North London The Archives

Saturday 21 September, 2013

New Resin Series by Jo Nagasaka for Established & Sons

London Design Festival 2013: Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka has developed a range of resin and wood furniture for Established & Sons.


Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Alwyne Place by Lipton Plant Architects

This north London house extension by Lipton Plant Architects features a walk-on glass roof that can be accessed by climbing through a window (+ slideshow). Local studio Lipton Plant Architects added a two-storey extension to the rear of the Victorian townhouse, transforming the kitchen into an open-plan living space and adding a small office and utility room.


Sunday 15 September, 2013

La Fabrique by Bureau A

Swiss architecture studio Bureau A has built a pavilion out of recycled windows on the outskirts of Geneva. Named La Fabrique, the structure was inspired by comic actor Buster Keaton’s 1920 short film One Week, where a pair of newlyweds attempt to construct a small house from a kit of parts but are disrupted by [...]


Thursday 12 September, 2013

Public Space Popping Up in London’s Suburbs


Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Cricklewood Town Square by Spacemakers

A mobile town square that packs into a miniature clock tower on the back of a bike will be appearing around north London this month (+ slideshow). London agency Spacemakers enlisted design firms Studio Hato and Studio Kieren Jones to create the world’s first mobile town square for Cricklewood in north London. The intention of [...]


Monday 29 July, 2013

“The streets become big party rooms”

Architect Alison Brooks talks about how residents come together in the streets of her firm’s Be housing project in Essex, UK, in this movie produced by Living Projects. Alison Brooks Architects designed 85 homes in a variety of typologies as part of Newhall masterplan on the eastern edge of the Essex town of Harlow.


Sunday 28 July, 2013

“Its about trying to grab light and views where you can find them”

In this movie by producers Living Projects, architects David Mikhail and Annalie Riches explain how their Church Walk housing project created four compact but light and airy homes on the small awkward site of a former junkyard in north London.



Saturday 08 June, 2013

The Bow by Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has completed 58-storey bowed tower in Calgary, Canada (+ slideshow). At 247 metres, The Bow is the tallest building in the city, and the tallest tower in Canada outside of Toronto.


Thursday 07 February, 2013

“High streets are places of collision and conflict” – Jay Gort

Jay Gort from Hackney studio Gort Scott Architects argues that the beleaguered British high street is actually a thriving location of “collision and conflict” in this talk filmed by Dezeen at our Designed in Hackney Day last year.