References, reflections and studies capture the thinking, making and design stages within the studio

In the Studio: Model shelves 
—Shelves full of often referenced, in progress and concept driven models in our workshop. At HT, models are used to communicate ideas and proposals within teams, and to clients, throughout the design process
In Progress: Barking piling 
—Working technical drawing from our substructure design at Barking Industria; very high loads from stacked industrial floorplates result in a dense grid of piles
On Site: Pembroke rose window 
—Restoration has commenced of the stained glass windows within the Grade II listed former Emmanuel United Reform Church as part of our Pembroke College, Cambridge project. Whilst the William Morris stained glass will stay in place, the prominent rose window facing Trumpington Street will be carefully removed, sensitively restored, cleaned and reinstated. Once reinstalled, the window will brighten the new performance and lecture space
On Site: Written in Water 
—Written in Water, the site-specific artwork by William Cobbing is being installed at Fish Island Village. Comprising of a constellation of twelve cast iron plates embedded in the ground, they are integrated into the paving of the new development’s public square and yards, and embossed with quotes or local stories, creating a portal to the area’s past
In the Studio: Virtual collaboration 
—When meeting in person is not possible, teams are using collaborative online whiteboard software to recreate the feel of a studio design review. Here showing design development of auditorium wall panelling for Trafalgar Entertainment in Olympia
In Progress: Sectional model 
—Putting the finishing touches on the 1:50 sectional model of the Old Vic Annex, made from finnboard and paper, for a public consultation
In the Studio: Studio design review 
—Socially-distanced design reviews are taking place in the office now. Getting some height to review drawings always seems to help
On Site: Modular Methods of Construction 
—We continue exploring modular methods of construction; at Blackwall Reach, facade panels have been entirely constructed off-site including window installation at the factory. Employing these methods often can result in significantly reduced build programmes, ensure more uniform quality control, and minimise wastage
In the Studio: Pembroke public art commission 
—Workshop with Associate Director Beatie Blakemore and artist Alison Turnbull, who has undertaken a public art commission for our project with Pembroke College, Cambridge. The ceramic mosaic, within the new Tom Stuart-Smith designed courtyard garden, relates to Alison’s research into Alfred Waterhouse and his work with the College. The artwork will sit in the centre of York stone paving which has been designed to create a Voronoi pattern, contrasting the formal pathways around the site.
In the Studio: Malmö model 
—Foam board and plywood model with paper details, showing the auditorium for Malmö Stadsteater
Study Trip: Porto, Hamburg and Zurich 
—Every year, Haworth Tompkins runs study trips to three different locations with rich architectural history, and invites everyone in the studio to come along. After these trips, we put together booklets to share with the practice what we have seen. Here is our record of 2017, and the three trips to Porto, Hamburg and Zurich. Click on the link, or the arrow, to view
From The Archive: Competition image 
—Competition image for a housing and estate regeneration scheme in London, seeking to retain existing podium play spaces at ground and their connection to the landscape beyond, whilst upgrading and extending the towers that define the edges of each open space. Ink drawing, coloured and textured in Photoshop
On Site: Fluted Glazed Bricks 
—These yellow bricks, laid on a curve, will form the parapet level of the final two blocks in Fish Island Village Phase 3
Report: Housing Book 
—A Haworth Tompkins publication focussing on our approach to housing. Illustrating our masterplanning, regeneration, heritage and mixed-use projects we also explore ideas around social value, sustainability and innovative ideas
In Progress: Working model 
—Working 1:50 façade model to test options; bringing urbanity and depth to our 150m long warehouse elevations at Albert Island
On Site: Stencilling on site 
—Fox stencil graffiti, popping up all over Fish Island Village
On Site: Maydew House strip out 
—Base of the Maydew House tower in Southwark, stripped out and ready for refurbishment
On Site: East London Metalwork 
—Powder coated aluminium metalwork detail from our Gardner Close project in Wanstead, due to complete later this month
On Site: Cast-in signage 
—Signage for Fish Island Village of board-marked concrete made from vertical rough sawn timbers. The indented lettering is cast-in using chamfered forms.
In the Studio: Cardboard testing 
—A contemporary interpretation of a rosary window for The Lighthouse. Testing out the modules of the design in cardboard
On Site: Precast facade panels 
—Precast facade panels in the factory. These are fully produced off-site, including brickwork and windows, at Decomo in Belgium. Installation started at Blackwall Reach in east London earlier this month
In Progress: Sketching for Theatr Clwyd 
—Theatr Clwyd ground floor sketches: Procreate over Lumion renders from the Revit model
Report: Disruptive Experimentation 
—This publication explores our process of retrofitting Kingston School of Art’s Mill Street Building. With its well preserved concrete and brick exterior, and fully functioning but inefficiently organised workshop spaces, this factory-like building proved the perfect starting point for a programme of adaptive re-use. (download report)
In the Studio: Photographing models 
—Photographing updates to our model for The Warburg Institute
On Site: Aerial auditorium 
—Work continues in the at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane ahead of the opening in the New Year
In Progress: Early massing for Kingswood 
—Early massing studies for our Legal and General Kingswood project. Clusters of 4-6 dwellings, pictured, establish a more informal, landscape-led northern boundary to the listed building, creating a sense of community
On Site: Fish Island arches 
—Beginning to get a sense of the double-height entrance space to one of our five buildings in Fish Island Phase 3. Arched openings will continue along the façade to form the windows of the adjacent gallery space
From The Archive: Everyman facade planning 
—Facade planning process for Liverpool Everyman Theatre, using Dan Kenyon's portraits of people from across the city. The images were then cut from aluminium plates using water jet technology to create a functional shutter screen to provide light and shade to the building
On Site: How can we gather? 
—The flexible auditorium at the Bridge Theatre lends itself to a new seating arrangement. This layout allows for 250 socially distanced seats in clusters of 1-3, allowing audiences to come back to live theatre. Shown here - a production of An Evening with an Immigrant about to begin
In the Studio: Pembroke College model 
—This 1/50 model of our scheme for Pembroke College, Cambridge is over one metre long. For ease of transportation, it is constructed using layers of ply and birch veneer with a foam board core.