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LSA Alumnus Jack Banting published in FRAME

Nov 22

2022/23 Design Think Tank Module Launches

Nov 22

Mentoring can transform the architecture profession – for good

Nov 22

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 2023/24

Nov 22

Alternative Routes To Registration: An Evening with ARB (17/11/2022)

Nov 22

Circular architecture needs material passports

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Apply To The LSA: Online Intro (23/11/2022)

Nov 22

BOOK NOW! Part 2 Open Days (7/12/22-25/1/23)

Oct 22

LSA Registrar

Oct 22

Operations Manager

Oct 22

London School of Architecture announces strategic collaboration with Black in Architecture

Aug 22

LSA Summer Design Charrette

Jul 22

How fire has shaped London – from 1666 to Grenfell

Jul 22

Voices on: Architecture and Fire Safety

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN TECTONICS TUTOR

Jun 22

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN DIRECTION MODULE LEADER

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JOB OPPORTUNITY:  DESIGN CITIES MODULE LEADER

Jun 22

Voices on: Architecture and Displacement

May 22

Job Opening: Design Think Tank (DTT) Module Co-Leader — Apply by 20.06.2022

May 22

You’re invited to the LSA Summer Show 2022

Mar 22

LSA students shortlisted for London Festival of Architecture design competition

Feb 22

ELEVEN DESIGN THINK TANKS AIMING TO TRANSFORM THE CITY

Feb 22

LSA launches new bursary scheme for students from low-income backgrounds Copy

Feb 22

LSA announces Thomas Aquilina as inaugural Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation Fellow

Feb 22

LSA Tuesday Talks

Feb 22

Meet students, faculty and alumni at our Open Evening — 24.02.2022

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Why Apply to the LSA? Thoughts from our Academic Director

Jan 22

Job Opening: Professional Events Co-ordinator — Apply by 18.03.2022

Dec 21

Will Tooze & Daniel Wood — Plan for Chalk Bridge

Dec 21

Siân Wells — Feminist City

Dec 21

Peter Salman — The Deconstruction Institute

Dec 21

Jayden Luk — Grow The City

Dec 21

Jack Morgan — Freedom of Movement

Dec 21

Harriet Stride — The School with Roots

Dec 21

Freddie Hutchinson — Channelsea Tidal Gardens

Dec 21

Dominika Pilch — Kingsland Centre

Dec 21

Carlos M C Pereira — Social Celebration

Dec 21

Amir Hossein Noori — Narratives of De Beauvoir

Dec 21

Sam Butler — The Co-Evolving Workplace

Dec 21

Sam Pywell — Hackney Centre of Change

Dec 21

Ross Langtree — Wick Ridge

Dec 21

Mikolaj Strug — Identity and Accessibility

Dec 21

Dougie Haseler — No Fixed Abode

Dec 21

Jonathan Boon — Arrival Space

Dec 21

Francesca Taplin — Active Cities

Dec 21

Sebastian Maher — Build Back Beta

Dec 21

LSA LAB Director Lara Kinneir chairs UN HABITAT workshop on ‘New Urban Agenda’

Dec 21

Developing Competencies for Tomorrow’s Architect — the LSA at the ARB’s professionalism and ethical behaviour workshop

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Sebastian Maher — Build Back Beta

Graduation year — 2021

Email — Sebastian.Maher@the-LSA.org

Instagram — @sebmaher

Phone number — 07309070717

Tutors — Matthew Whittaker & Luke Lupton

Location — Leonard Street, Shoreditch, Hackney

Size — 50,000sqm

 

Objective —

Build Back Beta is a 100 year vision for London in a new climate age, which is focused on delivering urban resilience and architectural flexibility within a prototypical development on a classic urban block.

 

Motivation —

The challenges presented by the global crises we face collectively, present a unique opportunity to embed resilience and flexibility into the urban fabric. Our current development models are becoming obsolete as more of our cities are threatened by a changing climate. London is at increasing risk from flooding and heatwaves, placing further pressure on an already overwhelmed infrastructure and property market. Cities require a new method of development which embeds future thinking into its fabric.

 

Strategy — 

Built on five key principles ranging in scale in both time and space it aims to:

  • Recognise and allow humans to thrive in the entangled world we live in
  • Respond to the complexity of cities and the ever-changing development of technology and climate
  • Relate to the human scale and to harness the underlying structures that have formed cities
  • Stimulate, excite and intrigue the senses, and
  • Allow adjustment as people and the planet change over time.

 

Impact —

By embedding resilience and flexibility into the urban fabric at every scale from ‘Planet to Plinth’, our cities will allow humans to thrive in the new climate age, while regenerating our relationship with the world around us.