King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners

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Architect: John McAslan + Partners
Location: , England
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Hufton and Crow, John Sturrock, Phil Adams

Wakefield Market Hall / Adjaye Associates

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Architects: Adjaye Associates
Location: , England
Year: 2008
Area: 6,390 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Rivington Place / Adjaye Assocates

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Architects: Adjaye Assocates
Location: ,
Years: 2003 – 2007
Photographs: Lyndon Douglas, Ed Reeve, Adjaye Assocates

Video: Olympic Velodrome

The hot favourite for the annual 16th RIBA Stirling Prize, Hopkins Architects’ 2012 Olympics Velodrome is a hyperbolic structure with an impressive double-curved, ultra light roof covered in red cedar wood and inspired by the race tracks. Alongside aesthetic considerations, the Velodrome is constructed with utmost care for eco-sustainability. chats to engineers Andrew Weir at Expedition Engineering and Klaus Bode at BDSP to hear about how they created one of the Olympic Park’s most complete structures.

Shoreham Street / Project Orange

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Architect: Project Orange
Location: , England
Structural engineer: Project Design Associates
Project manager: J P Mooney Ltd
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Project Orange

Sunken House / Adjaye Assocates

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Architect: Adjaye Assocates
Location: London,
Year: 2007
Photographs: Ed Reeve

The Shadow House / Liddicoat & Goldhill

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Architect: Liddicoat & Goldhill
Location: , UK
Site: 38a St. Paul’s Crescent, London, NW1 9TN
Client, Architect and Main Contractor: David Liddicoat & Sophie Goldhill
Structural Engineers: Peter Kelsey Associates
Completion date: Winter 2011
Gross internal floor area: 77 sqm
Total construction cost: £210,000
Photographers: Keith Collie, Tom Gildon


Park Brow Community Primary School / 2020 Liverpool

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Architects: 2020 Liverpool
Location: Broad Lane, Kirkby, , Merseyside L32 6QH,
Client: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Structural Engineer: 2020 Liverpool
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: 2020 Liverpool
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Completion Date: 2011
Site Area: 47,041 sqm
Photographs: Infinite 3D

55 Baker Street / Make Architects

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Architects: Make Architects
Location: ,
Client: London and Regional Properties Ltd
Collaborators: Arup, Blyth & Blyth, DP9, Expedition Engineering, Hann Tucker, HBG, Indigo Lighting, Jason Bruges Studio, Safe Consulting Ltd, Tweeds Construction Consultancy
Project Area: 75,000 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Zander Olsen, Make Architects

Transformation and Revelation: Gormley to Gaga UK Design for Performance 2007-2011

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As part of the V&A’s British Design Season, this display in the Theatre and Performance Galleries taking place March 17 – September 30 will celebrate the work of over 30 of the most pioneering British theatre designers, architects and artists to have created for performance over the last four years. The selected works on show will range from costumes for live opera and drama to video projections for stadium music concerts and will illustrate how each designer looks for new ways to transform space, light, sound and body for the stage. More information on the event after the break.

The University of Nottingham – Jubilee Campus Extension / Make Architects

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Architects: Make Architects
Location: , UK
Client: The University of Nottingham
Completed: 2008
Collaborators: Rok Sol Construction, Adams Kara Taylor, AECOM, Faber Maunsell, Craft Pegg Landscape Architects, Davis Langdon, Gardiner & Theobald
Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Zander Olsen, Make Architects

City of London Information Centre / Make Architects

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Architects: Make Architects
Location: , UK
Client: City of London
Collaborators: Arup, Davis Langdon
Project Area: 135 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Zander Olsen, Make Architects 

“Wimbledon 2020” Masterplan / Grimshaw Architects

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Grimshaw Architects recently announced that they have been selected by the All Lawn Tennis Club to design their “Wimbledon 2020” masterplan for future development requirements. After a competitive selection process, it was decided that they will design the new masterplan to continue the previous ‘Long Term Plan’, which was commissioned in 1993 and completed in June 2011.  Working with such a prestigious British and internationally renowned institution, Grimshaw will embrace Wimbledon’s unique history of tradition and innovation to enhance further its position as the pre-eminent tennis Grand Slam. Another image of their design can be viewed after the break.

Flint House / Nick Willson Architects

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Architect: Nick Willson Architects
Location: ,
Project Area: 170sqm.
Photographs: Gareth Gardner

Critical Territories / Groundlab and Plasma Studio

Critical Territories / Groundlab and Plasma Studio

Opening tomorrow at the AA, Critical Territories will share the work of Groundlab and Plasma Studio -two interdisciplinary firms pushing the envelope of the relationship between and the expression of landscape design and architecture.   The installation will share the firms’ top projects, such as the Xian International Horticultural Expo which we having been covering extensively on AD,  by way of a site-specific grid arrangement of light boxes covered with technical drawings.  The organization of the installation will showcase the underlying themes of the practices, namely their systemic approach and preoccupation with grids, ground and context. The exhibit will be run through February 11.

Student Salon The LSE London School of Economics / Feix & Merlin Architects

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Architects: Feix & Merlin Architects
Location: St. Clements Lane, LSE Campus in Holborn, ,
Client: The LSE London School of Economics
Constructor: Sykes & Son Limited
Use: Student Salon – a social space for the Students of the LSE
Project Area: 30 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Andy Matthews

Brentwood School Study Centre and Auditorium / Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture

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Architect: Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture
Location: Brentwood, , England
Project Team: Simon Tucker (Project Director), Richard Cottrell, Brian Vermeulen, Jonathan Dawes (Project Architect), TaheraRouf, Maria Westerstahl, LefkosKyriacou, Amelia Mashoudy ,NicolaAntaki, Melissa Liando, Fumiko Kato, Rufus Willis, Yuki Koe
Client: Brentwood School
Contractor: Hutton Construction Ltd
Photographs: Paul Riddle, Tom Cronin

The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan

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Architects: De Matos Ryan
Location: ,
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Main Contractor: GL50 Properties
Concrete Contractor: Stallard Construction
Photographs: Edmund Sumner