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László Moholy-Nagy at The Isokon Gallery

The Isokon building in Hampstead has been home to many creative people: Agatha Christie, Nicholas Monsarrat, Adrian Stokes and, of course, leading lights in the Bauhaus movement, three of whom, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy are to be honoured with a Blue Plaque, courtesy of English heritage. There is no better time to …

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Pink House by Simon Astridge

London-based Simon Astridge Architects have created a home extension and transformation of a tired Victorian house in North London. The main feature that leads to the residence’s name, Pink House, is the light pink façade, which accentuates the warm-toned colours found in the existing brick walls.

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Airbnb’s London HQ: Belong Anywhere

Airbnb’s Clerkenwell Offices combine the typical components of historic British settlements: the farm, the green, the market, the library, and the terrace with a distillation of those concepts, resulting in a microcosm of the community at large. As an idea, that’s irresistible but how does it work in practice?

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Double Concrete House by Inter Urban Studios

Double Concrete House is the outstanding extension and renovation project by Inter Urban Studios of a semi-detached Arts and Crafts-style London home ‘between the Commons’. The house, located in Nightingale Lane, London, has been shortlisted as one of the 24 best projects presented to the Don’t Move, Improve! 2017 Competition. Will this be the winner of the seventh edition of this New London Architecture competition, to be announced on 26th January?

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Don’t Move, Improve! Competition 2017

The annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ Competition has been organised by New London Architecture (NLA) for seven years. This year they have shortlisted the 24 best-designed and most innovative new home extension projects completed in the last two years across Greater London. Now this year’s best projects – all showing exceptional innovation and cost-effectiveness in the delivery of better living spaces in a city as busy and crowded as London – will be showcased in an exhibition to start on 27th January 2017, the day after the overall winners are announced.

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Letting the Light In: R2 Studio Remodel a 1960s Council House

Art critic John Ruskin once said, ‘the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.’ SEEN was therefore very intrigued by a remodelling that has taken place on the Delawyk Estate in Herne Hill. R2 Studio, famous for their use of bright colour has remodelled a Delawyk Module House, creating a bright and playful interior for the residents – a young family with two children. It has proved to be such a popular initiative that other residents on the estate are following suit. The houses on the estate are mostly private now, thanks to the government’s right-to-buy scheme.