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Delve Architects adds miniature art gallery to South London home

May 28, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
London Extension and Gallery is a residential extension in South London by Delve Architects

Local studio Delve Architects has extended a terraced home in south London by adding a brick-lined kitchen designed to be easily transformed into the Ivanhoe Gallery exhibition space for displaying work by local artists. Commissioned by Katherine Oliver, founder of Oliver Projects consultancy and “nomadic gallery” that specialises in promoting the work of south London artists, the extension was designed

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Benedetti Architects chosen to refurbish RIBA headquarters

May 26, 2022 Alice Finney 0
RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place

London-based studio Benedetti Architects has been selected to lead the £20 million refurbishment of The Royal Institute of British Architects’ central London headquarters. Benedetti Architects will lead a complete refurbishment of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) art deco headquarters at 66 Portland Place, which is a Grade II*-listed building. The studio, which has

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Herzog & de Meuron creates building with “modesty” for Royal College of Art

May 24, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of the Royal College of Art by Herzog & de Meuron

Tactile brown bricks, flexible teaching spaces and public walkways animate the research and studio building that Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron has created for the Royal College of Art in London. Located in Battersea, the multi-storey complex supports the postgraduate art and design university’s transition into science, technology and engineering. Herzog & de Meuron’s

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De Matos Ryan adds timber playspace to garden of London home

May 21, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Timber playspace in London garden

Architecture studio De Matos Ryan has created a “treeless treehouse” named Penfold in the garden of a London home, with a pyramidal timber structure that is accessible only by crawling beneath it. Named after a character in Danger Mouse, the favourite cartoon of the client’s children, the 4.1-metre-high playhouse references elevated lookouts and crow nests

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Little Brownings by Archmongers Architects named London’s best house extension

May 20, 2022 James Parkes 0
Little Brownings is a terraced home in Dulwich

London studio Archmongers’ “practical and playful” refurbishment of a home on Dulwich Estate was named the winner of the 2022 Don’t Move, Improve! competition. Little Brownings was named the overall winner of this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! – an annual award organised by New London Architecture (NLA) that highlights and celebrates innovative home improvement and extensions across

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Dezeen’s guide to the architecture of the Elizabeth Line

May 16, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Liverpool Street Elizabeth Line station

With the highly anticipated Elizabeth Line railway project opening in London on 24 May, Dezeen rounds up the 10 new central section stations, including designs by WilkinsonEyre and Foster + Partners. Stations on the central section of the Elizabeth Line, which runs mainly underground through the British capital, will open next week. The £18.8 billion

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“I use colour as a way of starting a conversation” says designer Yinka Ilori

May 13, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Yinka Ilori

Architects should collaborate more with artists and designers to inject a sense of fun into their often-serious projects, London designer Yinka Ilori tells Dezeen in this exclusive interview. North London-born Ilori, who recently designed his vibrant new studio with architect Sam Jacob, told Dezeen of his belief in the importance of multidisciplinary creativity. “I want

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Universal Design Studio draws on libraries and members’ clubs for Euston workspace

May 12, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Lobby at 210 Euston Road

London-based Universal Design Studio’s interiors for The Office Group’s latest workspace in Euston was informed by nearby buildings including the British Library. Called 210 Euston Road, the interior was created by Universal Design Studio together with workspace provider The Office Group (TOG’s) head of design Nasim Köerting, and nods to the many well-known institutions that

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Frank Gehry frames Battersea Power Station with studio’s first housing project in the UK

May 11, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Facades of Prospect Place at Battersea Power Station

Rippled white facades punctured by large windows define the Prospect Place housing development that Pritzker Architecture Award-winning architect Frank Gehry has completed at Battersea Power Station in London. The scheme, which is the first housing project realised by the Canadian-American architect in the UK, contains two buildings with a total of over 300 homes. Gehry designed

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Jacquemus creates surrealist interpretation of his own bathroom for Selfridges pop-up

May 11, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of a blue tiled replica changing room at Le Bleu

French fashion designer Simon Jacquemus has opened a series of surrealist pop-up installations at London department store Selfridges, including a luxury-bag vending machine and a swimming-pool changing room. Titled Le Bleu, the installation occupies a number of locations across the store, including its creative retail space The Corner Shop and the Old Selfridges Hotel, a

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