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Thursday24 April 2014

Headquarters for Dutch fashion brand G-Star, Amsterdam

OMA’s HQ for G-Star Raw fashion brand in Amsterdam

14 April 2014

Rem Koolhaas’ open-plan building is the perfect fit for the Dutch denim clothes manufacturer

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Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins Architects

28 March 2014

Haworth Tompkins’ new venue retains the essence of the much-loved Liverpool landmark

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Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre by Reiach & Hall Architects

Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre by Reiach & Hall Architects

12 March 2014

Opening in the run-up to the 700th anniversary of the battle, Reiach & Hall’s Bannockburn visitor centre finds itself at the heart of a new era of conflict

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Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art by Stephen Holl Architects

Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art by Steven Holl Architects

5 March 2014

Veiled in translucent glass, Steven Holl’s new building for the Glasgow School of Art stands in sharp contrast with its eminent neighbour over the road

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Archive at Shatwell Farm

Archive at Shatwell Farm by Hugh Strange Architects

26 February 2014

Housing an architectural archive on a working farm requires a sensibility both rural and urban

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London's concrete quarter

London's concrete quarter

21 Feb 2014

The transformation of King’s Cross includes some of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings - and concrete is key to all of them

Newnham Court student housing by Cottrell + Vermeulen Architecture

Clare College, Cambridge, student housing by Cottrell & Vermeulen

20 February 2014

Newnham Court’s postgraduate homes continue Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture’s successful relationship with the University of Cambridge

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PSNI Memorial Garden, Belfast, by Hall McKnight Architects

PSNI Memorial Garden, Belfast, by Hall McKnight Architects

19 February 2014

A memorial garden in Belfast pays a finely judged tribute to the sacrifices of the Police Service of Northern Ireland

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Westlegate Tower, Norwich by 5th Studio

Westlegate Tower, Norwich by 5th Studio

14 February 2013

5th Studio’s transformation of a city centre eyesore will also regenerate the surrounding urban realm

40 Chancery Lane by Bennetts Associates

40 Chancery Lane by Bennetts Associates

13 December 2012

Some 14 years after the initial feasibility study, Derwent London is going ahead with a £30 million office and retail development on 40 Chancery Lane, designed by Bennetts Associates.

Salters’ Hall, Fore Street, London

Salters’ Hall, Fore Street, London by de Metz Forbes Knight

19 November 2012

Basil Spence’s livery building is being sensitively remodelled by de Metz Forbes Knight

Sans Souci hotel in Vienna by David Archer Architects

Sans Souci boutique hotel by David Archer Architects

18 October 2012

London-based David Archer Architects and Yoo Ltd are designing an opulent interior for the Sans Souci hotel in Vienna

City Making

Looking across the man-made corniche to West Bay in the distance.

City Making: Doha

11 April 2012

The discovery of oil propelled Qatar’s capital from pearl-fishing village to world city. Now architects have created a new scheme that attempts to reconnect Doha with its past

The redevelopment of  Het Eilandje emerging around the recently completed Museum aan de Stroom.

City Making: Antwerp

8 February 2012

In the first of a new series looking at exemplary city planning projects, Ellis Woodman investigates the ‘slow urbanism’ being engineered at Antwerp’s former docks

University of Birmingham sports centre

University of Birmingham sports centre by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

17 March 2014

Building designed as a gateway to the campus

Steinhof church, Vienna, by Otto Wagner

David Archer's inspiration: Steinhof church, Vienna

7 March 2014

David Archer finds modernity and tradition meet in Otto Wagner’s creation of a complete artistic environment for the Steinhof church in Vienna

Russell Curtis (left), Dieter Kleiner and Tim Riley of RCKa at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

RCKa’s inspiration: the Palais de Tokyo by Lacaton & Vassal

5 February 2014

RCKa’s Russell Curtis, Dieter Kleiner and Tim Riley celebrate the freedom and generosity of Lacaton & Vassal’s reworking of the Palais de Tokyo

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Britz Metropolitan Settlement in Berlin by Bruno Taut

Alex Ely’s inspiration: the Britz Metropolitan Settlement by Bruno Taut with Martin Wagner

23 January 2014

Mae Architects’ Alex Ely admires Taut’s Berlin housing project for its ideas of democratic placemaking

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American Bar in Vienna by Adolf Loos

Sean Griffiths' inspiration: the American Bar in Vienna by Adolf Loos

12 December 2013

Sean Griffiths admires the way in which Adolf Loos’s American Bar in Vienna reflects the cultural collisions of a Europe on the brink of modernism

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Carbuncle Cup

UCL’s student block, 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners

It's a depressing outlook for UCL

20 September 2013

In view of the fact that some of UCL’s student flats are windowless and some look out on a wall just one metre away (Carbuncle Cup August 30) …

UCL’s student block, 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners

Carbuncle Cup winner 2013: A triumph for the dark side

29 August 2013

This year’s worst new building, 465 Caledonian Road by Stephen George & Partners, offers a prison-like experience for student residents

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The building fills its irregular T-shaped site, rising behind the spire of Wren’s St Stephen Walbrook church.

Rothschild Bank headquarters, London, by OMA

7 December 2011

This light, agile new building for the Rothschild banking dynasty is a model of discretion when contrasted with its attention-seeking City neighbours

The blocks are in an interlocking circle around a planted courtyard

Maggie’s Centre Gartnavel by OMA Video

5 October 2011

OMA wilfully subverts expectations at its Glasgow Maggie’s Centre, which melts unassumingly into the background.

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The café looks out on to the newly landscaped lawn of Baillie Scott’s Cory Lodge.

Sainsbury Laboratory at Cambridge University, by Stanton Williams

29 June 2011

This laboratory in the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Gardens is the ideal habitat for botanists

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There is something elemental about these fixed masses anchored on the sloping site with their carved, faceted forms

Lyric Theatre in Belfast by O’Donnell & Tuomey

15 June 2011

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s joyful new building is the stuff of theatrical legends,

The gallery’s cluster of concrete containers are huddled at the end of a new footbridge to the town centre.

Hepworth Wakefield, by David Chipperfield Architects

18 May 2011

Chipperfield’s gallery, which opens this week, draws on the power and heritage of its mill-town setting

The stadium sits on its own island at the southern end of the Olympic Park. The Aquatics Centre and Orbit sculpture are to its right.

London 2012 Olympic stadium by Populous

6 April 2011

Despite a spiralling budget and uncertainty over its legacy, Populous’s Olympic stadium emerges as a lithe all-rounder.

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