As custodian of millions of precious books and manuscripts, Oxford’s Bodleian library needed a much bigger - and safer - building to house its collection. With the new Weston Library, Ike Ijeh discovers Wilkinson Eyre provided this and much more
Can Stanton Williams work its magic on the most depressing of building typologies, the out-of-town shopping centre? Ike Ijeh is prepared to buy it
Beneath its armour-like steel dome, Bernard Tschumi’s new Swiss concert hall houses a naturally lit and wooden auditorium, as well as a dynamic sequence of interior spaces. Ike Ijeh takes a look
Exposure to natural light can be damaging to the rare and valuable pieces on display at museums. Amanda Birch investigates how three galleries have employed innovative lighting set-ups to keep their displays illuminated, while remaining protected from harmful ultraviolet rays
Sheppard Robson’s Bristol Life Sciences building comprises a sober street facade that apes Georgian townhouse vernacular; and a dramatic, industrial laboratory elevation that ripples like a giant metallic wave. Ike Ijeh reports
Built on the edge of the Périphérique, Jean Nouvel’s concert hall has ambitions of serving as common ground between central Paris and the less affluent suburbs
Flanagan Lawrence has skilfully recaptured the golden age of cinema with the sensitive renovation of the derelict, grade II-listed Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion
Chosen as a ‘blunder’ more times than any other building by BD’s sister title Building, Sea Containers House has undergone an extensive salvage operation by TP Bennett. So, asks Ike Ijeh, how successful is it?
Bringing his futuristic flourishes to suburban Paris, Frank Gehry’s privately funded art gallery shoots for the spectacular. But does it thrive or flounder amid the sedate streets of the French capital? Ike Ijeh reports.
By 2051 it is predicted over two million people in the UK will have dementia and more care homes will need to be built that are adapted to these complex needs. One pioneering care home in Norfolk shows how it can be done, says Ike Ijeh
The completion of Allies & Morrison’s Two Pancras Square office building is a good moment to assess the practice’s Kings Cross Central masterplan, writes Ike Ijeh
RSHP’s Leadenhall Building – or Cheesegrater – which has just completed its shell and core stage, is an exhilarating skyscraper that does more than any other to open itself up to the public. But Ike Ijeh says it’s a shame that it merely adds to the chaos of London’s skyline
Technology used to build the world’s largest McDonald’s is being adapted to build temporary, highly flexible, 100% recyclable housing in Holland. Could the model be brought here to solve the UK’s affordable housing crisis?
Weston Williamson founding partner Chris Williamson on the building that has everything
The founder of Lynch Architects is moved by the visceral drama of this Swedish church
The Dixon Jones co-founder marvels at a building which draws comparisons with the Bauhaus
S333 founder praises the clarity and logic of Schiphol Airport’s transparent design
Keith Williams explains how Mies’ German Pavilion for the Barcelona Exhibition of 1929 still has the power to enthral
Councillors fell for promises that the brief was never going to deliver, says Alex Grant
Architects and planners have to take the blame, writes Ike Ijeh
Sheppard Robson’s Woolwich Central is voted the overwhelming winner, writes Thomas Lane
Six projects make the shortlist for architecture’s most dubious accolade
Multiple nominations for shopping centre that replaces brutalist car park