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Florida Street in London, UK by Paper House Project

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Paper House Project

This former garment factory in Bethnal Green had previously been used as a commercial office before being converted into a large open plan live/work unit nearly ten years ago. The challenge: how to retain an open plan arrangement whilst creating defined spaces and adding a second bedroom.

Image Courtesy © Paper House Project

Image Courtesy © Paper House Project

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MarketAxess Headquarters in London, UK by Spacesmith Architecture

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Article source: Spacesmith Architecture

Spacesmith recently completed the new 20,000 sf London headquarters for repeat client MarketAxess, an e-trading platform provider. The company recently acquired Xtraker, a financial systems software firm, and relocated in order to operate jointly under one roof.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Cardineau

Image Courtesy © Thierry Cardineau

  • Architects: Spacesmith Architecture
  • Project: MarketAxess UK
  • Location: 5 Aldermanbury Square, London, UK
  • Photography: Thierry Cardineau
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Client: MarketAxess London
  • Spacesmith Team: Michel Franck Principal In Charge, Harry Westbrook – Architecture,  Daniel Chilcote – Furniture & Finishes
  • Outside Project Managers or Owners Representatives: CBRE Project Management Division, Nikolas Denman PM
  • MEP Engineers: CCS
  • AV Consultant: Ocean Limited UK Company
  • IT Consultant: Ocean Limited UK Company
  • Final Budget: $ 135 per (Design Built process with London Team)
  • Square Footage: 20,000 rsf
  • Start Date: Design- March 2013
  • Completion Date: December 2013

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Minories Hotel in London, England by Mackay + Partners

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Mackay + Partners

The new 291 bed hotel building designed by Mackay + Partners, for developers Endurance Land & Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), will be operated by Motel One and opened pre-Christmas 2014.

The 4 star hotel will support the tourism needs at the edge of the City.

The building has created a new contemporary focus and identity on The Minories that will act as a benchmark for future neighbouring developments.

Image Courtesy © Mackay + Partners

Image Courtesy © Mackay + Partners

  • Architects: Mackay + Partners (Ken Mackay)
  • Project: Minories Hotel
  • Location: London, England

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Lightwell House in London, United Kingdom by Emergent Design Studios

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Article source: Emergent Design Studios

This unusually long Victorian Lion House is situated at the bend of a long terrace in Fulham. Given the limited depth of the rear garden and narrow proportion, the main body of the building and its rear wing were carefully extended towards the side and into a large basement, in accordance with the historical constraints imposed by its heritage context. Extensive light wells topping the extensions are utilised to expose newly open, contempviews. An ample basement space is connected to the upper levels both visually and physically through light wells, glass floors and cantilevered staircases, thus opening spaces across levels and creating a flexible and welcoming family home environment.

Image Courtesy © Emergent Design Studios

Image Courtesy © Emergent Design Studios

 

  • Architects: Emergent Design Studios
  • Project: Lightwell House
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Private Residence: 300sqm
  • Completed: April 2016

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Mendeley Office in London, England by align

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: align 

About Mendeley

Mendeley is a fast-growing, global, collaborative research and knowledge-sharing platform with over 3m global users. At the core of the business offer are cloud-based tools, platforms and services, designed to help scholars all over the world discover content, organise their papers and connect with other researchers, with the overall aim of making science more open, social and accessible.

The Mendeley offices are on the third floor of the Alphabeta building, Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

The Mendeley offices are on the third floor of the Alphabeta building, Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

  • Architects: align
  • Project: Mendeley Office
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Gareth Gardner

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Southwood in London, England by LLI Design

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: v2com

LLI Design recently completed a total redesign and refurbishment of a 4 story 1970’s townhouse in Highgate, a leafy and desirable part of London.

The house had tremendous potential and the new owners, a young professional couple, wanted to embrace the 1970’s feel, rather than try to ignore it, albeit not in a cliched way. Top of their wish list was a contemporary glass and steel open tread staircase and a master bathroom with a distinctive WOW factor.

