'aberrant architecture investigated a radical and experimental school-building programme conceived by leonel brizola,darcy ribeiro and oscar niemeyer in brazil in the 1980s.'
"We particularly liked the story of a guy called James Catnatch who used to sell newspapers called Catchpennies that used to advertise news and stories from the area,"
'There are also those in their mid-twenties: Assemble, Studio Weave (who I sometimes work with) and Aberrant, all of whom are taking architecture in different directions.'
"Learning lessons from school-building in Brazil helps us develop the new ideas that are sorely needed to improve the design and production of school buildings in the UK,"
'A mobile theatre will visit Clerkenwell Design Week in London this May, inspired by a miniature concert hall above a coal-shed that used to be in the area in the seventeenth century.'
It's Nice That
'aberrant architecture (aka David Chambers and Kevin Haley) are creating a tiny theatre topped with coal scuttles as a tribute to one of London’s most colourful characters, coal man-cum-ramshackle entertainment impresario Thomas Britton.'
'The winning flexible working space can be used for educational activities, community programmes, gallery functions and artist residencies. A 'saw tooth' roof, echoing the factories once typical of the surrounding area, will provide north light to the creative production that will occur within the new building.'
'And you thought your neighbors were strange. Some topics require a more delicate conversation than others, like if your cousin is in love with a body pillow bearing an image of his favorite female otaku character.'
Canterbury School of Architecture
aberrant provided an inspirational talk for students from Canterbury School of Architecture - aberrant revealed how their ideas have taken shape over the last 2 years
Westminster School of Architecture
aberrant provided an inspirational talk for students from Westminster School of Architecture - aberrant revealed how their ideas have taken shape over the last 2 years
'Aberrant Architecture pose the question: ‘What happens when a community nurtures the darker sides of life, society and design?’ at the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale.'
'Some issues included identity theft, treatment of migrant workers, and South Korea’s relationship with North Korea. These themes were communicated through playful modes, including card games, films, textbooks and origami t-shirts.'
'Aberrant architecture’s ‘Peeping Tom’ project was in the form of a traditional Korean Housing block, and visitors can see films exposing the intriguing ‘dark’ communities that lie under the surface of Korean society'
'Aberrant Architecture co-founder and director Kevin Haley says that on the understanding that it’s ‘every man for himself’ in the west, the promo proposes families compete against each other in a game show, before the winners ‘get to ransack the other person’s house’ giving any gold to the state, ‘but maybe keeping a TV.’
'Visitors to a recent Liverpool exhibition rolled eggs down seven timber follies designed by London studio Aberrant Architecture.'
'A pop-up installation designed to celebrate digital creativity sought to answer one crucial question: if mobile and online banner adverts can be considered art.'
'Four-hundred used polystyrene boxes were used to create an immersive envrionment into which screens of various sizes were embedded.'
'The result is a giant egg-rolling track and record crowds. “What we wanted to do was create as many different entry points for the gallery goers,”he adds.'
'An interactive game uses eggs to roll around seven of their creations installed in a gallery.'
RIBA: The Emerging Generation
'Much of the discussion surrounding ‘The Future for Architects?’ has looked to the younger generation, the real future of the profession. Increasingly, younger professionals are modifying traditional architectural practice to fit their own vision of the future.'
Elle Decoration Italia
'Due concept, uno bar/workspace/dinner, l’altro galleria e performance space multidisciplinare. Un indirizzo in comune, Old Street, nel cuore di East London, per El Paso, ispirato ai pub del 19° secolo del quartiere londinese Lambeth e per The Gopher Hole.'
Rip It Up & Start Again
'Rip It Up and Start Again is a lecture series curated by Robert Mull and Kieran Long to place the work of the school in relation to broader debates about the city.'
Design Stories Social Network
'The concept for the El Paso bar/workspace/diner takes its inspiration from 19th century pubs like the ‘Elephant & Castle’ in Lambeth.'
'“The Gopher Hole has the feel of Superdeluxe, the club that architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klien (KDA) founded in Toyko in their own studio. Smaller than Storefront in NYC and hidden way, the Gopher Hole has an almost domestic ambience for a cultural community space that makes sense.”'
'While Mexican food is probably more associated with Britney Spears’ infamously dark Taco Bell days than art, El Paso in east London is set to change that. The space was given a total overhaul by Aberrant Architecture in November, and has since become a space where designers and artists can work, natter, eat and drink.'
‘It’s also introducing The Gopher Lounge as a place of drinking and thinking for creative people - we’re going to put on events to keep the momentum going, so you can come in and hear what young designers are doing.’
London Evening Standard
'a new generation of architects is emerging who are interested in more than spending a banker's latest bonus on a vanity project. These young practices are fascinated by what makes London the city it is, rather than in utopian projects to improve it into oblivion.'
Critical Futures #1
'aberrant together with Beatrice Galilee organised a debate on the future of architecture criticism with Domus in London @ The Gopher Hole.'
A New Place of Exchange
'aberrants design for a swapshop space has been shortlisted for the arhcitecture foundation's 'South Kilburn Community Centre' competition.'
'During this cold December, the battle against time materializes constantly on our BlackBerries and iPhones at that crossroads of life that is London. But it's enough to cross the threshold of the El Paso diner in Hoxton to find oneself in the mole's lair (The Gopher Hole). Downstairs is a basement where aberrant architecture and Beatrice Galilee have just opened a gallery'
'Beatrice Galilee, former architecture editor at Icon, and Aberrant architecture have transformed an east London “dive” into a new gallery and project space.'
'This variety of voices seems central to The Gopher Hole's cultural mission, and the result bodes well for this colourful new project space.'
