We are pleased to announce that Dartmouth Park House is in the RIBA’s selection of finalists for the 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize awarded to the best new project in the UK with a construction cost of under £1 million. The building is also a contender for this year’s RIBA House of the Year Award and has already received a RIBA London Regional Award. The design challenges and reinvents the Victorian house with brave spatial moves that carve the building and with intimately crafted insertions that entirely transform it. In 2013 AY Architects were Winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize with Montpelier Community Nursery. The winner of this year’s Stephen Lawrence Prize will be revealed at the RIBA’s Stirling Prize awards ceremony on 10 October.
Dartmouth Park House is Winner of a RIBA London Award. The RIBA Awards are regarded ‘as the most valued architecture awards’ in the UK, reflecting an unrivalled ‘commitment to designing buildings for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives’. The jury which visited the building praised it as ‘a very successful reinvention of the Victorian house’ and an ‘unusual and exotic home’ reflecting the clients’ personal interests. Beginning as a modest conversion of an over-developed terraced house, the project became an ambitious redevelopment of the entire building, including a courtyard, a 3-floor void with a theatrical staircase, and a sense of warmth and continuity achieved by using crafted timber elements throughout interior and exterior spaces. For the jury’s full commentary after visiting the building, please visit this RIBA link.
‘Losing Myself’ represents Ireland at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The project, created collaboratively by Yeoryia Manolopoulou and Niall McLaughlin, involves a multimedia installation and ongoing research about architecture and dementia. The Pavilion was opened by the Irish Ambassador for Italy Bobby McDonagh, followed by an introduction by Raymond Ryan, Curator of the Heinz Architectural Centre, Carnegue Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. It will be open to the public until 27 November 2016. For more information visit our website, documentation on vimeo, coverage by ArchDaily and WIRED.
AY Architect’s Flutes is exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016 in a twofold display of a prototype and a drawing study. A 248-year-old institution, the Summer Exhibition presents ‘art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture’. 13 June – 21 August 2016.
We are pleased to announce AY Architects’ inclusion in New Architects 3, the ‘definitive survey of the best emerging architectural practices in Britain today’, edited by The Architecture Foundation and published by Merrell. Copies can be ordered here.
We are delighted that Yeoryia has been appointed Curator of Ireland’s representation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in the Venice Biennale 2016. Yeoryia will work closely with the Commissioner of the project Niall McLaughlin Architects to explore architecture’s role in understanding, representing and designing spaces for people with Alzheimer’s. The project, entitled ‘Losing Myself’, responds to the Biennale’s overall theme REPORTING FROM THE FRONT, set by Alejandro Aravena. It will comprise a central architectural piece for Venice, an on line project bringing together different scientific disciplines, and a social media campaign extending the influence of the Biennale piece to a broader audience.
We have published two Folios in the exciting new series Bartlett
Design Research Folios: House of Flags and Montpelier Community Nursery.
We are participating in the exhibition ‘Letters to the Mayor’, which runs from 29 April to 24 May in the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. The exhibition presents letters written by a group of international architects who address 10 key political leaders around the world.
Montpelier Community Nursery has been Highly Commended in the 2013 Camden Design Awards.
Yeoryia’s book Architectures of Chance published by Ashgate as part of the ‘Design Research in Architecture’ series is now out and will be formally launched in the autumn. Copies are sold on Amazon and the RIBA.
Yeoryia is delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2014 AJ Emerging Woman Architect Award.
Montpelier Community Nursery is short-listed in the ‘People’s Choice’ category of the 2014 Camden Design Awards.
AY Architects is one of the six finalists in the Small Project Architect of the Year category of Building Design Magazine’s 2013 Young Architect of the Year Awards.
Montpelier Community Nursery is the Winner of the 2013 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize, awarded at last nights Stirling Prize ceremony for the best building in the UK with a construction budget under £1m. Congratulations to everyone who was part of this enduring project!
Montpelier Community Nursery is one of the 20 buildings in the UK mid-listed for the coveted Stirling Prize!
Montpelier Community Nursery has won an RIBA London Regional Award and an RIBA National Award. It is among the 52 buildings long-listed for the 2013 Stirling prize.
Our ‘3D herringbone’ installation for Moss Bros can be seen in their Regent Street shop front from April 16th until May 6th.
Our House of Flags, opposite the House of Commons, unities and celebrates the 244 nations participating in the London Games.
Ruskin Park House has won ‘Best Use of Concrete’ category for the ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ Competition organised by New London Architecture and sponsored by Time Out magazine and Elle Decoration. The project is exhibited at The Building Centre from 08/12/09 – 24/04/10.