‘Engaging the ancient landscape’: Residence in the Galilee by Golany Architects

When Golany Architects approached the design of this residence in the Galilee region of Israel, they took up the challenge of maximising the potential of the 500 sqm plot. Based in Tel Aviv, Golany Architects is a design-focused practice that has previously covered projects ranging from urban design to landscape architecture. Combining the expertise of a large architectural with a high level of personalised service, their projects have become highly acclaimed, both in Israel and all over the world. Recently, Golany Architects have completed the build if a residence at the end of a village in the Jordan valley, overlooking the...

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'Architectural gunpowder': the Experimentarium by CEBRA

When Danish practice CEBRA took on the brief to create a new home for the Experimentarium science centre in Copenhagen, it created some ‘gunpowder’ moments, including a double helix staircase clad in 10 tonnes of copper Words by Anthea Gerrie It was in many ways the brief from hell — take an antiquated, inward-looking building not fit for purpose and transform it, while doubling the space without increasing the footprint, into a highly visible, fully functional home for a 21st-century science and technology museum. Architecture was not even mentioned in the brief when an international competition was launched...

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Pleasure dome: Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first building in a proposed new cultural quarter for the city, on land reclaimed from the sea. The building draws on traditional Arab architectural patterns, lighting and forms, but delivers an ambitious programme using 21st-century technologies, materials and sophistication Words by Veronica Simpson Abu Dhabi is a place of borrowed architectural forms and appropriations; a city full of towering structures that say everything about the power of money and — for the most part — very little about the culture, traditions and heritage of its people. Against that backdrop, what can an architect...

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Ashburton Place: the first new street in Mayfair for over fifteen years

Ahead of their development launch in 2018, British Land unveils the first new street to open in Mayfair in over fifteen years, Ashburton Place. The last street to be launched in Mayfair was Curzon Square in 2002, but the young street now has a bright, new successor: Ashburton Place. The new street was opened in an exclusive ceremony on Tuesday 5th December by Cllr Robert Davis, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage, Westminster City Council. “The opening of Ashburton Place underlines the continued growth of Mayfair and the vital role it plays within the...

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The Hierarchy of Needs at Mortimer House

In the heart of Fitzrovia, surrounded by contemporary furniture showrooms, sits Mortimer House – a new workspace and wellbeing destination that boasts a sophisticated, welcoming restaurant. Opened on the 20th November, Mortimer House sits on the crossing of Wells and Mortimer Street; a majestic six-storey Art Deco building, the site has been lovingly restored by interior design firm AvroKO to become a new premium workspace and wellbeing London destination. Members of Mortimer House can use the space for discussion and communication, allowing them to create, work or relax in the multi-use space. Mortimer House combines post-modern design with features that...

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