Stephen Hodder - Projects
Stephen Hodder and his team at Hodder & Partners are currently involved in many interesting key projects across several sectors. This long established, award winning architect practice have created impressive designs across the educational, residential, commercial, leisure and cultural sectors.
Some of the most notable of the company's recent projects include:
Stratford Student Housing
This project for the University of London involves the construction of student accommodation in the upcoming area of Stratford, Newham, East London, UK. Working in partnership with UPP (University Partnership Programmes), the University of London has arranged a deal worth £105 million for Duncan House, a brand new 33 storey building designed to accommodate more than 500 students in Stratford. Construction on this, the University's first major property acquisition in more than 5 decades, is set to begin in March 2017 and will hopefully be completed by Autumn. This project, the University's first accommodation in the east of the city, is an investment in high quality living spaces to meet prospective students' future demand and is being constructed with the aim of diversifying the University's accommodation offerings.
Most Famous Buildings in London and Their Architects
London is home to some of the world's most famous buildings, old and new. Famous for both ancient structures and brand new, contemporary designs, England's capital city has a wealth of architecture to catch the eye and to dazzle the tourist. Each year, more than 17 million visitors come from all over the globe to see the city's amazing architecture, from the historic buildings of the past like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace to modern constructions with cutting edge designs like The Gherkin and The Shard. London's unique architectural landscape was created by a fascinating mix of talented and creative architects across the ages, and so here we look at some of the most influential architects who have helped to shape the London we know and love today.
The Houses of Parliament – Sir Charles Barry
While the Houses of Parliament have existed since the Medieval Period in one form or another, a fire in 1834 burned down these early buildings. Sir Charles Barry was awarded the opportunity to recreate the Palace of Westminster in the Gothic style and, in conjunction with Augustus Pugin, his partner, he created and designed the building that we can still see standing today. Completed back in 1870, the Houses of Parliament are still in regular use and are a recognisable landmark by the River Thames.
Most Expensive Buildings in the World
Many buildings all over the world have luxurious exteriors and ornamental interiors, ranging from exclusive apartment blocks to five star hotels and sumptuous offices. These innovative and beautiful landmarks have cost billions to design and construct and in this article, we look at some of the world's most expensive buildings and the teams behind them.
One World Trade Center
The Western Hemisphere's tallest skyscrapercraper, the One World Trade Center stands at 104 storeys high in the heart of New York in the US. As the 4th tallest building in the world, this building has a height of 1792 feet and was opened in 2014 after its construction was begun 8 years earlier. Costing $3.80 billion, it was developed by a partnership of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Tishman Construction and its structural engineer was WSP Cantor Seinuk.