HASA Architects will be showcasing the work of the practice and that of our collaborators, at our recently completed project in Highgate Bowl, over the weekend of the 23/24 of June 2017. The team consisting of architects, structural engineers, landscape designers, artists, artisans and craftsmen have combined to make this project over a three-month period. The proposal involves the restoration of a derelict Horticultural Glasshouse and installation of a modular plywood skin which takes inspiration from the frame and panel construction of the host building. The project aims to explore the possibilities of this forgotten piece of the city, and how it could be rediscovered and re-appropriated by introducing a series of small scale interventions. These structures form new external and internal pathways, rooms and furniture pieces which choreograph the visitors experience of the large and open bays of the glasshouse whilst framing views of the landscape, meadows and the Bowl beyond.
10am-5pm 23rd & 24th of June 2017
STUDIO MUMBAI / BIJOY JAIN - PENUMBRA
We live in overlays of varied landscapes – natural and cultural. Our notion of the world is formed through continual engagements with these landscapes. We would like to constantly traverse these landscapes physically and metaphorically to continually expand our world. - Bijoy Jain
Photography : Valentina Tabacchi
HASA Architects are seeking keen and interested students to participate in an intensive summer workshop themed around a live project. The one week workshop will involve making as a primary preocoupation:casting, modelling, drawing. The final installation will lead to a public exhibition. If you would like to express your interest, please contact email@example.com for further information.
Denys Lasdun’s National Theatre one of London’s best-known and most divisive Brutalist buildings. 'I don’t want anything to come between people experiencing the theatre and your drama. They have in a way to use the concrete reality of the building, not tarted up in any way. It must just be space, walls, light. And the ornaments of the building are people moving around.’
Credit :Photography by others
Hasa Architects is pleased to share their thoughts on a summer intervention located on a rooftop overlooking at the Regent’s canal in Haggerston. Exploring the limits between art, architecture and design, the intervention seeks to renew our experience of the city, playing with the architectural element of the facade and its reflection in the water to create a surrealist vision in the middle of the eclectic built environment. Status: CompetitionLocation: East London
I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the in-between spaces.Do Ho Suh
Photography : Valentina Tabacchi
NEW FLAGSHIP STORE
HASA have recently completed a new installation for GANT’s new flagship store on Regent Street.The proposal involves introducing a new precious material brass, in juxtaposition with the raw material of concrete to the space. Using repetition of a single element, a circular timber dowel, a diverse field of glimmering vertical lines adds interest and a sense of visual spectacle to the store. Beginning as a screened lining to the Wall and allowing for shelves and hanging rails to hang uninterrupted, the timber dowels transition into the space for use within the window display and the brass rods as stratified formwork for the central cast podium.
Location: Regent Street, Soho, London
Built by: HASA Atelier
TABLE & TRESTLE
HASA have recently unveiled a new concrete table & bench. The focus during creation was just as much on art and design as it was the functionality of the furniture. Table and bench combines the use of concrete with lacquered steel created for the GANT Headquarters 2016.
Built by: HASA Atelier
Site are located along the Regents Canal in Hackney. Students
will be looking at a stretch of the Canal between the Southgate
Road on the border to Islington and Mare Street in Hackney further east. The brief is to create a new space along the tow-path for someone in the narrow-boat community. The new space will extend the enclosed space of the boat and overlook the water, providing the house-boater with a different relationship to the water, the space of his boat, and the city behind.
Planning consent has been granted by Westminster Council for the extension and refurbishment of a listed townhouse in Parliament Square.
HASA Architects are in the process of refurbishing a new studio and exhibition space in LA where the practice US studio will be based.
Location: Rialto Avenue, Venice, CA, 9029, United States.
EXTENSION & FRAMEWORK
First Year Programme “Extension and Framework” Show Case at University of East London, Docklands Campus Opening Evening 16 June 2016.
The practice is refurbishing 2 floors of additional studio space and exhibition space on Theobalds Road in Bloomsbury London where the practice is based. The studio now has a team of people from diverse fields working on projects throughout the UK and Europe.
CANTERBURY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
The founders of HASA, Mark and Charlotte, both graduates of University of the Creative Arts - who in some way were formed by this institution, revisit the school for the end of year shows.
HASA Architects is looking for a talented Part-II architectural assistant.We now need an enthusiastic and dedicated experienced Part-II to join our team and help us manage our expanding workload. See opportunities for details on how to apply.
