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Republic of Fritz Hansen, London

October 11, 2011 in 2010s, Retail


The space functions as a contract showroom for Danish design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen, as well as a furniture and design accesories store operated by Scandinavian design emporium Skandium. Read the rest of this entry →

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Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

July 27, 2011 in 2010s, Education

The Hub is the University of York’s flagship building on its Heslington East development, and recently the recipient of a York Design Award 2011.
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Heslington East, University of York

June 10, 2011 in 2010s, Education, Masterplanning

The challenge was to create a new campus on a green field site, based on the same principles and values as the adjacent original campus which dates from the 1960s, in a way that made a coherent whole.

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The Point, LCCC, Manchester

June 9, 2011 in 2010s, Leisure

This is a highly effective and complex scheme that allows the visitor to experience a variety of scenes while walking through the building. Read the rest of this entry →

University of Wales, Newport – City Campus

May 25, 2011 in 2010s, Education

The planning of the building is very well considered and fluidly knits together considerably diverse uses in a positive manner. As is increasingly usual in academic buildings public access in the form of commercial revenue earning usage needed to be considered. The architects solved this by locating a more public internal street at the ground level which also allows access into the auditorium and performing spaces.

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Richard Rose Central Academy, Carlisle

May 5, 2011 in 2010s, Education

Having just visited the recently completed Richard Rose Central Academy in the heart of Carlisle, I was amazed at how such a large open learning environment has created such a calming and businesslike atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry →

Mothers’ and Children’s Hospital, Kiev

May 4, 2011 in 2010s, Healthcare

I haven’t actually seen this project, but I looked at it in some detail when it was entered for BDP’s internal sustainability awards.

At a time when the future of health buildings in this country looks ‘challenging’ to say the least, this seems to be a project that ticks all the right boxes. It is imaginative, and makes the most of its lovely forest setting.

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The Rock, Bury

April 14, 2011 in 2010s, Retail


Not only because I worked on this scheme with BDP, but in terms of changing and┬árejuvenating an area, this scheme is right up there. Aesthetically basic and uncomplicated,┬áthis scheme matched exactly what the local residents needed and wanted in their town centre. Read the rest of this entry →