Henley Halebrown – Hackney New School, East London

08.12.2016
Henley Halebrown - Hackney New School, London

Hackney New School on Kingsland Rd, Hackney, East London designed by Henley Halebrown Architects. With a canal at the back of the school, there used to be a series of warehouses along the street. The facade of the earlier Wharf …

nickkaneHenley Halebrown – Hackney New School, East London

Architect Niall McLaughlin wins RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2016

19.10.2016
Niall McLaughlin - Bishop Edward King Chapel, Cuddesden

A detail from the Bishop Edward King Chapel at Ripon College, Cuddesden near Oxford. Niall McLaughlin has won the RIBA Charles Jencks Award for 2016 ‘for recently making a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture’. …

nickkaneArchitect Niall McLaughlin wins RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2016

Serpentine Pavilion, London 2016 – BIG Architects

14.10.2016
BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group - Serpentine Pavilion, London 2016

The Pavilion for summer 2016 at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London was designed by BIG Architects, or the Bjarke Ingels Group.    

nickkaneSerpentine Pavilion, London 2016 – BIG Architects

Moorish Architecture in Andalucia, Spain – the Alhambra, Granada

patio del cuarto dorado, alhambra, granada, spain

The Alhambra perched above the town of Granada with the mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the rear. The al-qal’a al-hamra’ or “red citadel” was developed from an C11th Zirid fortress into a fortified palace city by the muslim Nasrid …

nickkaneMoorish Architecture in Andalucia, Spain – the Alhambra, Granada

RIBA’s new offices at 76 Portland Place by architects Theis + Khan

25.12.2015
RIBA's new offices at 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London - architects Theis + Khan

RIBA’s new offices at 76 Portland Place, by architects Theis + Khan, are two doors down from the 1930’s Grade II listed building the Institute still occupies on the corner at 66 Portland Place (66 in the foreground in the …

nickkaneRIBA’s new offices at 76 Portland Place by architects Theis + Khan

Niall Mclaughlin – Peabody Housing, Darbishire Place, Whitechapel, London. Shortlisted for RIBA 2015 Stirling Prize

23.12.2015
niall mclaughlin - peabody housing, darbishire place, london

Niall Mclaughlin – Peabody Housing, Darbishire Place, Whitechapel, London. This new social housing block in Whitechapel by architect Niall McLaughlin has been shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize. It provides flats for 13 families on a Peabody housing scheme close to …

nickkaneNiall Mclaughlin – Peabody Housing, Darbishire Place, Whitechapel, London. Shortlisted for RIBA 2015 Stirling Prize

BBC Listening Project Booth by JaK Studios. Shortlisted for 2015 Blueprint Design Award.

09.12.2015
Listening Project Booth BBC Radio 4 designed by JaK Studios

Listening Project Booth BBC Radio 4 designed by JaK Studios (the ‘making-of’ film).   JaK Studios won the commission to design and build a mobile recording studio for the BBC in competition. It was shortlisted for a 2015 Blueprint Design …

nickkaneBBC Listening Project Booth by JaK Studios. Shortlisted for 2015 Blueprint Design Award.

Petra, Jordan. A five day visit in April.

09.11.2015

First glimpse of el Khasneh, or the ‘Treasury’, from the Siq, Petra The metropolis Petra once lay on busy trade routes. The ruins of the former capital city lie in the desert 3 hours bus journey south of Amman and …

nickkanePetra, Jordan. A five day visit in April.