ACME AT SURFACE DESIGN SHOW4th of February 2019
Catherine Hennessy from ACME and Alex Patrick-Smith from Ketley Brick will speak jointly at the Surface Design Show in London. Their talk Victoria Gate: Contemporary Brick Facades, will explore how the collaboration between architect and supplier has shaped a complex three-dimensional pleated elevation, creating a multitude of shadows, patterns and warm shades across the building.
Please join us on the 7th of February at 3.45 pm at the Business Design Centre.
SAB LEIPZIG - BANK HQ28th of January 2019
100 columns defining the edge of the SAB project in Leipzig. Each column is a continuous, 21m long spun concrete object, 0.4 to 0.7m in diameter.
The concrete frame of the building has finally reached the roof level, so the first full height columns have started to arrive on site, ready for installation by mobile crane. Once all perimeter columns are lifted into position, the final concrete roof slab can be cast, at the end of January 2019.
There will be 280 spun concrete columns across the SAB Forum columns upon completion.
MINORIES RESIDENTIAL25th of January 2019
The concrete frame of Minories residential building has finally topped out. The 16th floor of the building was poured in the second week of January. Eleven levels of precast stairs have been installed on site with the rest to follow in the next two weeks. Scaffolding will rise from February with the facade scheduled to commence installation in May 2019.
The forward and backward stepping of the concrete frame allows for the maximum in development area while minimising overlooking and overshadowing of adjacent spaces.
ACME AT ARCHITECT@WORK23rd of January 2019
Stefano Dal Piva from ACME will talk at the seminar Brave New World during the event Architect@Work London.
The talk, chaired by Helen Parton, will explore the work of design and architecture practices that are creating the places and spaces of the future, inspiring the next generation.
Stefano Dal Piva will present a selection of ACME’s projects have been shaped by upcoming innovations and evolving trends.
Please join us on the 31st of January at 5.30 pm at the Old Truman Brewery.
FOLKESTONE PLOT B GOES AHEAD17th of January 2019
Folkestone and Hythe Council planning committee voted in favour of a motion to grant ACME's reserved matters application for Plot B, a sub-phase of Phase 1, part of the consented mixed-use development in Folkestone seafront and harbour.
Plot B buildings will include 60 apartments ranging from 1 to 4 beds and a lower, sea-facing volume made up of 24 townhouses and duplexes. A communal garden on the podium roof will be directly accessible from the private gardens and from the bookend cores. The podium will house car and cycle parking, private storage units and communal plant space.
The main facade will be clad with crushed recycled glass aggregates, a contemporary take on the robust pebble dash finish, that will give the building a reflective quality in the changing light.
SAB LEIPZIG CONSTRUCTION8th of January 2019
The concrete frame of the SAB building is nearing completion. The scaffolding has been removed from the triple height auditorium on the eastern edge of the building, and the undulating floors of the upper levels are becoming more visible. The roof slab of the building with the first full height columns should be complete at the end of January 2019.
HAPPY 20191st of January 2019
Happy 2019 from everyone at ACME.