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By Elaine Knutt

Building Design

23 February 2007

Surfaces lay bare the architect’s imagination and clients’ aspirations, say BD’s surfaces experts

Building Design

10 November 2006

In tune with last month’s Stern Review, a house squeezed between Victorian terraces in north London takes its own action to combat climate change, observes Graham Bizley

By Richard Waite

The Architects Journal

22 September 2005

In the Sunday Times on 27 July 2003, Victoria O’Brien said

‘The smoothly sculptural central staircase bears echoes of theGuggenheim Museum in New York, and yet the outside is a traditional brick facade spanning the width of three London mews houses.

In The Times on 21 June 2003, Jon Ashworth said

‘A Barrister’s chambers has turned the tables on some of Britain’s biggest companies with an innovative office makeover.

The chambers of Mark Platt-Mills, QC, who represented the Beatles in a landmark action over amateur tape recordings, is among the top entries in The Times & Gestetner Digital Office Collection 2003. This seeks to showcase visually exciting and inspirational workplaces.

Comment by Justin Bere

Building Design, New Architects

16 February 2001

We were first involved with the Architecture Foundation through the publication New Architects, published in 1998. As a fledgling practice, we had just reached that magic three years lifespan that is widely regarded as a benchmark. If you last three years you’re probably a survivor.

In the Independent on Saturday Magazine on 24 January 1998, Bridget Bodano said:

A guide to Britain’s best young architecture practices
Supported by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Assessor’s Comments

This small practice is strongly lead by Justin Bere who takes a craftsman-like intensive approach to all office projects. Attention to the smallest detail is impressive and this is strongly shown in furniture and lighting design.

By Susan Dawson

Architects’ Journal

16 January 1997

The glass walls of a new City pizza restaurant, which straddles a busy street, are supported by an innovative cast-glass system. By Susan Dawson.

The Pizza Express restaurant is directly over London Wall, on the first-floor public walkway of Alban Gate, Terry Farrell’s 20 storey ‘air-rights’ office block which straddles the street. The distinctive blue neon logo of the restaurant chain looks down on traffic coming from both directions.


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