BPR came a close second in the BBC housing competition to design 20 new townhouses as part of the huge redevelopment of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, West London. Read more about the competition in the Architects Journal here. ‘The Echelon’ comprises two differing typical houses which have varying characters. The unique identity of each side of the Green reflect that the houses may be aimed at different markets. These characters respond to the strikingly varying context on either side of the site - from the Victorian housing of Frithville Gardens to the symbol of urban London - the elevated circle line on the viaduct.Though different inside, spatially and materially, the houses are united in character and appearance addressing the Urban Village Green to create a unified terrace character. The Urban Village Green is re-imagined as a delightful communal space.
BPR victory! The scheme for Cannon Brewery has been granted planning permission and listed building consent through an appeal hearing. A delicate garden terrace pavilion, sits within a landscaped terrace against the backdrop of the Grade II* listed building in Clerkenwell, creating an enhanced kitchen dining space for two existing flats. The sensitive palette of materials complement and contrasts with the existing building, whilst the metal fins with an alternating rhythm of solid and etched glass panels take inspiration from the previous occupiers of the warehouse; famous shop-fitters Pollards.
Two of BPR's projects have been featured in a new publication by Will Mclean and Pete Silver 'Air Structures' including Croydon Culture-Dome which graces the back cover.
BPR's kiln house design has been awarded planning permission! Set within the disused 'Renown' quarry in Lower Froyle, Hampshire, the kiln form echoes the design of the historical 'lime kilns' of the surrounding chalk quarries and Lower Froyle's local 'Oust' houses.
A project page will be added to the website in due course.
Richard's submission for this years Article 25: '10 x 10 Drawing the city' auction. The works will be exhibited on the 24th floor of the Shard, with the auction beginning on the 27th November.
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Royal Academy of Arts has selected our Great Fen's model to be exhibited in their summer show.
Downley House makes front cover of Sunday Times British Homes Awards magazine.
BPR has been shortlisted for the Peabody small projects panel competition..
You can view the full shortlist of 20 here:
69 Highgate High Street has been granted planning permission on an appeal hearing.