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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery in London, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

It is a wonderful coincidence that we started work designing the Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery in the bicentennial year of the birth of Ada Lovelace, a pioneering woman in the history of computers and of ‘poetic science’. Her inspirational influence on our approach to the design of the project, from inception to completion, cannot be overstated. Just as her Notes unravelled the abstract world of the analytical engine and its logic to generations beyond, we hope the design of the Mathematics Gallery complements the curatorial ambitions to inspire and engage further generations with the instinctive and physical aspects of mathematics. Collections like those housed within the Science Museum in London are instrumental in allowing the human mind to explore the many dimensions of innovation. The new group of objects on display in the Gallery is meticulously curated to narrate seemingly everyday moments in innovation driven by mathematics.

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Luke Hayes
  • Project Team:
    • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
    • ZHA Director: Charles Walker
    • ZHA Project senior associate: Bidisha Sinha
    • ZHA Project associate: Shajay Bhooshan
    • ZHA Project team: Vishu Bhooshan, Henry Louth, David Reeves, Nhan Vo, Mattia Santi, Sai Prateik Bhasgi, Karthikeyan Arunachalam, Tommaso Casucci, Marko Margeta , Filippo Nassetti, Mostafa El Sayed, Suryansh Chandra, Ming Cheong, Carlos Parraga-Botero, Ilya Pereyaslavtsev, Ramon Weber
  • Consultants:
    • Structure: Arup
    • MEP: Arup
    • Lighting: Arup Lighting
    • Project Manager: Lendlease
    • CDM: Gardiner & Theobald
    • Cost consultant: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Construction Team:
    • Main contractor: Paragon
  • Floor area: 913m²
  • Design competition win announced: 10 September 2014
  • Gallery opens to the public: 8 December 2016

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Walmer Yard in London, England by Peter Salter

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Article source: Peter Salter 

Walmer Yard is the first residential scheme in Britain by Peter Salter, the internationally acclaimed teacher and architectural designer. Seven years in the making, four finely crafted houses built around a shared courtyard in Notting Hill are now being shown to the architectural press.

The houses reflect Salter’s unique approach to the design of spaces for living. The structure, volumes and materials are employed to create a series of rooms and circulation spaces that are precisely tuned to domestic use, private peace and sensory experience.

Courtyard looking north with shutters closed, Image Courtesy © Hélène Binet

Courtyard looking north with shutters closed, Image Courtesy © Hélène Binet

  • Architects: Peter Salter
  • Project: Walmer Yard
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hélène Binet
  • Client: Crispin Kelly and Seb Kelly
  • Principal Designer: Peter Salter
  • Associate Designer: Fenella Collingridge
  • Collaborators: Mole Architects; John Comparelli Architects
  • Site Architect: Hugo Keene with Peter Salter and Fenella Collingridge
  • Structural Engineers: Tony Holdbrook, Chetan Palmer
  • Approved Building Inspector: Chris Tang, MLM approved inspectors
  • M and E installation: Shaw Building Group
  • Main Contractor: Daren Bye & David Tofts – Shaw Building Group

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In with the Old and with the New in London, England by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: Scenario Architecture

Scenario Architecture was approached by our clients, a professional couple, to rethink their flat design. They have owned it for over a decade and felt it is time for a radical change. We worked together to develop a very extensive brief noting down all their requirments and well as aspirations for their newly designed home.

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

  • Architects: Scenario Architecture
  • Project: In with the Old and with the New
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Matt Clayton

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Arts building for The American school in London, England by Walters & Cohen Architects

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: Walters & Cohen Architects

In 2011, the practice won an invited competition to design a new arts building for the well-established independent school in St John’s Wood. Taking its cue from the mass and footprint of the listed, semi-detached villas on the site adjacent, the four-storey building is designed to resemble a single large property. The complexity of the project is heightened by its location on a prominent corner plot in the St John’s Wood conservation area, where proposed developments attract a lot of attention.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

  • Architects: Walters & Cohen Architects
  • Project: Arts building for The American school
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Dennis Gilbert and Marcus Peel

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Eden McCallum in London, England by Align

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: Caroline Collett PR Ltd

The Space:

The location for the new offices is a 8,715 sq ft single-storey space on 5th floor of a newly-redeveloped Crown Estates building, facing onto Air Street (where entrance is located) and Glasshouse Street – just minutes from Piccadilly Circus. The premises benefit from great natural light, with windows the full length of both sides, plus a sympathetic base-build delivered by the landlord’s architects, featuring limed oak and good quality architectural lighting.

Reception lobby area, Image Courtesy © Kate Berry

Reception lobby area, Image Courtesy © Kate Berry

  • Architects: Align
  • Project: Eden McCallum
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Kate Berry
  • Main contractor: Virtus

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Slab House in London, England by Bureau de Change Architects

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: Bureau de Change Architects

The focal point of the project is a concrete waffle shaped roof, which sits aloft the new living area. Its pre-fabricated peaks and troughs create trenches for rooftop planting, softening the volume, establishing a connection with the leafy surroundings and creating pleasing views from the floors above. From the garden, the roof trenches are out of sight, giving the immediate effect of a simple concrete slab, which contrasts with the texture of the original building.

