Introduce MAKE architects and their projects

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Make is a studio of highly creative and imaginative architects and designers, committed to designing buildings, spaces and places which are as striking and innovative as they are socially, economically and environmentally responsible.
The practice was founded by Ken Shuttleworth in 2004 and has already established itself as one of the UK's foremost architectural firms, with studios based in London, Birmingham and Beijing.

Nevis, Caribbean / 2005
Nevis Resort
In a 600 acre site at Caribbean isle of Nevis, the architects designed to locate two different elements : a spa resort and deluxe private residences. Presented in a crescent shaped lagoon, the hotels are nestled around the coconut and jungles foliage. Every villa is designed to get maximum views, sun and sea breezes.

Sheaf Square

The Digital Campus Phase III in a triangular geometry plan will be an unique addition to the Sheffield city centre. The curveous form is inspired by the weathered rock of the Peak District
The mix use building means to animate the surrounding area and it is elevated on a structural legs. The spaces underneath become a public space and pedestrian zone.

Nottinghamshire, UK / 2007

Sherwood Forest Visitor Complex
The Sherwood Forest Visitor Complex is designed to become a new landmark of Sherwood Forest. The scheme is inspired by tree houses past and present, the structure is composed of dramatic trunks that emerged from a podium structure and it rises 20 meters.
The ground level housed most of the visitor facilities, a staircase lead to spectacular restaurant and platform set.

London, UK / 2005 – 2008
55 Baker Street
Renovation of 1950s office building into a new sensation of urban ground and high effeciency of office spaces. The architect tried to enhance the activity at street level by infills the void between 2 existing blocks while devoting the ground level as retail units, cafes and restaurants.
2009 Winner/British Council for Offices - Refurbished/Recycled Workplace - London and South East Region/55Baker street
2008 Commendation/IStructE Structural Awards – David Alsop Sustainability Award
2008 Certificate of Merit/Structural Steel Design Awards
2008 Winner/Concrete Society Award - Sustainability

All above info and images from MAKE ARCHITECTS