Waltham Forest College / Platform 5 Architects + Richard Hopkinson Architects

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Architects: Platform 5 Architects + Richard Hopkinson Architects
Location: , UK
Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Alan Williams Photography

Canary Wharf Development Including Herzog & de Meuron Tower Wins Planning Approval

Herzog & de Meuron’s Residential Tower. Image Courtesy of Group plc

A significant development at Canary Wharf has been approved by planners in London. The scheme, dubbed ‘Wood Wharf’ and consisting of 30 new buildings, was masterplanned by Allies and Morrison and includes a cylindrical residential tower by Herzog & de Meuron, and will provide 3,100 homes, 240,000 square metres of office space, a primary school, a medical centre, a community centre, a hotel, and around 100 retail outlets. Connecting the space will be a 3.6 hectare network of public spaces.

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Yardhouse / Assemble

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Architects: Assemble
Location: Stratford, , UK
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Assemble, David Grandorge

Ditchling Museum / Adam Richards Architects


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Architects: Adam Richards Architects

Location: , East Sussex, UK
Director: Adam Richards
Project Architect: Sam Dawkins
Area: 580 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects

Hawkins\Brown Designs Housing Scheme in Rotherhithe

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Hawkins\Brown have gained planning permission for a development of 103 new homes in Rotherhithe, South-East London. Consisting of two terraces of 3-storey family homes and a series of four-storey ‘mansion blocks’ containing maisonettes with apartments above, the scheme will be built on the site of the former Fisher FC football ground on Salter Road, with the playing surface redeveloped to form a new public park.

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Hargood Close / Proctor and Matthews

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Architects: Proctor and Matthews
Location: London Road, Colchester, , UK
Area: 2,409 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tim Crocker

Organic London Skyscraper Grows as Residents Recycle

Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Chartier Corbassons architectes

Inspired by vegetative growth and the bamboo scaffolding of Asia, Thomas Corbasson and VS-A have proposed a conceptual project for an organic skyscraper for London that will incorporate waste produced by its occupants. The building will rise vertically as more and more of the glass and paper needed for construction is discarded by building residents. It is estimated that enough recycled material for the building’s façade could be produced within a year. The project earned a special mention in a recent Skyscapers and SuperSkyscapers Competition.

Luker House in Barnes / Jamie Fobert Architects

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Architects: Jamie Fobert Architects
Location: Barnes, SW13, UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Jamie Fobert Architects

Invisible Studio’s New Studio / Invisible Studio

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Architects: Invisible Studio
Location: , and North East Somerset, UK
Area: 55 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andy Matthews, Piers Taylor, Courtesy of Invisible Studio

House at Camusdarach Sands / Raw Architecture Workshop

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Architects: Raw Architecture Workshop
Location: Stromness, , UK
Architect In Charge: Graeme Laughlan, Michael Fostiropoulos
Area: 169 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Raw Architecture Workshop

Long Sutton Studio / Cassion Castle Architects

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Architects: Cassion Castle Architects
Location: , UK
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Cassion Castle Architects

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre / Stanton Williams

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Architects: Stanton Williams
Location: , UK
Year: 2014
Area: 5,602 sqm
Photographs: Hufton+Crow, Courtesy of

The Old Library / TateHindle

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Architects: TateHindle
Location: Leamington Spa, , UK
Architect In Charge: Andrew Tate-TateHindle
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of TateHindle

University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / Rafael Viñoly Architects

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Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Location: , UK
Area: 24,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Will Pryce

Lookout / Angus Ritchie + Daniel Tyler

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Architects: Angus Ritchie + Daniel Tyler
Location: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, , UK
Collaborators: Darran Crawford, Boris Milanov, MAKlab, Russwood, Gillrick Metalwork, Strathcylde University
Client: Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Cost: £5,000
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ross Campbell, Daniel Tyler

Redchurch Loft Apartment / Studio Verve Architects

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Architects: Studio Verve Architects
Location: , UK
Design Team: Vivian Chan, Ula Witkowska
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luke White, Time & Space

Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp

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Hawkins\Brown have revealed plans for a £30 million revamp of Wates House in London, home to the Bartlett School of Architecture. The alterations will retain the structure of the 1970s building, opening up the facade to reveal the building’s internal activities to the street, as well as adding a new entrance and converting some of the ground floor into an exhibition space. The project strikes a balance between the requirements of working within one of ’s conservation areas, and retrofitting an outdated 1970s building to meet the needs of a constantly changing program.

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Planning Finally Granted for Chelsea Barracks Scheme

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A design by Squire and Partners for the controversial Chelsea Barracks site has been approved for planning. The approval comes five years after an earlier scheme by Richard Rogers was derailed by Prince Charles, sparking a row over what some perceived as the Prince abusing his status by bypassing proper planning procedure. Since then the plans were put on hold due to the UK‘s poor economy, before being resurrected last year.

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