Forged by Flame Eastbourne Pier

‘Forged by Flame’ makes pier sculpture shortlist

George King Architects have been shortlisted in an open design competition calling for a sculpture to reflect on the 2014 Eastbourne Pier fire. 
GKA’s submissionForged by Flame, is formed from over 20,000 damaged two pence coins that were reclaimed from the ashes of the fire. It depicts a single elegant, tapering, twisting flame, a symbol not just of destruction but of creation, rebirth and hope.
The next phase of the competition will include an exhibition of scale models and a public vote held at the Towner Gallery in late June.
Book Box Open

Book Box to showcase at London Festival of Architecture

GKA’s submission in the RIBA’s Constructing Communities competition has been shortlisted and will appear as part of the London Festival of Architecture alongside other shortlisted designs.
The Book Box works as a community books exchange and meeting place. Books are stored within timber boxes arranged around the facade of the box that can be accessed when the box is closed. During the day the Book Box opens up, transforming into a flexible space for community use containing seating, desks, power and internet connectivity.
The exhibition will take place at the Peckham Levels from 02 June through 30 June.
One Thousand Thank Yous

GKA commissioned for NHS installation

George King Architects have been commissioned by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to create an installation celebrating the life changing gift of organ donation. Following an open call, GKA’s design submission, One Thousand Thank Yous, was selected by a panel of representatives from the hospital.
The installation is formed from 1000 gold anodised aluminium laser cut gift tags that will hang from the ceiling of the hospital foyer. Each gift tag will be engraved with a thank you message penned from recipient to donor.
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. A national campaign has been launched to help collect the 1000 messages from donor recipients.
Stargazer's Cabin

The Stargazer’s Cabin a winner at Eastbourne

We are very excited to announce that The Stargazer’s Cabin has been selected as one of the four winning entries in Eastbourne Borough Council’s The Huts international competition. The winners were revealed at a gala event in Eastbourne on the 16th of March and the results made public in a feature in The Sunday Times on the 20th of March.
The Stargazer’s Cabin features a laser cut façade perforated with thousands of small holes which are precisely mapped to form the star constellations of the night sky. LED lights mounted behind illuminate the perforations creating a beacon on the beach. Check back soon for more details on The Stargazer’s Cabin’s impending construction.
Baldstocks

Baldstocks design revealed

GKA’s latest residential project is an extension to a 17th century cottage in The Cotswolds. Located in a conservation area and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the design features a set of sliding glass doors which disappear behind timber bookcases to create a flawless indoor/outdoor space.
The project is currently at the planning stage and due for completion in summer 2016.
Stargazer's Cabin

GKA progress to ‘Huts’ shortlist

George King Architects have progressed to the next phase of the ‘The Huts’ competition. We can now reveal our design, entitled, ‘The Stargazer’s Cabin,’ which will take the form of a glowing lantern, with a laser-cut facade depicting constellation maps.
The final stage of the competition will include an exhibition of scale models of the shortlisted designs and public vote from March 9th – 14th. Winners will be announced at a gala event on March 16th. Click here for more information about The Stargazer’s Cabin.
Check back soon to learn how your vote can help to make The Stargazer’s Cabin a winner!