September 2011 Blog Posts (9)

BBC2 The Culture Show - Arnos Vale

The Culture Show and Simon Thurley, English Heritage Chief Exec, are filming at Arnos Vale this morning as part of the build up towards the English Heritage Angels Awards. The glorious sunshine should show the cemetery at its best.


The programme will be screened sometime in October. We will post the date as soon as we have confirmation of the programme schedule.

Added by Richard Goldthorpe on September 28, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Arnos Vale shortlisted for heritage award

Arnos Vale Cemetery has been shortlisted to go forward to the finals of the English Heritage Angel Awards, supported by Andrew Lloyd Webber, in London on 31st October. These new awards celebrate the work of individuals and groups who have saved a significant historic place that was at risk of being lost forever.…


Added by City Design Group on September 26, 2011 at 13:43 — No Comments

Feilden Clegg Bradley to redevelop Bristol General hospital


Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has been appointed as lead architect for the redevelopment of the grade II listed Bristol General Hospital site.…

Added by Julie Witham on September 26, 2011 at 11:19 — No Comments


Results of our highly unscientific poll on the 60-odd Gorillas that popped up all over Bristol this summer....

9 Design Bristol members liked them

2 didn't like them (it wasn't considered a new idea or particularly well executed)

and 1 was not sure!




Added by Julie Witham on September 14, 2011 at 13:53 — No Comments

Architects say new houses are 'shameful shoebox homes'


Many new houses in the UK are "shameful shoebox homes" which are too small for family life, the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) has said.

It says average three-bedroom houses are 8% smaller - the space of a single bedroom - than the recommended minimum.

The institute, which looked at 3,418…


Added by Julie Witham on September 14, 2011 at 12:20 — No Comments

Updates to Know Your Place

Know Your Place continues to develop.


We've added a collection of 200 images from the Loxton Collection held at the Bristol Reference Library. These are all pen and ink drawings made for the Bristol Observer and…


Added by Peter Insole on September 9, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Pop up projects

Here is an article that looks at the growing number of 'pop-up' projects in city settings that provide a cost-effective way of exploring how public space can be reclaimed/transformed for people. The article considers projects in North America but the principle is universal.



Added by Nat Roberton on September 1, 2011 at 16:35 — No Comments

How do we value green infrastructure?

The Guardian recently published an article on 'How do we put a value on green infrastructure?' by Tony Mulhall, associate director at RICS, on how the government should approach the opportunity to develop green spaces.

The Government’s White Paper The Nature Choice: securing the value of nature, has highlighted the economic, health and social benefits we get from nature.


Read the full article at the  …


Added by Lucy Empson on September 1, 2011 at 15:01 — No Comments

Transforming Forgotten Spaces

RIBA has shortlisted entries for the London and Sheffield annual 'Forgotten Spaces' ideas competition.

Bee keeping aviaries, trade workshops, 'pop up' Physic gardens, water towers and labyrinths are all here.…


Added by Lucy Empson on September 1, 2011 at 14:48 — 1 Comment

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