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22 October 2021
Palace of Westminster Building Restoration News
Houses of Parliament Building Restoration News
photo courtesy of the Houses of Parliament
Palace of Westminster Building Restoration News
Over 50 highly skilled engineers, architectural surveyors, acoustics and lighting specialists, and ecologists, spent a combined 4,700 hours over Parliament’s recent recess period investigating the building and continuing to build the most detailed record of the 150-year-old Palace of Westminster ever created.

14 Oct 2021
Kingston University London, Town House design by Grafton Architects wins Stirling Prize

14 Oct 2021
McGrath Road Housing, East London – award news

14 Oct 2021
Apex Gardens, Seven Sisters, Haringey, North East London
Architect: 3DReid ; Design Architect / Concept Guardians: John McAslan + Partners
Apex Gardens Seven Sisters, Haringey, North London
photo : Robert Waters
Apex Gardens, Seven Sisters, Haringey
Grainger has completed its latest build-to-rent scheme in Seven Sisters, North London. 3DReid were delighted to develop the design, vary the planning approval and deliver the project with the contractor; Ant Yapi. The scheme provides 163 high quality rental homes, a range of resident amenities and flexible commercial space.

14 Oct 2021
MEATliquor and Shed, Clapham, south west London
Architecture: Shed
MEATliquor X Shed Clapham London
photo : Shed
MEATliquor X Shed, Clapham
Hailed as the bad boy burger behemoth of London, MEATliquor and Shed launch their latest restaurant together in Clapham Old Town, London on 21st of October. This marks 10 years since the original standard bearer of the burger revolution partnered with the creative minds of Shed to create a permanent home for them.

12 Oct 2021
‘Act’ revealed as London Festival of Architecture 2022 theme
LFA 2019_City of London Corp_Bodies in Urban Spaces
photo © Luke O’Donovan
London Festival of Architecture 2022
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has announced that ‘Act’ will be its theme for the 2022 edition of the festival when its month-long public events programme returns from 1-30 June 2022. Ahead of the call for entries in January, the festival has also unveiled the curatorial panel for 2022.

30 Sep 2021
Caffetteria at Lavazza London Flagship, 23-24 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HU
Design: CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, Architects
Lavazza London Flagship Caffetteria Building
photograph : Marco Joe Fazio
Lavazza London Flagship Caffetteria
CRA unveils Caffetteria, an innovative project in Lavazza’s brand-new Flagship Store off Regent Street. New technologies – from germicidal materials to lights with disinfecting properties – are employed to rethink the quintessential Italian coffee experience with one objective in mind: rebuilding social proximity.

29 Sep 2021
Young V&A, Bethnal Green
Building Design: De Matos Ryan ; Redevelopment lead designers: AOC
Young V&A London: Museum of Childhood
image : Picture Plane © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Young V&A
Construction has begun on the £13m redevelopment of the V&A Museum of Childhood, the iconic Grade II* listed site in Bethnal Green, marking a critical milestone in the most ambitious transformation of the museum in its history.

28 Sep 2021
House + House North West London Property

28 Sep 2021
RCA New Battersea South Campus

27 Sep 2021
The Cosmic House Holland Park

23 Sep 2021
Tiger Way, north east London
Design: Hawkins\Brown Architects
Tiger Way Hackney housing and school London
photograph : Jack Hobhouse
Tiger Way Hackney housing and school Buildings
Tiger Way co-locates a school alongside a residential block in Hackney. With space utilisation not just efficient but more than the sum of its parts, the architects prove that this complex emerging typology can be done exceptionally well and provide real social value.

20 Sep 2021
‘Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed’
Shaping Space - Bompas Parr - St Pauls as a Jelly
image © Greta Ilieva BuildingCentre / V&A
Building Centre architectural models exhibition

18 Sep 2021
Hand and Flower Building, Kings Road

18 Sep 2021
Kingston University London – Town House
Design: Grafton Architects
Kingston University London, Town House
photo : Ed Reeve
Kingston University London – Town House
Of the two ambitious projects from the same client to make the shortlist, the Town House is the more conventional architectural project. It is very accomplished.

16 Sep 2021
15 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell
Design: Groupwork + Amin Taha Architects
15 Clerkenwell Close London apartments
photo : Tim Soar
15 Clerkenwell Close
15 Clerkenwell Close’s non descriptive title belies the astonishing architectural triumph that dwells at the simple address, occupying a plot of land a stones throw from Clerkenwell Green. The 7 storey building is the architect’s own development comprising one or two flats per floor, a double-height architect’s studio at basement and ground and the architect’s home on the top floor.

