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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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Quality Chop Shop in Farringdon, London by Fraher Architects

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Fraher Architects

The shop sits next door to the Quality Chop House which has a reputation for excellent cooking and good quality ingredients. The Client approached us to consider design proposals for the refurbishment of the adjacent shop unit that had recently become available.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Fraher Architects
  • Project: Quality Chop Shop
  • Location: Farringdon, London
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse
  • Joinery fabrication & installation: Fraher & Co
  • Client: Private Client

Contemporary Japanese Garden in London, U.K by MyLandscapes LTD

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: MyLandscapes LTD

The 250sqm site runs east to west and is surrounded by two buildings, a perimeter wall and open on the western side. Initially the ground was pretty level and laid to paving blocks, allowing access to the buildings but serving not much purpose and fairly static. The project took 3 months to build during the wettest winter in the British Isles at a cost of £140,000.

Image Courtesy © Amir Schlezinger

  • Architects: MyLandscapes LTD
  • Project: Contemporary Japanese Garden
  • Location: London, U.K
  • Photography: Amir Schlezinger
  • Software used: 3-D Max and Photoshop

The Jewel Box in Islington, London by Fraher Architects

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Article source: Fraher Architects  

Intended for a reputable silversmith and QC the brief called for complete renovation and extension to provide a dining area and garden room. This Grade II listed building is located in the prominent Colebrook row conservation area.

Image Courtesy © Andy Matthews

  • Architects: Fraher Architects
  • Project: The Jewel Box
  • Location: Islington, London
  • Photography: Andy Matthews
  • Contractor: Candour Interiors Ltd
  • Engineer: Elliot Wood Associates
  • Client: Private Client

More London Plot 7 in United Kingdom by Foster + Partners

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

Final building at More London achieves BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating.

Foster + Partners has completed the first office building in England to achieve the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation. 7 More London Riverside is the final and largest building within the More London masterplan, developed by More London Development, and provides a new 10-storey, sustainable headquarters for Price water house Coopers LLP.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: More London Plot 7
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
  • Client: More London Developments
  • Area: 535,000 ft2
  • Site Area: 80,000 ft2
  • Capacity: 4000 Occupants
  • Storeys: 11
  • Foster + Partners team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Mike Jelliffe, Rob Hall, David Rosenberg, John McCulley, Brandon Buck, Upesh Dhanji, Francesca Venturoni, Puikie Wu, Alessandro Baccari, Paul Smith, Susanne Bauer
  • Structural Engineers: Arup
  • Services: Grontmij
  • Landscape Architect: Robert Townshend

Souldern Road. Brook Green in London, UK by DOS ARCHITECTS

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Article source: DOS ARCHITECTS 

Situated in a Conservation area at the edge of Brook Green in West London, this stunning house was DOS Architects’ first residential refurbishment project in London. Their client lived in one of the houses and, having bought the house next door, decided to appoint DOS Architects to create a design which merged both houses into a single family house.

Image Courtesy © DOS ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: DOS ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Souldern Road. Brook Green
  • Location: London, UK
  • Software used: Microstation.

The Green Studio in London, UK by Fraher Architects

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: Fraher Architects

Sited opposite the Butterfly House, The Studio is a garden based creative home work space for our Architectural Practice. Situated in South East of London the building was driven by the directors need to balance a young family with an increasing workload.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Fraher Architects
  • Project: The Green Studio
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse
  • Structural Engineer: Constant Structural Design
  • Joinery: Fraher and Co Ltd
  • Start on site: March 2013
  • Completed: October 2013
  • Area: Total 32sqm

DRIFTING ART LAND in London, UNITED-KINGDOM by HOLDUP Architecture

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: HOLDUP Architecture

Hard to assess in urban term, the river claims the birth of the city while staying detached from it by its particular identity: ubiquitous as a spine, yet barely passable by inhabitants. Inserted in the Thames, undefined as a plot (central but distant), the drifting island embodies a favored observatory by proposing an alternative reality of London. Visitors are given the chance to experience and sense water in an elaborated architecture that merges and exchanges with its environment, like any living organism would unassumingly do.

Image Courtesy © HOLDUP Architecture

  • Architects: HOLDUP Architecture
  • Project: DRIFTING ART LAND
  • Location: London, UNITED-KINGDOM
  • TYPOLOGY: Floating art gallery
  • FLOOR AREA: 450sqm
  • STATUS: Competition entry
  • COMPLETION: June 2008
  • CONDITION: Open competition
  • EVENT: Arquitectum
  • TEAM: Engineering : GMGB

AnalogFolk in London, U.K by DESIGN HAUS LIBERTY

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: DESIGN HAUS LIBERTY 

Design Haus Liberty is a newly established architectural firm based in Westbourne Grove Nottinghill. Dara Huang, has established an architectural firm fusing together her talent’s in art and architectural design. She has already established a great client list featuring Samsung and her past experience includes the new development of the Tate Modern in London and Manolo Blahnik stores worldwide.

Image Courtesy © DESIGN HAUS LIBERTY

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