November 11th, 2015
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HOW I GOT MY FIRST JOB: JOHN MCRAE, DIRECTOR AND CO-OWNER, ORMS

Alcohol changed my life This is not a claim that many will make when explaining how they become an architect but at 18 years post University and the co owner of a successful London practice I often reflect on the good fortune that came from an unfortunate circumstance some 25 years ago. Whilst I played …more…

November 11th, 2015
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OUR LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL WEEK

Monday: Somerset House I can’t wait to wander around Somerset House, the latest addition to LDF and location of the new and highly anticipated Design Biennale, curated by Chris Turner and due to launch in 2016. 10 Designers in the West Wing features new works by Nendo, Ross Lovegrove, Arik Levy, Edward Barber & Jay …more…

July 14th, 2015
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A day at A House for Essex

Arriving – so beautiful, so sunny!   Cooking in the beautiful kitchen   Prosecco in the sunset The tiles at night – heart, wheel, safety pin, cassette  

June 17th, 2015
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Peter Bill: “They would say that wouldn’t they?”

Bile first, balm later for the Design Commission. This group of parliamentarians has “called for evidence” asking the open question: “Does the built environment affect the behaviour of individuals or communities?” Well, yes, probably. But what can a group of MPs and peers do to improve ‘the built environment’? If they fail to learn from …more…

June 3rd, 2015
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ING’s top ten picks for the London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture returns in 2015 for its 11th installment, this year with the theme of ‘Work in Progress.’ Delivered by the Architecture Foundation, the British Council, New London Architecture and RIBA London, the festival is also supported by the Mayor of London. The LFA highlights the key role architecture plays in social, urban and cultural …more…

May 29th, 2015
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Tony Danaher appointed Chief Executive of UKTI RIO

ING Chairman Tony Danaher has been appointed the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment’s Regeneration Investment Organisation. RIO is the arm of UKTI that helps find and assess UK regeneration projects and encourage foreign investors to come to the UK. The appointment, which Tony will fulfill alongside his commitments with ING, will see him work with RIO Chairman …more…

May 15th, 2015
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ING’s top things to do and see at CDW so you don’t miss out!

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is currently in its sixth year, attracting a range of creative industries as well as the general public. One could say it’s the ‘peoples’ design show’ – a truly inclusive event. With installations, product launches, workshops and talks, CDW has become one of the most important events in the design calendar. …more…

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