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Space House London

Tower Development Kingsway, Covent Garden, England, UK: Architecture – design by Richard Seifert

page updated 2 Jul 2014

Space House

Address: 1 Kemble Street, off Kingsway, London
Date: 1962/65
Design: Richard Seifert, architect

Photo © Keepclicking – added 10 Sep 2012:

Space House

Space House

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
photograph © Nick Weall

Space House with City Lit Building in background on right

Space House London
photograph © Nick Weall

Richard Seifert

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.

Building Refurbishment
Date: 2004
Design: Sturgis Associates, architects

Location: 1 Kemble Street, London, England, UK

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Key Building by Richard Seifert in London:

Centre Point (or Centrepoint)
101 New Oxford Street, central London
Date: 1963
35 storeys; 116m high
Centre Point
photo © Adrian Welch

Space House London

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Buildings close by include

Citicape House, Holborn Viaduct / Snow Hill, City of London
Design: Avery Associates Architects + Axis Architects
Citicape House London Office Building
image from architect
Citicape House

LSE Student Centre Site
London School of Economics Building
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.
Source: wikipedia

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