KSR Architects to Design Pavilion for Camden Create Festival 2014

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The image above shows KSR Architects‘ Camden Town Pavilion at the iconic Britannia junction outside Camden Town Underground Station in Camden, London. The local design practice recently won the competition to design the temporary pavilion for the town’s first annual Camden Create Festival happening May 13-15.

“Based in Camden, the practice is delighted to be participating in the festival, which aims to celebrate the existing community of creative enterprises in the area, and attract new businesses.vBrittania junction is a significant and key confluence of views and thoroughfares and the perfect location for an artwork that represents this hidden community. Continue reading

‘Living Architecture’ – Holidays in Modern Architecture

Living Architecture‘ is a new not-for-profit organisation set up to revolutionise both architecture and the UK holiday rental business.

Five holiday homes by architects Peter Zumthor, MVRDV, NORD Architecture, Hopkins Architects and Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects are nearing completion in England as part of the project initiated by writer Alain de Botton.

Designed to shake up both house-building and the holiday rentals industry in the UK, ‘Living Architecture’ plans to build one house per year after the completion of the first five buildings. Continue reading

Iranian Embassy Set To Escape Tainted Siege History With Controversial £100M Buiding In London

News of Prince Charles’ deft hand in halting the controversial Chelsea Barracks project earlier this year has spread fast it seems, as wealthy South Kensington locals have appealed for his aid in preventing plans for a new Iranian Embassy in the centre of London being approved. Continue reading

’36 The Calls’ Shortlisted Entry by Aedas

36 The Calls‘ Design Competition is now at shortlist stage. Six finalists have submitted designs intended to deliver an iconic building located at the River Aire bank in Leeds, England.

This entry, entitled ‘Contained calls’, is designed by Aedas. Continue reading

First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines Opens in London

Strata SE1 is the tallest residential building in central London. Developed by Brookfield Europe it comprises high quality apartments in two architecturally prestigious buildings both with space for shops and restaurants below.

There are 408 private apartments at Strata SE1 with a choice of studios, one, two and three bedroom duplex apartments all with stunning views of London.

The first building in the world with integral wind turbines, it sets a new benchmark in terms of environmental strategy.
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