• 06/13/17 RA Summer Exhibition 2017, London

    As an RA, Will submits artwork each year to the Royal Academy's Summer Show. This year he has collaborated with three artists to create three print works; a wood cut with Jane Frere, titled BAD DOG; a print with Sebastian Andraos and Robot IRB 1200-101109 and a third print with Paul Davis:  AMPHIGORY 1. The annual exhibition is always worth a visit for the huge variety of works on display. Will's collaborative works can be seen at the show and online:

    Royal Academy
  • 06/29/17 London Festival of Architecture Party, London

    aLL Design are hosting a party during LFA to celebrate all things archi & arty. 'ArchitectsParty' includes a 'live' painting, BBQ  & cocktails on our canal-side terrace in Bethnal Green E2.

    Places are limited and strictly by invitation. You can see more information here:

    LFA
  • 05/25/17 The Heathrow Effect - New London Architecture, London

    New London Architecture is hosting a morning conference to examine the key planning, development and delivery opportunities in the West of London.

    Considering major developments in infrastructure, including the expansion of Heathrow and Crossrail that will transform parts of west London, the conference aims to explore how best to respond to and engage with the regeneration process.

    Will Alsop will speak about aLL Design's project, in Brentford, which forms part of the regeneration of Kew Gate District's 'Golden Mile'. 

    Eventbrite
  • 05/23/17 Will Alsop @ Home Truths Festival , London

    Will Alsop: How Architects Rebuilt Britain, by Cardboard Citizens

     

    RIBA Stirling Prize Winner and acclaimed architect, Professor Will Alsop, will lead a public talk and debate focusing on the role of architects and architectural Departments within Local Council Authorities in post-war Britain.


    He will consider what freedoms architects were given and how those freedoms changed. What were the results of architectural experimentation within county departments and how did their work towards an ideal greater than themselves contribute to solving the post-war housing crisis?


    The Doodle Bar is a bar and events space where people have the freedom to enjoy a good scribble, play a game of ping pong, have a drink and peruse the market.


    This event is part of Cardboard Citizens' Home Truths Festival of Heritage Events


    Made possible with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Eventbrite
  • 02/15/17 Creative Journeys: Architeccture, London

    Amanda Callaghan, Senior Architect, aLL Design, discusses her life as an architect with The Sorrel Foundation. Saturday Club @natsatclub have made a series of films to inspire young people into creative vocations.

    #CreativeJourneys
  • 03/15/17 Ravensbourne Lecture, London

    Will is speaking at Ravensbourne on 15 March 2017. It's FREE - please register at Eventbrite.

    Eventbrite
  • 12/01/16 Neuron Pod: Planning Permission Granted, London

    aLL Design have won planning permission for a science education centre for Queen Mary University, Whitechapel campus.

    Queen Mary University
  • 12/01/16 Rotterdam Conference: Between Paper & Pixels, Rotterdam

    Will Alsop joins TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut for the keynote lecture on 1st December 2016. The conference explores drawing in architecture - 'Between Paper and Pixels: Transmedial traffic in architectural drawing'

    Jaap Bakema Study Centre
  • 04/13/17 -ING CREATIVE CONFERENCE 2017, Dubai

    Will Alsop will be in Dubai for Creative Festival 2017. Will is planning a talk and workshop.

    Dubai Creative Festival 2017
  • 06/20/16 Turkishceramics Grand Award for Architecture 2016, London

    We are delighted to have been awarded this prize for the 'most outstanding work of architecture' in the RA Summer exhibition.

    The theme for this year's Architecture Gallery in the Summer Exhibition is Unbuilt and was curated by Royal Academicians Louisa Hutton and Ian Ritchie.

    Read more about our project Heliport Heights here:

    Heliport Heights
  • 12/01/16 Colombo Art Biennale 2016, Colombo

    Will has been invited to participate in the Colombo Art & Architecture Biennale in Sri Lanka in December 2016. The programme is an exciting mix of community engagement, education and workshops. Will plans a live painting workshop in the streets of Slave Island with members of the community assisting him to paint the facades of homes. Will will also complete a large painting on canvas, proceeds from the sale of which will be used to provide writing and drawing materials for residents.

