Serendipity

Sometimes inspiration does not come from the obvious, but from a personal perception, the fragrance of Autumn abandoning her leaves or a serendipitous moment like wandering along a London street and stumbling across such unexpected beauty as an antique art stall.  I just thought this was heaven, so much so that I may have gone a little

The post Serendipity appeared first on Oracle Fox.

Salt and Pepper

Fluid printed mid-length dress by COS. Layer this salt and pepper essential with a cosy and warmth knit, and/or oversize coat, leather jacket, big scarf for a maxi-wintery wrap version! COS Dress – Scarf (avail. exclusively on demand) – Mai…

Fundamentals

Some favourite goodies of the Month: Entrancing fragrances, precious skincare, thrilling candles and everlasting details.. L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine Fragrance – Berdine Clutch Bag – Nuori Skincare – Le Labo Santal 33 Fragr…

Maxi Silky Navy

The maxi silk slip dress, one of these essential staples which combines delicateness, weightlessness, timelessness, and sleekness. This navy hero piece embraces simplicity, minimalism, and sophistication at its best. COS long silk slip dress – Ji…

Nude

Nude and powdery pink shades, at the desire of an aerial moment. Perfume Bois Farine – L’Artisan Parfumeur. Note of white wood and Iris.    

White shirt X Denim

Sometimes, all we truly need is to be right at the heart of our comfort zone and to feel fully infused by timeless simplicity. COS Shirt and Jeans  

Juergen Teller’s Award-Winning London Studio

Prominent German photographer Juergen Teller’s workspace is a multifaceted concrete photography studio, designed by 6a Architects and located in West London, England.
Read more

Vibrant street furniture creates sociable square in south London

Central Saint Martins graduates Fiona Hartley and Ellie Fox Johnson have introduced blocky, brightly-hued outdoor furnishings to a public square in Croydon to foster interaction among locals. The project titled College Square, was developed by Hartley and Johnson while completing the final year of their architecture degrees at Central Saint Martins (CSM), during their Spatial Practices

The post Vibrant street furniture creates sociable square in south London appeared first on Dezeen.

Bennetts and AHMM design Facebook’s new London headquarters

Bennetts Associates and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris are both designing buildings in London’s King’s Cross to house the offices of tech giant Facebook. The new Facebook headquarters will be spread across three buildings: 11 and 21 Canal Reach designed by Bennetts Associates, and P2 on Lewis Cubitt Square by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM). Combined the three offices will have

The post Bennetts and AHMM design Facebook’s new London headquarters appeared first on Dezeen.

Colourful water-tank pavilion built by Studio Weave beside River Thames

A garden within a water tank is raised up on colourful geometric columns to form this pavilion, built by Studio Weave alongside the new US embassy in Nine Elms, London. London-based Studio Weave designed the Thames Walk Pavilion to sit beside the River Thames. Set on a small square, the pavilion provides seating and shelter for those using the

The post Colourful water-tank pavilion built by Studio Weave beside River Thames appeared first on Dezeen.

Sam Coulton designs environmentally friendly cemetery that would slowly dye London blue

Bartlett School of Architecture student Sam Coulton has designed a concept for a sustainable alternative to cremation to help Londoners confront death. Called London Physic Gardens: A New London Necropolis, Coulton’s proposal, which he created on his MAarch course at the Bartlett, involves building a new city of the dead where Chelsea’s pleasure gardens once stood. Here,

The post Sam Coulton designs environmentally friendly cemetery that would slowly dye London blue appeared first on Dezeen.

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s 2019 pavilion will celebrate multicultural London

Architecture practice Pricegore and artist Yinka Ilori’s competition-winning design for next year’s Dulwich Picture Gallery pavilion fuses African and European design. Called The Colour Palace, the pavilion’s colourful exterior draws on the patterned textiles of Dutch prints found in the markets of Lagos and mirrored in Peckham’s ‘Little Lagos’. Founded by Dingle Price and Alex

The post Dulwich Picture Gallery’s 2019 pavilion will celebrate multicultural London appeared first on Dezeen.