14 Sep 2021
95 Peckham Road, Southwark, South London
Design: Peter Barber Architects
95 Peckham Road by Peter Barber Architects
photograph © Morley von Sternberg
95 Peckham Road Southwark
The development creates 33 low-cost apartments, with a courtyard behind. There is direct access from the street and courtyard to the lower apartments. There are two additional access cores for the flats at higher level, each core serving three apartments at each level.

14 Sep 2021
McGrath Road Housing, Stratford, East London
Design: Peter Barber Architects
McGrath Road London housing by Peter Barber Architects
photo © Morley von Sternberg
McGrath Road Housing East London
McGrath Road inventively combines a traditional European courtyard typology with a traditional London terrace, setting a new creative benchmark for the future of London’s affordable housing. Twenty-six individual three- and four-storey dual-aspect townhouses, each with its own front door, surround a tree-lined courtyard, giving the development an enhanced sense of community and openness.

9 September 2021
Reimagined Strand Aldwych
Design: LDA Design
Reimagined Strand Aldwych London aerial photo
photos © Westminster City Council / LDA Design
Reimagined Strand Aldwych
‘Skate the Strand’, a free, temporary pop-up skate park located on the Strand outside Somerset House, marks the start of the transformation of the Strand Aldwych area. The skate park is part of the Westminster Reveals campaign and kicks off ‘September on the Strand’, inviting people to return to the city’s streets and enjoy the capital’s cultural scene, connecting celebrated talent and communities.

7 Sep 2021
The Landmark Building For The Royal College Of Art
Design: Herzog & De Meuron Architects
Landmark Building For The Royal College Of Art
picture courtesy of architecture practice

4 Sep 2021
Southworks, Southwark Smart Offices

2 Sep 2021
West Hall Olympia, Hammersmith Road

24 Aug 2021
new teaching and learning centre for Birkbeck, University of London, 373 Euston Road
Design: Penoyre & Prasad Architects
Birkbeck, University of London teaching and learning centre building
photo courtesy of architecture practice
Birkbeck, University of London teaching and learning centre
The refurbishment and extension of 373 Euston Road accommodates a state-of-the-art 180-person lecture theatre, high-quality classrooms, as well as formal and informal co-learning spaces. Refurbishment revitalises the existing building by enhancing original design elements and embraces its historical spirit.

31 July 2021
Snowdon Aviary Restoration News
Snowdon Aviary Restoration London Zoo demeshing
photo © ZSL London Zoo
Snowdon Aviary Restoration
Landmark footage shared by ZSL London Zoo shows the historic moment the famous Snowdon Aviary is ‘unwrapped’ – signaling a defining moment in the iconic structure’s restoration journey.

31 Jul 2021
Goodmayes, LB Redbridge, East London
Design: Stockwool
Goodmayes, LB Redbridge Development
images courtesy of architecture practice
Goodmayes, LB Redbridge Development
Working within the Crossrail Strategic Growth Corridor allowed Stockwool to push height on this high-density mixed-use scheme; this in turn enabled the significant reduction to built footprint, offering an urban solution boasting 60 percent of the site as high quality public realm and landscaping.

29 July 2021
National Holocaust Memorial London Approval
National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London
image courtesy of architecture office
National Holocaust Memorial News
The government has given the go-ahead for a Holocaust memorial in London, to be built next to the Houses of Parliament. The plans, including 23 large bronze sculptures and an underground learning centre, were previously rejected by Westminster Council.

29 Jul 2021
22 Bishopsgate
22 Bishopsgate London tower building
image courtesy of architects practice
22 Bishopsgate London Building
The Morris Project in partnership with DesignLSM is proud to unveil 22 Bishopsgate’s Market, managed by Rhubarb Hospitality Collection. This is an inspirational market spanning the entire second floor (20,000 ft) of the UK’s first wellbeing building, 22 Bishopsgate is designed to be a vertical village focused on the modern office worker and their evolving needs. Sustainability, wellbeing and community will be at its heart.

22 July 2021
EDGE London Bridge, St Thomas St, South Bank, Southwark
EDGE London Bridge, Southwark Offices
image : Miller Hare
EDGE London Bridge, Southwark Offices
Located in St Thomas Street on London’s South Bank, this state-of-the-art smart building will mark EDGE’s entry into the London market. The 260,000 sqft tower will feature 27 floors of office accommodation.

14 July 2021
National Gallery Building Renewal Winner
Annabelle Selldorf, founding Principal of Selldorf Architects, USA
photo © Brigitte Lacombe
National Gallery Building
A team led by Selldorf Architects has been selected to work on a suite of capital projects to mark its Bicentenary, with an initial phase to be completed in 2024. Selldorf Architects’ team also includes Purcell, Vogt Landscape, Arup, AEA Consulting, Pentagram, Kaizen and Kendrick Hobbs.

