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Beefeater in London, England by Lee Boyd

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Article source: Lee Boyd

Lee Boyd has recently collaborated on the exciting new visitor centre for Beefeater Gin at their distillery in central London which now provides visitors an insight into the history of gin and an understanding of the process of gin making.  A bold new extension providing a point of entry to the centre, links the different parts of the distillery and allows visitors to move from the exhibition floor to the stills house without interrupting the day to day workings at Beefeater. Beefeater Gin is the world’s number one premium gin and has been made in the heart of London for over 150 years, the only international brand to have its distillery in the capital. Beefeater is uniquely placed to call itself the Home of Gin and tell the intriguing story of the entwined history of London and Gin.

Image Courtesy © Lee Boyd

Image Courtesy © Paul Riddle

  • Architects: Lee Boyd
  • Project: Beefeater
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Paul Riddle
  • Software used: Microstation

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Concrete House in London, United Kingdom by Studio Gil

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: Studio Gil

Situated in Mile End, East London, Studio Gil were commissioned by the owner of a Victorian terraced house within a conservation area to look at options for creating an extension towards the rear of the property and improved remodelling of the existing interior spaces. The proposed solution consisted of creating an ‘infill’ rear extension with connecting views right throughout the house, whilst also creating a physical connection with the existing rear garden.

Image Courtesy © Simon Kennedy

Image Courtesy © Simon Kennedy

  • Architects: Studio Gil
  • Project: Concrete House
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Simon Kennedy
  • Year:  2014
  • Project Team:  Pedro Gil, Kevin Widger, Christo Meyer, Tom Melson

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Waltham Forest College in London, UK by Platform 5 Architects LLP & Richard Hopkinson Architects

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Article source: Platform 5 Architects LLP & Richard Hopkinson Architects

Phase1

The £3 million project opens up the existing landmark 1930s building to create a new series of formal and informal education and meeting areas, which work as set of interacting horizontal and vertical layered spaces. The intervention of a suspended glazed seminar box within the central learning space, accessed by a slender oak-lined staircase, is the project’s most striking feature. Our team have transformed the previously austere and run-down main spaces in the college to create a welcoming, inclusive and contemporary environment for students, staff and other building users.

This project marks the first phase in the delivery of a strategic masterplan. The success of the project has led to a further commission to carry out the second stage of the masterplan with a £4.9M project.

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography

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Imperial War Museum in London, UK by Foster + Partners

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

As part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, impressive new galleries centred on a new atrium have been unveiled today at the Imperial War Museum. These new public spaces represent the first phase of a long-term redevelopment project, which will improve access and circulation through the Museum, open the interiors to daylight and views, and create new connections with the surrounding park.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Imperial War Museum
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Foster + Partners, Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

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ORGANIC SKYSCRAPERS in London, England by CHARTIER-CORBASSON

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: CHARTIER-CORBASSON

To conceive a skyscraper growing vertically is a very pertinent idea, particularly natural and adapted to London. The considerable financial investment required by such a building justifies this approach allowing to modulate its surface according to the interested investors. For this reason amongst others, we have chosen to develop a most realistic possible approach of the project that could be realised under the present advanced technologies.

Image Courtesy © CHARTIER-CORBASSON

Image Courtesy © CHARTIER-CORBASSON

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St. Botolphs Hall Apartments in London, United Kingdom by Hunter Douglas

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: Hunter Douglas

Image Courtesy © Mikael Schilling

Image Courtesy © Mikael Schilling

  • Architects: Hunter Douglas
  • Project: St. Botolphs Hall Apartments
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Mikael Schilling
  • Architect/Specifier: Matthew Lloyd Architects
  • Product(s) Used: TERRART™ Large

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London Champagne in United Kingdom by Fraher Architects

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: Fraher Architects 

In order to produce an office fit that is a unique representation of the Champagne House, we firstly looked at the history and setting of the company.

The Client was the first champagne house to create a Brut, hence we believed that it was important that the scheme sets itself apart from the standard office fit out.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Fraher Architects
  • Project: London Champagne
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse
  • Joinery: Fraher and Co Ltd
  • Contractor: Fraher Architects Ltd

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The Garden House in London, UK by Space Group of Architects Ltd

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Space Group of Architects Ltd

This is a refurbishment and extension of an existing terraced house in North London.

The aim of the project is to extend the kitchen/dining area by infilling a currently under-used space to the side of the property. A minimal framed skylight shall provide good natural daylight from above in addition to vertically glazed surfaces. In addition to that we propose to extend the area by three meters into the garden repeating the same design principles allowing for extra space that also enhances the design ideas.

Image Courtesy © Space Group of Architects Ltd

Image Courtesy © Space Group of Architects Ltd

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Bourbon Lane in London, U.K by Cartwright Pickard Architects

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Cartwright Pickard Architects.

This project was won in an international design competition to develop best practice in affordable housing. It has gathered many accolades and awards from the RIBA, Civic Trust and Housing Design awards amongst others, and has achieved Gold Building For Life Standard.

Image Courtesy © Cartwright Pickard Architects

Image Courtesy © Cartwright Pickard Architects

  • Architects: Cartwright Pickard Architects
  • Project: Bourbon Lane
  • Location: London, U.K
  • Client: Octavia Housing
  • Completion: 2007
  • Area: 6,861 m2
  • Value: £11,700,000
  • Cost per m2: £1,707

Performance Standards

  • Gold Building for Life
  • Eco Homes Very Good

Services Provided

  • Architectural design
  • Modular construction

Awards

  • RIBA Regional Award
  • Civic Trust Special Award for Housing
  • Housing Design Award
  • British Homes Awards – SpecialCommendation
  • Structural Steel Design Award -Commendatio

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The New Generation (TNG) Youth and Community Centre in London, U.K by RCKa

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Article source: RCKa

Showcasing innovative sustainable construction and high-quality design, The New Generation (TNG) Youth and Community Centre is a £3.5m newbuild venue designed by RCKa. It provides a range of vocational, leisure and support services for the young people of Lewisham, South London.

Image Courtesy © Ioana Marinescu

Image Courtesy © Ioana Marinescu

  • Architects: RCKa
  • Project: The New Generation (TNG) Youth and Community Centre
  • Location: London, U.K
  • Photography: Ioana Marinescu,  Jakob Spriestersbach
  • Gross internal area: 1200m2 (inc. 373m2 double/triple height)
  • Value: £3.5m
  • Client: Lewisham Council, Myplace
  • Project Architect: Dieter Kleiner
  • Contractor: Mansell (Design & Build contract)
  • Structural engineer: Atelier One (pre-tender), Buxtons (groundworks), Engenuiti (cross-laminated timber)
  • Services engineer: VZDV
  • Acoustics: Ion Acoustics

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