Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Olympic Park North competition win

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) issued its press release yesterday evening: erect architecture have won the Olympic Park North Hub competition!! !

The brief was to design a community hub and destination playground as part of the naturalistic northern Olympic Park.
You can see the competition boards here, our entry code is N2.

Judge Tim Gill, of rethinking childhood, play advocate and advisor, said “Their highly naturalistic landscape design, and understated, flexible building plan, are ambitious yet subtle, and should fit well in the wider park. The outdoor space has great potential to offer immersive, challenging, engaging play experiences.”

Thanks go to our great team: Jennette Emery-Wallis and Claire Greener from Land Use Consultants (landscape architects), Ian Jupp from HuntleyCartwright (quantity surveyors), Toby Maclean from Tall Engineers (structural engineering), Neil Daffin from Max Fordham (services engineering) and artist enabler Ashley McCormick.

The scheme will be delivered by Spring 2013 … we can’t wait to get started!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

erect to design community spaces at Grove Farm

erect architecture has just won a mini competition to design the community spaces in the new Grove Farm Development in Redbridge. We are excited! It will allow us to develop our ideas on inhabitation and informal play in a public realm setting, which is not play specific, and for an all ages usergroup.

Monday, 14 November 2011

First Look at Kennington Park

The Kennington Park adventure playground, play centre and One o'clock Club, Lambeth, is featured in the current edition of Building Design (11/11/11) as this week's 'First Look'. 
See for full article.

Shortlisted for Olympic Park North Hub and Playground Competition!

erect architecture are one of five architectural practices shortlisted for the Olympic Park North Hub and Playground competition, which is featured on the front cover of this week's Building Design.

For a look at all five submissions follow the link.

Try and guess which one is ours!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

erect architecture featured in europaconcorsi blog

Kilburn Grange Park Adventure Playground and Playcentre, Norwood Park Water Play and Evelyn Court Play Area are all featured on the europaconcorsi design blog.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Upcoming lecture at Oxford Brookes University

The Oxford Architecture Society invited erect architecture to talk about our work:
'Processes', Thursday, October 27th, 6.30pm.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Three Mills Playspace competition finalists

erect architecture are one of four finalists for the Three Mills Green Playspace Competition. The competition is being organised by The Architecture Foundation on behalf of a partnership including the Olympic Park Legacy Company, The Legacy List charity and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Kilburn Adventure Playcentre takes part in London Open House

The Kilburn Adventure Playcentre will take part in London's Open House programme on September 17th and 18th. It will be open from 11am to 5pm on both days. Children will lead guided tours across the site. The client will be there for Q&A. Apart from normal play there will also be model making activities for children.

Friday, 19 August 2011

S Norwood Hill Children's Centre shortlisted for 3R Award

The 3R Awards (Refurb, Rethink, Retrofit) reward and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs the active life of buildings and infrastructure, helping the lower energy/lower carbon agenda.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Taking Root - Taking Part: Event at Camden Arts Centre

As part of erect architecture's residency at the Camden Arts Centre we have invited five experts (artists and scientists) to produce a piece about the wild edges of the garden at the centre. There will be short presentations, walks led by the artists, discussion and mapping. The event will inform the nature trail, which we are conceiving as part of our residency together with artist Ashley McCormick.

Please spread the news about the event on Saturday, August 20th. The more people there the better for a lively exchange.

The event is free, but places are limited and Camden Art Centre are taking bookings on 020 7472 5500 or find the link here:

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Finalists at the Architects of the Year Awards - erect architecture

erect architecture are finalists in the category 'Education'. A year after our Commendation at the Young Architects of the Year Awards we are suddenly finding ourselves in the very illustrious company of household names. The award will be given to the best body of education projects in the primary and secondary school sector. We have to wait until November however...

