Drake’s / Hawkins\Brown Architects

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Architects: Hawkins\Brown Architects
Location: 3 Haberdasher Street, , UK
Area: 4,320 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tim Crocker

Seona Reid Building / Steven Holl Architects

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Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Location: The School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, , City G3 6RQ
Partners In Charge: Chris McVoy, Noah Yaffe
Project Architect: Dominik Sigg
Area: 11250.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Chris McVoy

West End Offices Reconversion to Apartments / Emrys Architects

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Architects: Emrys Architects
Location: , UK
Area: 3,720 sqft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alan Williams

Writer’s Shed / WSD Architecture

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Architects: WSD Architecture
Location: Hackney, , UK
Architects In Charge: Percy Weston, Tom Surman, Joseph Deane
Year: 2014
Photographs: Wai Ming Ng

Architecture Archive / Hugh Strange Architects

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Architects: Hugh Strange Architects
Location: , UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Grandorge

4 Views / AR Design Studio

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Architects: AR Design Studio
Location: , Hampshire, UK
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of AR Design Studio

Bermondsey Warehouse Loft Apartment / FORM Design Architecture

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Architects: FORM Design Architecture
Location: , UK
Area: 104 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Charles Hosea, Mike Neale

Laboratorio Espresso / DO-Architecture

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Architects: DO-Architecture
Location: 93 West Nile Street, , UK
Area: 30 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Wood Photowork

Richard Rogers’ Pre-Fab Y-Cube Takes on UK Housing Crisis

The Y-Cube Deployed. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Y-Cube, a £30,000 factory-built 26 square meter flat which can be easily transported and craned into place, has been prototyped and successfully tested in the UK. The asked Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to create the Y-Cube, an affordable alternative for residents moving on from the non-profit’s hostels. And now, the YMCA wants more of these one-bedroom dwellings.

“The beauty is that the units can be moved off site as quickly as they are installed,” says Andy Redfearn of the YMCA, “as we operate on short-term leases – we expect people to stay [in the Y-Cube] for between three to five years, giving them time to skill up and save for a deposit.”

MiCasa / Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

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Architects: Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects
Location: , Hertfordshire, UK
Architect In Charge: Clive Seymour,
Area: 270 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lyndon Douglas

Juice Architects Propose Offshore Visitor Centre for Swansea Bay

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London based practice Juice Architects has unveiled designs for an offshore visitor centre as part of the proposed tidal lagoon for Bay, Wales. A series of overlapping shells are sculpted to form a bowl like structure, providing shelter from the wind and waves of the Welsh coast. Sat on a manmade island platform at the end of a collection of land piers, the building will act as a cultural and educational base public galleries, a café, a lecture theatre and exhibition space with working turbine propellors visible through the the ground floor gallery. As an entirely self sufficient building all energy will be captured from renewable sources.

St Ambrose College / Sheppard Robson

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Architects: Sheppard Robson
Location: Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham, Greater , UK
Building Costs: £24 m
Area: 11,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hufton+Crow, David Ardill

Kiosk / Make Architects

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Architects: Make Architects
Location: , UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Make Architects

Ron Cooke Hub / BDP

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Architects: BDP
Location: University of York, , York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DD, UK
Area: 6300.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Hamilton Knight

Malthouse / Inside Out Architecture

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Architects: Inside Out Architecture
Location: , Kent, UK
Area: 231 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jim Stephenson

Coupdeville Architects Design Zero Carbon House in London

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Coupdeville Architects has proposed designs for an environmentally responsible, carbon zero building in London. The earth sheltered structure is set into an existing slope on the site where it is arranged into three zones: an adult’s area and a children’s area both connected through larger living spaces. Following a requirement that the design provide areas “that allow the buildings occupants to be immersed on all sides by the site,” all spaces are connected directly to the gardens. Not only has this allowed for optimal levels of sunlight into the rooms, but has allowed for excellent views from within and of the building.

Moray College / Jmarchitects

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Architects: Jmarchitects
Location: , Moray, UK
Design Team: Rod Duncan, Steven Milford, Claire Ford
Project Manager: Mace
Area: 2,775 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrew Lee

Emirates Old Trafford / BDP

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Architects: BDP
Location: , UK
Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Area: 32.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Daniel Hopkinson