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Office S&M unveils its own colourful office with plastic-bottle-wall enclosed meeting room

January 30, 2023 Nicole Rambla 0

Architecture practice Office S&M has completed its own office inside a former paint-making workshop in Hackney, London. With an entire wall of material samples and areas for modelling and sketching, Office S&M’s workspace aims to act as a laboratory to support its ongoing exploration of materials “that are both practical and fun.” The studio, headed

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Police raid on Antepavilion building ruled unlawful by High Court

January 23, 2023 Nat Barker 0

A police raid on the Hackney premises of architecture and arts charity Antepavilion in 2021 was unlawful, the High Court has ruled. The Metropolitan Police, whose Territorial Support Group carried out the raid, has now been ordered to pay compensation to Antepavilion for damage caused by the forced entry. They have also been ordered to

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David Thulstrup decorates Ikoyi restaurant with copper walls and curved metal-mesh ceiling

January 20, 2023 Cajsa Carlson 0

Copenhagen-based Studio David Thulstrup drew on spice-making processes when designing the interior of London’s Ikoyi restaurant, which features a variety of materials including copper and oak. The 150-square-metre restaurant, which has a menu based on seasonal British produce and spices from sub-Saharan west Africa, is located inside the brutalist 180 The Strand building in central

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Kaleidoscopic substation in London “celebrates the spirit of the local community”

January 19, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

UK architecture studio IF–DO and artist Lakwena have wrapped an electrical substation in Brent Cross, London, in an artwork informed by rotating billboards. The colourful structure is designed to enclose a large electrical substation and become a landmark for the upcoming residential development named Brent Cross Town in north London. “It’s a celebration,” IF–DO co-founder Sarah Castle told

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Paul Westwood transforms disused garage into light-filled garden office

January 19, 2023 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architect Paul Westwood has converted the dilapidated garage of his London home into a workshop and studio, featuring a pared-back material palette that references the existing Victorian house. Westwood, who is the design director of international design collective RIOS, has been gradually renovating the house since he purchased it in 2018 together with his partner,

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Platform 5 Architects completes textural home on London infill site

January 18, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Local practice Platform 5 Architects has completed NW10 House, a family home on an infill site in north London with exposed concrete interiors and a textured brick exterior. Occupying a corner site that was formerly a builder’s yard, Platform 5 Architects designed the three-storey home’s irregular, blocky form in response to the area’s planning constraints and

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Waugh Thistleton Architects designs “visibly sustainable” mass-timber office in London

January 18, 2023 Cajsa Carlson 0

London studio Waugh Thistleton Architects has unveiled the Black & White building, a mass-timber office building designed for The Office Group in Shoreditch with a slatted tulipwood facade. The 17.8-metre-high office building, which the studio says is the “tallest mass-timber office building in central London”, was built from a combination of beech, pine and spruce

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Studio Hallett Ike adds dark brick extension to London flat

January 11, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

White, minimalist living spaces sit within a raw exterior of rough brick walls and galvanised steel openings at this extension to a ground-floor flat in east London, designed by local practice Studio Hallett Ike. Set within a Georgian townhouse in the De Beauvoir area of Hackney, London and Oxford-based Studio Hallett Ike was tasked with

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Yellow Cloud Studio extends London home with internal courtyard

January 6, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

London architecture and design practice Yellow Cloud Studio has completed Courtyard House, the renovation of a Victorian terrace in Stoke Newington, creating bright living spaces that overlook an internal courtyard. Yellow Cloud Studio completely overhauled the east London home, retaining only its “bare tectonic skeleton” and introducing new finishes throughout alongside a newly-created rear extension.

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PDP refurbishes art deco office block with jewel-like extensions in glass and steel

January 5, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

London practice PDP has renovated Eighty Strand, an art deco office building on the Strand, restoring its original finishes and complementing them with glazed pavilions that reference the style’s geometric forms. Located at 80 the Strand, the building was originally designed in 1930 by architects Messrs Joseph, serving as the headquarters of Shell-Mex and British

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