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Lexicon in London, England by Squire and Partners

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: Squire and Partners

Completed in 2017, the Lexicon is a residential development on the west side of City Road Basin comprising an elegant 36 storey tower – Islington’s tallest building at 117m – and a pair of low rise canalside apartment buildings set around a landscaped public courtyard. The project was designed by Squire and Partners and delivered by SOM.

Image Courtesy © James Jones

  • Architects: Squire and Partners
  • Project: Lexicon
  • Location: London EC1, England, UK
  • Photography: James Jones

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HOME – Arts Center in Manchester, England by Mecanoo

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo 

Cultural home

Located at First Street, HOME forms the cultural heart of one of the largest areas of development in Manchester city centre – a flagship building that acts as a catalyst for the surrounding area. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events. The overall budget for HOME was £25 million. Its striking exterior acts like beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting to all. HOME is like a second home, a cultural home: a place for making, meeting and socialising, alongside enjoying the very best in international contemporary visual art, theatre and film.

Exterior Photo, Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: HOME – Arts Center
  • Location: Manchester, England

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Adam Grooming Atelier in London, England by Eray Carbajo

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

ADAM, the grooming atelier brand that brings a timeless barbering experience, opened its first location in Canary Wharf Station, London.

Designed by Eray/Carbajo, the space creates an unparalleled atmosphere in grooming. With its hexagonal layout, the design provides exclusivity and undivided attention to the guests while they are being served. Inspired by Turkish baths, its timeless materials like Marmara marble and natural chestnut create an elegant yet relaxing environment.

Adam Grooming entrance at Canary Wharf Station, Image Courtesy © Thierry Sewell Photography

  • Architects: Eray Carbajo
  • Project: Adam Grooming Atelier
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Thierry Sewell Photography
  • Client: Adam Grooming
  • Design: Inanc Eray, Gonzalo Carbajo
  • Design Team: Marco Mattia Cristofori
  • Project Team [London]: Necdet Yagiz Ozkan
  • Structural: Eckersley o’Callaghan

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Clock House Gardens in Welwyn, England by Stockwool

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: Stockwool 

Clock House Gardens has transformed a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes on a key gateway site into Welwyn. The design responds to the 0.8ha site’s unique combination of urban and rural surroundings, with the A1(M) motorway to one side and dense woodland to the other.

Image Courtesy © Stockwool

  • Architects: Stockwool
  • Project: Clock House Gardens
  • Location: Welwyn, England, UK
  • Photography: Morley von Sternberg

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Grafton Street NHS Car Park in Manchester, England by Sheppard Robson Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Sheppard Robson Architects

Aliva UK was commissioned to develop an eye-catching, 3D-effect façade that would bring vitality to a hospital parking ‘super-hub’ for visitors. Architect Sheppard Robson’s brief was to extend the existing Grafton Street car park and create a striking local landmark for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, which cares for a million patients every year.

The brief

The car park building is normally seen from the side, not face-on, so the architects wanted cladding that would ‘step off’ the building, pushing out a further 800mm.

Sheppard Robson specified a metal façade that would not only enhance security, but also provide a minimum 75% natural air-flow to help the building breathe without the need for mechanical ventilation. This was a vital consideration due to exhaust fumes in the car park.

Image Courtesy © Sheppard Robson Architects

  • Architects: Sheppard Robson Architect
  • Project: Grafton Street NHS Car Park, Manchester, UK
  • Location: Manchester, England, UK
  • Façade Design and Installation: Aliva UK
  • Client: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Felsham Road in London, England by Gile Pike Architect

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Article source: Gile Pike Architect

Felsham Road is a bold and radical re-working of an early Victorian Semi-detached house in Putney. Our brief was to extend and improve the property to achieve its maximum potential and in so doing, we have exploited the volume within the house to create double height spaces.

Image Courtesy © Gile Pike Architect

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The Quest in Swanage, England by Ström Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Ström Architects 

“The Quest” is a private house in Swanage (UK); it is a new-build home replacing an ageing bungalow that had been on the site since 1917.

The clients wanted a house for their retirement, but with a keen interest in design and a love of abstract and modern art, it needed to eschew the usual trappings of staid, retirement home design.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: Ström Architects
  • Project: The Quest
  • Location: West Durlston Lane, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2JF, England
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Client Name: Charles and Pennie Denton
  • Main Contractor: Matrod Frampton Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Barton Engineers, Calcinotto Consulting Engineers
  • Cost Consultant: Stockdale
  • Landscape Architects: Ross Allan Designs
  • Project Construction Cost: £750,000 total (inc. landscaping)
  • Cost per sq.m.: £3,650 /sqm
  • Project Size: 205sqm
  • Start Date: October 2014
  • Completion Date: December 2015

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Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre in London, England by C.F. Møller Architects

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects 

C.F. Møller Architects, artist Conrad Shawcross and developer Knight Dragon have completed a major new art and architecture collaboration for the Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre.

The Greenwich Peninsula is one of London’s major urban development areas, including over 10,000 new homes, over 300,000 m2 of office space and the conversion of the former Millennium Dome into the indoor arena renamed The O2.

Image Courtesy © Mark Hadden

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre
  • Location: Millenium Way, Greenwich, London, England, UK
  • Photography: Mark Hadden
  • Client: Royal Borough of Greenwich and Knight Dragon
  • Landscape architect: C.F. Møller Landscape
  • Artist: Conrad Shawcross
  • Engineering: Environmental: Buro Happold, Infrastructure: Ove Arup &Partners
  • Size: 3000 m2
  • Year: 2008-2016

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The Hurlingham Racquet Centre in London, England by Metsä Wood

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Metsä Wood

The Hurlingham project in London involved the construction of a sports complex including four indoor tennis courts and four squash courts. The racquet hall, designed by David Morley Architects, is 35 metres wide and 55 metres long. The main span consists of suspended steel beams. To give the courts space and reduce the costs, the beams are spaced with large gaps of 12.9 metres. To fill these gaps, the architect wanted to see wood.

Image Courtesy © Metsä Wood

  • Architects: Metsä Wood
  • Project: The Hurlingham Racquet Centre
  • Location: London, England  (more…)

Shepherdess Walk in London, England by Inhabit Homes

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Inhabit Homes

At Shepherdess Walk you have the character of a period property, coupled with the feeling of space, huge windows to bring in lots of light and an extremely environmentally friendly home with the advantage of low bills.

If you enjoy modern art and modern living, you want a home that reflects your contemporary taste, not another run of the mill Victorian terrace house; if you want design that adapts to your lifestyle, not the other way round; a space that you can live, work, eat and play in; a home that you can grow old in – then Shepherdess Walk is for you.

Image Courtesy © Inhabit Homes

  • Architects: Inhabit Homes
  • Project: Shepherdess Walk
  • Location: London, England

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