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Faceted roof casts zigzagging shadows over London house extension

October 21, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Wooden Roof by Tsurata Architects

Tsuruta Architects has topped a conservatory extension in London with a faceted timber and glass roof that casts zigzag shadows over a wood-lined dining space. Called Wooden Roof, the extension to a Grade II-listed house is clad in planks of charred wood. Traditionally, glass conservatories are built pitched roofs to give views of the sky while

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15 architecture and design exhibitions in London for Dezeen Day attendees to enjoy

October 21, 2019 Jennifer Hahn 0
15 design and architecture exhibitions in London during Dezeen Day

Coming to London for our Dezeen Day conference and the Dezeen Awards party on 30 October? To help you make the most of your trip, here’s a guide to the best shows in town. Dezeen Day takes place at BFI Southbank in central London, part of the Southbank arts complex. Our partner hotel, The Hoxton

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The Wing opens inaugural international branch in London

October 21, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
The Wing London

Women-only co-working space The Wing has opened a branch in central London, with interiors that draw upon a “mosh pit” of references including Gaudí buildings and English gardens. The Wing’s head in-house designer Laetitia Gorra told Dezeen that she “didn’t hold back” when developing the interiors of the 1,114 square-metre London outpost. The new space

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Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

October 18, 2019 India Block 0
Stow-away Hotel by Doone Silver Kerr

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of welded fins that function as sunshades. The Stow-Away Hotel in Waterloo is made from end-of-life shipping containers that have been used “countless times previously” according to the practice. At five storeys high,

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Modular boxes used by Extinction Rebellion are “protest architecture”

October 17, 2019 India Block 0
Extinction Rebellion adapt U-Build for protest architecture

Modular, plywood boxes have been self-built by climate change protesters Extinction Rebellion to build lock-on sites, towers and stages for London protests. The blocks are adapted from Studio Bark’s U-Build system by architects involved in the actions, including members of Architect’s Climate Action Network (ACAN). Studio Bark gifted the cutting patterns – and told Dezeen

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London Assembly calls on architects to design for a circular economy

October 15, 2019 India Block 0
Design for a Circular Economy

The UK’s London Assembly has published a primer calling on property developers and architects to design for a circular economy, with ideas such as rental furnishing and using blockchain technology. Called Design for a Circular Economy, the document was published yesterday with a call to action for London’s architects, along with a guide to the

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Twisting brick columns support London terrace extension by Urban Mesh

October 13, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Twist House extension by Urban Mesh

Four sculptural, brick columns frame this small extension to a Georgian terrace in north London, designed by local practice Urban Mesh for the firm’s director, James Beazer. Named Twist House, the extension to the 200 year-old home was designed to improve its connection to a garden at the rear and contains utility and shower spaces at basement level

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Aesop opts for a more luxurious feel with marble fittings at Piccadilly Arcade store

October 10, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Aesop Piccadilly Arcade by Studio Luca Guadagnino

Geometric floor tiles, marble fixtures and flesh-coloured hues appear inside this Aesop store in central London, which has been designed by film director Luca Guadagnino. The Aesop store is set on the corner of London’s Piccadilly Arcade, a covered passageway of luxury shops that includes fine jewellery boutiques, bespoke tailors and small-scale art galleries. Its

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AA wins power to award degrees for the first time

October 8, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Architectural Association: AA wins power to award bachelors and masters degrees for the first time

The Architectural Association school in London has been granted the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees for the first time in its history, which “marks a new era” for the institution says its director Eva Franch i Gilabert. The Architectural Association (AA) has been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP), which means that from

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Pierre Yovanovitch opts for salmon pink in revamp of London restaurant

October 4, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught restaurant, designed by Pierre Yovanovitch

Salmon-coloured surfaces, curved furnishings and a cooking-themed wall mural appear inside high-end restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, which has been recently refreshed by Pierre Yovanovitch. The restaurant is located in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, set within luxury hotel The Connaught. To mark its 10-year anniversary, French designer Pierre Yovanovitch was tasked with overhauling the dining

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