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Monday26 September 2016

Baylis old school

Baylis Old School, Lambeth by Conran & Partners

11 August 2016

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

Hawkins Brown - conversion of Elliott School into Ark Putney Academy

Ark Putney Academy, London, by Hawkins Brown

8 August 2016

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 Phase 2 building is clad in copper panels, which project outwards like a ship’s prow

Young Street Campus, Cambridge by Richard Murphy Architects

29 July 2016

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

Renzo Piano's New Cultural Center in Athens

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens, by Renzo Piano

29 June 2016

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?

Serpentine Pavilion 2016

The verdict: Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion - and four summer houses

7 June 2016

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

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Holland Green, London, by OMA + Allies & Morrison

3 June 2016

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

Tate Modern extension, London, by Herzog and de Meuron

Tate Modern extension, London, by Herzog & de Meuron

23 May 2016

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

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At 284m the Westonbirt Treetop Walkway is the longest in the UK

Treetop walkway, Westonbirt, by Glenn Howells Architects

4 May 2016

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

Lyndhurst School, London, by Cottrell and Vermeulen

Lyndhurst School, London, by Cottrell and Vermeulen

29 April 2016

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 roof meets the plinth structure behind the diving platforms.

London 2012 Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

5 April 2016

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.

Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy

Maggie's Centre, Kirkcaldy by Zaha Hadid

4 April 2016

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

Boathouse

Boathouse 4, Portsmouth, by Walters & Cohen

1 April 2016

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

A 100m race track cuts across the plan linking the two site entrances.

Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton, by Zaha Hadid Architects

1 April 2016

The aggressive swagger of Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy reflects the hard-edged dynamism found within the school itself

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50 Architects 50 Buildings

Book review and competition: 50 Architects 50 Buildings - The buildings that inspire architects

23 June 2016

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.

Scroope Terrace extension

Alastair Hall's inspiration: Scroope Terrace extension, Department of Architecture, Cambridge

31 March 2016

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

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, by Rafael Moneo

Hugh Broughton's inspiration: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

21 September 2015

Hugh Broughton knows the Spanish capital’s buildings intimately but the one that really stood out was Rafael Moneo’s magnificent art gallery

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Salisbury Cathedral

Ken Shuttleworth's inspiration: Salisbury Cathedral

24 July 2015

The founder of Make on a building with more lessons for him than any from the 20th century

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Igualada Cemetery

Duggan Morris' inspiration: Igualada Cemetery

20 May 2015

Joe Morris and Mary Duggan, founding partners of Duggan Morris, on a cemetery like no other

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Carbuncle Cup

Lincoln Plaza, London

Carbuncle Cup 2016 winner: Video tour Video

8 September 2016

A walk around Lincoln Plaza in London’s Docklands

Carbuncle Cup 2016

Why Lincoln Plaza won the Carbuncle Cup

7 September 2016

Lincoln Plaza has won the 2016 Carbuncle Cup and is yet another shameful indictment of bad planning as well as bad architecture

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Carbuncle Cup

Carbuncle Cup 2016 shortlist unveiled

31 August 2016

The six-strong shortlist was selected from 10 projects nominated by readers and represents some of Britain’s worst buildings.

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L2

Carbuncle Cup: Lincoln Plaza, London by BUJ Architects Subscription Required

24 August 2016

Yet another high-rise luxury London residential tall building opts for dubious cladding and incoherent form

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Carbuncle Cup 2016

Carbuncle Cup: 5 Broadgate by Make Architects Subscription Required

17 August 2016

Big and brash, this building dominates the public space at the heart of London’s Broadgate development

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