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take a tour of redbox headquarters

take a tour of redbox headquarters

Take a tour of our headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne. The short film includes some images of the building in operation in 1920 as a Telegraph Office and its condition in 1997 when acquired by redbox. The building which is now our Headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne was purpose built as a Post Office in 1876. It is remarkable that the majority of the building with its two superimposed giant orders – Roman Doric for the porch, and Corinthian above – remains largely unaltered from ...

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iconic?

iconic?

Andrew Clark, of Red Box Design Group discusses one of the quandaries facing architects in urban design. Clients often ask for an iconic piece of design when what they really mean is a building that really stands out from the crowd. To achieve truly iconic status, the building has to achieve a significance in terms of design that goes beyond its main purpose as a piece of architecture (an icon = a representation that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it). M...

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design centre for the north progress

design centre for the north progress

The Design Centre for the North construction is moving apace as the distinctive external skin begins to take shape. The building will play a key role not only in the continuing development of the Baltic Business Quarter masterplan but also in it’s role as a centre for hi-tech design companies. Centre for the North construction is moving apace as the distinctive external skin begins to take shape. The building will play a key role not only in the continuing development of the Bal...

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good design will always be good design

good design will always be good design

This daily used mantra instils a belief which is applied to all projects with an almost missionary zeal. As a practice we fervently try to avoid fashion and fad in designs and instead strive to achieve that emotional and visceral quality which distinguishes architecture from building. Projects should excite and excite for many years, not simply because of some passing interest at a single moment in time. It could be argued that no piece of design exemplifies that belief more than the E...

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