Architecture

August 9, 2016
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Familiarity in the Modern Workplace

  In our post ‘Open Plan Workspaces Don’t Work?’ we discussed the findings published in Gensler’s UK Workplace Survey 2016. Gensler conclude that‘Our data shows that open-plan environments can be just as effective, if not more effective, as more enclosed…
June 3, 2015
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The Milan Expo 2015: One month on

This week marks one month since the opening of the Milan Expo 2015. This year, the six-month exposition presents an exploration surround food and ‘Feeding the Planet’. Each country’s  participation was presented with a study of their own interpretation of…
April 22, 2015
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Industry Focus: The workplace dynamics of an Architect firm

  One of the most demanding workplace environments is within the architecture and construction industry. These companies must present a supportive working environment for their staff, who work long hours generating and developing new ideas and concepts for clients. As…
April 2, 2015
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Reconnecting communities: Stunning new Onagawa Station by Shigeru Ban

Four years ago, the North east coast of Japan’s Miyagi district, the town of Onagawa was badly hit by a tsunami that destroyed over 70% of homes and most of the town centre, including the railway station and public baths.…
March 26, 2015
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Lets Take this Outside: Unconventional Street Furniture

The streetscape, the urban landscape or the urban space is where people have been meeting, socialising and conducting business for centuries. The external spaces between buildings present just as many opportunities for serendipity and collaboration as our interior spaces. Street…
December 12, 2014
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Five Unconventional Christmas Trees from Around the World

During times of festivity, along with tradition, creativity is in high spirits. One of the main icons surrounding Christmas, the Christmas tree has been a focal point for both festive and creative spirit. Here, we present a collection of Christmas…
November 28, 2014
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Architectural Structures Transformed into Stunning Pieces of Furniture

Chinese architect and designer Naihan Li has ventured into the mindset of the Chinese and their desire to own large, statement pieces of furniture in the home. Her work stems from traditional paintings that encompassed large scenes created onto a…
November 17, 2014
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Remembering Van Gogh: Glowing Bicycle Path created to mark Artists’ 125th Death Anniversary

Innovative Netherlands-based design firm, Studio Roosegaarde has created a bicycle path taking inspiration from the famous Starry Nights painting by Vinvent van Gogh. The path opened in Eindhoven to connect the Van Gogh heritage sites in Brabant to the rest…
November 14, 2014
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Five Incredible Converted Hotels To Visit & Stay

English Heritage works to help preserve historical buildings that add character to our villages, towns and cities as monuments that connect us to the places where we live. UNESCO stands to represent internationally the importance of preserving legacies of the…
November 13, 2014
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Subconscious Architecture: How Psychologically Friendly is your Environment?

The correlation between our built environment and its affects on mental and emotional health have been widely researched, documented and put into practice. Architect Elizabeth Danze and psychoanalyst Stephen Sonnenberg have been collectively working together to present the impact of…
November 6, 2014
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nhow Berlin: How a Music and Lifestyle Hotel Should Look

Situated in one of the most lively and creative areas in Berlin, nhow Berlin is the lastest addition to the East Harbour on the banks of the River Spree. With 304 rooms, 450 sq meters of terrace space featuring a…
November 3, 2014
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Keep it Down: Ten Creative Acoustic Screens

Now an essential part of any commercial interior from offices, schools, universities and even cafes and restaurants, sound absorption panels and acoustic screens form a vital part of the interior ambience. It has become possible to integrate acoustic screens and…
October 31, 2014
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Tomoya Glass Museum: Kengo Kuma’s next masterpiece set to open in 2015

Known for presenting traditional architecture in new interpretations, and knock for projects including the Folding Art Museum and the Nezu Museum, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma brings us another great museum. Set to open in August 2015, the Tomoya Glass Museum…
October 30, 2014
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Look Up: Eight Inspiring Ceiling Designs

Working with the entire spatial space to create an ambience with design elements such as architectural features and lighting can all contribute to the type of experience an interior space creates. Designers and architects have naturally gone on to use…
October 22, 2014
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Designs for London’s Largest Roof Garden at Battersea Power Station Revealed

The Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) have revealed the latest designs for what is planned to the largest roof gardens in the capital. The designs for the Battersea Roof Gardens are part of Phase 3 of the larger redevelopment…
October 22, 2014
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Jewellery Inspired by the Architects Toolkit

Paris based Architect Diego Delgado-Elias has designed and handcrafted a creative range of silver rings taking direct inspiration from four key tools used by architects. The four key tools; the set square, the water level, the protractor and the architects’…
October 21, 2014
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An award winning workplace: Four Top Qualities the BCO look for in a Project

There is just over a month to go before the 2015 entries for the BCO Awards closes. The awards stand to recognise excellence in office design and have become a milestone in recognition for high quality design and innovation all…
October 20, 2014
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La Confluence: A Real Urban Utopia

Right in the midst of the city of Lyon between the Rhone and Saone rivers, an Eco-friendly, sustainable and modern new development  is taking place. One of the largest urban developments of this scale in Europe, La Confluence will see…
October 16, 2014
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Amazing Impressions: The Intersections installation by artist Anila Quayyum Agha

One glimpse at the images of the Intersections installation by Anila Quayyum Agha for the ArtPrize Exhibition and it is clear why this stunning piece won both the Jury and Public Grand Prize awards at the Grand Rapids Art Museum…
October 15, 2014
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The 2014 RIBA Sterling Prize: Last day to vote for your favourite building

Today is the final day for the public vote for the 2014 RIBA Sterling Prize. With buildings from across the country making the list, we’ve compile a quick run down to help you decide who to vote for if you…
October 6, 2014
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FIVE INSPIRING UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

With another new academic year beginning this month across the nation, universities and colleges are brimming with new students. In light of this, we have chosen five inspiring and innovative university campuses that present a unique design model. From furnishings…
October 2, 2014
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MONDRIAN LONDON – The capitals freshest new addition

Boasting 359 luxurious rooms, a 200-seat restaurant, 56-seat screening room and over 5,000 sq.ft of event venues, the opening of the first Mondrian Hotel outside America is something special for the capital. The design, headed by Tom Dixon reflects the…
October 1, 2014
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NISSAN POWER TO HELP CREATE REVERSE GRAFFITI ART

To promote the launch of the Nissan LEAF, its new fully electric model, they welcomed British street-artist Moose to recreate the London skyline in his signature style. The LEAF helped to power a jet washer the artist uses to clean…
August 28, 2014
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A SMALL DISCREET OFFICE TUCKED IN AMONGST NATURE

A small office, designed by l’escaut architectures presents the charming construction of an outdoors workspace that helps to maintain the natural environment. Based in Uccle, Belguim, this small graphic design workshop is slightly submerged into the ground behind the designers…
August 12, 2014
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ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS INSTALLATION AT THE V&A FOR LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

The beautiful John Madejski Garden at the Victoria and Albert Museum will become the focal point for a Zaha Hadid installation during this years London Design Festival. The piece, titled ‘Crest’ has been commissioned to the prestigious architecture firm by…