Drawing the City

    10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to …

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Drawing the City

    10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to …

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Hackney Apartments

      The box factory opened in Hackney in the 1920s and was manufacturing up until the 1960’s. It has since been converted to homes and …

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Hackney Apartments

      The box factory opened in Hackney in the 1920s and was manufacturing up until the 1960’s. It has since been converted to homes and …

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Almaty Drawings

  Mike and Derek spent two weeks documenting Almaty’s built heritage in July 2014 as part of the Arma-Alma-Ata programme of works. This page shows …

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Almaty Drawings

  Mike and Derek spent two weeks documenting Almaty’s built heritage in July 2014 as part of the Arma-Alma-Ata programme of works. This page shows …

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Cambridge University Library

We were pleased to be selected as finalists from over 80 entrants to the Cambridge University Library Landscape Competition. Organised by the Cambridge Design Research …

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Cambridge University Library

We were pleased to be selected as finalists from over 80 entrants to the Cambridge University Library Landscape Competition. Organised by the Cambridge Design Research …

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Arman Alma-ata, kazakhstan

Before Kazakhstan became an independent country it’s former capital city Almaty went by another name-Alma-Ata, meaning the ‘Grandfather of Apple Trees’. Celebrated as the birthplace …

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Arman Alma-ata, kazakhstan

Before Kazakhstan became an independent country it’s former capital city Almaty went by another name-Alma-Ata, meaning the ‘Grandfather of Apple Trees’. Celebrated as the birthplace …

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Outdoor Theatre

How can a medieval fort be given a new life the city? A theatre during the summer months. Seating is unpacked and installed and a …

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Outdoor Theatre

How can a medieval fort be given a new life the city? A theatre during the summer months. Seating is unpacked and installed and a …

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Atomik Pier

The demographics and industries of England’s coastal resorts are united through social deprivation, high unemployment and an unbalanced ratio of young and old residents. The …

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Atomik Pier

The demographics and industries of England’s coastal resorts are united through social deprivation, high unemployment and an unbalanced ratio of young and old residents. The …

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Unfolding Potentials und Victorianische Fremdheit

Atomik Architecture will be giving a talk on folding structures and complexity through the repetition of standardised components at the Fachhochschule Dusseldorf on the 2nd …

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Unfolding Potentials und Victorianische Fremdheit

Atomik Architecture will be giving a talk on folding structures and complexity through the repetition of standardised components at the Fachhochschule Dusseldorf on the 2nd …

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Kent Pier Marina

The Herne Bay Pier Trust approached Mike Oades whilst at Aedas to develop a concept for a combined pier and non-tidal marina to provide a …

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Kent Pier Marina

The Herne Bay Pier Trust approached Mike Oades whilst at Aedas to develop a concept for a combined pier and non-tidal marina to provide a …

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Article 25

10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to 100 prominent …

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Article 25

10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to 100 prominent …

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Atmospheres

When attending the prestigious summer event, you enter the foyer to glimpse a series of drifting coloured planes within the atrium. Taking the staircase to …

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Atmospheres

When attending the prestigious summer event, you enter the foyer to glimpse a series of drifting coloured planes within the atrium. Taking the staircase to …

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Pneumatic Greenhouse

Huldafolk ‘hidden people’ in the Icelandic tradition live under hills, in rocks and behind waterfalls. They occupy a parallel life to ours, and have the …

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Pneumatic Greenhouse

Huldafolk ‘hidden people’ in the Icelandic tradition live under hills, in rocks and behind waterfalls. They occupy a parallel life to ours, and have the …

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A Study of Surface

With the addition of a new layer, or the revealing of an old, elements of different origins become combined. This is an ongoing project, the …

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A Study of Surface

With the addition of a new layer, or the revealing of an old, elements of different origins become combined. This is an ongoing project, the …

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Drawings of Venice Part 2

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Venice Part 2

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Morpeth Road Homes

On arriving home one enters the vestibule, hanging up their a jacket, storing away their umbrella, putting down their keys and sitting on a built-in …

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Morpeth Road Homes

On arriving home one enters the vestibule, hanging up their a jacket, storing away their umbrella, putting down their keys and sitting on a built-in …

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Cycle to Cannes 2014

  Day 1. City Hall     Day 2. Dohem     Day 2. Croisilles   Day 2. Morcourt   Day 3. Dampierre     …

