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Mole Architects completes iridescent building in London’s Design District

August 17, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior image of the aluminium-clad D2

Iridescent aluminium sheets clad the rhomboid-shaped D2 building, a creative workplace by Cambridge studio Mole Architects that forms the latest addition to London’s Design District. D2 is Mole Architects’ second completed building at the Design District development on Greenwich Peninsula, where eight firms including SelgasCano, 6a Architects and David Kohn Architects each designed two structures

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Parti uses simple building materials at “quietly monumental” Hercules Street housing

August 12, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Industrial-style interior of Hercules Street housing by Parti

Architecture studio Parti has completed a compact housing project in north London, with a palette of robust and affordable materials chosen to create a sense of permanence. The Hercules Street infill project occupies a previously derelict site within a terrace of Victorian buildings close to Holloway Road. Parti, which is headed by architect Eleanor Hill,

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Studio McW transforms London warehouse into live-work space for Earthrise Studio

August 11, 2022 Katie Last 0
Earthrise Studio by Studio McW

London-based architecture practice Studio McW has converted an east London warehouse into an office and living space for climate activists and filmmakers Jack Harries and Alice Aedy. The live-work space was renovated from a century-old shoe factory featuring steel windows, exposed concrete beams, and a double-height pitched roof. The studio took a minimalistic approach to

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The Africa Centre finds new home inside former office building in London

August 11, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of The Africa Centre in London, designed by Freehaus

A lacklustre office building in Southwark has undergone a vibrant makeover to become The Africa Centre, designed by architecture studio Freehaus. The Africa Centre first opened in Covent Garden in 1964 as a “home-away-from-home” for the African diaspora in London, where people could meet, connect and enjoy cultural events together. After closing its doors to

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Yabu Pushelberg designs The Londoner hotel in the spirit of film and theatre

August 8, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Lobby in The Londoner hotel by Yabu Pushelberg

Design studio Yabu Pushelberg has completed a five-star hotel in London’s Leicester Square where rooms are all dedicated to different members of a theatre or movie production’s cast and crew. In tribute to its location, in the heart of the city’s theatre district, The Londoner is designed to echo the different sights, sounds and atmosphere you

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Bell Phillips creates The Tree House pavilion at London’s Elephant Park

August 7, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
The exterior of The Tree House by Bell Phillips

London studio Bell Phillips has completed a timber pavilion in a park in Elephant & Castle featuring an elevated viewing gallery nestled among the boughs of a mature plane tree. Named The Tree House, it is the centrepiece of a two-acre green space within the Elephant Park development – a regeneration scheme in south London

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Marble Arch Mound can be blown up in video game as “cathartic moment for disappointed visitors”

August 5, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Marble Arch Mound blow up

Video game designer Dan Douglas has created MVRDV’s Marble Arch Mound within a modified version of 1990s video game Duke Nukem so that disappointed visitors can blow it up. Douglas added the Marble Arch Mound to his Duke Smoochem 3D modification of the original game, which he is creating to be an absurd reflection of modern-day

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Axel Arigato opens “upside-down” pop-up sneaker shop in Selfridges

August 4, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Axel Arigato opens "upside-down" pop-up shop in Selfridges

Trainers injected with magnets climb the walls and polystyrene ceiling tiles line the floor of Axel Arigato’s “upside-down” office-themed sneaker pop-up in London’s Selfridges department store. Installed in Selfridge’s first-floor menswear department for 12 months, the topsy-turvy pop-up store is a departure from the stone displays and pared-back colour palette ordinarily associated with the Swedish

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Red stone covers extension to London terrace by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects

August 3, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior image of the red stone extension at Kensington Place

O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has added a rear extension clad in red porphyry stone to a Victorian house in London, creating a kitchen and dining area connected to a courtyard garden. The project, named Kensington Place, was completed for a family that wanted to update the mid-terrace property they had lived in since the 1970s to

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Foster + Partners designs Apple Brompton Road as “calm oasis” in London

August 2, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Apple Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, by Foster + Partners

UK studio Foster + Partners has unveiled an Apple Store in west London that incorporates stone columns, Ficus trees and terrazzo flooring. Located between the Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores in Knightsbridge, Apple Brompton Road is the latest store designed by Foster + Partners for the technology brand. Its main entrance occupies the arched entrance

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