Press

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

17 September 2021

Delayed David Adjaye-curated Royal Academy Summer show opens

The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition opens this week. Curated by David Adjaye the architecture room presents drawings and models under the theme of Geography and Climate. An etching of the Royal Geographical Society by Caruso St John features.

Caruso St John has won permission to replace the 34-year-old bar and junior common room designed by Quinlan Terry at Downing College in Cambridge.

Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland)

29 August 2021

Eine schwindelerregende neue Arena

A dizzying new arena

The roof structure for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena in Zurich has been put into place. Construction is set to complete in Spring 2022 and the building will open to the public in Summer 2022.

Building Design (United Kingdom)

13 August 2021

David Adjaye reveals his Summer Exhibition line-up

Caruso St John will be featured in David Adjaye's curation of the 253rd Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The architecture room will consider architecture through climate and geography, in relation to location, politics, people, community and culture.

De Standaard (The Netherlands)

5 August 2021

Renovatie van Royale Belge krijgt groen licht

Renovation of Royale Belge gets green light

Planning permission has been granted for Caruso St John, Bovenbouw Architectuur and DDS+'s Royal Belge. It is a project that will transform the existing office building.

Construction News (United Kingdom)

29 July 2021

BAM Lands £95m London Development

BAM Construct has won a £95m contract for Caruso St John's mixed-use development in Camden, north London. Work at the St Pancras Campus is due to start later this summer with completion scheduled for 2024.

The Times (United Kingdom)

29 May 2021

This Home is Where the Art Truly is

Hospitalfield Arts has been officially opened to the public for the first time, with sculptural commissions, a restored fernery, a walled garden, and a glasshouse café. Caruso St John worked on the important Arts and Crafts home near Arbroath.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

27 May 2021

New RetroFirst Film Calls on Public to Fight Tide of Demolition

A new short film about the AJ’s RetroFirst campaign has been released highlighting the need for the re-use of existing buildings. The campaign is supported by a range of organisations and architects, including Caruso St John.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

6 May 2021

Caruso St John to Replace 80s Quinlan Terry Block at Cambridge College

Caruso St John has submitted plans for a new student centre, to replace a small 80s bar and junior common room by Quinlan Terry, at Downing College in Cambridge.

Baublatt (Switzerland)

23 April 2021

147 Neue Mietwohnungen im Tribschenquartier in der Stadt Luzern

147 New Rental Apartments in the Tribschen Quarter of Lucerne

The Credit Suisse Investment Foundation is building 147 new rental apartments on Tribschenstrasse in the city of Lucerne by 2024. Caruso St John Architects was awarded the contract for the design.

Wallpaper* (United Kingdom)

18 April 2021

The Life Lessons of Swedish Modernist Architect Sigurd Lewerentz

Stockholm’s ArkDes museum will celebrate Sigurd Lewerentz’s architecture with a publication and exhibition, ‘Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life’. Caruso St John have designed the exhibition which will open in October this year.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

8 April 2021

Sainsbury Wing Upgrade Shortlist Revealed

Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary, working on its historic structure and visitor experience.

Nau.ch (Switzerland)

17 March 2021

Teams für Projektwettbewerb Kunstmuseum Ausgewählt

Teams Selected for Art Museum Project

Caruso St John have been shortlisted for the competition to design the new Art Museum in Olten, Solothurn. The project involves developing the listed building at Kirchgasse 10, creating generous gallery spaces, as well as a new exhibition hall.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

10 March 2021

Caruso St John Wins Go-Ahead to Replace 60s Hampstead house

Planning permission has been granted for a private home in Hampstead, London. Caruso St John’s distinctive design interprets, the arches, terraces and recessed porches characteristic of the borough's historic vernacular.

ED (Netherlands)

10 March 2021

Woningbouw op Veemgebouw in Eindhoven Begonnen

Residential Construction on Veemgebouw in Eindhoven Started

The project to convert the 1940s former Philips warehouse in Strijp S will provide 39 new homes.

