Saturday, 24 November 2012

Workshop within the Olympic Park

erect architecture hosted a workshop on site in the Olympic Park as part of the Olympic Park Hub engagement strategy. This event introduced the proposal to members of the Legacy Youth Panel, run by Fundamental Architectural Inclusion. Following a workshop on architectural drawings , members set out the proposed community building physically on site at 1:1, before setting out the openings and documenting the views. The imagined space became REAL!!!

Friday, 28 September 2012

Play Ramp complete at South Norwood Hill Children's Centre

A series of play ramps, tunnels and stairs at South Norwood Children's Centre give parents and children playable access to the terrace above.  This project, designed by erect architecture, was constructed by Grassroots Play Ltd. Following this addition to the school, various other projects are currently being undertaken within the school's campus between erect architecture and Grassroots Play, such as an amphitheatre and bug-farm under a bridge, bike shelters and outdoor class rooms. Photos taken by Lewis Allen.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

RIBA Shanghai Windows upcoming

Our second trip to Shanghai is just round the corner and Barbara is getting ready for more Karaoke...
erect architecture are one of nine London architecture practices taking part in the RIBA Shanghai Windows project in Xintiandi, organised in collaboration with the British Council and Shui On Development Ltd.
We worked with South Korean fashion brand Hannii y on an installation in the public realm, which will be unveiled on the 21 September in the Shanghai Xiantandi shopping centre.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

St Peter's Church Crypt is on site

The refurbishment of the church crypt of St Peter's Church in de Beauvoir, Hackney is now on site. The works include opening up the community cafe to the Southern Courtyard, and creating a gallery space and rooms for various user groups. erect architecture is looking forward to revealing the original features of the crypt, while creating an accessible space which accommodates the local community. This has been made possible by church fundraising, and funding from Veolia and the National Lottery.

Dexter Road APG is nearing completion

Dexter Road Adventure Playground on Railton Road, Brixton, is nearing completion. The playground erect architecture designed based on dilapidated houses has really taken shape, while the canopy extension to the existing building affords great outdoor space. We look forward to the opening party!

Notre Dame and Streatham Hill Play Areas are Completed

We are happy to announce that the Notre Dame and Streatham Hill Play Areas in Lambeth are now complete and open to the public!

Friday, 27 July 2012

erect architecture at Dezeen's Designed in Hackney

Susanne Tutsch is talking at the Designed in Hackney Day, 1st August, curated by Beatrice Galilee and Dezeen. The event at Hackney House is celebrating the best of design and creativity in the borough and includes design talks, discussions, markets and entertainment. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Sense of Adventure: What happened to playgrounds that give children space?

This year's London Festival of Architecture theme – The Playful City- inspired Justin McGuirk to take a closer look at the history of adventure playgrounds in his article -Sense of Adventure: What happened to playgrounds that give children space?- published in the Guardian.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

erect architecture at 'Designed in Hackney'

erect architecture has been invited to speak at 'Designed in Hackney', showcasing 'local talent': August 1st, Hackney House, 2pm. See link for more details and free tickets. The event is organized by Dezeen.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Kilburn Grange Park featured in new publication

erect architecture's Kilburn Grange Park Adventure Playground is featured in 'Playground Design' published by Braun and edited by Michelle Galindo.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

South Norwood Hill Children's Centre wins RIBA Award

The South Norwood Hill Children's Centre at Cypress Schools won a London Award at the RIBA Regional Awards 2012. erect architecture are thrilled with our second year of RIBA cupcakes, and would like to thank the whole Children's Centre team: Cypress Schools (Client); Built Engineers (SE); Hilife Construction (contractor); Austen Associates (ME); Huntley Cartwright (Project Manager); WSS Construction Consultants (CDM).