Posts Tagged ‘England’
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
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: ZSL London Zoo’s Snowdon Aviary
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Daniel Sprawson
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
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
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Forest Green Rovers, Eco Park Stadium
- Location: Stroud, England
- Rendering: VA
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
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
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
- 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
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
- Architects: Goddard Littlefair
- Project: One Stop Doctors
- Location: Hemel Hempstead, England
- Photography: Gareth Gardner
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
- Architects: Mallinson Ltd
- Project: WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE
- Location: Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Article source: Mark Fairhurst Architects
Mark Fairhurst Architects were appointed in 2014 by Kuropatwa Ltd. the developer/ contractor for the technical design of the 16 residential apartments at Hafer Road, we were challenged to deliver what was a relatively complex concept design by Peter Barber Architects.
Located in the London Borough of Wandsworth close to Clapham Common and Lavender Hill, 4-8 Hafer Road is a cooperative housing development replacing 8 existing flats on a former bomb damaged site with 4 maisonettes and a further 12 residential units.
Image Courtesy © Morely von Sternberg
- Architects: Mark Fairhurst Architects
- Project: Cooperative Housing Scheme
- Location: 4-8 Hafer Road, London SW11 1HF, London, England
- Photography: Morely von Sternberg
- Client/Developer: On the Rise Housing Co-operative
- Contractor/Developer: Kuropatwa Ltd.
- Structural Engineer: Hall Davis Consulting Engineers
- M&E Engineers: Mandick Waring Consulting Engineers
- CDM Coordinator: Andrew Worsley
- Party Wall Surveyor: GKR Associates
- Acoustic Consultants: KP Acoustics
- Energy Consultants: Mandick Waring Consulting Engineers
- Landscape Architect: Buckley Design Associates
- Floor Area: 1,517 sq/m
Friday, November 4th, 2016
Article source: Roselind Wilson Design
Eaton Mews North is a 1,700 square foot mews house located in Belgravia and arranged over four floors. Roselind Wilson Design was appointed as the interior architect to redevelop the structural interior layouts, furniture layouts and design of the kitchen, bathrooms and all interior finishes and details including doors, skirtings, joinery, architectural and decorative lighting, the staircase and all wall finishes. In keeping with the client’s brief to develop something that is unique, the look is undoubtedly layered with focus on textured fabrics and finishes and the striking use of battered and aged bronzes with bleached floors and textured timbers set against polished and honed marbles with exquisite veining and textured tiles with understated wall papers to create a subtle sense of glamour. The palette was very textural with bronzes, beiges, taupes and chocolates being the foundation colours with slight accents of green tones. The use of these tones allows for a calming sense of luxury with no brutal features that dominate the space.
Image Courtesy © Richard Waite
- Architects: Roselind Wilson Design
- Project: Eaton Mews North
- Location: Belgravia, London, England, United Kingdom
- Photography: Richard Waite
- Software used: CAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop
- Area: 1700 square foot