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Fashion British

Posted by on July 20, 2017 – 02:54 pm

Fashion British

The Award, now in its third year, plays a key role in internationalising the Graduate Fashion Week schedule and celebrates the importance of emerging talent in the fashion industry. It gives outstanding graduates from UK universities a chance to take part in a residency where they will work with local designers, universities and craftspeople in a country with an emerging fashion industry. The location of the residency changes every year, and this year the winners will travel to Indonesia to produce capsule collections to be showcased at Jakarta…

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Royal British Museum

Posted by on June 30, 2017 – 01:45 pm

Royal British Museum

The British Museum: A Museum for the World Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum The British Museum was founded in 1753 by an act of Parliament and is the embodiment of Enlightenment idealism. In a revolutionary move, it was from its inception designed to be the collection of every citizen of the world, not a royal possession and not controlled by the state. Over the succeeding 260 plus years it has gathered and exhibited things from all over the globe – antiquities, coins, sculptures, drawings – and made them freely available to anyone who was…

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History of British Architecture

Posted by on June 4, 2017 – 12:36 pm

History of British Architecture

Architecture is about evolution, not revolution. It used to be thought that once the Romans pulled out of Britain in the fifth century, their elegant villas, carefully-planned towns and engineering marvels like Hadrian s Wall simply fell into decay as British culture was plunged into the Dark Ages. It took the Norman Conquest of 1066 to bring back the light, and the Gothic cathedral-builders of the Middle Ages played an important part in the revival of British culture. The great cathedrals and parish churches that lifted up their towers to heaven…

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London Housing Design

Posted by on May 15, 2017 – 10:39 am

London Housing Design

On 25 March 2015 the government introduced new technical housing standards following its Housing Standards Review. The new system comprises additional ‘optional’ Building Regulations on water and access and a nationally described space standard, all effective from 1 October 2015. The Mayor intends to adopt the new national technical standards through a minor alteration to the London Plan. In advance of this, as required by government, he has published a Housing Standards Policy Transition Statement. This sets out how the existing policies relating…

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When was the British Museum built

Posted by on April 19, 2017 – 08:30 am

When was the British Museum built

The King s Library was a royal collection of books created by King George and donated to the nation. A gallery, named after the collection, was built at the British Museum in 1827 to house them. It is the oldest room in the Museum and now home to the permanent exhibition Enlightenment: Discovering the world in the eighteenth century . The original collection and gallery The King s Library, a collection of over 60, books, was formed by King George (1760–1820) and given to the nation in 1823 by his son King George IV. When the library was donated…

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British Baroque

Posted by on January 6, 2017 – 11:38 pm

British Baroque

Duke of Marlborough s Grandchildren at Blenheim Palace. Photograph: Lichfield/Lichfield/Getty Images In 1660, the Stuart court that returned from the continent with Charles II brought more than restoration, merriment and a yearning for the old ways. It brought a taste for Dutch and French architecture. The English Renaissance, begun haltingly under Queen Elizabeth, reborn under Inigo Jones but repressed during the interregnum, now found its feet. It was not easy. The mannerist classicism of the Jacobean era was still associated with old England…

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Royal British Architects

Posted by on October 22, 2016 – 08:40 pm

Royal British Architects

For the Institute to have engaged in this issue in a confrontational way – by seeking suspension of the Israeli Association of United Architects from the UIA – was wrong,he said. Hodder had previously revealed that the controversy had cost the RIBA £100, in donations and revenue from lost venue bookings at its London headquarters on Portland Place. The RIBA s elected council members voted in March under the leadership of previous president Angela Brady to ask for the suspension of the IAUA, on the grounds that members were complicit in construction…

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British Fashion Council

Posted by on October 20, 2016 – 08:36 pm

British Fashion Council

The British Fashion Council is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to further the interests of the British fashion industry and its designer businesses by harnessing and sharing collective knowledge, experience and resources of the sector. The BFC is funded by industry patrons, commercial sponsors and the government including the Mayor of London and the ERDF. The BFC has five strategic pillars; business, reputation, education, digital & innovation and investment. The BFC showcases the best of British fashion design to an international…

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British colonial Architecture

Posted by on November 14, 2013 – 10:15 am

British colonial Architecture

Architecture would fulfil many functions for the British as they spread their empire throughout the world: whether to inspire awe, or to remind British functionaries and settlers of a sentimentalised Britain that they had left behind. However, imperial architecture would also be modified and influenced by the cultures, environments and peoples that it came into contact with. There was no single, unified architectural style imposed on the colonies. Odd hybrid building styles could be wildly different from one colony to another as the British sought…

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British Houses

Posted by on July 21, 2014 – 01:34 pm

British Houses

Aerial view of north London. UK homes are the mostly costly to heat within EU, due to poor maintenance and insulation. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA UK homes are some of the most expensive to heat in Europe because of poor maintenance and insulation, according to new figures from the EU compiled for the Guardian. The analysis of official EU data also found that the UK has the highest levels of fuel poverty of a dozen comparable EU nations, as well as one of the worst proportions of homes in a poor state of repair. Over 10m British families live…

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