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elizabeth hopkirk
Assistant editor Tweeting about architecture, housing, cities, cycling, though sometimes my other interests break in. elizabeth.hopkirk@bdonline.co.uk
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elizabeth hopkirk May 29
Theatre designers take note. This could be the future...
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The Victorian Society May 28
📢 This historic former police station in Birmingham imminently faces demolition. The irreplaceable building is deemed 'inconvenient' - standing in the way of a road-widening scheme. Birmingham's rich heritage must be protected for future generations.
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elizabeth hopkirk May 28
The next piece of SuperSewer about to be lifted into place by a 50-tonne crane in Hammersmith yesterday. It would take a lot of WetWipes to block that pipe...
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elizabeth hopkirk May 27
Bring back Cabe, anyone?!
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elizabeth hopkirk May 21
I am delighted to report that my favourite weekend of the year is one of the few architecture events not to have been cancelled.
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elizabeth hopkirk May 21
Interesting to read about the covid experience of an architect studio in Shanghai - and I have to say really weird to see pictures of people in offices wearing face masks. I'd better get used to it.
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Jordan Marshall May 21
Details are some of the first indications of the build costs of the programme
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Building Design May 21
How a once-celebrated practice came to be wound up twice: A short history of Grenfell architect Studio E, by
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elizabeth hopkirk May 21
Replying to @swix
It's actually the second time Studio E have been wound up. Read my short history of a once-proud practice here:
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elizabeth hopkirk May 21
Grenfell architect Studio E goes into liquidation
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elizabeth hopkirk May 20
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elizabeth hopkirk May 19
Replying to @imAlexLipinski
There's a good case to be made for that...
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elizabeth hopkirk May 19
Will restoration of our crumbling Parliament ever happen now? 5 yrs after a decision was finally taken we're back at sq1. Use it for Obama-style stimulus & to stop Notre Dame-style catastrophe & meanwhile experiment w configrn & geography of tempry chamber
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elizabeth hopkirk May 18
'Practices are finding new ways to empower the communities they work with. A bonus is that they build their own reputation which often leads to bigger and more important work' talking sense in today
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elizabeth hopkirk May 18
Gallery - and gifs! - by showing how redundant festival tents and marquees could be turned into open-air classrooms
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elizabeth hopkirk May 17
V generous of you, Gillian. I used Girouard's book to inform my speech. As I recall I tried, in vain, to bribe my way into the final round by promising the audience a juicy morsel whch remained unshared. Am grateful to C20 as the rsrch left me with great affection for No1Poultry.
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elizabeth hopkirk May 15
Replying to @swix
The pic of the little boy in hospital in this piece on pollution is one of the reasons we should celebrate this news:
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elizabeth hopkirk May 15
What?! This is flipping amazing news! Large areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown eased. Bravo ⁦⁩ Learning from the best mayors in Colombia!
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elizabeth hopkirk May 15
Replying to @imAlexLipinski @LBHF
Trees. One of the heroes of the pandemic! Not only do they remove pollutants and improve our mental health but they host the most beautiful singers on the planet. Keep dreaming, Alex!
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elizabeth hopkirk May 15
Giving outdoor play space to kids is so important. - feel free to shut my street to traffic!
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