Denim Dress

The denim dress, one of those precious and indispensable pieces of summer days. COS Flare-Sleeved Denim Dress Flattered Slides    

Thomas Heatherwick’s vision for London’s Olympia revealed in new renderings

Visualisations have been released showing Thomas Heatherwick’s plans to transform the Olympia events centre in west London into a major hub for the creative industries. The £700 million project will see the 130-year-old exhibition venue completely overhauled, creating over 55,000 square metres of offices and studios for creative businesses, and more than 6,000 square metres

The post Thomas Heatherwick’s vision for London’s Olympia revealed in new renderings appeared first on Dezeen.

Fumihiko Maki unveils Aga Khan Centre in London’s King’s Cross

Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki has completed an educational centre, with a series of roof spaces, terraces and courtyards that contain eight Islamic gardens, for the Aga Khan Foundation. The nine storey block, which stands next to a millennial-pink office designed by Duggan Morris, is the latest building to be completed as part of the development of King’s Cross, London. Containing

The post Fumihiko Maki unveils Aga Khan Centre in London’s King’s Cross appeared first on Dezeen.

Matheson Whiteley adds pared-back brick extension to Sebastian Wrong’s Victorian house

Matheson Whiteley has completed a simple brick extension to designer Sebastian Wrong’s east-London house, featuring a combination of traditional and contemporary details. The studio led by Donald Matheson and Jason Whiteley was tasked with designing an addition to the semi-detached Victorian townhouse that could accommodate a workshop on the ground floor with an en-suite bedroom

The post Matheson Whiteley adds pared-back brick extension to Sebastian Wrong’s Victorian house appeared first on Dezeen.

Serpentine cafe by Mizzi Studio will sit beneath undulating metallic canopy

Mizzi Studio has designed a glazed pavilion with a swooping brass-coated roof for a cafe opposite the Serpentine Gallery in London. Artisan coffee brand Collici commissioned the London-based architectural design studio to create the cafe, as well as nine other free-standing coffee kiosks that will be dotted around Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park.

The post Serpentine cafe by Mizzi Studio will sit beneath undulating metallic canopy appeared first on Dezeen.

“We need to become better at explaining the power of architecture” says new AA director Eva Franch i Gilabert

Eva Franch i Gilabert takes up her role as the first female director of the crisis-hit Architectural Association in London next month. In this interview, she explains her vision for the influential school and her views on the problems facing architecture. The Catalan was elected as director of the Architectural Association (AA) in March this

The post “We need to become better at explaining the power of architecture” says new AA director Eva Franch i Gilabert appeared first on Dezeen.

Haptic Architects completes contemporary apartment block in Chelsea conservation area

Prefabricated stone and pale brick panels form the facade of this contemporary housing development in Chelsea, London, designed by Haptic Architects. The three-storey apartment block on Rosemoor Street, designed by Haptic for developer Banda Property, contains a pair of two-bedroom residences along with two one-bedroom apartments. The design of the building is intended to introduce a contemporary element to

The post Haptic Architects completes contemporary apartment block in Chelsea conservation area appeared first on Dezeen.

DSDHA reveals renovation of the Smithsons-designed Economist Plaza

The brutalist complex designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, which was the offices of The Economist Magazine, has been refurbished by DSDHA. The London-based studio has completed the first stage of renovations at the Grade II*-listed Economist Plaza , adding a cafe on the ground floor and refurbishing six-storeys of the complex’s tallest tower. The Smithsons completed

The post DSDHA reveals renovation of the Smithsons-designed Economist Plaza appeared first on Dezeen.

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows “what you can create with simple things” says Frida Escobedo

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Escobedo’s pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, this week, is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles. “We wanted to

The post Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows “what you can create with simple things” says Frida Escobedo appeared first on Dezeen.

Scrapping plans for car-free Oxford Street is a “betrayal of Londoners” says city mayor

London mayor Sadiq Khan has denounced Westminster Council for blocking a proposal to pedestrianise Oxford Street. The local council has ruled out the possibility of transforming the major shopping thoroughfare into a traffic-free zone, citing a lack of community support. Khan, who pledged to deliver the project when he ran for office, has branded the decision as “a

The post Scrapping plans for car-free Oxford Street is a “betrayal of Londoners” says city mayor appeared first on Dezeen.

Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion revealed in photography by Ste Murray

This slideshow of images offers a closer look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, which was unveiled yesterday in Kensington Gardens, London. Escobedo’s pavilion is framed by walls of concrete tiles, designed as a reinterpretation of the perforated “celosia” wall that is common in Mexican architecture. It also features a

The post Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion revealed in photography by Ste Murray appeared first on Dezeen.

Nikjoo transforms disused chapel into artist’s house and studio

Nikjoo has transformed a former chapel in south London into a home and workspace for an artist featuring a pulpit-like mezzanine that overlooks the main living space. The neglected Victorian chapel in Deptford was being used as a temporary studio before Nikjoo’s client asked the architects to convert it into a contemporary space for living and

The post Nikjoo transforms disused chapel into artist’s house and studio appeared first on Dezeen.

Frida Escobedo builds Serpentine Pavilion featuring “woven tapestry” of concrete tiles

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a secluded courtyard framed by decorative, latticed walls. Located outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, Escobedo’s pavilion features walls of concrete roofing tiles, a curving mirrored ceiling and a shallow, triangular pool of water. The aim was to reference the courtyards that are a

The post Frida Escobedo builds Serpentine Pavilion featuring “woven tapestry” of concrete tiles appeared first on Dezeen.

Westminster Abbey extended with “steampunk gothic” tower by Ptolemy Dean Architects

Ptolemy Dean Architects has added a star-shaped tower to London’s Westminster Abbey, the most significant addition to the building since 1745. Standing at seven stories tall, the £23 million Weston Tower is a modern take on gothic, which has been been described as “sci-fi gothic” by Guardian critic Olly Wainwright, and “steampunk gothic” by broadcaster and

The post Westminster Abbey extended with “steampunk gothic” tower by Ptolemy Dean Architects appeared first on Dezeen.

London off-licence transformed into industrial-style apartment building by Emulsion

London architecture office Emulsion has built a trio of homes around the structure of a former corner shop, including an apartment for studio director Michael Deeley and his partner. Albany Road is Emulsion’s first self-initiated development and is situated directly opposite the newly redeveloped Burgess Park in Southwark. The site was previously home to a 1950s building containing

The post London off-licence transformed into industrial-style apartment building by Emulsion appeared first on Dezeen.

Glazed extension connects refurbished Highbury house with new patio garden

Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects has completed a single-storey extension to a Victorian house in north London, featuring a glazed wall and skylights that allow daylight to flood into a new kitchen and dining space. Local studio Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects designed the addition to a terraced property in the Highbury area for a young family

The post Glazed extension connects refurbished Highbury house with new patio garden appeared first on Dezeen.

10 of the best events at the London Festival of Architecture 2018

The London Festival of Architecture kicks off today. Dezeen’s deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft reveals 10 of the best events and installations, featuring buildings with mistaken identities, data centres and a house in a skip. Dezeen is media partner for the 11th London Festival of Architecture (LFA), which takes place throughout June. There are 400 events taking place across the

The post 10 of the best events at the London Festival of Architecture 2018 appeared first on Dezeen.

Chelsea FC shelves plans for Herzog & de Meuron-designed stadium

Herzog & de Meuron’s plans to update Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium have been put on hold indefinitely amid an “unfavourable investment climate”. Chelsea Football Club released a statement today saying the £500 million renovation plans by the Swiss firm had been put “on hold”. “No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The

The post Chelsea FC shelves plans for Herzog & de Meuron-designed stadium appeared first on Dezeen.

Liddicoat & Goldhill squeezes asymmetric Makers House onto narrow plot in Hackney

Skylights and large glazed surfaces that open onto a secluded courtyard allow natural light to pour into the interior of this house designed by architects David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill for a narrow site in east London. The husband-and-wife team, who run their studio Liddicoat & Goldhill from an office in Clerkenwell, bought the site

The post Liddicoat & Goldhill squeezes asymmetric Makers House onto narrow plot in Hackney appeared first on Dezeen.

