Designing a new British embassy for the post-9/11 world has meant dealing with extremes. These are best summed up in the words of the client: 'On the one hand the ideal embassy is a highly secure underground bunker. On the other hand, it needs to be a marquee with a large sign saying fiDo come in and have a cup of teafl.' At the outset of the design process, with the Istanbul consulate bombing of 2003 fresh in our minds, it sometimes felt like an indulgence to be concerning ourselves ...
GET INSTANT ACCESS
for less than 46p a day
Join thousands of professionals who already subscribe to the Architects' Journal.
You’ll get instant access to read this article -
and 53,000+ articles like it.
- Trusted industry news & analysis, wherever you need itUnlimited online access and weekly magazine delivery – now also available on iPad/iPhone
- Get ideas, get inside buildings and check precedentsBuildings Library – images, drawings and plans for exemplar projects in British architecture
- Planning & regulation – what you need to know Protect your practice - the AJ keeps you up-to-date with changes to regulations and legislation