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Piers Taylor retrofits his own off-grid home “to banish the demons” of his youth

October 20, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Moonshine by Piers Taylor

Invisible Studio founder Piers Taylor has carried out an extensive retrofit of Moonshine – his own off-grid home near Bath in southwest England. Taylor remodelled Moonshine, which was named by UK architecture magazine Architects’ Journal as Small Project of the year when it completed, to make it a more sustainable home. “I wanted to banish the

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Bath’s Francis Gallery is set inside a Georgian townhouse

December 6, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Francis Gallery in Bath, England

Homely living spaces serve as a backdrop to artworks inside this gallery in Bath, England, which has been created by editor Rosa Park and designer Fred Rigby. Occupying the ground floor of a heritage-listed Georgian townhouse, Francis Gallery has been designed to be a cosy, domestic setting that “shows people how to live with their

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Herman Miller Factory was a flexible, non-monumental high-tech factory

December 4, 2019 Semi Han 0
Herman Miller Factory in Bath by Grimshaw Farrell Partnership

We continue our high-tech architecture series by looking at the highly flexible and adaptable Herman Miller Factory in Bath, which was designed by Terry Farrell and Nicholas Grimshaw in 1976. The factory for the furniture company was one of many high-tech buildings, including the Park Road Apartments completed by Farrell Grimshaw Partnership six years earlier, which was designed

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Grimshaw transforming Herman Miller Factory into Bath Spa University

July 4, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Locksbrook Campus by Grimshaw

Grimshaw is transforming its adaptable 1970s Herman Miller factory, designed by its founder Nicholas Grimshaw, into the Locksbrook Campus for Bath Spa University. The heritage listed building on the River Avon in Bath, is being adapted and extended to contain a mix of teaching facilities and social spaces. Due for completion in September, Grimshaw is aiming to

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Local architecture informs stone-clad interiors of Aesop store in Bath

January 12, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Aesop Bath store, England designed by JamesPlumb

Stone house facades, rubble-filled basements, and stories by Roald Dahl are just some of the things design studio JamesPlumb referenced to create the Aesop store in Bath, England, which even includes a library. The store on Bath’s New Bond Street has been designed by JamesPlumb to honour the materiality and architectural landscape of the English city,

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Low-cost micro home is made from timber and scavenged materials

March 31, 2018 India Block 0

Invisible Studio built this mobile micro home at its woodland studio near the English city of Bath for a cost of just £20,000 thanks to the use of salvaged materials and locally grown timber.  The UK architecture office built the 40-square-metre gabled structure called Trailer out of unseasoned timber sourced the woodland surrounding its studio, as well as materials

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