After four years and seventeen project managers our beautiful refurbishment and conversion of five Listed Buildings into offices for Calderdale Council is almost complete – well done team, especially project architect Tom Vigar.
Irena participated in the round table session last Thursday with Mariana Dias Simpson from Ibase, Brazil and Emily Berwyn from Meanwhile Space, UK.
She spoke on ASF UK participatory methods and how these resonate with Bauman Lyons Architects work in the UK. The session was chaired by Joana Pestana Lages frp, CIAUD, FA-ULisboa.
We were delighted to attend the ceremony on Saturday at which the Archbishop of York Bestowed Minister status on Holy Trinity Church in Hull.
This honour was in recognition of the church’s inspiring regeneration, physically and spiritually, and the exciting progress of the church’s £4.5m development project.
Phase 1 of the work to reorder the public square and churchyard has been completed and we are now working on Phase 2 which includes reordering of the Nave to provide a flexible space with new underfloor heating as well as improvements to service accommodation at the east end. Further phases will provide a new café and better toilet facilities.
For more information see: www.hullminister.org
We had a great time working with Arup and Leeds-based Cafe 164 creating a pop-up allotment using our MassBespoke™ system.
Bauman Lyons are currently developing MassBespoke™ as an innovative construction system bringing together emerging digital fabrication technology with parametric design.
Find out more about MassBespoke™ by following this link: http://baumanlyons.co.uk/projects/massbespoke-disruption-making
(Image from @LeedsIndieFood)
We are proud to be working with Calder Valley Community Land Trust in Hebden Bridge to design new low-energy housing for affordable rent. This location was previously home to hundreds of local workers living in dense terraces of 3 and 4 storey houses on a steeply sloping site, typical to the topography of the Calder Valley. Delighted that CVCLT would like to reinstate housing in this location, and the old High Street. Our design optimises plan depth and orientation for passive solar benefit and the landscaping strategy will alleviate flood risk. We are designing low-impact, low-energy, affordable & beautiful homes!
For the first time practicing professionals are gathering to explore research embedded in their practice.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to present a paper ‘The Reluctant Supply Chain’ based on the Innovate UK funded research into digitising the supply chain and the way this new knowledge is impacting on our practice.
We are delighted that Leeds Station South Link received a Commendation in the Innovation category at the Leeds Architecture Awards 2016.
Bauman Lyons developed the concept design up to “Network Rail GRIP Stage 4” which included the planning permission for the £16m new southern entrance.
It’s been exciting times for Holy Trinity Church recently – the client team and our very own director Guy Smith were treated to a visit from the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Read more about the visit which forms part of the Hull City of Culture celebrations by clicking on this link.
We’re also thrilled with the progress that’s being made on removing the existing pews for restoration. Read more by following this link
We were afforded a lovely view down the nave from the west door – this view has not been seen for over 100 years!
We are delighted to be appointed to work with CVDT to develop affordable housing on a challenging site. Find out more about the project here: http://hebdenbridge.co.uk/news/2017/001.html
The scaffolding has been removed to the primary elevation on Princess Street, Halifax. The stonework is looking good and the weather’s a lot better than our original render!
Fantastic record of Bauman Lyons working in a intimate process of co-production of the Museum of Making at Silk Mill in Derby by the Artist in Residence, Sally Jane Thompson http://derbysilkmill.tumblr.com/tagged/sallysdrawings
We are pleased to announce that Irena will be speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Annual Conference on Saturday 26th November 2016, 09:30-11:30.
Her talk is titled ‘How to be a Happy Architect’ and will explore the themes of resilience and success in practice.
We are delighted to be the winners of Digital Construction Week Expo Competition. We will be supported by Innovate UK in exhibition space for our ground breaking digitally enabled construction system MassBespoke™.
Please come and see us at Digital Construction Week
Link to leeds-list website and video
'The new train station entrance is certainly a looker, and its design has really got people talking, but it’s also a massive architectural achievement, because Bauman Lyons has the tricky tasty of designing a structure that actually sits above the river. The dramatic glass and metal entrance slots into the old Victorian arches, providing the city’s commuters with a brand new access point, while minimising the impact on nearby apartments and amenities – pleasing everyone is no mean feat, but the capsule-like entrance just about does it'.
Check out the RIBAJ article where Irena Bauman explains MassBespoke as a self-build system that facilitates Custom design for everyone
Apart from saving us, a four-day working week can be also good for the environment and economy.
There is a growing consensus that an extra day off could help the world in many ways…
Bauman Lyons have been shortlisted in the Innovative Product category of Offsite Awards for MassBespoke™ System.
The finalist will be announced in October 2016- the full list of awards can be viewed here
The BLA team spent an enjoyable (if not a little windswept!) Saturday helping to build ‘Tensegrity’ structures from bamboo with visitors to Derby’s first FIGMENT festival hosted by Derby Silk Mill.