    Colombo Art Biennale 2016
  • 06/07/16 RA Summer Exhibition, London

    As an RA, Will submits artwork each year to the Royal Academy's Summer Show. This year we have a model of Heliport Heights - our residential building on the Thames in Battersea - and Will is showing two new paintings, both acrylic on canvas. The annual exhibition is always worth a visit for the huge variety of works on display. 

    Royal Academy
  • 02/25/16 Ugly House to Lovely House Channel 4 Television, London

    Will Alsop joins George Clarke in this latest series for Channel 4. Transforming 'ugly' houses into beautiful, habitable spaces can improve life tremendously and increase the value of a home. The six-part series begins at 8pm on Thursday 25 February 2016.

    Channel 4
  • 02/03/16 British School at Rome, Rome

    A month-long exhibition at the Acquario in Rome features the paintings, architecture, architectural models and films of Will Alsop and aLL Design's work. The exhibition is launched by a series of talks and conversations at the British School at Rome and the Acquario, introduced by Fuksas and curated by Alessandra Orlandoni.

    British School at Rome
  • 03/01/16 More Noise, Sicily

    Tom Porter's wonderful book 'The Noise' has been translated into Italian with additional chapters and new content written by Alessandra Orlandoni and published by LetteraVentidue. More Noise will be available from 5th March and you can pre-order here until 1 March:

    LetteraVentidue
  • 12/01/15 WAN Podcast: Will Alsop, A perspective on colour, London

    Christina Ingram from the WAN AWARDS team asks Will Alsop some searching questions about the dangers and benefits of using colour in architecture…

    WAN Shop Talk
  • 12/01/15 Peter Cook: Kiosks & other laughables, London

    Multistory is a student and alumni-led guest lecture programme series hosted by Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts that seeks to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.

     

    Join Peter Cook at Will Alsop's Doodle Bar for an evening of 'kiosks & other laughables.'

    UCA
  • 11/26/15 Making life better: Paintings by Prof. Will Alsop, Munich

    Will joins Art & Space Gallery, Munich for both lecture and private view of his recent paintings. The exhibition runs until 6 February 2016.

    Art & Space Gallery
  • 11/08/15 Lecture Tour of Australia & New Zealand, Sydney

    The Productspec team, with support from Resene and GIB, has flown Will to their side of the world and arranged lectures in Christchurch, Auckland, and Sydney, plus a fantastic workshop in Auckland. Will will be delivering four lectures in five days from 8 November, following his appearance at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.

    Product Spec
  • 10/26/15 TEDx, Chongqing, Chongqing

    Weitao Li, architect in aLL Design's China office, talks about Testbed 1&2, our projects in London and Chongqing. Testbed 1 is an arts complex on the south of the river Thames between Battersea & Albert bridges. Originally an exhibition and performance space with The Doodle bar attached, the site has fast become a creative hub for a collective of artists and entrepreneurs and our neighbours: The RCA, Vivienne Westwood and Victoria Beckham. The complex houses a bar, beach, space to experiment, a whisky distillery and a boxing gym. Testbed 2 in Chongqing follows a similar model on a vast scale and will be aLL Design, China's new HQ.

    TEDxChonqing
  • 10/12/15 FRIEZE 2015, London

    Will and Charles Saumarez Smith debate architecture and museums during FRIEZE. Surface Magazine and Phillips partner, inviting Sarah Thornton to moderate the conversation at Phillips Auction House.

    FRIEZE
  • 08/07/15 World Architecture News 'Shop Talk' Podcast, London

    Will Alsop joins Michael Hammond, Editor in Chief of Built Environment Media and World Cities Network, for 'Shop Talk', loosely - a weekly round-up of world architecture news - it matters not if they end up chatting broadly.

    Shop Talk
  • 07/04/15 RA Burlington Gardens Festival, London

    Will and Piers Alsop designed a tablecloth to cover a giant picnic table, set-up in the street behind the Royal Academy. The weekend festival included art works by Bob and Roberta Smith RA, music by The Thumping Tommys, workshops and activities for all ages. Visitors were invited to share a meal around the table installation.

