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The site is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The client wants a house which is \'green\' in every respect.
The site facing the river is left as a wildflower meadow. Behind the house, to the south, a terraced flower and vegtable garden is created.
Materials are slate, granite and green oak.
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|client:||National Art Library / Victoria and Albert Museum |
|dates:||1996 -1997 |
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The feasibility study was carried out in two phases with reports submitted to the V&A in September and November 1996.
The Public Record Office Building in Chancery Lane is a fine listed 19th century gothic building. The earlier part, designed in the 1850\'s by Sir James Pennethorne is a fascinating example of the nineteenth century ability to invent building types appropriate to their use; in this case an archive.
With the PRO moving to their new building at Kew, the V&A asked Long & Kentish to look at the feasibility of taking over the building in Chancery Lane for the National Art Library (now housed in cramped conditions in the V&A itself). The move would have two main benefits: giving the NAL 30-50 years capacity for growth and freeing space in the V&A museum for display.
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|location:||Brighton , East Sussex |
|client:||University of Brighton |
|dates:||1997 - 2001 |
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The second replacement building includes two large lecture theatres, classrooms, restaurant and bar, and academic offices for the University of Nursing and Midwifery. It has breathtaking views of the South Downs.
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?The development of Porthcurno was very different from the pattern familiar from other Cornish villages. In the middle of the nineteenth century the population of the valley was limited to two farms. The first undersea cable was laid in 1870 and Porthcurno grew to house the world?\'s largest and busiest submarine telegraph station. Porthcurno was also home to the international Cable and Wireless Training College, described as the world?\'s leading training institution for telegraph technology.
The project at Porthcurno is to provide a new Learning Centre to house the Museum\'s collection, recently designated by the MLA, and to include archive and research facilities and an education space. This phase of the project is currently on site and due for completion in Spring 2013. The second phase will allow the Museum to expand into the vacated space in the original listed building. The project will provide significantly improved access to the collection for visitors including new interpretation as well as a reorganisation of the offices and collection store.
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|dates:||2010 - 2013|
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MFA London is located in an eighteenth century terrace on the foundations of Clarendon House in Mayfair, with a five storey 1950s extension at the rear. The first floor offices made way for a second gallery, Marlborough Contemporary, and we developed a further floor of rentable offices on the roof to offset the construction costs.
The original structure had been heavily damaged in the second world war, so a new steel skeleton was threaded through the building, the foundations were lowered and the internal walls rebuilt. This was done while keeping the art gallery and offices open for business.
Long & Kentish designed the new circulation core to provide step free access to every level and knit together the original house and rear extension. To mitigate escape issues from the extra storey the main staircase was protected by an innovative pressurisation and smoke extraction system.
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Please click here
for a comprehensive list of L&K's library experience
The practice of Long & Kentish is founded on library experience, and libraries continue to be central to their work.
M.J. Long was a partner at Colin St John Wilson & Partners, where she was co-designer of the new British Library and was responsible for the coordination of the brief with the client. She was also partner in charge of the design of the library for Queen Mary College in Mile End Road, London, completed in 1988. At the time, university libraries were designed to be deep in section and air-conditioned. The design of the new QMC library broke new ground by having a shallow section building, with natural light for readers, and natural ventilation. The library received The Standing Conference on National and University Libraries award for design excellence.
Rolfe Kentish was an associate in Colin St John Wilson & Partners, and was responsible for organizing the office to produce the contract documents for the final stage of construction on the British Library.
When they opened their own office in 1994, Long & Kentish built on this experience with their competition winning design for the Aldrich Library at the University of Brighton, completed in 1996.
The library experience of Long & Kentish has ranged from small to large, and from private to public. Recent work includes a large extension to the Public Library in Newport, Rhode Island (completed 2001), another University Library for Brighton University (completed 2001) and a design consultancy on the National Library for Singapore (completed 2005) (winner of the competition).
Long & Kentish have designed a number of Libraries as Architects of Record. In addition, M.J. Long has also acted as Library Design Consultant on a variety of joint projects with other architects. She has also written and lectured around the world on library design.
Please follow the links on the left to view selected libraries or click on the PDF icon above to view Long & Kentish's Libraries brochure including a comprehensive list of projects";var museums_services = '
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";var housing_intro = "While the British Library was an extremely large commission, a number of very small commissions were undertaken in parallel.
Since 1976, MJ Long has designed a number of purpose built artists' studios. One commission has succeeded another as a result of recommendations from one artist to another.
They are rather different from each other, although all are designed around the provision of working daylight in the studio. Most include renovation and restoration work as well as new construction, and a number required Listed building approval.
The clients were quite different individuals, but they had in common an intense interest in their working environment. The stimulation provided by that sort of client can be felt in the architecture which takes on some of the personality of the owners.";var restaurants_services = '
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";var restaurants_intro = "The opportunity to design The Ivy restaurant in London arose from the work with artists. The restaurant is full of their work, much of it commissioned especially for the location. It includes examples by Paolozzi, Blake, Hodgkin, Jones, Phillips and Caulfield. It also provided an opportunity for the architects to devise a lighting scheme housed in complex cast plaster sections and to work in stained glass, brass, oak, and leather. The restaurant has been fully booked since it opened and is highly rated for its ambience.
The renovation of Quo Vadis Restaurant included the design and installation of a completely new stained glass window on the street front.";var universities_services = '
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