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Carmody Groarke

BFI Southbank Riverfront Refurbishment . London

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Carmody Groarke . + dezeen

The British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank accommodates the UK’s largest independent cinema house and National Film Archive. It was originally built beneath the arches of Waterloo Bridge in the 1950s as the National Film Theatre. Its prominent location facing the River Thames benefits from the footfall of the South Bank, one of the busiest pedestrianised promenades in Europe. However, given the building’s age, the public image entrance and general circulation spaces of the entire complex are tired, outdated and poorly equipped to welcome visitors. Continue reading Carmody Groarke

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Rotherwick House . London

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Carmody Groarke . photos: © Johan Dehlin

Located on the corner of East Smithfield and Thomas More Street, Rotherwick House, built in 1805, is half of a pair of fine and simple classical buildings called the London Dock House. The building plays a valuable role in Tower Hamlet’s rich Dockland tapestry. A fit out in the 1980s resulted in a loss of original character and the unique quality of the original construction. Continue reading Carmody Groarke

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windermere jetty museum . oakville

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Carmody Groarke . photos: © Christian Richter . + wallpaper

The new museum will rehouse an internationally significant boat collection on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The new building will include exhibition spaces for the display of steam launches, motorboats, yachts and other vessels, telling the stories of their construction and use on the lake. A wet dock will allow the display of boats on water within the museum and the site’s boatyard will repurpose a historic gravel-extraction plant, continuing the working life of the place with an active conservation programme of the boats. Emphasis is placed on a visitor experience amongst buildings in a park landscape that creates a strong connection between people, boats and water, as well as providing a reinterpretation of the site’s industrial and picturesque heritage. Continue reading Carmody Groarke

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House and Studio Lambeth . London

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Carmody Groarke . photos: © Gilbert McCarragher

A mixed use residential and office development is landlocked on all sides by Victorian housing, with only two existing entrances for access. Its previous use was industrial and the project proposes rebuilding a large area of office space across the entire ground floor of the site with a single storey “pavilion” residence at first floor. Continue reading Carmody Groarke