    RA
  • 07/02/15 'Supercity' and Bureaucracy in Architecture, Moscow

    Urban designers often pay too much attention to reducing the risks and prefer safe, convenient solutions. The ideas of many experts are simplified to  almost total disappearance to avoid conflict. But the future of cities depends on their talent. British artist and architect Will Alsop considers the growing gap between ideas and their implementation, and bureaucratic obstacles which affect the final result. The architect will share his own experience of this issue and discuss how the environment could change if precautions were put aside.


    The lecture will be held in English with synchronized translation to Russian.

    STRELKA
  • 06/18/15 Pecha Kucha - 'Work: A vision of the future', London

    For the London Festival of Architecture this year, Cassidy+Wilson have organised a Pecha Kucha evening, 'Work: A Vision of the Future', in the Domus Clerkenwell showroom. George Wade of aLL Design will join Sir Peter Cook and other accomplished architects and designers delivering fast-paced talks and offering conceptual blueprints for the future of workplace design.

    Domus Tiles
  • 06/08/15 RA: Creative Cities (London Festival of Architecture), London

    In a keynote debate for the London Festival of Architecture, Will Alsop joins Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor of London for Education and Culture and a panel, to explore how creativity can be nurtured and sustained in a global city.

    Royal Academy
  • 06/08/15 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015, London

    Will has paintings in the Royal Academy's Summer Show again this year. The show is always worth a visit for an overwhelming sense of variety in fine art practice. We're going!

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • 05/26/15 Poetry & Architecture, London

    Poet in the City presents an event at RIBA exploring the relationship between poetry and architecture. This event features discussion and readings from acclaimed poets Kate Kilalea and Matthew Gregory and the architects Niall Mclaughlin and Will Alsop.

    Listen see >> >>
  • 05/11/15 'Is there a life in the future of architecture?', Beijing

    Will Alsop speaks at the Central Acedemy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

    CAFA
  • 05/12/15 RIBA TALK: Beyond Buildings - Architects as Designers and Makers, London

    From chairs and cars to homes and handbags, RIBA charts a century of collaboration and crossovers. Will Alsop speaks as part of the Mackintosh Season. 

    

    RIBA
  • 06/04/15 No Risk No Future, London

    Three iconoclast creatives explore the challenges and risks of coming up with the new and unexpected. Stirling prize winning architect Will Alsop, entrepreneur and restauranteur Russell Norman and builder of machines, structures and stories, artist Conrad Shawcross, discuss together, their journey into the unknown.

    SohoCreate
  • 04/21/15 Jack Layton Ferry Terminal & Harbour Square Park Competition, Toronto, CA

    We were recently shortlisted to redesign the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal in Toronto. A joint submission with Quadrangle Architects and Janet Rosenberg & Associates:

    Competition Line
  • 09/01/15 The Architect, London

    Will is contributing to the autumn issue of The Architect, the SLIA journal (Sri Lankan Institute of Architects). The theme is 'Democratic Space'. The publication will be available here in the autumn: 

    The Architect
  • 08/03/15 Channel 4: Ugly House TV Series, London

    Will is currently filming for a new Ch4 TV series with George Clarke. 'Ugly House' follows home owners and a chosen architect in their quest to transform characterless properties into enlivened and beautiful spaces. Read more in this article by Richard Waite for the AJ:

    Architects' Journal
  • 02/05/15 EDICT Magazine, London

    Will has contrbuted to EDICT Magazine, Issue 2. EDICT say: '...there's too much of everything...' and we think they are right.

    It's beautiful. Follow them. Find it. See more here:

    EDICT Magazine
  • 03/26/15 Art Paris Art Fair 2015, Paris

    Three of Will's paintings were exhibeted at Art Paris this year, with Art and Space Gallery (www.artandspacegallery.com)

    Art Paris 2015
  • 05/20/15 UAL: Well-being Research Hub, LONDON

    Will explores the notion of spaces and how they may or may not affect our feelings of well-being. Feeling grumpy? Come along and perhaps discover why...

