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London, UK The studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet. The aim was to make the movement the extraordinary aspect of the bridge. A common approach to designing opening bridges is to have a single rigid element that fractures and lifts out of the way. Rolling Bridge opens by slowly and smoothly curling until it transforms from a conventional, straight bridge, into a circular sculpture which sits on the bank of the canal.
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Architecture & Design Culture Our design culture and traditions follow the Courtyard House which we built almost four decades ago in Poole, Dorset, England, now a Grade 2 listed building. This is essentially a 'Classic Contemporary Architecture' using Golden Section proportions and classic three / five composition.