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Fast Company: This bor­ing power plant in North London is now a glo­ri­ous work of art

"Proof that city infrastructure can serve more than one purpose"

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Brent Cross Town: The Power of Public Art

"Public art has the power to inspire anyone, at any time. With a rich history of producing groundbreaking creatives, the UK, and London in particular, is recognised as a global art destination."

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Architects’ Journal: IF_DO and Lakwena un­wrap Brent Cross sub­sta­tion art­work

"Architect IF_DO, working with London-based artist Lakwena, has created a multicoloured, permanent public artwork wrapped around a new electrical substation next to London’s A406 North Circular Road"

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Evening Standard: Giant new pub­lic art­work opens in Brent Cross Town

"The piece is set to become an iconic part of Brent Cross Town’s landscape: not only is it 21-metre-high and 52-metre-long, making it taller than the Angel of the North, but it is estimated that as many as six million people will see the work every year as they pass it by rail and by road."

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Architecture Today: That’s a wrap

"Picture this: a substation, in Brent Cross, on the side of the A406 North Circular by a junction to the M1 motorway. Whatever you had in your mind, this is not it."

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Dezeen: Kaleidoscopic sub­sta­tion in London cel­e­brates the spirit of the lo­cal com­mu­nity

"It's a celebration," IF_DO co-founder Sarah Castle told Dezeen. "It transforms utilitarian infrastructure into a major new landmark that celebrates the spirit of the local community.""

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The Hithe: Creating thriv­ing high streets for all

Property X-Change, a new platform led by the Mayor of London to discuss the future of London’s high streets, has hosted a conversation about The Hithe: what did it take to deliver it, and what impact will it have?

The conversation features IF_DO director Sarah Castle; Emily Berwyn from Meanwhile Space; Rumi Bose from Southwark Council; and Mark Darnell, a current tenant in one of The Hithe’s micro units.

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Dwell: On the Suffolk Coast, a Family Builds a Seaside Home for the Ages

"Hardy materials and beach-ready interiors make the residence a retreat worth holding on to for generations to come."

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Dezeen: Thorpeness Beach House by IF_DO is a multi-gen­er­a­tional hol­i­day home

"The expansive terrace spilling out east and westwards is an amazing place to be; when fully opened up, the living room effectively blends into the surrounding landscape"

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The Sunday Times: Thorpeness Beach House

Our clients for the Thorpeness Beach House, Ben and Louisa Brown, were featured in the Sunday Times, talking about lazy summer days on the Suffolk coast and working with IF_DO on the design of their multigenerational home

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