Sigurd Lewerentz's first retrospective exhibition is set to open in Autumn 2021, celebrating his life and architectural ingenuity. The show will be designed by Caruso St John and feature drawings, photographs, and models, including pieces from his personal archive.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

18 February 2021

Highgate Cemetery Contest Reveals Big Names on Six-Strong Shortlist

Caruso St John are one of six practices shortlisted for the competition to restore and upgrade the historic Highgate Cemetery in North London.

Swiss Architects (Switzerland)

24 January 2021

Die Schule im Turm

The School in the Tower

The city of Zurich has announced the need for flexible developments to facilitate urban living. Caruso St John's work for the Hardturm ensemble project will now house a school, to tackle the growing number of students in the city.

El País (Spain)

23 December 2020

En Marzo se Conocerá Quién Construirá la Ampliación del Macba

The designer of the extension to MACBA will be announced in March

Caruso St John have been shortlisted for the competition to extend Barcelona's Museum of Contemporary Art. The competition runs from January to February and the winner will be announced in March.

Trends (Belgium)

29 October 2020

Oud Hoofdkantoor AXA Krijgt Nieuwe Bestemming

Former AXA Head-Office gets New Use

Caruso St John and Bovenbouw Architectuur have submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of the former AXA headquarters in Brussels.

De Tijd (Belgium)

15 October 2020

Denken in de Logica van Karton en Papier

Thinking in the Logic of Cardboard and Paper

A preview of Thomas Demand’s exhibition at Museum Leuven, which includes documentation of two collaborations with Caruso St John: the unrealised Nagelhaus and the soon to be built Pavilion at Kvadrat Headquarters.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

29 September 2020

Work starts on Caruso St John’s Revival of Arbroath Arts Centre

Construction work has started on Caruso St John's £11 million redevelopment of the Hospitalfield House arts centre in Arbroath, Scotland

Immobilien Business (Switzerland)

28 September 2020

Zürich: Hardturm-Projekt an der Urne Angenommen

Zurich: Hardturm Project Accepted at the Ballot-Box

Almost 60% voted ‘Yes’ in the referendum on the project by Boltshauser Architekten, pool Architekten and Caruso St John for a new football stadium and residential towers on the Hardturm site in Zurich West.

Zürichsee-Zeitung (Switzerland)

7 September 2020

Ein Grosser Wurf für die ZSC Lions

A Big Hit for the ZSC Lions

Peter Zahner, CEO of the ZSC Lions ice hockey team, gives a tour of the site of the new Swiss Life Arena.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

14 August 2020

Caruso St John Plans ‘Delicate Brick’ Replacement for 60s House in Hampstead

Caruso St John Architects has submitted plans for an arts and crafts inspired home in a conservation area in North London.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

24 January 2020

Caruso St John Wins Planning for ‘Highly Ambitious’ Camden Campus

Caruso St John has been given the go-ahead for proposals to replace a block of industrial units in Camden, north London, with a new mixed-use scheme.

Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021

London, United Kingdom

22nd September 2021 - 2nd January 2022

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The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition opens on the 22nd September. The show's architecture room has been curated by David Adjaye RA, under the theme of Geography and Climate. An etching of the Royal Geographical Society by Caruso St John features.

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Teaching

The Dream of the Metropolis

London, United Kingdom

13th - 18th September

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Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University hosts their summer exhibition this week. The Dream of the Metropolis celebrates Unit 12's yearlong research through their site-specific artwork, Evil Queen and Lemon Tart.

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Exhibition

Archetypes at the Schweizerisches Architkturmuseum

Basel, Switzerland

28th August - 31st October

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David K. Ross' photographic series, Archetypes will be exhibited at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel from the 28th August to the 31st October. Façade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena feature as part of exhibition.

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This annotated bibliography of writing by women about architecture was created collaboratively through conversations, invitations and spontaneous suggestions as a resource for gathering lists of texts, for encouragement, and for finding new writers. The project's editorial board is led by long-term collaborator Helen Thomas, and former Caruso St John staff members Emilie Appercé and Barbara Thüler. The project was developed with support from the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Chair of Adam Caruso.

