Carmody Groarke

Low carbon, local waste brick developed for use at the Design Museum Gent

Carmody Groarke . photos: © Fran Williams . + AJ

As part of a masterplan to transform the Design Museum Gent, the museum is undertaking a major renovation project to extend its existing buildings. Due to start on site later in the year, the new wing will house galleries and event spaces to broaden the museum’s cultural programming and visitor outreach.
To lower the embodied carbon used in the project’s construction and meet the client’s brief for the new extension, a lime-cured, local waste brick has been developed and certified for use on the building’s façade. The project has been funded through a generous grant from Circular Flanders and sogent, on behalf of the city of Gent, and researched in collaboration with Design Museum Gent, sogent, Carmody Groarke, BC Materials, Local Works Studio and TRANS architects. Continue reading Carmody Groarke


Herzog & de Meuron

Liverpool Street station . London

Herzog & de Meuron . + AJ

Sellar, the developer of London Bridge Quarter and Paddington Square, and MTR in partnership with Network Rail, have revealed their initial plans for vital upgrades to Liverpool Street station as part of a new sustainably developed office, retail and leisure scheme with new public and green spaces. Sellar, MTR and Network Rail are working closely with key stakeholders including Transport for London and the Hyatt, owners of the Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel adjacent to the station, to bring forward plans for this regeneration opportunity. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron


Whittaker Parsons

Interlocking House . London

Whittaker Parsons . photos: © Fran Williams . + AJ

Reconfiguration and retrofit of a five-bed Georgian terraced townhouse in London Fields with interlocking cork-rendered extensions. Located in Graham Road and Mapledene Conservation Area the property was overhauled using healthy, durable, and recycled materials to provide a tactile family home to meet the demands of busy family life. Continue reading Whittaker Parsons