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Saturday18 April 2015

The ‘floating’ bookstack structure is suspended over the new entrance hall

Bodleian library: The new edition

7 April 2015

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

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Next, Southampton by Stanton Williams

Next, Southampton by Stanton Williams

26 March 2015

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

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Carnal hall

Carnal Hall

27 February 2015

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

Harvard gallery

Light at the museum

20 February 2015

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

Bristol Life Sceinces

Bristol Life Sciences: Split personality

2 February 2015

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

Philharmonie de Paris: West elevation

Philharmonie de Paris, by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

27 January 2015

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

Dorsett Hotel

Dorsett Hotel, west London by Flanagan Lawrence

10 December 2014

Flanagan Lawrence has skilfully recaptured the golden age of cinema with the sensitive renovation of the derelict, grade II-listed Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion

Sea Containers House

Sea Containers House by TP Bennett

12 November 2014

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?

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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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Neptunus apartment block

Recyclable housing

8 September 2014

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?

Eames House

Chris Williamson's Inspiration: Eames House, Los Angeles, California

15 April 2015

Weston Williamson founding partner Chris Williamson on the building that has everything

Mass at St Peter’s Church, Klippan, Sweden, by Sigurd Lewerentz

Patrick Lynch's Inspiration: St Peter’s Church, Klippan

17 March 2015

The founder of Lynch Architects is moved by the visceral drama of this Swedish church

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Edward Jones' Inspiration: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan

17 February 2015

The Dixon Jones co-founder marvels at a building which draws comparisons with the Bauhaus

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

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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The Carbuncle cup

Carbuncle Cup 2014 winner announced

3 September 2014

Sheppard Robson’s Woolwich Central is voted the overwhelming winner, writes Thomas Lane

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The Carbuncle cup

Carbuncle Cup 2014 shortlist announced

28 August 2014

Six projects make the shortlist for architecture’s most dubious accolade

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Gateshead's Trinity Square shopping centre and student accommodation development

Carbuncle Cup: Trinity Square, Gateshead

13 August 2014

Multiple nominations for shopping centre that replaces brutalist car park

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