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Sunday28 August 2016

Cultural

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

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

Frampton Park Baptist Church

Frampton Park Baptist Church, Hackney, by Matthew Lloyd Architects

13 January 2016

A Baptist church in Hackney, east London, has broken with the archetypes of church design to place community facilities, a cafe, creche and offices at the congregational heart of the building – prayers go on up on the third floor

The 350-seat auditorium is now capable of multiple stage configurations

University of Sussex arts centre by RH Partnership

18 November 2015

The renovation of the University of Sussex’s arts centre transforms the space beyond an education facility to a fully fledged performance venue

Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St John

Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall, Caruso St John

9 October 2015

Caruso St John’s new gallery for Damien Hirst in the industrial back streets just south of the Thames is one of the practice’s best projects yet, says Ike Ijeh

York Art Gallery: The original building features a grand Victorian facade

York Art Gallery by Ushida Findlay and Simpson & Brown

28 July 2015

Architects working on the £8m refurbishment of York Art Gallery have peeled away decades of callously inappropriate interventions to unlock a wonderland of architectural secrets

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

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

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

Broad

Broad Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

24 September 2015

Sitting opposite the brash Walt Disney Concert Hall, Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s £90m museum of contemporary art brings a more understated form to LA’s streets with its perforated shell. A marked contrast to its playful interiors, says Ike Ijeh

The National Theatre’s entrance has been recongfigued with additional glazing and stronger reference to Lasdun’s original design.

National Theatre redevelopment by Haworth Tompkins

28 April 2015

Haworth Tompkins’ £80m redevelopment of the National Theatre - a traditionally uncompromising building - is its biggest reworking since Denys Lasdun’s original design

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.

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

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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