1. Research
    We design, teach and foster talent, write and share our thoughts about architecture with the wider public as well as the profession. Our intention is to open up the world of architecture and invite people in, to explore and learn about the role of spatial design in our lives.
  2. The Business of Research
    As guest editors for the internationally renowned journal Architectural Design (AD), Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio have brought together acclaimed practices and writers from around the world to question what research means within the practice of architecture. Exploring the emerging landscape of...
  3. Photography as a design tool
    How to re-imagine a 20th Century architectural landmark? Drawing on the Smithsons’ interest in understanding how buildings and spaces change over time, as well as on our historical and grounded research, we used photography as a tool to research the evolution of the Economist Plaza and guide our project for the ensemble...
  4. Mess: Spatial Strategies for London's Cultural Infrastructure
    Working collaboratively with our students from the London School of Architecture (LSA), 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 capital.”
  5. House of European Art: University of Navarra Studio
    As part of DSDHA's ongoing research on Cultural Infrastructure, Director Deborah Saunt co-led a studio at the University of Navarra developing designs for a new "House of European Art" in Vauxhall, London.
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Free State of Soho
  12. Orbits and Trajectories - PhD research by Deborah Saunt
  13. 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. 
  14. 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...