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12 mews houses that take advantage of London’s backstreets

July 11, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
10 London mews houses

The mews lanes behind London’s main streets that once contained stables and outhouses now contain homes and shops. Here are 12 of the city’s most interesting modern mews houses. Primrose Hill Mews House by Threefold Architects, Primrose Hill Threefold Architects renovated this Victorian mews house in Primrose Hill to reinstate some of the building’s original details and reorganise its

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Peter Morris Architects covers Cloud House in pink arches

July 10, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Cloud House by Peter Morris Architects in Gospel Oak, North London

Peter Morris Architects has revealed the design for a pair of houses in north London, which will have a facade made up of pink arches “absolutely everywhere”. Cloud House, which is actually a pair of three-storey homes united behind a pink-arch-covered facade, is set to be built in Gospel Oak after winning planning permission earlier this

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Waugh Thistleton Architects creates fully demountable office block next door to Dezeen

July 8, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
6 Orsman Road by Waugh Thistleton Architects in London

London studio Waugh Thistleton Architects has built a hybrid cross-laminated-timber and steel office block next door to Dezeen’s London office alongside the Regent’s Canal. The six-storey building at 6 Orsman Road was created for Storey – developer British Land’s flexible workspace company – and contains 3,150 square metres of office. Waugh Thistleton Architects aimed to create

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David Adjaye reveals memorial for black woman shot by police in Brixton

July 8, 2020 India Block 0
Cherry Groce memorial by David Adjaye

British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has designed a memorial in Brixton for Cherry Groce, an innocent black woman shot by London’s Metropolitan Police in her own home in 1985. Adjaye Associates, the practice founded by David Adjaye in 2000, will begin construction on the memorial for Cherry Groce in a few weeks. Set on in Windrush

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Yellow Cloud Studio punctuates Glyn House extension with arched window

July 8, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Glyn House extension designed by Yellow Cloud Studio

A half-arch window in this east London home extension by Yellow Cloud Studio offers glimpses of the older parts of the property. Glyn House is situated in the neighbourhood of Clapton and is occupied by a young couple who are hoping to grow their family. Previously, the poky proportions of the house – which dates

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Gabriel Chipperfield gives London newsagents plush revamp

July 5, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Shreeji News by Gabriel Chipperfield

Gabriel Chipperfield has created an “Alice in Wonderland”-style warren of luxurious rooms behind Shreeji newsagents in central London. Shreeji newsagent and tobacconist is located on Chiltern Street in London’s affluent Marylebone neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw from the notable hotel Chiltern Firehouse. The shop was set up by Sandeep Garg in 1982, and has since

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Grove Park extension by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has wooden lining and verdant views

July 1, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Grove Park by O'Sullivan Skoufoglou

O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has added an ash-lined extension with expansive windows to a gardener’s home in Lewisham, southeast London. Grove Park is an end-of-terrace house that was originally built back in the 1980s. The wood-lined extension that O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has added to the home sits at ground level, incorporating a small garage that was

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Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture inserts brick and timber mews house into south London lane

June 29, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Stories Mews in south London by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture

Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture utilised “the materials of garages and sheds” to create a small two-storey house on Stories Mews in south London. The architecture studio replaced a 1970s double garage with a home that matches the adjoining properties in scale and materials as the latest stage of the development of a service lane into a

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KennedyTwaddle inserts pitched-roofed houses with private courtyards into former timber yard

June 26, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Spencer Courtyard by KennedyTwaddle

Architecture studio KennedyTwaddle prioritised privacy in the construction of this pitched-roof housing development, which has been built on a awkward plot in Finchley, north London. The brownfield site was originally a timber yard, but up until recently had been host to a handful of severely neglected buildings and a disused two-storey office – all of which

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London mayor to vacate Foster + Partners-designed City Hall

June 24, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
London mayor to vacate Foster + Partners-designed City Hall

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that City Hall may be relocated from its Foster + Partners-designed home alongside the Thames to the docklands area of the city as part of coronavirus cost-cutting measures. Khan is planning to move the mayor’s office and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to the WilkinsonEyre-designed The Crystal building, which is located near

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