Sam Coulton designs environmentally friendly cemetery that would slowly dye London blue

Bartlett School of Architecture student Sam Coulton has designed a concept for a sustainable alternative to cremation to help Londoners confront death. Called London Physic Gardens: A New London Necropolis, Coulton’s proposal, which he created on his MAarch course at the Bartlett, involves building a new city of the dead where Chelsea’s pleasure gardens once stood. Here,

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Hawkins\Brown completes robotics lab for The Bartlett at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Hawkins\Brown has designed a new robotics campus for The Bartlett architecture school as part of the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The 6,200-square-metre campus provides specialist teaching, fabrication and robotics facilities for University College London’s (UCL) The Bartlett architecture school and its new Real Estate Institute. The facilities occupy the former Broadcast Centre and Press Centre, originally designed by

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Matt Lucraft proposes modular building system to tackle housing scarcity

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series explores Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Matt Lucraft’s concept for a modular building system designed to address London’s housing crisis. Matt Lucraft’s proposal, titled the Dagenham Breach Housing Co-operative, is a plan for a settlement of self-built and customisable homes that seeks to tackle the scarcity of

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Cassidy Reid devises Hyperloop network to “make Europe great again”

Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Cassidy Reid has designed a concept for a high-speed transport network based on Hyperloop to create infrastructural and cultural corridors across Europe, and shrink travel time between cities. Connecting London to Krakow in just one hour and ten minutes, and passing through Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt and Prague, Reid’s Pan-European Corridor network leverages newly developed Hyperloop

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Grace Quah’s Bartlett graduation project is a feminist film featuring homes that perform domestic chores

Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Grace Quah has produced a feminist film featuring a conceptual housing estate where appliances become the architecture, reducing the amount of unpaid domestic labour women are required to carry out. Quah developed her Silvertown Plug-In project during her studies on the Bartlett’s MA programme. She was part of Unit 26, led by Simon Kennedy

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Bartlett student Damien Assini suggests replacing HS2 railway with zero-carbon towns

Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Damien Assini has proposed that the UK government reallocates funds from the proposed HS2 railway, and instead creates a natural landscape incorporating carbon-free modular housing and a green economy. Assini’s project is called Re-imagination of the HS2, and is based on skepticism uncovered in his research about the potential benefits of the

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Bartlett student Freja Bao designs pilgrimage destination “to rebrand China”

Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Freja Bao has devised a masterplan for a new Chinese cultural capital that could help to change the country’s political image. Called Splendour, the fictional city is a tourist destination located on the disputed territories in the South China Sea. Bao imagines it as an open pilgrimage destination for all Chinese speaking global citizens. “China has

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Bartlett graduate Julia Baltsavia designs construction system for modular housing based on I-beams

A library of parts could be used to create personalised self-build apartments, with this construction system designed by Bartlett graduate Julia Baltsavia as a solution to London’s housing crisis. The I-Architecture project, completed by Baltsavia as part of her studies on the Bartlett’s MA Architecture programme, offers an alternative to conventional house building, which she claims is failing to provide sufficient

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Competition: win a book detailing digital fabrication projects across architecture and design

Dezeen is giving away five hardcover copies of Fabricate 2017: Rethinking Design and Construction, which brings together the best architecture and design projects involving digital fabrication. The book is the official supporting publication of Fabricate, the international triennial conference for those working at the intersection of design, architecture, construction and computation. This year’s conference took

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Bartlett students propose self-supporting pavilion made from felt

A group of MAarch students from the Bartlett School of Architecture have devised a method of turning felt into load-bearing structures that they hope to build into an fabric pavilion. The Flextiles project focused on developing a design system using a composite of felt fibres and expandable foam for reinforcement. Students Noura Mheid, Hameda Janahi,

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HawkinsBrown remodels Bloomsbury building for The Bartlett architecture school

The Bartlett School of Architecture now has a new HawkinsBrown-designed facility in central London featuring a staircase designed as a “social generator” and studios with no doors. London firm HawkinsBrown completely overhauled the school’s former Wates House campus to create the new 8,500-square-metre building, to accommodate 1,000 staff and students. This more than doubles the building’s original capacity of 380 students

