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
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.
PO Box 2
We developed our research “zine” looking at the subject of ‘representation’ for our second issue, PO Box 2.
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.
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.
A Gendered Profession
James is the co-editor and author of “A Gendered Profession” by RIBA Publishing and available from October 2016.
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.
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.
James took part in the Living and Learning AAE Conference in Sheffield, looking at the role of education within practice.
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.
James was selected as a lecturer, judge and moderator for the 2015 World Architecture Festival 2015 spending a week in Singapore.
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
James wrote the final chapter for An Architect's Guide to Fame published by the Architectural Press
James was the author of New Home published by Conran Octopus, a study of housing typologies in the UK.