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V and A Gallery 40 in South Kensington London, UK by 6a architects

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: 6a architects

Situated in the south-western corner of the V&A South Kensington site, Gallery 40 is one of the museum’s largest and most architecturally distinctive interior spaces. The simplified neo-classical gallery, 1600 sqm in area, is based on an octagonal plan with four deep circular alcoves below a flattened domed glass roof.

Image Courtesy © 6a architects

Image Courtesy © 6a architects

  • Architects: 6a architects
  • Project: V and A Gallery 40
  • Location: South Kensington London, UK
  • Client: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
  • Project Team: Tom Emerson, Stephanie Macdonald, Takeshi Hayatsu, John Ross, Alex Maclean
  • Structural Engineer: Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • M&E Engineer: BuroHappold
  • Project Manager: Victoria and Albert Museum Estates Department
  • Contractor: Coniston Limited
  • Lighting Design: BDP
  • Enginee: Andrew Cox Ltd
  • Advanced Works and Mosaic Repair:Sykes and Sons
  • Project Size: 1600m2
  • Completion Date: March 2013


Great Fens Visitor Centre in wetland, Uk by Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects

The proposal creates a holistic vision for the heart of the ambitious Great Fen masterplan.  The visitor experience is conceived to be delightful, interactive and informative with the Visitor Centre interwoven within a large mosaic of differing fen landscapes and habitats. Paths and canals radiate from the Visitor Centre to link with the rich wetland landscape.

 Image Courtesy © Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects

Image Courtesy © Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects

  • Architects: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
  • Project: Great Fens Visitor Centre
  • Location: wetland, Uk
  • Landscape Archietct: Englebeck Studio – Luke Englebeck
  • Structural Engineer: Techniker – Matthew Wells
  • Services Engineer: Synergy – Jim Grace
  • Cost Consultant: Exigere – Richard Hopper


OPSO in London W1U 5QL, UK by K-STUDIO

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: K-STUDIO

OPSO is an all-day restaurant situated on the corner of Paddington Street and Nottingham Place in the London neighbourhood of Marylebone.

The brief was to create a design that would reflect the overall philosophy of the restaurant: Greek inspired, London made. For this concept to come across successfully the design, the menu and the branding had to come together coherently in one identity. We worked closely with the whole team to ensure that the design of the space is seen as a natural physical extension of the OPSO concept.

Image Courtesy © Tom Gildon

Image Courtesy © Tom Gildon

  • Architects: K-STUDIO
  • Project: OPSO
  • Location: London W1U 5QL, UK
  • Photography: Tom Gildon
  • Main Contractor: OWN Property & Development
  • M&E Engineer: OWN Property & Development
  • Structural Engineer: Michael Alexander Consulting Engineers
  • Lighting Engineer: HALO.


Waltham Forest College in London, UK by Platform 5 Architects LLP & Richard Hopkinson Architects

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

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography


Hargood Close in Essex, UK by Proctor and Matthews Architects

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: Proctor and Matthews  Architects 

Winner – RIBA National Award 2014, Winner – ‘Richard Fielden Award’ Housing Design Awards, Winner – Best Housing Project, Brick Awards 2013, Winner Galvanizing Awards, ‘Architecture in Detail’

Hargood Close is a supported housing scheme in Colchester, (for vulnerable people in need of emergency temporary accommodation) providing a mix of apartments including studios, one and two bedroom dwellings, as well as family houses. The brief called for a mix of dwelling types that would provide more flexible options to help staff respond to the differing living requirements of changing tenants. In addition the brief specified improved space for both onsite and visiting staff, communal space, meeting rooms and a secure children’s play area.

Image Courtesy © Proctor and Matthews  Architects

Image Courtesy © Proctor and Matthews Architects

  • Architects: Proctor and Matthews  Architects
  • Project: Hargood Close
  • Location: Essex, UK
  • Client: Family Mosaic
  • Contract value: £3.4 Million
  • Project status: Completed April 2014


Imperial War Museum in London, UK by Foster + Partners

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

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Imperial War Museum
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Foster + Partners, Nigel Young_Foster + Partners


The Garden House in London, UK by Space Group of Architects Ltd

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Space Group of Architects Ltd

This is a refurbishment and extension of an existing terraced house in North London.

The aim of the project is to extend the kitchen/dining area by infilling a currently under-used space to the side of the property. A minimal framed skylight shall provide good natural daylight from above in addition to vertically glazed surfaces. In addition to that we propose to extend the area by three meters into the garden repeating the same design principles allowing for extra space that also enhances the design ideas.

Image Courtesy © Space Group of Architects Ltd

Image Courtesy © Space Group of Architects Ltd


MiCasa in Hertfordshire, UK by Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

In October 2010, Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects was commissioned by Peter and Melanie Domb to design a house of modern design, with minimal impact on the environment and able to accommodate their burgeoning art collection.

The architects had worked with Peter Domb for many years in his capacity as a commercial developer. They met to look around the site at the bottom of the garden of the Dombs’ existing house, discussing their aspirations for the scheme and possible options.

Image Courtesy © Lyndon Douglas

  • Architects: Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects
  • Project: MiCasa
  • Location: Hertfordshire, UK
  • Photography: Lyndon Douglas
  • Client: Peter and Melanie Domb
  • Project commission: October 2010
  • Project completion: November 2012

4 Views in Winchester, UK by AR Design Studio

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Article source: AR Design Studio

Situated in a prominent location overlooking the city of Winchester and its beautiful surrounding countryside stands Four Views.This striking upside-down build contrasts with its conventional neighbours, displaying a flat overhanging roof, dark grey brick, cedar cladding and grey aluminium framed windows.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: AR Design Studio  (Andy Ramus, Laura Locke)
  • Project: 4 Views
  • Location: Winchester, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Completion: February 2014

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.
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