For our office trip this year we visited Helsinki in Finland (which turned 100 years old this year!). As well as enjoying the snow, visiting the Christmas Market and drinking lots of glögi, we managed to fit in some Finnish architectural delights. We had a private guided tour of the Alvar Aalto House (1936) and Studio (1955),Read more
The recently completed Borough High Street Hotel won a New London Award (NLA) in the Hotels and Hospitality category. The awards, supported by the Mayor of London celebrate the very best of new architecture in our capital city, seeking projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to the built environment inRead more
Over the last month we have been celebrating triumphs for our Hidden House – in addition to RIBA and NLA nominations in their respective new London homes categories, Hidden House was highly commended at the Evening Standard Home and Property Awards with a nod for Outstanding Architectural Merit. It really is a testament to expert craftsmanship,Read more
The Borough High Street Hotel is now fully operational! This sensitive and sustainable redevelopment of a historic site in Borough echoes the past, including a first-floor gallery that resonates with the local inns, an exterior elevation that is designed to mimic the existing movement of the high street with subdivided sections, and the reintroduction ofRead more
The scaffolding on Borough High Street is almost down as the project nears completion. The below image shows the design intent of the brickwork, and the finished quality achieved on site. The project, which is due to complete in December 2016, references the narrow burgage plots of the historic urban grain of Southwark, and uses subtleRead more
LTS hunts down Art Nouveau in Riga.
LTS are delighted to be taking on the challenge of converting the historic Imperial Hotel in Torquay into one of the best Seaside hotels in the country.
We’re delighted to be part of the University’s new framework that is set to transform the estate and many of its buildings over the next five years. We are starting to look at the transformation of their IT labs.
Construction works has commenced to craft an exciting new neighbourhood café & deli in the heart of Knightsbridge. LTS has worked to generate an intuitive layout and vibrant interior that reflects the ethos of the brand and the freshly made characteristics of the food with a focus on wellbeing.
Welcome to the next wave of architectural talent at London South Bank University LTS is supporting through the RIBA London’s mentoring scheme. Over the next academic year, LTS will mentor three students, introducing them to professional practice and the role of the architect.
LTS has received planning permission to deliver our first Passivhaus project in Dorset. The family home is arranged into two distinctive volumes. One half of the property, housed in a masonry shell, is designed to provide an introverted space for sleeping and bathing. The second volume provides living and entertaining spaces, opened to the Dorset countrysideRead more
We like this commentary… “I see the EU as a positive force, if imperfect, and multinational standards as the only way to prevent a race to the bottom on tax evasion, workers’ rights, environmental protections and many other issues. It’s deeply depressing that this argument has barely been heard in the campaign.
Held on the grounds of the iconic Tower of London on 8th of June, Anna Woodeson went along to celebrate and countdown the AJ100 for 2016. Anna stood on the judging panel for the Footprint Sustainable Practice of the Year award, with the crown deservedly going to Architype. We’re unanimously delighted by the win forRead more
The Urban Design and Planning paper ‘Do Sustainability Measures Constrain Urban Design Creativity’ contributed to by Anna Woodeson early last year, has been awarded the 2015 Reed Mallik Prize. The paper is available to download for free from the Institute of Civil Engineering’s ICE Journal. Read the paper in full here.Read more
With planning permission now granted, we were invited by our clients’ King’s College London to attend their ‘breaking ground’ event on site at Science Gallery London. Prior to construction, due on site this summer, Science Gallery International hosted a behind the scenes tour – including a sneak peek of the surreally defunct McDonald’s kitchens.Read more
With works completed at the French School, L’Ecole Internationale Franco-Inglese in Marylebone, students have moved in this week. LTS worked to refurbish over four floors of teaching, laboratory and support accommodation for the bilingual secondary school in central London. The project worked with sensitivity to the local area, both in terms of the internal usesRead more
Greg, Anna, Alex and Victoria have arrived in Cannes. Look out for them at the London Stand where they are exhibiting with the RIBA. They’re looking forward to catching up with old friends, and making new so do stop by and say hello if you’re at MIPIM this year too.
As a former design tutor at London South Bank University and member of the RIBA Validation Panel, Peggy was invited to attend the RIBA Gold Medal Crit at Portland Place. This event gives the Silver, Bronze and Dissertation-medal winning students honoured by the RIBA the opportunity to present their projects to the Gold-medal winner, representedRead more
From the 15-18th March 2016 LTS Architects will join many of our colleagues and peers at MIPIM, the international property fair in Cannes, France. Greg, Anna, Alex and Victoria will be meeting and engaging with like-minded individuals to uncover new opportunities for collaboration and future work.Read more
The new LTS Architects website is now live. With an exciting new year ahead and a new Director joining Greg, it seems fitting to introduce our new identity. Please follow our Journal and on social media for updates on various project’ developments.
We are delighted to welcome Anna Woodeson as a Practice Director at LTS Architects. Anna brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked for 14 years as an Associate Director at a world-leading architecture practice. Anna will drive our green and sustainable agenda and, alongside Greg, be responsible for our new business and projectRead more
If all rainy day site visits could be so spectacular. Skylights set into the pavement at street level shine down into the basement of our London Bridge development. Daylight illuminated and reflecting in pools of water below the mediaval Spur Yard Inn.
Our proposals for the Science Gallery London and the redevelopment of the Guy’s Campus Students’ Union have been given Planning and Listed Building Consent. This is a truly unique development in a Grade-II* Listed Building which will engage the local community, provide valuable public space and rejuvenate a neglected public realm on a significant site.Read more