Posts Tagged ‘London’
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
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
- Architects: Scenario Architecture
- Project: Scenario’s House
- Location: Alconbury Rd, London, England
- Photography: Matt Clayton
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Completed: 2016
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- Architects: Studio RHE
- Project: Republic
- Location: London, United Kingdom
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Article source: Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners has been appointed to redevelop the iconic Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo. The Grade II* listed structure, designed by Cedric Price with Frank Newby and Lord Snowdon in 1962, was the first aviary in Britain that offered visitors a ‘walk-through’ experience, bringing them closer to the birds in their natural habitat. The structure will now be modernised and upgraded to provide a brand new walk-through home for the Zoo’s troop of colobus monkeys.
Image Courtesy © Daniel Sprawson
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: ZSL London Zoo’s Snowdon Aviary
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Daniel Sprawson
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
Article source: Squire and Partners
Squire and Partners won an invited competition in 2006 to design a new mixed-use building for a prestigious corner site in Mayfair which addresses both Hanover Square and Hanover Street.
Launched in April 2012, the completed building marks the first UK venture for Mitsui Fudosan, Japan’s leading property company, working with development managers Stanhope. The clients sought to provide a high quality exemplar sustainable building providing 91,000 sq ft of office, residential and gallery space.
Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners
Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Article source: v2com
October in New York, the London-based architects Weston Williamson were announced winners in the annual AAP American Architecture Prize.
The Paddington Integrated Project (PIP) won silver in the architectural transport design category at the AAP, which honours exceptional international designs across three disciplines: architectural design, interior design, and landscape architecture.
PIP is a multiple award-winning project initiated by the design work WW+P carried out on the Paddington Crossrail station. Crossrail, the delivery body of the new London Underground line (Elizabeth line) is to date, the largest, most ambitious transport infrastructure project in Europe..
Paddington Integrated Project 1, Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge
- Architects: Weston Williamson + Partners
- Project: The Paddington Integrated Project (PIP)
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Photography: Nick Guttridge
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Article source: Claudio Silvestrin Architects
This newly built house is located in the conservation area of Hampstead village in north-west London.
The project, commissioned by a developer with the intention of selling it to the luxury market, comprises a 5-storey house of 800m2, with an inset garage, 160m2 garden, and an indoor pool / spa.
Image Courtesy © Claudio Silvestrin Architects
- Architects: Claudio Silvestrin Architects
- Project: Cannon Lane House
- Location: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
- Photography: James Morris, Pietro Savorelli and Giulia Ricagni
- Client: Astwood
- Size: 800m2
- Date: 2015
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Article source: Mark Fairhurst Architects
Mark Fairhurst Architects were appointed in 2014 by Kuropatwa Ltd. the developer/ contractor for the technical design of the 16 residential apartments at Hafer Road, we were challenged to deliver what was a relatively complex concept design by Peter Barber Architects.
Located in the London Borough of Wandsworth close to Clapham Common and Lavender Hill, 4-8 Hafer Road is a cooperative housing development replacing 8 existing flats on a former bomb damaged site with 4 maisonettes and a further 12 residential units.
Image Courtesy © Morely von Sternberg
- Architects: Mark Fairhurst Architects
- Project: Cooperative Housing Scheme
- Location: 4-8 Hafer Road, London SW11 1HF, London, England
- Photography: Morely von Sternberg
- Client/Developer: On the Rise Housing Co-operative
- Contractor/Developer: Kuropatwa Ltd.
- Structural Engineer: Hall Davis Consulting Engineers
- M&E Engineers: Mandick Waring Consulting Engineers
- CDM Coordinator: Andrew Worsley
- Party Wall Surveyor: GKR Associates
- Acoustic Consultants: KP Acoustics
- Energy Consultants: Mandick Waring Consulting Engineers
- Landscape Architect: Buckley Design Associates
- Floor Area: 1,517 sq/m