1–6 Copper Lane N16 9NS / Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

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Architects: Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects
Location: Stoke Newington, , UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

LIKEarchitects’ “Frozen Trees” Installation Moves to London

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LIKEarchitects‘ Christmas installation, Frozen Trees, has found a new home in ’s Victory Park in East Village. Originally created by  in 2011 and displayed on Lisbon’s D. Pedro IV Square, the installation will now light up the holiday period in one of London’s newest public spaces, on the site of the former Olympic Village, as its 1,296 Rationell Variera plastic bag dispensers from IKEA gently glow through the night.

Phipp Street / Amin Taha Architects

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Architects: Amin Taha Architects
Location: 18 Phipp Street, EC2A 4NU, UK
Area: 270.0 sqm
Photographs: Charles Hosea

Golden Lane / Amin Taha Architects

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Architects: Amin Taha Architects
Location: , UK
Structural Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers
Area: 186.0 sqm
Photographs: Tim Soar

Blackpool Talbot / AHR Architects

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Architects: AHR Architects
Location: Talbot Lodge, 376 Talbot Road, , FY3 7AT, UK
Architectural Team Members: Dominic Manfredi, Dan Barnes, Dan Lesser, Jon Wallis, Carl Fowler, Ben Rigby, Nick Barnes, Tom Locke, Geoff Goodman, Andrew Crompton, Pamela Griffin
Area: 12002.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Daniel Hopkinson

Synopsis / ansham architects

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Architects: ansham architects
Location: 64 Westbourne Drive, Forest Hill, SE23, UK
Area: 240.0 sqm
Photographs: Ashley Gendek

Regent Road / architecture:m

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Architects: architecture:m
Location: Location House, 109 Tonge Moor Road, , BL2 2DL, UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of architecture:m

AWP Designs Cycle Centre Lookout for Newcastle’s Malmo Quay

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As part of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne‘s Malmo Quay development masterplanned by URBED, AWP Office for Territorial Reconfiguration has designed a cycle hub and community hall with a gradually ascending ramp that leads to a lookout platform with views of the surrounding Newcastle Quayside and Ouseburn Valley. Though this distinctive ramp and lookout will be a landmark at a prominent location on the Tyne river, AWP states that “by revealing a new perspective of the city and the Valley, the cycle hub will become a landmark celebrated precisely for the view it creates,” rather than merely for its striking appearance above the roofline of the cycle hub below.

House in Hampstead / Cullinan Studio

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Architects: Cullinan Studio
Location: Hampstead, NW3, UK
Project Architect: Kevin Goh
Project Director: Carol Costello
Area: 100.0 sqm
Photographs: Paul Raftery

Timber Frame House / A-ZERO architects

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Architects: A-ZERO architects
Location: , , Central Bedfordshire LU7, UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: James Whitaker

Kirkmichael Primary School / Holmes Miller

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Architects: Holmes Miller
Location: Ayrshire House, King Street, , Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0EQ, UK
Contractor: Clark Contracts Ltd
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andrew Lee

Sea Glass House / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

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Architects: The Manser Practice Architects + Designers
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Morley Von Sternberg

Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

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Architects: The Manser Practice Architects + Designers
Area: 580.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hufton+Crow

Sheppard Robson Designs Rooftop Pavilion for Aldwych House


The Westminster City Council has granted planning permission to Sheppard Robson for a “dramatic” rooftop extension to ’s Aldwych House. The £15m project – situated within the Westminster Conservation Area – will add 8,500 square feet of high-quality office and reception space by installing a series of geometrical-folded forms on top of the landmark Midtown office building.

Studio Octopi Proposes Floating Swimming Pool in the Thames

The latest iteration of the design proposed for Victoria Embankment. Image © / Picture Plane

A proposal to create a floating swimming pool in the Thames river will step up a gear tomorrow, as Studio Octopi will present their design for the Thames Baths at the Guardian’s World Cities Day Challenge. Originally created as part of the Architecture Foundation’s competition to design ways to reconnect Londoners with the river, the Thames Baths design has gained momentum over the last year, with a recent iteration of the design proposed for London‘s Victoria Embankment.

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House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects

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Architects: Peter Feeny Architects
Location: , UK
Design Team: Peter Feeny, Matthias Thum, Ondrej Mundl, Richard Hood, David Max Phillips, Jose Soto
Year: 2012
Photographs: Rafael Dubreu

A Contemporary Renovation for a Classic Mayfair Office / Brady Mallalieu Architects

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Architects: Brady Mallalieu Architects
Location: Clifford Street, Mayfair, W1S, UK
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Jensen Photography

RIBA Launches Centenery Square Regeneration Competition for Birmingham

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The Royal Institute of British Architects have announced an international design competition to regenerate Centenary Square, one of Birmingham‘s largest public spaces, and neighbor to Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, the Old Rep Theatre, and the the Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo which was shortlisted for the 2014 Stirling Prize.