AJ Specification: Colour & Texture (2014)
Following the success of the Tile Mile installation, Lianne and Phil were invited by AJ to participate in a forum on colour and texture in architecture hosted at the NLA. In the resulting publication and Tile Mile feature, Felix Mara remarks;
‘russ + henshaw avoided visible fixings, achieving near-perfection and conceptual integrity for the tantalisingly short duration of Clerkenwell Design Week and leaving haunting memories of the potential of geometry, imagination and ceramics’
MADE Issue 8 (2013)
Welsh School of Architecture
Further to Phil Henshaw’s research degree, he was invited to contribute to the eight issue of the academic journal MADE on the topic of post-industrial transformations.
With reference to a 'shrinking urbanism', Phil’s article reflects on the post-industrial condition in the Rhondda Valleys and offers temporary urbanism as an approach to reactivating the regions forgotten territories.
Venice Take Away: Ideas to Change British Architecture (2012)
Curated by Vanessa Norwood & Vicky Richardson
In 2012, russ + henshaw were interviewed by writer Owen Pritchard as part of an open charter towards exploring, ‘The Image of the Architect’, and how it varies across the world. With reference to Ebbw Vale Vertical Gardens, Pritchard remarks:
“Russ and Henshaw’s low-tech but contextually sensitive response veers away from pastiche and sensitively considers the skills and time constraints that come into play in a community-managed garden.
This project offers ownership and creative control over a fraction of the vast site, and was achieved without recourse to the procurement methods that traditionally define an architectural project.”
AJ Technical & Practice: Landscape Architecture (2010)
Riya Patel and Felix Mara
The Ebbw Vale Vertical Gardens project was reviewed for the August 2010 edition of the Architects Journal as one of three new projects highlighting recent developments in landscape architecture, as well as the challenges it faces.
The article focuses on the technical specification of the garden and its unique sustainability credentials.