Posts Tagged ‘England’
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 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
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
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
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
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…)
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
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Article source: Caro Communications
A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.
Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Article source: Neil Dusheiko Architects
The project is a remodelling and extension to a house in a conservation area for a young family with one child. The Brackenbury House forms part of a terrace of five Lillian Villas built in 1879. The “L” shaped double-fronted villas are brick and stucco faced, two-storey high, with front gardens forming a landscaped frontage, set back from the street.
Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker
- Architects: Neil Dusheiko Architects
- Project: Brackenbury House
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Agnese Sanvito and Tim Crocker
- Client: Niels and Erica Swinkels
- Engineer: Fothergills
- Contractor: Hoktiff
- Basement works: Structural London
- Party Wall: Marc Newton
- Quantity Surveyor: Vincent and Partners
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Article source: AR Design Studio
AR Design Studio is delighted to announce the recent planning approval for its latest project, The Hidden House.
Situated in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Hidden House is a four bedroom home that has been fastidiously engineered to sit seamlessly within its stunning surroundings. Set on a disused riding school that was once a scar upon the countryside, the house has been designed to complete the landscape. The house’s geometry was informed by the North Downs’ geological arrangements. By embracing the erosion patterns of the area, the form was sculpted to become a continuation of the hill in which it sits. Taking further measures to blend the house in to the landscape, the project form uses ‘Dazzle Camouflage’, a tactic employed by ships during the First World War to deceive the eye and create illusions that help break up the solid mass.
Image Courtesy © AR Design Studio
- Architects: AR Design Studio
- Project: The Hidden House
- Location: London, England
- Visuals: AR Design Studio
- Sketches: Mike Ibbotson- Ibbotson Studios
- Size: GIA 500m2
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Article source: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
The new two-storey, 410m2 building caters for around 100 young adults and houses two multi-purpose halls, music room and recording studio, café, a series of activity pods and break-out spaces as well as an outside recreation space. The £860,000 project is used by 11-19 year olds during weekday afternoons and evenings and is available to the wider community during the daytime and weekends.
Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow
- Architects: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
- Project: The Point
- Location: Tadley, Hampshire, England
- Photography: Hufton+Crow
- Client: Tadley & District Community Association
- Structural engineer: KFR Consulting
- Quantity surveyor: APS Associates
- Main contractor: Francis Construction
- Hard landscaping: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
- Planting scheme: Place Design + Planning
- Highways: JPC Highway Consultants
- Ecology: Ecological Planning & Research Ltd
- Gross internal floor area: 410m2
- Funding for the building included: Tadley Town Council – £236,000; Public Works Loan – £150,000; Turbury Allotment Charity – £330,000; Greenham Common Trust – £70,800; Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council – £24,090; Local infrastructure Fund – £201,000.
- Total cost: £860,000
- Start on site date: April 2015
- Completion date: July 2016