Images: Zaha Hadid Architects.
St Anthony’s College at the University of Oxford looks like it is about to be hauled into the 21st century, architecturally speaking, when construction work on Zaha Hadid’s Softbridge extension commences some time around the end of January.
The project was first designed in 2006 but construction has been delayed due to planning and funding questions. The bridge will be made of a fibreglass composite and will link historic buildings from the Edwardian and Victorian periods. Read more
Photos: Ioana Marinescu / Guardian.
London practice Henley Halebrown Rorrison were featured in the Guardian recently for their healthcare work and in particular their The Akerman Health Centre in Brixton, a deprived quarter of London. The practice has created a building that in scale and function sits between a hospital and the smaller doctor’s surgery often found in residential buildings. Read more
As far as garden sheds go, this is one of the more interesting variety. Tetra shed is a sculptural object, based on tetrahedral geometry, that contains a single room or space. The idea is that the object can open-up to provide a module of space wherever it is needed. Read more
Photos: Tom de Gay.
Avanti Architects originally made their name with scholarly restorations of famous Modernist buildings such as the Finsbury Health Centre in London by Bertold Lubetkin. The Urswick School, built in a deprived borough of London called Hackney, is however a new build project designed by the practice. The building has just won this year’s Peoples Choice Award at the Hackney Design Awards. The awards scheme is designed to stimulate and promote good design in the borough.
Let’s see what got the locals excited.
In 1903 Henry Dudeney proved that a prefect square could transform into an equilateral triangle. The D*Haus is inspired by this idea and is the hook on which D* hang their work. Read more