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London bandstand where David Bowie played given listed status

August 16, 2019 India Block 0
David Bowie's bandstand in Beckenham listed

An ironwork bandstand in south London where David Bowie organised and performed at a festival 50 years ago has been given Grade II-listed status. The bandstand in Beckenham was the centrepiece of a free 1969 music festival organised by Bowie in the spirit of Woodstock. It took place on Croydon Recreation Ground, where the bandstand sits,

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Hølte opens Hackney design studio for customising IKEA kitchens

August 16, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
HØLTE showroom and studio for customising IKEA kitchens

Hølte, a company that offers bespoke fronts for IKEA kitchens, has unveiled a new design studio and showroom in London’s Hackney. Studio founders Tom and Fi Ginnett have combined bold colours and geometric forms with simple, well-crafted details in the interior of their new workspace, located on Broadway Market in east London. It showcases Hølte’s

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Rodić Davidson merges two 19th-century art studios to create home in London’s Chelsea

August 16, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
Turners Studio by Rodić Davidson Architects

Rodić Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists’ studios that may once have belonged to JMW Turner into a lofty family home in London filled with eclectic furniture and striking artworks. The property is located on Glebe Place in London’s Chelsea, a street where many celebrated artists took up residence in the 19th century, when

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“The battle is over” says Amin Taha as 15 Clerkenwell Close is saved from demolition

August 15, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0

Architect Amin Taha has won his appeal against Islington Council, which had ordered the demolition of the RIBA award-winning 15 Clerkenwell Close. A report from the planning office released today revealed that 15 Clerkenwell Close has been given planning permission because it “accords with the generality of what had previously been approved”. Taha’s practice Groupwork

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Architecture of Emergency summit to address industry’s “failure” to tackle climate crisis

August 15, 2019 Siufan Adey 0
Architecture of Emergency

Architects will join leading academics and campaigners to consider how the architecture industry should respond to a climate emergency at Architecture Foundation and Barbican’s upcoming summit. Curated by the Architecture Foundation’s deputy director and Dezeen columnist Phineas Harper, The Architecture of Emergency summit will take place in the main theatre of the Barbican on 19 September 2019.

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Alex Cochrane Architects hones in on hot-desking for overhaul of Selfridges offices

August 15, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Selfridges offices by Alex Cochrane Architects

Staff don’t have designated desks inside the offices of luxury department store Selfridges, which Alex Cochrane Architects has completed with open-plan workrooms and communal seating. The office accommodates Selfridges’ executive, buying and merchandising teams and has been designed by Alex Cochrane Architects so that staff are “discouraged from owning any given space”. Once dominated by

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Rise Design Studio adds Douglas fir-lined reading nooks to London house

August 15, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Douglas House by Rise Design Studio

Rise Design Studio has completed an extension for a house in London, cladding the interiors in Douglas fir and creating a reading nooks in windows. Named Douglas House on account of its extensive use of the wood, the only elements of the original house in Kensal Rise that remain are the front and side masonry walls.

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Alder Brisco creates “attic of warm wooden curiosities” as office for recruitment agency

August 12, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
Studio Represent wood office by Alder Brisco

A Victorian goods elevator and wooden clock tower both feature in the office of London recruitment agency Represent, designed by Alder Brisco in an old warehouse loft. Studio Represent is a small office on the third floor of a late-19th-century warehouse in Farringdon, London. It features a custom-built wooden interior that pays tribute to its industrial

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Alexandra Palace Theatre restoration makes a feature of decades of decay

August 11, 2019 Jon Astbury 0

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has refurbished the long-abandoned east wing and theatre at Alexandra Palace in London, leaving its original surfaces visible in a state of “arrested decay”. The architecture studio has revived the Victorian theatre space, along with the east court exhibition hall and adjoining spaces, conserving them while also upgrading them to meet

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Refurbished Undercroft skatepark reopens beneath London’s Southbank Centre

August 8, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Southbank Undercroft Skate Space by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has refurbished and extended the concrete Undercroft skatepark at the brutalist Southbank Centre in London, which is considered the home of British skateboarding. The restoration has repaired and renovated the space under the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre, which is defined by the mushroom-shaped concrete columns that support the building above. The

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