Julian Bicknell Associates - Architecture of Fine Quality

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  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow
  • HM  Ambassador's  Residence in Moscow

HM AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE IN MOSCOW

In 1988 the Practice won a limited competition set up by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a new Residence for HM Ambassador in Moscow. The site was next to the US Ambassador's Residence in Spassopeskovskaya Square in the prestigious Arbat area of the city.

The design follows the detailed brief given by the FCO very closely, to provide a complex of accommodation for public receptions, the receiving of distinguished guests and the day-to-day living quarters for the Ambassador and his family, organised around a central hallway. The building is constructed in the Moscow vernacular of painted stucco over a brick structure and echoes the forms and details of the neighbouring buildings in a contemporary style. The interior is spacious and simple with extensive use of British materials - stone and timber - as well as furniture and other artefacts by British designers and craftsmen.

The project was abandoned in 1990. But Julian Bicknell and Associates were subsequently asked to work on the refurbishment of the present Residence on the Sophijskaya Embankment which is to house the Ambassador's official residence and a number of apartments for diplomatic staff.

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Julian Bicknell & Associates is a London based architectural practice of thirty years standing, specialising in quality buildings, interiors and landscapes - mainly in classical or traditional style. The practice has worked for private clients and developers all over the UK and in Japan, Russia, the USA, Morocco, Germany and Kazakhstan. The work includes spacious country houses, luxury homes on the prestige estates at Wentworth and St. Georges Hill, museums, restaurants, theatres, schools, a golf club and modifications to important historic buildings. The design philosophy combines a deep sympathy for traditional design and building methods, with a full understanding of energy strategies and construction management. The practice works closely with other professionals and experienced craftsmen to achieve low-energy buildings of real quality within predetermined budgets.

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