Architecture and the Art of the Extra Ordinary at the British School at Rome 03.07.17

AHMM’s new exhibition and accompanying talk by Simon Allford at the British School at Rome explores the idea of the essential architecture of the Universal Building. The exhibition focuses principally on how this approach is manifested in six projects in the very diverse physical, political, cultural and incidental contexts of London, Amsterdam, the United States and India: New Scotland Yard, AEP Fitness Center, Burntwood School, Chobham Academy, the University of Amsterdam, and proposals for a headquarters campus in India. An accompanying set of images sets the six projects in the context of AHMM’s built work over the last 28 years, from the early Poolhouse project in rural England to the groundbreaking White Collar Factory. The importance of the art of an Extra Ordinary Architecture to AHMM’s four founding partners was established in The Fifth Man, their joint diploma thesis at The Bartlett School of Architecture in 1986, in which they stated that ‘function alone is not sufficient means to generate architecture; and that it is in the field of everyday buildings that architecture has failed the city’. AHMM’s work since then has explored how Extra Ordinary architecture is made from the ordinary, making the generic specific to current use without in any way precluding further uses in an unknowable future.

Simon Allford will be giving a lecture this evening (3 July) and the exhibition continues until 21 July at the British School at Rome, via Antonio Gramsci 61, 00197 Rome. Find out more here.

Link Date Title Location
19.12.17 AHMM appointed for Elizabeth House redevelopment One Waterloo date171219
13.12.17 University of Amsterdam makes RIBA International List 2018 University of Amsterdam date171213
08.12.17 1 King William Street wins AJ Refurb of the Year One King William Street date171208
06.12.17 On site in Cornwall The Fitzroy date171206
05.12.17 Hawley School wins Camden Outstanding Design Award Hawley Primary School date171205
21.11.17 World Architecture Festival award for Westminster Bridge Road Westminster Bridge Road date171121
08.11.17 Awards wins in London and Oxford Barns Road New Scotland Yard date171108
03.11.17 Civic Trust Awards regional finalists announced Barns Road New Scotland Yard One King William Street date171103
02.11.17 Next steps for Oklahoma City Ballet AEP Fitness Center/OKC Ballet date171102
24.10.17 AIA Oklahoma awards date171024
19.10.17 The Vincent tops out The Vincent date171019
12.10.17 New Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2017 New Scotland Yard date171012
28.09.17 Dig Deeper date170928
27.09.17 Planning success for Carrington Street Carrington Street date170927
27.09.17 Official opening for Ermine Street Church Academy Ermine Street Church Academy date170927
25.09.17 Planning win for St John’s Road St Johns Road date170925
22.09.17 Triathlon medal for AHMM architect Jazmin Rogers date170922
19.09.17 AJ Retrofit Award University of Amsterdam New Scotland Yard Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre date170919
07.09.17 Hawley Wharf tops out Hawley Wharf date170907
05.09.17 White Collar Factory launched White Collar Factory date170905
01.09.17 Open House London 2017 date170901
08.08.17 New homes for Bristol Elderberry Walk date170808
04.08.17 AHMM to design new Alder Centre for Bereavement Counselling The Alder Centre date170804
31.07.17 A new home in the Surrey Hills date170731
31.07.17 Building Awards shortlist Barns Road New Scotland Yard date170731
28.07.17 Shoreditch Village Phase II granted planning Shoreditch Village Phase 2 date170728
21.07.17 Planning win for Project Nash 1-4 Marble Arch date170721
17.07.17 New Scotland Yard officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen New Scotland Yard date170717
11.07.17 Buildings and Art Angel Building Tea Building White Collar Factory date170711
11.07.17 Housing Design Award for The Vincent The Vincent date170711
05.07.17 New London Awards 2017 Google Pancras Square New Scotland Yard date170705
05.07.17 Simon Allford talks about Extra Ordinary architecture for FX date170705
04.07.17 AHMM wins Outstanding Achievement award at Norwood Property Awards White Collar Factory date170704
03.07.17 Architecture and the Art of the Extra Ordinary at the British School at Rome Burntwood School University of Amsterdam Chobham Academy New Scotland Yard White Collar Factory AEP Fitness Center/OKC Ballet date170703
22.06.17 New Scotland Yard wins RIBA National Award New Scotland Yard date170622
15.06.17 AJ100 2017 date170615
13.06.17 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017 date170613
31.05.17 Miniplex installation takes over the City for London Festival of Architecture date170531
26.05.17 RIBA South award for Barns Road Barns Road date170526
26.05.17 RIBA London Awards 2017 Grand Union Studios New Scotland Yard One King William Street The Library at Willesden Green date170526
16.05.17 AJ100 Practice of the Year shortlist date170516
28.04.17 Extra Ordinary at the German Architecture Museum date170428
28.04.17 Alconbury Club wins BCO regional award Ermine Street Church Academy Alconbury Weald Club Alconbury Incubator date170428
26.04.17 MIPIM fundraising update date170426
25.04.17 New Scotland Yard shortlisted for AJ100 Building of the Year New Scotland Yard date170425
13.04.17 Paul Monaghan on BBC Radio London date170413
12.04.17 Planning granted for Chobham Manor phase 4 date170412
11.04.17 Nine AHMM projects shortlisted for RIBA regional awards 121 Upper Richmond Road Grand Union Studios Google Pancras Square New Scotland Yard One King William Street Alconbury Weald Club Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre The Library at Willesden Green date170411
23.03.17 Planning approval for 225 City Road The Bower White Collar Factory date170323
21.03.17 On site at the Bower The Bower date170321
16.03.17 Planning approval for Assembly Bristol Assembly Bristol date170316
13.03.17 MIPIM LandAid Tennis Classic date170313
24.02.17 Planning approval granted for Panther House proposals date170224
24.02.17 IN Practice exhibition in Naples date170224
24.02.17 Cycle to MIPIM 2017 date170224
17.02.17 On site at Hawley Wharf Hawley Wharf date170217
14.02.17 On site at Queen Victoria House The Vincent date170214
06.02.17 Bob Moore Campus open for business Bob Moore Campus date170206
27.01.17 Funding secured for Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre Act III Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre date170127
18.01.17 Planning granted for Royal Arsenal The Officers’ House date170118