Nigel Coates Architect London, English Building, Design Studio England, British Projects
Nigel Coates Architect, London
Contemporary British Architecture Practice, UK, Europe
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Nigel Coates Architect News
6 Nov 2012
Professor Nigel Coates Named Winner of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2012
Picture shows the architect at the Royal College of Art and Design, London, taken on Wednesday 2nd April 2008:
picture : Sophie Laslett, The Times
Professor Nigel Coates
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Professor Nigel Coates as the winner of the 2012 RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.
The biennial award, established in 2000 by architect Herbert Spink FRIBA as a lasting memorial to his wife Annie, was conceived as an honour for the ‘advancement of architectural education’. It is open to individuals who have made a significant contribution to architectural education.
London Design Festival Event
Nigel Coates to present ‘Baroccabilly’ at the Thurloe Street space in the London Design Festival, Sep 2010
Nigel Coates – Key Projects
Major Developments by Nigel Coates, alphabetical:
Geffrye Museum Extension, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, East London, UK
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Geffrye Museum building extension
National Museum of Pop Music, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, north England, UK
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The Hubs Sheffields
More projects by this British architectural designer online soon
Location: London, England, UK
Wapping Architects Practice Information
Architect office led by Nigel, based in British capital in Wapping, London E1
Professor Nigel Coates was born in 1949 and studied firstly at the University of Nottingham before continuing his training at the Architectural Association. In 1983, during his tenure as a Unit Master at the AA, he set up his subversive magazine NATO (Narrative Architecture Today) where he espoused his approach to architecture and the concept of narrative.
Central to his exhibitions and monographs was the idea of narrative, through which architecture could interact with popular culture and experience. With this in mind he formed Branson Coates Architecture and began working in Tokyo, which eventually led to his 1990 Japan Inter-design Award for Cities.
In 1995, he became Professor of Architecture at the Royal College of Art and concurrently taught and designed, producing interiors and buildings, most notably the Body Zone in the Millennium Dome and the Museum of Popular Music in Sheffield. In 2008 he became Art Director for Slamp SpA in Rome creating products, collections and exhibitions in Italy, France and the UK. He is now an RCA Professor Emeritus and was awarded the FX Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Design Award in 2012.
His publications include the Guide to Ecstacity (2003), Collidoscope (2006) and Narrative Architecture (2012).
The Stage Curtain Playhouse in Shoreditch, East London
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The Stage Curtain Playhouse
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