Category: Architecture

MVRDV’s Markthal Rotterdam

A year since opening, the spectacular Market Hall in Rotterdam has thrived and been admired by people all over the world.  Designed by architecture office MVRDV, the imposing curve sits in the heart of the city and consists of 96 fresh produce stalls. The development has 228 high-end apartments, including 24 penthouses, each with its […]

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Grayson Perry’s Dream House

Inspired directly by Grayson Perry’s life and the people he grew up with, this initially controversial piece of architecture is inspired and devoted to a fictional character called Julie. Her story is driven by the modern day stereotypical women of Essex, which the house celebrates and dedicates itself to. The Turner Prize winning artist whose […]

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Sketching Architecture

The ability to sketch efficiently is one of the most important skills to have as a designer. With practice a sketch allows you to convey your ideas over to team members and clients in a quick and beautiful way. However, it is perhaps becoming overshadowed because of the digital age and the ever increasing need […]

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Bombay Saphire’s nostalgic glass houses

The new location of Bombay Saphires distillery at Laverstock Mill in Hampshire is a beautiful homage to the icons of Victorian glass house construction; the Palm Houses at Kew Gardens by Decimus Burton and Richard Turner and the Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton are key inspirations. These incredible glass and iron structures inform the design […]

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MVRDV’s Crystal House

MVRDV Architects have used pioneering glass brick technology replacing the existing brickwork to captivate the stunning façade, recreating the city’s traditional architectural style into a crystal house for the Chanel boutique flagship in Amsterdam. This innovative façade is a first of its kind. The glass bricks are bonded with a transparent glue, which, according to […]

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Dalton Park – A bold new look

Our work in revitalising retail destinations continues with the completion of the refurbishment of Dalton Park. Rawls were first asked to reimagine the customer journey from car to store, and then develop into a deliverable and financially sensible scheme 
that creates a new fresh feel. The new brighter warmer materials palette and lighting 
brings a […]

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The new Halle Place at Manchester Arndale

The new Halle Place is taking shape at Manchester Arndale – a dynamic new skylight feature is complete, creating a novel ambience and giving the ability to create different lighting styles through the day. Fit outs are underway including a sophisticated Italian sparkling wine bar, serving free flowing cocktails on tap, sited directly under this stunning […]

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London Design Fair 2019

In search of inspiration, Rawls were in Shoreditch this week at London Design Fair 2019. This craft-focused design show is an annual fixture. Here are some of the trends that excited us this year. Patination and maximal decorative design were a theme that continued and developed from last year’s show. Evidence of finishing processes were […]

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The Tap-In, Elephant Park

The Tap-In is the latest project Rawls have Design Managed at Elephant Park, London on behalf of Lendlease. An esoteric football bar (thinking man’s footie) and bottle shop serving craft beers and Cuban food by Peckham Levels favourite Jama Havana. The concept is from Six Yard Box who ran Hop Art at the pop-up site […]

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