Carmody Groarke Rectory Farm

Park Hill Art Space

July 2017

Carmody Groarke has been shortlisted by S1 Artspace in a competition to design a new international arts venue for the production, exhibition and research of outstanding art and culture in a block of Grade II* Listed Park Hill in Sheffield.

Link to S1 Artspace website

Carmody Groarke Rectory Farm

Rectory Farm has been recommended for approval by Hounslow’s planning committee

July 2017

A large new public park will be created as part of an infrastructural masterplan to regenerate disused farmland in the Green Belt adjacent to Heathrow Airport. The site is a privately owned and currently it gives no access to the public. The new park will provide much needed recreational space for the local communities, connecting some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in greater London and creating an urban ‘green corridor’ on the scale of London’s great Victorian parks.

This project is part of a masterplan developed by Carmody Groarke for the 44 hectare site which will be realised over the next decade and will deliver Hounslow’s appointment for a minimum mineral reserve as set out by the London Plan. The mineral extraction will take place discreetly beneath the park’s surface through an innovative ‘top-down’ construction method, whereby the process is contained below ground in contrast to open cast mining. Following the excavation beneath the park, a concrete basement structure will be completed to create 180,000 m2 of underground space creating a stream of funding needed to maintain the park and associated spaces.

Link to project

Link to Rectory Farm website
Link to Financial Times article
Link to Guardian article
Link to Architects' Journal article

Carmody Groarke Studio East Dining

Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts

June 2017

The studio’s work is featured in ‘Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts’ an exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco. Carmody Groarke are exhibiting a series of models and mock-ups of pavilions designed by the studio.

Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco
June 24 2017 – January 7 2018

Link to Museum of Craft and Design website

Carmody Groarke Highgate House Garden

House of the Year 2017

June 2017

Highgate House has been longlisted for the 2017 RIBA House of the Year.

Link to project

Link to Architectural Review article

Carmody Groarke Basquiat Boom for Real

Dorset County Museum granted Planning Approval

June 2017

Camrody Groarke have gained Planning Approval and Listed Building Consent for Dorset County Museum an HLF-funded 2500 m² contemporary extension of the historic Museum in Dorchester. The expansion will provide specialist display and conservation of their internationally important geological, archaeological, palaeontological, literature and fine art collections.

The project will contain a mixture of sensitive refurbishment of existing museum buildings, as well as contemporary architectural interventions which will create much needed improvement to visitor welcome, circulation and four new storeys of high-quality day-lit exhibition and conservation galleries.

Link to project

Link to Dorset County Museum website

Carmody Groarke Basquiat Boom for Real

Basquiat: Boom for Real

May 2017

BASQUIAT: Boom For Real, an exhibition designed by Carmody Groarke, opening at the Barbican Art Gallery 21st September 2017. This will be the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), showcasing more than 100 works, many never seen before in the UK.

Basquiat: Boom for Real, Barbican Art Gallery
21 September 2017 – 28 January 2018

Image: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hollywood Africans, 1983
Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art
Copyright: Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ADAGP, Paris

Link to Barbican website

Carmody Groarke Glyndebourne White Cube

White Cube at Glyndebourne

May 2017

The temporary art gallery for White Cube at Glyndebourne has opened for the 2017 festival season. This year the gallery will host an exhibition of new sculptures by Rachel Kneebone.

Designed in 2015 and formed of cross-laminated timber and plywood, externally sheathed in polycarbonate, the summer pavilion has an ethereal character that reflects the surrounding landscape and changes as the light moves across the day.

Rachel Kneebone, White Cube at Glyndebourne, East Sussex
20 May - 27 August 2017
Copyright: Rachel Kneebone
Photo copyright: White Cube (George Darrell)

Link to project

Link to Glyndebourne website
Link to White Cube website

Carmody Groarke Highgate House Garden

Highgate House wins RIBA Regional Award

May 2017

Highgate House has won a RIBA 2017 London Award.

Link to project

Link to Architectural Review article

Carmody Groarke Winderemere Jetty Museum aerial drone construction

Windermere Jetty Museum

May 2017

Construction of the Windermere Jetty Museum is progressing with the majority of the oxidised copper façade now installed. The project will rehouse a nationally significant boat collection on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

Link to project

Windermere Jetty Museum website

Carmody Groarke Highgate House

Highgate House shortlisted for RIBA Award

March 2017

Highgate House has been shortlisted in the 2017 Regional RIBA Awards.

Link to project

Link to Architectural Review article

Carmody Groarke Burgh Island

New hotel building on Burgh Island granted planning permission

March 2017

Carmody Groarke have gained planning approval for a new build hotel suite for the Burgh Island Hotel.

