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Articles and Exhibitions

Kilburn Nightingale's work has been extensively published in the national and international press and features regularly in exhibitions.

New Eco-resort, Guludo, Mozambique

See 'Virtuous Vacations'.
The project is on-going.

Our work has been exhibited at:

  • The Royal Institute of British Architects
  • The Design Centre
  • MODE at the Business Design Centre
  • The Royal Academy
  • The Building Centre
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • The British Council in Nairobi

and has been featured in the following publications:

  • The Guardian
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Financial Times
  • The Independent
  • The Evening Standard
  • The Telegraph magazine
  • Pevsner's 'Buildings of England'
  • The Architects' Journal
  • Architectural Review
  • Architecture Today
  • Casamica
  • Costuire Magazine
  • Interni Magazine
  • Baumeister Magazine
  • Blueprint
  • International Architect
  • FX magazine
  • The RIBA Journal
  • Building Design
  • Building Magazine
  • Perspectives on Architecture
  • 'Guludo Beach Lodge, Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique.' A featured project in Authentic Ecolodges, by Hitesh Mehta, Collins Design, 2010
  • 'My Kind Of Town,' in Architecture Today, Issue 254, January 2015
    Carolyn Steel speaks of her love for London.
  • 'A Bold Stroke of Genius,' London Evening Standard - 'Homes & Property' supplement cover feature, 7 January 2015
    'Ben and Jane Kilburn took a dingy Dalston house split into flats and turned it into a bright family home packed with clever design ideas,' says the Evening Standard's Philippa Stockley
  • 'Il Restyling di un'Abitazione Vittoriana nel Quartiere di Hackney a Londra,' Elle Decor - Italia, online, 14 Novembre 2014
    'A nineteenth-century house on four floors becomes a living space full of light and refined details,' reports Marzia Nicolini for Elle Decor, Italy
  • 'Hackney townhouse,' in Maru magazine, Vol. 8, 2014
    Ben and Jane Kilburn's renovated house in Hackney is featured in Korean magazine, Maru.
  • 'Viktorianskt i Dalston,' in hemma magazine, Amina Djamili, Nr. 8, 2014
    'In a brick Victorian house in London's Dalston, the architect Ben Kilburn reintergrated three flats into one and at the same time proved that it is possible to transform a 150 year old house into a sustainable and modern home equipped with both solar panels and roof terrace.'
  • 'Flat out,' in Selfbuild & Design magazine, Debbie Jeffery, July 2014
    'Ben and Jane Kilburn have combined three flats in a Victorian semi to create a spacious, energy-efficient family home with some contemporary twists.'
  • 'On the terraces,' in The Sunday Times - 'Home' supplement, 27th April 2014
    Kilburn Nightingale Architects' redevelopment of a townhouse in Hackney is a featured project in The Sunday Times, 'Home' section.
  • 'All together now,' in the Telegraph magazine, Saturday, 25th January 2014
    'The journey to convert three flats back into a family home in east London was full of challenges and obstacles, but the final result made the whole process worthwhile,' says Dominic Bradbury.
  • 'Converted for Life,' in Green, Issue 34, November 2013
    'British architect Ben Kilburn turns a transient urban stopover into a sustainable family home,' reports Will Jones in Australian magazine, Green.
  • Ruwenzori Art Gallery and Café makes 'AJ Small Projects Sustainability Shortlist 2013'. Cover image and report in A[rchitects'] J[ournal], No. 2, Vol. 237, 17 January 2013
    'The first phase in an ambitious ensemble of buildings that has already started to bring visitors and employment - as well as a new engagement in art and sculpture - to this remote corner of Africa.'
  • Technical feature on Kilburn Nightingale's new gallery for the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation in Uganda - Building Design, 8th June 2012
    The materials, construction techniques and working practices used to create a new gallery and cafe building in this the latest phase of our project for the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation in Uganda, are highlighted.
