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Nottingham

A "Hairy" Facade Conceals a Beautiful, Calm and Serene Workspace Dedicated to Focus

16:00 - 7 January, 2018
A "Hairy" Facade Conceals a Beautiful, Calm and Serene Workspace Dedicated to Focus, © Thibaut Devulder
© Thibaut Devulder

“Hairy” isn’t typically a term used to describe architecture. However, a “hairy” exterior is perhaps the defining characteristic of this micro-office by 2hD Architecture Workshop in the UK—the outer facades are entirely clad in natural coco-fiber broom heads.

The details and junctions of the broom heads are largely concealed as to let the broom bristles interlock, providing a continuous and visually diffuse surface. This hides any clue as to what is occurring on the interior—the structure existing merely as an object of intrigue.

© Tom Hughes © Thibaut Devulder © Thibaut Devulder Plan + 23

Trent Bank Proposal / Eric Chancellor, Christopher Matthews, Jordan Lloyd

07:00 - 2 October, 2012
Courtesy of Eric Chancellor, Christopher Matthews, Jordan Lloyd
Courtesy of Eric Chancellor, Christopher Matthews, Jordan Lloyd

Recently shortlisted into the top 8 for the UK sector and awarded a commendation for its creative and imaginative solution to housing in the UK, the Trent Bank proposal is a design-led framework that centers on self-provision as a sustainable development and procurement model for new neighborhoods. As a competition entry for the Isover Multi-Comfort House and designed by Eric Chancellor, Jordan Lloyd, and Chris Matthews, The development allows for a low density, but high intensity program of start-up businesses and community amenities, with transient commercial use – taking advantage of a piece of planning legislation called a Local Development Order (LDO). More images and architects’ description after the break.

Isover Multi-Comfort House Proposal / Evgeni Leonov Architects

07:00 - 8 August, 2012
Courtesy of Evgeni Leonov Architects
Courtesy of Evgeni Leonov Architects

With a challenge of creating regeneration and community development in Trent Basin, Nottingham, UK, which meets passive house requirements, the first stage winning proposal for Isover Multi-Comfort House competition focuses on the minimization of the A/V ratio of the building. Designed by Evgeni Leonov Architects, the egg shape is used as inspiration to this project since the egg is known as one of the most energy-efficient forms of nature. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Maggie’s Nottingham / CZWG Architects

14:00 - 18 July, 2012
Maggie’s Nottingham / CZWG Architects, © Martine Hamilton Knight
© Martine Hamilton Knight

© Martine Hamilton Knight © Martine Hamilton Knight © Martine Hamilton Knight © Martine Hamilton Knight + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Hucknall Rd, Nottingham NG5 1PB, United Kingdom
  • Interior Design

    Paul Smith
  • Structural engineer

    Adams Kara Taylor
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

The University of Nottingham - Jubilee Campus Extension / Make Architects

00:00 - 4 February, 2012
The University of Nottingham - Jubilee Campus Extension / Make Architects, Courtesy of Make Architects
Courtesy of Make Architects

Courtesy of Make Architects Courtesy of Make Architects Courtesy of Make Architects Courtesy of Make Architects + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nottingham, UK
  • Collaborators

    Rok Sol Construction, Adams Kara Taylor, AECOM, Faber Maunsell, Craft Pegg Landscape Architects, Davis Langdon, Gardiner & Theobald
  • Client

    The University of Nottingham
  • Area

    12000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008