The standalone building is envisaged as an inhabited bridge, consolidating the sculptural profile of the eroded mud-stone sea-cliffs. A series of interconnected rooms are organised to frame unique views of the dramatic sea and island landscape.

Link to Project

Link to Burgh Island website

Carmody Groarke Artist studio hoxton

Artist Studio completed

March 2017

Carmody Groarke have completed the extension of an artist's studio in Hoxton. The project extends the existing workshop building with a series of new aluminium-clad boxes which bring daylight deep into the plan of the studios through roof lights.

Carmody Groarke RIBA Architecture Gallery Mies + Stirling Circling The Square

Mies van der Rohe + James Stirling: Circling The Square

March 2017

Mies van der Rohe + James Stirling: Circling The Square, an exhibition designed by Carmody Groarke at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has opened in the new Architecture Gallery designed by the studio. The exhibition presents a renewed examination of two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London.

Architecture Gallery, RIBA
8 March – 25 June 2017

Link to Project
Link to exhibition website
Read a review at the Guardian

Carmody Groarke Folkestone Triennial section drawing

2017 Folkestone Triennial Gallery

March 2017

A new temporary gallery designed by Carmody Groarke will be constructed for the 2017 Folkestone Triennial.

The standalone pavilion made entirely from sprayed concrete will contain two rooms: a 10m x 10m x 10m internal gallery and an external entrance courtyard with a circular oculus looking vertically to the sky. It will host exhibitions and events during the Triennial this summer and then remain for up to three years to host further cultural programming by the Creative Foundation.

Its gap-plot on Tontine Street was created from a Second World War air raid that destroyed a family run greengrocer. The shop was rebuilt yet subsequently destroyed by fire in 1985, leaving a conspicuous void in the streetscape which remains to this day.

The intervention of a new public building proposes completing this missing edge of the eclectic high-street context. Using concrete as the material to determine the form's character inside and out reinforces its abstract sculptural presence and cultural purpose. Additionally, using concrete to make a temporary building challenges the visitor with the paradox of a construction material which has traditional associations of permanence.

Folkestone Triennial runs from 2 September – 5 November 2017 and includes newly commissioned artworks from artists including Antony Gormley, Bob and Roberta Smith and Michael Craig-Martin.

Link to Folkestone Triennial website

Carmody Groarke Mies RIBA Gallery City of London

Mies van der Rohe And James Stirling: Circling The Square

February 2017

Mies van der Rohe And James Stirling: Circling The Square, an exhibition designed by Carmody Groarke at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opens on the 8th March 2017. This exhibition will be in new Architecture Gallery designed by the studio.

Architecture Gallery, RIBA
8 March – 25 June 2017

Link to Project
Link to exhibition website

Carmody Groarke memroial models

Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof - Three Contemporary Memorials in London

January 2017

A collaborative exhibition of the work of Carmody Groarke and Phil Baines has opened at the Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof. The exhibition showcases the designs of three contemporary memorials in London and features 1:1 paper models of the memorials.
The exhibition runs through to 12 March 2017.

Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof
25 January - 12 March 2017

Link to 7 July Memorial Project
Link to Phil Baines website
Link to Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof website
Link to Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart website

Carmody Groarke stone quarry memorial

Exhibition and talk at the Weißenhof Gallerie, Stuttgart

January 2017

As part of their ongoing conference about collaborative practice between art and architecture Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart have invited Carmody Groarke and Phil Baines (Professor of Typography at Central St Martins College of Art) to give a talk on their designs for three permanent memorials for London. The talk on 25 January 2017 will mark the opening of an exhibition at the Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof, which will run until 12 March 2017.

Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof
25 January - 12 March 2017

Link to 7 July Memorial Project
Link to Phil Baines website
Link to Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof website
Link to Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart website

Carmody Groarke Main Line Museum Great Central Railway

Special Exhibition Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry granted planning permission

November 2016

The new Special Exhibition Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has been granted planning permission. The project comprises the refurbishment and adaptation of a Grade I listed railway station, warehouse and Grade II listed railway viaduct, with the addition of a new temporary exhibitions gallery and public entrance hall. These improvements will allow the Museum to create and bring world-class science exhibitions to Manchester.

Part of the Science Museum Group, The Museum of Science and Industry is situated on the site of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station. The Museum is a globally important heritage site comprising some of the most important buildings of the modern industrial age.