MINIMALISM COLOUR & REFLECTIVITY
HASA in collaboration with Carl Nas Associates are invited to prepare Concept Design Installation for Colart The concept plays on the notions of art, in terms of minimalism/display and context. The international language of the art gallery is used as a backdrop to the stall displays. A stripped back version of the proposed, reduced to a predominantly white space with selected pieces of ColArt products, framed in some way. This has an ironic element while also referencing the advent of minimal art and the international language of the art gallery. Existing glowing boxes will be coated in white painted canvas, obviously the umbrella company uses the prefix ‘Col’ for colour but white and black paints are just as, if not more, integral to painting and art work. Location: Germany Status: Concept Design Installation Reference: ‘Cretto’ Alberto Burri, ‘Concetto Spaziale Attesa’ Lucio Fontana
SAMENESS VS. DIFFERENCE
This project is for a single store within a global roll-out campaign, which will include many international locations. Aware of the inevitable repetition that is necessary for such a commercial expansion, we thought of the typology of a store design as being characterized by the simultaneous need for sameness and difference. Typically, the consistent repetition of brand traits is necessary to reinforce an identity, while novelty can refresh the aura and desire for the brand. In this particular case the client, a established Swedish manufacturer launched in 1852, emphasised the need to establish a legible consistency in order to unify the different existing stores in the UK. As a result, we questioned the inherent contradiction in the store typology. Can the need for sameness and difference become a generative friction rather than a trap?Location: Fitzrovia, London Status:Store Concept DesignBudget : N/A
HASA have just completed Store Concept Design Conduit Street, Mayfair, London. We decided that an effective approach would consist of a playbook of organizational maneuvers that could respond to specific constraints (programmatic, site, economic, construction, schedule etc.) encountered in different store locations and contexts. It seemed logical to use the Conduit Street store as a kind of base diagram to which we could apply a combination of these plays in order to exploit the constraints in other store across the UK.
Location: Conduit Street, Mayfair, London
Status:Store Concept Design
Reference:Neither, Doris Salchedo
A collection of important images that show the basis of our work the images that are in our minds when we think. Images that show the origin of our architecture. They are explanations, metaphors, foundations memories and intentions.
FASHION HOUSE UK HEADQUARTERS
HASA have been invited to prepare a proposal for an International Fashion House new London Head Quarters & Showroom is based on the concepts of fragmentation and unification. Aware of the flexibility that is needed for such a space we thought of the typology of a workspace as being characterized by a inhabitable steel frame running along the windows, adapting to different uses, and sometimes entering the void, creating different spaces. The frame’s modules are based on the span of the windows. Different modules can be arranged to have different uses such as: sitting, becoming desks, exposing clothes with shelves, hooks and tables. Some of them can be as well movable, creating more intimate spaces or the flexibility to have a unique open plan space. Typically, the frame is used to define the space and suggest us the idea of a boundary. Can the frame become a way to unify rather than to divide?
Reference: “A room for a man” Albini, “Casa Dezza” Gio Ponti.
HASA has just completed an expression of interest and concept designs for a prominent site in Eaton Place, London. Located in the heart of the Belgravia, the brief was to convert two existing buildings from their current configuration into one residential 5 storey lateral unit spread over two building plots to maximise the development potential of the site for a major, international developerclient.
Sir John Cass School of ArchitectureCharlott has been visited to critique at the Sir John Cass School of Architecture for Year 1 Under Graduate Final Jury
British Fashion Council London Collections Men
HASA Architects created site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms.
Sir John Cass School of Architecture
HASA Architects have been visiting critics at the Sir John Cass School of Architecture for a review of work by Cass Cities students. They are focused on the Middle Lee Valley (Including Tottenham and parts of Edmonton, Walthamstow and Chingford).
Experiments in Concrete
HASA Architects have been involved in creating a series of bespoke concrete furniture pieces for a temporary art exhibition.
Built by: HASA Atelier
'To move beyond this idea of the city’s materiality as the physical experience of its built form involves the recognition of the social and material practise in which its generation is embedded and the forces at work in the realization of these materials and there continuing lives. The city’s materiality is in fact the result of a vast network of practises, manufacturing of timber brick glass concrete from which it is constructed. Behind each of these materials is a complex history of development, extraction, technique, transportation and exchange. Economies of production, regulation of standards, labours and maintenance shape this entity, as do the lives and contexts of the many people have come into contact with it along the way. Material, at any particular point in time, is brought into its existences through a developing chain of events, both natural and cultural, and has the potential for a myriad of future interactions and transformations. Materials are in themselves active; it is a transaction, rather than a one way process that occurs in our cities.In this way the city emerges out of transaction with material or material demands or invites certain practises in terms of maintenance and behaviour. The practices of reading the city through its materiality, is method of understanding and constructing the city.'
Open Jury UEL
Students, staff and studios across AVA celebrate and share their work in progress with panels of critics and invited guests. As one of these invited critics Charlotte will be viewing work from the Post Graduate Diploma Unit 11. Resistance and Compromise in the Blackwater Estuary.
HASA Paper Clips & Stationary
The humble paperclip is reimagined in photo-etched sheet brass. The first in a series of office tools, is a celebration of materiality, colour, and geometric shapes that add a decorative element to unadorned documentation.
Material: Photo etched brass
School of Architecture and the Visual Arts, UEL
As one of the invited critics Charlotte will be viewing work from the Post Graduate Diploma Unit 11. Resistance and Compromise in the Blackwater Estuary
HASA Architects have completed installation for the British Fashion Council London Collections Men SS115 at Hospital Club, Covent Garden, with London-based swimwear brand Make Your Odyssey was founded by brothers David and Will Fattal, who spent six years researching the right fabrics, cuts and prints.
White Space Gallery
HASA in collaboration with White Space Gallery and milkHaus presents Moi, un blanc, an exhibition of a new photographic series by Jose Pedro Cortes, in Walton Street, Knightbridge, London.
HASA Architects Identity
Our approach to printed material developed from this shared attitude to material practice. A palette, reduced to black typography on white.