Portuguese Cork

Each year the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Hyde Park builds a new Summer pavilion, each designed by a famous international Architect. This week we visited the latest, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. It features a roof with a reflecting pool on top, and an undercroft made from Portuguese cork.

Ceiling Things Up

The Dress Box ceiling takes shape – a bespoke arrangement of sliding clothes rails, made up from polished stainless steel poles suspended below LED light sheets, which activate with movement. These luminous fins travel across the ceiling between white jesmonite panels, which will house additional iGuzzini spotlights, and recessed speakers.

Clerkenwell Design Week

This week we took a walk down the road to Clerkenwell to visit a festival celebrating the creativity, social relevance and technological advancements of design, through an exciting three-day programme of workshops, presentations, product launches and debates. Clerkenwell Design Week features all the elements you would expect from a festival, including exhibitions, installations, street entertainment,… Read More Clerkenwell Design Week

Preview

An enticing hipstamatic preview of one of our recent projects. The Gardener’s Retreat / Delicate Objects Repository – an intricately detailed and carefully crafted addition to an existing building, with full temperature and humidity control. A timeless arrangement of green oak, concrete, steel, copper, and glass.

Heron Tower

Yesterday we were given a tour of the recently completed Heron Tower, down the road in the City. It is designed by American architects KPF. Many of London’s new skyscrapers have followed a trend for form-driven shapes, attracting names like the ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Walkie Talkie’ ‘Gherkin’ and ‘Cheese Grater’. We liked the Heron Tower as… Read More Heron Tower