Hearth House is nearing completion. Here a generous rooflight is carved into the Douglas Fir roof structure.

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The Douglas Fir timber frame is complete at Hearth House, with the installation of a turned post that supports the meeting of two roof structures.  Expertly turned by SA Spooner in Sussex, and installed by JVB Construction. Wavy British grown Douglas Fir from East Brothers Timber.

Hearth House is progressing on site. Masonry and steels are in place, ready for the Douglas Fir structural frame to be installed.  

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Soft Monument has been shortlisted for the London Festival Architecture's Empowering Platforms competition, for Westminster City Council. Click image for more.

Domestic Commons - a series of conversations exploring the inbetween spaces between housing and public space. Commissioned for the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial. Click image for more.

'Biennial legacy: How Medium designed a pavilion for a Tbilisi housing district' - an interview with Peter Smisek for ICON magazine.

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8-23-VI is published on Dezeen! Click image for more.

Also on ArchDaily / Architecture Today / Építészfórum / Tbilisi Architecture / Architectural Digest Archello 

8-23-VI is up on the Future Architecture Platform among many other projects and ideas speculating on the future of Architecture. Take a look and vote for your favourite! Click image for more.

Pre-emptive Transformation' is now exhibited in 'The Library' at the Oslo Architecture Triennale, exploring the architecture of degrowth.

Exhibited until November 24th in Sverre Fehn's beautiful extension to the National Museum.

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8-23-VI is emerging from a metal workshop in Tbilisi, with a bespoke pivot mechanism allowing each panel to rotate around the pavilion's structural frame. 

Hearth House - due to start on site later in the summer. Click image for more.

Invited to contribute to the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale, exploring the Architecture of Degrowth. The project will include a large scale model of the project - Pre-emptive Transformation.

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8th April 2019 - Thanks to all that joined us for an exploration of the potential of Common Forms - a method for designing ‘in common’, as well as a definition for design that activates common space.

We will discuss Common Forms in the context of housing, through three projects - the architectural event, the small-scale intervention, and the holistic regeneration project - with presentations from Tina Gurgenidze (curator of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial), Benjamin Wells / Francis Naydler (Medium) and Søren Nielsen (director at Vandkunsten Architects).

CAFx Housing: Common Forms and the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and is supported by KADK, the Copenhagen Architecture Festival and the Georgian Embassy in Denmark.

The Agonistic City is now exhibited outside the Danish Parliament! Thanks to KADK for selecting the project, as an example of how architecture can aid sustainable urban development. On display at Rigsdagsgården, Christiansborg until 30th June.

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The Great Escape: Domesticity for Nomadic Retirees by Hannah Wood and Benjamin Wells is published in the latest MONU magazine, alongside Deane Simpson and Frits van Dongen. Click image for more!

From Planning to Sectioning - a user focused approach to building optimisation

Now published in Conscious Cities Anthology 2018: Human-Centred Design, Science, and Technology, published by the Centre for Conscious Design.

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20th March 2019 - presented a selection of recent projects to current students at KADK. Thanks for the invite!

Domestic Work - a new typology of live-work spaces in Tallinn, Estonia. Click image for more.

The Innovation by Design anthology is now published and printed! 

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A fleeting visit to Zürich - impressed by some recent work from Caruso St John, including the St Jakob Foundation shown here.

Check out Blueprint 362 for my review of Elemental / Alejandro Aravena's exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. 

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Hearth House - design development for a large extension and renovation of a house in Surrey, England. 

Due to commence on site summer 2019.

Delighted to receive a copy of the brilliant PLAT 7.0 - featuring my musings on the possibilities of an agonistic urbanism in Tbilisi. Click image for more!

Thanks to BLOXHUB and UNLEASH for the invitation to present Medium's research on Danish 'ghettos', and how architecture can provide alternatives to demolition. Great to continue the dialogue started as an UNLEASH Global Talent in Singapore in June!

8-23-VI (phase one) opens at the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial! Visit medium.works for more. 

8-23-VI is supported by Creative Europe and KADK.​​​​​​​

Our proposal for the Danish contribution to the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennale.

The project explores the New Rural - capturing the transformation of rural landscapes into systematised machines for optimised and digitised production.

A collaboration between Medium and reWork.

Plastiglomerate solidifies at Roskilde Festival!  It combines decades-old masonry bricks with week-old plastic bricks - a mass of bricks and mortar that sits in contrast with the surrounding tents and pavilions. 

The project is a collaboration with artist Veronika Geiger, mason Casper Bojsen and DTU, and will be in the Art Zone at Roskilde until Sunday. 

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Read ‘The Great Escape: Domesticity for Nomadic Retirees’ in MONU  # 30 - a text written by Hannah Wood and I for MONU's Late Life Urbanism issue. 

Click on image for more info. Image and input from Deane Simpson's excellent Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society

Innovation by Design

A series of five articles exploring the themes of the Danish contribution to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale - Possible Spaces.

Commissioned by Natalie Mossin - curator of the 2018 Danish Pavilion, and the Danish Architecture Center. Published on arcspace.com

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Delighted that The Agonistic City has been shortlisted for the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe as an extension of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

The project is exhibited at Palazzo Mora - European Culture Centre in Venice until November, as part of La Biennale di Venezia, and will then tour across Europe.

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Honourable mention for The Collaboratory in CHART 2018! Click on image for more info. 

An overview of the On Cities workshop that took place at the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid, June 2018.

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Spent 8 crazy days in Singapore with the UN innovation lab - UNLEASH, working with people from many disciplines and geographies to tackle some major global problems. 
Our group focused on Singapore's ageing population, and the increasing levels of isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly community. We proposed a model of participatory action, allowing senior citizens to take an active role in shaping their local environment. This would utilise the empty 'void decks' that exist on the ground floor of the majority of Singapore's 'HDB' housing blocks - a state built typology that makes up 80% of Singapore's housing stock. Both the physical interventions and the participatory processes that define them will engage senior citizens, strengthening ageing communities and building a more inclusive society.
After 5 days of intensive development, I pitched the project to hundreds of other groups and a panel of expert judges. The project generated a lot of interest, and we have been invited by the Singaporean Ministry of Culture to apply for funding to implement the project.

Tbilisi City Forum wins a Silver Award at the Creative Conscience Awards! The Awards recognise projects that aim to have a social impact, and build a network between 'changemakers' across a number of creative disciplines.

Invited to curate the seminar series Reframing Architecture + Design in Africa. The four seminars explored themes such as fashion and health, and took place at KADK, Copenhagen - Spring 2018.

Invited to present The Agonistic City at the Danish Architecture Association. April 2018.
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