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Antepavilion names two winners for 2021 competition as legal battle continues

April 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of the 2021 Antepavilion

A collapsible camera obscura and a bamboo tensegrity structure have been revealed as the two winning designs of the 2021 Antepavilion architecture commission in Hackney, London. The Antepavilion competition, which takes place annually in the UK capital, invites experimental designs and structures for construction at Hoxton Docks on Regent’s Canal. This year’s brief called for demountable

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VitrA Bathrooms opens flagship showroom in London’s Clerkenwell

April 12, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
VitrA Bathrooms London showroom

Dezeen promotion: bathroom brand VitrA has opened a showroom in London’s Clerkenwell, where it will present its latest products and host design events. Spread across two floors of the Turnmill Building on Turnmill Street, VitrA London has been designed by architecture studio TP Bennett as a creative hub for architects and designers. Divided up into different zones,

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Morag Myerscough designs bamboo pavilion to bring “unexpected joy” to passersby

April 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A bamboo pavilion in London

Colourful geometric panels and positive messages brighten the bamboo structure of the See Through pavilion, which designer and artist Morag Myerscough has installed in a park in London. The pavilion, which straddles a path through Grosvenor Square, was created to uplift passersby and offer safe outdoor space for people to enjoy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tim Robinson’s Terrazzo Studio provides a “tropical oasis” in a London garden

April 11, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A studio clad in green terrazzo

Architect Tim Robinson has designed and built a studio and workshop at the end of his garden in east London, featuring walls made from green terrazzo chosen to blend with the garden’s tropical planting. Robinson, who heads creative design and architecture studio Sonn, wanted to add a new space for working and relaxing in the

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Phillips Tracey squeezes brick-clad Jupp House onto site of a former garage

April 4, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Local firm Phillips Tracey Architects has created a compact black-brick house in west London, featuring a double-gabled roof that references a pair of garages across the street. Phillips Tracey Architects designed Jupp House to occupy a plot at the end of a garden in Richmond that is owned by the client’s parents. The single-storey Jupp

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Tonkin Liu creates swing bridge to access Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park

March 31, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Tonkin Liu creates swing bridge to access Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace Park

Architecture studio Tonkin Liu has built a biomimicry-informed pivoting bridge to an island containing 19th-century concrete models of dinosaurs in Crystal Palace, south London. Built to replace a structure that was removed in 2017, Tonkin Liu’s swing bridge provides access to a group of 167-year-old concrete dinosaurs on an island in Crystal Palace Park. Believed to

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Office S&M uses “trending colours” for characterful extension to colour consultant’s home

March 27, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A kitchen extension clad in pink concrete

Office S&M has completed a colourful extension to Overcast House in north London, which features on-trend hues such as Millennium Pink and Mint Green. Local studio Office S&M, which is headed by architects Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen, added a ground-floor kitchen extension to the Victorian terraced house in Haringey. As one of the clients works as

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Tigg + Coll Architects creates space for socialising in Chapter Old Street student housing

March 26, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Banquette in Chapter Old Street by Tigg + Coll Architects

Tigg + Coll Architects has revamped the common spaces of a student housing block in east London, to create areas where students can feel comfortable being around others. The London-based studio has designed a completely new layout for the ground floor of Chapter Old Street, creating a range of spaces for relaxing, studying or meeting up

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Don’t Move, Improve! 2021 shortlist spotlights London’s best house renovations

March 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A garden studio clad in green terrazzo

A minimalist charred-wood extension, a garden studio wrapped in green terrazzo and an origami-inspired annexe are in the running to be crowned London’s best home improvement of 2021. A total of 22 projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! contest – an annual competition held by New London Architecture (NLA) in celebration

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Vicky Richardson appointed head of architecture at Royal Academy

March 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Vicky Richardson appointed head of architecture at Royal Academy

Vicky Richardson, the former director of architecture, design and fashion at the British Council, has been named head of architecture and Heinz curator at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Richardson, who was the editor of influential architecture and design magazine Blueprint for six years, will replace Kate Goodwin, as head of architecture at the central London institution.

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