  • 'Emmanuel College Library, Cambridge' in A[rchitects'] J[ournal] Specification supplement, 02 2012
    An in-depth look at the materials, structure and detailing of the new Library at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
  • 'New Library for Emmanuel College, Cambridge.' Cover project for hinge Magazine, Issue 198, February 2012
    'Fitting a new piece into an existing ensemble of any historical merit is always a bit of a risk. The new Emmanuel College Cambridge library addition seems to get that just right. It is its own language, form and character, but doesn't try too hard to prove it.'
  • 'Adding incremental layers of new build,' in education design & build, Jan/Feb 2012
    'The new library building at Emmanuel College Cambridge by Kilburn Nightingale Architects is the latest example of the practice's particular approach to working with existing buildings in a historic context.'
  • 'British High Commission, Kampala (Uganda)', featured project in 'Atlas: Architectures of the 21st Century - Africa and Middle East,' Luis Fernández Galiano (Ed.), Fundación BBVA, 2011
    The British High Commission in Uganda by Kilburn Nightingale Architects is featured in this new Atlas of 21st-century architecture.
  • 'Emma Extends,' featured project in 'College Libraries,' Cambridge Architecture, No. 62, Spring / Summer 2011, by Jeremy Lander
    'Emmanuel College [Library] is a fascinating example of how a building complex can change and grow organically,' writes Jeremy Lander.
  • 'A turn to the light: remaking a Cambridge library', Cover story - Architecture Today, Issue 222, October 2011, by Dean Hawkes
    'Kilburn Nightingale's work at Emmanuel College responds to the essence of an ancient building type and the demands of modern scholarship, finds Dean Hawkes.'
  • 'Comment', Blueprint, Issue 303, June 2011, by Richard Nightingale
    'As concrete and tarmac continue to encroach on tourist hotspots, Richard Nightingale pleads for a more sustainable approach.'
  • 'My Kind Of Town', Architecture Today, Issue 217, April 2011, by Richard Nightingale
    'My Kind Of Town is impervious to the pressures of change,' says Richard Nightingale as he talks about the town of Lamu on an island in an archipelago just off the Kenyan coast.
  • 'Guludo Beach Lodge', VISI online, 9 March 2011, by Nicole McCreedy
    'Guludo Beach Lodge snapped up the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award in the category of "Poverty Relief." With the help of UK-based Kilburn Nightingale Architects, owners Amy and Neal Carter-James have built a stylish lodge that's more than just a pretty place,' writes Nicole McCreedy.
  • 'Working Abroad', Building Design, 18 February 2011, by Elizabeth Hopkirk
    Building Design interviews the firm on their work overseas over the last 25 years. Projects featured, include: Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation (Uganda), New British High Commission (Uganda), New Eden House (Bequia), Guludo Eco-resort (Mozambique) and Camino Real Hotel (Argentina).
  • 'Parker Library, Cambridge', Building Design, 11 February 2011, by Amanda Birch
    Kilburn Nightingale's recent rehousing of the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge is featured in detail in Building Design's 'Technical' section.
  • 'African Bronze. The challenge of building central Africa's first arts foundry' in The Economist, August 1st-7th 2009
    The Economist reports on central Africa's first foundry for casting bronze sculptures, designed by Kilburn Nightingale. Once finished, it will also include an art gallery, a café, housing for visiting artists and a medical clinic to serve the needs of the local Bakonjo people.
  • 'What's the next big trend in hotel design?', 'BD Magazine - Business,' Issue 28, June 2009
    Richard Nightingale answers the question with a brief reflection on how Kilburn Nightingale's work in Africa informs our work closer to home.
  • 'The Visionaries - 10 Big Ideas For A Better World', The Ecologist, June 2009
    The world's leading environmental magazine talks to 10 'Visionaries' about their ideas for a better world.
