Jewish Life in the City: Antwerp and London
Featuring voices from both Antwerp and London, this discussion between architects and architectural historians addresses the presence of the Jewish communities in both cities. Speakers include Adam Teilelbaum who discusses the evolution of Antwerp's Diamond Quarter; Adam Khan and Tom Stebbing who are designing buildings for the Hassidic Jewish community in North London and Kaat Verdickt, an architectural historian who is researching the work Jewish architects in Antwerp in the early twentieth century. The talk is chaired by architectural historian Helen Thomas, and forms part of a series of films focussing on the Belgian city of Antwerp, in partnership with Brickworks Vande Moortel.
The Earth Project: Adam Khan speaks with the Young Ambassadors
Adam talks to the Young Ambassadors of the The Earth Project about the role of architecture in building a better future for people and the planet. 27.05.21 at 1pm.
Details here: https://theearthproject.world/international-young-ambassadors-program/
Recovery Roundtables: 10 Calls to Action
Mayor of London's Recovery Roundtables: 10 Calls to Action report brings together the findings of the 7 roundtable sessions with over 100 experts, including Mayor's Design Advocate, Adam Khan.
Join livestream Virtual Summit to find out more about London's recovery programme
Mayor's Design Advocate, Adam Khan, contributes to GLA's Connective Social Infrastructure Report
Read Adam Khan's thought starter here
This GLA report is part of Good Growth by Design’s united programme of work to enhance the design of buildings and neighbourhoods for all Londoners.
See full report at london.gov.uk here
BDA Hamburg Architecture Prize 2020: Second Prize
Baugruppe Finkenau has been awarded BDA Hamburg Architecture Prize 2020: Second Prize. The new street of houses and maisonettes was a collaboration between Adam Khan Architects, Kraus Schönberg Architekten, DFZ Architekten and APB Architekten for a Baugruppe in Hamburg.
Team: Adam Khan, Camille Sineau, Loukia Lhomme, Emrys James, Patrick Heymann.
Award details here.
A Sociable City of Palaces and Gardens: Adam Khan and Juliette Scalbert's lecture at Kingston School of Art
Adam Khan and Juliette Scalbert will give a lecture as part of the Register series at Kingston School of Art on Wednesday, 18.30 BST to present recent work at Central Somers Town and Custom House under the title ‘A Sociable City of Palaces and Gardens’.
Poster image by David Grandorge of Central Somers Town.
Le Cru et le Cuit: Adam Khan's lecture at Leibniz University
Adam Khan will give a lecture for Bernd Schmutz's studio at Leibniz University in Hannover on Wednesday, 19.00 CET to present several projects and recent work under the title ‘Le Cru et le Cuit’.
Stream here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LEjBTj71AZ-xb_N8cUguQ
Photo by Lewis Khan of Hillside Gardens.
Central Somers Town features in The Guardian
Central Somers Town features in The Guardian.
Rowan Moore review ‘An Object Lesson in Child’s Play‘ is accompanied with photography by David Grandorge and Lewis Khan as the project opens for the young people of Camden.
Central Somers Town features in l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui
Central Somers Town features in the July Issue of l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui – 'Fabulous Britain!’.
Adam Khan’s text ‘Little Palace’ is accompanied with photography by David Grandorge as the project prepares to open for the young people of Camden.
Publication details here.
Casabella lectures: Adam Khan with Massimo Curzi
Adam Khan in discussion with Massimo Curzi as part of the Casabella webinar series.
More details and sign up link here. Non-Italians enter n/a for ‘Codice Fiscale’.
Adam Khan Architects selected for new LHC and Southwark Council Framework
Adam Khan Architects have been selected for the new LHC and Southwark Council Architect Design Services framework to work directly with public sector organisations on delivering new housing projects within London.
We always endeavour to design and deliver places that are inclusive, sustainable, beautiful and for all Londoners.
Film Screening: New Horizon Youth Centre
New Horizon Youth Centre by Lewis Khan screens as part of Women in Architecture's event series - Three Colours: Blue White Red. This third and final event Red explores home, homelessness and celebrates the importance and diversity of what Home means to individuals.
TIme: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: RIBA The Forum, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT
Tickets available here.
