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National Graphene Institute / Jestico + Whiles

02:00 - 29 July, 2015
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© Hufton+Crow

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Stoke Newington School Sixth Form Centre / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 26 December, 2014
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© Tim Crocker

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Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
© Ales Jungmann
© Ales Jungmann

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National Graphene Institute Winning Proposal / Jestico + Whiles

03:00 - 5 February, 2013
Courtesy of Jestico + Whiles
Courtesy of Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles’ design for the new £61m National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester has recently been granted planning consent. The new facility will be designed with the goal to be the world-leading research and incubator center dedicated to the development of graphene, helping the UK to remain at the forefront of the commercialization of this revolutionary material. The project will be housed within a compact 7,600m2 five-storey building, with the main cleanroom located on the lower ground floor to achieve best vibration performance.More images and architects’ description after the break.

Aloft London Excel / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 13 December, 2011
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© Tim Crocker

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Architecture City Guide: London

15:00 - 6 July, 2011
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Diliff
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Diliff

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to London. This is our second stop in Europe, and once again I had to capitulate and double the number of buildings that we normally feature. We could not feature all of the suggestions, and will be adding to the list in the near future. We really appreciate those readers who offered their suggestions and the use of their pictures to make up this list.

Samuel Johnson famously said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” As home to a long tradition of kings and queens, the Royal Society, and the roots of the Industrial Revolution, it is not surprising that there is a rich tension and collaboration between the historic and contemporary architecture in London. This reflects a city and culture that has a strong history of celebrating the past while also moving forward. Conflicts often emerge, as the goals of one side clash with those of the other. This relationship, however, is why I find walking the streets of London so appealing - those beautiful moments when history and progress collide.

Once again, thanks to all our readers for your help. We encourage you to add more of your favorites in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: London list and corresponding map after the break.

W London Leicester Square / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 5 June, 2011
Courtesy of  jestico + whiles
Courtesy of jestico + whiles
  • Architects

  • Location

    Westminster, City of Westminster, London, UK
  • Architects

    Jestico + Whiles
  • M&E Engineers

    Caldwell Consulting
  • Project Manager

    McAleer & Rushe Group
  • Qs/Cost Consultant

    McAleer & Rushe Group
  • Structural Engineer

    Ian Black Consulting
  • Fire Engineer

    Michael Slattery & Associates
  • Façade Consultant

    Billings Design Associates Ltd
  • Client

    McAleer & Rushe Group
  • Building Contractor

    McAleer & Rushe Group
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

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Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 30 May, 2011
© Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker
  • Architects

  • Location

    Westminster, London, UK
  • Architects

    Jestico + Whiles - Alex Gordon
  • Structural Engineer

    Mouchel Parkman, Brian Bonnett
  • Landscaping

    Place Design + Planning, Rupert Dehaene - Gold
  • Project Manager

    Mouchel Babcock Education, Thomas Baxter
  • Client

    Media Arts and Science College
  • Photographs

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