Issue No.115 // 02 November 2007
Kings of transformation

Über cool conversion of seventies building leads the way

Planning consent has just been granted by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for a 100,000 sq ft office development on the New Kings Road in London designed by ORMS Architecture Design. The £30m project for Commercial Estates Group involves a significant refurbishment, re-cladding and extension to an existing 1970's building, to provide modern grade A office space. The project will include a new entrance for the building and a café fronting the new Kings Road. A low energy air-conditioning system, utilising an on site renewable energy source. Following swiftly on the heels of this ..............more

Eyes wide shut
New images of Shigeru Ban’s "metal shutter houses" under construction in Manhattan. Imagine being able to completely throw open your apartment unit to convene with the elements. This kind of experience is a rarity especially in the urban ...............more

Vinoly completes at Bard
The new Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation at Bard College designed by Rafael Vinoly has opened. The 49,000 square foot building provides space for the biology, computer science and ...............more

Eric Owen Moss completes in Culver City
Eric Owen Moss Architects complete 3555 in Culver City, California. 3555 is located in Conjunctive Points and is the most recent addition to the ongoing urban-scale collaboration in Culver City, California between architect and developer to revitalize an ...............more

Pioneering in San Fran
Solomon Cordwell Buenz transforms the San Francisco Skyline with these two stunning towers standing atop one of San Francisco’s most visible hills, One Rincon Hill serves as a pioneer in architectural and structural design and is one ...............more

House of the month
This devine church conversion retains many orginal features with magnificent effect. The balcony at the organ is maintained and extended in the shape of a organizing element, free in the space. This element defines the different living spaces ...............more

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