Eleanor Palmer Science Lab has been Highly Commended in Wood Awards 2019 in the ‘Education and Public Sector’ category. The jury who visited the building commended the design of its wooden primary and secondary structures, internal linings and built-in furniture, and how all these elements make a children’s ‘haven’ in a challenging site next to a busy road.
Eleanor Palmer Science Lab is shortlisted for a Wood Award 2019. ‘The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture…. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood’. The Winners will be announced in November 2019.
Eleanor Palmer Science Lab, built for Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Camden, has won a RIBA National Award. It is one out of only five school buildings awarded a National RIBA Award and the only state school building in the country that has won it. The RIBA National Awards ‘are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture’. A list of the winners with jury quotations can be found here.
Eleanor Palmer Science Lab, built for Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Camden, has won a RIBA London Award. This is a model building for flexible and adaptable STEM/STEAM teaching for young children. The RIBA jury noted: ‘this small wooden structure answers its programmatic and architectural brief with aplomb… An empathetic client/architect relationship has resulted in the creation of a delightful, multi layered, beguilingly fresh new building typology for primary school children to engage their curiosity and enjoyment of the sciences. An excellent example of simple, thoughtful passive environmental design and a notable achievement for everyone involved.’ For their full quotation, please access the RIBA webpage.
Eleanor Palmer Science Lab has been shortlisted for a 2019 RIBA London Regional Award. The shortlisted schemes, which were chosen from 200 entries, will be visited by a jury throughout March and April with the winners announced at an awards ceremony at the RIBA on 15 May. To watch a film describing our building, please visit vimeo.
We have moved to a new home in Kentish Town, full of creative practices and character. You will find us at Studio 15, The Dove Centre, 109 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2BJ.
Our new Vimeo account has just been launched. Visit this link to see films about some of our recent projects, including the Eleanor Palmer Science Lab and the Dartmouth Park House.
We are excited to be designing a detached single family house in the Graven Hill development near Bicester, the UK’s largest self build community. A composition of two intersecting volumes has been developed in close conversation with the owners. Our design responds to the specific conditions of a corner site, mediating between the street environment and back garden. Materials and construction will be economic and intentionally seek a raw aesthetic that will make little distinction between internal and external surfaces.
Yeoryia is an invited speaker at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) taking place in Amsterdam from 28 – 30 November 2018. Her talk will address the theme of architecture, education and identity in a panel chaired by Jerónimo van Schendel Erice and with co-presenter Peter Magyar. WAF is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live crit presentations and judging of award finalists. For a detailed programme please visit this link.
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.
Yeoryia is delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2014 AJ Emerging Woman Architect Award.
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 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.
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!
Our ‘3D herringbone’ installation for Moss Bros can be seen in their Regent Street shop front from April 16th until May 6th.
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.
Our House of Flags, opposite the House of Commons, unities and celebrates the 244 nations participating in the London Games.
Eleanor Palmer Science Lab has been Highly Commended in the 'Education & Public Sector' Wood Awards https://t.co/HiLWzw2wer. Thank you to our collaborators @PriceandMyers @ritchiedaffin and congrats to all winners! @eleanorpalmersc @CamdenLearning @woodawards https://t.co/CxGYVbcs3z
A truly generous lecture by Alison Brooks, packed with rigorous ideas and beautiful work. It was an honour for Yeoryia to host it @BartlettArchUCL. Alison's advice to the audience 'Love your archetypes!' will resonate for years to come. Thank you @AlisonBrooksArc and @BartlettUCL https://t.co/Pwhr0TZA6F
An exciting one-day workshop inside the incredible houses of @WalmerYard with @BartlettArchUCL Unit 17 students and Thomas Parker, producing distinct work in each of the Houses. Thank you so much @mark_itecture https://t.co/bR5yjqgElS
RT @MrBoyce: The work of @AY_Architects today in AJ this is what human simple excellence looks like, tight budget, beautiful detailing and…
RT @woodawards: SHORTLIST 2019: Eleanor Palmer Science Lab is a wooden ‘wonder room’ designed by @AY_Architects. The building can accommoda…
RT @RIBA: RIBA National Award WINNER: Eleanor Palmer Science Lab by @AY_Architects 📷 Nick Kane https://t.co/up2BFLHnw2 https://t.co/jlF2mvA…
@secretartistNW5 @eleanorpalmersc @RIBA @CamdenCouncil @CamdenLearning @RIBAJ @STEMLearningUK Lovely drawing. Have you thought about drawing the new landmark in Kentish Town: the window with the astronaut (where the science lab punctures the brick wall on the other side of the school on Fortess Road)?
Intriguing ceramic components fabricated by Anthony's students, displayed at his studio's end of year show - DS16 MArch Architecture Part II @UniWestminster https://t.co/KNRiQDetjA
Congratulations to Yeoryia's Unit 17 @bartlettu17 for being awarded the Opener's Prize Best Unit on Show @BartlettArchUCL, selected by Chris Wilkinson @WilkinsonEyre; & for winning collectively as a Unit the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects Drawing Prize 2019 @archi_co https://t.co/QjizJz0IsK
@henri_mwilliams @eleanorpalmersc @RIBA @CamdenCouncil @CamdenLearning @RIBAJ @STEMLearningUK Thank you!
@MrBoyce @RIBA Thank you so much! Yes, second national award @RIBA - both for Camden @CamdenCouncil @CamdenLearning
We are honoured to have worked with Eleanor Palmer's visionary school community to create collaboratively a model lab typology for STEM learning in the state educational sector. Thank you @RIBA https://t.co/79CoeDu0RA
RT @DomusWeb: AY Architects has received the prestigious RIBA London Award 2019 for this building dedicated to education and scientific dis…
4/4 And thanks to astronaut Kjell Lindgren @astro_kjell who made contact with @eleanorpalmersc from the International Space Station and inspired our project! - @RIBA @RIBAJ #RIBAAwards #RIBALondonAwards @STEMLearningUK https://t.co/rcbGlGJobi
3/4 Thanks to @electricpedals and @unit_lab for designing the fun equipment in the science garden, and to our film maker @henri_mwilliams and sound composer @kevinpollard for creating this film: https://t.co/ZDcfC22Zwx - @RIBA @RIBAJ #RIBAAwards #RIBALondonAwards @STEMLearningUK https://t.co/gmqAjGTs6w