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Shot at Morris+Company Posted @withrepost @moco_arch Nine Elms Park is a mixed use masterplan organised around a Linear Park, Plot E lies at the heart of the masterplan, in a prominent position facing the park. The scheme provides 297 mixed tenure residential units ranging from studios to family accommodation. The plot consists of four residential blocks joined by a shared plinth, Gort Scott Architects have designed one of the blocks and Morris+Company have designed and lead coordination of the rest of the plot. A continuous swale surrounds the plot creating a green landscape buffer between the public realm and the homes. Each block has separate residential entrances that are clearly expressed on the primary frontage, the park facing blocks are accessed through a series of bridges. A generous triple height entrance in E1 creates a focal point, allowing visual connection into the green central courtyard of Plot E which will be shared by residents. The buildings follow a tripartite composition with a clear distinction of Base, Middle and Top. Reconstituted stone and brickwork are used as the primary materials for Plot E, taking inspiration from the context and its rich industrial history. Each block employs its own unique material palette which contributes to creating a strong and differentiated identity for each block. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Nine Elms Park is a mixed use masterplan organised around a Linear Park, Plot E lies at the heart of the masterplan, in a prominent position facing the park. The scheme provides 297 mixed tenure residential units ranging from studios to family accommodation. The plot consists of four residential blocks joined by a shared plinth, Gort Scott Architects have designed one of the blocks and Morris+Company have designed and lead coordination of the rest of the plot. A continuous swale surrounds the plot creating a green landscape buffer between the public realm and the homes. Each block has separate residential entrances that are clearly expressed on the primary frontage, the park facing blocks are accessed through a series of bridges. A generous triple height entrance in E1 creates a focal point, allowing visual connection into the green central courtyard of Plot E which will be shared by residents. The buildings follow a tripartite composition with a clear distinction of Base, Middle and Top. Reconstituted stone and brickwork are used as the primary materials for Plot E, taking inspiration from the context and its rich industrial history. Each block employs its own unique material palette which contributes to creating a strong and differentiated identity for each block. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Wildernesse Restaurant has been #shortlisted in the 2019 #woodawards. Wildernesse Restaurant is a timber-vaulted, metal-skinned shared dining space for a new retirement community. The site is within the Wildernesse Conservation Area and adjacent to a grade II listed building. During the 19th century a conservatory sat to the north-east corner of the grade II listed mansion. The new restaurant aims to reinstate this pavilion typology, creating an exquisite dining space with the transparency of a traditional glasshouse. Internally, CLT arches sit atop a grid of glulam columns. The arches define large glazed openings and a central elevated lantern houses the open kitchen – creating a space filled with light and expansive views across the estate. The use of minimal repeated elements is a key concept for the construction of the restaurant. Internally, all the timber structure is left exposed. The team included #peterbrettassociates #maxfordham #shaylorgroup #eurban www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Wildernesse Restaurant has been #shortlisted in the 2019 #woodawards. Wildernesse Restaurant is a timber-vaulted, metal-skinned shared dining space for a new retirement community. The site is within the Wildernesse Conservation Area and adjacent to a grade II listed building. During the 19th century a conservatory sat to the north-east corner of the grade II listed mansion. The new restaurant aims to reinstate this pavilion typology, creating an exquisite dining space with the transparency of a traditional glasshouse. Internally, CLT arches sit atop a grid of glulam columns. The arches define large glazed openings and a central elevated lantern houses the open kitchen – creating a space filled with light and expansive views across the estate. The use of minimal repeated elements is a key concept for the construction of the restaurant. Internally, all the timber structure is left exposed. The team included #peterbrettassociates #maxfordham #shaylorgroup #eurban www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Wildernesse Restaurant has been #shortlisted in the 2019 #woodawards. Wildernesse Restaurant is a timber-vaulted, metal-skinned shared dining space for a new retirement community. The site is within the Wildernesse Conservation Area and adjacent to a grade II listed building. During the 19th century a conservatory sat to the north-east corner of the grade II listed mansion. The new restaurant aims to reinstate this pavilion typology, creating an exquisite dining space with the transparency of a traditional glasshouse. Internally, CLT arches sit atop a grid of glulam columns. The arches define large glazed openings and a central elevated