Seizure Gallery at Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Seizure Gallery is featured in Economy of Means exhibition curated by Éric Lapierre.
Date: 04.10.19 - 13.01.20
TIme: Monday - Sunday, 11:00 - 19:00
Location: MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Av. Brasília, Central Tejo, 1300-598 Lisbon
Festival of Architecture, Flanders - Connect the city!
Festival of Architecture, Flanders - Colloquium: Architecture Connects features Adam Khan and Peggy Totté discussing different types of living.
Location: Theaterzaal, Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Ghent
Event details here.
Housing Design Awards 2019: Project Winner
Marian Court, Homerton - a collaboration between Adam Khan Architects and muf architecture/art for Hackney Council is Housing Design Awards 2019, Project Winner!
Award details here.
Tower Court: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Tower Court, Clapton Common starts on site!
Amazing energy at the groundbreaking ceremony with Liza Fior, muf architecture/art; Adam Khan, Christiane Felber, Adam Khan Architects; Motty Friesel, Hatzola; Andy Fancy, Countryside; and Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
New London Awards 2019: Mixed-Use Winner
Carlton & Granville, South Kilburn is Unbuilt Winner in
the category of Mixed-Use for New London Awards 2019
Award details here.
Film Screening: New Horizon Youth Centre
New Horizon Youth Centre by Lewis Khan screens at ASPECT:Cinema's DESIGN ME HAPPY - a short film screening series and panel-led discussion that explores how our architectural environments can affect our mental health and well-being.
Event details here.
AA Building Conversations: Waterlow Court with Adam Khan
Architectural Association building visit to Waterlow Court designed by Baillie Scott, will be led by Adam Khan in conversation with Alvaro Velasco, AA PhD candidate.
Tickets available here.
Public Housing: a London renaissance
NLA's Public Housing: a London renaissance exhibition features both Tower Court, Clapton Common and Marian Court, Homerton, our collaborations with muf architecture/art for Hackney Council.
Custom House, Newham: Steering Group
Design District, Greenwich Peninsula on site!
Piling starts for Building A3 with concrete being poured.
Sydenham Road, London: site visit
On site for our new project, Sydenham Road with client, Peabody Construction.
Brecht Weigel Haus: Honourable Mention
Visitor centre for the listed building and garden in Buckow, Germany
Competition Award: Honourable Mention
Collaborators: Bernd Schmutz Architekten, Lossen Ingenieure, Valerio Calavetta
Finkenau Baugruppe, Hamburg: under construction
Due for completion Spring 2019
Carlton & Granville: local young people in action!
Public consultation event at The Granville
Pembury Close, Hackney: planning permission granted
Adam Khan is teaching Unit 8 at Kingston University
Site visit to Central Somers Town
On site with Hayhurst and Co reviewing Edith Neville Primary
School and Central Somers Town community facilities and new homes. Both Camden projects due for completion 2019.
Adam Khan Architects is appointed by LLDC for Chobham Farm North, Leyton
Rue Delaunoy, Molenbeek, Brussels
Site workshop for Rue Delaunoy in Brussels. A collaboration with Laure Prouvost & Nick Aikens.
Filming day: Young Londoners at The Stephen Lawrence Centre
Femiola, Lucy Norfield, Nuzha Noukri and Ruzna Noukri being filmed by
Vincent Kelsey at The Stephen Lawrence Centre – on how to better engage young
Londoners in regeneration projects.
Khan Architects and Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust are partnering to develop
youth led consultation events, as part of Brent Council’s Carlton and Granville
Lecture: Betwixt and Between
Adam Khan presents Betwixt and Between, a guest lecture for studio Krucker Bates at TUM.
Location: Room 2730, Technische Universität München, Department of Architecture,
Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 München
New London Awards 2018: Housing Winner
Khan Architects is awarded Unbuilt Winner in the category of Housing for
Vaughan Road, a pilot PRS project for Harrow Council.
Awards details here.
Marian Court, Homerton: planning permission granted
A collaborative, design-led approach established with Hackney Council, muf architecture/art, the full design team and the local community is delivering radically inclusive urban renewal and placemaking.
AJ article here.
London Festival of Architecture: Designing for Diversity
Adam Khan joins a panel debate at London Festival of Architecture and presents Tower Court, our collaboration with muf architecture/art, Daisy Froud and Tom Stebbing.
