We went on an unconventional office outing recently to ‘In the Beginning Was the End’ at Somerset House. A site-specific theatre production set within the underground passages of Somerset House and Kings College, we went mainly to explore the building and did see several beautiful staircases. We did see a whole lot more though, as we trailed through various rooms and passages but we can’t reveal details as it would spoil it for others. It’s a bit mad, surprising and often very funny.
Emrys Architects are pleased to announce that we won the ‘Ideal Apartment Of The Year’ at the Re-launch of the Blue Ribbon awards sponsored by Media 10. The awards ceremony was staged in the Super Theatre at Ideal Home Show London and was presented by George Clarke who fondly congratulated Glyn Emrys upon collecting the award.
We were shortlisted for two awards; Housing Architect of the Year and Ideal Apartment of the Year, and were up against some hot competition with some great projects.
We were incredibly pleased to receive the award for ‘Ideal Apartment of the Year,’ for Penthouse 1, 23 Newman Street and will be proud to display it with our other awards in the office; as soon as the team from Coffey Architects kindly return it to us after sneaking it away with one of their awards at the end of the night.
A fun night with a dash of celebrating and a good start to working for Emrys Architects, congratulations to all involved.
Given the very high level of competition, we were delighted to win Best Housing (large) for our Newman Street scheme.
In fact we were so delighted that we partied until the early hours and felt somewhat less delighted the next day. Still – after working on a project for two years, it is always very nice for it to be recognized as a worthy winner and that has to be properly celebrated!! GE
The Developing City exhibition in The Walbrook Building, on which we worked with Nick McKeogh of Pipers and Peter Murray of the NLA, opened during the London Festival of Architecture and remains open through the Olympics and Para Olympics.
It is a must-see exhibition looking at the City of London and how it has developed since Roman times to the present day and looking forward to the future. Featured are the buildings that make up the heart, soul and prosperity of the square mile.
We are pleased to announce that two Emrys Architects projects have been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 12 September 2012.
These awards reward and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs the active life of buildings and infrastructure – something of an Emrys speciality.