Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life

Stockholm, Sweden

Open until the 28th August 2022


Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life is in its final weeks at Arkdes. The retrosepctive exhibition was designed by Caruso St John and curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg.

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022

London, United Kingdom

21 June — 21 August 2022


Caruso St John have four drawings in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, curated by the artist Alison Wilding under the theme 'Climate'. The exhibition opens on the 21st June.

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Summer Show
London Met

London, United Kingdom

22nd June – 2nd July

Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University hosts their summer exhibition next week.

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Book Presentation

Design in Dialogue

Zurich, Switzerland

16th June 2022


Adam Caruso will be part of a discussion on the publication Design in Dialogue. The event will focus on how design is shaped through conversations across both practice and teaching. The round table will also include Freek Persyn, Charlotte Schaeben (51N4E, Newrope) and Veronika Harder (Harder Haas P.AG).

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ETH Zürich
Final Review: Re-form

31st May and 1st June


Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Céline Bessire, Maria Conen, Fredi Fischli, Françoise Fromonot, Tine Milz, and Niels Olsen.

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Project Review


6th May 2022

Director Rod Heyes and Project Architect Paula Schilliger present the practice’s masterplan for Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, Scotland, as part of the Architecture Foundation's series of talks exploring the typology of the artist's studio.

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History and its Opposite

L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille

12th May 2022


Adam Caruso will give a lecture entitled History and its Opposite for the Tools Conference at the L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille.

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You cannot take risks without failing

Zurich, Switzerland

6pm (CET), 15th March 2022

Adam Caruso is taking part in the Institut für Entwurf und Architektur One Building lecture series at ETH Zurich. His lecture, You cannot take risks without failing, will take place at the ONA building Fokushalle on 15th March, 18.00 hrs.

Gagosian's London shop opens 16th May. Designed by Caruso St John, the space in Mayfair's Burlington Arcade offers Gagosian publications, rare books, limited edition prints, exhibition posters and artist-designed objects. An exhibition space on the first floor will present a rotation of small exhibitions, artist takeovers and special collaborations.

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Reuse, Recycle
Lessons in Sustainable Architecture

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

10th February 2022


Peter St John is taking part in TU Eindhoven's lecture series, Lessons in Sustainable Architecture. His talk, Reuse, Recycle will discuss the practice's renovation projects with a focus on their sustainability and design process.

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ETH Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Spring 2022


Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Spring semester exploring the protestant churches of Zurich; spiritual, social and spatial public resources that are underused in the city.

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Peter St John presents a lecture on the work of James Stirling, as part of Second Floor, a new series in partnership with Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (MASS) at London Met. The series includes lectures by each of the school's unit tutors, in which they present the work of an architect that has influenced their practice.

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Zurich, Switzerland


Caruso St John's design for Laboratorium opens this week, a functional training space aimed at Calisthenics workouts using minimal equipment.

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Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

20 September 2022

Top names line up for £15m Dumfries heritage centre job

Announcement of the Crichton Project shortlist, including Caruso St John, MUMA, Hoskins, Sutherland Hussey Harris and O'Donnell Brown. The project based in southern Scotland is to create a new archive and heritage centre to sit amongst the site’s historic structures.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

16 September 2022

Caruso St John shortlisted for €34.5 million Turin restoration

Announcement of Caruso St John and Onsite Studio's shortlisting for a €34.5 million renovation of Turin’s Cavallerizza Reale. The restoration project will create a new cultural hub inside the former cavalry school's historic buildings.

La Stampa (Italy)

14 September 2022

Sarà una Cavallerizza internazionale: dall’estero oltre la metà dei progetti

It will be an international Cavallerizza: more than half of the competitors are from abroad

Caruso St John have been shortlisted for the international design competition to renovate the 17th Century Cavallerizza Reale, a former cavalry school adjacent to Turin's Royal Gardens.

Review of Thomas Demand and Caruso St John's pavilion at the Kvadrat headquarters in Denmark that blurs the boundaries between art and architecture. Titled the Triple Folly it is made up of three volumes, featuring elements that resemble a paper plate, a sheet of notepaper and a paper hat.

Coverage of the opening of the Triple Folly pavilion by Thomas Demand and Caruso St John Architects for Kvadrat's Danish Headquaters. Exploring the collaboration which plays with art and architecture.

Immobilien Business (Switzerland)

11 July 2022

Bundesgericht weist Beschwerden gegen Hardturm-Überbauung ab

Federal Supreme Court dismisses complaints against Hardturm superstructure

Planning can continue for the Hardtrum Areal in Zurich West, after appeals have been dismissed. The development, for clients Credit Suisse, HRS Real Estate, and Zurich housing co-operative ABZ, comprises a 18,000 seat stadium, an apartment building with 174 co-operative apartments, and two 137-metre mixed-use towers. The design is a collaboration with Zurich-based practices, Bolthauser Architekten and Pool Architekten.

Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany)

8 July 2022

Burstah Quartier: So steht es um Hamburgs neues City-Viertel

Burstah Quartier: This is Hamburg's new city district

Conversation with developers Bilton Real Estate GmbH on their regeneration project in the Burstah Quarter of Hamburg. Their master plan re-establishes a scale of city block that is more consistent with the older streets in this central quarter of the city, making it more permeable. Caruso St John's recently completed Office Building, Grosser Burstah features.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland)

8 July 2022

Zürcher Stadionprojekt auf dem Hardturmareal: Nach 649 Tagen Stillstand geht es vorwärts

Zurich stadium project on the Hardturmareal: After 649 days of standstill things are moving forward

Zurich's Federal Supreme Court has clearly rejected the complaints against the development. The 'ensemble' stadium project in Zurich West, with football arena, two high-rise buildings and a cooperative settlement, can now continue after 649 days.

Arkitektnytt (Norway)

21 June 2022

Folkemøte: Hvordan videreføre kulturminner?

Public meeting: How to continue cultural monuments?

Caruso St John are presenting their proposal for the transformation of the former industrial area Thune, in Skøyen. Their design will be shown alongside the other three shortlisted teams.

architectenweb (The Netherlands)

12 March 2022

Architecten presenteren visie op vernieuwing Museum Catharijneconvent

Architects present vision for renewal of Museum Catharijneconvent

Five shortlisted teams for the renovation and extension of the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht presented their designs to a public forum in TivoliVredenburg on the 10th of March. Peter St John and Nele Bergmans spoke about the design and answered questions on its respectful approach.

Image © Caruso St John.

Metermagazin (Switzerland)

25 February 2022

Ein Gym für Designaffine

A gym for the design-minded

An interview with one of Laboratorium's managing directors Christian Sager, on the formation of the gym and the studio's design by Caruso St John's Zurich office.

Image © Laboratorium, Bill Schulz.

de Gelderlander (The Netherlands)

17 February 2022

Vijf architecten delen in TivoliVredenburg hun visie op het nieuwe Museum Catharijneconvent

Five architects share their vision of the new Museum Catharijneconvent in TivoliVredenburg

Caruso St John's design for the Catharijneconvent in Utrecht will be presented alongside the other shortlisted architects at a public information evening in TivoliVredenburg, on the 10th of March.

Photo © Catharijneconvent.

utrecht.nieuws.nl (The Netherlands)

17 February 2022

Vijf architecten presenteren hun visie op het nieuwe Museum Catharijneconvent

Five architects present their vision of the new Museum Catharijneconvent

On the 10th of March, Caruso St John and the other shortlisted architects for the renovation of the Museum Catharijneconvent will present their vision for the building, at a public information evening in TivoliVredenburg.

Monocle (United Kingdom)

3 February 2022

Fit for Purpose

Monocle's Minute on Design explored Caruso St John's Laboratorium gym. A holistic, calming space with minimal equipment. It features comments from Adam Caruso on the design's sustainability and flexibility.

Image © Bill Schulz.

Hochparterre (Switzerland)

2 February 2022

Halb Sportstudio, halb Architekturbüro

Half sports studio, half architectural office

Founded out of a desire for Callisthenic workouts and an atmospheric space, Laboratorium offers a muted studio for exercise. It was designed in collaboration with Caruso St John, with carpentry work by B4 Möbel.

Image © Bill Schulz.

Bellevue, NZZ (Switzerland)

1 February 2022

Der Körper als Trainingsgerät: Die Sportart Calisthenics boomt auch in der Schweiz

The body as a training device the sport of calisthenics is booming in Switzerland

The Laboratorium's new Callisthenic workout space is part of a wider interest in the exercises across Switzerland. Their studio was designed by Caruso St John, for a functional training space with minimal equipment.

Image © Bill Schulz.

A+ (Belgium)

1 November 2021

Horror Vacui?

Caruso St John's project for the Royale Belge features in an edition of A+ focused on adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)

9 October 2021

Lewerentz vigde inte sitt liv enbart åt döden

Lewerentz did not devote his life to death alone

Critic Anna Nittve reviews ArkDes's Lewerentz retrospective, designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Louise Helmfrid/Arkdes.

The Observer (United Kingdom)

4 October 2021

Architect Sigurd Lewerentz: master of the sacred and profane

Rowan Moore explores the oeuvre of Sigurd Lewerentz on the opening of the retrospective at ArkDes Stockholm designed by Caruso St John.

Image © Karl-Erik Olsson-Snogeröd. ArkDes collections.

Arkitekten (Sweden)

1 October 2021

Caruso St John ramar in Lewerentz på Arkde

Caruso St John frames Lewerentz at Arkdes

Sigurd Lewerentz's life's work is on show in a new exhibition at Arkdes designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Magnus Laupa.

RIBA Journal (United Kingdom)

23 September 2021

Lewerentz sparkles in the limelight at Sweden’s ArkDes

Kieran Long and Max Ahrent discuss their research for ArkDes' exhibition Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of death and life, designed by Caruso St John.