Link to Project
Link to Museum of Science and Industry website

Carmody Groarke Main Line Museum Great Central Railway

Columbia GSAPP Lecture

November 2016

As part of the "Transfer Dialogues" series, Kevin Carmody will give a lecture and debate the studio's recent work at Columbia University, New York City.

Columbia GSAPP
4 November 2016

Link to Columbia GSAPP website

Carmody Groarke Highgate House

Highgate House in Domus

October 2016

Highgate House is featured in the October edition of Domus.

Link to project

Link to Domus website

Carmody Groarke Main Line Museum Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway Museum Competition

October 2016

Carmody Groarke has been shortlisted in an international competition to design a new railway Museum in Leicester.

Link to Great Central Railway website

Carmody Groarke Highgate House

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy

September 2016

Abstract Expressionism an exhibition designed by Carmody Groarke at the Royal Academy of Arts opens on the 24th September. The exhibition exploring an unparalleled period in American art includes work by Rothko, Still and de Kooning.

Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy of Arts

24 September 2016 — 2 January 2017

Image: Mark Rothko, No. 15, 1957. Oil on canvas. Private collection, New York. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko ARS, NY and DACS, London

Link to The Times' review
Link to The Telegraph's review

Link to Royal Academy website

Carmody Groarke Winderemere Jetty Museum

Windermere Jetty Museum steelwork complete

September 2016

Construction of the Windermere Jetty Museum steel frame has been completed and the oxidised copper façade is being installed. The project, which will rehouse a nationally significant boat collection on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park, is due to be completed in 2017.

Link to project

Windermere Jetty Museum website

Carmody Groarke 7 July Memorial

Architecture Foundation Debate

September 2016

Andy Groarke will participate in the ‘Good Grief: Forget About It’ debate at Highgate Cemetery. The debate will discuss the future of memorials in London.

Good Grief, Highgate Cemetery
16 September 2016

Link to 7 July Memorial project

Link to Architecture Foundation website

Carmody Groarke AXIS

AXIS article

September 2016

Carmody Groarke features in the October edition of Japanese design magazine AXIS.

Link to AXIS website

Carmody Groarke Highgate House

Highgate House in Architectural Review

September 2016

Highgate House is reviewed by Catherine Slessor in the September edition of the Architectural Review.

Link to project

Link to Architectural Review article

Carmody Groarke Highgate House

Private house in Highgate completed

August 2016

Carmody Groarke has designed a new detached family house in Highgate. The house forges a strong relationship between its external form and composition of its internal spaces. It is given physical consistency and presence throughout by its sculptural use of brick as the predominant material.

Link to project

Link to Wallpaper* review

Carmody Groarke House and Studio Lambeth

Mixed use building in Lambeth on site

August 2016

The mixed use residential and office development is landlocked on all sides by Victorian housing, a large office space is being constructed across the entire ground floor of the site with a single storey "pavilion" residence at first floor. The project will be completed in early 2017.

Link to project

Carmody Groarke Porto Academy

Andy Groarke at Porto Academy 2016

July 2016

For the Porto Academy 2016, Andy Groarke has been one of the twelve workshop leaders and given a lecture at the summer school of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto.

The week-long workshop entitled "20 artists' studios made in Porto" culminated in the students developing very large scale spatial models.

Link to Porto Academy website

Carmody Groarke Waddesdon Manor Pavilion

Waddesdon Manor Pavilion has opened

June 2016

The new welcome pavilion will serve as an entry point to visitors and will offer welcome, orientation and transport connections to the Manor and around the park.

Link to project

Link to Waddesdon Manor website
Link to Rothschild Foundation website

Carmody Groarke Glyndebourne White Cube

White Cube at Glyndebourne

May 2016

The temporary art gallery for White Cube at Glyndebourne has opened for the 2016 festival season. This year the gallery will host an exhibition of new paintings by Raqib Shaw.

Designed in 2015 and formed of cross-laminated timber and plywood, externally sheathed in polycarbonate, the summer pavilion has an ethereal character that reflects the surrounding landscape and changes as the light moves across the day.

Raqib Shaw, White Cube at Glyndebourne, East Sussex
21 May - 28 August 2016
Copyright: Raqib Shaw
Image: White Cube (George Darrell)

Link to project

Link to Glyndebourne website
Link to White Cube website

2G 72 Carmody Groarke

2G Issue 72 – Carmody Groarke

May 2016

Issue No.72 of 2G dedicated to the work of Carmody Groarke has been published. No.72 is the first monograph published on the work of the studio and features 19 projects and four texts about the studio. The publication is available as part of a limited edition print run as well as a digitally.

