- Dezeen promotion: a south London residence updated with new living spaces, custom-built furniture and a two-storey lightwell has been named winner in a competition to find London’s best house extensions (+ slideshow).
- Designed by Tsuruta Architects to reveal “memories of place and construction”, House of Trace is a two-storey addition to a Victorian property in south London.
- The prize for Best Historic Intervention was scooped by Fitzrovia House, a project by West Architecture that involved inserting a new residence behind the Georgian facade of a bomb-damaged west-London house.
- Dezeen’s architecture editor Amy Frearson and RIBA London Director Tamsie Thomson were among the judges, who were chaired by NLA director Peter Murray.
- “The standard of Don’t Move Improve continues to rise each year,” commented Murray.
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- Architecture, art, design, fashion, cultures, some of the vintage pieces and people all create an image in my head for a design.
- Q. The fashion item you most want to buy now?
- Q. If you weren’t a jewellery designer, what would you be?
- Architecture and jewellery design were and are my dreams.
- When we meet she reveals that architecture and design have always been her real passions.
Project Orange’s West Stow Lodge has a pared-back interior
- West Stow Lodge was designed by London architects Project Orange for a family with three young children in a village near Bury St Edmunds.
- To emphasise the sense of visual continuity throughout West Stow Lodge, Project Orange spaced the mullions of all the windows evenly, at 600-millimetre intervals.
- Oak joinery, white-painted bricks, and concrete flooring were used to make the interior of this new house in Suffolk, England, more contemporary than its traditional pitched-roof exterior (+ slideshow).
- “The interior materials echo the exterior, and are intended very much as an honest expression of the construction,” said Ash.
- “Within this setting, the house can be seen as a nuanced, contemporary exploration of the domestic vernacular architecture in Suffolk,” said Ash.
Party with the Eameses! Inside the modernist masters’ riotous home
- As Charles Eames used to tell his staff: “Take your pleasure seriously.”
- The Eameses playful mischief is still evident in their home studio, the smaller pavilion that stands across a small courtyard from the house.
- New employees of the Eames Office would be set the daunting challenge of rearranging the keys to make a new tune.
- As the British brutalist architect Peter Smithson, an Eames-admiring contemporary, put it: “They made it respectable to like pretty things”.
- A replica features in the exhibition, providing an appropriately anarchic plinkety-plonk soundtrack to the riot of ideas.
Art, design and architecture: what to see in autumn 2015
- The last British Art Show was the best so far.
The dynamism, unexpectedness and sheer abundance of the art market makes these art fairs a window on the new – and the old.
- Jonathan Jones
Groundbreaking attempt to place pop art in its global context or another rehash of familiar names and images?
- This long-overdue survey should allow us to focus more on the art, less on the man.
- The spiritual art of the past echoes in his work – martyrs, triptychs, meditation, all that sacred jazz.
Should Britain’s ‘worst building’ be demolished?
- That view of 20 Fenchurch Street that brought you to tears is the exact opposite of what he wanted.
- Either 20 Fenchurch Street is there as long as it endures, or we do something about it.
- After a day in Paris at Frank Gehry’s exhilarating fish-like, wave-like I found myself on the South Bank almost weeping at the view of 20 Fenchurch Street.
- I still find it very hard to accept that Centre Point, a building that once personified hit-and-run property development, should now be a listed building.
- Or even Sant’Elia, although buildings like 20 Fenchurch Street do seem to exploit modern engineering to create futurist dreams that would be a lot better left on paper.