15 Clerkenwell Close / GROUPWORK + Amin Taha Architects
— archdaily

Using quarry found finishes, part carved and abandoned stone columns, revealed cloisters and mosaic floors 15 Clerkenwell Close at first alludes to a local archaeology, but also raises questions on our architectural heritage and its responsibility within a broader culture.

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In Step with the Times
— FT innovative stone

Medieval-style hand chiselling meets modern engineering in a British company’s works of masonry

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A Stairway that is perfectly heavenly
— RIBAJ

This stair is as remarkable as it looks. It is a 320°, self supporting staircase made in solid limestone.

 

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The Stone Age Future
— The Journal of the Build Environment

Medieval-style hand chiselling meets modern engineering in a British company’s works of masonry

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Creative, Collaborative,
Craftsmanship
— Design Et Al

The stair, a free-standing curve of 270 created by hand in the purest French Limestone, is a masterpiece of design and engineering.

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Rock of Ages
— Architecture today

The building Taha has realised with his practice, Groupwork, doesn’t kowtow but converses as an equal with its historic surroundings and tells its modern story contextually and lucidly.

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Post and lintel stone construction
— The Architect's Journal

The philosophy behind these designs is to use a material as both the skin and the bone of a structure, creating something both rational and elegant.

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See The Engineering Behind This Floating, Award-Winning Stone Helical Stair
— archdaily

Helical staircases are often designed to be show-stoppers, focal points of architectural spaces that are intended to impress. But even compared to its eye-catching peers, this staircase developed by Webb Yates Engineers and The Stonemasonry Company is unusually audacious

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Stairwell in natural stone with a 320° twist
— stone-ideas

The Stonemasonry Company, based in Great Britain, deploys taught steel ropes for the construction of its spiral stairwell

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15 Clerkenwell Close: poetry set in stone
— The Observer, Architecture

Award-winning architect Amin Taha has provoked the wrath of council planners with his glorious, rough-hewn flats in London’s Clerkenwell. Do they face the wrecking ball?

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A Song in stone