Simon Astridge adds white-brick extension to refurbished Victorian house

A large porthole-like window punctures the white-brick facade of this extension to a terraced house in north London, designed by Simon Astridge. London-based Astridge was tasked with renovating and extending the property near Highbury Fields, to create a sequence of more contemporary spaces for a scientist and her family. He set about remodelling the semi-detached

The post Simon Astridge adds white-brick extension to refurbished Victorian house appeared first on Dezeen.

AHMM completes “spatial puzzle” of interlocking flats

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has created a mixed-use building in the London borough of Southwark, featuring wood-lined windows set into brick facades. The building at 81-87 Weston Street, occupies a gap site close to Renzo Piano’s Shard, which previously housed a single-storey warehouse building used by leather traders. AHMM designed the building for developer Solidspace, which

The post AHMM completes “spatial puzzle” of interlocking flats appeared first on Dezeen.

David Chipperfield Designs Ssense’s Flagship Store

British architecture practice David Chipperfield has renovated a 19th-century building in Montreal, creating an avant-garde concept fashion store that is to be the first physical store for Ssense, the leading e-commerce platform which stocks luxury bra…

Movie reveals view of London skyline from atop Cooke Fawcett’s Peckham Observatory

This captioned movie offers a tour of the elevated walkway created by architecture studio Cooke Fawcett atop a multi-storey car park in south London. Peckham Observatory stands on the roof of the car park that hosts Franks Cafe, as well as an open-air gallery run by Bold Tendencies. The space opens for the 2018 season tonight, with a new

The post Movie reveals view of London skyline from atop Cooke Fawcett’s Peckham Observatory appeared first on Dezeen.

David Chipperfield completes major expansion of London’s Royal Academy of Arts

British architect David Chipperfield has upgraded the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with a concrete bridge that connects two buildings, a new auditorium and renovated galleries. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the institution, David Chipperfield Architects has rejuvenated the Royal Academy’s (RA) “unloved building” at 6 Burlington Gardens and connected it to the institution’s main building, Burlington House.

The post David Chipperfield completes major expansion of London’s Royal Academy of Arts appeared first on Dezeen.

Donald Insall Associates restores Victorian glasshouse at London’s Kew Gardens

The Temperate House conservatory at Kew Gardens in Richmond upon Thames, London has reopened to the public following a five year restoration by Donald Insall Associates. The London-based firm, which specialises in consulting on historic buildings, was appointed as conservation architects by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2012. A masterpiece of 19th-century design, the Grade

The post Donald Insall Associates restores Victorian glasshouse at London’s Kew Gardens appeared first on Dezeen.

Monet and Architecture exhibition curator picks five must-see paintings

An exhibition at London’s National Gallery brings together 78 paintings by French impressionist artist Claude Monet that explore works of architecture. Curator Rosalind McKever selects her highlights. While Monet is most famous for his depictions of the natural world, particularly his Water Lily series, The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture turns its attention to the artist’s

The post Monet and Architecture exhibition curator picks five must-see paintings appeared first on Dezeen.

Eckford Chong adds blackened-timber garden studio to refurbished London house

UK architecture office Eckford Chong has renovated and extended an end-of-terrace property in east London, adding a garden studio that evokes traditional Japanese tea houses. The studio headed by Doug Eckford and Tania Chong was tasked with overseeing the internal and external renovations of the property in Walthamstow, which is occupied by a growing family.

The post Eckford Chong adds blackened-timber garden studio to refurbished London house appeared first on Dezeen.

Two Pavilions And A Subterranean Passage By Carmody Groarke

In the rolling green hills of rural Sussex, London-based architecture firm Carmody Groarke has designed two pavilions — the first an artist’s studio, and the second a guest space with a subterranean entrance and water views.
Read more

Hundreds of timber components form statement staircase for London house

Waind Gohil and Potter Architects has created a sculptural staircase, which was fabricated off-site and assembled like a puzzle, as the centrepiece of a house in London. The studio headed by Phil Waind, James Potter and Sonya Gohil was approached by clients who wanted to add a small dwelling at the end of their large garden in Shepherd’s

The post Hundreds of timber components form statement staircase for London house appeared first on Dezeen.

