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Light Falls House / FLOW Architecture + Magrits

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 32

London, United Kingdom
  • Architects: FLOW Architecture ; Architects: Magrits
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 290.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Harefield Road East House / Gruff

© French + Tye © French + Tye © French + Tye © French + Tye + 23

London, United Kingdom
  • Architects: Gruff
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 180.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

[POPS] LONDON

INTRODUCTION

Privatisation of public land is a growing phenomenon in cities such as London. More and more communal spaces are being sold to public bodies or developers, resulting in them becoming the primary makers of modern cities. This transformation has been giving rise to privately owned public spaces (POPS), a term to describe spaces open to the public, formed from deals between the city and the developer in return for zoning concessions. The areas around King’s Cross current development is one of the 50 POPSs in Central London.


THE DEBATE

The term POPS has been demonised and attacked by various media for one

Second Home London Fields / Estudio Cano Lasso Arquitectos

© Iwaan Baan Cortesía de Emily Perriss | Second Home © Iwaan Baan © Iwaan Baan + 66

  • Arquitectos: Estudio Cano Lasso
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1813.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Principal Tower / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners + 31

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 35400.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Lawford Road Townhouse / OEB

© French + Tye © French + Tye © French + Tye © French + Tye + 34

  • Architects: OEB
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 240.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Soboro House / kennedytwaddle

© Henry Woide © Henry Woide © Henry Woide © Henry Woide + 25

London, United Kingdom
  • Architects: kennedytwaddle
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 140.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Grange Hall / Nissen Richards Studio

© Jim Stephenson © Alexis Hamilton © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson + 27

The Bower Office Building / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

© Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Rob Parrish © Timothy Soar + 27

Paintworks Apartments / DROO

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 27

  • Architects: DROO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1550.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Annabel Karim Kassar Transforms 19th-century Structure into a Contemporary Family Home

AKK Architects, an architecture practice founded by architect Annabel Karim Kassar, with offices in Beirut, Dubai, and London, is transforming a historical 19th-century Lebanese home into a contemporary family home. Bayt K was shortlisted for the WAF future projects awards under House category.

© Colombe Clier Courtesy of AKK Architects Courtesy of AKK Architects © Colombe Clier + 15

Walker’s Court Theatre / SODA

© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse + 37

  • Architects: SODA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 4500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Office Group York House / dMFK

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse + 26

  • Architects: dMFK
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 70000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Corner House / 31/44 Architects

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 19

London, United Kingdom
  • Architects: 31/44 Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 105.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

RIBA Announces World’s Best Student Architecture Projects of 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects has released the names of the 2019 winners of the President’s Medals, the annual awards for the world’s best student architecture projects. To showcase these achievements, an exhibition will be held in London, from the 4th of December 2019 till the 1st of February 2020, before touring throughout the UK and internationally.

Rachel Wakelin (University of Westminster) - Avian Air – A Tropospheric Bird Sanctuary. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Lou-Elena Bouey (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London) - A Sense of Place for the Displaced. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Finbar Charleson (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) - London Euston. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) SOM foundation fellowship at part II. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) + 16

Park Walk Primary School Playground / Foster + Partners

© Aaron Hargreaves Foster + Partners © Aaron Hargreaves Foster + Partners © Aaron Hargreaves Foster + Partners © Aaron Hargreaves Foster + Partners + 9

Gabriela Hearst Store London / Foster + Partners

Courtesy of Foster+Partners Courtesy of Foster+Partners Courtesy of Foster+Partners Courtesy of Foster+Partners + 7

London, United Kingdom

London’s Largest Co-Working Space Set to Open in 2020

London's largest co-working space is officially set to open in the summer of 2020. Designed as part of Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square by LABS Collective, the 150,000 square foot project combines office, retail and leisure space. With access to both the West End and The City, the co-working space will feature a range of rooms and layouts, from small private offices to entire floors.

Courtesy of LABS Collective Courtesy of LABS Collective Courtesy of LABS Collective Courtesy of LABS Collective + 6