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Folded light in London by Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design

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

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Library of Birmingham in UK by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.

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Centenary Square, the largest public square in the heart of Birmingham, currently lacks cohesion or a clear identity or atmosphere.  Mecanoo’s design transforms the square into one with three distinct realms: monumental, cultural and entertainment. These palazzos form an urban narrative of important periods in the history of the city; The Repertory Theatre (REP), a 1960s concrete building, the Library of Birmingham, designed in 2009 and Baskerville House, a listed sandstone building designed in 1936. The busiest pedestrian route in the city, what Mecanoo calls the red line, leads pedestrians into Centenary Square. The cantilever of the library is not only a large canopy that provides shelter at the common entrance of the Library of Birmingham and the REP, but additionally forms a grand city balcony with views of the events and happenings on the square.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
  • Project: Library of Birmingham
  • Location: Birmingham, UK
  • Client: Birmingham City Council
  • Structural and mechanical engineer: Buro Happold, Birmingham, Glasgow
  • Theatre consultant: Theateradvies, Amsterdam
  • Design manager: Davis Langdon Schumann Smith, London
  • Contractor: Carillion Building, West Midlands

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Peninsula Place in London, UK by Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

Knight Dragon unveils a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.

This major new landmark is set to transform Greenwich Peninsula, London’s emerging cultural district. Residents and visitors to the Peninsula will arrive from the tube into an 80ft high winter garden and glass galleria. The scheme will total 1.4 million sq ft including a new tube and bus station, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars, shops and a wellbeing hub. Above this will rise three towers of workspaces, apartments and hotels, all connected to the Thames by a stunning new land bridge.

Day, Image Courtesy © Uniform

  • Architects: Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer
  • Project: Peninsula Place
  • Location: London, UK
    Photography: Uniform
  • Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
  • Architect PP2: Allies and Morrison
  • Structural Engineer of record: Meinhardt
  • MEP Engineer: AECOM
  • Quantity Surveyor: Alinea
  • Hotel Architect: Reardon Smith
  • Hotel Advisors: Hamiltons

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Omeara in London, UK by align with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: align 

Designers align have worked with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons on Omeara, an exciting new 350-capacity live music venue, bar and performance space in Flat Iron Square in London’s Borough, which has now opened its doors to the public.

‘I’ve been playing and putting on shows in London for my entire adult life.’ Ben Lovett commented. ‘Without the grass-roots music venues in this city, the band and I simply wouldn’t have achieved what we have, so I have a lot to be grateful for. Over the last few years, London has lost so many of its brilliant music establishments and I want to do what I can to try and reverse that decline.’

Image Courtesy © Alastair Lever

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LONDON BAY in United Kingdom by Hermann Kamte & Associates

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Hermann Kamte & Associates

In 2015, we have been participate to “a folly for London competition” a contest organised by A Folly For London; a platform for articles and public engagement regarding the issues underlying the proposed Garden Bridge in central London which launched with a free-to-enter and open-to-all satirical competition for architecture of the absurd.

Image Courtesy © Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: LONDON BAY
  • Location: London, UK
  • Designer: Hermann Kamte
  • Status : Proposal – Criticism

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 Pavilion in Farnborough, UK by AVIOstudio

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: AVIOstudio

In 2016 AVIOstudio designed the Sukhoi Superjet 100 pavilion within the Farnborough International Airshow (UK).

Every year Sukhoi Superjet 100, a modern regional jet, product of a Russian-Italian joint venture, takes part to the International Airshow: in even years in Farnborough, in odd years in Paris-Le Bourget.

Main facade, Image Courtesy © Cristian Guizzo

  • Architects: AVIOstudio (Cristian Guizzo & Michele De Marchi)
  • Project: Sukhoi Superjet 100 Pavilion – Farnborough International Airshow 2016
  • Location: Farnborough, UK
  • Photography: Cristian Guizzo
  • Client: Superjet International
  • Collaborator: Marco Gaggio
  • General Contractor: Interfiere
  • Time: 11/07/2016 – 17/07/2016

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Pembury Circus in Hackney, London by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects are delighted to have been recognized by the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) for their development at Pembury Circus, which has been awarded the title “Best Mixed Use Development” at the LEAF Awards 2016, alongside other high profile finalists.

FBM Architects – Pembury Circus, Hackney, London, Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: Pembury Circus
  • Location: Hackney, London, UK
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, plus Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

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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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5 Hanover Square in London, UK by Squire and Partners

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

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

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Reydon Grove Farm in Suffolk, UK by Norm Architects

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Article source: Norm Architects

Situated on the border of a working farm in Suffolk (UK), the Reydon Grove Farm has been designed as a long and narrow flat roofed pavillon, to give the building a sufficient magnitude and scale to correspond sizes of the existing barn and the old dairies on the site.

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It is proposed to use the site for a single bungalow that will be sited in the north east corner of the site that is well screened from the wind by the trees towards the east, separating the farm site from the meadows.

Image Courtesy © Norm Architects

Image Courtesy © Norm Architects

  • Architects: Norm Architects
  • Project: Reydon Grove Farm
  • Location: Suffolk, UK
  • Area: 247 m2

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