Heat Island Presenting at The New Generations Festival: ATLAS of Emerging Practices, Macro Museum Rome – 8th September, 17:00

September 1st 2019

New generations of European architects will gather to reflect on the future of the architect’s profession.

The next edition of the New Generations Festival will be held in Rome at MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma , from 6th to 8th September, with the participation of about 20 international guests.

The 3-day event comprising a series of activities open to the public, including the presentation of the book “ATLAS of emerging practices: being an architect in the 21st century”.


Athanasía Aarniosuo Interviews Luke Jones for The Helsinki International Artist Program (HIAP)

September 1st 2019

As part of his HIAP Design Residency Luke Jones has been interviewed on the subject of science fiction, comics and architectural practice.


Heat Island Selected for ATLAS of Emerging Practices / New Generations

August 20th 2019

Heat Island have been selected as of the New Generations for the ATLAS of Emerging Practices set to take place at the Macro Museum, Rome in September.


Architects Journal publishes Spectrum House

June 30th 2019

The AJ has written an article about the recent Heat Island Project, Spectrum House, the HQ for Shadow Robotics

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/collective-heat-island-design-workshop-for-shadow-robot-company-in-london/10043284.article


Planning Granted for Rhyl Community Kitchen

June 20th 2019

Camden Council have granted planning permission for our outdoor kitchen classroom at Rhyl Primary School in Camden. Together with their potting shed and emerging kitchen garden, this low energy kitchen classroom will transform the school’s current car park into a space for growing, plot-to-plate teaching, community cooking and culinary events. Start on site in August. 


Heat Island Participation In The Cleaner Air Sooner Initiative, London

June 18th 2019

Members of Heat Island recently took part in the Clearer Air Sooner Initiative, a two-day assembly in Hammersmith, London bringing together representatives from the WHO, city government officials, activists, funders and air quality experts.


Social Fabrics – London Festival of Architecture

May 27th 2019

Social Fabrics: Architectures for a New Fashion Economy: A panel discussion for the London Festival of Architecture addressing the role of architecture and design in generating alternative models for the (fast) fashion industry.

The event opened with presentations from invited speakers Maria Lisogorskaya from Assemble, Maria Dada from Goldsmiths/UAL, Kash Ahmed from Project Workforce and Heat Island. We presented our research on the ready-made-garment sector in Bangladesh and proposals for a new co-working model for garment production, improving conditions for small producers and workers in the informal sector.

A panel discussion addressing the role of architecture and design in generating alternative models for the (fast) fashion industry. The event brings together experts from social enterprise, technology research and architecture to investigate how architecture might help shape new circular economic and environmental models, particularly within the often perilous conditions of the international garment industry and its supply chains.

The discussion will highlight the need to re-evaluate how architectural projects function, from the integration of emerging technologies to the building of non-traditional working partnerships in the hope of inspiring measured and just practices.

The supporting exhibition catalogues the joint work and research generated by Heat Island and Project Workforce, whose current collaboration in Bangladesh proposes a novel co-working model for garment production, improving conditions for small producers and workers in the informal sector.

The event will feature:

Heat Island, a new London based design studio focused on architecture and urban ecology.
(www.heat-island.com)

Project Work Force, a social enterprise addressing labour, social and environmental issues in the garment industry.
(www.projectworkforce.co.uk)

Maria Dada (researcher, creative technologist and Research Fellow in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University and at the Digital Anthropology Lab at UAL.)
(www.mariadada.com)

Assemble – Maria Lisogorskaya is a founding member of the multi-disciplinary collective founded in 2010. Assemble have since delivered a diverse award-winning body of work including a variety of unique co-fabrication spaces.
(www.assemblestudio.co.uk)


Luke Jones Selected for HIAP Residency

May 27th 2019

Luke Jones has been selected as this year’s prestigious British Council Helsinki Design Resident. He will leave in June for the first of two working and production periods in the capital researching Finnish innovations in large scale engineered timber fabrication and offsite manufacture. The research will culminate in a speculative design response and exhibition during Helsinki Design Week this September.


Heat Island @ Smart Cities, British Embassy Moscow

May 27th 2019

We took part in ‘Sustainable Architecture for a Smart City’ – a round table discussion at the British Embassy in Moscow alongside Zaha Hadid Architects, McAslan + Patners, ARUP and Mangera Yvars Architects. 


Heat Island @ The New Normal, Strelka Institute, Moscow

May 27th 2019

Our Moscow visit finished with our workshop at The New Normal, mapping global supply chains of the fast fashion industry. 


Evapanel awarded RICS Cities of our Future Global Runner Up

February 27th 2019

Evapanel, our evaporative cooling facade system for hot-arid cities, was awarded African Regional Winner and Global Runner Up in the RICS Cities of our Future Challenge. Supported by the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Association of Commonwealth Universities – the global competition received over 1,200 entries.