Posts Tagged ‘UK’
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
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
- Architects: Proctor and Matthews Architects
- Project: Hargood Close
- Location: Essex, UK
- Client: Family Mosaic
- Contract value: £3.4 Million
- Project status: Completed April 2014
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
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Imperial War Museum
- Location: London, UK
- Photography: Foster + Partners, Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
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
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
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
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.
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Article source: Fraher Architects
Sited opposite the Butterfly House, The Studio is a garden based creative home work space for our Architectural Practice. Situated in South East of London the building was driven by the directors need to balance a young family with an increasing workload.
Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse
- Architects: Fraher Architects
- Project: The Green Studio
- Location: London, UK
- Photography: Jack Hobhouse
- Structural Engineer: Constant Structural Design
- Joinery: Fraher and Co Ltd
- Start on site: March 2013
- Completed: October 2013
- Area: Total 32sqm
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Article source: Squire and Partners
Squire and Partners has completed a slender apartment building on London’s Hanover Street, featuring full height bespoke perforated shutters. The building forms part of a mixed-use development which also provides a new office building and the Hus Gallery of contemporary art.
Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners
- Architects: Squire and Partners
- Project: 10 Hanover Street
- Location: London, UK
- Client: Morgan Capital Partnership
- M&E: MTT
- Structure: Waterman
- Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
- Contractor: MACE
- External shutter manufacturer: Astec Projects
- Show Apartment Interior: Jess Lavers
Friday, October 18th, 2013
Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP
Hewitt Studios recently won an invited competition to redesign the Freshford Village Memorial Hall, near Bath. Their vision was to provide a welcoming and attractive multipurpose focus for local community activity, complementing its outstanding rural setting.
Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP
- Architects: Hewitt Studios LLP
- Project: Village Memorial Hall
- Location: Freshford, UK
- Type Of Project: Community
- Client: Trustees of Freshford Village Memorial Hall
- Contract Value: c.£2.5m TBC
- Software used: Vectorworks, Sketch-up