.06.15 Issue of The Architect's Journal 
  27. David Hills - My Kind of Town
    I first visited New York when I headed off to spend a year in America before going to college and then returned every summer for the next seven years whilst I studied. I still remember the experience of emerging from the subway at W10th St for the first time as a naive suburban boy from England and being instantly overwhelmed...
  28. Studio Visit: Vesta House
    As part of the studio's Out and About programme, the practice visited Vesta House, DSDHA's London 2012 Olympic Village housing project, now in its legacy phase and occupied by tenants of what is now named East Village.The practice was accompanied on their visit  by Tony O'Reilly of Get Living London, who provided a...
  29. DSDHA Out and About
    As a means of continuous professional training, and to ensure the studio is fully engaged with the real world of construction, DSDHA have been 'Out and About'.Organised by the practice, these trips are diverse in their nature and destinations, from an afternoon wondering in the site of the Greenwich Peninsula master plan...
  30. Rome Study Trip
  31. 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...
  32. Deborah Saunt - Essay in 'Edmund de Waal' Monograph
    Phaidon has published a monograph on the internationally acclaimed artist and writer, Edmund de Waal - the first comprehensive retrospective of his work, which features an essay by Deborah Saunt.
  33. 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...
  34. If We Could Design London
  35. 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.
  36. Designing Schools Lecture
    An online lecture by Deborah Saunt given to form part of the Urban Design London's Online Training Catalogue. Watch the online lecture here.
  37. Waterloo Square Lecture
    Deborah Saunt's lecture on DSDHA ongoing work for the master plan of Waterloo City Square is featured on the Design For London online lecture catalogue.Watch the lecture here
  38. Royal Academy Lecture - David Hills & Edmund de Waal in Conversation
    Series: Talks Date: 8th December 2014 Time: 18:30 – 19:45 Venue: Geological Society Location: Piccadilly, W1
  39. Lecture to the Friends of Queen Alexandria's House
    Deborah Saunt was invited to speak to the Friends of Queen Alexandria's House, in London, where she presented her research as Fellow in the Built Environment by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
  40. DSDHA Lecture, Biel, Switzerland
    Deborah Saunt was invited to present a lecture on the architecture and urban design work of the studio DSDHA in Biel, Switzerland.
  41. AA Lecture - Why Architecture Must Never Stand Still
    Series: Evening Lecture Date: 20th November 2014Time: 18:00Venue: AA Lecture Hall