lantern houses the open kitchen – creating a space filled with light and expansive views across the estate. The use of minimal repeated elements is a key concept for the construction of the restaurant. Internally, all the timber structure is left exposed. The team included #peterbrettassociates #maxfordham #shaylorgroup #eurban www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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@moco_arch have submitted planning for EGHQ, for the third phase of the Embassy Gardens masterplan at Nine Elms for @ballymore . EGHQ is a commercial led development, creating around 300,000 sqft of high-quality workspace directly opposite the new US Embassy. The project responds to complex site constraints creating a series of shifted blocks which break down the mass into considered and elegant proportions. Seven separate terrace levels are conceived to enrich the office space and provide tenants with impressive views of the river Thames. The design centres around bold, landscape proportion windows, allowing for wide and uninterrupted views. A rich material palette of brick piers and concrete lintels give the building solidity and weight, with subtle shifts in material tone used between the blocks, responding to the surrounding context. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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@moco_arch have submitted planning for EGHQ, for the third phase of the Embassy Gardens masterplan at Nine Elms for @ballymore . EGHQ is a commercial led development, creating around 300,000 sqft of high-quality workspace directly opposite the new US Embassy. The project responds to complex site constraints creating a series of shifted blocks which break down the mass into considered and elegant proportions. Seven separate terrace levels are conceived to enrich the office space and provide tenants with impressive views of the river Thames. The design centres around bold, landscape proportion windows, allowing for wide and uninterrupted views. A rich material palette of brick piers and concrete lintels give the building solidity and weight, with subtle shifts in material tone used between the blocks, responding to the surrounding context. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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@moco_arch have submitted planning for EGHQ, for the third phase of the Embassy Gardens masterplan at Nine Elms for @ballymore . EGHQ is a commercial led development, creating around 300,000 sqft of high-quality workspace directly opposite the new US Embassy. The project responds to complex site constraints creating a series of shifted blocks which break down the mass into considered and elegant proportions. Seven separate terrace levels are conceived to enrich the office space and provide tenants with impressive views of the river Thames. The design centres around bold, landscape proportion windows, allowing for wide and uninterrupted views. A rich material palette of brick piers and concrete lintels give the building solidity and weight, with subtle shifts in material tone used between the blocks, responding to the surrounding context. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Earlier today, the project team for the Central Somers Town regeneration presented the proposals to @nlalondon as part of their morning lecture programme. The team, consisting of @camdencouncilnsw @hayhurstandco @adamkhanarch @dsdha_architecture @drmmarchitects_studio and @moco_arch had the difficult task of compressing an extremely focussed, collaborative and dynamic design process into just five minute segments for each of the building plots. This is a project in which the collective of several practices is of significantly greater value than any individual or practice and was defined by an ethos of continuous evolution through immersive, open and iterative methodologies. During the evolution of the site wide strategy, the design process of each plot evolved simultaneously whilst DSDHA choreographed the whole. And all of this played out in front of a wide stakeholder engagement process. The presentations this morning gave a glimpse of the energy and endeavour our practice invested in this amazing team and community lead scheme, our sites being three plots identified for a variety of housing typologies. A project of accommodation hugging the landscape; of housing coming to the ground in some cases and community facilities in other cases; a project of thresholds and entrances; a project of interfaces between the characteristics and approach of each architect to create rich relationships; and a project which has been designed to echo the grain, texture and form of the site. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Earlier today, the project team for the Central Somers Town regeneration presented the proposals to @nlalondon as part of their morning lecture programme. The team, consisting of @camdencouncilnsw @hayhurstandco @adamkhanarch @dsdha_architecture @drmmarchitects_studio and @moco_arch had the difficult task of compressing an extremely focussed, collaborative and dynamic design process into just five minute segments for each of the building plots. This is a project in which the collective of several practices is of significantly greater value than any individual or practice and was defined by an ethos of continuous evolution through immersive, open and iterative methodologies. During the evolution of the site wide strategy, the design process of each plot evolved simultaneously whilst DSDHA choreographed the whole. And all of this played out in front of a wide stakeholder engagement process. The presentations this morning gave a glimpse of the energy and endeavour our practice invested in this amazing team and community lead scheme, our sites being three plots identified for a variety of housing typologies. A project of accommodation hugging the landscape; of housing coming to the ground in some cases and community facilities in other cases; a project of thresholds and entrances; a project of interfaces between the characteristics and approach of each architect to create rich relationships; and a project which has been designed to echo the grain, texture and form of the site. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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@melkoncharch of @monoclemagazine interviews @joevelomo founding director of #mocoarchitects at the newly completed #BelleVue for @pegasuslifeuk / A sequence of highly crafted interconnected brick volumes supporting sixty homes as part of a holistic retirement community featuring a spa, swimming pool, gym and therapy spaces; a restaurant and cafe; gardens, terraces and a roof top view of #london https://monocle.com/radio/shows/monocle-on-design/403/design-and-dignity/ www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Our #instagram feed reached 50,000 followers June 2019. Our feed is intended to offer an insight into our methodology and processes, with continuous updates on live projects and construction progress. It is also a behind the scenes view of our studio, culture and team. More can be found on https://morrisand.company Mentions and thank yous go out to all of our followers. Our mini video is a nod to the narrative, whimsy, complexity and messaging possible with the most economic of means, a stop go animated woven 50, executed in collaboration with @bob_design_ltd www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#Londonon_Paris #OnionSoup @Londonon_ @Londonfestivalofarchitecture #LFA2019 ______________________ Londonon Presents - Soupe à l'oignon Food is at the very core of our being, yet is something which is increasingly taken for granted. It seems the further we 'progress' as a society the further removed we become from the food we consume. What am I eating, how did it get here, how was it prepared, how was it grown, and by whom - questions obvious and celebrated in some parts of the world, seldom asked in others. The food we eat has a life that starts well before the supermarket aisles we frequent, and has effects reaching well beyond the plates that are put before us. This cycle of Londonon engages with our own consumption and the complexities inherent in all food. A simple dish of food is deconstructed and reassembled as a series of vignettes - collectively telling a story of the dish through key ingredients used in its creation. The Londonon_Paris session was attended by participants from all collaborating practices; Kieren Wells @kierenwells @moco_arch Michele Rorato @mick__________________________ @studio_cta Joe Ridealgh @j__ride @hapticarchitects Amy Young @imamyya @coffeyarchitects Hanna Albrecht @frau.hanna.a @maearchitects Pamela Snow @snowraeme @gortscott Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/londonon-presents-soupe-a-loignon-tickets-62706604141 Bon Apetit! Graphics @bob_design_ltd www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#SUPERCRIT ______________________ A Morris+Company SuperCrit is a project critiquing event involving an invited external panel of international critics and internal practice members. They are a valuable and enriching part of our design process, encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate. The events will be advertised in advance through Twitter, Instagram and our website. Free access to students of architecture, with opportunities to purchase #SUPERCRIT packs from previous panel discussions. Our ambition to create access between academia and practice; to continuously seek ways to develop and improve our work; to learn from best practice; to create an open forum for debate where all voices are heard. Graphics @bob_design_ltd www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#SUPERCRIT ______________________ A Morris+Company SuperCrit is a project critiquing event involving an invited external panel of international critics and internal practice members. They are a valuable and enriching part of our design process, encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate. The events will be advertised in advance through Twitter, Instagram and our website. Free access to students of architecture, with opportunities to purchase #SUPERCRIT packs from previous panel discussions. Our ambition to create access between academia and practice; to continuously seek ways to develop and improve our work; to learn from best practice; to create an open forum for debate where all voices are heard. Graphics @bob_design_ltd www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#SUPERCRIT ______________________ A Morris+Company SuperCrit is a project critiquing event involving an invited external panel of international critics and internal practice members. They are a valuable and enriching part of our design process, encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate. The events will be advertised in