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Fairfax House, Teddington, South West London
Architects: Coupdeville
Fairfax House
photograph : Simon Kennedy

New House in Teddington
This property replaces a simple 1930s bungalow, which sat on a generous plot that the family had lived in for ten years.

10 Aug 2017
Metropolitan Police Training and Operations Facility, Hendon, North London
Architects: Bennetts Associates
Metropolitan Police Facility
image courtesy of architects office

Metropolitan Police Training and Operations Facility
Working with Mace to produce a turnkey project, Bennetts Associates has completed a new Training and Operations facility for the Metropolitan Police Service at their historical Hendon site, creating a contemporary, flexible learning and working environment.

Camden Highline Crowdfunding Campaign Hits Target
A crowdfunding campaign for the Camden Highline has raised £64k, almost double its initial target a month after beginning.

The campaign benefitted from a wave of support including the Mayor of London Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Camden Market, who joined over 300 residents, community groups and businesses who donated to the campaign.

4 Aug 2017
Musicity London Architecture
Music inspired by the buildings of London – from Borough Market to the Finnish Church, Peckham Library to the Shard.
Time and Talents Settlement building: Bermondsey, London
photo courtesy of Musicity
Musicity London news

3 Aug 2017
Artwork at Assembly London
Alexander Chinneck Artwork Assembly London |
photo : Charles Emerson
Assembly London Artwork
Artist Alexander Chinneck completes monumental artwork entitled ‘Six pins and half a dozen needles’ on this new office campus in Hammersmith.

2 Aug 2017
Grenfell Cladding Test Is “An Absolute Failure”
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published results of the first of the large scale tests. These large scale tests allow experts to better understand how different types of cladding panels behave with different types of insulation in a fire.

Immediately after the Grenfell Tower fire, the government began a testing programme on aluminium composite material (ACM) on high rise residential buildings, which is one element of a wall cladding system: Grenfell Tower Cladding Test News

29 Jul 2017
The Boilerhouse for Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey
Design: Cartwright Pickard
The Boilerhouse for Royal Holloway, University of London |
photography © Hundven-Clements

The Boilerhouse for Royal Holloway, University of London
The Boilerhouse comprises a new café pavilion and event space carefully inserted into the courtyard of the original Boilerhouse complex serving the Grade I Listed Founders Building as well as the refurbishment of the original stable block into a seating and servery area.

28 Jul 2017
Brent Cross Housing
Design: Architects pH+
Brent Cross Property
picture courtesy of architects studio

Brent Cross Property

28 Jul 2017
SIDESHOW Installation, Equipment Works site near Blackhorse Road Station, Walthamstow, E17, Northeast of the city
Design: Ehk!
Sideshow London by Blackhorse Tube Station |
image courtesy of architects studio

SIDESHOW Installation
This summer, the Blackhorse Workshop and specialist regeneration company U+I are presenting SIDESHOW, a new installation that celebrates the maker culture of the capital, at the Equipment Works site near Blackhorse Road station.

27 Jul 2017
College Road Houses in Dulwich, South East London
Architects: Thompson + Baroni with Stephen Marshall Architects
College Road House
photograph courtesy of architecture office

College Road Houses in Dulwich
Minimalist architects studio design a pair of houses located in Dulwich.

22 Jul 2017
Houses of Parliament Building Renewal Contracts
Palace of Westminster London Building |
picture © Nick Weall
Palace of Westminster London Restoration

28 Jun 2017
Blackwall Reach, Tower Hamlets, East London
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
Blackwall Reach
Court Yard View CGI

Blackwall Reach Development
Swan Housing Association announce the appointment of C.F. Møller as the architects for Phase 3 of the £300m regeneration of Robin Hood Gardens, known as Blackwall Reach.

26 Jun 2017
Architectural Association Projects Review

Review by architect Eleonora Nicoletti, one of e-architect’s London architecture guides:

AA Projects Review 2017

The narrow spaces of the Architectural Association at 36 Bedford Square seem incapable of containing the exuberance of drawings, models and installations produced by students during the AA’s 2016/17 academic year.

Read more at Architectural Association Projects Review in London

25 Jun 2017
Sky Garden Renewal
Walkie Talkie Building London – news
The Sky Garden will be undergoing a refurbishment from the of 7th July 2017. Renewal work is due to last for a number of weeks. The work is set to improve the visitor experience.

