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UK £45.00
US $65.00
CAN $84.50
Hardback
208 pages
270 illustrations
29 x 25 cm (11.5 x 9.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4668-9
Published in the UK September 2018
Published in the US September 2018
Hawkins\Brown: It's Your Building

Foreword by Hugh Pearman

 

The award-winning architectural practice Hawkins\Brown, founded in 1988, is well known for its thoughtful, innovative and sustainable new buildings and refurbishments of all types. The practice prides itself on bringing a fresh and collaborative approach, creating places that are well made, well used and well-loved. This new book examines 14 of its projects in detail, interspersed with essays on various themes by members of the practice. The book begins with an examination by the eminent architecture journalist Hugh Pearman of the founding, history and approach of Hawkins\Brown, based on personal interviews with the practice’s two founding principals, Roger Hawkins and Russell Brown. A full discussion of the projects follows, each comprehensively illustrated with photographs, plans and renderings. The essays demonstrate Hawkins\Brown's pride in the input of its staff; they address such subjects as the architect's desire for creative autonomy, the integration of art with architecture, the importance of urban planning and considering the human context for all projects, and the opportunities afforded by new technology.

 

Features high-quality photographs and detailed plans throughout

Offers an unusual combination of case studies and thoughtful essays on related themes

A beautiful book for architecture lovers everywhere

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Hugh Pearman is a London-based architecture and design critic. He has been attached to the Sunday Times since 1986, and writes for a wide range of other design and consumer titles. He is the author of several books, and frequently teaches and lectures.

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Contents:

Introduction: The Architecture of Ingenuity (Hugh Pearman)

The Bartlett School of Architecture, London

Corby Cube, Corby, Northamptonshire

Essay: Why We Need to Build (Seth Rutt)

Here East, London

Hilden Grange Preparatory School, Tonbridge, Kent

Essay: The Practice of Thinking (Darryl Chen)

Bob Champion Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Park Hill, Sheffield

Essay: It’s Not Just a Refurb (Nicola Rutt)

Peabody Burridge Gardens, London

Tottenham Court Road Station, London

Essay: Art and Architecture: Parallel Lines (Morag Morrison)

Hackney Town Hall, London

53 Great Suffolk Street, London

Essay: Approaching Mixed-use (Katie Tonkinson)

City of London Freemen’s School Swimming Pool, Ashtead Park, Surrey

University of Oxford Beecroft Building, Oxford

Essay: Shaping our Cities (Harbinder Birdi)

East Village Plot No. 6, London

Thames Tideway Tunnel, London

Essay: Embracing Digital Transformation (Oliver Milton and Jack Stewart)

Acknowledgements

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