Publications

 

En Blanco

En Blanco, the official journal of the Department of Architecture at the University of Valencia, Spain, has dedicated a monograph to Stanton Williams, the first UK practice to be recognised with a dedicated issue. The aim of this scientific journal is to celebrate outstanding innovations in the field of architecture made with exposed concrete. This issue, no. 24, published in both Spanish/English, includes six of our projects, an interview with our Directors, and an essay entitled 'The Tectonics of Proximity'.

Le Musée d'arts de Nantes: Stanton Williams

ArchiBooks Paris have published a new book about the Musée d'arts de Nantes, which offers an insight into the background and history of the development of the project. Publisher's website.

Models

A selection of our architectural models, spanning thirty years in practice. We have always been passionate about making models. The physicality of working with materials, is for us, the best way to explore the dynamics of three dimensional spaces. It is also the best way of engaging our clients and collaborators in dialogue during the design process. Model making is the first step towards the reality of creating a building, exploring the way it unfolds and how light can breathe life into the building's interior.

Process series: Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design

This title follows the journey of Central Saint Martins, showing the design thinking behind the marriage of new old, the complexity of what to retain and what to replace.

Process series: Britten-Pears Archive

This title documents the design and construction of the Britten-Pears Archive, charting the progress of the building from the original egg-in-a-box concept through to completion.

Process series: Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge

This title explores the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge, giving an insight into the genesis of the Stirling Prize-winning facility.

A Walk Around King's Cross Volume 1

The first of three books published by the Architects' Journal and Argent, celebrating the transformation of King's Cross.

Edited by Ruth Slavid with a foreword by Paul Finch, 'A Walk Around King's Cross' features three of Stanton Williams' projects; King's Cross Square, University of the Arts London Campus, and the Western Transit Shed along with the 18 other projects in the area that are now complete. The project descriptions are presented in the form of a walking tour which readers can follow on a map that wraps around the book's cover, interspersed by insights into the wider neighbourhood and its many places to shop, drink, eat and enjoy. Publisher's website.

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art

The Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge is a new centre dedicated to cutting-edge research into plant development, housed in a new building designed by Stanton Williams which sets new standards for laboratory design. The contributors to The Sainsbury Laboratory, Science, Architecture, Art explore the setting, the architecture and design process, the science, and the art which is integral to the completed laboratory.

Steve Rose comments on the architecture of the Laboratory, and examines the approach of architects Stanton Williams to the design process, and the success of their close collaboration with clients, scientists and advisors throughout.

The evolution of the design demonstrates a subtle understanding of the way in which architecture can create a stimulating working environment.

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art features an introduction by Lord David Sainsbury and essays by Steve Rose, John Parker and Stephen Day. The book includes a DVD illustrating the design and construction with film and interviews.

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Volume

'For the last 20 years, Stanton Williams have quietly carved a path that makes no reference to objects, style or concepts, and this protects them from the crisis now facing the architectural imagination, caught between a seemingly insatiable appetite for difference and a desire for more lasting significance.' Irénée Scalbert.

Volume is that rare thing – a book about architecture and design that is also an accessible treatise about people, buildings, art and craft mixing thoughts with imagery, text with design.

The book is a journey through the work and world view of Stanton Williams that takes the reader from interviews to project details by way of elegant design and specially commissioned photography.Texts by Stephen Bayley, Irénée Scalbert and David Taylor

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Quart Verlag

'Stanton Williams architecture has evolved from modernism which acknowledges its place in the world, in the landscape, a modernism that grows from the material and culture of a specific site. They have built an oeuvre which reintroduces exactly those qualities of substance and touch, of engagement with the site and the topography and with the history of that modernism which is not fled into reduction but into refinement.' Edwin Heathcote

Swiss publisher Quart Verlag is launching its new series of books De aedibus international with recent works by Stanton Williams.

The publication features projects and competition schemes of the practice both in the UK and abroad. Introductory essay by Edwin Heathcote, text in German and English.

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