25 + 24 Jun 2017
Is the Chalcots Estate Evacuation Needed?
Chalcots Estate towers Camden North London
image courtesy of the architects
Chalcots Estate Tower Cladding

from 14 Jun 2017
Grenfell Tower Fire
Grenfell Tower Cladding

June is dominated by the London Festival of Architecture. And to help sift through the range of contemporary classics in the capital, here is an accessible Top 10 guide to London’s finest buildings:
Lloyds of London building photo
photograph courtesy of Utility Design
Top 10 London Buildings

16 Jun 2017
City of London’s 60 green roofs win top planning award
The City of London Corporation’s green roof initiative has seen over 60 installed. The programme to install green roofs in the City of London won in the Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment category at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Awards for Planning Excellence 2017.
City of London Green Roofs

16 + 15 + 14 + 13 Jun 2017
Grenfell Tower Fire
Massive blaze engulfs 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington, west London.
Grenfell Tower fire in West London building
photograph courtesy of SE9
Grenfell Tower in West London

13 Jun 2017
Southmere Village Library in Thamesmead Competition

International architecture competition for a new library building in Southmere Village run by Peabody and the Royal Institute of British Architects:
RIBA Southmere Village Library in Thamesmead Architecture Competition

29 Apr 2017
Hyde Park Library Design Competition Winners
Hyde Park Library London Winner |
image courtesy of architects
Hyde Park Library Architecture Competition
This architecture competition run by archasm generated 378 registration. The winners are Seounghyun Cheon, Jihyeon Min from South Korea.

28 Apr 2017
London Garden Bridge Scrapped by London Mayor Sadiq Khan
Garden Bridge across the River Thames
picture courtesy of architecture studio
Garden Bridge across the River Thames

This controversy has gone on too long, with some basic procurement faults evident. Sadiq Khan will not give financial guarantees for construction work to begin.

The new bridge was supported by actress Joanna Lumley and politicians Boris Johnson and George Osborne.

28 Apr 2017
London Festival of Architecture 2017 Speaker
London Festival of Architecture 2017
British architect Richard Rogers joins architects Sir David Adjaye and Daniel Libeskind to complete an impressive line-up of global architectural superstars taking part in the London Festival of Architecture 2017.

Richard Rogers will be in conversation with fellow architect Boris Bernaskoni at the Design Museum on 22 June. They will discuss their work and the influence of the Russian avant-garde on contemporary architecture.

28 Apr 2017
Wardian London Penthouses, Isle of Dogs
Design: Glenn Howells Architects
Wardian London
image courtesy of architecture practice

Wardian London Property
EcoWorld Ballymore today launch twelve luxury penthouses for sale at Wardian London, offering residents a botanical oasis with panoramic views of Canary Wharf and the City. The homes will offer buyers the gift of time, being ideally located to the financial districts of Canary Wharf and The City.

1 Apr 2017
Boon Brown Architects major mixed use development win

Boon Brown Architects is celebrating a successful start to Spring with its appointment as architect / lead consultant on a large-scale London project. The award-winning practice has been chosen to complete the coordinated technical design for plots 202b-203 of the ambitious Barking Riverside scheme.

Barking Riverside aerial by VIZ:
Barking Riverside
image courtesy of VIZ

Barking Riverside Development News

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We have picked out some key posts below leading up to Spring 2017:

11 Mar 2017
Berkeley Group launch new lifestyle-led property search tool

Berkeley Group who have just launched their unique luxury property search tool My View, which pans magnificent views of London allowing you to find your ideal city living.

Berkeley Group lifestyle-led property search tool:

Berkeley Group lifestyle-led property search tool
image courtesy of Berkeley Group

The lifestyle-led search tool allows prospective buyers to choose their home based on surrounding attractions including leisure, dining, shopping, culture, green space, education and transport. Ultimately allowing people to live out their desired lifestyle aspect.

The tool can be found here: including Berkeley developments and information about its facilities as well as nearby attractions.

11 Mar 2017
Saatchi & Saatchi’s new Chancery Lane HQ
Design: Jump Studios
Saatchi & Saatchi Chancery Lane HQ
photo courtesy of architects

40 Chancery Lane Building
Architecture and interiors practice Jump Studios, a Populous Company, has delivered a new London office for Saatchi & Saatchi, the renowned global communications and advertising agency.

10 Mar 2017
London Assembly Planning Committee Meeting News

The Committee will examine the different sustainable ways to provide housing without compromising on quality.

