Project Review

Hospitalfield

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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Casabella issue 932 focuses on timber, presenting an anthology of wooden constructions, including Caruso St John's newly completed renovation of a warehouse in Wiedikon, Zurich.

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Project update

Royale Belge

Brussels, Belgium

Renovation work continues at the Royale Belge in Brussels. The façade replacement of the tower has been completed, which replicates the original design but with an expanded insulation zone. Work on the podium façade is underway, with a series of new openings connecting it to the landscape. A large cut has been made in the base of the building making way for the new atrium and four new columns to support the existing diagrid roof have been added.

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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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Exhibition

Namely, Words: part 2

London, United Kingdom

9th April - 21st May 2022

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Caruso St John and Thomas Demand's Nagelhaus features in Betts Project's group exhibition Namely, words - Part 2. The show invited artists and architects to present a drawn or sculpted work alongside a piece of writing they admire. Prints of Nagelhaus feature in conversation with the lyrics of Talking Heads' Heaven.

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Models created for the 2018 Alternative Histories exhibition donated to the Architecture Foundation, were auctioned at the end of March. The twenty-six architectural models, including Caruso St John and Siw Thomas' ceramic model based on Hans Poelzig's sketch for the Stadthaus, Dresden, raised over £6,000 for their New Architecture Writers programme.

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Lecture

History and its Opposite

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

12th May 2022

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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. The series invites its contributors to examine the breath of analogue tools available to architects, exploring the roles of hand-drawing, model making, photography and historic references in practice today.

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Lecture

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.

Exhibition

Francis Bacon: The First Pope

London, United Kingdom

15th March – 23rd April 2022

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Gagosian Davies Street opens its exhibition Francis Bacon: The First Pope on Tuesday 15th March, displaying Bacon's first painting which engages with the papal subject. Caruso St John designed the space for the work, which has never been exhibited publicly before.

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Under construction

Veemgebouw, Strijp S

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The landscape and interiors of Caruso St John's Veemgebouw Strijp S are now taking shape. The top floor of new construction contains 40 apartments, arranged around a landscaped courtyard, with external facades of curving brickwork that form a new dramatic top to the building.

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Ground breaking

St Pancras Commercial Centre

London, United Kingdom

3rd March 2022

A ground breaking ceremony was held on 3rd March to celebrate the start of construction on the St Pancras Commercial Centre. Located in an area of North London which is undergoing substantial change, Caruso St John's 24,000 m² mixed-use scheme will accommodate a dense development of housing, workspace and retail.

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Completion

Warehouse, Wiedikon

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's work on a 1940’s industrial building has created new working and living spaces for a young family. The project lightly repairs the existing almost cubic building. The new construction is a new roof built almost to the limits of what is permitted by the planning regulations, a steep volume that rises up from the eaves along the street to make a new broad façade facing south towards the rear yard.

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Exhibition

Heong Gallery
Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

Cambridge, United Kingdom

15th March to 29th August 2022

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The Heong Gallery at Downing College opens its new exhibition, Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction on the 15th of March 2022. The gallery designed by Caruso St John will host the contemporary artist's pioneering experiments in bringing the hand, eye, and optical instrument together inventively.

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Teaching

ETH Zurich
Re-form

Zurich, Switzerland

Spring 2022

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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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Opening

Laboratorium

Zurich, Switzerland

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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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Completion

Paulaner Housing

Munich, Germany

Construction has completed on Caruso St John's Paulaner housing in Munich. The 36,000m² new building on Welfenstrasse provides three hundred apartments for both private sale and social tenants, along with a crèche, kindergarten and retail units on the ground floor.

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Exhibition

Archetypes at Das Gelbe Haus

Flims, Switzerland

19th December 2021 - 18th April 2022

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David K. Ross' Mock Up exhibition, featuring Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena, has moved to the Yellow House in Flims. The exhibition shown previously at S AM presents his Archetypes photographic series, which examines the role of mock ups in the design process.

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Exhibition

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life

Stockholm, Sweden

1st October 2021 - 28th August 2022

arkdes.se

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

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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Project update

Royale Belge

Brussels, Belgium

Enabling works are underway at the Royale Belge in Brussels. The 1970's office building is being renovated by Caruso St John in collaboration with Bovenbouw Architectuur and DDS+.

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Adam Caruso contributes a text on the Condominio XXI Aprile by Asnago Vender to L'Architettura di Milano. Published in November, the book describes and interprets 150 of Milan's significant post-war buildings.

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Adam Caruso was interviewed for OASE Journal's edition on modernity. Emailing with the issue's editors, Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds, he discusses the nuances of what it means to be 'modern' and how to engage with a cities architectural codes and conventions while adding to its definition of history.

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Lecture

Reuse, Recycle
Lessons in Sustainable Architecture

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

10th February 2022

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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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