advance through Twitter, Instagram and our website. Free access to students of architecture, with opportunities to purchase #SUPERCRIT packs from previous panel discussions. Our ambition to create access between academia and practice; to continuously seek ways to develop and improve our work; to learn from best practice; to create an open forum for debate where all voices are heard. Graphics @bob_design_ltd www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#TEMPORARILYHOME @Londonfestivalofarchitecture #LFA2019 ______________________ Homelessness in the UK is rising. Morris+Company strongly believe in the ‘Housing First’ strategy and that building more social and truly affordable housing is the solution to this deepening crisis. But critically, we also see that the delivery of temporary emergency accommodation is fundamental in order to ensure that people at their most vulnerable are placed in adequately designed, safe and secure accommodation, without being displaced from their borough, local school, friendships and support networks. - New-build specialist facilities are a rarity, which means that in their place, rogue conversions of non fit-for-purpose existing buildings are created to meet demand, often resulting in sub-standard accommodation. Efforts to procure new, purpose-build accommodation are hindered by the current planning process due to a lack of centralised guidance, legislation and design codes for this specialist use. - Typical housing standards may not apply if a space is designed for a short period of stay, but in that scenario, what are the key ingredients that can offer a temporary home? Morris+Company will host a cross-disciplinary panel discussion to question what constitutes the key driving factors for the provision of this specialist form of accommodation in London today. - We will be joined by a range of leading industry professionals, charities, policy makers, developers and designers for a panel discussion responding to the question ‘Temporarily Home. Should London be delivering purpose-build emergency accommodation for the homeless?’. - The evening will be hosted and chaired by @moco_arch and feature a host of experts speakers including; Jennie Coombs Be First; Joanne Drew Enfield Council; Nisha Backory St Mungo’s; Phil Kerry New Horizon Youth Centre; Chris Hildrey Hildrey Studio and ProxyAddress; Polina Pencheva Morris+Company. - Tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/temporarily-home-tickets-61090327815?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete Graphics @bob_design_ltd www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Our project #EnergyHub for @lendlease has been included on the New London Awards Shortlist, which features London’s best new and proposed projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to their surroundings and life in the capital. #EnergyHub has been shortlisted for the New London Awards in the Mixed-use category. The scheme was influenced and inspired by its unique context, a confluence between a major inner city regeneration scheme #ElephantPark of global significance and a deeply rooted local community of shops, terraced streets, schools and community infrastructure. The project is a uniquely complex hybrid of contrasting programmes which includes a heat and power generating energy centre supporting upwards of 5,000 homes, wrapped into a perforated skin and articulated form which accommodates an early years nursery and a comedy club which both face onto a newly realised pocket park. Support this project by voting it for it as your People’s Choice favourite #NLAwards19 @nlalondon . www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Wildernesse Mews by @moco_arch has been shortlisted in the #hda2019 the country’s longest running awards programme, launched in 1948 in the same sitting of Parliament as the NHS to reward better municipal post-war rebuilding, then opened up to market sale homes in 1960 by Harold Macmillan. These projects are the interface between the government and industry and where both champion skill and innovation. They are the continuation of the Housing Design Awards original purpose, to explain what residents think about innovative design and whether it can be replicated. They are the only Awards promoted by all 5 major professional institutions – #RICS , #RIBA , #RPTI , #LandscapeInstitute and #CharteredInstituteofArchitecturalTechnologists. And they are judged by experts in their field, from planning to design, respected here in the UK and overseas. At #WildernesseMews for @pegasuslifeuk Each mews house has the following external amenity: – Rear private garden – Upper floor private Juliet balcony – Front semi-private patio garden with raised planters. The site’s location within the Wildernesse Estate is an area of local landscape importance set partially within the Wildernesse Conservation Area. It is characterised by a rolling landscape, high quality trees, swathes of woodland and sweeping views. All of this is accessible to the residents of the Mews houses. The quality and nature of the built form and surrounding landscape make it ideal for the intended retirement community use. The site is in an area of local landscape importance set partially within the Wildernesse Conservation Area and adjacent to a Grade II listed building and there were therefore many planning challenges. This included a comprehensive engagement process with the local residents from the Wildernesse Residents Association. