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“Putting architects in control will not solve the building safety crisis”

November 30, 2022 Peter Apps 0

Following the Grenfell Tower fire enquiry, architects must face up to their responsibility for Britain’s building safety crisis instead of blaming contracts that lessen their influence, writes Peter Apps. It may not make national headlines anymore, but Britain is experiencing an ongoing building safety crisis. In the aftermath of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, thousands

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Planners approve “destructive plans” to revamp postmodern Sainsbury Wing

November 30, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Westminster planners have approved the controversial plans by New York studio Selldorf Architects to remodel the postmodern Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown-designed Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery. Last night the planning committee in Westminster, London, approved the Selldorf Architects’ revised plans to alter the National Gallery’s 1991 extension. The plans have been heavily criticised as an “act of

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Denise Scott Brown makes plea to abandon “destructive” revamp of National Gallery extension

November 28, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architect Denise Scott Brown has urged planners to refuse Selldorf Architects’ controversial plans to remodel her and Robert Venturi’s postmodern Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery. Ahead of a planning decision that is set to be made tomorrow, Scott Brown said that “refusal of these applications is the only appropriate decision”. US studio Selldorf Architects has proposed

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Scott Whitby Studio renovates 19th-century Westminster Chapel in London

November 27, 2022 Katie Last 0

Architecture practice Scott Whitby Studio has completed a renovation of the 19th-century Westminster Chapel in London, adding a public social space and upgrading its worship hall. The chapel, which has been overhauled as part of a long-term revitalisation project, now features a large triple-tiered worship space with 1,500 seats, a cafe and a social area.

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Unknown Works finishes CLT House extension with bright yellow render

November 26, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Architecture studio Unknown Works has extended a semi-detached house in east London, adding vibrant yellow-rendered forms to its front and rear. Named CLT House after its cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure, the project was completed for a family who wanted additional space for musical and creative pursuits, as well as parties and family gatherings. Unknown Works

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils plans to add two towers to Liverpool Street station

November 25, 2022 James Parkes 0

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its plan to overhaul London’s Liverpool Street station, which includes the addition of two towers above the railway terminus. Herzog & de Meuron’s proposal also includes improvements to the station and railway infrastructure, such as the addition of 60 per cent more ticket barriers, 1.5 acres

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Foster + Partners to design “one of London’s largest timber buildings”

November 23, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

British studio Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for The William, which will be made from cross-laminated timber and become the studio’s first timber office building in the UK. The William will be located in Queensway, Bayswater, across from The Whiteley shopping centre, which Foster + Partners is also redeveloping as part of a wider regeneration

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Glass lift viewpoint opens within Battersea Power Station chimney

November 19, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The Lift 109 viewpoint designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates has opened within the rebuilt chimney of Battersea Power Station in London, which was recently revamped by architecture studio WilkinsonEyre. Named Lift 109, due to the fact the lift will take visitors 109 metres up in the air to give views across London and the power station,

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Black larch shingles cover Schindel Studio in London by Archer + Braun

November 18, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Black-painted larch shingles cover the exterior of this artist’s studio in London, designed by local architecture practice Archer + Braun. Commissioned by landscape painter Amelia Humber for the garden of her home in Leytonstone, Schindel Studio nestles between mature trees, with a black finish intended to provide a “backdrop to the changing daylight and changing

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Sumayya Vally creates Notting Hill Carnival pavilion with “a diasporic logic”

November 15, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

For this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, South African architect Sumayya Vally created a pavilion made up of fragmented parts that only came together during the course of the parade. The Counterspace principal collaborated with local artist Alvaro Barrington to create the pyramid-shaped structure, which offered a place to sit and rest during the three-day-long event

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