Archinect - News 2016-08-28T15:03:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149957127/designers-of-the-london-eye-create-new-landmark-for-brighton Designers of the London Eye create new landmark for Brighton Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-11T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:37:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4u/4u4wtb0vekv65oin.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marks Barfield Architects have, quite literally, reinvented the wheel and have created the i360, a vertical cable car with a sculpted viewing pod, perching lightly upon Brighton&rsquo;s seafront... It takes the form of a slender mast that will be 568ft high (when the spire is added), which supports a sculpted, doughnut-shaped pod, with glass windows and a reflective mirrored underside. The pod takes up to 200 people at a time skyward over a flight time of 20 (daytime) or 30 minutes (evening).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Due to open this summer, the British Airways i360 is a new futuristic landmark for Brighton&rsquo;s seafront designed by architects <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/firms/cover/1923/marks-barfield-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Marks and Julia Barfield</a>. It is hoped that the BA i360 will herald a new touristic golden age for Brighton, replicating the success of the London eye on&nbsp;Brighton&rsquo;s seafront. The i360 will be possibly be advertised on British Airways flights to the UK, in an international revival of Brighton's ambitions. Inclusive of the immediate community, there will be <a href="http://britishairwaysi360.com/about-us/our-story-4/community-engagement/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">half price tickets</a> for Brighton residents and free entry for state school children in Brighton and Hove once in their school career. There is also to be a restaurant at the base of the tower, and the restoration of a pair of original building on the West Pier.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ai/aiocqstci79oroi3.jpg"></p><p><em>The BA i360 June 2016 - Image courtesy of British Airways i360/Kevin Meredith</em></p><p>In juxtaposition to the i360 tower, the Grade I listed West Pier is situated adjacent. The condemned structure is a skeleton from the golden age of domestic holidaying. Th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94441681/london-crystal-palace-shortlist-boasts-six-of-the-uk-s-top-architects London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:12:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqlu3r1ppxw60i4w.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:</p><ul><li>David Chipperfield Architects</li><li>Grimshaw</li><li>Haworth Tompkins Architects</li><li>Marks Barfield Architects</li><li>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</li><li>Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor</li></ul>