2G No.72 Carmody Groarke
2G Revista internacional de arquitectura, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona

Link to 2G website
Link to 2G iTunes digital store

Carmody Groarke st MAry Redcliffe

Andy Groarke at the Porto Academy

May 2016

Andy Groarke will be teaching at the Porto Academy, 20- 27 July 2016. The summer academy takes place at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), one of the most prestigious Faculties in the world which was designed by the Pritzker awarded Álvaro Siza.

Image: Ivo Tavares Studio
Link to Porto Academy website

Carmody Groarke st MAry Redcliffe

St Mary Redcliffe Competition

April 2016

Carmody Groarke has been shortlisted in a competition to design a new visitor and community centre next to Bristol’s Grade I-listed St Mary Redcliffe church.

Link to project

Link to competition website

Carmody Groarke La Cova Exhibition

London School of Architecture Discussion at The Design Museum

March 2016

As part of the "London School of Architecture Show and Tell" series, Andy Groarke will be in discussion at the Design Museum with Graham Haworth, Deborah Saunt and Maria Smith. Through selected projects Andy will discuss the design process of the Studio.

Design Museum
14 April 2016

Link to tickets on the Design Museum website
Link to London School of Architecture website

Carmody Groarke La Cova Exhibition

Carmody Groarke Exhibition and Lecture

March 2016

Carmody Groarke will participate in the ‘Technique and Processes’ lecture series in Girona organised by The Catalan College of Architects. Accompanying the lecture will be an exhibition of five recent Carmody Groarke projects at La Cova.

Lecture and exhibition opening 10 March 2016.

Link to The Catalan College of Architects website

Pavilion on a lake construction

Two pavilions start on site

March 2016

The construction of two new pavilions in East Sussex has started on site, one by a lake, one within an historic ruin. They are expected to be completed later this year.

Link to Project

Burgh Island

Burgh Island Competition

February 2016

Carmody Groarke has won an RIBA Competition to build a new luxury hotel suite on Burgh Island, a 26-acre tidal island off the coast of South Devon. The accommodation will form part of a new offer for the Burgh Island Hotel, an iconic 1930s Grade 2 Listed hotel. The new hotel suite will offer guests an exclusive retreat set within the dramatic landscape of the existing hotel.

The design of the building takes its inspiration from the ‘natural history’ of the unique land formation, responding to the sculptural forms of the soft mud-stone cliffs and composing a series of interconnected rooms to form an inhabited bridge, nestling on two sides of the cliff faces, which frame views of the dramatic sea and landscape.

Link to Project

Link to Burgh Island website
Link to RIBA Competition website

University of Stuttgart facade

Visiting Professor at the Universität Stuttgart

February 2016

Andy Groarke has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Universität Stuttgart. The work of the design studio lead by Andy Groarke will be publically exhibited in May.

Link to Universität Stuttgart

Studio East Dining

Lecture and Exhibition, Catalonia

February 2016

Carmody Groarke will participate in the ‘Technique and Processes’ lecture series in Girona organised by The Catalan College of Architects. Accompanying the lecture will be an exhibition of five recent Carmody Groarke projects at La Cova.

Lecture and exhibition opening 10 March 2016.

Link to The Catalan College of Architects website

Carmody Groarke model V&A new members room

New Member’s Room for the V&A

February 2016

Carmody Groarke has won an open competition to design a new Member’s Room for the V&A. The project will create a new flexible and atmospheric space on the second floor of the Museum which will overlook the courtyard being created as part of the Exhibition Road project. The new space will reflect the spirit of the Museum and cater to the needs of its growing membership base, who will have exclusive access to the new space.

The V&A is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects and the members room will be located in the 1909 Grade I listed Aston Webb building.

Link to V&A website

Studio East Dining

Carmody Groarke speak at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Conference

February 2016

Carmody Groarke will be speaking at the 2016 Architectural Iron & Steel in the 21st Century Conference, part of MIT's Department of Architecture's Building Technology programme. Andy Groarke will discuss the process of designing the July 7 Memorial, Regents Place Pavilion and Windermere Jetty Museum.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, USA
2-3 April 2016

Link to conference website

Studio East Dining

Lecture University of Sheffield

January 2016

Andy Groarke will participate in the ‘Future Voices’ lecture at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture.

University of Sheffield
25 February 2016

Link to Sheffield University website

Guadalajara International Book Fair

UK Pavilion for the Guadalajara International Book Fair opens

November 2015

Carmody Groarke has worked closely with the British Council to design the UK Pavilion for the 2015 Guadalajara International Book Fair. The design is defined by an inhabited walkway at high level, creating opportunities for a multitude of experiences and a framework for activity and discovery of the innovative and diverse aspects of British culture.

