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Space House London
Tower Development Kingsway, Covent Garden, England, UK: Architecture – design by Richard Seifert
page updated 2 Jul 2014
Address: 1 Kemble Street, off Kingsway, London
Design: Richard Seifert, architect
Photo © Keepclicking – added 10 Sep 2012:
This city centre property is home (at time of writing) to tenants such as CABE – The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.
Space House with City Lit Building in background on right
Height: 16 storeys high
Structure: precast concrete
The 1 Kemble Street building – like Centre Point by the same architect – was designed for Harry Hyams’ Oldham Estates.
Space House was originally designed as a luxury hotel and was intended to be twice as high.
A bridge links the 1 Kemble Street project to a smaller slab block onto Kingsway.
Design: Sturgis Associates, architects
Location: 1 Kemble Street, London, England, UK
Contemporary London Building Designs
London Architecture Links – chronological list
Key Building by Richard Seifert in London:
Centre Point (or Centrepoint)
101 New Oxford Street, central London
35 storeys; 116m high
photo © Adrian Welch
Buildings close by include
Citicape House, Holborn Viaduct / Snow Hill, City of London
Design: Avery Associates Architects + Axis Architects
image from architect
LSE Student Centre Site
photo : Nigel Stead, LSE
LSE Student Centre
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) was an executive non-departmental public body of the UK government, established in 1999. It was funded by both the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government. It was merged into the Design Council on 1 April 2011.
CABE was the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space in England. Its job was to influence and inspire the people making decisions about the built environment. It championed well-designed buildings, spaces and places, ran public campaigns and provided expert, practical advice. It worked directly with architects, planners, designers and clients.
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