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Tim Robinson’s Terrazzo Studio provides a “tropical oasis” in a London garden

April 11, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A studio clad in green terrazzo

Architect Tim Robinson has designed and built a studio and workshop at the end of his garden in east London, featuring walls made from green terrazzo chosen to blend with the garden’s tropical planting. Robinson, who heads creative design and architecture studio Sonn, wanted to add a new space for working and relaxing in the

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Phillips Tracey squeezes brick-clad Jupp House onto site of a former garage

April 4, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Local firm Phillips Tracey Architects has created a compact black-brick house in west London, featuring a double-gabled roof that references a pair of garages across the street. Phillips Tracey Architects designed Jupp House to occupy a plot at the end of a garden in Richmond that is owned by the client’s parents. The single-storey Jupp

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Tonkin Liu creates swing bridge to access Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park

March 31, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Tonkin Liu creates swing bridge to access Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park

Architecture studio Tonkin Liu has built a biomimicry-informed pivoting bridge to an island containing 19th-century concrete models of dinosaurs in Crystal Palace, south London. Built to replace a structure that was removed in 2017, Tonkin Liu’s swing bridge provides access to a group of 167-year-old concrete dinosaurs on an island in Crystal Palace Park. Believed to

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Office S&M uses “trending colours” for characterful extension to colour consultant’s home

March 27, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A kitchen extension clad in pink concrete

Office S&M has completed a colourful extension to Overcast House in north London, which features on-trend hues such as Millennium Pink and Mint Green. Local studio Office S&M, which is headed by architects Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen, added a ground-floor kitchen extension to the Victorian terraced house in Haringey. As one of the clients works as

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Tigg + Coll Architects creates space for socialising in Chapter Old Street student housing

March 26, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Banquette in Chapter Old Street by Tigg + Coll Architects

Tigg + Coll Architects has revamped the common spaces of a student housing block in east London, to create areas where students can feel comfortable being around others. The London-based studio has designed a completely new layout for the ground floor of Chapter Old Street, creating a range of spaces for relaxing, studying or meeting up

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Don’t Move, Improve! 2021 shortlist spotlights London’s best house renovations

March 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A garden studio clad in green terrazzo

A minimalist charred-wood extension, a garden studio wrapped in green terrazzo and an origami-inspired annexe are in the running to be crowned London’s best home improvement of 2021. A total of 22 projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! contest – an annual competition held by New London Architecture (NLA) in celebration

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Vicky Richardson appointed head of architecture at Royal Academy

March 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Vicky Richardson appointed head of architecture at Royal Academy

Vicky Richardson, the former director of architecture, design and fashion at the British Council, has been named head of architecture and Heinz curator at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Richardson, who was the editor of influential architecture and design magazine Blueprint for six years, will replace Kate Goodwin, as head of architecture at the central London institution.

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Micheal Collins Architects adds Jewellery Box extension to London home

March 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Jewellery Box extension to London home by Micheal Collins Architects

Hertfordshire studio Micheal Collins Architects has added a boxy, two-storey copper and charred larch extension to a terraced house alongside a railway station in south London. The extension and renovation was named Jewellery Box, as a nod to the way the Victorian terrace and subdued extension hide the home’s more vibrant interiors. “Our clients talked about the

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SODA designs workspaces with “high-end retail aesthetic” for Liberty House

March 16, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Orange walls inside London office

London studio SODA based the bold interiors of The Office Group’s Liberty House offices on Regent Street off colourful prints from the adjacent Liberty London department store. The studio created the interiors for two separate, flexible workspaces in the same building, called Liberty House and Liberty Rooms. While the designs vary in the two areas,

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Es Devlin to fill Somerset House courtyard with 400 trees for London Design Biennale

March 5, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Render of Es Devlin's Forest for Change installation at Somerset House for London Design Biennale 2021

A forest is set to be planted in the heart of central London this summer as part of an installation that set designer Es Devlin has designed for the city’s design biennale. The Forest for Change will fill the entire courtyard of Somerset House, which will be home to the London Design Biennale from 1-27

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