1 – 30 June 2021

David Mews Proposal by AVR London

For the London Festival of Architecture 2021, Anise Gallery and AVR London present Work Home. Play Home, a film exploring how we create workplaces that are optimised for, and care for, a work-life balance.

As we look towards a post-COVID world, architects will need to help people create a safer and more inclusive built environment, with homes and workplaces that care for physical and mental well-being, providing environments that support a symbiotic work/life balance.

Reflecting on this year’s theme ‘care‘ and using our recently acquired development 6 David Mews as a case study, Work Home. Play Home explores the process of designing workspaces that are optimised for, and care for, their inhabitants, with architect Tim Hall of Light Earth Designs LLP.

Further interrogating the environments in which we work, the film also features interviews with Sarah Wigglesworth who explores live/work infill scheme Stock Orchard Street, and Jerry Tate of Tate Harmer, amongst others, who question how when we care for our buildings, in turn, how do they care for us?

The film is available to watch below for the duration of the festival, 1 – 30 June 2021. We hope you enjoy it!

Work Home. Play Home. Talk Shop

Event postponed, Date TBC

To celebrate the launch of AVR London & Anise Gallery’s new creative home, join us at 6 David Mews for a series of live screenings of Work Home. Play Home, followed by short talks from a selection of industry experts. 

There will be 4 screenings throughout the afternoon followed by a short talk and Q&A from one of our experts. Below you will find details of each guest speaker. 

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Screening & Talks Programme

Amy Frearson

Amy Frearson is a London-based journalist and editor specialising in architecture and design. She is editor-at-large for Dezeen, the world’s biggest and most influential design website, and a regular contributor to magazines including Elle Decoration, Grand Designs, Icon and Design Anthology. She is also co-author of All Together Now: the co-living and co-working revolution, published by RIBA Books. Before moving into journalism, Amy worked in architectural practice for five years. She holds a master’s in architectural history from The Bartlett and a degree in architecture from Kingston University.

Sarah Yates

Sarah Yates is a Researcher at London’s leading built environment organisation, New London Architecture (NLA). She studied art and architectural history at Leeds University and then undertook an MA in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University, where she focused on curating architecture outside of the traditional museum environment.

Sarah has worked as a freelance curator, editor, researcher and programme manager for heritage and built environment organisations including English Heritage and Open-City, as well as NLA. Since 2006, she has co-authored major reports, most recently The Changing Face of London and WRK/LDN: Office Revolution?

Catarina Kohut

Catarina is an associate at Jonathan Tuckey Design, focusing on the reuse and adaptation of existing buildings towards sustainable regeneration. Since she joined the studio in 2013, she has worked on a wide range of projects at different scales, including the Gasholders Building in King’s Cross, fashion boutique Egg’s outpost at Dover Street Market, and the practice’s own new office building in Kensington Olympia, which has been converted from an existing Victorian pub.

Catarina obtained her Masters in Architecture from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa in Portugal, and has always been an enthusiastic traveller, working in Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland, before joining Jonathan Tuckey Design in London.

Jonathan Tuckey Design

Jonathan founded his design practice in 2000 having previously worked for David Chipperfield Architects and Fletcher Priest Architects. Jonathan Tuckey Design has garnered an international reputation for working with existing buildings and structures. The studio has become an expert in combining
contemporary design with layers of built heritage to explore the ways in which old and new can co-exist and elevate one another. The studio has worked on a number of commercial, cultural and residential projects across Europe, developing a clear set of principles and approaches to deal with historic and
contemporary architecture.

The studio embraces an architecture of change and an acute awareness of style and context underpins everything it does. The juxtaposition of contemporary elements with original features creates a dialogue between different eras and allows buildings to establish a new purpose. Re-using existing built stock is the most sustainable approach to the future development of our cities and countryside, retaining a sense of collective heritage.

The practice’s clients share their fondness for materials, craftsmanship and proportion as well as the soulfulness and idiosyncrasies of historic architecture. For this reason, the practice set up Building on the
Built, a programme of exhibitions and talks that explores unfamiliar architectural responses to existing structures from around the world and close to home.

Joe Robson & Tim Hall

Formerly a partner at FCB Studios, Tim Hall went on to set up Light Earth Design alongside Peter Rich, Michael Ramage and Ana Gatoo. As pioneers of Sustainable Technologies and Green urban Design, the practice combines architectures, design and engineering to explore sustainable design solutions that contribute to societies future development. Tim has taught architectural design and has lectured extensively in the UK, Rwanda, Sweden and South Africa.

Joe Robson set up Architectural Visualisation practice AVR London in 2006 and has since worked with some of the world’s most influential architects on some of the most striking buildings such as The Shard and NEO Bankside. In 2012 he set up Anise Gallery with his partner Jacky Jubert. The joint venture has rapidly been recognised as one of London’s key galleries focused on architectural artwork.

6 David Mews is the recently acquired new home for AVR London and Anise Gallery. We have spent several months stripping back the 1800’s mews building, discovering its originality and form with each bit of plasterboard and ‘boxing in’ that is removed! This is however a temporary fix whilst we finalise and submit more ambitious and exciting plans from Tim Hall at Light Earth Designs.

The space will host a variety of events, talks and workshops as the former space in Shad Thames did during the 11 years we were there. We look forward to welcoming everyone over the coming months to our new ‘home’.

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