    UAL
  • 12/31/13 Las Heras, an imagined future, GIRONA

    Everywhere there are stories. It does not matter whether they are true or not; whatever you listen to will colour your view.

    Stories become the context for seeing.


    Las Heras
  • 10/27/14 Lego Peckham Library, London

    Pianist Tim Richards created a Lego version of Peckham Library at the Westfield Shopping Centre Lego store. It will be on display until the end of November 2014.

    See the complete Lego Peckham Library Album
  • 10/29/14 Multistory Richard Wilson Lecture, London

    Richard Wilson is a sculpture and installation artist and will be holding a lecture at the Doodlebar as part of the Multistory lecture series by UCA Canterbury.

    UCA Canterbury
  • 10/16/14 Will Alsop’s Multistory Lecture at UCA Canterbury, London

    As part of the Multistory series Will Alsop will be a guest lecturer at UCA Centerbury School of Architecture. Multistory is a student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at CSA, University for the Create Arts that seeks to invite architects, designers, writer, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.

    UCA Canterbury
  • 09/19/14 Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing

  • 08/22/14 SPORTART Exhibition, Munich

    Our Director Will Alsop designed a helmet for the SPORTART exhibition in Munich, Germany.

    SPORTART has the helmet as the focal point. The helmet is both the driver's protector and also, in view at all times to the public and therefore would be a perfect canvas for the ARTWORK.

    Each participating artist exhibits his particular art idea onto the surface of the helmet. Italian driver Salvatore De Plano wore the helmets during the Auto GP at Nurburgring between 15.08 - 17.08.2014.

    Gallery website
  • 06/24/14 Bless the Mess, International

    Our Associate Director George Wade questions the need for neatness in BLESS THE MESS, his article for the second issue of the new online magazine Edge Condition.

    Read the article on page 60
  • 06/09/14 Summer Exhibition 2014, London

    Held without interruption for nearly 250 years, the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums and genres by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture.

     

    This year's exhibtion shows aLL Design's W10 car park model together with one of Will Alsop's concept paintings (See Summer Exhibition 2014).

     

    The exhibition is open seven days a week until 17 August 2014.

  • 09/26/13 It's got fins!, Wembley

    As part of Quintain's ongoing Wembley Stadium master plan, aLL Design conceived a sculptural cladding system for the W10 multi-storey car park, the first of which are currently being installed. The angled aluminium fins limit views into the car park, whilst still allowing sunlight in and views out.

  • 02/13/13 Testbed1 + Doodle Bar February 2013, London

    Listing of events at Testbed1 and The Doodle Bar this month.

    See the DB's website for updates and further information

    Testbed1
  • 01/26/13 Exhibition of Will Alsop's Paintings, Toronto

    Will returns to the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, to reveal his most recent paintings.

    26 January 2013 to 23 February 2013

    www.olgakorpergallery.com
  • 02/15/13 ID 2013: IN Design, ELLE Decoration, New Delhi

    '21st century: A resurgence of Colour in architecture' is the topic for Will's lecture as part of INDIA Design: ID 2013, an Ogaan initiative in association with ELLE DÉCOR.

    15 February 2013, New Delhi

    www.indiadesignid.com
  • 02/19/13 V&A Lecture: Architecture & Beauty, London

    Will Alsop joins Stephen Bayley to explore architecture's troubled relationship with Aesthetics.

    In collaboration with the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Review

    Tuesday 19 February 18.30-19.30

    www.vam.ac.uk
  • 03/27/13 Areen Lecture Series, American University, Beirut

    Will Alsop participates in the wonderful Areen Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut.

     27th March 2013

    www.aub.edu.lb
  • 10/02/12 Shop windows 2012, Shanghai

    Our design is now on display at the Xintiandi shopping centre. 