Adjaye and Toogood design affordable prefabricated houses for property start-up

London developer Cube Haus has commissioned Adjaye Associates, Faye Toogood, Skene Catling de la Peña, and Carl Turner Architects to design affordable modular houses for awkward urban sites. The start-up was set up last year with the aim of delivering “high-design value homes at reasonable prices” that can be configured to fit small and awkward urban sites.

The post Adjaye and Toogood design affordable prefabricated houses for property start-up appeared first on Dezeen.

Developer to replace dangerous cladding on Croydon tower block

Developer Barratt Homes has promised to cover £2 million of work on a high-rise block in Croydon, south London, which failed cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower fire. Residents were left in fear of debt after the building’s private owners refused to pay the cost of removing and replacing the dangerous cladding, insisting the leaseholders

The post Developer to replace dangerous cladding on Croydon tower block appeared first on Dezeen.

Sean Griffiths uses visual trickery inside London house extension

Optical illusions including a trompe l’oeil painting and mirrored walls alter the perception of space inside this extension to a south London house by architect Sean Griffiths. The property is situated in a conservation area bordering Brockwell Park in the London Borough of Lambeth. Griffiths’ design for the extension aims to increase the amount of

The post Sean Griffiths uses visual trickery inside London house extension appeared first on Dezeen.

Casa Hualle By Ampuero Yutronic

On the eastern shore of Lake Villarrica is Pucón, a Chilean city that stands below an active volcano. Just beyond the city’s borders, local architecture firm Ampuero Yutronic has designed a double story stained-black wooden home: ‘Casa Hualle’.
R…

Hayhurst and Co adds charred-timber extension to basement flat in north London

Dark timber cladding applied to the exterior of this extension to a London flat by Hayhurst and Co contrasts the white-oiled boards that line the kitchen and dining space within. The east-London studio headed by architect Nick Hayhurst was tasked with reorganising the layout of the flat in a Victorian terrace, and enhancing its connection

The post Hayhurst and Co adds charred-timber extension to basement flat in north London appeared first on Dezeen.

First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

The first images of Populous’ MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released. Populous is designing the 18,000-seat spherical arena to host both music and esport events for the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Plans for the venue emerged earlier this year, alongside images of an

The post First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena appeared first on Dezeen.

Interrobang converts London’s landmark Hoover Building into apartments

UK studio Interrobang has transformed the Hoover Building in west London into 66 apartments that retain many of the former factory’s original art deco features. The heritage-listed building was designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners in 1931, and began life as the UK headquarters, manufacturing plant and repairs centre for the Hoover Company. During its heyday

The post Interrobang converts London’s landmark Hoover Building into apartments appeared first on Dezeen.

Slim House has large sloped roof to increase natural light

This captioned movie reveals how a 2.3-metre-wide house in south London, designed by Alma-nac, has a staggered floor plan and sloped roof dotted with windows to make most of natural light.
Find out more about Slim House ›
The post Slim House has large …

Conran and Partners unveils residential conversion of Richard Seifert’s Centre Point

Richard Seifert’s celebrated Centre Point tower in London has been restored and converted into apartments by architecture firm Conran and Partners. London-based Conran and Partners has completely overhauled the Grade-II listed white-concrete high-rise, which was completed by Seifert in 1966, at the intersection of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. The 36-storey tower previously contained offices,

The post Conran and Partners unveils residential conversion of Richard Seifert’s Centre Point appeared first on Dezeen.

Pink and green house by Office S&M offers antidote to London’s “dire rental market”

Architecture studio Office S&M combined on-trend millennial pink with green terrazzo details to give this house in east London a character that sets it apart from the city’s other rental properties. The new-build house on Salmen Road in Plaistow was designed by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen of Office S&M as a rental home for young property

The post Pink and green house by Office S&M offers antidote to London’s “dire rental market” appeared first on Dezeen.

Forensic Architecture to create 3D video of Grenfell Tower fire

The independent spatial research group Forensic Architecture is seeking footage of the fatal fire at Grenfell Tower to create a 3D video that could build a better understanding of how the disaster unfolded.  Forensic Architecture believe many of the witnesses of the fire hold recordings on their smartphones or cameras that could help piece together how the

The post Forensic Architecture to create 3D video of Grenfell Tower fire appeared first on Dezeen.

