29 October 2010

Pin The Catch...

'The Catch', an artwork by artist Loraine Leeson of cSPACE in collaboration with Anne Thorne Architect's has been voted by the public to represent as the most popular local london landmark to represent the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham on a special pin badge to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics!

The Catch is a gateway public artwork for Barking Town Centre that reflects the borough's Saxon heritage and involvement in the fishing industry.

28 October 2010

Fran to speak at 'Creativity & Housing' conference

Fran Bradshaw of ATA is to speak at the 'Creativity & Housing in Northern Ireland' conference in Belfast on Wednesday 10th November, organised by PLACE - The Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland.

The conference will explore best practice housing examples from the UK and elsewhere, showcasing creativity and innovation, and Fran will be talking about ATA's innovative natural materials approach to low energy and passivhaus retrofits, and our award-winning Bateman Mews social housing scheme.

26 October 2010

Sustainable Housing Awards 2010 Finalist

Anne Thorne Architect's have been nominated as finalists in the 'Sustainable Social Housing Design Consultancy of the Year' at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2010!
The nomination highlights ATA's ground-breaking work in this sector for projects such as Angela Carter Close, Bateman Mews, Tulse Hill, Boatemah Walk, and Retrofit for the Future projects.
Sustainable Housing Awards 2010

22 October 2010

Hawthorn Road Retrofit for the Future on site...!

ATA's Natural Materials Retrofit for the Future project is well underway on site with contractors Sandwood Design & Build.
All the structural works are now complete, and the majority of wood-fibre party-wall insulation has been installed and had it's first coat of lime plaster. The external walls are to internally lined with sheepswool insulation. These are all hygroscopic 'breathable' materials to deal naturally with fabric and internal moisture vapour.
The mechanical heat recovery ventilation and solar thermal kit are next to go in.
The contractor's are taking fantastic care over our air-tight detailing, and the tenants are busy choosing paint colours for when they move in.

6 October 2010

Fran to Talk at Launch Institute of Sustainability

Fran Bradshaw of ATA spoke at the launch of Institute of Sustainability's new FLASH programme at the RIBA today. The FLASH programme aims to help London-based SME's working in the construction industry to lead the move towards a low carbon economy through sustainable development and retrofit projects, such as Retrofit for the Future, that ATA are involved with.

The aim of FLASH is to create networks that can disseminate and share information to help SME's take advantage of the commercial opportunities in gearing up for future low carbon retrofit programmes.

4 October 2010

Batemans Mews Shortlisted for Special RIBA Award!

ATA are delighted to announce that following our RIBA London Award 2010, 1-5 Bateman Mews was short-listed for the prestigious RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2010.  This special RIBA Award recognises the best example of projects that have a construction budget of under £1 million.

Anne and Junko of ATA attended the glitzy RIBA Stirling Prize Awards dinner at the Roundhouse in Camden, broadcast live on BBC2, to see Zaha Hadid collect her long overdue Stirling Prize.

Bateman Mews Shortlisted for RIBA Special Award

3 October 2010

AECB Conference 2010

Fran, Zana, Huw and Jennie of ATA attended the fantastic AECB Conference held in the beautiful new WISE building at the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales.

Highlights of the conference were a thought-provoking speech by George Monbiot; Workshops on complete (and certified!) UK passivhaus projects by AECB members; Air-tight installation workshops; inspiring community self-building in Bristol; and a fantastic tour of the WISE building by architect's Pat Borer and David Lea.
Each space in the WISE building had an amazing quality of natural light, with each space having a minimum of two sources of natural light; and the connection to the surrounding landscape related to every room having immediate door access to the outdoors. A very special building.
Lots to think about........already looking forward to next years conference!

1 October 2010

ATAP becomes LLP!

We are delighted that ATAP partners Anne Thorne and Frances Bradshaw have been joined by well established members of the team; Zana Dean, Junko Suetake, Rute Ferreira and Jennie Swain to form the new Anne Thorne Architects LLP.

Anne Thorne Architects LLP will be continuing the innovative work of Anne Thorne Architects Partnership, and we look forward to a fantastic green future of the LLP.