Planning permission

Downing College Student Centre

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Caruso St John's design for Downing College's new Student Centre has been granted planning approval. The three-storey structure, close to the College entrance from Regent Street is part of the first phase of the practice's master plan for the college.

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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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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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Teaching

ETH Zürich
Interim Forever

Zurich, Switzerland

Autumn 2021

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Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Autumn semester exploring the sensibility of the interim; looking to the long history in the built environment of improvising and adapting.

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Lecture

The Historic Present

Zurich, Switzerland

25th November 2021

Adam Caruso will give the lecture, The Historic Present, as part of the ETH Zurich's 'Future Monuments' series of talks.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Completion

Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz

Zurich, Switzerland

Construction has completed on a new office building in Escher Wyss, Zurich. The six-storey structure faces onto the Hardbrücke, an elevated road that crosses Zurich West.

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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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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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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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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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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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