Category Archives: Developers

Mainport Hotel Rotterdam + Delfshaven

Haven is a Place on Earth Middag. To the beautiful south of Churchillplein lie the four inlets of Wijnhaven, Bierhaven, Rederijhaven and Scheepmakershaven. Due west of the latter haven along Leuvehaven is our destination. Seemingly giving up on multisyllabic Dutch … Continue reading

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The International Property Awards + The Music Box Southwark

The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square Gala Dinner “My Lords, Ladies and gentlemen and very special guests…” Taylor Wimpey Central London’s latest scheme has won a High Commendation Prize at The International Property Awards. The awards are sponsored by The Telegraph … Continue reading

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SPPARC Architecture + The Music Box Southwark

White Cube Missed it, impossible. An enigmatic form; a legible plan. Classical with precedence; original with credence. Absence of colour; presence of brilliance. Monochromatic look; colourful character. Box clever; clever box. The morphemes of negative space; the polyphemes of architectonic afterimage. … Continue reading

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Landmass London + 76 Ladbroke Grove

White Cube Ever on the quest for luxury, Landmass London’s dapper Managing Director Alan Waxman has a fresh take. Luxury has a new: “Most designers and developers give people what they think their clients want. If you’re cutting edge you … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue + Howick Place Westminster  

Black and White and Red All Over Howick Place possesses a transitional character wedged between the stripy red brick and Portland stone of Westminster Cathedral and the glass cathedrals to commerce straddling Victoria Street. Religion, consumerism and London’s 21st century … Continue reading

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Bilbao + Winter Gardens

Reinventing the Past | Gogglebox | People in Class Houses They’re flavour of the year with London planning authorities. Developers take heed! Winter gardens. That is, inset or projecting balconies encased by glass openings that offer users the chance to … Continue reading

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Strawberry Star + Dorian Beresford + Hoola Royal Victoria Dock

Towering Ambition On the record over champers and canapés, Dorian Beresford CEO of Strawberry Star, at and on and in his latest development in partnership with HUB. Hoola. It’s a blisteringly hot afternoon down by London’s Royal Docks. Overhead a … Continue reading

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Morpheus London + The Pavilion St John’s Wood

It Is Cricket In an exclusive preview, Lavender’s Blue tour Morpheus’s latest ultra prime residence. It’s an architectural moment on a roofscape, reimagined for the opening decades of the 21st century. A great swathe of entertainment space lies behind a … Continue reading

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SCABAL + Christ Church Spitalfields

Raising the Profile It appears in paintings, guides, novels and Gavin Stamp places it on the front cover of his latest collection of essays Anti-Ugly. Hawksmoor’s Grade I listed Christ Church Spitalfields is about as high profile as a building can … Continue reading

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Landmass + 48 Belgrave Mews North

Making the Grade | Amuse Bouche Back on luxury. MD of private developer Landmass Alan Waxman argues, “High end finishes and spec? Home automation, silk carpet? Forget it. Not enough on their own. Luxury is something money can’t buy. Look … Continue reading

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