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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #4681
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It won't be a skyscraper for sure, Google's buildings are usually low profile.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #4682
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It's a small thing, but culturally significant - a new Quayside pavilion for HMS Belfast, designed by Nottingham-based CPMG Architects

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Old October 6th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #4683
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Kidbrooke Village Regeneration

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Old October 6th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #4684
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Old October 6th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #4685
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ASDA Crossharbour Plans Get Thumbs Up

A hybrid planning application for the sprawling ASDA site to the north of Mudchute Park in the Isle of Dogs has been approved by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Coming from the pens of Broadway Malyan for developer Ashbourne Beech, the development strategy for the site has been primarily to relocate the ASDA superstore on the site from the south-western corner to the eastern side.

As such, the north and east of the site are massed to have lower building heights with the west used for taller buildings. A central high street with retail outlets will be constructed through the plot running from north-west to south-east with the main square connecting it to the south-western corner and a new urban square on the south-eastern corner next to the proposed ASDA store. This should also provide an easy connection with Mudchute. Almost all the sides of the buildings that bound these areas will have active frontages.

Atop the supermarket will be five residential blocks, with a further seven elsewhere on the site. They will total up to 850 new homes and draw on the concept of a hill top village due to the inclusion of so many on top of the ASDA shop. They'll have small sloping streets and a human scale to try and fool the residents into thinking they aren't actually living on top of a hypermarket but rather somewhere with a more human scale.

The tallest building, a glazed residential tower of 23 floors will stand on the northern portion of the high street opposite Crossharbour Square with a cantilevered 12 floor jutting out. Thanks to this, the use of winter gardens instead of balconies, and the detailing from the vertical fins that run up it, comparisons are bound to be made with the Beetham Tower in Manchester.

Elsewhere the shorter blocks will be a modern take on the warehouses that exist in places like West India Quay due to the use of brick and neutral colours. The rainscreen cladding and heavy glazing to flood apartments with light will hint at modernity whilst a small number of coloured cladding panels will mark out each building individually.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #4686
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Old October 7th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #4687
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^ An architecturally very appealing bunker!
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Old October 7th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #4688
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Avanti Architects raise Hackney School from the ashes

The pupils of Thomas Fairchild Community School in the London Borough of Hackney have returned to a brand new school.

Fire destroyed much of the primary school's original Victorian buildings in 2009. Avanti Architects have redeveloped the site with a new building very different from its predecessor. Each of the three floors - with early years on the ground floor and Key Stages 1 and 2 on the floors above - has a distinct identity.

Classrooms and specialist facilities such as IT, food technology, science and art are configured around open learning spaces. Transparency and fluid movement through the building all contribute to an effective learning environment. Glazing brought down to a child's seat height allows views and increases the sense of spaciousness.

At the heart of the ground floor a café and training area with IT facilities encourage parents and others in the local community to take part in the life of the school. The constraints of an inner-city site have been minimised by using roof terraces to provide both play and learning spaces.

The school has opened as a two form-entry school - but it has been carefully designed to adapt and expand over time. It could easily and economically be converted into three-form entry - or even into a secondary school with a specialist block added as a further storey.

The school has a brick base, with aluminium rain screen cladding above. With natural ventilation through stack effect, a high daylight factor and high insulation levels - coupled with an air source heat pump and photovoltaic panels. As a result the school has achieved BREEAM ‘very good'.

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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #4689
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Phenomenal! It has a very Scandinavian look.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #4690
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Old October 8th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #4691
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Kings Cross Regeneration

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The new southern towpath is open and already occupied by enterprising fisherman.

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The new Arthouse on York Way is topped out.

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The Fish and Coal Offices have been cleared and some ground utilities installed, though there are no planning applications submitted yet. There's currently an art exhibition which allows you to see inside.

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Work is well advanced on the Western Transit shed, which is full signed up for occupation.

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A few shots of R4 and R5.. You can now get around the back onto a new access road that will eventually separate sites R1 and Q.

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Hollywood comes to Kent: Paramount Pictures unveils plan for £2bn theme park to rival Disneyland Paris that will create 27,000 jobs


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New thread is here. But yes it's exciting!
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London's New Master

Elegant, evocative and truly enormous; The Shard, London's new Master, is the glittering cloud-poking pinnacle of exogenous investment on British shores, but is there a point behind the sky-pricking?

The Shard is stunning. Renzo Piano’s 21st century glass spire of sky-scraping bravado is no doubt a picturesque landmark, however it has the potential to transcend its current power as a single building and become the protagonist for the resuscitation of Britain’s fledgling construction trade through further foreign investment.

But is the sprouting summit of Southwark simply endemic of the world economic crisis? Will history see The Shard as just another chapter in the ‘skyscraper curse’? Or, will the ‘vertical city’ stand as a captivating effigy of potential future successes of London’s building business? At Construction Digital, we’ve picked the brains of industry experts, architects, plus The Shard’s contractors themselves to find out.

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