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Matt Lucraft proposes solution to London’s housing crisis with “mad-cap” building system

Graduate shows 2016: Bartlett student Matt Lucraft has proposed an evolving self-built housing co-operative based on a mishmash of English vernacular and historic Japanese architecture as a solution to London’s housing crisis (+ movie). Lucraft’s Dagenham Breach Housing Co-operative seeks to address the lack of affordable housing in London by offering an open-source modular system that could More

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Adrian Yiu’s Anthropophagic Territory is a conceptual self-sustaining quarry

Graduate shows 2016: Bartlett graduate Adrian Yiu has proposed revitalising a disused quarry in Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favela to create an independent enterprise zone for local people (+ slideshow). For his final-year project on the Bartlett School of Architecture’s masters programme, Yiu designed a facility that would be built into the sides of an excavated canyon. He sees More

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Bartlett head calls for new models of education to protect future UK architects

The head of one of the world’s top architecture schools has called for an overhaul of architecture education and accreditation in the UK following new statistics about the high rate of mental health issues among students. Bob Sheil, director of The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, told Dezeen that architectural education and More

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Louise Bjørnskov Schmidt designs rainforest complex to promote eco awareness in Panama

Graduate shows 2016: Bartlett graduate Louise Bjørnskov Schmidt has proposed an ecological education facility that circles a lake within a Panama rainforest (+ slideshow). Bjørnskov Schmidt’s project is a response to what she perceives as failings in the education system to properly promote awareness of the vital role the tropical rainforest surrounding Panama City plays in supporting city life. More

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Joanne Chen designs factory for London artisans based on the teachings of William Morris

Graduate shows 2016: Bartlett graduate Joanne Chen has designed a factory that includes leisure and education facilities, based on the Socialist ideals set out by designer and activist William Morris in the late 19th century. In Chen’s Reimagined Factory concept, furniture, weaving, stained glass and wallpaper workshops are placed around scenic gardens, lily ponds and education facilities on the banks More

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Steven McCloy presents a futuristic vision for the European Union ahead of the UK referendum

Architecture student Steven McCloy has reimagined the European Union as a nomadic organisation that moves to a new city every five years. The conceptual project, entitled European Union: The Gardens of Fantastica, imagines the EU as a moving institution, able to transform the economy and infrastructure of every city it visits. It aims to remove the stigma around the idea of More

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Larisa Bulibasa reimagines London’s financial district as a disorientating labyrinth

Graduate shows 2015: Larisa Bulibasa has developed a vision for the City of London in which a complex network of alleyways, dead ends and enclosed spaces evoke the bewildering financial practices conducted within. Bulibasa developed the project during her studies on the MArch course at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her aim was to use the concept of a […]

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Oasis of Peace is a conceptual Israeli city that promotes peace through water management

Graduate shows 2015: Bartlett architecture graduate Lauren Fresle has envisioned a water city in Israel where Jewish and Muslim communities live peacefully together against a backdrop of huge stepwells and cisterns (+ slideshow). Through a series of intricate drawings, Fresle has reimagined the Latrun salient – a former no man’s land that is currently under Israeli occupation – as a […]

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Stockholm airport proposal elevates runways among city rooftops

Graduate shows 2015: airport runways are raised above the streets and waterways of a new Stockholm city district in this conceptual proposal by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Alex Sutton (+ slideshow). The proposal, named Stockholm City Airport/Airport City, envisages a future where commercial aviation becomes more integrated into the fabric of the city rather […]

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Bartlett students create building components from skeletal modules wrapped in stretchy “skin”

A group of graduates from London’s Bartlett School of Architecture has developed an experimental technique for creating intricate building components by wrapping sticks in stretchy fabric and using them to cast concrete (+ slideshow). The project titled Augmented Skin was completed by Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo and Theodora Maria Moudatsou under the tutorship of Daniel Widrig, Stefan Bassing and […]

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