The Cotswold District Council has granted planning permission for a wedding and event space designed by George King Architects.
The Gallery consists of a new 120 capacity venue to be built alongside a number of existing barns. It has been designed to offer a balance between traditional and contemporary architecture. The new building is set behind a wall of curved glass, framing views out across the rural landscape. A sweeping rooftop garden above the venue links the existing Cotswold stone structures with the surrounding landscape.
GKA travelled to Venice earlier in the week to attend the Architecture Biennale. The visit was arranged as a field trip for the Unit 3 architecture studio that George King teaches at the University of Greenwich. We explored the many pavilions and exhibitions at the Giardini and Arsenale and took in the sites that make up the incredible city of Venice! See below some highlights of the trip.
Fabrication has begun on GKA’s new furniture line, MOD Series. Designed in collaboration with Harris & Harris, MOD Series features two different modules which can be combined in multiple ways to create the perfect furniture layout for any space. MOD Series is formed from marine grade birch plywood and waterproof cushions, making it the perfect solution for an indoor/outdoor space.
George King Architects are honoured to have been chosen to design the Sousse and Bardo Memorial in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. The memorial is dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives and to all those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015.
George King Architects have received planning approval for a four bedroom ‘Slate House’ in the Cornwall village of Port Isaac. The four bedroom house features a hanging slate facade and views out towards the Atlantic Ocean. Take a look at our projects page for more information.
George King has been announced as a member of the design jury for the Passageways 2.0 Design competition. Passageways 2.0 is an international call for multi-disciplinary design teams to submit proposals for a $80,000 permanent installation to be housed in a passageway in downtown Chattanooga.
Specialist architectural metal fabricators m-tec will be featuring some of GKA’s work on their stand at the 2017 American Society of Landscape Architects EXPO in Los Angeles over the weekend. GKA’s work will be featured alongside a handpicked group of other UK artists. The annual event is attracts over 5,500 attendees and 350 exhibitors. You can find m-tec at booth 1738 with the EXPO running from October 20-23.
GKA travelled to Latina, Italy last Saturday to attend the 2017 COMEL Awards. GKA’s sculpture Holding Pattern, completed for last year’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has been nominated as a finalist in the award. A smaller version of the original sculpture was shipped to Latina for inclusion in the exhibition.
The award celebrates artwork made from aluminium and included pieces from 13 shortlisted artists from across Europe.
George King has begun teaching an undergraduate studio in the Architecture Department at the University of Greenwich in London. George will run the unit entitled ‘Artificial Future’ with Yeena Yoon. The studio is for 2nd and 3rd year students and will run throughout the 2017/2018 academic year.
George King Architects have been named as a finalist in the year’s COMEL Award. The award, which celebrates the use of aluminium in contemporary art, received hundreds of entries from artists around the world.
GKA is one of 13 finalists whose work will be included in an exhibition in Latina, Italy in October.
Work has begun on GKA’s latest residential project, an extension to a 17th century Cotswold cottage. Located in a conservation area and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the key design feature of the extension is a set of sliding glass doors which disappear behind timber bookcases to open the entire room up to the garden. Combined with a cantilevered roof structure the effect is of a room that in the summer can be completely opened up, creating an unenclosed space that bleeds into the landscape, ideal for relaxing, entertaining and enjoying the sunshine.
George King Architects have been included on the shortlist for the 2015 Sousse and Bardo Memorial design competition. The memorial will be located within Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham and will commemorate the British victims of these two terrible attacks.The design competition has been organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with the chosen design to be announced later in the year.
Buried amongst the brambles, weeds and ant nests, a spooky discovery has been made on an East London development site…
And it goes by the name of ZOMBIE BENCH!
Nearly five years after George King installed his Zombie Bench as part of the London Pleasure Grounds event, GKA have been to the Silvertown development site in Newham to see how the bench has fared. Remarkably, the sturdy concrete structure has survived almost entirely intact, looking all the more surreal abandoned on the apocalyptic site!
We are now searching for a new home for the bench, somewhere a little more accessible, where Zombie Bench can delight, scare and amuse the public once again!
GKA have completed a hanging installation entitled One Thousand Thank Yous at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The piece was commissioned by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Organ Donation Committee and Partners to provide a permanent reminder of the power of organ and tissue donation and to commemorate this gift of life.
The work consists of 1000 gold anodised aluminium gift tags, some inscribed with messages from transplant recipient to their donors. The tags are hung from the ceiling in the central atrium of the hospital and come together in the shape of a heart, one of the most common forms of organ transplant, providing the gift of life to hundreds of people each year.
As well as recognising and thanking all organ and tissue donors, One Thousand Thank Yous forms part of a wider NHS campaign to raise awareness about organ donation.