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Framed view of a fragment of #bellevue by #morrisandcompany @moco_arch for @pegasuslifeuk in the heart of #hampstead which reached practical completion this month. A complex and constrained site, hemmed on three sides by #royalfreehospital and #rosaryrcprimaryschool...the scheme features a richly detailed skin of rose pink architectural stone and tumbled red brick with inclined lintels and increasing deep splayed chamfers as the building ascends in height. Responding to historically rich surrounding conservation areas, this highly ambitious scheme which has been in evolution from concept through delivery for almost five years. Photograph was taken by the brickwork contractor #EHSmith who have lavished attention, detail, energy and love on this project. This would be a lesser project without them. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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The experience of London’s historic Docklands is one of a palpable sense of emptiness and absence in stark contrast to its history; a legacy of trade, culture and commerce, of trading ships, masts and water born transport. Of a past in which the interaction between communities was on the surface of the water, along its edges and through its vast warehouse architecture. Through direct commission, we are currently engaged in a research project to reconnect inhabitants and visitors to the vast bodies of water which pervade. Our vision; to find appropriate architectural forms which draw upon the forms of trading ships, barges and trawlers, whilst integrating new contemporary programmes of leisure, work and trade, and city dwelling. Using ground breaking aquatectural technology, our emerging strategic approach fuses flexible and adaptable outcomes, to enable continuous and progressive evolution. Thus creating a non static, dynamic water based community, and one which can integrate a broad variety of vessels and more semi permanent moored structures. In addition pontoons and rigs seek to extend the ground based public realm out onto an every changing horizontal plane which can be used for leisure and education activities. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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The experience of London’s historic Docklands is one of a palpable sense of emptiness and absence in stark contrast to its history; a legacy of trade, culture and commerce, of trading ships, masts and water born transport. Of a past in which the interaction between communities was on the surface of the water, along its edges and through its vast warehouse architecture. Through direct commission, we are currently engaged in a research project to reconnect inhabitants and visitors to the vast bodies of water which pervade. Our vision; to find appropriate architectural forms which draw upon the forms of trading ships, barges and trawlers, whilst integrating new contemporary programmes of leisure, work and trade, and city dwelling. Using ground breaking aquatectural technology, our emerging strategic approach fuses flexible and adaptable outcomes, to enable continuous and progressive evolution. Thus creating a non static, dynamic water based community, and one which can integrate a broad variety of vessels and more semi permanent moored structures. In addition pontoons and rigs seek to extend the ground based public realm out onto an every changing horizontal plane which can be used for leisure and education activities. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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The experience of London’s historic Docklands is one of a palpable sense of emptiness and absence in stark contrast to its history; a legacy of trade, culture and commerce, of trading ships, masts and water born transport. Of a past in which the interaction between communities was on the surface of the water, along its edges and through its vast warehouse architecture. Through direct commission, we are currently engaged in a research project to reconnect inhabitants and visitors to the vast bodies of water which pervade. Our vision; to find appropriate architectural forms which draw upon the forms of trading ships, barges and trawlers, whilst integrating new contemporary programmes of leisure, work and trade, and city dwelling. Using ground breaking aquatectural technology, our emerging strategic approach fuses flexible and adaptable outcomes, to enable continuous and progressive evolution. Thus creating a non static, dynamic water based community, and one which can integrate a broad variety of vessels and more semi permanent moored structures. In addition pontoons and rigs seek to extend the ground based public realm out onto an every changing horizontal plane which can be used for leisure and education activities. