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Architects Journal
Susan Dawson.

Stories by contributor

  • Attic light


    A spiral staircase and a glass-floored mezzanine gallery form the centrepiece of Picardi Architects' alterations to a third-floor attic flat in London's Holland Park. The staircase and gallery are slotted within the volume of the pitched roof. Their components - glass, steel and acrylic - were chosen to create a structure that would transmit light from a new overhead rooflight, creating a feeling of spaciousness in the refurbished interior.
  • Modest building fit for a king


    The visitor centre at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, a seventh-century burial site for the kings of East Anglia, is a simple, unobtrusive design, which takes its aesthetic from its surroundings and its Anglo-Saxon ship exhibit
  • Trading places, curving spaces


    Gensler took its inspiration for the curved timber gridshells of a financial company's headquarters from a converted watermill, to create a stunning modern building that is structurally innovative Gensler has designed a roof of four doublecurved timber gridshells for the headquarters of a financial company. It satisfies the client's requirements for a modern-looking building and its affection for timber in buildings. The four light and elegant gridshells which curve over the main trading ...
  • Moveable feast


    LONDON bloc has created a tiny glass and iroko-clad city block in Lincoln's Inn Fields to dispense lunchtime soup
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