    Shanghai Shop Windows 2012
  • 07/09/12 Ingenious Minds, Ford B-MAX, London

    "Ingenious Minds live" with Alexander Armstrong and three Ingenious Minds (one of which is Will Alsop) discussing how we will live, work and play in the future inspired by the new Ford B-MAX.

    see >> >>
  • 06/18/12 Testbed1 + Doodle Bar Summer 2012, London

    The Summer is jam packed with events at Testbed1 and The Doodle Bar.

    See the DB's website for updates and further information

    The Doodle Bar
  • 11/30/11 23rd Construct Canada, Toronto

    Will Alsop joins the 10th International Architectural Roundtable.

    www.oaa.on.ca
  • 06/21/12 Crossing Borders – Doodle Talk, London

    Four practices from London and Tokyo are exchanging ideas, experiences and processes - across borders. Ryo Abe, a Tokyo architect, supported by Will Alsop & All Design, initiated this stimulating talk and discussion. Abe has invited Studio Weave, whilst his old firend Tomoko Azumi, interior and furniture designer, has invited Max Lamb, a global product designer, to extend the diversity of debate. Grant Gibson, chief editor of CRAFT magazine, is moderating the session. Free entry.

    The Doodle Bar
  • 03/07/12 Quatar Forum at Mipim, Cannes

    Will Alsop was invited to discuss 'Globalisation  and Regionalism in Cities Making' - part of the debate: HERITAGE; CULTURE AND IDENTITY, hosted by the Qatari Pavilion@ MIPIM 2012. The purpose of the forum was to debate and develop constructive dialogue about present and future architectural and urban issues.

    see >> >>
  • 03/01/12 Will Alsop AttRAct, London

    Video of the workshop with A-Level students conducted by Will Alsop at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the AttRAct Programme

    AttRAct at the RA see >> >>
  • 01/26/12 The Public, West Bromwich

    Will Alsop presides over an exhibition at The Public, a community arts building designed by him in West Bromwich. 'Art of Architecture' will include new work by Alsop as well as Harrison and Wood, Heather and Ivan Morrison, Andy Day, Rick Davies and students from surrounding Universities and Colleges.

    www.thepublic.com see >> >>
  • 12/19/11 Ajman University Programme, Dubai

    Will Alsop has been invited by Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST) to deliver the fourth in a series of architectural workshops by architects & designers. Prof Alsop will be working with students and giving two public lectures at AUST and Dubai Municipality.

    www.ajman.ac.ae see >> >>
  • 02/15/12 Tomax Talk on 'Community', London

    Ceramics manufacturer Emma Bridgewater, Occupy London supporter Naomi Colvin and Will Alsop discuss the topic of 'Community'. Each speaker will talk for 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Feb 15 at 7:15pm. See TomaxTalks website for details

    www.tomaxtalks.com
  • 03/01/12 British Design 1948-2012, V&A, UK

    A celebration of the best of British art, architecture and design over the last sixty years, will include a model of the SHARP Centre, OCAD, Toronto designed by Will Alsop. Exhibitions at V&A London and Dundee.

    www.vam.ac.uk
  • 11/07/11 American Institute of Architects, New York

    Will Alsop delivers the 2011 Oberfield Lecture: 'In Austere Times it's Time to Deam'

    www.aia.org see >> >>
  • 06/03/11 FEST-ARCH, Perugia

    Will Alsop opened the speaker programme of FEST-ARCH, with his talk: 'Red, green and blue'. The festival, in Perugia 3-6 of June 2011 was directed by Stefano Boeri.

    OICOS Riflessioni see >> >>
  • 10/27/11 EU-China Cultural Forum, Beijing

    Part of a joint initiative between the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the European Commission to deepen cultural and academic dialogue between China and Europe. The Conference tackled Globalization versus Cultural Diversity. Prof. Alsop was invited to question: 'Where did the city come from and where will it go?'

    www.euchinaculturalforum.com
  • 08/01/12 British Design 1948-2012, Asia

    British Design 1948-2012 tours with the British Festival to India, China and Shanghai

    www.vam.ac.uk
  • 07/05/12 Canadian Centre for Architecture: Street Creatures , Toronto