Baublatt (Switzerland)

20 September 2021

Beste Bauten der Stadt Zürich ausgezeichnet

Best buildings in the city of Zurich awarded

The Auszeichnung für gute Bauten der Stadt Zürich was awarded on the 20th September 2021. Twelve projects were honoured including Caruso St John's St. Jakob Foundation.

Photo © Georg Aerni.

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.

Photo: © Royal Academy of Arts, London / David Parry.

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.

Photo © Andrea Zahler.

Building Design (United Kingdom)

13 August 2021

David Adjaye reveals his Summer Exhibition line-up

Caruso St John will be featured in the 253rd Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by David Adjaye. 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.

Image © bovenbouw / DDS+.

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 in summer 2021 with completion scheduled for 2024.

Photo © Caruso St John.

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 designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Lesley Martin.

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

Preview of ArkDes Stockholm's exhibition, Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life, designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Chapel of Resurrection. The Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm. Cred: Johan Dehlin.

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 to renovate the Sainsbury Wing will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary celebrations.

Photo © National Gallery.

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.

Photo © Caruso St John.

ED (The Netherlands)

10 March 2021

Woningbouw op Veemgebouw in Eindhoven Begonnen

Housing Construction has started on Eindhoven's Veemgebouw

Construction has started on the the project to renovate the Veemgebouw in Strijp S, Eindhoven. The scheme involves the construction of 39 new homes on the roof of the 1940s former Philips factory.

Photo © Caruso St John.

ArkDes director Kieran Long discusses the institution's forthcoming Lewerentz exhibition, designed by Caruso St John.

Image, Floating dance floor. Stockholm exhibition 1930 © ArkDes collection.  

Casabella issue 936 features Caruso St John's exhibition design for Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life which opened in October last year at ArkDes.

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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's Zurich office visited the Swiss Life Arena at the end of 2021. Construction continues on the new home for the ZSC Lions ice hockey team and is set to be completed in Spring.

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Intern Rachel Caul has received a RIBA Bronze Medal Commendation for her final year project, Reclaiming the Ruin. Rachel 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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Under construction

Kvadrat Pavilion

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Construction work continues on the Kvadrat Pavilion in Ebeltoft. The hospitality and conference space is a collaboration with artist Thomas Demand, located in the coastal dunes surrounding Kvadrat's headquarters.

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Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life

Stockholm, Sweden

1st October 2021 - 28th August 2022


Arkdes' Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life opens this Friday. The comprehensive exhibition has been curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg, and designed by Caruso St John.

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Under construction

Grosser Burstah Office Building

Hamburg, Germany

Construction continues on the Grosser Burstah office building in Hamburg. The new office building, due to be completed in 2023, is part of a larger development of the city north of the St Nikolai Memorial; with the aim to re-establish a scale and urbanism which is consistent with the older streets of the central quarter.

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Caruso St John's St Jakob Foundation has won the Auszeichnung für gute Bauten der Stadt Zürich, 2016-2020. The prizes given every five years, look to projects which develop the city's urban heritage, offer a social contribution, carefully use resources and respect their environment.

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The exhibition Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life opens in October at ArkDes, Stockholm. To mark the occasion Gagosian director Mark Francis spoke with Adam Caruso, Kieran Long, director of ArkDes, and Swedish arts critic Anna Nittve. They discussed the extent of the exhibition's research and design, as well as the enduring legacy of Lewerentz. The interview features in the Fall 2021 edition of Gagosian Magazine.

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Planning permission

Royale Belge

Brussels, Belgium

Planning permission has been granted for the renovation and alteration of Royale Belge, a listed former company headquarters in the south of Brussels. The 39,000 sqm office building, built in 1970 and standing within a landscape that is also now listed, has been empty for the last 5 years. The new mixed use programme includes offices, hotel, health club, restaurant and co-working, and is being developed by the consortium Souverain 25.

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Peter St John was interviewed by Veronica Simpson about the practice's renovation work at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. They discussed the recently completed Café and Fernery, alongside the future plans for the arts centre.

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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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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

Enormous steel roof trusses are being craned into position at the Swiss Life Arena in Zurich. The roof structure will be in place within the month and the building will top-out before the end of Summer. Construction is set to complete in Spring and the building will open to the public in Summer 2022.

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A selection of Caruso St John's recent competition entries feature in Issue 103 of AV Proyectos. The issue includes prize-winning designs for the new AXA office building in central Zurich, the OLMA exhibition pavilion in St Gallen, and a pair of apartment buildings in Eggen, Lucerne.

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Published this month is Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life. The monograph covers both his built and unrealised designs; from retail spaces, churches, cemeteries and landscapes, to exhibition architecture, graphics, product design, furniture and interiors.

The comprehensive book coincides with ArkDes' exhibition of the same name. Caruso St John has designed the exhibition, which opens in October this year.

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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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National Gallery Sainsbury Wing

London, United Kingdom

8 April 2021


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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