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House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects

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

Main Contractor: Donovan Construction
Landscape Architects: Dan Pearson Studio, Hendy Curzon Gardens…
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‘The Rom’ Becomes Europe’s First Listed Skatepark

English Heritage has awarded a Grade-II listing to “The Rom,” a skatepark in Hornchurch on the outskirts of London. Built in 1978, the Rom was one of the UK’s first wave of purpose-built skateparks, and probably the most complete example found in the… Sigue leyendo

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

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

Acoustic Consultant: Mach Acoustics
Contractors: GTA Interior Ltd
Subcontractors Spiral Stair: EeStairs
Acoustic Panelling: Dalhelm Ribba Panels by AH

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Developer Says Problems with Prefabricated Homes “Must Not Stop Innovation”

Developer Tom Bloxham has argued that problems with prefabricated homes or other unusual building techniques “must not stop innovation” in the UK housing sector. Bloxham, whose company Urban Splash was responsible for the Stirling Prize-nominated Park Hill regeneration and has worked with architects such as Norman FosterFAT and Will Alsop, was speaking at an Archiboo event titled “Housebuilding is Ripe for Disruption.” Discussing the problems that have befallen RSH+P’s Oxley Woods project, he said “Whenever we innovate something inevitably goes wrong. There are risks and it is difficult. But somebody has to take these risks for the industry to move forward,” reports the Architects’ Journal.

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The Question of Gentrification Along London’s Urban Waterways

In the second instalment of their new three-part micro documentary series on architecture and water (see the first part here), Ellis Woodman and a team at the Architectural Review …(AR) have collaborated with architects, developers, urbanists and thinkers to examine the latent connections between water infrastructure and our built Sigue leyendo

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Bartlett Professor CJ Lim to Launch “Food City” Book at Ravensbourne

As part of the launch of his latest book, Food City, Professor CJ Lim of the Bartlett School of Architecture will present a lecture at Ravensbourne in Greenwich, London on Wednesday October 29th. Food City follows on from professor Lim’s previous book, Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, exploring the role that food production and distribution has historically played in day-to-day life, and how we might once again reinstate it as an integral part of our cities through essays on 25 cities around the globe. Read on after the break for more details of the event.

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A Shed of One’s Own: An Exploration of Architectural Sheds and Writer’s Bothies

As part of the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festivalThe Building Centre is examining the space Dylan Thomas and other writers depend on to create their work. A Shed of One’s Own is a photographic exploration of unique sheds with architectural significance and literary connections. From award-winning studios in Central London to weathered bothies in Scotland, this exhibition explores the importance of space for creativity and inspiration. The exhibition will remain on view through November 26. More information, after the break. 

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A Mobile Italian Garden Overlooking London

The Decorators…, an interdisciplinary group of practitioners working with space in London, recently transformed the terrace overlooking the city at Alexandra Palace by installing a mobile Italian garden. As a “landscape of scattered objects” which geometrically piece together to resemble a Sigue leyendo

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