Ace Hotel London designed by Universal Design Studio is in harmony with Shoreditch — a historic neighbourhood and global nexus of creative culture.
Daniel Chadwick’s extraordinary Victorian mansion is a contrast of English charm and crisp modernism in white, complete with an all-white clad family.
Previously a renowned recording studio for the who’s who of the 20th century music legends (think Rolling Stones, The Who, Prince, Nick Cave and Madonna), Olympic Studios in London has recently been transformed into an independent cinema, café, dining rooms, and a members club. The design concept was created by Simone McEwan, previously Concept Designer at Selfridges and Design Director at Soho House, who embraced the legacy of the building and translated it into every facet of the Olympic experience.
Contrary to what the name suggests, Lord Whitney is not an upper class gentleman. It’s in fact a name of the design collective formed by university friends, Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney, although they admit to occasionally prancing around in a top hat. As they should, cause man or man, these ladies are good. I mean REALLY good…
I bet I know exactly what this house smells like. I lived in the UK for five years and was a member of the National Trust so am au fait with the parsimonious timbery whiff of little country churches and barn conversions. Strap on your Hunter wellies and pass me the Range Rover, we’re going to Bath. Or just outside Bath, in Colerne…
I love a good chapel. Compact space redolent of however-many-centuries of religious thought, practice, space, and music one can imagine. Places of peace, quiet, and reflection. Places of succour and support for the soul. And in the hands of the right architect, cracking opportunities for beautiful architecture. And so to Britain, where Niall McLaughlin Architects has added the Bishop Edward King Chapel to the cluster of buildings at Ripon Theological College nestled in the countryside north of Oxford…