Monthly Archives: September 2014

Forest School | Completion

29 September 2014

BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed The Martin Centre for Innovation, a new dedicated IT facility at Forest School, London. The 6,500 sq ft two-storey building consists of a state-of-the-art IT Library, study spaces, meeting rooms and a dance studio.

Reflecting the predominant material on the campus, the building was constructed of brick at first and second floor levels. On the ground floor the building was designed to provide a greater degree of transparency and accessibility, with a fully glazed elevation to the north, opening onto a colonnade next to the playing fields. To work with the massing of the adjacent buildings, the building was stepped at the second…

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The Action 100 Bristol to London cycle ride started the day before when six of us travelled to Bristol to take in the sights and lunched in the shadow of the suspension bridge at Clifton. The night was spent in an architectural/planning masterpiece – a hostel/night club with the loudest bass and even louder clientele… Needless to say, we didn’t sleep well – more a form of torture and experiment into the available permutations of using an undersized pillow as a pair of earmuffs. Given the circumstances, however, we were all in good spirits the next day for the brief cycle to the start line on the outskirts of Bristol. It was a chilly yet sublime Sunday morning. The roads were ours and the sun had begun to optimistically…

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