Gem Barton

 

Gem is a experienced designer, with a BArch and DipArch in Architecture. She is Creative Director of studioBartonBandy a young + progressive architecture practice based in Brighton + Manchester. She has 6 years experience in lecturing in design, architecture, interior design and interior architecture in academic institutions across the country including; Manchester School of Art, Salford University, The Open University, Nottingham University and Brighton University. Gem is a freelance architecture + design writer for publications such as Design exchange magazine, Mark Magazine, T-R-E-M-O-R-S Magazine and Design Bureau. Gem has also spoken at design events such as Clerkenwell Design Week, and is on the Brighton Committee of the South East Design Forum. She has curated exhibitions for Brighton Fringe, the RIBA and Love Architecture Festival representing hundreds of artists from around the world to date.

Gem Barton
DesignJunction 2012 Features Dazzling Green Furniture Crafted from Natural and Reclaimed Materials at the London Design Festival

DesignJunction 2012 Features Dazzling Green Furniture Crafted from Natural and Reclaimed Materials at the London Design Festival

Dejana Kabiljo Architect and designer Dejana Kabiljo is represented by the Marion Friedmann Gallery where she presents 'Occupy! Chair' which uses military Yugoslavian bed springs to create

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Zaha Hadid Releases Sneak Peek of her Pleated Metal 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion, Arum

Zaha Hadid Releases Sneak Peek of her Pleated Metal 2012 Venice Biennale Pavilion, Arum

Just a few weeks before the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale opens, architect Zaha Hadid has released images of her lightweight pleated metal installation ‘Arum.’

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Seed Money: Leafcutter Design’s Plantable Paper Coins Flourish into Flowers!

Seed Money: Leafcutter Design’s Plantable Paper Coins Flourish into Flowers!

Oakland-based Leafcutter Design has created plant-able money that is just as whimsical as Monopoly money but a lot more green. These beautiful paper pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters are

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Palazzo di Vigonovo: Fire-Damaged 17th Century Building Restored With a Laser-Cut Corten Facade

Palazzo di Vigonovo: Fire-Damaged 17th Century Building Restored With a Laser-Cut Corten Facade

3ndy Studio oversaw the re-design of the site and associated building works; Daverio and Milani were brought in to work their literary magic on the front cover of this new masterpiece. The cold

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MDR Architectes Complete Strikingly ‘Green’ Gymnase Clapiers In Montpelier, France

MDR Architectes Complete Strikingly ‘Green’ Gymnase Clapiers In Montpelier, France

The windows and openings are carefully considered based upon orientation; almost non-existent on the north façade and narrow and deep on the western facades, this helps to improve the energy

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Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects’ Plantable Earth House is Built Around a Column of Soil

Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects’ Plantable Earth House is Built Around a Column of Soil

Completed in 2010 by Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects, the Earth House is located in Misato, Saitma - a semi-rural region of Tokyo. The project was a true collaboration between architecture and the

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Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

The Coca-Cola Beatbox invites visitors to get hands-on with its structure, which is made from over 200 touch-sensitive translucent air pillows. Touching the pavilion is like playing a giant

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SkyLab Architecture’s Wastewater Facility for Portland, Oregon Aims for LEED Gold

SkyLab Architecture’s Wastewater Facility for Portland, Oregon Aims for LEED Gold

Portland City Council approved a bid from Skanska USA to construct the $6.7 million support facility back in May 2012, and the new facility will provide offices for the Bureau of Environmental

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Diefabrik’s TOMBOX+ Is a Recycled Vintage Amp Turned Into a Beautiful New Speaker

Diefabrik’s TOMBOX+ Is a Recycled Vintage Amp Turned Into a Beautiful New Speaker

Diefabrik's Tombox+ plays homage to the loudspeakers of the industrial heyday, when music equipment was built to last. Companies such as Braun, Grundig, Saba and RFT spent good money to make

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Icecream Architecture Travels Around Europe Teaching Architecture from the Back of a Van!

Icecream Architecture Travels Around Europe Teaching Architecture from the Back of a Van!

Just like the ice-cream man, Icecream Architecture is all about the community. The organization was established in Scotland in 2009 by Desmond Bernie and Sarah Frood with the aim of bringing an

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