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My Favourite Sun in London, England by Space Group Architects

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Article source: Space Group Architects

Space Group Architects have completed the refurbishment of a 200sqm/2000sqft penthouse located between Shoreditch, Spitalfields Market and the City of London. The duplex apartment already benefits from a large roof terrace and fantastic views. It was our task to enhance exactly these and to completely remodel the otherwise run down property.

View of the bathroom pod above the double-height space, Image Courtesy © space group architects

View of the bathroom pod above the double-height space, Image Courtesy © space group architects

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Anish Kapoor Studio V, VI & VII in London, England by Caseyfierro Architects

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Article source: Caseyfierro Architects

The project was completed in late 2015 and is the final phase of the transformation of industrial units to studio spaces in South London for a sculptor and artist Sir Anish Kapoor.

Image Courtesy © CFA

Image Courtesy © CFA

  • Architects: Caseyfierro Architects
  • Project: Anish Kapoor Studio V, VI & VII
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Jim Stephenson
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup
  • Team: Michael Casey, Victoria Fierro,  Ana Durao
  • Structural engineer: MBOK, Michael Baigent, Orla Kelly
  • Services: Integration Ltd
  • Contractor: Hoxon Ltd
  • Site Area: 1,600 msq
  • Usable Floor Area: 2,100 msq
  • Design: 2010-2013
  • Construction: 2010-2015

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Anish Kapoor Studio I in London, England by Caseyfierro Architects

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Article source: Caseyfierro Architects 

This project transformed a redundant diary building into new spaces for art making for the sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor.

The new building comprises of 900msq of floor area spread over two floors with three distinct types of interior. A 9 m high north lit ground floor volume created by removing a significant area of the first floor A upper level painting studio together with a ground floor 4meter high volume that retained the fabric and material of the original.

Image Courtesy © Jim Stephenson

Image Courtesy © Jim Stephenson

  • Architects: Caseyfierro Architects
  • Project: Anish Kapoor Studio I
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Ben Blossum and Jim Stephenson
  • Team: Michael Casey, Victoria Fierro, Sam Mc Dermott, Ana Durao
  • Structural engineer: Price & Myers
  • Contractor: Hoxon Ltd
  • Site Area: 550 msq
  • Usable Floor Area: 850 msq
  • Design: 2009-2010
  • Construction: 2010-2011

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Pitch-Gable House in London, England by Paul McAneary Architects

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Article source: Paul McAneary Architects

On a complex corner site in a London conservation area, the largest ‘pitched gable’ house form’s volume is intersected by two smaller house forms at non-orthogonal angles. Gutters and utilities are hidden, providing a clean lined exterior. Frameless windows are kept to a minimum on the street side, opening up at the rear for a large light filled living space. The design offers a bold response to the need for sustainable living. The house will boast excellent eco credentials using Passivhaus principles, incorporating solar panels, a ground source heat pump, maximum insulation and grey water recycling; whilst technological features work in tandem with the carbon neutral natural building materials. Paul McAneary Architects have re-interpreted the traditional house volume to create a new architectural formal typology.

Image Courtesy © Paul McAneary Architects

Image Courtesy © Paul McAneary Architects

  • Architects: Paul McAneary Architects
  • Project: Pitch-Gable House
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Software used: Renderworks

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NOOK House in London, England by Mustard Architects

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Article source: Mustard Architects 

Nooks and crevices permeate and define the extension and refurbishment of this terraced Victorian home. Through a series of structural alterations this property was extended and opened out to form a series of elegant, open plan and light filled spaces conceived as a series of nooks from the scale of a room down to the home for a favourite bowl.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Mustard Architects
  • Project: NOOK House
  • Location: 166 Daubeney Road, Hackney, London, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Total Project Cost: £150,000

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Modern Mansion in London, United Kingdom by Maciej Grelewicz

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: Maciej Grelewicz

Jury statement:

‘A classic and well-judged representation of Architectural Beauty’

The Jurors expressed the view that the Modern Mansion appeared to be a platonic and archetypically beautiful house with a clear presence in the landscape. It represents a simple solution to structuring the requirements of the family, whilst tailoring a response to their specific likes, dislikes and needs.

Image Courtesy © Maciej Grelewicz

Image Courtesy © Maciej Grelewicz

  • Architects: Maciej Grelewicz
  • Project: Modern Mansion
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Design team: Maciej Grelewicz (author), Anna Orłowska (collaboration)
  • Gross covered area (footprint): 497 m2
  • Gross floor area: 1070 m2
  • Total usable area: 899 m2
  • Status: competition, 1st Prize (one of 3 winners out of 662 entries)

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LDNMV in London, England by k-studio

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: k-studio

Within a beautiful period property in London’s Maida Vale, this apartment has been fully renovated and re-worked, increasing the usable area and transforming it into a unique and contemporary family home.

Image Courtesy ©  Tom Gildon

Image Courtesy © Tom Gildon

  • Architects: k-studio
  • Project: LDNMV
  • Location: Maida Vale, London, England 
  • Photography: Tom Gildon
  • Contractor: OWN Developments Ltd
  • Status: Completed 2012

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The Eagle in London, UK by Farrell

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: Farrell

Designed by Farrells and developed by Mount Anvil, The Eagle located on City Road, just north of Old Street round about in London, creates a new landmark building for this fast-developing area, whilst drawing on the heritage of the site to establish a modern-day Art Deco icon.

Image Courtesy © Farrell

Image Courtesy © Farrell

  • Architects: Farrell
  • Project: The Eagle
  • Location: London, UK

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Piccadilly Circus in London, England by Fletcher Priest Architects

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Article source: Fletcher Priest Architects 

Fletcher Priest has won planning permission for a scheme to revive one of London’s most idiosyncratic and popular locations – the urban quarter that is home to the Piccadilly Lights. The 24-hour city block borders Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue’s Theatreland and Soho’s Denman Street and attracts 100m people a year, although the space behind the Lights has been empty since the 1950s. Fletcher Priest’s proposal lightly envelops the site with a folding geometric skin of ceramic tiles, and creates a roof-top landscape of creative workspaces that open onto terraces with breath-taking views across central London.

Image Courtesy © Fletcher Priest Architects

Image Courtesy © Fletcher Priest Architects

  • Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects
  • Project: Piccadilly Circus
  • Location: Westminster City Council, London, England
  • Client: Land Securities
  • Users: 100 million people pass by Piccadilly Circus each year
  • Structural Engineer: Waterman Structures
  • Planning Consultant: JLL
  • Services Consultant: D Long + Partners
  • Townscape Consultant: Citydesigner
  • Transport Consultant: Momentum
  • Cost Consultant: RLB
  • Area: 210,090sqft
  • Status: Planning permission granted in March 2016

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Lambeth Palace Road in London, England by Wildstone

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Article source: Wildstone

A new hybrid advertising space and community garden, designed by Wildstone for client Clear Channel’s premium Storm brand, has transformed a treacherous corner in London into a vibrant community space. The formerly derelict site in Lambeth Palace Conservation Area had remained undeveloped for over twenty years and was eventually hoarded up. Anti-social behaviour was a longstanding issue, prompting Community Safety officers to request that the landowners investigate additional security measures and productive temporary uses for the development site. Innovative structures and urban space designers, Wildstone, have created a scheme to change this crime ridden space by transforming it into a publically open,working community garden, whilstrein stating the site’s original function as an advertising space.

Image Courtesy © Stratton & Reekie

Image Courtesy © Wildstone

  • Architects: Wildstone
  • Project: Lambeth Palace Road
  • Location: London, England

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