What stood out in particular was one project in which the firm had devised a composite double spiral stair in retaliation to building regulations. A smaller tighter spiral stair – for those who are stressed or in a rush – sits within a larger looser stair, so-called the ‘lover’s stair’.
On the 3rd of July, BSA went to visit the Sky Garden on the 35th floor of the 20 Fenchurch Street. This skyscraper, designed by Rafael Vinoly, has been nicknamed the Walkie Talkie because of its distinctive shape. 20 Fenchurch Street was built in 1968. The tower was designed by architect William. H. Rogers and built… Read More BSA visit The Walkie Talkie
Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall. Yesterday BSA went to visit Louis Kahn: the Power of Architecture on at the Design Museum. Kahn was an exponent of monumental architecture, skilfully playing with ancient principles of geometry,… Read More Louis Kahn @ the Design Museum
“A museum standard showcase for the display and preservation of a world class collection of haute couture garments.” The Dress Box has been shortlisted for the ‘Architectural Glasshouse over £150,000 Award. Check out our project page here: http://thedesignsoc.com/bernard-stilwell-architects-shortlisted-architectural-glasshouse-150000-award/
At the beginning of June, BSA participated in the London Festival of Architecture by opening our doors to visitors and provoking a discussion with them about the future of London. Both shocked and hooked by recent figures that suggest the population of the capital is to rise by a million from now till 2021, and that… Read More Preserving the Future: London at Breaking Point?