S Norwood Hill Centre shortlisted for Brick Awards

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

erect architecture featured in new publication "Urban Playground Spaces"

Kilburn Grange Park Adventure Playpark and Playcentre, Norwood Park Waterplay Playground (see image) and Evelyn Court Play Area are all featured in "Urban Playground Spaces" published by Monsa.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Lawns Play Area opens

The Lawns Play Area in Upper Norwood is now open to the public!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Sth Norwood Hill Children's Centre featured in BD

The South Norwood Hill Children's Centre at Cypress Schools in Croydon has been featured in this week's Building Design's Building Study. See here for a link to the BDonline website with the article written by Oliver Wainwright, available to BD subscribers.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Shortlisted for Battersea Arts Centre

erect architecture has been shortlisted for the remodelling of the Battersea Arts Centre.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

RIBA Award for Kilburn Adventures

We are thrilled!
And it came with Buck's Fizz and (spot the detail ... RIBA) cupcakes!

It was a wonderful team, who achieved this: LB Camden (client), Developing Projects (project managers), Tall Engineers (structural engineers), Huntley Cartwright (QS), The Quoin Consultancy (CDM), The Building Exploratory (legacy project), Kier Wallis (main contractor), Apes at Play (subcontractor playstructures).

Monday, 9 May 2011

Notre Dame play area gets planning permission

We have just received planning permission for the redevelopment of the play area on the Notre Dame Estate as part of the Play Pathfinder scheme in Lambeth. This scheme has been developed through a series of consultations with local residents, and is to provide a central play structure and a nest swing, as well as landscaping to complement the adjacent listed Orangery building.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

erect longlisted for WAN 21 for 21

which will be a selection of 21 leading emerging practices (internationally) to watch in the 21st century. The award is run by World Architecture News. See here for the full longlist.

Playground in Clapton Common nearing completion

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Kilburn shortlisted for RIBA Awards 2011

The Kilburn Grange Park Adventure Playcentre has been shortlisted for this year's RIBA Awards. The decision will be announced on May 19th.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Architecture Today features Kilburn play scheme

Mark Dudek considers our play scheme in the wider context of play in the city as well as current politics. Click here to be directed to the article in this month's AT.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Dexter Road APG update event

Prior to submitting the planning application for Dexter Road Adventure Playground we held a public event on site. We presented our final proposal in light of the changes to the funding. (Click on image to enlarge)

The proposal was developed following the list of priorities set out by the users. It focuses on:

Modernising the current building and the provision of an external canopy. The building will allow the APG to support local community activities and provide a more welcoming, greener entrance to the site as well as a large sheltered outdoor area.
The design development of the play structures. Some images of our study models are below.

The concentration of the play structures in the central area and the provision of a large green open space. This will allow further development and expansion of the structures in the future as more funding becomes available.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Playscapes blog

For those following play projects ... there is a great little resource, which frequently manages to brighten up our inbox ... the playscapes blog. It now also features a discussion forum, where tips can be exchanged.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Cypress Children Centre completes

For more images and information go to projects.

Friday, 4 February 2011

erect architecture in residence at Camden Arts Centre

erect architecture will be in residence at the Camden Arts Centre. Together with artist Ashley McCormick we will explore the wild spaces of the Garden at the Centre throughout the next year.
Taking Root will kickstart with a family day on Sunday April 10th - inspired by the exhibition of Arte Povera artist Pino Pascali.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Kilburn South Proposal invited by Architecture Foundation

The Architecture Foundation invited erect architecture to prepare a proposal to turn council premises (a single storey cabin building) into an exciting hub for regeneration in Kilburn South. Our inhabited wall of vertical allotments and a cafe would change through people's interventions (the design went hand in hand with a community engagement and building project) as the project went on. It created an exciting new facade to the cabins and communicated the ongoing change afar. For the winning proposal klick here.

Monday, 31 January 2011

erect architecture at BSEC

erect architecture has been chosen to participate in a Charette 'Design my Learning Space Live' at this years Building Schools Exhibition & Conference BSEC, which runs from 24-25. February at ExCel.