1. Research
    We design, teach and foster talent, write and share our thoughts about architecture with the wider public as well as the profession. Our intention is to open up the world of architecture and invite people in, to explore and learn about the role of spatial design in our lives.
  2. Sharing the Beautiful Everyday Journey
    As recipients of the 2016 Built Environment Research Fellowship – awarded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 – DSDHA have investigated the nature of London’s urban mobility, taking into account often overlooked aspects of aesthetic and psychological order. Building on this research, we have devised a methodology...
  3. The Business of Research
    As guest editors for the internationally renowned journal Architectural Design (AD), Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio have brought together acclaimed practices and writers from around the world to question what research means within the practice of architecture. Exploring the emerging landscape of...
  4. Photography as a design tool
    How to re-imagine a 20th Century architectural landmark? Drawing on the Smithsons’ interest in understanding how buildings and spaces change over time, as well as on our historical and grounded research, we used photography as a tool to research the evolution of the Economist Plaza and guide our project for the ensemble...
  5. Collective Impressions
    A paper delivered by Roberta Marcaccio on DSDHA's Grounded Research methodology at the Inter=Photography and Architecture International Conference in Pamplona, Spain.
  6. Other Stories: Alternative Perspectives on Design
    For the London Design Festival 2017 DSDHA presented a model of the iconic Albert Memorial as part of the Brompton Design District’s multidisciplinary show, Other Stories: Alternative Perspectives on Design.  
  7. Deconstructing Sinan's Townscape
    “…one thing remains the same: the place the Bosphorus holds in our collective heart….(it) sustains the city and all those who dwell in it.” - Orhan PamukInvited by Turkish Ceramics and the AJ, DSDHA explores the works of Mimar Sinan's, the first 'Starchitect', and writes about the picturesque in Isntanbul. 
  8. Orbits and Trajectories - PhD research by Deborah Saunt
  9. Vesta House: Designing for Openness
    A paper delivered by DSDHA Associate John Zhang at the Future of Open Building Conference at ETH Zurich in September 2015. 
  10. Monumentimals
    ‘Monumentimals’ was DSDHA’s contribution to the Monumental Masonry Exhibition, held at Sir John Soane’s Museum from 6th December 2014 – 24th January 2015.
  11. Good Intentions
    DSDHA's competition entry for the British Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale explored the heated debate surrounding publicly owned space as an enduring legacy of Modernity.
  12. Re-imagining Albertopolis
    In 2010, Deborah Saunt was awarded the Research Fellowship in the Built Environment by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. The generous grant supported an intensive research programme to develop a comprehensive understanding of public realm issues facing the Albertopolis, specifically the area around the Royal...
  13. Cultural Infrastructure: A talk by Rory Hyde
  14. On Concrete - A talk by Anthony Thresh
    Specialist contractor, concrete expert and long term DSDHA collaborator Anthony Thresh gave a talk at DSDHA studios on Monday 17th March, to the practice and DSDHA's students at the CASS School of Art. Anthony spoke about his vast and varied experience working with concrete as a material in construction. His work spans...
  15. Self Made City - A talk by Kristien Ring
    Kristien Ring from the Berlin-based Active Architecture Project visited DSDHA to deliver her lecture 'Self Made City'.Kristien spoke about self-initiated building projects as an alternative mean to deliver high quality design in the built environment.See the video of the talk below.For more information visit the AA Project...
  16. Rome Study Trip
  17. If We Could Design London
  18. David Hills in Conversation with Edmund de Waal at the Royal Academy
    Series: Talks Date: 8th December 2014 Time: 18:30 – 19:45 Venue: Geological Society Location: Piccadilly, W1
  19. AA Lecture - Why Architecture Must Never Stand Still
    Series: Evening Lecture Date: 20th November 2014Time: 18:00Venue: AA Lecture Hall