London and Suffolk based James Gorst Architects have designed a multi-faith temple complex in Rake, Hampshire, located within the South Downs National Park. The plan comprises orthogonal pavilions that house a temple, library, chapels, meeting spaces, public foyer and a kitchen. The pavilions are connected by a cloistered walkway facing a courtyard garden, set within landscaped grounds.MORE
London-based interior design and architecture studio, McLaren Excell, has completed the restoration and extension of a listed semi-detached 18th-century cottage in Hampstead, London. The removal of a 1950s side extension allowed for the addition of a corten steel-clad extension at the lower ground floor level. The interior of the Regency building has been restored to its original 1820s state, while the new extension features shuttered in-situ concrete walls and coffered ceilings. The Douglas fir boards used for shuttering have been re-used for the internal joinery. Photo of corten-clad extension by Simone Bossi. McLaren ExcellMORE
1-25 June 2023, LONDON
The forth edition of the London Design Biennale takes place at Somerset house and its artistic director is the Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands national museum and institute for architecture, design and digital culture, led by General and Artistic Director, Aric Chen. The Biennale's theme is collaboration and it brings together design participants from around the world. London Design BiennaleMORE
18 March - 1 October 2023, DERBYSHIRE, UK.
Stately Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England, continues the Devonshire family's tradition of supporting creativity by commissioning contemporary designers. 'Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chartworth', places works by 16 international artists and designers into the historical context of the house, creating unexpected connections. Photo of Maker benches in the Painted Hall Joris Laarman, courtesy Chatsworth House Trust. ChatsworthMORE
Mæ has completed the John Morden Centre, a daycare centre and health facility for the elderly in the Blackheath Park conservation area in South East London. The hub includes a workshop, café, art space, medical facilities and social lounges with the aim of tackling social isolation.MORE
Architects Blee Halligan, with offices in London and Turks and Caicos Islands, have created 'Derwent Valley Villa', a family home in the village of Duffield in Derbyshire, England. Inspired by historic 18th-century red brick cotton mills in Derbyshire, the house is built of red brick with concrete banding, and designed as linked garden spaces in a wet woodland garden to provide the experience of 'living in a garden'. Photo ©Henry Woide. Blee HalliganMORE