New Architects

Architecture on Stage

Architecture on Stage: New Architects – artwork by OMMX

Four of the UK's most exciting young architectural practices join us to talk about recent projects and the nature of their work.

OMMX was founded by Hikaru Nissanke and Jon Lopez, and has worked on housing, private residences, galleries, offices, festivals and exhibitions. In 2019 the firm was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award.

Gatti Routh Rhodes was established by Richard Gatti, Tom Routh and Stefanie Rhodes. Their most recent project was Bethnal Green Mission Church, opened in 2018.

Cooke Fawcett Architects was founded by Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett, both of whom worked with Herzog & de Meuron Architects. The practice has completed private residences, along with Peckham Observatory atop Bold Tendencies’ repurposed car park.

Office S&M began in 2013, founded by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen. Celebrating colour, materiality and everyday stories, the practice has completed several new-build houses, street regeneration and public realm projects.

The Architecture Foundation and Barbican in partnership present Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks and debates.

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Collection: Architecture

Brutal or beautiful? One of London's best examples of Brutalist architecture and a Grade II listed building, explore the fascinating architecture of the Barbican and the surrounding estate through photography, film and features.

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Watch: Architecture on Stage - Kazuyo Sejima

Renowned architect Kazuyo Sejima explores the relationship between the individual and Japan's advanced information society as she revisits domestic projects, looking at the principles behind key houses such as House in Plum Grove (2003).


Finding Brutalism: A Photographic Survey of Post-War British Architecture by Simon Phipps

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