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RetroFirst: Is the heritage sector adapting to reuse?

Architects have welcomed calls by Historic England to slash VAT on retrofit, but warn that barriers to reusing buildings still remain. Richard Waite reports in the Architects Journal. We gave our thoughts on how reuse, and re imagining existing buildings needs to be assisted with joined up thinking by government agencies. COMMENTS Darren Bray, director, Studio B.A.D Architects Those of us who feel passionate about reuse and reimagining existing buildings for our clients in light of the climate change emergency face challenges each week on a whole…
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OCTOBER BOOKS SHORT LISTED FOR RICS SOCIAL IMPACT AWARDS

We are delighted that October books has been shortlisted for the RICS social impact awards. The RICS Social Impact awards,recognising the built environment's positive and transformational contribution to society. We would like to thank the wonderful team, who played a part in the success of reimagining October books in their new home, our wonderful client, Darcy construction, Mesh Energy, RJ Watkinson and all of the local community, raised funds through cord funding and loan stock. The RICS awards showcase world class examples of how the…
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ST MARGARETS CHURCH PROGRESS – MEANWHILE DESIGN APPROACH

At St Margaret's Church we have been developing a strategy that deals with the here and now, as far as the communities requirements are concerned, as well as having one creative eye on what we might speculate on for the future of the church. So as well as our long term development strategy, we where asked to undertake a small piece of joinery, which we have treated as small piece of furniture. Something that becomes the 1:1 test bed model, for what might come next.…
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Urban Lecture Series: Reading The City

Studio B.A.D has partnered up with Go Southampton to bring a series of public lectures entitled ‘Reading The City’. Hear from thought leaders who are at the forefront of contemporary urban debate across various venues in the city centre. These have been put together to ensure place-making in the city is informed and inspired by modern visions of how our experience of urban life is enhanced. Each event in the series will take place between 5.30pm – 6.30pm and are free but you will need to…
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OCTOBER BOOKS – ARCHITECTS JOURNAL BUILDING LIBRARY

October books has been added to the Architects Journal Building Library 2020. We are delighted that the Architects Journal have seen the value in the community based book shop in the heart of one of Southampton's most vibrant high streets. You can read more about the project on the AJ Library here: www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/projects/display/id/8307
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The MacEwen Award 2020: Longlist

We have just been long listed in the RIBA Journal McEwen Award 2020, for our October Books project.   The  award shows there are plenty of really imaginative projects that work to make our world better One of the great things about the annual entry to our MacEwen Award is that it reveals projects of a kind that too often get overlooked, with both well-known and young/emerging architects and clients taking part. What we’re looking for is imaginative ways in which projects make our world…
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