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Cycle to Cannes 2014

  Day 1. City Hall     Day 2. Dohem     Day 2. Croisilles   Day 2. Morcourt   Day 3. Dampierre     …

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Cricket Pavilion

The creation of the new pavilion starts with the removal of the old changing rooms. Having been the cricket club’s home for a century this …

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Cricket Pavilion

The creation of the new pavilion starts with the removal of the old changing rooms. Having been the cricket club’s home for a century this …

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Muscat Youth Summit 2013

Mike Oades and Dareen Mehdi lead one of the challenges set at the Muscat Youth Summit 2013 What is low cost, eco-friendly family housing? This …

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Muscat Youth Summit 2013

Mike Oades and Dareen Mehdi lead one of the challenges set at the Muscat Youth Summit 2013 What is low cost, eco-friendly family housing? This …

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Ingoldmells Harbour

The first new harbour in the UK for 150 years. A hub for the off-shore wind farm industry and a major visitor and entertainment attraction …

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Ingoldmells Harbour

The first new harbour in the UK for 150 years. A hub for the off-shore wind farm industry and a major visitor and entertainment attraction …

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New Brighton Pier

New Brighton would have been the last view of England before arriving to start a new life on the North American continent. ‘Brave New World’ …

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New Brighton Pier

New Brighton would have been the last view of England before arriving to start a new life on the North American continent. ‘Brave New World’ …

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Cycle to Cannes

In March 2014 Mike Oades will be joining 90 other cyclists from the UK Construction and Property Industry to raise money for charity by cycling …

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Cycle to Cannes

In March 2014 Mike Oades will be joining 90 other cyclists from the UK Construction and Property Industry to raise money for charity by cycling …

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Birnbeck Pier

The remarkable site is in north Weston-super-Mare and was completed in 1866, and was designed by the great pier builder Eugenius Birch. Over the years …

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Birnbeck Pier

The remarkable site is in north Weston-super-Mare and was completed in 1866, and was designed by the great pier builder Eugenius Birch. Over the years …

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Duck soup

Bronze letters pivot out from the Groucho Club wall. When all closed, the weathered bronze lettering remains discreet with only the shadow of the joints …

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Duck soup

Bronze letters pivot out from the Groucho Club wall. When all closed, the weathered bronze lettering remains discreet with only the shadow of the joints …

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Drawings of Amiens

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Amiens

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of London

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of London

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Venice

         

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Drawings of Venice

         

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Shortlist for Arup installation

Atomik Architecture has been shortlisted for the ARUP Summer Installation 2014.

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Shortlist for Arup installation

Atomik Architecture has been shortlisted for the ARUP Summer Installation 2014.

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AJ sketch competition shortlist

Of the 400 drawings submitted to the Architects’ Journal Derek’s study has been included in the shortlisted eight. See the full list at The architects Journal

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AJ sketch competition shortlist

Of the 400 drawings submitted to the Architects’ Journal Derek’s study has been included in the shortlisted eight. See the full list at The architects Journal

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Brunelleschi’s Caffe Duomo

A rich classic Italian dessert inspired by the dome of Florence Cathedral, brought into the twenty first century with a hint of pre-Hispanic Mexican naughtiness. …

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Brunelleschi’s Caffe Duomo

A rich classic Italian dessert inspired by the dome of Florence Cathedral, brought into the twenty first century with a hint of pre-Hispanic Mexican naughtiness. …

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Trevor Flynn on Atomik Architecture

Mike and Derek were pleased to be  interviewed, by drawing extraordinaire Trevor Flynn for Drawing at Work,  on technique and the importance of taking time …

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Trevor Flynn on Atomik Architecture

Mike and Derek were pleased to be  interviewed, by drawing extraordinaire Trevor Flynn for Drawing at Work,  on technique and the importance of taking time …

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Drawings of Toronto

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Toronto

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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AD the New Pastoralism

  Derek John Draper has contributed to AD’s The New Pastoralism: Landscape Into Architecture, edited by Mark Titman The New Pastoralism is an exploration of …

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AD the New Pastoralism

  Derek John Draper has contributed to AD’s The New Pastoralism: Landscape Into Architecture, edited by Mark Titman The New Pastoralism is an exploration of …

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Study of habitation

          Pages from sketchbooks showing the marks of how people inhabit space.

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Study of habitation

          Pages from sketchbooks showing the marks of how people inhabit space.