This event is hosted by White Arkitekter, supported by the Mayor of London, and asks how can the city become more inclusive, equal and attractive to everyone?
Tower Court at Royal Academy of Arts: 250th Summer Exhibition
Tower Court, our collaboration with muf architecture/art for Hackney Council, is on display at Royal Academy of Arts: 250th Summer Exhibition, Architecture Room curated by Piers Gough.
Talking about Carlton and Granville on K2K Radio #KilburnHeraldShow
Juliette Scalbert discusses with Sally on Kilburn Herald Show, the importance of local young people being part of the design and future of South Kilburn’s Carlton and Granville community facilities.
Adam Khan Architects appointed for Carlton & Granville
Adam Khan Architects has been appointed by Brent Council to develop and transform the Carlton and Granville Site in collaboration with local stakeholders for the second phase of this ambitious project. Our multi-disciplinary team includes Practice Architecture, Daisy Froud, Structure Workshop and Ritchie + Daffin.
AJ article here
Symposium: Transforming Social Housing – Stories from Europe
Adam Khan presents Tower Court, Hackney and Ellebo Garden Room, Copenhagen at Transforming Social Housing – Stories from Europe Symposium at Center for Architecture, New York.
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Location: 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
City Crits: Somers Town led by Adam Khan
As part of The Architecture Foundation London City Crits, Adam Khan leads a walking tour, which explores the architectural history of social housing in Somers Town.
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Tower Court goes to New York
Photography: David Grandorge
Tower Court, Hackney, our collaboration with muf architecture/art, will feature in Social Housing - New European Projects exhibition and symposium at Center for Architecture, New York.
Curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects featuring projects and contributions by:
Adam Khan Architects (UK), Assemble (UK), Avenier & Cornejo Architectes (France), Chartier Dalix (France), Hans van der Heijden (The Netherlands), Einszueins (Austria), Hawkins\Brown (UK), Haworth Tompkins Architects (UK), Karakusevic Carson Architects (UK), Lacaton & Vassal (France), LAN architecture (France), Mae (UK), Mecanoo (The Netherlands), Mikhail Riches Architects (UK), Mole (UK), muf architecture/art (UK), Niall McLaughlin Architects (UK), s333 architecture + Urbanism (UK), Sergison Bates architects (UK & CH), TVK (France), Witherford Watson Mann (UK) and zanderroth architeckten (Germany). The exhibition was first shown at the Royal Institution of British Architects in London from 18 April to 28 May 2017.
Central Somers Town goes on site!
Plot 10 moves into temporary home.
Housing Design Awards 2017: Project Winner
Tower Court awarded Project Winner at Housing Design Awards 2017
Adam Khan appointed as a Mayor’s Design Advocate
Adam Khan has been appointed as a Mayor’s Design Advocate. From over 200 applications, 50 Design Advocates have been chosen to assist the Mayor of London’s Good Growth by Design programme.
Adam will be joining a team that includes members of the Housing Design Award-winning Tower Court project team: Hackney Council’s Rachel Bagenal, Liza Fior of muf architecture, and Daisy Froud.
Read the Mayor of London's announcement here.
Listen to Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London here.
New London Awards 2017: Mayor's Prize
Central Somers Town, Camden, has been Highly Commended for New London Awards 2017: Mayor's Prize
The Mayor’s Prize is awarded in association with the Mayor of London to the project that best reflects the Mayor’s ambition for ‘good growth’ as expressed in A City for All Londoners.
Global Architectural Political Event
Adam Khan Architects are participating in the Global Architectural Political Event – a discussion that will continue the investigation about the political re-engagement of the discipline, as analysed in Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s essay “Well into the 21st Century” and the “Global Architectural Compass”.
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Location: AA Lecture Hall, 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES
More details here
Clerkenwell Design week
Adam Khan Architects presents Central Somers Town Community Facilities at PechaKucha London Vol. 14 as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Location: Spa Fields Park, Skinner Street, London, EC1
More details here.
Watch online here.
Exhibition: London Design Capital
The NLA’s London: Design Capital which explores the global reach of London’s built environment industries, features Ellebo Garden Room, Copenhagen.
