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October 11, 2019

The Halo Group has developed a range of modular structures and a unique steel frame build system which has revolutionised the temporary structure and architectural design & build market. The following blog explores our range of products & services and features video footage from some of our favourite builds. Continue Reading

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October 3, 2019

The Halo Group was commissioned by Hondo, the owners of Brixton Market to undertake an architectural design and build project called Lost In Brixton which is now operated by Incipio Group. This week’s blog takes a look behind the scenes to see how this incredible project came to change the landscape of Brixton Village. PHOTO CREDITS: PASCO PHOTOGRAPHY  Continue Reading

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February 21, 2019

In this week’s blog we feature the work of good friend and long time collaborator with The Halo Group, Tristan Cochrane who recently designed and built an installation for Bombay Sapphire and advertising agency McCann. The project was part of the gin distiller’s festive marketing campaign. This behind the scenes feature explores some of the fascinating materials and processes he uses in his work.

Tristan Said:

“The client had a very specific and thorough visual identification brief which included amongst other things their brand colour schemes, a clean cut style and an attention to using real materials as often as possible.

I made the shelves from real marble. Budget constraints were overcome by glueing 2 marble tiles together and working with that as a material. This was a very, very delicate process as I had to cut, transport and fit the marble in a tight build window.
The edging of the shelves was constructed from solid copper bar (5mmx20mm) and brush polished to a satin finish. As copper oxidises very quickly I had to treat the material prior to use in a cleaning bath and then I sprayed the product with military grade lacquer to finish. The spray is used for stopping shells and firearms from rusting in storage. This delicate process meant that everything needed to be handled with plastic gloves for protective purposes.  The unit was very large, difficult to fit into a basement setting and with only a few mm of clearance in the ceiling there was no margin for error.  Every detail had to be thought through from start to finish about how to approach the installation whilst ensuring the design did not lose the overall impact.
The wood I used was white ash, which is the same as used in baseball bats as it is very stable even over the long and precise distances required for the frame. The shape of the wooden grid structure made the glueing process very challenging and all the jointed sections were angled connections and required special bracing for every joint.  Getting this right was quite a feat for a project of this scale.
The back box feature was sprayed for a perfect finish, and was quite a complicated size and surface to spray. The foliage dressing was made with real and faux botanicals including real juniper, dried lemon and orange, cinnamon and eucalyptus.
McCann and Bombay Sapphire were very happy with the end product and reported that sales were up 230% during the activation.

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February 20, 2019

Architectural Interior Design

Last year saw the ambitious Nightclub Design project from Soho Garden, Dubai go on to win the prestigious Time Out – Music & Nightlife Award for “Best New Nightlife Venue”. The Halo Group was commissioned to design multiple different venues on the Meydan Racecourse site for the client and provided build services to their team to help realise our designs.

TIME OUT SAY:

“Best New Nightlife Venue: Soho Garden
What can we say about Soho Garden? Well, since this new club boldly smashed its way into town, the Dubai nightlife scene has changed. With three clubs in one, effectively, Soho Garden (the complex) hosts the eponymous club, Las Vegas pool party import Drai’s Dubai, and the enormous Soho Beach, with a 7,000-capacity arena for particularly massive gigs… In short, this place is a game-changer.” 

Architectural Interior Design

The project was made possible by using The Halo Group’s modular structure build system which provided the infrastructure for much of the site. The system’s versatility enabled us to create the distinct look and feel featured in each zone to create a complex of unique event spaces.

Architectural Interior Design

When not using our temporary structure system, The Halo Group’s in-house design team helped create a series of striking event spaces to rival any nightclub design in Dubai. As an agency, we specialise in commercial interior design and architectural interior design for a wide range of venue, workspace, bar, restaurant and nightclub design projects. The Soho Garden commission utilised many of our core products and services to create this amazing end result.

Architectural Interior Design

Architectural Interior Design

We were delighted for the owners on hearing of the award in Time Out and we are extremely proud of our input on the project. For more information on the case study, you can read more on our website here and for more information on Soho Garden, you can visit their official website here.

Thank you for reading our blog, we look forward to seeing you again here next time.

The Halo Group

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February 8, 2019

 

 

 

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