Winning concepts revealed for “iconic gateway” on London’s Old Street

A “digital garden” and “reflective lens” are among the four winning concepts in a competition seeking ideas for Old Street roundabout in London. Dar Group, EPR Architects, Gpad London and Nicholas Hare Architects all came top in the contest, which called for an “iconic gateway” at the east London junction dubbed Silicon Roundabout, due to the high volume

The post Winning concepts revealed for “iconic gateway” on London’s Old Street appeared first on Dezeen.

Adjaye and Cullinan among architects working on ideas for Grenfell Tower estate

Adjaye Associates and Cullinan Studio are among six architecture firms working to generate ideas for the refurbishment of London’s Lancaster West Estate, where Grenfell Tower is located. The architects, along with Levitt Bernstein, Maccreanor Lavington, Murray John Architects and Penoyre Prasad, with landscape architect Andy Sturgeon Design and consultant Twinn Sustainability Innovation, are all exploring ideas for the future of

The post Adjaye and Cullinan among architects working on ideas for Grenfell Tower estate appeared first on Dezeen.

Pfeffer Sal ‘Gently Does It’ Facial Treatment

A facial that’s all about nourishing and cleansing your skin in a gentle but effective way.

The post Pfeffer Sal ‘Gently Does It’ Facial Treatment appeared first on Style&Minimalism.

Orms renovates art-deco office in London to create new headquarters for COS

This new headquarters for fashion brand COS features a facade of iridescent green tiles, added by London studio Orms to realise the intention of the original architect. Orms renovated a nine-storey triangular shaped building in central London, at the junction of New Oxford Street and High Holborn, to be COS’s new European headquarters. To realise the vision of

The post Orms renovates art-deco office in London to create new headquarters for COS appeared first on Dezeen.

Stained glass dividers brighten London co-working space inside former church

Surman Weston has converted a Victorian church in London’s Islington into a colourful co-working space that doubles as the architecture studio’s own office. The British practice turned the former methodist church into an open-plan office, using stained glass screens and panels on the suspended staircase to allude to the building’s history. Harlequin-patterned panes of glass in muted green, blue,

The post Stained glass dividers brighten London co-working space inside former church appeared first on Dezeen.

Hawkins\Brown completes robotics lab for The Bartlett at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Hawkins\Brown has designed a new robotics campus for The Bartlett architecture school as part of the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The 6,200-square-metre campus provides specialist teaching, fabrication and robotics facilities for University College London’s (UCL) The Bartlett architecture school and its new Real Estate Institute. The facilities occupy the former Broadcast Centre and Press Centre, originally designed by

The post Hawkins\Brown completes robotics lab for The Bartlett at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park appeared first on Dezeen.

Matt Lucraft proposes modular building system to tackle housing scarcity

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series explores Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Matt Lucraft’s concept for a modular building system designed to address London’s housing crisis. Matt Lucraft’s proposal, titled the Dagenham Breach Housing Co-operative, is a plan for a settlement of self-built and customisable homes that seeks to tackle the scarcity of

The post Matt Lucraft proposes modular building system to tackle housing scarcity appeared first on Dezeen.

Architectural Association names Eva Franch i Gilabert as new director

The Architectural Association in London has selected Catalan architect, curator and educator Eva Franch i Gilabert as its new director. Franch i Gilabert, who is currently chief curator and executive director of New York architecture organisation Storefront for Art and Architecture, was selected ahead of Robert Mull and Pippo Ciorra for the role. She received a majority vote of 67 per cent –

The post Architectural Association names Eva Franch i Gilabert as new director appeared first on Dezeen.

Canal boat interiors inspire space-efficient extension to London house by Archmongers

Archmongers has extended the rear of a terraced house in Stoke Newington that features interiors lined with built-in plywood furniture to maximise the available space and a staircase made from a jigsaw of pieces. London studio Archmongers designed the closet-wing and mansard extensions for a growing family who wanted to create more space at their two-storey property

The post Canal boat interiors inspire space-efficient extension to London house by Archmongers appeared first on Dezeen.

