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The Central Saint Martin’s Building for The University of Arts in London by Stanton Williams

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Stanton Williams

To the north of King’s Cross and St Pancras International railway stations, 67-acres of derelict land are being transformed in what is one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects. The result will be a vibrant mixed-use quarter, at the physical and creative heart of which will be the new University of the Arts London campus, home of Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.

North Elevation - Eastern Transit Shed

  • Architects: Stanton Williams
  • Project: The Central Saint Martin’s Building for The University of Arts
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photographs: Hutfon + Crow, John Sturrock, Stanton Williams
  • 2012
  • World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Client / Developer: Mr Richard Meier, Mr Phil Crew
  • Cost Consultant: Mr Alex Davey Davis Langdon
  • Environmental Engineer: Mr Mark Smith Atelier Ten
  • Façade Consultant: Mr Matt Williams
  • Landscape Architect: Mr James Stockdale
  • Lighting Consultant: Mr Mark Major
  • Main Contractor: Mr Ewen Hunter
  • Structural Engineer: Mr Phil Cooper

PENSON for Google at CSG Covent Garden London

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Article source: Cherrill Scheer & Associates

One of Europe’s leading interior design and architecture studios PENSON has delivered Google’s new super HQ at Central Saint Giles, Covent Garden, London. The 160,000sq.ft HQ covers an amazing variation of floors including the Main Reception, a Lala Library, Gymnasium, Cafés & Restaurants, a Town Hall and many other trinkets all with long reaching panoramic views of London’s skyscape. It’s simply awesome.

Google’s New Super HQ

  • Project: PENSON for Google at CSG Covent Garden London
  • Location: London
  • Client: Google
  • Interior Designer: PENSON
  • Contractor: Parkeray
  • Project Managers: CBRE
  • Bespoke Joinery: ADS Joinery

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Aqua at Dover Street Market in London, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Dover Street Market has commissioned Zaha Hadid to design a site-specific installation to be showcased in their London store during the 2012 Olympic Games. Entitled “Aqua”, the concept references the formal language of Hadid’s renowned London Aquatics Centre.

Dover Street Market

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Recreation Center + Sports Facility in Falmouth, UK by The Galante Architecture Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This project is an award-winning youth recreation center, and sports facility in the Town of Falmouth. The site is a long, sloping slice of land between an existing gymnasium, and the playing fields. We designed the new building to re-establish the privileged viewing position that the original building enjoyed. Generous amounts of glass are set into a wall clad with concrete panels. The inside gathering space allows spectators to watch as teams trot to the fields, play their game, and return in victory (or defeat).

Façade

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Chesterfield Hospital in West Yorkshire, UK by The Manser Practice Architects

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Article source: The Manser Practice Architects

The client’s brief required three generic 32-bed acute wards to be ready for the 2010 winter bed pressures, to supplement the existing beds that were at full capacity. In accordance with current NHS guidance, bed spaces were to be provided with 50% single rooms and 50% 4 bed bays, all ensuite. Key support facilities to each ward were to include a Kitchen, Consultation Room, Ward Clerk Desk (Reception), Nurses’ Station, Seminar Room, Dirty Utility, Clean Utility, Drug Preparation Area & Cleaner’s Room.

Image Courtesy Hufton & Crow

  • Architects: The Manser Practice Architects
  • Project: Chesterfield Hospital
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
  • Building contractor: GB Building Solutions Ltd
  • Client: Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Image Credits: Hufton & Crow

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Thorpe ‘the lifehouse’ Spa in Essex, UK by The Manser Practice

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: The Manser Practice

The Lifehouse is probably the first completely new purpose built residential spa in the UK since the Romans were here.

The Lifehouse Spa is a 90 bedroom residential spa built on the site of Thorpe Hall in Thorpe le Soken, Essex, set in Grade 1 Listed gardens and with artificial lakes laid out around the original house in 1913.

