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EPR Architects transforms historic prison into NoMad London luxury hotel

November 26, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

Architect Mark Bruce of EPR Architects describes how the studio created a luxury hotel in the shell of an 18th-century London prison in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD hospitality awards. NoMad London is located in the former Grade-II listed Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station in Covent Garden, London. It is the first

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AHEAD Americas 2021 awards winners announced in video ceremony on Dezeen

November 12, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

AHEAD will announce the best new hotel designs in the Americas in a video ceremony broadcast by Dezeen for the hospitality awards programme. Tune in from 12:30 pm New York time. The ceremony, which begins at 12:30 pm New York time (5:30 pm London time) will be broadcast in two parts, both of which can

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Counterspace’s Folded Skies installation aims to explore “the complexities of land”

June 30, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

In the second part of our exclusive video series with Sumayya Vally, the architect discusses how her studio Counterspace’s project Folded Skies addresses the complex geographies of Johannesburg. Counterspace’s Folded Skies installation comprises a series of large iridescent mirrors. Each mirror features a different colour gradient, which was created using pigments found in dust produced by

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“Counterspace was born out of a desire to create a different canon” says Sumayya Vally

June 29, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

In the first of a series of exclusive video interviews with Sumayya Vally, the Serpentine Pavillion 2021 architect says her studio Counterspace was founded out of a desire to create the kind of architecture she felt was missing from her formal education. Vally, who at 30 was the youngest architect to receive the annual Serpentine

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Colombian construction company creates affordable homes using coffee waste

May 14, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

This one-minute video shows how a local construction company is using waste coffee husks to build affordable and eco-friendly housing for communities in Colombia. Woodpecker WPC creates sustainable, low-income housing using recycled coffee waste. Husks and other waste from the coffee production process are turned into prefabricated blocks used for construction, which can then be

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