A Touch of Contemporary – Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop Extension Facade
Hilton Garden Inn Facade Details
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Facade Type: Refurbishment/ Extension | Architect: Enterprise A&D | Location: Bucharest, Romania

A brand new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel has opened recently in the historic centre of Bucharest. The building is located at the end of Smardan street – an important pedestrian route in the city centre – and right next to the impressive historic building of the National Bank of Romania. Even though it sits amongst many buildings of great historical and cultural importance, the recently opened hotel attracts all the attention due to its renovated facades and its distinct contemporary rooftop.

Industrial Glamour – Gasholders Kings Cross

Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Perspective
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Detail
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Drawing
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Perspective
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Perspective
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Perspective
Gasholders Kings Cross Courtyard
Gasholders Kings Cross Glazed Facade Detail
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Detail
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Detail
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Shutter
Gasholders Kings Cross Facade Construction
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Facade Type: Slide/Fold Panels | Architects: WilkinsonEyre | Location: London, United Kingdom

The impressive transformation of the Victorian triplet gasholder guide frames situated next to the Regent’s Canal at London’s King’s Cross is part of a larger urban redevelopment scheme, which is quickly gaining notoriety in London due to its great mixture of contemporary buildings and rich industrial heritage.

Ceramic Dark Beauty – London Wall Place

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Facade Type: Ceramic Cladding | Architects: Make Architects | Location: London, United Kingdom

In central London between Moorgate and Barbican, the newly completed office development of London Wall Place immediately catches your eye due to its dark blue ceramic facade. The new development designed by Make Architects is cantilevering above the London Wall and is comprising of two office buildings, twelve and sixteen storeys high.

Olympic Fun – Here East

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Facade Type: Unitized Curtain Wall | Architects: Hawkins Brown | Location: London, United Kingdom

At the north west corner of the Olympic Park and north east of Hackney Wick the building of Here East stands out with its new facade and strong graphics. Here East is the successful transformation of the former Media Centre, a building used during the Olympic games to broadcast the event. Ever since the games have finished, the developer had the idea to transform the over sized building into a multi purpose space that would bring together the many tech firms and small creative companies that started moving to Hackney Wick in the last few years.

Shinny Slick Elegance – Aldermanbury Square

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Facade Type: Stainless Steel Cladding | Architects: Eric Parry | Location: London, United Kingdom

Aldermanbury Square is an 18 storey office building located in the City of London, next to London Wall. Designed by Architect Eric Parry, it was completed in 2007 and has been nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2009. Despite its location among the tallest office buildings in London, it is visible and easily noticed from many city angles.