RIBA hosts event on diversity after being “stunned” by Dezeen’s gender survey

Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Institute of British Architects to present a free evening event on Tuesday 6 March about improving gender diversity in architecture. The event, which welcomes both men and women, takes place at RIBA headquarters in central London. Taking place two days before International Women’s Day, it will include a

The post RIBA hosts event on diversity after being “stunned” by Dezeen’s gender survey appeared first on Dezeen.

Wilkinson Eyre and Jonathan Tuckey convert King’s Cross gasholders into luxury flats

Wilkinson Eyre has completed its transformation of a trio of Victorian gasholder frames at London’s King’s Cross into luxury apartments with interiors by Jonathan Tuckey Design. The London architecture practice headed up by Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre won a competition in 2002 to construct the apartments within the three conjoined gasholders for developer Argent. The project forms

The post Wilkinson Eyre and Jonathan Tuckey convert King’s Cross gasholders into luxury flats appeared first on Dezeen.

Zaha Hadid Architects proposes pedestrianising London

Zaha Hadid Architects has proposed creating a network of pedestrian routes across London to reintroduce walking as a viable form of transport in the city. The research initiative named Walkable London suggests building on the plans to make Oxford Street a car-free zone, creating a pedestrian network that would become “an integral part of the city’s transport infrastructure.” The proposal

The post Zaha Hadid Architects proposes pedestrianising London appeared first on Dezeen.

Angular doors connect tapered extension by Mustard Architects with tiled patio

Mustard Architects has added this extension to an Edwardian house in west London, featuring a tapered plan that expands towards angular glazed doors set into its asymmetric gabled facade. East London studio Mustard Architects was asked to renovate and extend the property for new owners who wanted a brighter, more contemporary interior with an enhanced connection to the

The post Angular doors connect tapered extension by Mustard Architects with tiled patio appeared first on Dezeen.

Populous to build spherical music venues in Las Vegas and London

Stadium specialist Populous has revealed plans to build spherical music and entertainment venues for the Madison Square Garden Company, in Las Vegas and London. The company behind New York’s Madison Square Garden (MSG) has released plans to create large-scale venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Both designed by Populous, the distinctive venues will be branded MSG Spheres. According

The post Populous to build spherical music venues in Las Vegas and London appeared first on Dezeen.

Zaha Hadid Architects and Es Devlin longlisted to create “iconic gateway” at London’s Old Street

Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among the 39 design teams that have been longlisted to design a public space to replace the roundabout at Old Street in London. Also in the running to create the “iconic gateway” are British practices Hawkins\Brown, Paul Cocksedge Studio, Coffey Architects, Tonkin Liu, Mae Architects and Nicholas Hare Architects. The

The post Zaha Hadid Architects and Es Devlin longlisted to create “iconic gateway” at London’s Old Street appeared first on Dezeen.

Pivoting louvres conceal windows set into brick facade of mews house by Belsize Architects

A light well, a glass staircase and large windows set behind wooden louvres help to bring natural light into this four-bedroom house, which Belsize Architects squeezed onto a small plot in a traditional mews near London’s Hyde Park. Local studio Belsize Architects designed the house to replace a one-bedroom mews cottage in Southwick Yard –

The post Pivoting louvres conceal windows set into brick facade of mews house by Belsize Architects appeared first on Dezeen.

Frida Escobedo designs secluded courtyard for Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has been named as the designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, which is to feature a latticed enclosure surrounding a pool of water. Escobedo is the 18th architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion, the prestigious annual commission from the Serpentine Galleries in London. The architect, who was born in 1979 and set

The post Frida Escobedo designs secluded courtyard for Serpentine Pavilion 2018 appeared first on Dezeen.

Drone footage reveals 10-storey timber atrium by Studio RHE

Studio RHE has created a 10-storey engineered timber atrium at the heart of a London office building, as shown in this exclusive footage shot by Dezeen for the architecture firm. London-based Studio RHE renovated the Import Building for Trilogy Real Estate, as the first phase of the reinvention of the Republic complex in East India Quay. The building

The post Drone footage reveals 10-storey timber atrium by Studio RHE appeared first on Dezeen.