JUN

A good life: Springdale gardens, London by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects.

Elevations

Images: Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

Backlands developments, developments that are situated behind rows of existing London houses, are often opposed, because for many they appear to erode the charming quality of suburban housing. In this case however, six households dreamt of living a good life that shared some communal facilities such as a workshop, laundry and gardens, whilst creating delightful individual homes . This type of living is sometimes described as co-housing and is as much a philosophical, as a building project.

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DEC

Impressive: Lego Christmas tree in London

Christmas tree of Lego bricks in LondonAll photographs: The Verge

The truly perfect Christmas tree – completely symmetrical and doesn’t needle – is standing in St. Pancras Station in London.

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NOV

App by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid's App. Photo: Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid's App. Photo: Zaha Hadid

Some of us did not know that they need to have this: The new App for your iPhone by Zaha Hadid. Read more

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OCT

OMA retrospective

The exhibition "Oma/Progress" is on display at the Barbican Gallery, London. Photo: Lyndon Douglas. Courtesy: Barbican Art Gallery

The exhibition "Oma/Progress" is on display at the Barbican Gallery, London. Photo: Lyndon Douglas. Courtesy: Barbican Art Gallery

The exhibition OMA/Progress opened last week at London’s Barbican Art Gallery: a retrospective on the office’s work, but not the end of OMA.

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OCT

Garden Marathon at Serpentine Gallery

The garden of the Serpentine Gallery in London. Design by Peter Zumthor. Photo: John Offenbach, 2011

The garden of the Serpentine Gallery in London. Design by Peter Zumthor. Photo: John Offenbach, 2011

The Serpentine Gallery featured a Garden Marathon last weekend with Stefano Boeri, Dan Graham, Peter Zumthor and others. Read more

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