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CD Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

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CD Poolhouse is a minimally styled house designed by Belgium-based architect and designer, Marc Merckx.

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The imposing black façade contrasts with the lush green landscape and soft grey terrace. Merckx has aligned a viridian green tiled pool to hold court at the front of the house.  Continue Reading…

Courtyard House by Dallas Pierce Quintero

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Awards won: RIBA London Award 2015 & RIBA London Small Project Of The Year Award 2015

Dallas Pierce Quintero has delivered an imaginative two-bedroom house within the walls of a small industrial infill site in London. Without compromising the owners privacy, the design team utilised the layout of the site to ensure they protected daylight enjoyed by neighbours. Continue Reading…

Sanderson House by David Kohn Architects

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Sanderson House, a semi-detached villa in Islington, designed by David Kohn Architects, had a typical rear kitchen extension, which historically functioned as a scullery. The clients have three young boys and wanted to make the most of their generous garden.

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TREExOFFICE prototype opens in Hoxton Square

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TREExOFFICE – London’s most unique co-working office space, located in Hoxton Square, is the first project to be released by the Park Hack project, led by Groundwork London and Hackney Council, launched to test new creative models that sustain and enrich public open spaces.
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SO? architects appointed to design a ceramic installation at The Royal Academy of Arts

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 and the Royal Academy of Arts have appointed Istanbul-based architectural practice SO?winner of a design competition between four emerging design practices, to reconfigure a quiet space at the Royal Academy’s Grade-II listed Burlington Gardens. Continue Reading…

Modern brick cottages create a new age of social housing for Barking

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The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and architects Patel Taylor have completed a sensitive but modern twist on the traditional English almshouse. Continue Reading…

Chris Dyson Architects adapts former Gloucestershire gas works

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Chris Dyson Architects have completed the refurbishment of a derelict gasworks into a 120sqm sustainable annex for contemporary living. The project is the extension to a nineteenth century stone building in the Gloucestershire countryside, and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Located by a quiet, minor road, the gasworks was built in 1877 and formerly provided gas for lighting to a nearby country house. The building had been recently acquired by a client with a passion for restoring derelict buildings, and who wanted a house which met both their current and future needs. From its inception the brief for the new building focused on the need to reduce the overall environmental impact during the construction process, as well as meeting the future demands for heating and electricity. Continue Reading…

DRDH Architects drew inspiration from Danish artist Wilhelm Hammershoi for a piano nobile apartment

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London based architecture practice DRDH referenced the sparsely furnished interior paintings of Danish Artist Wilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916) for a piano nobile apartment within a Georgian house in Bryanston Square.  Continue Reading…

UNStudio complete a smart home with panoramic views

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Fantasy ‘homes of the future’, depicted in trade fairs and science fiction, are increasingly becoming a reality in today’s smart homes. Integrated information technologies offer increased convenience, energy efficiency, safety and security.

“A challenge in the design of today’s single family home is a response that accurately reflects the degrees of flexibility, sustainability and automation required by the residents and the incorporation of these into the overall concept of the design,” said Ben van Berkel. Continue Reading…

i29 interior architects design artist in residence space for De Bijenkorf

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On 27 January 2015, De Bijenkorf department store located in Amsterdam’s historic Dam Square will host an Artist in Residence project, coined ‘Room On The Roof’.  i29 interior architects converted the tower of the store to house the installation which offers the artists a unique experience that plays with scale and perception as in the universe of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’

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1960s estate extension designed by Maccreanor Lavington wins NLA award for home improvements

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An extension to a 1960’s terraced house on a modernist estate in North London designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington wins Overall Winner at the New London Architecture’s fifth annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!‘ awards. The judges lauded its “sympathetic interaction with the neighbouring vernacular styles”, and for setting the bar for improving London’s 1960’s estates. Continue Reading…

Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Dennisuk create public art for Swansea Boulevard

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Above: Mt. Elsie by Assemble

Four new public art commissions by Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Denniusk are planned for Swansea City Centre. Each strategically positioned artwork highlights a key site along the Boulevard route and encourages exploration of the city.

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Above: Marcus Beck of Freshwest, David Chambers of Aberrant Architecture and Giles Smith of Assemble

Design and architecture collective Assemble promote an active lifestyle with their spectacular proposal coined Mt. Elsie – a new mountain and climbing wall set to enhance the north elevation of the LC – the city’s premier leisure centreContinue Reading…

World’s first tidal lagoon scoops win at prestigious Landscape Institute Awards

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London based landscape architects LDA Design won the President’s Award for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, a groundbreaking  project that harnesses tidal power to generate renewable electricity.

Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute, said: “The President’s Award winner, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, sees the winner lead a complex project, whilst also truly bringing landscape out into the open, showing how a large infrastructure scheme can contribute positively to our environment”

The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by the landscape profession.

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The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

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If you have outgrown your property and are thinking of expanding your living space as opposed to moving take a look at this Victorian home in Hackney, East London designed by Architects Cousins & Cousins.

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Michael Graves Paintings: Landscapes and Still Lifes at Studio Vendome

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Studio Vendome’s inaugural Art|chitecture Project opened last night featuring the first New York exhibition of landscape and still life paintings by legendary architect Michael Graves. Over 60 works capture a rare glimpse into his life-long interest in documenting places and spaces he inhabited throughout his distinguished career. Continue Reading…

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