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Old March 22nd, 2017, 06:54 PM   #20061
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Kensington Primary Academy | West Kensington W14

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Official website: http://www.wlfs-kpa.org/



Location
  • Address: 205 Warwick Road, London W14
  • London borough: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Station: West Kensington

Project facts
  • Developer: St Edward Homes | Kensington & Chelsea
  • Architect: Squire & Partners
  • Cost: £16 million
  • Floorspace: 3,250m² (GIA)

A recently completed primary school in West Kensington, the first new-build primary in the borough in 100 years:













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Old March 23rd, 2017, 02:01 AM   #20062
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^ That's how a box/cuboid design is done right! Good materials, proportions and some refined details.

99% of developers/architects don't get boxes right. So most should just refrain from building them.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 04:34 PM   #20063
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They used a real brickwork facade, instead of prefab panels with the visible seams, which often look fake and cheap.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 01:08 AM   #20064
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Kidbrooke Village | Kidbrooke SE3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=670786

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...brooke-village



Location
  • Address: The Ferrier Estate and Harrow Meadow, London SE3
  • London borough: Greenwich
  • Station: Kidbrooke

Project facts
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands | CZWG | Scott Brownrigg | Studio Egret West
  • Cost: £1.1 billion
  • Homes: 4,763



On site at the Village Centre phase of Kidbrooke Village, photos courtesy of Coinford:





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Old March 24th, 2017, 02:46 PM   #20065
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^ A stone or brick facade would fit much better into the streetscape there.
At least the corners are rounded, but other than that, the Goldman Sachs building seems bland and uninspired, nondescript.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #20066
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One Blackfriars | Southwark SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=400279

Official website: http://www.oneblackfriars.co.uk/



Location
  • Address: 1 Blackfriars Road, London SE1
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Station: Southwark

Project facts
  • Developer: St George
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 163m
  • Floors: 52
  • Homes: 247



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Old March 24th, 2017, 04:21 PM   #20067
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Great to see this sleek beauty entering the finishing phase of the construction activities.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 05:09 PM   #20068
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Deutche Bank have committed to 21 Moorfields now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39378521

http://21-moorfields.com/
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Old March 24th, 2017, 11:33 PM   #20069
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Great to see this sleek beauty entering the finishing phase of the construction activities.
Along with the still stunning (but increasingly surrounded and hidden) Gherkin, there's no question that One Blackfriars will be the classiest high rise building in London, IMO.
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Old March 25th, 2017, 03:10 AM   #20070
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I disagree with Erbse, but you might be at cross-purposes. I assume he's lamenting the proliferation of International Style buildings - in this case a sort of shorthand for mid-century modernism, since it arguably reached its zenith mid 20th century. E.g. New York's Lever House or Seagram Building.
It's usually contemporary modern or neomodernist anyway. International Style architecture had set rules resulting in monolithic glass boxes which might have gotten boring when constantly replicated, but are respectable and not offensive to look at. Contemporary modern or neomodernist is less strict to the extent it can mean that anything goes, which can result in something beautiful and innovative like The Shard and St George Wharf Tower, or a piece of shit like 20 Fenchurch Street and Strata.
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Old March 25th, 2017, 09:49 PM   #20071
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Kensington Primary Academy | West Kensington W14
Absolutely pristine. Thank you for showing it.
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Old March 26th, 2017, 01:02 PM   #20072
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^ A stone or brick facade would fit much better into the streetscape there.
At least the corners are rounded, but other than that, the Goldman Sachs building seems bland and uninspired, nondescript.
Correct, this is normally what they want to achieve. Look at the concrete corner, this seems not to be an architectural or structural requirement, it's protection.
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Old March 26th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #20073
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I'm not sure what you are trying to say here. Protection in what sense?
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Old March 26th, 2017, 10:02 PM   #20074
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Vehicles with explosives. Blast walls.
Unfortunately, in these times we are living in, organizations like them have to care more about these features than how the building looks.

Do you think the 30cm diameter bollards installed in front of these buildings all over the world are against people parking on the curb? ;-)
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Old March 27th, 2017, 10:50 AM   #20075
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Security measures don't excuse a bland design at all. And stone/brick walls still seem a lot safer and more solid to me than glass curtains, even if it's security/armoured glass.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 12:42 PM   #20076
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Osborne set for £60m Twickenham station project

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...ation-project/



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Contractor Osborne is believed to have landed the project to redevelop Twickenham station as part of a double project win for developer Solum.

The firm is also is pole position for the second phase of Walthamstow Station’s redevelopment for Solum – a development joint venture between Network Rail and Kier.

The bigger Twickenham station scheme has been on the cards for many years, originally due to be completed in time for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but hit by delays.

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Old March 28th, 2017, 01:51 PM   #20077
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Sadiq Khan backs Tall Buildings  | Evening Standard

Article Link: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor...-a3500851.html



Key Points
  • Sadiq Khan today warned that new tall buildings must enhance the capital’s skyline rather than blight it
  • Residential tower blocks should be that they help to tackle the city’s housing crisis
  • Skyscrapers have a “role to play” in London, though they have to be of first-class design standard

The article brings to mind 22 Bishopsgate!
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Old March 28th, 2017, 03:04 PM   #20078
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Old March 29th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #20079
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TfL invites bids for South Ken tube station revamp

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...tation-revamp/



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Transport for London is on the hunt for a joint venture partner to sensitively restore and develop South Kensington Tube station.

TfL plans to improve the commercial and retail units of the station and refurbish the four storey buildings at 20-34 Thurloe Street.

The plans also include the potential to build an extra storey on the distinctive Bullnose building and create new opportunities along TfL’s stretch of land on Pelham Street.

The site also includes the main station entrances through the Grade II listed shopping arcade, which will be restored to its original state, and a second entrance via a Grade II listed pedestrian subway.

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Old March 29th, 2017, 01:27 PM   #20080
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Northumberland Development Project | Tottenham N17

Stadium forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=549397

Official website: http://new-stadium.tottenhamhotspur.com/



Location
  • Address: Site at White Hart Lane, Bill Nicholson Way, London N17
  • London borough: Haringey
  • Station: White Hart Lane | Northumberland Park

Project facts
  • New London home for THFC and the NFL
  • Developer: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Architect: Populous
  • Stadium capacity: 61,461
  • Homes: 579





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