SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Green light for UNStudio's London scheme

Planning permission has been given for UNStudio's redevelopment project at 257 City Road, London for Orion City Road Trustee Ltd. Islington Council have approved the scheme which has been revised following a submission by former owners Groveworld, and will incorporate a variety of residential units, a restaurant, swimming pool, health club and media room into a single 30-storey tower. Construction is due to commence later in 2012.

Speaking on the concept, UNStudio's Co-Founder and Principal Architect, Ben van Berkel, explained: "The detailing and contrasting materials on the facade and the balconies of the City Road Tower play a key role in the identity of the building and are, in fact, borrowed from furniture design. This is an approach which we more typically apply to designs for smaller private houses. However, following extensive research into the potential for extending durability and maintenance we were able to create unexpected material variations on a larger scale."

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Grant Associates expands presence in Singapore
Mon 27 Mar 2017
RMJM Appointed as Interior Designer for Two Inter Terminal Stations at Sheremetyevo Airport
Wed 15 Mar 2017
Assael Architecture has best year ever and promotes four new directors
Thu 16 Feb 2017
Perkins+Will rings in the New Year with a new MD in Houston
Tue 07 Feb 2017
HOK joins Well Living Lab Alliance
Thu 02 Feb 2017
AIA Los Angeles is Proud to Announce Our 2017 Board of Directors
Thu 26 Jan 2017
The American Institute of Architects – Long Beach / South Bay Chapter announces 2017's Board of Directors
Mon 23 Jan 2017
Robert Adam named 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate
Thu 19 Jan 2017