Posts Tagged ‘England’
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Article source: Giorgio Borruso Design
Carlo Pazolini, Brompton Rd is a 120 sqm space in Knightsbridge, London, housing men’s and women’s shoes and accessories. The design marks an evolution of the Carlo Pazolini worldwide store concept integrating specificities of site. Our design sought to recognize the memory of the adjacent 18th Century Brompton Arcade (now part of a retail store) by recreating a contemporary barrel vault ceiling as well as the illusion via a mirror wall that the space opens to the exterior at the back. An historical detail in the facade was used as a generative “seed” for the interior geometric language and led us to a pointed rather than semicircular barrel vault design. The memorialization of this neighboring arcade space led to a tunnel-like twisting of the interior in such a way that the floor, walls, and ceiling become wrapped into one another, creating a vortex of movement from front to back in which design elements flock like schools of fish moving through a turbulent fluid environment.
Image Courtesy © Giorgio Borruso Design
- Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design
- Project: Carlo Pazolini Brompton
- Location: London, England, UK
- Software used: FormZ
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: Design Engine Architects Ltd
The project was to renovate and extend the University’s Victorian Chapel. Originally built in 1880, and then extended in 1927, the Chapel is used for a number of different events and purposes: services, group meetings, concerts and as a place of quiet contemplation.
In 2015 the University commissioned Design Engine Architects to oversee a complete restoration of its internal and external fabric. In addition, the University asked for an extension to the chapel, to include a small side chapel and a social and meeting space. The brief was to create a very special project, to sit as a small ‘jewel’ in the heart of the campus.
Image Courtesy © Design Engine Architects Ltd
- Architects: Design Engine Architects Ltd
- Project: University of Winchester Winton Chapel
- Location: King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, England, UK
- Client: University of Winchester
- Structural engineer: Paul Tanner Associates
- M&E consultant: Robert Cartwright Design
- Quantity surveyor: Evolution 5
- Lighting consultant: Chris Reading & Associates
- Main Contractor: R.V. Dart
Friday, March 31st, 2017
Article source: Studio Libeskind
Durham University has opened its new £11.5 million Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics designed by Studio Libeskind (New York). Durham University is one of the world’s leading institutions in cosmology and space science and it is hoped that the new Ogden Centre building will further cement this position. The new Centre will accommodate the rapid growth and academic success of Durham’s research into fundamental physics, enabling it to maintain its leading global position in the decades ahead.
Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow
- Architects: Studio Libeskind
- Project: Ogden Centre
- Location: Durham, England
- Photography: Hufton+Crow
- Software used: Autocad, Rhino
- Owner: Durham University
- Architect of Record: Garbers & James (London)
- General Contractor: Interserve PLC
- Structural engineer: ARUP (Newcastle)
- Acoustical engineer: ARUP (Newcastle)
- Electrical engineer: ARUP (Newcastle)
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Article source: Squire and Partners
Completed in 2017, the Lexicon is a residential development on the west side of City Road Basin comprising an elegant 36 storey tower – Islington’s tallest building at 117m – and a pair of low rise canalside apartment buildings set around a landscaped public courtyard. The project was designed by Squire and Partners and delivered by SOM.
Image Courtesy © James Jones
- Architects: Squire and Partners
- Project: Lexicon
- Location: London EC1, England, UK
- Photography: James Jones
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Article source: Mecanoo
Located at First Street, HOME forms the cultural heart of one of the largest areas of development in Manchester city centre – a flagship building that acts as a catalyst for the surrounding area. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events. The overall budget for HOME was £25 million. Its striking exterior acts like beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting to all. HOME is like a second home, a cultural home: a place for making, meeting and socialising, alongside enjoying the very best in international contemporary visual art, theatre and film.
Exterior Photo, Image Courtesy © Mecanoo
- Architects: Mecanoo
- Project: HOME – Arts Center
- Location: Manchester, England
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Article source: v2com
ADAM, the grooming atelier brand that brings a timeless barbering experience, opened its first location in Canary Wharf Station, London.
Designed by Eray/Carbajo, the space creates an unparalleled atmosphere in grooming. With its hexagonal layout, the design provides exclusivity and undivided attention to the guests while they are being served. Inspired by Turkish baths, its timeless materials like Marmara marble and natural chestnut create an elegant yet relaxing environment.
Adam Grooming entrance at Canary Wharf Station, Image Courtesy © Thierry Sewell Photography
- Architects: Eray Carbajo
- Project: Adam Grooming Atelier
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Thierry Sewell Photography
- Client: Adam Grooming
- Design: Inanc Eray, Gonzalo Carbajo
- Design Team: Marco Mattia Cristofori
- Project Team [London]: Necdet Yagiz Ozkan
- Structural: Eckersley o’Callaghan
Friday, March 17th, 2017
Article source: Stockwool
Clock House Gardens has transformed a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes on a key gateway site into Welwyn. The design responds to the 0.8ha site’s unique combination of urban and rural surroundings, with the A1(M) motorway to one side and dense woodland to the other.
Image Courtesy © Stockwool
- Architects: Stockwool
- Project: Clock House Gardens
- Location: Welwyn, England, UK
- Photography: Morley von Sternberg
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