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Divercity architects
The Great Fen Visitor Centre


The visitor centre mediates the relationship between land claimed by man and the natural processes of habitat creation. The scheme draws from the site, its context and the traces of its history in order to deliver a unique destination; a synthesis of a visitor centre and its associated landscape where one is integral to the […]


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Ardesia Design
Clanricarde Gardens


Clanricarde Gardens was a refurbishment project of a Victorian property in London by Ardesia Design. The main concept with the flat was to modernise and to maximise storage whilst retaining the key Victorian elements of the property. In the open plan lounge / kitchen, the Ardesia Design trademark in-built, modular storage wall was installed to be […]


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stephenson:ISA studio
Chetham’s School of Music


Chetham’s School of Music is the largest and premier Music School in the UK and is unique to the region as the only Music School based in the North of England. Chetham’s provides world class education to talented young musicians from all over the country and the world. The existing medieval building contains the first […]


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MVRDV
Balancing Barn


Balancing Barn is situated on a beautiful site by a small lake in the English countryside near Thorington in Suffolk. The Barn responds through its architecture and engineering to the site condition and natural setting. The traditional barn shape and reflective metal sheeting take their references from the local building vernacular. In this sense the […]


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AR Design Studio
The glass house


It is not every day that a body is found buried on your building site, but on a summer’s morning in 2012 this is exactly what happened while builders were laying foundations for RIBA award-winning architects AR Design Studio’s latest project. By 6pm they had found another 2. After the initial astonishment, the Police and […]


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LLI Design
Crouch End


The owners recently purchased a new build 3000 sq foot townhouse in Crouch End, North London enjoying views towards historic Alexander Palace. The house boasts a magnificent ground floor double volume space. The first floor living room overlooks the kitchen dining area below and is linked via glass balustraded feature staircase, the rear exterior double […]


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Quixotic Architecture
Millennium Point


Forgotten when the projects are finished and yet resurrected when a new one is starting on site. This is the bread and butter of Scaffolding. Therefore the proposal to mark the Millennium Point from the distance with height and lightens is a 30m tall scaffold tower with some distinction. Constructed of 300 pieces (80 diagonal […]


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A/ZC – Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Peace Pavilion


This week heralds the start of the London Festival of Architecture – a month long citywide festival celebrating architecture and how London can be made a better place with a rich and varied programme across the city by a host of independent practices and artist. ArchTriumph is announcing the exhibition of the showcase “Peace Pavilion” in the […]


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MyLandscapes LTD
LED light strips in a Highbury courtyard


This end of terrace courtyard was dominated by an enormous back wall and a tall palm tree on the left. Yet it also had inspirational Italian owners and a fabulous collection of some mature architectural plants. I decided to retain all the plants in their positions as I felt this was an integral fabric of […]


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SHH
Park Place


SHH’s ‘Park Place’ Mayfair House Gets Planning Go-ahead Proposals for an elegant, new-build, black-fronted house in Mayfair’s Park Place, inspired by number ten Downing Street and designed by architects SHH, has now been granted planning permission by Westminster City Council, including change of use from Commercial B1 to Residential C3. The project is due to […]


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AR Design Studio
Manor House Stables


Friday April 5th 1946, on a beautifully clear Spring afternoon crowds cheered as the 25/1 racehorse, “Lovely Cottage”, strode triumphantly past the finishing post to be crowned winner of the Grand National, the UKs largest horse race. Trained by Tommy Rayson and ridden by Captain Robert Petre at the first true Aintree Grand National race […]


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Andy Martin Architects
Little Venice’s House


Warren and Claire Johnson live in Little Venice with their two young boys Charlie, 3, and Jake, 2. Both work in PR, with Warren previously a Director at Freud’s and Claire presently a Director at Freud’s. Warren has now opened his own PR agency, W Communications. The award winning agency which includes clients ranging from […]


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AR Design Studio
Romsey Road


Romsey road is a luxurious 5 bedroom house refurbishment in the city of Winchester. Our brief was to create a sense of space and calm in the tight and complicated layout. By extending at the rear on first floor we replaced two single bedrooms with two master bedrooms with en suites, as well as liberating space […]


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Foster + Partners
ME Hotel


The ME Hotel – the first flagship hotel in which everything, from the shell of the building to the bathroom fittings has been designed by Foster + Partners – has opened in London. An elegant fusion of interior and exterior design, the scheme completes the grand sweep of buildings that make up the Aldwych Crescent, […]


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Speirs + Major
Burlington Arcade in Piccadilly


Introduction Burlington Arcade, situated between Bond Street and Piccadilly, is one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated shopping arcades. Almost two hundred years old, the arcade has a rich and varied history. It was the retail destination in Victorian London favoured by royalty and the cream of British society and even set its own […]


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Foster + Partners
Thames Hub


Foster + Partners has confirmed to the Airports Commission, the organisation investigating airport capacity in the UK led by Sir Howard Davies, that it intends to submit a proposal to the Commission in July for a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary. The airport is part of the proposed Thames Hub, a unique opportunity […]


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.PSLAB
bulthaup Clerkenwell


.PSLAB has collaborated with bulthaup Clerkenwell to light bulthaup’s newly refurbished showroom in Clerkenwell, London. This constitutes .PSLAB’s second collaboration in London, after having collaborated with Mint, an interior design store, since September 2011. The site-specific products chosen, a combination of standard and custom-made fixtures, are used to highlight the new displays and to create […]


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MET Studio & IWM
Permanent exhibition at IWM Duxford


MET Studio works with IWM (Imperial War Museums)  on new permanent exhibition at IWM Duxford Experiential designers MET Studio have announced that they are working with IWM Duxford on a new permanent exhibition, which will focus on the former military airfield’s incredible war- and peace-time history. The exhibition – Historic Duxford – which is due to […]


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LLI Design
Highgate House


The brief was to create a 700 square foot extension to house an open plan kitchen / living / dining room to this lateral house in Highgate, North London. The house is in a very secluded position, surrounded by greenery, completely hidden from view, the only clue as to what lies beyond is a simple discrete […]


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Speirs + Major
Hedonism Wines


A new concept in fine wine retailing, Hedonism Wines in Mayfair is a sophisticated wine boutique anticipated to become a key destination for wine enthusiasts and collectors from across the globe.  Located in an area of London where fashion, luxury and heritage come together it was vital to create a strong first impression from outside, […]


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