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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The experience of London’s historic Docklands is one of a palpable sense of emptiness and absence in stark contrast to its history; a legacy of trade, culture and commerce, of trading ships, masts and water born transport. Of a past in which the interaction between communities was on the surface of the water, along its edges and through its vast warehouse architecture. Through direct commission, we are currently engaged in a research project to reconnect inhabitants and visitors to the vast bodies of water which pervade. Our vision; to find appropriate architectural forms which draw upon the forms of trading ships, barges and trawlers, whilst integrating new contemporary programmes of leisure, work and trade, and city dwelling. Using ground breaking aquatectural technology, our emerging strategic approach fuses flexible and adaptable outcomes, to enable continuous and progressive evolution. Thus creating a non static, dynamic water based community, and one which can integrate a broad variety of vessels and more semi permanent moored structures. In addition pontoons and rigs seek to extend the ground based public realm out onto an every changing horizontal plane which can be used for leisure and education activities. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#FEEDINGTHECITY @Londonfestivalofarchitecture #LFA2019 #VeganCity ______________________ Food is our every day. It literally shapes us and the cities in which we live. It brings people together, nourishes our bodies and fosters social and cultural ties with our neighbours. Yet it’s process of production, preparation, storage, transportation and waste are one of the most environmentally destructive and socially divisive. - Our cross disciplinary panel discussion will interrogate what recalibrating the importance of food in our approach to designing cities could mean, and what methods could be used to achieve this. - The evening will be chaired by @joevelomo , founding director of @moco_arch and feature a host of experts speakers including Anna Taylor #londonfoodboard #foodfountain , Dejan Mitrovic of @department22uk , Maria Smith of @interrobanglondon , Arthur Potts Dawson of @chefsmanifesto and the #SDG2AdvocacyHub , and @ellyward_studio of @SITE_london Graphics @bob_design_ltd www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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@moco_arch have had two models selected for the @royalacademyarts #summerexhibition2019 . Designed for @pegasuslifeuk , our submissions capture two stages in the development and evolution of the #wildernesseestate restaurant pavilion scheme. - Spencer de Grey, the head of design at Foster + Partners, curated the architecture room at this year’s exhibition, selecting projects with a strong sustainable agenda. The 74-year-old architect and Royal Academician describes this year’s architecture room as a celebration of our ‘awareness of a more sustainable world’ with projects included that clearly showed how ‘good design and a strong sustainable agenda can be mutually compatible, illustrating approaches necessary to help protect the environment’. - In response, the design fuses classical forms abstracted from the context with the efficiency of modern methods of construction, resulting in a contemporary pavilion within a landscape steeped in heritage. The use of minimal repeated elements is a key concept for the construction of the restaurant - from the structural components and interior lining, to the modulation of the cladding and envelope- reducing on-site construction time, energy usage and weight. The structural frame is entirely made from pre-fabricated cross-laminated timber, and was erected on site in just a 2-week period. Not only does the timber add to the sensory quality of the space, but there are approx. -48 tonnes of embodied carbon sequestered within the structure. Furthermore, the accuracy offered by prefabrication ensured the timber vaults could be precisely fitted to each opening, concealing all services and joints. - The use of lightweight timber structure was also important on this site to reduce the excavation and intervention adjacent to the listed building. The design process involved numerous workshops, mock-ups and tests with the specialist subcontractors to realise this innovative design. - www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Founding director of Morris+Company @joevelomo joined The Departmento de Proyectos, Urbanismo, Teoria e Historia, Escuela Tecnica Supierior to Arquitectura, Universidad de Navarra, Spain, as guest professor for the Spring Term January-May 2019. During a four month residency, in collaboration with #JorgeTarrago and #ManoloBlasco , Joe was joined by fellow practice colleagues @daniellepurkiss @keiralexander @castillo_matone and #ElenaLledo with guest critique by @ellyward_studio to explore the conjoined evolution of urbanism and agriculture. - Due to social, economical and political systems that encourage industrial agricultural practices we have become increasingly distanced from the origin, production and processing of the food and drink that we consume. - Post graduate students were invited to research and test theories focussed on the production of food upon the microcosm that is @sugarhouseisland , an outlier in East London, and an area that has been dramatically transformed by rapid expansion during the Olympic boom. – Sugar House Island’s rich industrial heritage has been shaped by the natural watercourses surrounding the site, and the predominant processes and industries that thrived there including sugar refinement, gin distillation, printmaking, textile production, and dye works. - The ‘island’ character of this site has been exaggerated through the introduction of several significant manmade features including Abbey Road train lines, and the Blackwall tunnel approach, and is currently the focus of significant masterplan strategy currently under construction by @vastintuk – Over a 12 week period, students explored the full food cycle whilst focussing on processing and production plants, transport and distribution infrastructure, waste management and food composting systems, food sales and eateries. The impact of the various stages within the food cycle were tested on a range of programmatic typologies including housing, co-working, laboratories, education buildings, leisure facilities, health and wellbeing centres, museums, galleries and farms. From this cornucopia of ingredients and programmes a range of complex hybrid buildings emerged. -

