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RCA Battersea Campus in London, England by Serie Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Serie Architects 

Serie Architects have proposed a design for the Royal College of Art’s new Battersea South Campus. The scheme was one of seven proposals for the site submitted as part of an invited competition process which took place during September 2016. The firm was the only UK practice to be selected for the shortlist from 97 other initial expression of interest.

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

  • Architects: Serie Architects
  • Project: RCA Battersea Campus
  • Location: London, England 
  • Team: Serie Architects, Transolar Klima Engineering, John Robertson Architects, AKT II
  • Area: 15,000 sqm
  • Status: Competition, 2nd Place

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Berkeley Green Skills Centre in South Glos, England by Hewitt Studios LLP

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP

Overview

Hewitt Studios LLP have recently completed the first phase of the conversion and refurbishment of a former nuclear research and engineering building at Berkeley Centre on the Severn Estuary in the UK.

The project provides South Gloucestershire and Stroud College with a renewable energy and engineering skills centre supported by both local enterprise funding and international technology partners, such as Schneider, Welink and Bosch.

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

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ZSL London Zoo’s Snowdon Aviary in England by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has been appointed to redevelop the iconic Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo. The Grade II* listed structure, designed by Cedric Price with Frank Newby and Lord Snowdon in 1962, was the first aviary in Britain that offered visitors a ‘walk-through’ experience, bringing them closer to the birds in their natural habitat. The structure will now be modernised and upgraded to provide a brand new walk-through home for the Zoo’s troop of colobus monkeys.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Sprawson

Image Courtesy © Daniel Sprawson

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: ZSL London Zoo’s Snowdon Aviary
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Daniel Sprawson

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Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre in Bury St Edmunds, England by Walters & Cohen Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: The Double Unit

A Buddhist retreat in the Suffolk countryside has reopened, designed by Walters & Cohen Architects. Potash Farm is home to Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre; capacity has been increased from 34 to 60, accessibility improved and the centre now includes a glittering new shrine room. While the retreat is run by the London Buddhist Centre, it is also used for carers on respite and those dealing with issues such as stress, addiction and anxiety. It is the first time in the UK  a new building has been designed specifically around the Buddhist practice as opposed to reusing existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Walters & Cohen Architects

Image Courtesy © Walters & Cohen Architects

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Forest Green Rovers, Eco Park Stadium in Stroud, England by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Following a seven month international competition, Forest Green Rovers has selected the winning design for its new football stadium in Stroud, UK.

Rovers announced the competition in March this year, and quickly received over 50 entries from around the world, including Sweden, Germany, France, Britain and the United States.

In May, the club shortlisted nine entries, and gave them all two months to work up their concepts, which were reviewed over two days in August, leading to the selection of two finalists. The final two were given another two months to take their concepts further, including a scale model.

Render by VA

Render by VA

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Forest Green Rovers, Eco Park Stadium
  • Location: Stroud, England
  • Rendering: VA

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Woodpeckers in Hampshire, England by Strom Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Strom Architects

Woodpeckers is a private house in the New Forest, designed as a two-storey replacement for a 1930s bungalow. The site sits amongst fields and private woodland just outside the National Park, with a heavily-treed and well-established garden.

The clients wanted a comfortable contemporary home as a weekend house, which would eventually become their permanent home in the future. With busy lives in London, they needed somewhere that they could retreat to at weekends to relax and to entertain friends. As keen gardeners and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle in the forest, they wanted a strong relationship with the garden, as well as the surrounding countryside.

Looking into the house from the ‘side’ – you see from the living area right through to the kitchen, with the master suite above, Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Looking into the house from the ‘side’ – you see from the living area right through to the kitchen, with the master suite above, Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

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Hartrow in Winchester, England by Strom Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Strom Architects

Hartrow is a large-scale refurbishment and extension project to a 1960’s house in Winchester. The original house was unusual in its residential street setting, presenting an entirely different aesthetic, orientation and layout to its neighbours. Part of the challenge was to ensure that the works would celebrate its mid-century styling whilst bringing its function and performance up to twenty-first century standards.

The dark cladded façade provides a dramatic contrast to the warmth inside the house, Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

The dark cladded façade provides a dramatic contrast to the warmth inside the house, Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

 

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Cannon Lane House in London, England by Claudio Silvestrin Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Claudio Silvestrin Architects

This newly built house is located in the conservation area of Hampstead village in north-west London.

The project, commissioned by a developer with the intention of selling it to the luxury market, comprises a 5-storey house of 800m2, with an inset garage, 160m2 garden, and an indoor pool / spa.

Image Courtesy © Claudio Silvestrin Architects

Image Courtesy © Claudio Silvestrin Architects

  • Architects: Claudio Silvestrin Architects
  • Project: Cannon Lane House
  • Location: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Photography: James Morris, Pietro Savorelli and Giulia Ricagni
  • Client: Astwood
  • Size: 800m2
  • Date: 2015

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One Stop Doctors in Hemel Hempstead, England by Goddard Littlefair

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: Goddard Littlefair 

Luxury interiors specialists Goddard Littlefair have completed the design of a £15m+ boundary-changing health and wellness clinic for innovative healthcare practitioners One Stop Doctors. The first One Stop Doctors clinic, in Hemel Hempstead, will set a new standard of excellence in the private healthcare sector, offering patients on-demand medical expertise, along with outpatient diagnostics (from blood, biopsy and health assessments to MRI, CT, digital X-ray and ultrasound), physiotherapy, dentistry and aesthetics – all located within a single ‘one stop’ clinic and available from early morning to late evenings and weekends, to fit with patients’ busy working lives.

Entrance lobby, One Stop Doctors, Hemel Hempstead, Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

Entrance lobby, One Stop Doctors, Hemel Hempstead, Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

  • Architects: Goddard Littlefair
  • Project: One Stop Doctors
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead, England
  • Photography: Gareth Gardner

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WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE in England, United Kingdom by Mallinson Ltd

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Mallinson Ltd

The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks. Far from being a woodland folly it is the sleepover den every grown-up dreamed of as a child; a self-contained tree-top world of tricks and toys, part castle, part hovel, part lair. The treehouse is determinedly architectural, eschewing archetypal ‘Dr Suess’ aesthetic kitsch in favour of controlled composition and material exploration. The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. The building is situated in a Dorset woodland campus offering green workworking courses and was constructed by a self-build team of highly skilled green wood furniture makers, woodworkers and traditional craftsmen to an exceptionally high standard.

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

  • Architects: Mallinson Ltd
  • Project: WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE
  • Location: Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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