Visitors to the 2010 Bloomsbury Festival were invited to contribute to the evolving Tree of Life installation produced by Urban Brew. Produced to promote The Book of the Dead exhibition at the British Museum, Urban Brew interpreted the Egyptian Tree of Life into a site specific installation that attracted over 4,000 people. The installation reflected the importance the Ancient Egyptians attached to the ideas of life and death and invited the public to contribute by writing their name onto a paper bird, which would then be hung up to create a sea of flying birds overhead. The underworld was further explored in a series of soundscapes throughout the installation, produced by composer Jonathan Rousseau.
Interior designer Daniel Hopwood reconfigured a bijou London apartment to create space where his bons vivants clients could entertain lavishly, designing it with a sleek, creamy oak envelope and a hint of Halston ‘70s chic.
120 FENCHURCH STREET – Mixed Use Office Development in the City of London
120 Fenchurch Street is a City block development located in the south section of the Eastern Cluster of the City of London. The site is immediately to the south of Willis Building at 51 Lime Street. North of this, on the north side of Leadenhall Street, is the consented development at 122 Leadenhall Street, which is part of the apex of the Eastern Cluster.
Soaring 95 stories above the South Bank of the Thames, The Shard at London Bridge Quarter is the tallest building in Western Europe. As its name suggests, the building is comprised of multiple glass shards that merge to form an elongated pyramid, creating a complex structural form with many design challenges. The skyscraper was also designed for sustainability, using recycled construction materials and targeting an “Excellent” BREEAM rating. The developer, Sellar Property Group chose WSP to deliver a technical solution for The Shard that was financially viable.
Six historic Lotus Formula 1 cars were incorporated in a spectacular sculpture by artist Gerry Judah. The sculpture was the centerpiece of last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Britain’s largest car culture event. The 28-metre tall sculpture was the 16th created by Gerry Judah for the Festival of Speed, an annual event held in the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, the family seat of the Earl of March.
Designed as a versatile multi-purpose environment, the Gallery will host a wide range of social and cultural events, including exhibitions, meetings, presentations, debates and receptions. Zaha Hadid Architects have created a precisely ordered, intimate sensory design environment which stimulates the visitor through its active and engaged relationship with Roca’s products.
The 10,000 sq. ft. Graduate Student Centre for the London Metropolitan University is a building dedicated to the growing and diverse graduate population. Opened in March of 2004, the Centre serves not only as a facility to enhance the staff and student experience, but acts as a major gateway to the University on Holloway Road.
View from Holloway Road (Images Courtesy Bitterbredt)
The Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) in Manchester, England, tells the story of how war has affected the lives of British and Commonwealth citizens since 1914. The building was completed in 2001 and since that time was named one of the top 10 buildings of the last century (The Rough Guide to England, 2008) and one of the top 3 Large Visitor Attractions in England (Silver Award at VisitBritain’s Excellence in England Awards™ 2007).
The new library, research centre and archive for St. Antony’s College overcomes strong physical constraints to form a suspended ‘bridge’ between existing buildings – blending built and natural elements to find a coherent form – fronted by a curved frameless glass façade which sweeps above a sunken courtyard area.