12 July 2021
Harrods Building, Knightsbridge Store

12 July 2021
Oriel Moorfields Eye Hospital Building

11 July 2021
Wembley Stadium – updated post with news

5 July 2021
Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre, Hornchurch

3 July 2021
Oriel Moorfields Eye Hospital Building

2 July 2021
EDGE Marylebone: Eco Design for Greener Environments

Elephant and Castle fire
We post a film of an Elephant and Castle fire at the railway arches below the station:

About 100 firefighters are battling the blaze which began shortly before 13:45 BST. London Fire Brigade said three commercial units were alight along with six cars and a telephone box.

Elephant and Castle fire South London Architecture News

The fire is located at railway arches near Elephant and Castle station in South London. The station has been evacuated and local residential evacuations also occurred.

26 Jun 2021
Barnes Brick, Richmond

26 Jun 2021
Abbey Road Church Penthouse

21 Jun 2021
Barnes Brick, Barnes, London Borough of Richmond
Design: YARD Architects
Barnes Brick London Borough of Richmond
photograph © Agnese Sanvito
Barnes Brick
Barnes Brick is a small Victorian terraced house in Barnes was stripped back, reconfigured and extended with an exposed pale handmade brickwork extension to create a new minimal contemporary home.

18 Jun 2021
The Cosmic House Holland Park

17 Jun 2021
Lansdowne Road Extension, Muswell Hill

16 Jun 2021
Serpentine Pavilion 2021 London

13 Jun 2021
London Architecture Photos

13 Jun 2021
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal

10 Jun 2021
The Courtauld Modernisation Project
The Courtauld Institute of Art London Architecture News
photo © Benedict Johnson Photography
The Courtauld Institute of Art London Renewal
Masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century presented in magnificently restored setting following three-year transformation project. The elegantly restored Blavatnik Fine Rooms will showcase some of the greatest and most-loved works from The Courtauld’s collection. World-famous Impressionist collection reunited in the LVMH Great Room – London’s oldest exhibition space.

9 Jun 2021
Serpentine Pavilion 2021
Design: Counterspace
Serpentine Pavilion 2021 London Building
photograph © Counterspace Photo: Iwan Baan
Serpentine Pavilion 2021 Building

8 Jun 2021
City of London post-COVID in concept design competition
MUDLARKING: Restoring Riparian Corridors to The City
image courtesy of architects practice
City of London post-COVID design competition
The Phil Freelon Design Competition honours the eponymous late architect and Perkins&Will design director who championed design for humanity. Launched firmwide in 2004 as the Design Leadership Council (DLC) Design Competition and renamed in 2019 in Freelon’s memory, the annual contest is part of the firm’s culture of curiosity, creativity, and innovation.

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London Architecture News Spring 2021

22 May 2021
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal  Programme
Palace of Westminster building viewed across the River Thames
photograph © UK Parliament
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal
The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has partnered with experts at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland) to help protect those working on the essential and complex restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

22 May 2021
One Portsoken Street London Office Building

21 May 2021
West 5 Apartment, Notting Hill

18 May 2021
NoMad London, 4 Bow St, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AT
Design: Roman and Williams
NoMad London Hotel Covent Garden
photograph : Simon Upton
NoMad London Hotel, Covent Garden
New-York based hospitality company, Sydell Group, opens NoMad London, the first international property for The NoMad Hotel brand, in the historic former Magistrate’s Court in the heart of London’s West End.

13 May 2021
Grenfell Tower in West London

11 May 2021
V&A Raphael Court Renewal

1 May 2021
David Hockney Digital Sunrise at Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Lights London Architecture News
image courtesy David Hockney
David Hockney at Piccadilly Circus
A new video work by David Hockney, one of the world’s most celebrated living artists, will be unveiled on London’s Piccadilly Lights screen on 1 May at 20:21 BST.

29 Apr 2021
2021 City Benches Competition

27 Apr 2021
Sponge Urban Living

23 Apr 2021
London Festival of Architecture 2021

21 Apr 2021
House for a Gardener, Haringey, North East London
Design: Amos Goldreich Architecture
House for a Gardener Haringey North London Architecture News
photograph : Ollie Hammick
House for a Gardener, Haringey

22 Apr 2021
Low Line Railway Arches, Bankside

21 Apr 2021
Vault House

20 Apr 2021
Bear Gardens Mixed-Use Development

15 Apr 2021
Perrins Court Office Renovation, Hampstead

7 Apr 2021
Imperial War Museums’ London Staff Hub

7 Apr 2021
Hertford Theatre Development Project

7 Apr 2021
2021 London Festival of Architecture: LFA

31 Mar 2021
Pinnacle House, at Royal Wharf, Newham, East London
Architecture: Mæ
Pinnacle House Royal Wharf Newham - London Architecture News
photo courtesy of architects firm
Pinnacle House, Royal Wharf Newham
Mæ has completed its newest project, Pinnacle House, at Royal Wharf in Newham – the 3,385-home riverside neighbourhood by Ballymore and Oxley.

