Research

Project Orange is a committed research practice. Our first PO Box (collected essays by team members) was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s medals. James regularly lectures on the work of the practice and the question of intuitive design.

PO Box 1

PO Box 1

We initialised a new research mechanism for the practice back in 2010 to allow members of the practice to research into their area of interest, with particular reference to projects that they had worked on. PO Box 1 was the result; it was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s medals for Research in Practice.

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PO Box 2

PO Box 2

We developed our research “zine” looking at the subject of ‘representation’ for our second issue, PO Box 2.

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PO Box 3

PO Box 3

For the third issue of our research “zine”  we chose to look at the theme Housing, House and Home. PO Box 3 is a collection of short essays each written by a member of the practice about a topic of their choice within the wider theme.

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London School of Architecture

London School of Architecture

James is the Director of Critical Practice at the LSA. His lecture series Methods and Models is part of the programme.

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Towards an Architectural Theory of Sustainability

Towards an Architectural Theory of Sustainability

James presented his paper - Architecture in the Future Imperfect - at this conference held at Lancaster Univeristy. He argues for radical change towards creating an ecological civilisation.

A Gendered Profession

A Gendered Profession

James is the co-editor and author of “A Gendered Profession” by RIBA Publishing and available from October 2016.

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Lavenham Housing Research Project

Lavenham Housing Research Project

We have designed an alternative housing scheme for a site in Lavenham Suffolk as a research project. The intention was to see if there is an alternative, cost effective model that may offer a more contemporary response to this special opportunity.

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Park Hill 2016

Park Hill 2016

Project Orange was invited to carry out a piece of research to investigate option for the next phase of the ambitious works planned for the famous Park Hill Estate in Sheffield.

AEE Conference

AEE Conference

James took part in the Living and Learning AAE Conference in Sheffield, looking at the role of education within practice.

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Housing House Home

Housing House Home

For part of the London Festival of Architecture we opened up our studio and used the opportunity to create a small publication to review our work in progress within the housing sector.

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WAF Singapore

WAF Singapore

James was selected as a lecturer, judge and moderator for the 2015 World Architecture Festival 2015 spending a week in Singapore.

THEORY by DESIGN

THEORY by DESIGN

James took part in the THEORY by DESIGN conference at the Faculy of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp, basing the paper on PO Box 1 our collection of essays produced  by the studio in 2010.

The Chapter According to St John

The Chapter According to St John

James wrote the final chapter for An Architect's Guide to Fame published by the Architectural Press

New Home

New Home

James was the author of New Home published by Conran Octopus, a study of housing typologies in the UK.