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Kew Gardens Temperate House renovation opens
Kew Gardens Temperate House renovation opens on Saturday the 5th May to the public. The largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, this beautiful restoration of the original built between 1859 and 1899 has taken 4 years and cost a staggering £41 million to completion partly funded by the National Lottery but also by private and commercial donations. Everything has been reconditioned or replaced with exacting standards, the pavilion had ...
Incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance
The incredible Exhibition Road Quarter new V&A Museum entrance was previewed yesterday and opens tomorrow evening with a flourish and a week of special activities labelled the ‘Reveal’ Festival. This beautiful¬†new entrance includes a huge underground excavation which becomes the new Sainsbury Wing and was designed by Amanda Levete Associates with engineering undertaken by Arup Associates. The entrance opens onto ...
The beautiful new Design Museum Kensington
The beautiful new Design Museum opens on November 24th on the site of the old Commonwealth Institute just off Kensington High St. I was lucky enough to be invited to the press preview for this sure to be iconic building, a renovation of the older iconic and listed building whose outer shell and parabolic roof it retains. I visited the original quite a few times in my younger days and ...
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