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Atomiklinzertorte

  Ingredients 250 g flour 250g sugar 100g finely grated walnuts 100g finely grated hazelnuts 250 g unsalted butter 1x egg 1 dessert spoon cinnamon …

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Atomiklinzertorte

  Ingredients 250 g flour 250g sugar 100g finely grated walnuts 100g finely grated hazelnuts 250 g unsalted butter 1x egg 1 dessert spoon cinnamon …

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Architects Eye

Derek John Draper’s photo of the National Theatre was a finalist  and exhibited at The Gallery and the Roca gallery both in London. The Architect’s …

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Architects Eye

Derek John Draper’s photo of the National Theatre was a finalist  and exhibited at The Gallery and the Roca gallery both in London. The Architect’s …

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Art Villes Paysage

The brief called for the construction of an installation on one of the small islands making up L’Hortillonages on the River Somme, Amiens, France. The …

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Art Villes Paysage

The brief called for the construction of an installation on one of the small islands making up L’Hortillonages on the River Somme, Amiens, France. The …

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The Dream Pavilion

So often our nostalgia can be close to the surface and many things can spark a flash of forgotten moments. A collection of white netted …

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The Dream Pavilion

So often our nostalgia can be close to the surface and many things can spark a flash of forgotten moments. A collection of white netted …

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Observatory

1. A hearth is positioned in the wilderness. 2. A place for artists and visitors to sit together around a fire, to drink tea. The experience …

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Observatory

1. A hearth is positioned in the wilderness. 2. A place for artists and visitors to sit together around a fire, to drink tea. The experience …

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Reflections

Crime is a destructive force to all, both the individuals affected and society as a whole. The memorial is a place for the journey of …

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Reflections

Crime is a destructive force to all, both the individuals affected and society as a whole. The memorial is a place for the journey of …

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See-Saw

A gently shifting surface and a simple enclosure where companions are brought closer together. With a foot on the ground, they can lean back and …

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See-Saw

A gently shifting surface and a simple enclosure where companions are brought closer together. With a foot on the ground, they can lean back and …

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House Oliver

The transforming of a dark basement flat into a light and airy two storey apartment. The new open plan living space was created in the …

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House Oliver

The transforming of a dark basement flat into a light and airy two storey apartment. The new open plan living space was created in the …

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St Katharine’s Church

A project for the first Orthodox Greek Church to be built in London for almost hundred years. A contemporary interpretation of the traditional cruciform plan, …

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St Katharine’s Church

A project for the first Orthodox Greek Church to be built in London for almost hundred years. A contemporary interpretation of the traditional cruciform plan, …

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Cold Dog

Ingredients Bahlsen Butter Biscuits 500g Cocoa 8 Eggs 300g Sugar 500ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 glass Single Malt Whisky Create a rectilinear mould to …

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Cold Dog

Ingredients Bahlsen Butter Biscuits 500g Cocoa 8 Eggs 300g Sugar 500ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 glass Single Malt Whisky Create a rectilinear mould to …

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Bradwell Common

Building on the innovative spirit of Milton Keynes, the development plans for a site, focuses on increasing density and improving the public realm. The key …

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Bradwell Common

Building on the innovative spirit of Milton Keynes, the development plans for a site, focuses on increasing density and improving the public realm. The key …

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International Photo filter award

Derek John Draper’s photograph is a finalist in the international photo filter ward,  and exhibited in Cologne. This contest is sponsored by Kenko Tokina Co. …

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International Photo filter award

Derek John Draper’s photograph is a finalist in the international photo filter ward,  and exhibited in Cologne. This contest is sponsored by Kenko Tokina Co. …

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Open Architecture

RIBA London has launched a showcase of members’ work from across the capital in an open exhibition at the RIBA’s London headquarters. Supporting members from …

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Open Architecture

RIBA London has launched a showcase of members’ work from across the capital in an open exhibition at the RIBA’s London headquarters. Supporting members from …

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Warming Huts

Whilst in Toronto we were shown a technique for making Origami Swans. These are given to family members during celebrations to bring good fortune, often …

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Warming Huts

Whilst in Toronto we were shown a technique for making Origami Swans. These are given to family members during celebrations to bring good fortune, often …

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Carlo Scarpa

  Pages from a sketchbook from a trip across the Veneto exploring Carlo Scarpa’s work.

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Carlo Scarpa

  Pages from a sketchbook from a trip across the Veneto exploring Carlo Scarpa’s work.