About A Minute
About a Minute is the inaugural exhibition at The Gopher Hole, a new project space in Hoxton founded by aberrant architecture and Beatrice Galilee. For their first show, The Gopher Hole invited carefully chosen conceptual artists, architects, designers, poets and writers to respond to a premise – the idea that today, a minute is all we seem to have.
The Gopher Hole Opening
The Gopher Hole is a new project space in Hoxton co-founded by aberrant architecture & Beatrice Galilee.
El Paso Opening
Old Street’s premier Mexploitation bar El Paso has just been refurbished with help from design firm Aberrant Architecture
21st Century Architecture Academic
aberrant provided an inspirational talk for students from the Royal College of Art held at the V&A - aberrant revealed how their ideas have taken shape over the last 2 years
Reflecting Wales 09:09
'House of Jonn teamed up with Aberrant Architecture to fill a Selfridges window display with a giant cityscape and live in it for 10 days'
Learning At The Interface
aberrant provided an inspirational ending for the CETLD conference held at the V&A - aberrant revealed how their ideas have taken shape over the last 12 months
Friday Late At The V&A: Escape
aberrant architecture opened up their studio to offer a unique insight into their creative process for a special Friday late at the V&A
'Since then the public response has been amazing. We’ve been inundated with comments and pictures and have been working overtime at the HoJo/aberrant office, visible through the Selfridges window, to build everyone who contributes into the 'Wonderville’ development.'
'Thanks to aberrant architecture & House of Jonn, five of Selfridges store’s Wonder Windows in London, will become home to an interactive city inspired by the public'
Welcome To Your City
aberrant architecture collaborated with House of Jonn to create London's first architectural pop-up residency at Selfridges in London
aberrant hosted a workshop at the V&A, which challenged each participant to personalise a blank stage set under the umbrella theme of ‘play’!
'The Great Triffid re-imagines the V&A museum’s grand staircase as a vertical village for creative flexible workers'
SAWSA Lecture Series
aberrant were a part of a lecture series hosted at the Welsh School of Architecture, which included talks by Peter Barber, David Kohn, 6a architects and Sheppard Robson.
Design For Life
aberrant hosted a one day workshop at the V&A which asked members of the public to help design and build a new suburban neighbourhood that provides the whole community with everything it needs to work, rest and play…
Mobile Art Space
aberrants design for a mobile art-space has been shortlisted for the 'mobile Space' competition. The Art-space will be a self-contained, unique, flexible and responsive space, allowing projects to travel to a number of priority areas including Rushenden, Sittingbourne and Leysdown to bring engaging and high quality programme of activities and Art in Public Places
'Sheryl Crow told us a change will do us good, and she may be right, because my tour of the aberrant architecture studio has certainly changed my opinion of the stuffy V&A.'
Design Lab Part 2
Day two of aberrants workshop at the V&A that will challenge school children studying Art & Design to design a flexible stage set for their school canteen.
'On Tuesday 23 February 2010, a guest-list of creative professionals took part in ‘Office Futures’, a workshop put on by aberrant architecture and RIBA at the V&A Museum.'
V&A residency 2010
Work in progress talk for Central Saint Martins College - aberrant reveal their latest research, looking at the silk weaving industry in 17th century Spitafields
ABC Radio Natonal
'Today a concept—a mobile canteen-cum-office—developed by London-based firm Aberrant Architecture for the recent Hong Kong Architecture Biennale'
V&A Office Futures
Following on from the success of V&A connects aberrant staged a second workshop asking students from Brighton and London Metropolitan university to design a cardboard house for home workers
'There's No Place Like Home - V&A Architecture Residents relocate Studio 10 to their new pad in South Ken'
Design Lab Part 1
Day one of aberrants workshop at the V&A that will challenge school children studying Art & Design to design a flexible stage set for their school canteen.
Join V&A Artists in Residence Kevin Haley and David Chambers for a surreal twist on the future workplace
Ruthin Craft Centre
Reflecting Wales 09:09
'Mobile office canteen by aberrant architecture'
London Architecture Diary
'Also if you time it right, visit the Open Studio of the new V&A and RIBA Architecture Partnership Residency'
BD's Guide To Your Cultural New Year
'visit aberrant architecture at their studio residency at the V&A'
The Victoria and Albert Museum
‘The V&A is delighted to announce aberrant architecture as artists in residence at the Museum.’
‘Practices like, UK-based aberrant architecture, make an impact with a variety of imaginative installations and happenings’
aberrant reveal the ideas behind Gordon Wu City Local at London Metropolitan University
‘aberrant architecture aim to change life in urban villages’
Fresh Innovations Stimulate Urban Dynamics - 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
Shenzhen Civic Square
Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
‘The 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture puts the development of Shenzhen in focus’
Gordon Wu city local -
How to Subvert an Architecture Biennale
‘The result is a thought-provoking mix of work that encompasses both the traditional and the progressive.’
Howard Gardens Gallery
Reflecting Wales 09:09
Falcon B.Mews with aberrant
Love stories of recession
Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale
aberrants 'Gordon Wu City Local' proposal for the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture has been shortlisted for the exhibition.
'aberrant have been selected as one of nine architectural designers to exhibit love stories of recession in reflecting Wales 09:09'
V&A Museum Residency: Architecture
aberrant have been shortlisted for the architecture residency at the V&A 2010. The V&A has a programme of residencies in the Sackler Centre for arts education and presents a new opportunity, as part of the V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership, for early career practitioners to have a studio at the V&A for six months, commencing 1 January 2010.
Novas Contemporary Urban Centre
Infobox* An Exhibition Of 112
North West, Liverpool,
aberrant explore and discuss the pros and cons of home working with design students at Birmingham institute of Design