Groupwork + Amin Taha’s retail and residential building for Aria replaces a demolished section of an Islington terrace with a deliberately misremembered concrete reconstruction, writes George Kafka. Photography Tim Soar
The latest AJ focuses on the work of Groupwork + Amin Taha including an interview with its founder, a full timeline of the practice’s work, and building studies of two mixed-use projects in Islington: the controversially stone-fronted 15 Clerkenwell Close and a residential/retail block at 168 Upper Street. PLUS Will architects cut down on concrete after a report says it is responsible for 8 per cent of global CO2 emissions; ...
The latest AJ features building studies of four housing projects: Ordnance Road in Enfield by Peter Barber Architects ; Hortsley retirement housing in East Sussex by RCKa ; Barbauld Road in Stoke Newington by Stephen Taylor Architects ; and Anderston Regeneration Phases 4 and 5 in Glasgow by Collective Architecture . PLUS The AJ’s Parenting Survey shows architecture is struggling to adapt to a flexible work culture; the FaulknerBrown-led revised design for Bishopsgate Goodsyard ; and the government’s newly launched ‘beauty’ watchdog sparks alarm.
Brick and stone: Drumnakyle farmhouse by Taylor Architecture Practice; Hans Place, new-build apartments in Knightsbridge, by Squire & Partners ; and University Arms Hotel porte cochère, Cambridge, by John Simpson Architects .
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