Tuesday 14 March
Increasing housing density through the London Plan
Planning Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

London’s rapidly growing population is expected to exceed 10 million by 2036. This puts the capital under considerable pressure to provide new housing. The Planning Committee will discuss ways to optimise housing growth without compromising sustainability and quality. The guests are:

• Lin Cousin, Three Dragons
• Crispin Kelly, Baylight
• Elliot Kemp, Senior Strategic Planner, Greater London Authority (GLA)
• Jennifer Peters, Strategic Planning Manager, GLA
• Pieter Zitman, Mix Developments

Further info:

8 Mar 2017
Planning Approval for New Chelsea Football Stadium
Design: Herzog & de Meuron, Architects
Herzog & de Meuron's Chelsea Stadium
picture courtesy of architects

New Chelsea Stadium Building
Chelsea Football Club has been given permission by the City’s Mayor to build a new £500m 60,000-seat stadium building in the South West of the capital.

7 Mar 2017
Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling Exhibition
The Architecture Gallery, RIBA
Circling the Square Exhibition
image courtesy of RIBA
Exhibition at RIBA Architecture Gallery
The Royal Institute of British Architects unveils a new exhibition, Mies Van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square (8 March 2017 – 25 June 2017). The show reviews two important architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City.

6 Mar 2017
Serpentine Sackler Gallery nominated for London Architecture Award
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
image courtesy of the architectsimage courtesy of the architects

Serpentine Sackler Gallery London Building
Westminster’ Council’s search for the city’s best building of the last decade.

28 Jan 2017
40 Leadenhall Street
Design: Make Architects
1 Leadenhall Building City of London arrow
image from architects

Brookfield receives resolution to grant consent from the City of London for the £400m 1 Leadenhall, a 36-storey skyscraper. the building will be 182.7-m (600ft) high, and include 36-storeys:
1 Leadenhall Tower – planning approval news update

26 Jan 2017
40 Leadenhall Street Skyscraper News
Design: Make Architects

Status Planning approved
Sectors Office, Tall buildings
Area 84,500m²/910,000ft²
Client Henderson Global Investors

40 Leadenhall Street London Skyscraper
image courtesy of the architects

A resolution to grant planning permission has been awarded for Make’s striking office building in the heart of the City of London’s insurance district. The 40 Leadenhall Street site – also known as the Leadenhall Triangle – is owned by Henderson Global Investors and sits within the City’s dense cluster of tall buildings, defining its easternmost edge.

The scheme varies in height, reaching 154m at its highest point, and creates a striking and harmonious composition of shifting rectilinear planes inspired by the early 20th century skyscrapers of Chicago and New York. Formed from a series of stepped vertical ‘slices’, the building terraces down to reduce its profile in response to key vantage points on the skyline, mediating between the scale of the adjacent towers to the north and west, and the lower buildings to the east and south. The tallest and widest ‘slice’ is positioned closest to the centre of the City cluster and steps down towards the River Thames and the Tower of London.

40 Leadenhall Street tower building
image courtesy of the architects

All buildings on the site will be demolished, with the exception of the highly ornamental Grade II listed 19-21 Billiter Street, dating from 1865, which will be substantially retained, enhanced and sensitively integrated into the scheme. Over 10,000 people will be accommodated in the building on completion, which offers a wide variety of floorplates catering for different office occupier requirements in terms of floor size and divisibility. Over 14% of the site outside of the building footprint will become publicly accessible space; the ground floor double-height entrance lobby and retail entrances are set back to create generous pedestrian zones and active street frontages to most of the perimeter.

Website: 40 Leadenhall Street Skyscraper Building

12 Jan 2017
Architecture Foundation launches pan-London architecture schools database

The Architecture Foundation has created the first comprehensive survey of masters-level architectural design teaching in London.

The site aggregates all 88 MArch and Diploma studios from London’s eleven architecture schools into a single searchable database. The project intends to connect cutting-edge thinking in architecture and design, making it easier for tutors or students to find and connect with people researching similar issues across institutional and geographic boundaries.

Architecture Foundation Architecture Schools Aggregator
image courtesy of Architecture Foundation

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5 Sep 2016
Spire London Docklands Tower
Design: HOK, Architects
Spire London Docklands skyscraper building
image from architect

Spire London Docklands Tower
The tallest resi-tower in Western Europe

28 Dec 2015
60-70 St Mary Axe London
Design: Foggo Associates Architects
60-70 St Mary Axe Skyscraper
image courtesy of the architects

9 + 8 Dec 2015
1 Undershaft Tower London
Design: Eric Parry Architects
1 Undershaft Skyscraper in London by Eric Parry
image : DBOX, courtesy Eric Parry Architects

28 Dec 2015
The Scalpel City of London Skyscraper
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street
image courtesy of the architects

9 Oct 2013
Ludgate House & Sampson Houses Building Development
Architect: PLP Architecture
Ludgate House and Sampson House
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257 City Road Building
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