Image Courtesy © Alex Maguire

Image Courtesy © Alex Maguire

  • Architects: LLI Design
  • Project: Southwood
  • Location: Highgate, London, England
  • Photography: Alex Maguire
  • Contractors: Pegasus Property
  • Home Automation: Pegasus Automation

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Foundry Mews in London, England by Project Orange

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Project Orange

Introduction

Foundry Mews is a surreptitious new-build, mixed-used development on a backland site in Barnes, West London. Tucked away behind a traditional range of shop buildings fronting Barnes High Street, the site was a long abandoned dilapidated MOT and car body repair workshop.  The brief for this sensitive site was to create studios and housing. We chose to take the model of the artisan mews where studios and living space share an intimate courtyard setting. The linked gabled buildings use vernacular forms reminiscent of small-scale workshops. The scheme comprises six duplex dwellings above a plinth of studio workspaces with two additional units and an apartment in the gabled northern block. While the brick gables and slate roofs merge into the surrounding street-scape, contemporary screens formed within the brickwork gables shield terraces of the apartments. This unassuming addition to the neighbourhood is an essay in placemaking and offers a thoughtfully re-worked typology for so called ‘difficult’ sites.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Project Orange
  • Project: Foundry Mews
  • Location: 58 Barnes High Street, Richmond, London, England
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Client: Marston Properties
  • Main Contractor: Charter Construction
  • Project Manager & Quantity Surveyor: PHWarr
  • Structural Engineer: Barnard & Associates
  • Date completed: May 2016

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Vaudeville Court in London, England by Levitt Bernstein

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Levitt Bernstein

Concept

Levitt Bernstein have completed a high density, sustainable, affordable housing project in Islington, London based around the concept of ‘productive landscapes.’ All homes are designed to meet London Housing Design Guide, Lifetime Homes and the Borough’s own detailed accessibility standards. A large ground floor, fully accessible wheelchair user apartment has also been carefully designed as an exemplar wheelchair user dwelling.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Levitt Bernstein
  • Project: Vaudeville Court
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Design team: Jo McCafferty (Director), Lotta Nyman (Associate Director), Tom Ginnett (Landscape Architect), Andy Jobling (CDMC)
  • Client: LB Islington
  • Services engineer: Aecom
  • Structural and civil engineer: Campbell Reith, Aecom
  • Planning consultant: HTA
  • Ecology consultant: Greenlink Ecology
  • Daylight consultant: Waterslade
  • Acoustic consultant: AIRO
  • Code/SAP assessor: Stromo
  • Construction value: £2.2m
  • Completion: 2015

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‘NT Future’ masterplan for the National Theatre in London, England by HAWORTH TOMPKINS

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Article source: HAWORTH TOMPKINS 

Haworth Tompkins announces the completion of NT Future, an £80m refurbishment of the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. Opened in 1976, the NT is one of Britain’s most important 20th century buildings, and arguably the masterpiece of architect Sir Denys Lasdun. NT Future equips the National Theatre to sustain its position at the forefront of theatre, while regenerating the building to address a radically changed urban context.

Image Courtesy © Philip Vile

Image Courtesy © Philip Vile

  • Architects: HAWORTH TOMPKINS
  • Project: ‘NT Future’ masterplan for the National Theatre
  • Location: South Bank, London, SE1 9PX, England
  • Photography: Philip Vile
  • Client: The National Theatre
  • Contractor: Lend Lease, Rise Contracts
  • Project Manager: BuroFour
  • Structural Engineer: Flint & Neill
  • Service Engineer: Atelier Ten
  • Acoustic Engineer: Arup Acoustic Consulting
  • Landscape Architect: Gross.Max
  • Dorfman Auditorium: 464 Seats (Previously 330)
  • Cost:
    • Overall Cost £80,000,000
    • Construction Cost £50,000,000
  • Gross Internal Area: 16,309 sqm
  • Dates:
    • Project Start Date October 2007
    • Completion Date April 2015

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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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