    Carolyn Steel of Kilburn Nightingale is interviewed about her new book, Hungry City and her research into food and the built environment: 'Sitopia'.
  • 'British High Commission, Kampala, Uganda', featured as a RIBA International Award winner in 'Architecture 08 The Guide To The RIBA Awards', Tony Chapman, Merrell, 2008
    'The High Commission is a sophisticated and elegant collection of buildings, designed by a thoughtful and erudite architect.'
  • 'Guludo Beach Lodge', featured in 'the eco-travel guide', Alastair Fuad-Luke, Thames & Hudson, 2008
    'British architects Cullum and Nightingale maximized passive cooling and shading by extensive use of local materials and orientation of the individual bandas to achieve the most benefit from the sea breezes.'
  • 'Out of the Box', The Times Magazine, 1 November 2008
    Kilburn Nightingale's conversion of an apartment in a block of Fifties flats in Central London is featured.
  • 'Mozambique eco-chic', Evening Standard, 23 October 2008, by Lisa Johnson
    'Simple beauty: the eco-bandas at Guludo have everything you need and nothing you don’t.'
  • 'RIBA International Award winners', The Architects' Journal online, 3 June 2008
    Kilburn Nightingale's British High Commission project in Uganda annouced as a winner of the prestigious RIBA International Award, 2008.
  • 'British High Commission', featured in '1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die', (Mark Irving, general editor), 2007
    Giles Omezi reports on our project for the British High Commission, Kampala, Uganda, in this newly published book.
  • 'With these embassies, you spoil us!', Saturday Telegraph, 7 April 2007
    'British diplomacy is embracing thrilling new architecture, says Dominic Bradbury'
  • 'My Man In Africa', British Airways' inflight magazine, High Life, January 2007
    Lucy Cavendish takes her son to Guludo eco-lodge, Mozambique, designed by Kilburn Nightingale.
  • 'Cullum and Nightingale / Kampala', Architects' Journal, 11 May 2006
    Cover story and fifteen page article on the new British High Commission building in Kampala, Uganda.
  • 'New Eden House', in 'The New Modern House', by Will Jones, 2006.
  • 'Letter from Mozambique', Architects' Journal, 1st September 2005
    By Richard Nightingale.
  • 'Paradise Found', The Architectural Review, July 2005
    'This tourist resort in Mozambique aims to minimise its impact on the local ecology', by Catherine Slessor.
  • 'How We Cracked It', Building Design, 1 July 2005
    'Richard Nightingale and Ben Kilburn explain how they adapted traditional Ugandan construction techniques to create the custom-made terracotta products used in their new building.'
  • 'Eco Turismo', Casamica, June 2005
    The new eco-resort at Guludo, Mozambique is featured. By Sabrina Monzardo.
  • 'Whiteford Studio and House', in 'City Reborn. Architecture and Regeneration in London, from Bankside to Dulwich', by Kenneth Powell, 2004
    The new accommodation for artist Kate Whiteford is a featured project Kenneth Powell's book recording the architectural reinvigoration of the London Borough of Southwark.
  • 'Virtuous Vacations', Building Design, 5 November 2004
    'Traditional African methods are the star of Cullum & Nightingale's eco-resort', says Amanda Birch.
  • 'Our place in Kampala', The Guardian, 9 June 2004
    Kilburn Nightingale's new British high commission in Uganda featured.
  • 'Seeing the light', Telegraph Magazine, 12 June 2004
    The conversion of a 16th-century barn in Suffolk into a modern residence.
    See also: 'Samy Barn' in Barns, Conran Octopus, 2004
  • Masterplanning: King's Cross
    RIBA Journal, February 2004
    Richard Nightingale is quoted in an article on the redevelopment behind King's Cross and St. Pancras stations
  • 'Expanding Eden', The Architects' Journal, September 2003
    'A beautiful, contextual beach house in a Caribbean palm grove'
  • 'Period Performance', The Architects' Journal, September 2003
    The Central School of Speech and Drama's Embassy Theatre in detail
  • Concrete Quarterly featured project, The Architects' Journal, September 2003
    The new guesthouse on Bequia is shown to illustrate the innovative use of concrete in construction

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