Feilden Fowles Studio, Waterloo City Farm

London Architecture News

London architecture news – info + photos of Feilden Fowles architects studio in Waterloo ; Belarusian Memorial Chapel building by Spheron Architects ; Fairfax House, Teddington, by Coupdeville ; and Metropolitan Police Training and Operations Facility in Hendon by Bennetts Associates.

Grenfell Tower London building facade cladding

Grenfell Tower Fire West London

UK Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) hasn’t ruled out criminal charges carrying lengthy prison sentences against individuals ; Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have “reasonable grounds” to suspect corporate manslaughter offences committed.

The Shard VR Slide Experience in London

The Shard Tower, New London Skyscraper

VR Experiences installed at tallest building in the UK; 1020 feet up on the viewing deck you can strap on VR headsets and hurtle at 100mph down imaginary open-air tubes corkscrewing around the skyscraper. Or you can take a nerve wrecking step across a girder on top of London’s sky line using body motion tracking technology.

565 Broome Soho New York towers | www.e-architect.co.uk

565 Broome Soho New York Building

565 Broome Soho aims to be Manhattan’s first ‘Zero Waste’ residential high rise. The pair of 30-story luxury condo towers designed by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, partnered with NYC-based consulting firm Think Zero.

Rhein 740 Düsseldorf building | www.e-architect.co.uk

Rhein 740, Düsseldorf Heerdt

Design: J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architects

Building now under construction, in the sweeping landscape of the Rheinaue and with a view of Düsseldorf’s city center. This high rise building shapes the silhouette of the Rhine’s left bank, not only in terms of its architecture, but also in terms of use.

Dancing Dragons Seoul, Yongsan Towers | www.e-architect.co.uk

Dancing Dragons Seoul, Yongsan Towers: Skyscrapers

Design: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

A pair of landmark supertall towers for the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul. The buildings, which include residential, “officetel” and retail elements, consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core. The highly contemporary design aesthetic is informed by aspects of traditional Korean culture.

40 Leadenhall Street London Skyscraper

London Skyscrapers: Images + Architects

Skyscrapers in the UK Capital – Sky Garden renewal in July ; London Tall Buildings Survey provides a comprehensive review of all towers over 20 storeys proposed, in planning or under construction across the capital ; Planning permission awarded for striking office building in heart of the City by Make Architects: 40 Leadenhall Street.

One WTC New York Building

One World Trade Center: Tallest Building in North America

One World Trade Center architects, SOM, sued for Freedom Tower copyright infringement. The architecture firm states it has shown, countless times, the “origins of its concept and the development of its design. This lawsuit feels like an attempt to get attention or money and we are certain this claim will be found to be baseless.”

Baltyk Tower Poland

Baltyk Tower, MVRDV Poland – Poznań Building

Design: MVRDV

Bałtyk appears totally different depending on what side it is approached from. A linear building with a concrete, entirely glass-fronted façade and clearly exposed aggregate grain, sets it apart from its surroundings and is an example of a balanced combination of “old” and “new” architecture.