Posts Tagged ‘London’
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Article source: Jailmake Ltd
When taking on this poorly planned out and ill functioning mid-terrace house, the solution was to turn the whole layout around.
The most dramatic change is the ground floor extension, creating a full width kitchen and dining room, with broad folding doors that lead straight out to a kitchen garden — but the impact is felt throughout the house. The flow has been redirected, drawing you straight through to the light filled living and dining space — but also allowing you to arrive, store you bike, hang your coat and put away your bag, in the ply-clad utility room. Filled floor to ceiling with rearrangeable shelving and integrated laundry rack, the room provides a dedicated space for the more day-to-day functions of a city home.
Image Courtesy © Jailmake Ltd
- Architects: Jailmake Ltd
- Project: Kirkwood House
- Location: London, England
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Article source: Nacho Gias Studio with Tomas Gruber
Ma mama, A qui li rifrega Delacroix?! (But mum, who cares about Delacroix?!)
That was the question thrown by a child to his mum while I was waiting on a huge line for the Louvre Museum, in Paris. It made me smile until I realized that the child’s premise was full of truth, it kept a reality that we forget so often.
Image Courtesy © Nacho Gias Studio with Tomas Gruber
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Article source: PUP architects
This week sees the opening of the 2017 Antepavilion, the first of an annual series of experimental structures to be built at Hoxton Docks, a complex of artists’ studios on the Regent’s canal in East London. Designed and built by upcoming architecture firm, PUP Architects, this year’s Antepavilion was selected from 128 proposals in a competition organised by the Architecture Foundation and sponsored by Shiva Ltd.
Image Courtesy © PUP architects
- Architects: PUP architects
- Project: Antepavilion
- Location: London, England
Friday, September 1st, 2017
Article source: WilkinsonEyre
Following a design competition in 2011, WilkinsonEyre was appointed for the redevelopment of the former River Plate House in Finsbury Circus. Working to the client’s overall vision for an ‘exemplary’ new office building for this historic City site adjacent to the listed Britannic House by Edwin Lutyens, with access from both Finsbury Circus and South Place. The new building provides 15,000m² of grade A, flexible office space with ground floor retail.
Image Courtesy © WilkinsonEyre
- Architects: WilkinsonEyre
- Project: 8 Finsbury Circus
- Location: London
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: Satchel Tang
Silver & Co has designed and converted a derelict shed into a flexible multi-functional art studio for an artist couple and their child at the bottom of a West London garden.
Image Courtesy © Jason Taylor
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Article source: Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design
Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design has finished the installation of its design for a 40-metrehigh integrated artwork across ten storeys of 8 Finsbury Circus, a new office development in the City of London which was formally opened this month.
A partial view of Folded Light from the seventh floor with sunlight reflected into the space, Image Courtesy © Timothy Soar
- Architects: Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design
- Project: Folded light
- Location: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, UK
- Photography: Timothy Soar
- Client: Stanhope (on behalf of Mitsubishi Estate, London)
- Building Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
- Fabrication & Installation: Tuchschmid Constructa AG (with PAD Contracts Ltd)
- Project Management: Lendlease
- Completed: October 2016
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Article source: MOCT Studio
East London-based MOCT Studio have re-planned and extended a suburban London semi-detached to provide a faceted roof social space for a large family.
The family of six had become increasingly cramped in the existing semi-detached, despite the previous addition of two small dormers, with shared children’s bedrooms, a single bathroom and fragmented living spaces that meant the family were rarely all in the same room.
The roof tapers down towards the garden to frame and connect to the new patio, Image Courtesy © Ioana Marinescu
- Architects: MOCT Studio
- Project: Barnham Road
- Location: 17 Barnham Road, London, England
- Photography: Ioana Marinescu
- Client: Christopher and Zena Ross
- Area: 140 Sq.m
- Completed: 2016
Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Article source: Kate Gould Gardens
City Living is a contemporary garden on several levels imagined in a typical urban apartment block. While these dwellings are often cold and slightly forbidding in appearance they could easily be transformed with the addition of attractive green outdoor spaces for residents use with comfortable and sheltered seating areas surrounded by appealing planting and tranquil water features.
Image Courtesy © Kate Gould Gardens
- Architects: Kate Gould Gardens
- Project: City Living Chelsea 2017 – Gold medal and Best in Fresh gardens in London
- Location: Chelsea, London
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: ARTIQ
Leading art consultants ARTIQ have curated show-stopping art collections for both the conference, banqueting and event spaces and the bedrooms of the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel, with the former area going on to win the European Hotel Design Award for ‘Event Spaces’, where judges commented on its ‘fresh and more grown-up approach to the conception of mixed-use function spaces, working successfully as a business and social venue.’
Image Courtesy © Alastair Lever
- Architects: ARTIQ
- Project: Art for the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
- Location: London
- Photography: Alastair Lever
Friday, June 16th, 2017
Article source: MW Architects
This is a dramatic transformation of a small, semi-detached Victorian house. Despite being arranged over three floors, it was so shallow in depth that the proportions were cottage like.
We dropped the floor at lower ground level, and excavated a substantial portion of the garden to make space for a two-storey extension made predominantly in glass. The existing rear wall was flattened off and rebuilt in traditional London stock brick, in contrast with the contemporary glazing.
Image Courtesy © French + Tye
- Architects: MW Architects
- Project: Clapham House
- Location: Clapham, London
- Photography: French + Tye
- Lead Architects: Matthew Wood & Melissa Robinson
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 175sqm
- Completion Year: 2015
- Other participants: (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Richard Tant Associates (structural engineer), KJV contractors,
- List of materials and brands:
- 1. Raynaers CP 130 Lift and Slide In line Doors – RAL 7016
- 2. Mandarin Stone – Classic Nero Riven Slate Tiles
- 3. BTC Original Lights – Hector Medium wall lights and Drop One Large Pendants