Image Courtesy Hufton and Crow

  • Architects: The Manser Practice
  • Project: Thorpe ‘the lifehouse’ Spa
  • Location: Thorpe le Soken, Essex, UK
  • Start on Site: June 2009
  • Completion: December 2010
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 9060sqm
  • Client: Tangram Leisure
  • Interior Design: The Manser Practice
  • Structural Engineer: Peter Brett Associates (more…)

The Welch House in Isle of Wight, UK by The Manser Practice

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: The Manser Practice

The client, for whom we had previously designed a house in Nevada, wanted a modern four bedroom family house with large open plan living area, using the dramatic seaside site. There was a requirement to keep the cost of the house as low as reasonably possible.

Image Courtesy Morley Von Sternberg

  • Architects: The Manser Practice
  • Project: The Welch House
  • Location: Isle of Wight, UK
  • Date of Occupation: January 2009
  • Awards: RIBA Award 2010
  • Structural Engineer: Elliot Wood Partnership
  • Contractor: John Peck Construction Ltd
  • Ground Stability & Substructure: Malcolm Woodruff Associates
  • Steel Frame: DMR Engineering (I.W) Limited
  • Glazing / Doors: Scandinavian Window Systems Ltd
  • Image Credits: Morley Von Sternberg

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Maidstone Museum East Wing by Kent, UK by Hugh Broughton Architects

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Article source: Hugh Broughton Architects

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery has re-opened following an extensive £3 million refurbishment and the addition of a new East Wing by Hugh Broughton Architects.

Clad with ‘gold’ shingles which hint at the museum’s collection of ‘treasures’ on display inside, the new wing provides the museum with a reinvigorated look making it the cultural focus for the town centre.

Image Courtesy Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: Hugh Broughton Architects
  • Project: Maidstone Museum East Wing
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
  • Construction value: £3m (including a £2m grant from Heritage Lottery Fund)
  • Gross internal area: 1150 sq m (470 sq m new build / 680 sq m refurbishment)
  • Client: Maidstone Borough Council
  • Project director: Hugh Broughton
  • Project architect: Gianluca Rendina

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Thompson House in Isle of Wight, UK by Manser Practice Architects

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Article source: Manser Practice Architects

The Clients brief was for their weekend and holiday house, a compact 1960’s bungalow, to be enlarged, giving more living accommodation and enhancing the views of the sea to the north and west. Maintaining the private/secret nature of the site was also a requirement.

An initial proposal to simply add a glass pavilion living room to the existing house appeared to fulfil the brief.  Keeping the house single storey kept the building low enough not to have a view of nearby houses but adding the new space to the north of the existing house located the main living space in a position with a more commanding view over the woods below to the Solent beyond.

Image Courtesy Morley Von Sternberg

  • Architects: Manser Practice Architects
  • Project: Thompson House
  • Location: Isle of Wight, UK
  • Contractor: John Peck Construction Ltd
  • Glazing: Fineline Aluminium
  • Steel Frame: DMR Engineering (I.W) Limited
  • Structural Engineer: Elliot Wood Partnership
  • Ground Stability: Malcolm Woodruff Associates
  • Landscape Architect: John Brookes Landscape Designer
  • Timber Cladding: Alan Bright Timber Merchant

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Google Campus in London, UK by Jump Studios

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Article source: Jump Studios

Google Campus is a seven storey co-working and event space in the centre of London’s Tech City, otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout. The project, run by Google UK aims to fuel the success of London’s tech start up community.

Working with partners Seedcamp, Tech Hub, Springboard and Central Working, the primary function of Campus will be to provide office space for startup companies, but the facilities will also host daily events, offer regular speaker series with leading technology and entrepreneurship experts, hold networking events and run a constant mentoring program where Google staff will share their experience and expertise with residents.

Cafe

  • Architects: Jump Studios (Shaun Fernandes, Markus Nonn)
  • Project: Google Campus
  • Location: 4-5 Bonhill Street, London, UK
  • Total floor area: ~2,300 m²
  • Capacity: ~ 200 desk spaces, 16 meeting rooms of various sizes, 2 presentation and event spaces (130 / 75 person capacity), informal work + break out spaces, café
  • Project cost: £ 2.2 M
  • Client: Google UK Ltd.
  • M&E: Medland Metropolis
  • Contractor: Como
  • Furniture: Viaduct
  • Bespoke Joinery: Key Joinery

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