Monthly Archives: August 2016

XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

31st August 2016

Side Extension and Loft Conversion in Merton

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XTid Associates was appointed to perform architectural services for a side extension and a loft conversion to a semi-detached house located in Mitcham, Merton Borough.

Planning Permission was granted for the existing garage demolition, formation of the side extension and the loft conversion.

XTid designed an specification enclosing the garage and the side extension to form an open plan kitchen dining. A porch and a bigger WC completes the ground floor remodelling.

Tip of the project: The kitchen hood raises from the worktop.
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The loft conversion involves an extra bedroom with an en-suite shower room. A big area for storage under eaves was not only reserve for the family belongings but for the equipment of solar panel system.

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 Bathroom                            Toilet                                   En-Suite Bedroom

Location: Merton, London
Client: Private
Actuation Gross Area: 73m2
Budget:
Scope of Works: Concept Design| Planning | Technical Design|Structural Report

XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

30th August 2016

Smart Skylight

XTId Associates has completed a loft conversion in Wandsworth with astonishing motorised skylights, which can be operated individually or at the same time depending on the requirements of the end user.

Architect: XTid Associates.
Location:
Wandsworth, London.
Client: Private.
Gross Area:
Budget: -

XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

19th August 2016

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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

5th August 2016

Serpentine Pavilion will be Live until October 2016

This year the Serpentine Pavilion has been designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). It is an unzipped wall, which transforms itself from a straight line into a 3Dimensional space. Inside there is a café for people to enjoy the pavilion during day-time. It is remarkable how a simple object as a prism could be the base of this tridimensional structure. All prisms have been assembled like a Meccano Construction, creating some sort of drama within the space, which transparent and opaque at the same time, modular and sculptural, free-form and rigorous.

There are 4 more Summer Houses which have been placed in the surroundings. One of the most interesting is the one designed by Asif Kahn. This Summer house takes a circular form whose circumference has been unpeeled to connect us and Queen Caroline´s Temple to a picturesque moment left hidden by William Kent almost 300 years ago. Where the structure meets the gravel, it gently blends the vertical into horizontal and appear as if the summer house might have grown out of the ground.

These temporary constructions inspire us a futurist change in architecture, which is closer every day and we can see it reflected in new constructions with innovative materials.

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By Asaf Kahn

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By Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

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To visit Serpentine Pavilion Web Page, please Click here.

XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

3rd August 2016

NEWS LETTER AUGUST 2016
BOLETÍN AGOSTO 2016

Spanish School Vicente Canada Blanch Assembly Hall Refurbishment

XTid Associates in collaboration with Practical AV has completed design and installation of a smart screen projector, audio system and lighting design in Canada Blanch School in Portobello.

The school brief was to make the most of the chapel to transform it into a multipurpose room. The room can accommodate 4 different scenarios depending on the requirements of the performance which is going to take place.

  • Cinema: A projector has been installed with a smart screen system which drops down. When it is not in use the screen is stored as high as possible with a white cover melting with the ceiling.
  • Theatre: 8 strong lights have been installed which can give the end user the opportunity to play different scenarios during a performance.
  • Meeting Room: The room has been provided with 6 different types of microphones, which allow flexibility for meetings or conferences to be held for the students.
  • Concerts: The sound system mixed with the lighting system gives a perfect scenario for concerts and the school choir to give performances whenever is required.

This is an example of how a room can accommodate different scenarios keeping the same shell and gives a preamble of the future dynamic architecture.

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Architect/Arquitecto:          Built/Construido en:
XTid Associates                      July 2016/Julio 2016
Client/Cliente:                      Location/Ubicación:
Private/Privado                      Portobello Road, London/Londres

This is a video Sample/ Aquí tiene un video de ejemplo:

 Reforma del Salón de Actos del Instituto Cañada Blanch, Londres

XTid Associates en colaboración con Practical AV ha terminado el diseño e instalación de un proyector con pantalla motorizada, sistema de sonido e iluminación en el colegio Cañada Blanch en Portobello. 