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‘Collage City’ student workshop. Lessons in scale drawing and model making.

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Key Note Speech Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) Order and Discipline May 17th, 2019 Today I Practice founder @joevelomo will e presenting a key note speech, at the Finish Association of Architects (SAFA) Annual Seminar of Architects, upon the seminar theme of ‘Order and Discipline’. The lecture reflects upon the ‘official style of architecture’, or indeed what the correct ‘style of architecture should be in 2019’, where does it come from and importantly is there such a thing as a ‘right style’. The lecture will be given at the Bio Rex in The Lasipalatsi. The lecture is entitled #styleandactivism but could equally be called #goldensectionorvivisection #bauhausorslaughterhouse #modernismorspeciesism #arkkitehtipäivät2019 #arkkitehtipäivät #SAFA www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Key Note Speech Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) Order and Discipline May 17th, 2019 Today Practice founder @joevelomo will present a key note speech, at the Finish Association of Architects (SAFA) Annual Seminar of Architects, upon the seminar theme of ‘Order and Discipline’. The lecture reflects upon the ‘official style of architecture’, or indeed what the correct ‘style of architecture should be in 2019’, where does it come from and importantly is there such a thing as a ‘right style’. The lecture will be given at the Bio Rex, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland. The lecture is entitled #styleandactivism but could equally be called #goldensectionorvivisection #bauhausorslaughterhouse #modernismorspeciesism #arkkitehtipäivät2019 #arkkitehtipäivät #SAFA www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#Morris +Company Studio Lates @londonfestivalofarchitecture #lfa2019 As curators and innovators, Morris+Company consider the broader political, social, cultural and environmental context of our work, challenging established modes of thinking and doing. Research is therefore integral to the work of the studio, whether this is project-specific or concerned with wider issues and themes. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#Feeding the City: What is good food? @londonfestivalofarchitecture #lfa2019 Food is a fundamental to sustain life, but is also much more than just a meal. Our food system plays a vital part in London’s social and economic structure, effecting health, wellbeing, academic achievement, and prosperity, and has significant environmental consequences. As part of emerging planning guidance, the Draft London Food Strategy sets out a ‘call to action’ to ‘see what good food can do’ to create healthier lives, better jobs, thriving producers, cleaner environment, and better social connections. Through a cross disciplinary panel discussion we would like to interrogate what recalibrating the importance of food in our approach to designing cities could mean, and what methods could be used to achieve this. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#Temporarily Home @londonfestivalofarchitecture #lfa2019 Homelessness in the UK is rising. Morris+Company strongly believe in the ‘Housing First’ strategy and that building more social and truly affordable housing is the solution to this deepening crisis. But critically, we also see that the delivery of temporary emergency accommodation is fundamental in order to ensure that people at their most vulnerable are placed in adequately designed, safe and secure accommodation, without being displaced from their borough, local school, friendships and support networks. New-build specialist facilities are a rarity, which means that in their place, rogue conversions of non fit-for-purpose existing buildings are created to meet demand, often resulting in sub-standard accommodation. Efforts to procure new, purpose-build accommodation are hindered by the current planning process due to a lack of centralised guidance, legislation and design codes for this specialist use. Typical housing standards may not apply if a space is designed for a short period of stay, but in that scenario, what are the key ingredients that can offer a temporary home Morris+Company will host a cross-disciplinary panel discussion to question what constitutes the key driving factors for the provision of this specialist form of accommodation in London today. We will be joined by a range of leading industry professionals, charities, policy makers, developers and designers for a panel discussion responding to the question ‘Temporarily Home. Should London be delivering purpose-build emergency accommodation for the homeless?’. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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