Rear view, Image Courtesy © Ben Blossom

Rear view, Image Courtesy © Ben Blossom

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Scenario’s House in London, England by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Scenario Architecture

This house was a chance to be our own clients. It was purchased with the intention of completely renovating, extending and adapting it to the scenarios of our own family life. It presented us with the opportunity to ‘practice what we preach’ to its fullest expression and create the scenario house. The main design challenge was finding a way of connecting the front part of the house, which originally had two separate Victorian reception rooms with the basement level, a full floor height below, both physically and visually, in order to create a sense of single and connected open living and kitchen spaces.

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

  • Architects: Scenario Architecture
  • Project: Scenario’s House
  • Location: Alconbury Rd, London, England
  • Photography: Matt Clayton
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Completed: 2016

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The Design Museum of London in England by OMA with Allies and Morrison

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: OMA 

In December 2007, along with five other architectural firms, OMA was invited by Chelsfield deputy chairman Sir Stuart Lipton to consider the potential of the Commonwealth Institute site. OMA’s proposal sought to save the grade II* listed building by reinjecting life into the modernist monument, the new home for London’s Design Museum, while retaining its distinctive copper roof and parabolic form. OMA with Allies and Morrison were the architects responsible for the design of the refurbished structural shell and external envelope of the building. The project required a close working relationship with Design Museum interior architects, John Pawson.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

Image Courtesy © Sebastian van Damme

  • Architects: OMA with Allies and Morrison
  • Project: The Design Museum of London
  • Location: Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London, England
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge, Luke Hayes, Sebastian van Damme, Philip Vile, James Harris, Ekaterina Izmestieva
  • Client: Chelsfield with Ilchester Estates and the Design Museum
  • Structure/ Core/ Building Envelope: Chelsfield with Mace
  • Interior Architecture: John Pawson
  • Partner in Charge(OMA): Reinier de Graaf
  • Director(OMA): Carol Patterson
  • Project Architects(OMA): Mario Rodriguez, Isabel Silva, Fenna Wagenaar, Mitesh Dixit, Richard Hollington III, Beth Hughes
  • Team(OMA): Caroline Andersen, Luis Arencibia, Fred Awty, Olga Banchikova, Thibaut Barrault, Rachel Bate, Thorben Bazlen, Katrin Betschinger, Philippe Braun, Matthew Brown, Kees van Casteren, Maria Cogliani, Tudor Costachescu, Johan Dehlin, Sebastien Delagrange, Miles Gertler, Hannes Gutberlet, Joyce Hsiang, Yerin Kang, Bin Kim, Andrew Kovacs, Caroline Martin, Roza Matveeva, Andres Mendoza, Ioana Mititelu, Barbara Modolo, Ross O’Connell, Adrian Phiffer, Alex Rodriguez, Duarte Santo, Lawrence Siu, Ivan Valdez, Boris Vapne, Greg R. Williams, Xu Yang, Delnaz Yekrangian, Nikos Yiatros
  • Partners(Allies and Morrison): Simon Fraser, Robert Maxwell
  • Director(Allies and Morrison): Neil Shaughnessy
  • Associate Directors(Allies and Morrison): Joel Davenport, Heidi Shah
  • Associates(Allies and Morrison): Sean Joyce, Johanna Coste-Buscayret
  • Team(Allies and Morrison): Irina Bardakhanova, Ozlem Balicadag, Dinka Beglerbegovic, Thomas Cartledge, Ignacio Diaz-Maurino Jimenez, Owen Jowett, Iris Hoffman, Ines Kramer, Ioana Mititelu, Sophie Nicholaou, Fabiana Paluszny, Duarte Santo, Tom See Hoo, Mike Slade, Janina Vetriest, Stuart Thomson
  • Contractor: Mace

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RCA Battersea Campus in London, England by Serie Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Serie Architects 

Serie Architects have proposed a design for the Royal College of Art’s new Battersea South Campus. The scheme was one of seven proposals for the site submitted as part of an invited competition process which took place during September 2016. The firm was the only UK practice to be selected for the shortlist from 97 other initial expression of interest.

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

  • Architects: Serie Architects
  • Project: RCA Battersea Campus
  • Location: London, England 
  • Team: Serie Architects, Transolar Klima Engineering, John Robertson Architects, AKT II
  • Area: 15,000 sqm
  • Status: Competition, 2nd Place

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Republic in London, United Kingdom by Studio RHE

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Studio RHE

Built in 1993, Republic is a 600,000 square feet office development with retail and leisure amenities and 471 car parking spaces situated on a prominent 6.4-acre island site in the London Docklands. It is currently being refurbished and reimagined by Trilogy Property and La Salle Investment Management to appeal to the burgeoning innovation, co-working, cultural and tech sectors. With a distinctive building wrap from Studio Hingston and designs from award-winning architect Studio RHE, Republic aims to provide competitive rents to young talent priced out of central London locations such as the West End and Shoreditch.

Republic’s location, directly accessed by East India DLR station in E14, anticipates the eastward migration of the creative and digital sectors and cultural institutions, such as the English National Ballet’s move to London City Island and Olympicopolis in Stratford, and enjoys a Zone 2 location and transport links which connects in minutes to the established business districts of Canary Wharf, the City and West End, as well as the cultural neighbourhoods of Stratford and Shoreditch.

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

Image Courtesy © Studio RHE

  • Architects: Studio RHE
  • Project: Republic
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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