Date: 17.05.2017 – 07.07.2017
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 18:00, Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Location: The Building Centre, 27 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
Download London: Design Capital - Buildings/Places/Cities here.
Ellebo Garden Room ‘Første Spadestik’
Construction has begun on Ellebo Garden Room, Copenhagen.
Adam Khan Architects (Main Consultant & Design Lead)
Kristine Jensen Tegnestue
Anticipated completion date: 2018
Watch Nordic Innovation’s video here
Lecture: A Society of Rooms – The Poetic Dimension in Architecture
Adam Khan presents A Society of Rooms for The Poetic Dimension in Architecture lecture series curated by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou at The CASS.
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Central House, 1st floor, Room CE1-16
More details here
Exhibition: Social Housing – Definitions & Design Exemplars
Social Housing - Definitions and Design Exemplars features Ellebo Garden Room, Copenhagen and Tower Court, Hackney.
Across the UK and Europe a new generation of
practices are transforming public housing. Responding to continued high demand,
new funding methods and a reinvigorated public sector, architects are
re-addressing how homes are delivered at larger scales, piloting new methods to
achieve new high standards of design.
Date: 18.04.2017 – 28.05.2017
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00, Tuesday 10:00 – 20:00
Location: The Practice Space, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
Play Barn shortlisted for RIBA East Award
Pensthorpe Play Barn, Norfolk, is one of 31 buildings shortlisted for a RIBA East award.
The winning submissions will be announced on 18.05.2017
Play Barn wins RIDBA award
The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) has selected the Play Barn as the recipient of their award in the recreation and leisure category.
Formerly known as the Farming and Agricultural Buildings Awards (FAB Awards), the award recognises innovation and excellence in the industrial and agricultural building industry.
Tower Court, Clapton Common: planning permission granted
Designed in collaboration with muf architecture/art, Tower Court is part of Hackney’s Estate Regeneration Programme and will be delivered directly by the Council. It will offer 132 high-quality, modern homes for social rent, shared ownership and outright sale, and a new ambulance depot.
Play Barn nominated for the 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has selected Pensthorpe Play Barn, Fakenham as a nominee for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
The prize is awarded biennially, and the Play Barn is named among 19 UK schemes. This is the second project by Adam Khan Architects to be nominated for the prize. Brockholes Visitor Centre was nominated and shortlisted in 2013.
For more details on the nomination, visit here.
Book launch: Reminiscence
Reminiscence, which features an article by Adam Khan, is launching on 17 December in Munich.
Edited by Benedict Esche & Benedikt Hartl and published by Edition Architektur, it offers a collection of more than 100 international architects looking back and reminiscing about a particular building.
Location: Architekturgalerie München, Türkenstrasse 30
Flipping through the book
Ten Years of Adam Khan Architects
Adam Khan Architects is ten.
Thank you for coming to celebrate with us.
Website takeover & associated print by Fraser Muggeridge studio
Adam Khan @ RA for ‘Future Estates’
Adam Khan is a speaker at ‘Future Estates’ at the Royal Academy.
“Following a previous debate exploring the changing status of Britain’s post-war housing estates, this event looks at estate regeneration and the range of alternatives that exist to the growing threat of demolition."
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
Other speakers include:
Geraldine Dening – Architect and founder, Architects for Social Housing
John Lewis – Executive Director Thamesmead, Peabody
Oliver Wainwright – Architecture critic, The Guardian (chair)
Sarah Wigglesworth – Architect, director of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
More details here
Adam Khan Architects in Baumeister
Following a studio visit in September 2016, the November issue of Baumeister features a profile of Adam
Khan Architects. The article offers a snapshot of various built projects, from
Brockholes Visitor Centre to Seizure Gallery, as well as future plans for
residential projects in London.
Words: Erik Wegerhoff
Photography: David Grandorge, Lewis Khan, Ioana Marinescu & Ed
Play Barn wins Graham Allen Award
The North Norfolk District Council has selected AKA’s Play
Barn as the recipient of the Graham Allen Award for Conservation & Design.
