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NewsNews • 10 Jun 2021

London Design District welcomes first completed building designed by Barozzi Veiga

On the Greenwich Peninsula a hectare of 16 buildings is planned to become a new creative hub for London. The first of many planned to open this summer, Ravensbourne University’s new Institute for Creativity & Technology is designed by Barozzi Veiga. The institute is the first project in the UK for Barozzi Veiga. Taran Wilkhu Known for their monolithic designs Barozzi Veiga shaped the institute like a polished aluminium factory hall punctured asymmetrically with large industrial floor-to-ceiling windows. The building is one of two the architects designed for the district. A darker version of similar design will be located on the other end of the creative community. Taran Wilkhu “When developing this project, we ha... More

Project • By Nordic Copper from Aurubis FinlandIndividual Buildings

Font House

Gluckman Smith Architects’ Font House project – announced as an RIBA Regional Awards winner – is defined by its palette of high quality materials, including pre-weathered brass copper roofing. Font House is located within a historic walled garden in the grounds of Grade I listed Nevill Holt Hall in Leicestershire, UK. The new house and landscaped garden provide discreet entertainment space, supporting Nevill Holt’s Opera festival, and is at the heart of the owner’s vision of breathing new life into a historic country estate. The design takes on a symmetrical form with the composed presence of a pavilion. A large central reception space is framed by two simple bedrooms that project beyond the central mass of t... More

Project • By Studio BarkPrivate Houses

Periscope House

We should be building more modest, super-sustainable houses like this – a lot more. We need more Natashas to employ more Wilfs… We need to be braver. – Kevin McCloud, Channel 4’s Grand DesignsPeriscope House sits on virgin land in rural Norfolk, with a southern aspect & a gentle slope towards the valley of the River Tud. The two timber clad periscopic balconies frame the beautiful views to the valley. They also act as fixed passive solar shading as proportioned to respond directly to summer & winter sun angles. This ensures that the hot summer sun is blocked, whereas the cooler winter sun is able to enter into the thermal envelope with very little obstruction.A locally sourced Amelanchier tree has been transplanted in front of the s... More

Project • By RocaCare Homes

Signature Care Homes

Roca has created beautiful bathroom spaces for a number of Signature properties including the new Signature Senior Living Care Homes in Reigate and Bushey.Signature has a simple mission to provide exceptional care, delivered by compassionate people, in the highest quality homes, and this passion is clear in every home they develop. From the welcoming reception right through to the extensive facilities, everything is created with the residents in mind. The new Reigate Grange and Elton House sites are the epitome of luxury and feature a number of Roca products to keep the feeling of opulence running throughout the bathroom and spa areas. Roca has been collaborating with designers Leisure Concepts for over 10 years and is working on over seven... More

Project • By Schmidt Hammer Lassen architectsLibraries

University of Aberdeen New Library

On September 24th 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain marks the official opening of the University of Aberdeen New Library in Scotland. The building, won in an architectural competition in 2005 by schmidt hammer lassen architects, is replacing the University’s former library from 1965 – the Queen Mother Library. The 15,500 m² new library, which provides a 21st century learning and research environment for students, university staff, visitors and the public, is a positive example of how architecture can make a difference. Since the building was put into service in September 2011, the statistics have shown a significant increase in the use of the library, and more than 700,000 visitors have entered the building this first... More
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Project • By Architects of InventionApartments

Hanging Gardens

London-based practice Architects of Invention (AI) led by Nikoloz Japaridze has submitted a design proposal for 500 residential units in Birmingham’s Digbeth area. The practice was approached by Chinese private equity fund PGC- Capital whose The Jewel Court, 77 one-two bed luxury apartments, is already on site in Birmingham. The design concept - ‘Garden Hill’ - is inspired by The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: an oasis-like residence for Birmingham’s growing, multicultural population. The two dramatic 25-storey staggered towers, hung with gardens at every level, give all occupants and visitors access to private and shared terraces and a spacious rooftop garden. The entire block is made of CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) a... More

Project • By Evolution DesignPrivate Houses

The Chapel on the Hill

Set in the very best walking area of the beautiful North Pennines, just a short walk from the famous High Force Waterfall, this stunning chapel conversion with its historic building fabric and modern interior design is a real Teesdale jewel. The original windows of the nineteenth century building have been reopened, framing dramatic views of the dales to create a spacious and luxurious self-catering holiday cottage for seven guests. It has a large and fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living room, four comfortable bedrooms, two en-suits and a luxurious family bathroom. The reconstruction, designed by Swiss award-winning architects Evolution Design, has just recently been finished. - Historic features given immediate care As the existing b... More

Project • By panoramah!®Housing

Elms Road House

Architect: LMBV Architects Location: UK Partner: Fusion (Instalation) More