November 2018 Toggle

Factory-made Housing: timber tour with Waugh Thistleton Architects

Study Tour, Friday 2 November 2018


As part of the series exploring factory-made homes, Waugh Thistleton, experts in designing with Cross Laminated Timber, guide a tour of Hackney - the CLT capital of London.

Factory-made Housing: curator-led tour

Curator-led Tours, Friday 2 November 2018


How are we employing innovative models of construction and delivery to meet the homes needed in the capital each year? How do we achieve a truly ‘modular mindset’ to realise the potential of these innovations?

Factory-made Housing: learning from postwar ‘prefab’

Breakfast Talk , Friday 9 November 2018


The failure of many of the postwar ‘prefab’ and system-built blocks has resulted in widespread negative perceptions about ‘prefabrication’ that endure today, but how are we doing things differently now?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Shoreditch

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 November 2018


Join NLA as we explore Shoreditch, London’s creative urban neighbourhood with an ever-changing supply of start-ups, independent cafes, event spaces and pop-up retail. Discover an area of east London undergoing unprecedented transformation through infrastructure, innovation and mixed-use development.

Undergraduate Architecture: Portfolio Advice Surgeries for 16-19 year olds

Learning event , Monday 12 November 2018


If you’re applying to study architecture in September 2019 this portfolio surgery is your chance to get advice from practicing architects before the January UCAS deadline.

Factory-made Housing: a tour of NU Build Factory

Study Tour, Wednesday 21 November 2018


As part of the series exploring factory-made housing, Swan Housing are opening it’s factory doors to NLA members, providing a tour of their NU Build factory. Expect behind-the-scenes exploration and insight into their innovative approach to housing production.

Coal Drops Yard: coal shed to retail destination

Inspiring Women, Wednesday 21 November 2018


Celebrating the landmark new retail quarter at King’s Cross and its female team, this evening event will hear from Argent’s Anna Strongman and Heatherwick Studio’s Tamsin Green as they discuss the innovative project in depth.

Culture Capital? Late Debate: Race for space

Evening Discussion, Thursday 22 November 2018


London is growing – housing, commercial, transport and hospitality development are all competing for increasingly scarce space. Will there still be room for culture? For artist studios, creative workspaces, galleries, performance spaces and public art?

Borough Strategies: targets for delivering growth

Breakfast Talk , Friday 23 November 2018

08:30-09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

In an effort to help stem the housing crisis, Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan has increased housing targets almost unilaterally across London’s local authorities.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 November 2018


Following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas now continue to grow as one of London’s newest neighbourhoods, adapting the sustainable legacy of the park's buildings and transport links to meet future needs.

Embedding the circular economy in London

Half-day Conference, Thursday 29 November 2018


Circular Economy responds to the need to create less waste and manage the limited resources we have on our planet in a more efficient way. Principles include replacing the end-of-life concept with restoration, a shift towards the use of renewable energy, the elimination of toxic chemicals and the overall aim of eliminating waste.

Factory-made Housing: small sites and MMC

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 30 November 2018


This lunchtime talk will explore the role of modern methods of construction in unlocking small sites for development. How we can improve and aggregate procurement for small sites through digital platforms? Can we package up sites and explore standardised units to remove planning and building regulation delays?