El cliente quería tener la posibilidad de transformar la actual capilla en un sala multiusos. El espacio puede alojar 4 escenarios diferentes, dependiendo de los requisitos de la actuación que vaya a tener lugar en cada momento. 

  • Cine: El proyector cuenta con una pantalla motorizada que baja en el momento en que se va a utilizar. La pantalla queda recogida en la parte superior fundiéndose con el techo de la capilla.
  • Teatro: El escenario tiene instaladas 8 potentes luces, que proporcionan la versatilidad de tener diferentes escenas durante la actuación. 
  • Conferencias: Se han incorporado a la sala 6 tipos diferentes de micrófonos, que permiten tener la flexibilidad suficiente tanto para conferencias como para los diferentes usos con los que cuenta la estancia. 
  • Conciertos: El sistema de sonido unido a la iluminación proporciona el escenario ideal bien para conciertos, bien para el coro del colegio, bien para otras actuaciones de características similares. 

Arriba tienen un ejemplo de como un espacio puede transformarse en diferentes escenarios manteniendo la misma envolvente y sienta las bases del futuro de la arquitectura dinámica. 

‘’The task of the architect is to give life a more sensitive structure.’’
‘’La tarea del arquitecto consiste en proporcionar a la vida una estructura más sensible.’’

SERPENTINE PAVILION WILL BE LIVE UNTIL OCTOBER 2016

This year the Serpentine Pavilion has been designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). It is an unzipped wall, which transforms itself from a straight line into a 3Dimensional space. Inside there is a café for people to enjoy the pavilion during day-time. It is remarkable how a simple object as a prism could be the base of this tridimensional structure. All prisms have been assembled like a Meccano Construction, creating some sort of drama within the space, which transparent and opaque at the same time, modular and sculptural, free-form and rigorous.

There are 4 more Summer Houses which have been placed in the surroundings. One of the most interesting is the one designed by Asif Kahn. This Summer house takes a circular form whose circumference has been unpeeled to connect us and Queen Caroline´s Temple to a picturesque moment left hidden by William Kent almost 300 years ago. Where the structure meets the gravel, it gently blends the vertical into horizontal and appear as if the summer house might have grown out of the ground.

These temporary constructions inspire us a futurist change in architecture, which is closer every day and we can see it reflected in new constructions with innovative materials.

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Group (BIG),                           10 June 2016/10 Junio 2016
Bjarke Ingels                          Location/Ubicación: Kensington Gadens, London/Londres

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Group (BIG),                           10 June 2016/10 Junio 2016
Asaf Kahn                               Location/Ubicación: Kensington Gadens, London/Londres

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PABELLÓN SERPENTINE HASTA OCTUBRE 2016

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) ha diseñado el Pabellón Serpentine de este año. La piel del pabellón se desdobla para crear una estructura tridimensional a partir de una línea. Dentro del espacio creado se ubica una cafetería para el disfrute de los usuarios. Es destacable como un objeto tan siempre como un prisma es la base de la estructura. Todos los prismas encajan como un Meccano, creando un ambiente dramático que es transparente y opaco a la vez, modular y escultural, libre y riguroso en su forma.

En los alrededores existen 4 Pabellones de Verano, que se han ubicado como construcciones adyacentes a esta principal. unos de los más interesantes es el diseñado por Asif Khan. Este Pabellón parte del principio de un círculo que se abre como una piel y une Templo de la Reina Carolina con una pintoresca estampa creada por William Kent hace 300 años. Cuando la estructura se una al suelo, lo hace suavemente posándose sobre una cama de gravilla blanca, girando las piezas verticales en horizontales, como si la estructura hubiera brotado del suelo como un ser vivo erigiéndose hacia el cielo.

Este tipo de construcciones temporales inspiran la arquitectura futurista que se acerca cada día más a nuestras vidas y la podemos ver reflejada en las nuevas construcciones y los nuevos materiales que salen cada día al mercado.

To visit Serpentine Pavilion Web Page, please Click here.
Para visitar la Página web de Pabellón Serpentine, por favor Click aquí.