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Tom Dixon – Design Research Studio
Circus


Circus is an entertainment spectacle, combining restaurant and bar with cabaret style acts, in a surrealist inspired setting. Design Brief: Design Research Studio was asked to create a dynamic venue for a new concept in dining. The premise was to create a spectacular atmosphere which combines fine dining with an informal atmosphere, where the customers […]


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Belsize Architects
Gonville & Caius Boathouse


This invited competition design for Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, is for a new boathouse incorporating student accommodation to replace the existing boathouse. The overall concept for the new layout is derived from studies of traditional boathouse models and while the design has been developed in vernacular language, it has been interpreted in a contemporary […]


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Foster + Partners
Capital City Academy


The Capital City Academy provides an apt setting to introduce a program that outlines a radical new ambition to rebuild or refurbish every school in England, transforming secondary school education. Sponsored by Sir Frank Lowe, Capital City Academy is one of the first City Academies that use strategic capital investment to deliver state of the […]


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Belsize Architects
Cannon Place


  The property, located on a narrow street close to Hampstead Village and the Heath, was comprised originally of three flats. The Client was interested from the outset in an uncompromising contemporary design. The brief was to make the house into a modern home, full of light, and to ensure that there was a “wow” […]


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Belsize Architects
Park Square Mews


This is a small, contemporary mews house in Regent’s Park, nested amidst Grade I and II listed buildings by Nash. The house, equipped throughout with the latest intelligent home technology concealed within walls and fittings, consists on the ground floor of garage, guest bedroom, bathroom, entry hall and cloak room, with kitchen, dining and living space […]


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Belsize Architects
Princess Garden of Mayfair


Before our remodeling, the premises of this well-established, up market Chinese restaurant in Mayfair were looking dated and in need of a new, more open and lively image. Toward the end of 2001, the Client decided to ask Belsize Architects to remodel the mezzanine level, initially as a trial, partly to keep the business open […]


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Foster + Partners
City Hall – Greater London Authority Headquarters


The Greater London Authority Headquarters is one of the capital’s most symbolically important new projects. The new building expresses the transparency of the democratic process and demonstrates the potential for a wholly sustainable, virtually non-polluting public building. The headquarters occupies a prominent site on the Thames beside Tower Bridge. It houses an Assembly chamber, committee […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
VORTEXX Chandelier


The design language explored in the vortex is in line with a series of furniture pieces realized in collaboration with Sawaya & Moroni. Fluidity and seamlessness are conceptual terms that best describe the appearance of this 1,8m wide and 0,8m high chandelier. Its complex curvilinearity follows a double helix connecting its beginning to its end […]


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Foster + Partners
McLaren Technology Centre


The TAG McLaren Group is a collection of high-tech companies involved in the design and development of Formula One cars, high-performance road cars, electronic systems and composite materials. Since McLaren began competing in Formula One in 1966, it has established a global reputation as one of the most successful teams in the history of the […]


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Foster + Partners
Swiss Re Headquarters


London’s first ecological tall building and an instantly recognisable addition to the city’s skyline, this headquarters for Swiss Re is rooted in a radical approach − technically, architecturally, socially and spatially. It rises forty-one storeys and provides 76,400 square meters of accommodation, including offices and a shopping arcade accessed from a newly created plaza. At […]


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MacMaster Design
Expose Coffee Table


Expose coffee table consists of a symmetrical 3 point intercepting leg structure which supports a toughened glass top. The core construction of the legs is cross laminated birch ply, which in the wood finishes is left exposed adding contrast and being honest to the materials used. Expose is made to order and can be finished […]


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