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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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Republic in London, United Kingdom by Studio RHE

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Studio RHE

Built in 1993, Republic is a 600,000 square feet office development with retail and leisure amenities and 471 car parking spaces situated on a prominent 6.4-acre island site in the London Docklands. It is currently being refurbished and reimagined by Trilogy Property and La Salle Investment Management to appeal to the burgeoning innovation, co-working, cultural and tech sectors. With a distinctive building wrap from Studio Hingston and designs from award-winning architect Studio RHE, Republic aims to provide competitive rents to young talent priced out of central London locations such as the West End and Shoreditch.

Republic’s location, directly accessed by East India DLR station in E14, anticipates the eastward migration of the creative and digital sectors and cultural institutions, such as the English National Ballet’s move to London City Island and Olympicopolis in Stratford, and enjoys a Zone 2 location and transport links which connects in minutes to the established business districts of Canary Wharf, the City and West End, as well as the cultural neighbourhoods of Stratford and Shoreditch.

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

  • Architects: Studio RHE
  • Project: Republic
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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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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5 Hanover Square in London, UK by Squire and Partners

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners won an invited competition in 2006 to design a new mixed-use building for a prestigious corner site in Mayfair which addresses both Hanover Square and Hanover Street.

Launched in April 2012, the completed building marks the first UK venture for Mitsui Fudosan, Japan’s leading property company, working with development managers Stanhope. The clients sought to provide a high quality exemplar sustainable building providing 91,000 sq ft of office, residential and gallery space.

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

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The Paddington Integrated Project (PIP) in London, United Kingdom by Weston Williamson + Partners

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: v2com

October in New York, the London-based architects Weston Williamson were announced winners in the annual AAP American Architecture Prize.

The Paddington Integrated Project (PIP) won silver in the architectural transport design category at the AAP, which honours exceptional international designs across three disciplines: architectural design, interior design, and landscape architecture.

PIP is a multiple award-winning project initiated by the design work WW+P carried out on the Paddington Crossrail station. Crossrail, the delivery body of the new London Underground line (Elizabeth line) is to date, the largest, most ambitious transport infrastructure project in Europe..

Paddington Integrated Project 1, Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

Paddington Integrated Project 1, Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

  • Architects: Weston Williamson + Partners
  • Project: The Paddington Integrated Project (PIP)
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge

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Cannon Lane House in London, England by Claudio Silvestrin Architects

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

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

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Cooperative Housing Scheme on Hafer Road in London, England by Mark Fairhurst Architects

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

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

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Eaton Mews North in London, England by Roselind Wilson Design

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

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

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Amerland Road in London, England by Giles Pike Architects

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Giles Pike Architects 

The prospect of building a small stand-alone new house on this very restricted garage plot seemed like an improbability until we started to explore the site in three dimensions. We concluded that if we turned the house upside down and arranged the bedrooms and bathrooms on a lower ground floor, with the main living rooms on the ground floor and upper mezzanine levels, then a workable and viable plan form started to emerge. Our brief was to build the largest house possible on this 60 m2 site, which was located at the end of a garden on Velonia Gardens and next to an electricity substation on Amerland Road, with very limited access for excavation. In essence we designed the house in section rather than in plan ie the plan form was generated by the section, and the section through the house allows sunlight to penetrate deep into the interior spaces. Although the house is small in scale, it is not small in stature – in a manner of speaking it is a house that punches above its weight! When you look at the house from the outside it looks remarkably small, but once inside it has the most extraordinary light and airy feel. The positioning of the staircase, central in the house, and being a design feature in its own right encourages the eye to travel up to the mezzanine floor level and down to the basement level, therefore allowing one to perceive the three dimensional quality of the house. On the ground floor, which comprises the entrance off Amerland Road and the kitchen, dining and living areas, one is aware of the space above and space below. The staircase is a relatively lightweight fabrication in steel and glass, with open treads in hard wood, and has a delicacy and a lightness of touch, which echoes the way the house as a whole has been conceived.

Image Courtesy © Giles Pike Architects

Image Courtesy © Giles Pike Architects

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