Adam Khan Architects shortlisted by Create London
Create London, along with the London Borough of Barking
and Dagenham, have shortlisted Adam Khan Architects for an Artists Housing
Seven Up @ DomusHaus, Basel
Our publication ‘Seven Up’, a visual exploration of the studio’s output, is available at a number of specialist architecture bookshops, now including DomusHaus Buchhandlung für Architektur und Design, Basel.
Five Cottages, Pensthorpe
Adam Khan Architects have recently completed the restoration of the Grade 2 listed Five Cottages at Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens including the building of new rear and side extensions. The new building includes offices as well as a conference room and a well-being centre.
Location: Norfolk, Pensthorpe
Client: Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens
Photo credit: Lewis Khan
Honourable Mention for Kunststilo
Adam Khan Architects have received an Honourable Mention for their submission to the Kunststilo art museum and culture quarter design competition in Kristiansand, Norway.
The new art museum will house 1,100 works donated by Nicolai Tangen, which constitute what experts have called the most important collection of Norwegian art from the 1930s to the 1970s.
The submission will be exhibited at Sørlandets Art museum until 18 September.
Details on the competition can be found here.
Adam Khan Architects short-listed for Qatar Museum
Adam Khan Architects are among 8 practices to be shortlisted for the Qatar Art Mill design competition.
Nearly 500 practices from 56 different countries entered the three-stage contest, and we are the only British firm to reach the final eight in the contest for the 93 000 m² gallery project on Doha’s waterfront.
More information on the competition website.
Adam Khan speaks at Sedgehill Secondary School
Adam Khan spoke to the year 9’s of Sedgehill Secondary School about the educational journey of the architect.
Other inspirational speakers included Maria Murtagh, Tammy Reed and Sade Banks. Thank you very much to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust for organising the Career Pathway Programme.
Book launch: New Architects 3
New Architects 3, which features a selection of Adam Khan Architects' work, is launching on 24 March.
“New Architects 3 is the Architecture Foundation’s landmark guide to the best architectural practices set up in the UK in the past decade. To coincide with its publication, join us for an afternoon of talks and conversations about the conditions shaping British architecture both today and in the future at The Barbican.”
Location: Frobisher Auditorium 1, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
Book launch: ‘Building Upon Building’
Please join us at the Architectural Association Bookshop for the launch of the second edition of ‘Building Upon Building’, Edited by J. Engels & M. Grootveld.
The book will be introduced by Adam Khan, followed by a talk from the Editors.
“Architecture as evolution, rather than revolution. How can the views that underlie the historical city be interwoven with the stories of the present? This question is answered in 45 projects and four essays.”
Location: AA Bookshop, 32 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES
Praise for Adam Khan Architect’s Brockholes
Brockholes Visitor Centre has been praised by CIBSE Journal for its ability to handle flooding.
“A pioneering nature reserve has risen about the floodwaters that drenched the North West, proving an example to architects and engineers. The floating visitor village, which won new build project of the year at the 2012 CIBSE Building Performance Awards, is sited on the Meadow Lake at Brockholes, and has been designed to rise and fall with the water level.”
Play Barn featured in Wallpaper*
Play Barn at Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens has been featured in Wallpaper* magazine’s January issue.
Lecture at KADK
Adam Khan will be delivering a lecture ‘What Makes a Good Room?’ at the Danish Academy of Arts tomorrow, organised by Spatial Design, Perception and Detail 1 Semester.
Location: KADK Danish Academy of Arts, auditorium 5
Adam Khan Architects long-listed for Qatar Museum
Adam Khan Architects has been long-listed to submit a design for the international competition for the Art Mill in Doha, Qatar. Adam Khan Architects' application was chosen as one of 26 out of a total of 489 entries for the 93 000 m² project, which envisions the redevelopment of a historic waterfront site in the centre of Doha.
More information on the competition website.
KADK housing exhibition
‘Housing and Welfare – Homes Ensembles City’ exhibition opens tomorrow at KADK Copenhagen, and will feature Adam Khan Architects’ Ellebo Garden Room.
“What will Copenhagen look like in 5, 10 and 15 years’ time? What is the future of the city as a residential city according to the projects that architectural firms are designing right now? And what role does housing play in a city and a welfare society that are undergoing change?”
Date: 19.03.2015 – 14.05.2015
Time: 11:00 – 18:00
Location: Exhibition Hall, KADK, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51, 1436 København