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Solid 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Solid 11 Amsterdam
photo : Peter Cook
Solid 11 Amsterdam – 2 Jul 2012
RIBA Awards 2012 Winner
The client sees his projects as satisfying a need not making a profit; they are designed to last for a century and so have to be adaptable to the needs of unknown occupants.
Spaces were auctioned on the basis of what users would bring to the mix and include restaurants, boutique hotels, a dentist, a hairdresser and artists, alongside regular residential uses.

Tony Fretton – New Building Photos

The Red House, Tite Street, Chelsea, London, UK
2001
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photos © Adrian Welch

Latest Design by Tony Fretton

De Prinsendam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010
De Prinsendam Amsterdam
photo © Christian Richters
De Prinsendam
The careful massing, stepping of the upper levels and rhythm of the stonework simply address the courtyard and wider view in a calm, honest way. The Dutch ideal has been embraced and used to great effect. Financially, the project is, by UK standards, extremely low budget at just over 1000 Euros M2. This is achieved by questioning every single component to decide whether it is needed in the building, and being ruthless about these omissions. What this achieves is a sense that everything has to pay for itself and prove its validity which is very refreshing.

Key Projects by Tony Fretton

Featured Buildings by Tony Fretton, alphabetical:

Administrative Centre, Deinze, Belgium
2009-
Deinze Administrative Centre
photo : David Grandorge
Deinze Administrative Centre
Tony Fretton Architects has won an international competition for a new €11.75m Administrative Centre in Deinze, Belgium. The new building is set in the centre of Deinze in a pivotal location alongside the Leie River, opposite the cathedral and on the edge of Kaendelpark, the main public park in the town. The site was formerly occupied by a car park and is set within a cluster of public buildings, including the justice department, federal government finance departments, Brieljant youth centre and the town museum and art gallery.

Bath University Arts complex, England, UK
Tony Fretton + McInnes Usher McKnight Architects (MUMA) shortlisted

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Rd and Finchley Rd, London, England
2004
Camden Arts Centre
photo © Nick Weall
Camden Arts Centre

Constantijn Huygensstraat – proposal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Faith House, Holton Lee, Dorset, England
2002

Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Lolland, Denmark : Stirling Prize Nominee 2009
2007
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum
photo © Helene Binet
Tony Fretton Architects : Danish Art Museum – Architecture Competition win
Stirling Prize 2009 Favourite
The purpose built 2,500 sqm art museum has been designed by Tony Fretton Architects to house the Storstrøm Art Museum’s permanent collection of Danish fine art dating from the period 1780-1980. The 2,500 sqm building also houses new galleries for temporary exhibitions, a shop, a café, a learning centre, administration spaces and storage for the museum’s vast collection of painting and sculpture. The new building has the formal abstractness and romantic profile of neighbouring buildings and is designed to harmonise with the idyllic rural setting of the Fuglsang estate.

House for Anish Kapoor, Chelsea, London
2008

Lisson Gallery, 52 Bell St, Lisson Grove, northwest London
1990
Lisson Gallery
photo © Adrian Welch
London Art Gallery

New British Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
2003
British Embassy Poland
image © Hayes Davidson
British Embassy Warsaw
The British Embassy building has a serene and formal quality and is set in its own grounds, facing onto a park in an area of the city devoted to embassies. The 4,300 sqm building is explicit in its conservation of energy; its glass elevations function as the outer skin of a double façade, which provides substantial thermal insulation in winter and relieves heat in the summer. The distinctive facility comprises administration offices and a private office for the Ambassador, Consular and UK Border Agency, an exhibition hall and restaurant.

The Red House, London, UK
2001
Tony Fretton Architects; Interiors: Studio Mark Pimlott
Tite Street House Chelsea
photo © Adrian Welch

Tony Fretton – The Red House : RIBA Award 2003

Tite Street house, Chelsea, London, UK

Private house : architecture competition win

Venice Biennale, Italy
2010
Mark Pimlott + Tony Fretton Architects
Venice Biennale Mark Pimlott + Tony Fretton Architects
photograph © AW

Venice Biennale Arsenale Pavilion

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