Guadalajara, Mexico
24 November – 6 December 2015

British Council website
Guadalajara International Book Fair website

Museum of Science and Industry Historic

Museum of Science and Industry Competition

November 2015

Carmody Groarke has won an open competition to design a new Special Exhibition Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry in Castlefield, Manchester. The project comprises the refurbishment and adaptation of a Grade I listed railway station, warehouse and Grade II listed railway viaduct, with the addition of a new temporary exhibitions gallery and public entrance hall. These improvements will allow the Museum to expand its ability to host major exhibitions.

Part of the Science Museum Group, The Museum of Science and Industry is situated on the site of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station. The Museum is a globally important heritage site comprising some of the most important buildings of the modern industrial age.

Image: The site in 1978, prior to the opening of the Museum. (Source: Manchester Picture Archive)

Link to Project
Museum of Science and Industry website
Link to AJ article

Windermere Jetty Museum Construction

Windermere Jetty Museum construction begins

November 2015

Construction of the Windermere Jetty Museum begins on site. The project, which will rehouse a nationally significant boat collection on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park, is due to be completed in 2017.

Link to Project
Windermere Jetty Museum website

Stuttgart facade lecture

Lecture - University of Stuttgart

October 2015

Carmody Groarke will participate in the ‘Perspective on contemporary architecture' lecture series at the University of Stuttgart. The lecture series focuses on contemporary architecture and are held in six European locations. The lecture is sponsered by Sto Foundation.

Sto lecture series website

Carmody Groarke Windermere Model

Royal Academy: In Conversation

September 2015

Carmody Groarke are in conversation with Kate Goodwin as part of the Royal Academy's Architecture Patron Events. Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke will discuss upcoming projects Windermere Jetty Museum and Waddesdon Manor Pavilion.

The Royal Academy of Arts
21 September 2015

Link to Royal Academy website

Carmody Groarke Maggie's Centre

Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge wins AJ Retrofit Health Award

September 2015

Carmody Groarke's new interim Maggie's Centre has won the 2015 Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards in the Health category. AJ Retrofit Awards recognise projects that set new standards for the retrofitting and refurbishment of buildings.

Link to AJ Retrofit Awards website


Link to Project

Jospeh Cornel Exhibtition

The Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition opens

July 2015

Carmody Groarke has designed a new exhibition for the Royal Academy of Arts. 'Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust' will offer an overview of the American artist's inventive oeuvre, surveying around 80 of Cornell's remarkable box constructions, assemblages, collages and films.

'Joseph Cornell : Wanderlust'
The Royal Academy of Arts
4 July - 27 September 2015

Link to Royal Academy of Arts website
Link to review on the Guardian Website

White Cube Gallery Glyndebourne

Review of White Cube at Glyndebourne in the Sunday Times

May 2015

Carmody Groarke's new temporary gallery for White Cube at Glyndebourne is reviewed in the Sunday Times by Hugh Pearman in an article entitled 'The gallery in a field'.

Read online at thesundaytimes.co.uk

Dorset county Museum

Dorset County Museum secures National Lottery funding

May 2015

Carmody Groarke has secured support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Dorset County Museum's new Collections Discovery Centre. The project will extend the existing Victorian purpose built gallery and members library buildings to create a new building that will provide a mixture of archive, research, conservation and gallery spaces.

Link to Dorset County Museum
Link to Heritage Lottery Fund
Link to Project

Blind Light Hayward

Irish Times Article

May 2015

An article entitled 'Carmody Groarke architects: Temporary structures, permanent ideas' is published in The Irish Times.

Read online at TheIrishTimes.com

Glyndebourne White Cube

White Cube at Glyndebourne opens

April 2015

Carmody Groarke has designed a temporary gallery for White Cube at Glyndebourne. The gallery will host a programme of contemporary art exhibitions curated by White Cube. The pavilion opened with the inaugural exhibition of new paintings by Georg Baselitz and will be on show for the duration of the 2015 Festival.

Link to Project

Link to Glyndebourne website
Link to White Cube website
Link to Georg Baselitz website

Carmody Groarke Chair 182

Chair 182

March 2015

'Chair 182', designed by Carmody Groarke in collaboration with Joe Pipal is featured in the 'Wallpaper Handmade' exhibition as part of the 2015 Salone di Mobile in Milan.

14 April - 19 April 2015

Link to Wallpaper* website
Link to Salone di Mobile website
Link to Project