Posts Tagged ‘London’
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Article source: The Decorators
A Mobile Italian Garden transforms the terrace at Alexandra Palace into a welcoming area with exceptional views over the city.
Drawing inspiration from the architecture of the palace, the proposal breaks the monumental proportions of the main building to meet visitors with a more intimate scale on their first encounter with Alexandra Palace. The theatricality of the terraced view is accentuated by the enclosed viewing amphitheater to contemplate the surrounding landscape: bringing to stage the gardens and the city of London in the background.
Image Courtesy © Dosfotos
- Architects: The Decorators
- Project: A Mobile Italian Garden
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Dosfotos
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Article source: Heatherwick Studio
Following Transport for London’s (TfL) tender for proposals to improve pedestrian links across the river, Heatherwick Studio and actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley have developed an idea for a new pedestrian ‘Garden Bridge’ across the River Thames; a scheme to connect North and South London with a garden. As one of the greenest cities of its size in the world, this precious new piece of landscape will add to London’s rich and diverse horticultural heritage of heathlands, parks, squares, allotments and community gardens and support many indigenous river edge plant species.
Image Courtesy © Heatherwick Studio
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Article source: The Church Studios
LONDON: In the culmination of a nearly yearlong reconstruction project, multi-Platinum/Academy Award-winning producer Paul Epworth (Paul McCartney, Adele, Coldplay, U2, Lorde), has announced the completion of stage one of a massive renovation of The Church Recording Studio. Reconfiguring the legendary Studio 2 Live and Control Rooms, and creating a unique totally new Writing Room, engaged the design skills of the Walters-Storyk Design Group, and the studio installation/operational expertise of Miloco Builds.
Image Courtesy © Lucy Williams
- Architects: The Church Studios
- Project: Paul Epworth’s The Church Studios Complete Major WSDG Renovation
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Dirk Noy, Lucy Williams, Vicky Taylor
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Article source: Squire and Partners
Squire and Partners’ RIBA Regent Street Windows design for Brooks Brothers, the oldest American apparel brand, was conceived following a discussion about shared values of heritage, craftsmanship and quality. The concept draws on the iconic Golden Fleece, the historical symbol of wool merchants and the Brooks Brothers trademark since 1850.
Image Courtesy © James Jones
- Architects: Squire and Partners
- Project: RIBA REGENT STREET WINDOWS
- Location: London, England
- Photography: James Jones
- Shopfitting: Marangoni Design (Milan)
- Engineers: Heyne Tillet Steel
- Sculptor (bronze cast sheep): Jonathan Sanders
- Foundry (bronze cast sheep): Nelson & Forbes
- Gold leafing: Hare & Humphries
- Metallisation (hanging sheep): VMC Limited
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Article source: D+DS Architecture Office
The Capco and Bold Rocket offices in Shoreditch, London are located in a 150 year old 5 story steel and brick loft building. The architectural and cultural context of the neighborhood inspired the design concept: open loft space, industrial architecture with character, solid materials, visible joinery details. The custom furniture and walls use raw materials and expose the method of construction. Solid ash wood, timber pine either left natural or painted and black powder coated steel are the predominant materials. Walls reveal the method of construction, turning the typical construction inside out; wood studs are visible.
Image Courtesy © Thomas Fallon & Jeroen De Schrijver
- Architects: D+DS Architecture Office
- Project: Capco/ Bold Rocket Offices
- Location: 77-79 Great Eastern Street , Shoreditch, London, UK
- Photography: Thomas Fallon, Jeroen De Schrijver
- Software used: Sketch up
- Client: Capco/ Bold Rocket
- Project Area: 2,300 square meters / 24,800 square feet
- Project Year: April 2014
- Program, Layout Design & General Contractor: Thirdway Interiors
- 3D Rocket Manufacturer: Materialise
- Living Wall Manufacturer: Biotecture Ltd
- Furniture Coordinator and Supplier: The Furniture Practice
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 © Paul Riddle
- Architects: Lee Boyd
- Project: Beefeater
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Paul Riddle
- Software used: Microstation
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
- 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
Friday, August 1st, 2014
Article source: Platform 5 Architects LLP & Richard Hopkinson Architects
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
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
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Imperial War Museum
- Location: London, UK
- Photography: Foster + Partners, Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
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