Posts Tagged ‘England’
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Article source: Caroline Collett PR Ltd
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
- Architects: Align
- Project: Eden McCallum
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Kate Berry
- Main contractor: Virtus
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
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
- Architects: Scenario Architecture
- Project: Scenario’s House
- Location: Alconbury Rd, London, England
- Photography: Matt Clayton
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Completed: 2016
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
- 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
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
- 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
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP
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
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