29 Mar 2021
Palace of Westminster London Building Restoration

25 Mar 2021
Candle Factory

25 Mar 2021
Mountain View House

23 Mar 2021
The Chancery Rosewood Hotel, Mayfair

23 Mar 2021
Kaleidoscope Tiktok HQ

19 Mar 2021
National Gallery London Building

17 Mar 2021
Snowflake School, West London Building

London Architecture News Winter 2021

25 Feb 2021
Sands End Arts & Community Centre, Fulham

15 Feb 2021
Camden Highline Competition News

13 Feb 2021
Tolworth Complex, Kingston upon Thames

1 Feb 2021
KOL Restaurant, Seymour Street

14 Jan 2021
Interview with the Founder of Urbanist Architecture Ufuk Bahar
Urbanist Architecture
In an Interview with Ufuk Bahar, the founder of Urbanist Architecture, we asked him his thoughts about running an architecture company in London.

4 Jan 2021
Winter Pavilion London Competition

More contemporary London Architecture News online soon

UK Capital Architectural Updates 2020

20 Dec 2020
Royal Docks London Bench Designs

17 Dec 2020
Royal Greenwich Trust School Building

16 Dec 2020
60 Aldgate, Minories, City of London
Design: ACME, Architects
60 Aldgate, Minories London Architecture News
image courtesy of architects practice
60 Aldgate Building News
The Minories Masterplan is a mixed-use scheme with a refurbished hotel, a new office building and a residential building. The scheme also includes a landscaped park around the residential building and a number of urban squares with landscaping and seating areas.

11 Dec 2020
Colney Hatch Lane homes, Barnet, North London
Assael Architecture
Colney Hatch Lane homes in Barnet
image courtesy of architects
Colney Hatch Lane Housing
Assael’s design draws on the neighbouring wood and aims to marry the different land uses surrounding the site. The development will significantly boost the local ecology by providing new wildlife habitats.

10 Dec 2020
Hackney Town Hall Restoration, Hackney, North East London
Architects: Hawkins\Brown
Hackney Town Hall Building Restoration
ASWS (Associated Steel Window Services) is one of the country’s leading specialists in the restoration of beautiful old metal windows and has recently completed a stunning refurbishment of the windows and doors for a prestigious landmark project in East London.

3 Dec 2020
Reimagining Butler’s Wharf competition winner
The Tide Line – evocative landscape by Ludwig Willis Architects, Structure Workshop & Howard Miller Landscape and Design:
Reimagining Butler’s Wharf London

15 Nov 2020
Chiswick House Extension

12 Nov 2020
Spot robot monitors construction

10 Nov 2020
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Design: FaulknerBrowns, architects
Lee Valley Ice Centre London architecture news
image from architect
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Plans submitted to Waltham Forest Council for London’s first ever Olympic-sized twin-pad ice centre, have received planning approval, pending second stage approval from the GLA.

7 Nov 2020
Winter House Renovations

3 Nov 2020
Camden Highline Competition Shortlist
The Camden Highline charity has shortlisted 5 design teams to deliver the exceptional new green passage that will connect Camden Town to King’s Cross. The shortlisted entries all examined the relationships between humans and nature:
Camden Highline Design Competition Shortlist

1 Nov 2020
The Stage Curtain Playhouse in Shoreditch, East London
Architects: Perkins&Will
The Stage Curtain Playhouse East London architecture news
image courtesy of architects
The Stage Curtain Playhouse
Planning consent has been given to the visitor centre at The Stage to exhibit the excavated remains of the Curtain Playhouse to the public. Visitors will be standing on a glass platform above the stage on which Shakespeare once acted and where productions of Romeo & Juliet and Henry V were staged.

27 Oct 2020
Knollys Road Apartments and Mews, Tulse Hill

26 Oct 2020
Thamesmead Waterfront Competition

17 Oct 2020
The Garrison Houses, Southend-on-Sea

13 Oct 2020
Bladerunner House

10 Oct 2020
Regent Street Landscape Plans
London Architecture News - Regent Street landscape improvement
image courtesy of BDP
Regent Street Landscape Plans
The Crown Estate and Westminster City Council have unveiled plans to transform London’s iconic Regent Street – helping to deliver their shared vision for a greener, cleaner, safer and more accessible West End.

7 Oct 2020
Cascade House, Hampstead Village

6 Oct 2020
Rossetti Studios Chelsea Restoration

2 Oct 2020
St Paul’s Girl’s School, Hammersmith

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