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Wednesday28 January 2015

LVMH Foundation

LVMH Foundation for Creation by Frank Gehry

24 October 2014

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.

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Lydia Eva

Lydia Eva Court by Barron and Smith Architects

14 October 2014

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

Kings Cross Central

King's Cross Central and Two Pancras Square by Allies & Morrison

30 September 2014

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

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RSHP's Leadenhall Building

The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

11 September 2014

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

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Broadwater Farm Inclusive Campus

Broadwater Farm Inclusive Campus by Gollifer Langston Architects

8 September 2014

The procurement method was instrumental in the success of a highly bespoke project combining two schools on one inner-city site

Copper Lane

1-6 Copper Lane by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

14 August 2014 | Updated: 14 August 2014

Cohousing is a concept proving popular in North America and parts of mainland Europe but, despite being a potentially viable answer to the housing shortage, it is yet to catch on in the UK. Ike Ijeh visits the first cohousing build in London to see if it’s an idea worth sharing

Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre

28 July 2014

Haworth Tompkins has subtly remodelled Chichester Festival Theatre, a 1960s classic that has regained its original vision while also achieving modern performance and efficiency standards

View from the north

Caught between two stools

14 July 2014

Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners doesn’t quite get the British Museum right, says Ike Ijeh

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City Making

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

City Making: Doha

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

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

Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

Dominic Papa's Inspiration: Schiphol Airport

20 January 2015

S333 founder praises the clarity and logic of Schiphol Airport’s transparent design

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Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe

Keith Williams' Inspiration: The Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe

15 December 2014

Keith Williams explains how Mies’ German Pavilion for the Barcelona Exhibition of 1929 still has the power to enthral

E1027

John Tuomey's inspiration: E1027

10 November 2014

As BD reprises its celebrated Inspirations series, in which architects reflect on the buildings that have influenced their work, the O’Donnell & Tuomey co-founder recalls E1027, the house in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, by Eileen Gray which was completed between 1926-29

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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

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Carbuncle Cup

Woolwich1

Just how did Woolwich Central get planning? (by the man who gave it)

4 September 2014

Councillors fell for promises that the brief was never going to deliver, says Alex Grant

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Woolwich2

It's time architects admitted their role in Carbuncles

4 September 2014

Architects and planners have to take the blame, writes Ike Ijeh

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