Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces Unlocked: June 2015

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Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces Unlocked: June 2015 A project by Associated Architects in association with Birmingham Post and RIBA West Midlands, aiming to reveal the secrets hidden behind the façades of Birmingham. They’ve planned a busy month of talks, unique exhibitions and exclusive building tours, leading up to their flagship exhibition at Birmingham Municipal Bank from 20-28th June. … [Read more…]

Walking tour of Rowland Emett’s Birmingham

Take a walking tour of Rowland Emett’s Birmingham on Saturday June 21st: Frederick Rowland Emett (1906-1990) was a Punch cartoonist who, uniquely, turned his drawings into reality. He built a series of amazing machines in the post-war decades, the most famous of which appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Birmingham was Emett’s hometown so this walk – led … [Read more…]

Exhibition at Curzon Street Station

“Associated Architects is offering the public a unique opportunity to visit the Grade I listed Curzon Street Station this month, as it opens its doors to play host to an exhibition of Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces. The free exhibition, organised by the Birmingham based practice in association with the Birmingham Post, will run from Saturday 21st to … [Read more…]

Brutalism Day School – 28 June 2014

 Raw Beauty: a new life for Brutalist buildings A day school exploring the future for British Brutalist buildings, in celebration of Birmingham Library, with expert historians and critics ( Barnabus Calder, Ross Brown, Alan Clawley and Andy Foster ); Preston Bus Station and Sheffield’s Park Hill estate case studies introduced by campaigners, Urban Splash, and architects Hawkins … [Read more…]

Birmingham Architecture Festival 2014

We’re really excited to hear that Birmingham Architecture Festival is making a return this spring, after its successful first festival which was scattered across Birmingham last May. Excerpts from their PR email to us: The festival ethos stems from the notion that no matter how long we have been inhabitants of a certain place, there is always … [Read more…]

Birmingham Architecture Festival CiB highlights

Birmingham Architecture Festival is happening this weekend – their launch party is in fact tonight. Here is a small selection of CiB’s highlights/recommendations, but do be sure to read up on the programme yourself to see what other activities you could be getting up to this weekend. —- KINO 10 are showing a series of … [Read more…]

Support the Birmingham Architecture Festival 2013

Earlier this year, we wrote about the Birmingham Architecture Festival taking place across Birmingham in May. They have recently launched a kickstarter to help fund their efforts, and at the time of writing they are half way to reaching their target of £1250. “The Birmingham Architecture Festival is a welcome addition to Birmingham’s burgeoning independent festival … [Read more…]