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In Conversation

David K. Ross, Archetypes

23 June 2021

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Façade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena have been photographed as part of Canadian artist David K. Ross' new publication Archetypes. 

Hosted by BALTS Projects, Caruso St John's Tibor Bielicky will be in conversation with Ross about the project, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 18:30 (MSEZ).

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Opening

Hospitalfield

Arbroath, United Kingdom

27 May 2021

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Caruso St John have completed renovation work on the fernery and glasshouse at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, which opens to the public today. This is the first phase in the wider redevelopment of the Category A listed arts centre.

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Project Review

Falconhoven Apartment Building

13 May 2021

Project Architect James Hand discusses Caruso St John's Falconhoven Apartment Building as part of the Architecture Foundation's new series of online talks. The building, completed last year, forms part of an urban block designed in collaboration with Flemish architects Bovenbouw and ONO Architectuur, and Dutch architects Rapp + Rapp.

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This week Adam Caruso will give an online lecture to students at TU Wien, discussing the practice's work on Sir John Soane's Museum.

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In conversation

Valerie Verhack with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn

Live-stream from Leuven, Belgium

8 April 2021

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Museum Leuven's curator Valerie Verhack in conversation with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn of 51n4e architects, part of a series of events around the museum's retrospective of the work of Thomas Demand.

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To celebrate its anniversary, the Heong Gallery has created a video looking back at the five years since its transformation from an Edwardian stable block into a public gallery showing modern and contemporary art.

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Lecture

Why are we building?

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

19 January 2021

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Adam Caruso will give an online lecture at the University of Manitoba from 12.00 CST (18.00 London time). The lecture is open to all – registration is at the link above.

Teaching

ETH Zurich
Final Crits: Making Plans for Living

Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich

15–16 December 2020

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Students from Adam Caruso's studio at ETH Zurich present their projects to guest critics including Lisa Fior (muf architecture/art, London), Summer Islam (Material Cultures, Studio Abroad, London), Dr. Marina Olsen (Karma International Gallery, Zurich), and Axel Simon (editor, Hochparterre).

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Exhibition

Thomas Demand: House of Card

Museum Leuven

19 October 2020 – 18 April 2021

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M Leuven presents a major retrospective of the work of the artist Thomas Demand, featuring two works made by the artist in collaboration with Caruso St John: The unrealised Nagelhaus and the soon to be built pavilion at the headquarters of fabric manufacturers Kvadrat in Ebeltoft, Denmark.

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Lecture

Bauwelt Kongress 2020

3–4 December 2020

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Adam Caruso participated in the 2020 Bauwelt Kongress, with a lecture entitled 'What is it Worth?', on reading the city and speculating about what its future might hold. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Kaye Geipel and Lina Ghotmeh.

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30th anniversary event

CSTJ30: Yesterday and Today

Live-stream from London

19 November 2020

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Caruso St John Architects celebrates 30 years in practice with a new website, Instagram, and a special online event hosted by the Architecture Foundation.

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Lecture

DAAD Festival
What Future for the City?

Bratislava, Slovakia

28 October 2020

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Adam Caruso will give an online lecture entitled, 'What Future for the City' as part of the 11th DAAD festival in Bratislava, Slovakia. The lecture will be at 20.00 (CET) and will be followed by a conversation with Architect Henrieta Moravčikova. The festival runs from 26 October to 1 November.

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Teaching

ETH Zurich
Seminar Week: What is Next?

Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich

19–22 October 2020

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The Architecture Foundation presents a week of seminars from 19-22 October 2020 curated by Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zürich exploring the architecture of crisis. Invited speakers include Carolyn Steel, Summer Islam,  Paloma Gormley and others in the disciplines of architecture, politics and economics. Across 9 talks over 4 days, panelists will be asked to reflect upon the unit's posed question: What is Next?

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An interview with Caruso St John on their work at Tate Britain features in Design in Dialogue. The publication is the second book in Ruby Press' series Chapters, it focuses on how design processes can be shaped through dialogue.