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Ark Hive

From recycled timber groins to old railway carriages the long tradition of reuse can be seen all along the Lincolnshire coast. It is our intention …

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Ark Hive

From recycled timber groins to old railway carriages the long tradition of reuse can be seen all along the Lincolnshire coast. It is our intention …

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East Hoe Barn

A living space masquerading as an agricultural shed in contrast to the adjacent historic barn. A new annex to the Grade II listed barn in …

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East Hoe Barn

A living space masquerading as an agricultural shed in contrast to the adjacent historic barn. A new annex to the Grade II listed barn in …

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Uncontained

A recent collaboration with Donshi as part of Shellsuit Zombies’ Uncontained project in London’s Boxpark. Shellsuit Zombie is taking creativity to the next level over …

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Uncontained

A recent collaboration with Donshi as part of Shellsuit Zombies’ Uncontained project in London’s Boxpark. Shellsuit Zombie is taking creativity to the next level over …

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Bathing Beauties

What looks like a stripey, tactile pear nestles gently in the sand dunes at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. Nearby, an ornate hut-sized mirror offers reflections of the …

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Bathing Beauties

What looks like a stripey, tactile pear nestles gently in the sand dunes at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. Nearby, an ornate hut-sized mirror offers reflections of the …

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Travels to the Sultanate of Oman

I found myself in Oman in December, where I had been invited to lead one of the challenges for the Muscat Youth Summit 2013.  This …

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Travels to the Sultanate of Oman

I found myself in Oman in December, where I had been invited to lead one of the challenges for the Muscat Youth Summit 2013.  This …

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Abercorn Place

An equable backdrop for family life, object and events. Simple spaces with an unconventional palette of materials.

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Abercorn Place

An equable backdrop for family life, object and events. Simple spaces with an unconventional palette of materials.

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CulturLab

CulturLab was a proposal developed by Mike Oades whilst at Ushida Findlay for the theatre group behaviouLab. A centre for teaching children and adults about …

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CulturLab

CulturLab was a proposal developed by Mike Oades whilst at Ushida Findlay for the theatre group behaviouLab. A centre for teaching children and adults about …

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Spring tide

Exploring the banks of the Thames in the middle of the night during the lowest tide of the year. Once on the banks a world …

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Spring tide

Exploring the banks of the Thames in the middle of the night during the lowest tide of the year. Once on the banks a world …

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Wilderness

As one moves through the wilderness from the street towards the library’s entrance the landscape changes. At the street’s edge the spaces are open, and …

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Wilderness

As one moves through the wilderness from the street towards the library’s entrance the landscape changes. At the street’s edge the spaces are open, and …

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Landscape Photography Magazine

Derek John Draper is interviewed for Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Landscape Photography Magazine

Derek John Draper is interviewed for Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Observatory

A static vessel, like the ancient Egyptian Mesektet (sky boat) for transporting astronomers to the stars.  The observatory is a horizontal object, and is raised …

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Observatory

A static vessel, like the ancient Egyptian Mesektet (sky boat) for transporting astronomers to the stars.  The observatory is a horizontal object, and is raised …

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Beachlife

Two Atomik Architecture projects are featured in the recent Frame Publication. Beachlife: Architecture and Interior Design at the Seaside A coastal tour of architecture and …

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Beachlife

Two Atomik Architecture projects are featured in the recent Frame Publication. Beachlife: Architecture and Interior Design at the Seaside A coastal tour of architecture and …

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Hackney Design Review Panel

Mike Oades has been re-elected to the Hackney Design Review Panel. This offers advice on development proposals that may significantly affect the urban design of …

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Hackney Design Review Panel

Mike Oades has been re-elected to the Hackney Design Review Panel. This offers advice on development proposals that may significantly affect the urban design of …

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D3 Sketch

Sketching is a fundamental act of design communication, an intuitive practice that conveys ideas and assumptions rapidly and directly. In recent years, the conventional notion …

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D3 Sketch

Sketching is a fundamental act of design communication, an intuitive practice that conveys ideas and assumptions rapidly and directly. In recent years, the conventional notion …

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Boathouse

The Chapel Beacon is a building for the community at the heart of Chapel St Leonards village, a focus and a destination throughout the year …

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Boathouse

The Chapel Beacon is a building for the community at the heart of Chapel St Leonards village, a focus and a destination throughout the year …

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Egremont

The aim of the competition is to find an innovative new design for a removable structure which will allow the castle to be used for …

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Egremont

The aim of the competition is to find an innovative new design for a removable structure which will allow the castle to be used for …

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