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Grzywinski+Pons combines hotel and co-working in Buckle Street Studios

January 18, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Co-working mezzanines in Buckle Street Studios by Grzywinski+Pons for Locke hotels

New York-based Grzywinski+Pons has completed a hotel in east London for the Locke group, featuring glass block walls and a mezzanine for co-working. Buckle Street Studios is a 13-storey building in Aldgate East, featuring 103 rooms, a dedicated co-working space for guests, a coffee shop, meeting rooms and a shop. Grzywinski+Pons designed the building, the interior and many

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Google buys Renzo Piano’s Central Saint Giles as London office

January 17, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Central Saint Giles development in London purchased by Google

Search engine company Google has purchased the Renzo Piano-designed Central Saint Giles development in London for £730 million, as it commits to a future of physical office working. The technology giant has agreed to buy Central Saint Giles, where it has rented office space since 2012, from the Legal & General Group and Mitsubishi Estate.

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Chunky staircase features in Farleigh Road renovation by Paolo Cossu Architects

January 17, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Staircase and bookshelves in Farleigh Road renovation and extension by Paolo Cossu Architects

An extra-wide oak staircase doubles as a piece of furniture in this renovation of a Victorian terrace in east London, designed by Paolo Cossu Architects. The Farleigh Road project involved remodelling a four-storey house that had previously been subdivided into two separate properties, to create a spacious home for a family. The lower level had

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Antepavilion postponed indefinitely after planning appeal decision

January 17, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Planning in London

This year’s Antepavilion in London will not go ahead as planned, said organisers, after a planning inquiry failed to resolve a dispute with the local council. Russell Gray of Shiva, the organiser and sponsor of arts charity Antepavilion, told Dezeen that the contest had been postponed while he seeks support from Hackney Council. “It’s in Hackney’s

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Bennetts Associates creates cross-laminated timber sports hall in King’s Cross

January 16, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
King's Cross Sports Hall by Bennetts Associates

UK studio Bennetts Associates has used cross-laminated timber and glulam to create the lightweight King’s Cross Sports Hall, which is currently being used as the Construction Skills Centre. Set alongside Coffey Architects’ 22 Handyside Street office block, to the north of King’s Cross station in London, the sports centre was built three metres above a railway tunnel. Named

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52-storey Morris + Company tower delayed amid fire brigade concerns over single staircase

January 14, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Cuba Street by Morris + Company

A planning application for a 52-storey tower in London’s Canary Wharf designed by Morris + Company has been delayed just hours before it was due to be determined amid fire brigade concerns over safety. The 172-metre residential skyscraper on Cuba Street would only have one staircase under its current design. Tower Hamlets Council’s strategic development

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RIBA looking for architect for “comprehensive refurbishment” of own headquarters

January 11, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced that it is seeking an architect to redesign its central London headquarters at 66 Portland Place. The organisation requires a lead architect to transform its art deco headquarters into “an accessible 21st-century building, and an exemplar of re-use and sustainable design”. The winning team will lead a complete

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Hedi Slimane uses “French elegance” to define Celine store in London

January 7, 2022 James Parkes 0
Furniture is displayed like art at Celine New Bond Street store

Celine creative director Hedi Slimane has opened a flagship store in London for the French fashion house, which balances historic Edwardian features and a gallery-style aesthetic. Located within a Grade II-listed Edwardian building on New Bond Street – a luxury shopping destination in the city’s West End – the new flagship store has a floor

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Mizzi Studio draws on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Kew Gardens restaurant

January 7, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Family Kitchen restaurant in Kew Gardens by Mizzi Studio

Design practice Mizzi Studio has completed the interiors of Family Kitchen, a kids’ restaurant in Kew Gardens that combines the aesthetics of the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a “botanical science laboratory.” Located in the families area of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, southwest London, the restaurant features whimsical designs such as

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Max Lamb crafts minimalist altar for St John Chrysostom Church

January 5, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
St John Chrysostom church altar and sanctuary floor by Max Lamb

British designer Max Lamb has turned his hand to ecclesiastical objects, creating an altar, candles and floor for a church in London. Lamb produced the pieces for the St John Chrysostom Parish Church in Peckham, south London, which was designed in a modernist style by the architect David Bush and built in 1966. Commissioned as

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