Eldwick Primary School: Planning

We are delighted to learn that the planning application submitted for Eldwick Primary School in Bingley, West Yorkshire, has received full planning approval. The design seeks to expand the school from a 2 form entry to 2.5 form entry. The submission involves the construction of a new reception unit, the provision of three new classrooms […]

Tower Works in BioArchitettura


The original article wrote by Peter Blundell Jones on Tower Works, in the Architecture Today journal, has been featured and translated in the BioArchitettura Italian journal, Anno XXII n.83. A PDF of it can be read here.

We Need To Talk: Symposium on Catalytic Climate Communication


Irena will be attending “We Need To Talk”, a symposium on catalytic climate communication organised by the Danish think tank “Monday Morning“. Monday Morning initiate many projects to co-create new communications frameworks to overcome the challenge of complexity of issues such as climate change. One of these projects is Sustainia, of which this symposium is part, […]

4×4 Manchester /// Human City: A place to Change


On the 26th of March, Irena will be attending the talk “Human City: a place to Change” organised as part of the 4×4 Manchester series of events. She will be one of four speakers, each giving a 15min presentation followed by Q&A with the audience. Irena’s talk is titled “Be the change you want to see in the […]

Modelling Princess Building


Our Part II Architectural Assistant Guy has been modelling Princess Street with great accuracy and attention. Very kindly Platinum Print in Harrogate has allowed us to recycle their offcut cardboard, which has come in really handy!

SSoA Whole School Event /// Testing Pop-Ups workshop!


Tomorrow, 11 February 2014, we will be holding a workshop with students of the Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA) testing pop-ups designs for market stalls, in collaboration with SKINN andMAAP. The workshop is part of SSoA “Whole School Event” happening throughout the city and the outputs of the students’ efforts will be displayed in store fronts across Sheffield shops. […]

Miasta Magazine : Irena discusses BLA’s work in homeless provision


For the launch of Polish magazine Miasta, Issue #01 discussed topics on Housing and Housing provision in Poland. Irena was invited to discuss the work that we have undertaken in the past 10 years in designing and delivering new and refurbished homeless facilities schemes. Because in Poland homeless provision is under developed, Irena talked about our five projects in […]

Marcus Westbury visits Sheffield /// Irena as guest speaker

Next week Marcus Westbury will be visiting Sheffield, guest at the University of Sheffield, to talk, discuss and share his work and experience of Renew Newcastle (Australia). Irena Bauman has been invited to give a short presentation together with Marcus, John Burton ofUrban Space Management and Dough Francis of Artspace Lifespace Project, on Thursday 13 February at 6.30pm at Temper:Coffee. Details of Marcus’ […]

Our Garden Room CNC components have arrived!


This morning Matt and Pete arrived with a van full of our CNC fabricated components for our Garden Room. These are very exciting times, R&D (research & design) in action, we plan to also build it ourselves come spring. We will be sharing our experience via all our various social media channels and hope to […]

Newgate Market, York: First Public Consultation


We spent 3 days over the past weekend getting to understand the complex social, economic, management and physical systems that underpin the workings of the  Newgate Market in York. Many thanks to all the traders and members of the public who shared their knowledge and ideas with us. If you didn’t manage to make it […]