    Architect Will Alsop discusses his work and creative design process in conjunction with the CCA exhibition Will Alsop: OCAD, An Urban Manifesto. The exhibition features the British architect's preparatory work for the Sharp Centre for Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) in Toronto and reveals specifically the role of painting in his design process.

    see >> >>
  • 11/03/11 World Architectural Festival, Barcelona

    Will Alsop judges at WAF 2011

    www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
  • 09/06/11 RIBA Building Futures Debate, London

    '"This House Believes the architecture profession has been let down by its media"  Has the architectural media lost its backbone?' Will Alsop joins the panel to discuss. Building Futures is RIBA's think tank to explore how environmental and social change in the next 20 years will impact the built environment.

    www.buildingfutures.org.uk
  • 07/09/12 Ingenious Minds, WAN Interview, London

    Elena Collins attended Ingenious Minds Live in London, an event inspired by the all-new Ford B-MAX. Hosted by British comedian, Alexander Armstrong, Ingenious Minds Live was a panel discussion, in front of a live studio audience, with brilliantly imaginative design experts sharing their ideas on how we will live, work and play in the future from the automotive design, architecture and technology sector. The panel included Lucy Johnson, the founder of creative young talent movement, BrightYoungBrits, Ford trends expert Erika Tsubaki and World-renowned architect and author Will Alsop.

    www.worldarchitecturenews.com
  • 10/12/11 Royal Academy attRAct, London

    A-Level students participate in a day workshop led by Will Alsop as part of attRAct: 'art through the Royal Academy, career and creative training.'  The day involved students from 26 secondary schools from 7 boroughs in north and west London in a series of workshops, exhibition tours, mentoring sessions in the RA Schools and visits to Royal Academician studios. 

    www.royalacademy.org.uk
  • 10/05/11 Architecture Week, Turkey

    Chamber of Architects Istanbul host a lecture series in Istanbul and Izmir as part of their World Architecture Day programme. Will Alsop speaks in both cities.

    www.mimarlikhaftasi.com
  • 09/19/11 London Design Fesival 2011, London

    A Few Friends: An exhibition curated by Will Alsop at Testbed1 mixes artists, designers and architects as part of London Design Festival

    www.londondesignfestival.com
  • 07/07/11 Ghost Milk, Iain Sinclair

    Will contributes his chapter: 'The M62' to Iain Sinclair's 'Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project', published by Hamish Hamilton. 'Iain Sinclair sets out from the East London Olympic site - a ruin in the making - on the trail of other recent Grand Projects' ISBN 9780241144350

    www.penguin.co.uk
  • 07/06/11 Will Alsop, Mumbai

    Will delivers an interactive presentation exploring his methods as artist, architect and designer.

  • 06/01/11 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

    Prof. Will Alsop exhibits seven photographs of his buildings including 'Bars & Restaurants, Gao Yang, Shanghai'.

    www.royalacademy.org.uk
  • 06/19/12 Wachtel on the Arts: Will Alsop on CBC, Toronto

    Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company talks to British architect Will Alsop. He's widely known as an enfant terrible in the architecture world, not bad for someone who just celebrated his 64th birthday. Will Alsop's designs are often brash and colourful, and always live up to his motto that architecture should be fun.

    www.cbc.ca
  • 05/26/13 The PLAN: Architecture & Technologies in Detail, Venice

    Will Alsop will be participating in the panel discussion: Architecture Competitions: Direct Experiences - an International Perspective. Moderated by Nicola Leonardi, Editor in Chief, THE PLAN. Venice Lido.

    Sunday 26th - Tuesday 28th May 2013

     

    The PLAN
  • 05/09/13 Doors Open Toronto: Great Gulf Speaker Series, Toronto

    The Art & Design of Will Alsop. Will returns to the Sharp Centre for Design at OCADU U. His design for the building's unique 'table top' structure has quickly become one of the most exciting architectural landmarks in Toronto and was described as '..courageous, bold and just a little insane' by the RIBA judges.                      Ontario College of Art & Design                                                                     Friday 24th May 2013 6.30 - 8pm

    City of Toronto