Suburbanstudio

Ashton Porter Architects designed a studio located in a typical Victorian suburban garden in London. Project description: The main studio facade that addresses the garden floats above a glass panel and forms a screen to separate the work space of the studio from the domestic garden. The typical green suburban garden is replaced by a folded timber landscape characterised by a pop up landscape of activities including a heated paddling pool, a sand pit and a fire pit. The materials of Read more [...]
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The Folly Restaurant

The Folly is a unique restaurant in the city center of London where flowerpots are used as chip bowls and lampshades, you find growing herbs on your table, a garden lounge and a flower shop. This restaurant is a splendid example of what makes a venue memorable rather than just superficially impressive. There’s a decidedly relaxed approach to service, and with sharing boards and dishes such as crispy squid with ginger, pink peppercorns and citrus mayo and chicken satay with peanut sauce and Read more [...]
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Snog Covent Garden

Cinimod Studio has designed the fourth London location for Snog Pure Frozen Yogurt: a surreal orchard of seating and twisting trees reaching up to an undulating canopy of light. Located at 5 Garrick Street, the site was one the location of an apple store dating back to the 1860′s. This provided the inspiration for the contemporary design, in which a modern day orchard of trees reach up towards a sky canopy of perpetually animated light, gently pulsing and swaying in the imagined breeze of Read more [...]
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Mapledene Road House Extension

Platform 5 Architects designed the extension of this house situated in Mapledene Road, a conservation are in Hackney. The property had been stripped of virtually all its period features and had become run down and used as a “crack den” leaving it ripe for modernisation. The cellular ground floor was opened up and extended to the rear to allow the spaces to flow into each other and to the garden. The kitchen and patio areas are unified by a concrete floor and London stock brick garden wall. Read more [...]
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K-Space Concept Store

6a Architects designed a new concept store for the sportswear brand K-Swiss located in London. The brief was to produce a retail space that located new and classic K-Swiss products alongside other culturally related objects (CD’s, books, …) representing similar brand values. The key function of the space was its ability to transform at a moment ‘s notice from a working retail space into an open, unbranded space for music or art events. The installation for both permanent and temporary spaces Read more [...]
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Paperhouse by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has completed a series of brass newspaper kiosks in London. The kiosks open by rotating the front sections around the structure, allowing vendors to set their stock more efficiently. They are made of wood coated in patinated brass, supported by a steel frame. A glazed band at the top allows natural light into the kiosks during the day and is illuminated at night. Photos by Cristobal Palma Via dezeen Read more [...]
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Aesop Store in Notting Hill

After opening the first Aesop London Store in 2008, Aesop decided to open a new one in the cosmopolitan district of Notting Hill. Located in an old jewel-size store, they decided to change little, respecting its classically understated elegance, inherent warmth and hearteningly abundant light. Photos by Malou Burger Via yatzer Read more [...]
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Snog Soho by Cinimod Studio

Cinimod Studio have created the second of Snog Pure Frozen Yogurt store, this time located in the heart of London’s vibrant Soho. In this store they introduce a different quirk in the design: a bubbling ceiling. This lighting feature is comprised by 700 glass globes containing LED lights and presents a new level of visual excitement and public engagement. Under this effervescent ceiling, a gleaming white counter reaches almost the full length of the store, presenting the assorted fresh Read more [...]
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The Apifera Window Installation by Matthew Plummer Fernandez

The Selfridges & Co store in London asked Matthew Plummer Fernandez to create a window installation. The name Apifera is a botanical term given to flowers that are specialized in attracting bees. With this in mind he adopted design traits from flowers to make the window as dynamic and “alive” as possible. Via yatzer Read more [...]
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The Garden Museum by Dow Jones Architects

Dow Jones Architects renovated the Garden Museum housed in the old church of St. Mary at Lambeth, London. While the historic structure remains untouched, the museum welcome visitors to a newly designed interior with a sequence of individual spaces for exhibitions, the permanent collection, education, café and shop. The architect projected a free standing timber structure that fits into the existing church like an unexpected modernist puzzle box. The colors of the wood match the stone walls, Read more [...]
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