While many brutalist schools are being knocked down, one in south London is making a virtue of its architectural heritage and being converted into housing. Photographs by Edmund Sumner
Elliott School was one of LCC’s finest post-war comprehensives, but had its fair share of problems. When an ambitious redevelopment was announced, former pupils led a mutiny to save the buildings they loved. Five years later Chloe McCulloch returns to assess the results
The architect has skilfully integrated Anglia Ruskin University’s new nursing and music therapy campus into a close-knit network of Cambridge terraces, writes Ike Ijeh
Greece’s most significant cultural project in more than a decade - housing the National Opera House and National Library - is impressive in scale. But do all the elements live up to its immense ambition?
After 15 years the Serpentine has added four summer houses to its series of single pavilions. Is it enough to revive an ageing format? Ike Ijeh is in no doubt
OMA’s first UK residential project has been designed with Allies & Morrison and is arranged around Holland Park’s former Commonwealth Institute, soon to be the new home of the Design Museum. It interacts smoothly with the local context, but does it play things too safe? Ike Ijeh reports
Herzog and de Meuron’s much-delayed extension of the Tate Modern saw the architect handed the rare opportunity of returning to a project having worked on the original
This aerial footpath snakes its way through the forest at Westonbirt Arboretum in the Cotswolds using form, structure and materials to lift visitors to a heightened communion with nature. Ike Ijeh takes a walk on the wild side
Cottrell and Vermeulen’s third school for the London Borough of Southwark proves that intelligent design can be achieved via government school building programmes, and without reverting to cookie-cutter tropes. Ike Ijeh reports
The smoothly undulating surface of Zaha Hadid’s stingray-like Aquatics Centre belies its structural complexity. But does the last Olympic Venue to arrive at the party live up to its promise? BD’s then architecture critic Oliver Wainwright went along to have a look.
In 2006, Zaha Hadid’s first UK building opened. It was a Maggie’s cancer care centre in the grounds of a Kirkcaldy hospital and BD’s then architecture critic Ellis Woodman found that it took excellent advantage of a quirky site to create architecture of a very high order. This is what he wrote
Formerly a boat-building shed in Portsmouth’s naval dockyards, Boathouse 4 has been transformed by Walters & Cohen into a teaching workshop that doubles up as a live exhibition
The aggressive swagger of Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy reflects the hard-edged dynamism found within the school itself
BD’s long-running Architects’ Inspirations series is one of the magazine’s best-loved features. Now the twentieth-century buildings have been brought together for the first time in a new book. Paul McGrath takes a look.
Alastair Hall recalls how Colin St John’s extension to the University of Cambridge’s architecture department felt more connected to history than the original building
Hugh Broughton knows the Spanish capital’s buildings intimately but the one that really stood out was Rafael Moneo’s magnificent art gallery
The founder of Make on a building with more lessons for him than any from the 20th century
Joe Morris and Mary Duggan, founding partners of Duggan Morris, on a cemetery like no other
Yet another high-rise luxury London residential tall building opts for dubious cladding and incoherent form
Big and brash, this building dominates the public space at the heart of London’s Broadgate development
This week’s nomination provides an unsettling pair of blasts from the past
This luxury residential tower may be on the thin side, but its poor design and inappropriate location wreaks urban damage that extends far and wide
The new extension to this church looks like a set of site huts