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.
You can view the full conference schedule here and more information about the event is available on the University of Reading’s website.
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 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™.
Fantastic architecture conference last week in Cluj-Napoca discussing the changing nature of architectural practice. Generous, young and optimistic city and generous host- many thanks for thought provoking discussions.
'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'.
The ASF UK (http://www.asf-uk.org/) are developing powerful training and methods for co-production of development with some of the most dis-empowered communities: Resilience by Design, Change by Design and Challenging Practice .
Also Key note by Irena Bauman spoke at the Challenging Practice Design in Uncertain Global Times staged by ASF in March 2016 and mapped the ASF methods across work of BLA- a commercial practice that shares ASF values.
Irena Bauman was interviewed for the “Yorkshire Vision Magazine” on June 2016. The article starts with the headline: NOT SO GRIM UP NORTH. “Architect Irena Bauman tells John Grainger how Leeds. which once epitomised the decay of post-industrial cities, has completely transformed itself”.