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Ian Ritchie Architect

Buildings by this London architecture studio, England, UK Design Practice

Ian Ritchie Architects – Recent Buildings

560 North House, Westminster, London, South East England, UK
Date built: 2010
Westminster Offices
photos : Stewart Hemley
560 North House
560 North House: The brief required modern offices from two Grade II listed buildings (1931 with deco influences internally – Oliver Hill was the original architect) in a Westminster conservation area. The design ambition was to provide long life, accessible, and create a zen-like calm interior incorporating high environmental performance with ‘secret’ and ‘silent’ services without the need to open windows to outside noise, dirt and dust.

King Solomon Academy, Westminster, London, UK
DateS built: 2006-08
King Solomon Academy
image © architects firm

The Royal Shakespeare Company Courtyard Theatre, UK
Date built:
RIBA National Award 2007

River Avon Bridge, UK
Date built:
River Avon Bridge – abandoned Jul 2008
This design was abandoned in July 2008. The Stratford bridge was an architecture competition winner but local opposition seems to have scuppered the proposal.

Wood Lane Station, London, England, UK
Date built: 2009
Wood Lane Station
photo © Jocelyne Van Den Bossche
Wood Lane Station
Wood Lane Station is the first tube station to be built on an existing line in seventy years. The complex project – in terms of procurement, design, construction, safety and adherence to building regulations – was delivered as part of the integrated transport strategy for Westfield. The result is an elegant two-storey steel and glass structure, including a suspended 25 metre glass screen façade to Wood Lane.

Ian Ritchie – Article

Diagonal Architecture : Diagrid Structures
Diagonal Structures – article for e-architect, 13 Mar 2012

Ian Ritchie Architects – RIBA Awards

Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse, France : 1998
Crystal Palace Concert Platform, England : 1998 (+Stirling Prize shortlist)
Royal Albert Dock Regatta Centre, London, England : 2000
Plymouth Theatre Royal, Cornwall, England : 2003 (+Stirling Prize shortlist)
The Spire, Dublin, Ireland : 2004 (+Stirling Prize shortlist)

The Spire Dublin
The Spire, Dublin : image from Ian Ritchie Architects

Background to Ian Ritchie Architects

In 1981 Ian Ritchie established his own architectural practice – Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd. (iRAL) and co-founded Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) a design engineering practice in Paris – with Peter Rice and Martin Francis.

RFR did seminal work during the 80s on the Museum of Science, Technology and Industry at La Villette, and the Louvre – pyramids and sculpture courts.

By the 1990s iRAL had became world-renowned for their glass structures, material-technical innovation and intelligent environmental and sustainable design – of which iRAL’s most recent major project, the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, in London, completed in 2016, is an evolution.

iRAL has won over 70 competitions in Europe and the UK and received over 70 national and international awards.

Ian Ritchie Architects – Key Projects

Key Designs by Ian Ritchie, chronological:

Fluy House, France 1976-77
Eagle Rock House, UK 1979-80
Cité des Sciences, La Villette Paris, Rice Francis Ritchie, France 1981-86
Louvre Pyramids & Sculpture Courts Paris, Rice Francis Ritchie, France 1983-93
Lintas Bridge, Paris, France 1984-85
Pharmacy, Boves, France 1985-86
Building B8, Stockley Park, Near Heathrow, London, England 1988-90
Ecology Gallery, Natural History Museum, Kensington, London, England 1989-91
Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, Glass Lift Towers, Madrid, Spain 1989-90
Bermondsey Station, Jubilee Line, London, England 1990-99
Six Mid-Line Vent & Escape Shafts, Jubilee Line, London, England 1990-99
Oxford Science Park Offices, UK 1990-97
Albert Cultural Centre, France 1990-93
Primary School, Daours, France 1991-92
Light Tunnel Interactive, Ingolstadt, Germany 1992
Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse, France 1992-93
New Fair (Neue Messe) Central Hall – Leipzig, Germany 1992-95
Royal Albert Dock Regatta Centre, London UK 1993-99
Electricity Pylons for the EdF, France (400kV) 1994-99
Crystal Palace Concert Platform, London, UK 1996-97
Scotland’s Home of Tomorrow 1997, Glasgow, Scotland 1997-99
Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre (TR2), Devon, England 1997-01
Offices, Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London UK 1998-02
Whitecity Central Line Sidings, London, UK 1998-06
The Spire, Dublin, Ireland 1998-03
Sonic Boom Exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London, England 1999
Alba di Milano Light Sculpture, Italy 2000-01
Blue Gold, Water in 21st Century, Exhibition, Oberhausen, Germany 2001-02
RSC Courtyard Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, UK 2004-06
Wood Lane Station, London, UK 1999-2007 [link above]
King Solomon Academy, Westminster, London, UK 2006-08

Homes for the Future, Glasgow
Thenew Housing Association
image from architects studio

Crystal Palace Concert Platform
Crystal Palace Concert Platform : image from architecture firm

Ian Ritchie Bridges


Ian Ritchie Books – selection below:

Ian Ritchie Book
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(Well) Connected Architecture

Ian Ritchie Architect
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The Biggest Glass Palace in the World

Homes for the Future
Ian Ritchie Architects
Future Homes Glasgow: image from Ian Ritchie Architects

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Location: London, south east England, UK

Ian Ritchie – Practice Information

Address: Ian Ritchie Architects, 110 Three Colt St, London, UK

Ian Ritchie : London Architect Studio

London Architect

London Architecture : news + key projects
Swiss Re Building
photo © Adrian Welch

English Architect Studios

English Architecture

RIBA Awards

Stirling Prize 2004 Shortlist : The Spire Dublin, Ireland

Contemporary Architects

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