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An interview with Adam Caruso features in a new gta Verlag publication, Against and For Method. Edited by Jan Silberberger, the volume tries to tackle the deficiencies in studio teaching and proposes possibilities for integrating research approaches into teaching and practice.

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A+ Sessions was launched last year to discover more about architects' approaches. Interviewing a range of international architects, A+ has shown the breadth of contemporary architectural thinking.

Adam Caruso answers a series of quick-fire questions, choosing between Robert Smithson or Gordon Matta Clark, painting or photography, and architecture or agriculture.

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Adam Caruso contributes an essay to monumental_. The 'monumental' in the 21st century is seen as a questionable characteristic. Its dubious reputation resulting in its demise, particularly with urban planning. Dortmund Positions' first book in a series of symposium texts, tackles this issue with writing from Adam Caruso, Heike Hanada, and Wilfried Kuehn, among others.

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Adam Caruso contributes a review of Sébastien Marot's 'Taking The Country’s Side, Agriculture and Architecture' to Drawing Matter.

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Competition

National Gallery Sainsbury Wing

London, United Kingdom

8 April 2021

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Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary, working on its historic structure and visitor experience.

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The Guardian is currently exploring the collections of British institutions, highlighting important artworks. From the New Art Gallery in Walsall, Julie Brown the collection's curator, analyses and celebrates Sally Ryan's sculpture 'The Martinique'.

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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

Construction continues on the new home for the ZSC Lions ice hockey team. The main arena is taking shape, with all its in-situ concrete poured and the pre-cast elements being put into place.

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Project update

Erikastrasse

Zurich, Switzerland

The renovation of a private home on Erikastrasse nears completion, with the installation of its windows.

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Planning approval

Private House, North London

London, United Kingdom

Designs for a private house in Hampstead, north London have been granted planning permission.

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Jesús Vassallo discusses the work of Caruso St John in his recently published book.

Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, sets out to write an alternative history of contemporary architecture and documentary photography, through a series of case studies that include Caruso St John's collaborations with Thomas Demand.

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Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Spring semester investigating models for collective living.

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Caruso St John's Falconhoven apartment building is reviewed in the February edition of Architecture Today. Tom Avermaete explores the project's effect on the city through its materiality, details and references.

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The Architects' Journal has published a detailed building study of Caruso St John's new organ loft for Canterbury Cathedral. The article follows the project from competition entry to construction, with insights from Peter St John and Project Architect, Will Pirkis.

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Competition

AXA Office Building

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John has won the contest for a new office building at 52-56 Stampfenbachstrasse in central Zurich. The building, for multinational insurance company AXA, houses flexible office spaces on the upper floors and retail space on the ground floor.

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In December's edition of Casabella, Francesco Dal Co discusses the development of Europaallee in central Zurich, focusing on Caruso St John and Bosshard Vaquer's mixed-use building, its neighbour, designed by Graber Pulver, and the influence of modern Milanese architecture on both buildings.

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Competition

Gutstrasse Cooperative Housing

Zurich-Wiedikon

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Working in collaboration with Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten, Caruso St John have won the competition to build two new apartment buildings within the existing Baugenossenschaft im Gut estate in Zurich-Wiedikon.

Intern Nabil Haque has won a RIBA Bronze Medal Commendation for his final year project, Mono no Aware. Nabil studied in Studio 2, led by Caruso St John Director, Rod Heyes.

The RIBA President's Medals are international awards presented annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects to architecture students or recent graduates and are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in architectural education.

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Coming soon

Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's project for a new office building adjacent to the Hardbrücke viaduct in Zurich West will be completed at the end of November. Works to the office interiors and planting in the cantilevered balconies are complete, and ground floor retail units are currently being finished. Tenants will occupy the building early in the new year.

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Completion

Falconhoven Apartment Building

Antwerp, Belgium

Construction has completed on the Falconhoven Apartment Building in central Antwerp. The building contains fifty-one apartments, as well as shops, offices, and a kindergarten, and is the first completed building in a city block designed in collaboration with Flemish architects Bovenbouw and ONO Architectuur, and Dutch architects Rapp + Rapp.