ODOS Architects designs monochrome London office for Slack instant-messaging app

August 22, 2017 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

A row of skylights offering extensive views of London’s skyline influenced ODOS Architects’ design for Slack’s first UK offices, the creator of the workplace messaging system by the same name. Slack’s London office is located on the top two floors of the former BBC Radio 1 broadcasting building on Great Portland Street, and is the company’s second European base. The San Francisco-based

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ODOS Architects designs monochrome London office for Slack instant-messaging app

August 22, 2017 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

A row of skylights offering extensive views of London’s skyline influenced ODOS Architects’ design for Slack’s first UK offices, the creator of the workplace messaging system by the same name. Slack’s London office is located on the top two floors of the former BBC Radio 1 broadcasting building on Great Portland Street, and is the company’s second European base. The San Francisco-based

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Llywelyn James proposes affordable cantilevered housing for London’s brownfield sites

August 21, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Royal College of Art architecture graduate Llywelyn James has proposed a series of elevated residential blocks for an undeveloped brownfield land near Thamesmead in London to aid the city’s housing crisis. James’s 30,000 2020 project tackles the shortage of affordable housing in the capital with a concept for housing on a brownfield site in Thamesmead, a suburb south of the

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The SHED Project offers micro-homes inside vacant London properties

August 21, 2017 Calum Lindsay 0

Self-contained micro homes are being installed inside vacant buildings across London as part of an initiative called The SHED Project, which features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The project sees property management company Lowe Guardians create temporary affordable housing for young professionals inside empty properties like warehouses and office blocks. By doing so, the company is also helping to keep

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Instagram photo inspires brightly hued terrarium shop in London

August 17, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

The owner of this terrarium store in south London used an image she chanced across on Instagram to inform the interior’s bright colour palette. It is the first retail space for London Terrariums, which creates plant-filled vessels for commercial and private clients. The company’s co-founder, Emma Sibley, came up with a concept based on an

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Glowing polycarbonate “lighthouse” designed to rejuvenate industrial stretch of River Thames

August 15, 2017 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

London-based studios DK-CM and The Decorators created this pop-up polycarbonate events space to test the waters for long-term cultural programming in the Thames-side town of Erith. The pavilion is located on the waterfront of Erith, a town on the outskirts of Greater London in the borough of Bexley. Made of pink and blue polycarbonate, the Erith Lighthouse

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Glowing polycarbonate “lighthouse” designed to rejuvenate industrial stretch of River Thames

August 15, 2017 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

London-based studios DK-CM and The Decorators created this pop-up polycarbonate events space to test the waters for long-term cultural programming in the Thames-side town of Erith. The pavilion is located on the waterfront of Erith, a town on the outskirts of Greater London in the borough of Bexley. Made of pink and blue polycarbonate, the Erith Lighthouse

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge officially scrapped

August 14, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

The final nail in the coffin for the controversial Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge has come today, as the trust behind the project announced its closure following lack of support by London mayor Sadiq Khan. The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity set up to build and run the £200-million Garden Bridge, announced its closure and the end of the project this morning.

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Eda Kutluozen proposes affordable housing above tube stations for London’s key workers

August 13, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Royal College of Art architecture graduate Eda Kutluozen’s Vertical Open City project proposes inserting dense affordable housing and public spaces into disused sites across London. Designed for key workers and other marginalised citizens, Kutluozen proposes vertically stacking highly compacted public and domestic spaces into disused infill sites across the capital, such as the dead space above tube

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Eda Kutluozen proposes affordable housing above tube stations for London’s key workers

August 13, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Royal College of Art architecture graduate Eda Kutluozen’s Vertical Open City project proposes inserting dense affordable housing and public spaces into disused sites across London. Designed for key workers and other marginalised citizens, Kutluozen proposes vertically stacking highly compacted public and domestic spaces into disused infill sites across the capital, such as the dead space above tube

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