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In with the Old and with the New in London, England by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: Scenario Architecture

Scenario Architecture was approached by our clients, a professional couple, to rethink their flat design. They have owned it for over a decade and felt it is time for a radical change. We worked together to develop a very extensive brief noting down all their requirments and well as aspirations for their newly designed home.

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

  • Architects: Scenario Architecture
  • Project: In with the Old and with the New
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Matt Clayton

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Arts building for The American school in London, England by Walters & Cohen Architects

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: Walters & Cohen Architects

In 2011, the practice won an invited competition to design a new arts building for the well-established independent school in St John’s Wood. Taking its cue from the mass and footprint of the listed, semi-detached villas on the site adjacent, the four-storey building is designed to resemble a single large property. The complexity of the project is heightened by its location on a prominent corner plot in the St John’s Wood conservation area, where proposed developments attract a lot of attention.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

  • Architects: Walters & Cohen Architects
  • Project: Arts building for The American school
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Dennis Gilbert and Marcus Peel

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Eden McCallum in London, England by Align

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: Caroline Collett PR Ltd

The Space:

The location for the new offices is a 8,715 sq ft single-storey space on 5th floor of a newly-redeveloped Crown Estates building, facing onto Air Street (where entrance is located) and Glasshouse Street – just minutes from Piccadilly Circus. The premises benefit from great natural light, with windows the full length of both sides, plus a sympathetic base-build delivered by the landlord’s architects, featuring limed oak and good quality architectural lighting.

Reception lobby area, Image Courtesy © Kate Berry

Reception lobby area, Image Courtesy © Kate Berry

  • Architects: Align
  • Project: Eden McCallum
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Kate Berry
  • Main contractor: Virtus

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Slab House in London, England by Bureau de Change Architects

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: Bureau de Change Architects

The focal point of the project is a concrete waffle shaped roof, which sits aloft the new living area. Its pre-fabricated peaks and troughs create trenches for rooftop planting, softening the volume, establishing a connection with the leafy surroundings and creating pleasing views from the floors above. From the garden, the roof trenches are out of sight, giving the immediate effect of a simple concrete slab, which contrasts with the texture of the original building.

Rear view, Image Courtesy © Ben Blossom

Rear view, Image Courtesy © Ben Blossom

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Scenario’s House in London, England by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Scenario Architecture

This house was a chance to be our own clients. It was purchased with the intention of completely renovating, extending and adapting it to the scenarios of our own family life. It presented us with the opportunity to ‘practice what we preach’ to its fullest expression and create the scenario house. The main design challenge was finding a way of connecting the front part of the house, which originally had two separate Victorian reception rooms with the basement level, a full floor height below, both physically and visually, in order to create a sense of single and connected open living and kitchen spaces.

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

  • Architects: Scenario Architecture
  • Project: Scenario’s House
  • Location: Alconbury Rd, London, England
  • Photography: Matt Clayton
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Completed: 2016

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The Design Museum of London in England by OMA with Allies and Morrison

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: OMA 

In December 2007, along with five other architectural firms, OMA was invited by Chelsfield deputy chairman Sir Stuart Lipton to consider the potential of the Commonwealth Institute site. OMA’s proposal sought to save the grade II* listed building by reinjecting life into the modernist monument, the new home for London’s Design Museum, while retaining its distinctive copper roof and parabolic form. OMA with Allies and Morrison were the architects responsible for the design of the refurbished structural shell and external envelope of the building. The project required a close working relationship with Design Museum interior architects, John Pawson.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

  • Architects: OMA with Allies and Morrison
  • Project: The Design Museum of London
  • Location: Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London, England
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge, Luke Hayes, Sebastian van Damme, Philip Vile, James Harris, Ekaterina Izmestieva
  • Client: Chelsfield with Ilchester Estates and the Design Museum
  • Structure/ Core/ Building Envelope: Chelsfield with Mace
  • Interior Architecture: John Pawson
  • Partner in Charge(OMA): Reinier de Graaf
  • Director(OMA): Carol Patterson
  • Project Architects(OMA): Mario Rodriguez, Isabel Silva, Fenna Wagenaar, Mitesh Dixit, Richard Hollington III, Beth Hughes
  • Team(OMA): Caroline Andersen, Luis Arencibia, Fred Awty, Olga Banchikova, Thibaut Barrault, Rachel Bate, Thorben Bazlen, Katrin Betschinger, Philippe Braun, Matthew Brown, Kees van Casteren, Maria Cogliani, Tudor Costachescu, Johan Dehlin, Sebastien Delagrange, Miles Gertler, Hannes Gutberlet, Joyce Hsiang, Yerin Kang, Bin Kim, Andrew Kovacs, Caroline Martin, Roza Matveeva, Andres Mendoza, Ioana Mititelu, Barbara Modolo, Ross O’Connell, Adrian Phiffer, Alex Rodriguez, Duarte Santo, Lawrence Siu, Ivan Valdez, Boris Vapne, Greg R. Williams, Xu Yang, Delnaz Yekrangian, Nikos Yiatros
  • Partners(Allies and Morrison): Simon Fraser, Robert Maxwell
  • Director(Allies and Morrison): Neil Shaughnessy
  • Associate Directors(Allies and Morrison): Joel Davenport, Heidi Shah
  • Associates(Allies and Morrison): Sean Joyce, Johanna Coste-Buscayret
  • Team(Allies and Morrison): Irina Bardakhanova, Ozlem Balicadag, Dinka Beglerbegovic, Thomas Cartledge, Ignacio Diaz-Maurino Jimenez, Owen Jowett, Iris Hoffman, Ines Kramer, Ioana Mititelu, Sophie Nicholaou, Fabiana Paluszny, Duarte Santo, Tom See Hoo, Mike Slade, Janina Vetriest, Stuart Thomson
  • Contractor: Mace

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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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