Monday24 July 2017


Lock Keepers

Lock Keepers, London by Allies and Morrison

3 November 2016

Allies and Morrison has updated the Victorian warehouse typology with an ingenious apartment block on an awkward canalside site in east London, writes Ike Ijeh

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


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

Shakespeare house

Shakespeare House, Hackney, east London by BPTW

4 July 2014

Through its transformation of a 1930s block of council flats in Hackney, east London, BPTW has proved that refurbishment need not be a second-class citizen

Kitto Road sustainable houses, Brockley by 31/44 architects

Kitto Road sustainable houses, Brockley by 31/44 architects

13 December 2013

31/44 Architects — a young practice based in Amsterdam and London — is designing two sustainable houses on a former bomb-site in south-east London.

OMA De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam by OMA

5 December 2013

Seventeen years in the making, OMA’s latest building embodies Rotterdam‘s attempt to reinvent its passenger docks as a mini-Manhattan

St Mary of Eton

St Mary of Eton, Hackney Wick by Matthew Lloyd Architects

29 June 2015

With its ancillary buildings converted into new flats, the main building of this 1892 Hackney Wick church has been refurbished and retained as a place of worship - creating a unique ecclesiastical blend for new residents

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

Vex House, Stoke Newington by Chance de Silva

Vex House, Stoke Newington by Chance de Silva

6 December 2013

A spiral-shaped house for musician has its own soundtrack

National Youth Theatre and housing by Lynch Architects

National Youth Theatre and housing by Lynch Architects

15 November 2013

Lynch Architects’ mixed-use scheme creates new connections in its north London neighbourhood

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Stapleton Hall Road houses by Stephen Taylor Architects

Stapleton Hall Road houses by Stephen Taylor Architects

6 February 2014

A pair of new houses on a complex angled site enjoy a comfortable relationship with their north London Victorian neighbours

Kleine Rieteiland house by Office Winhov

Kleine Rieteiland house, Amsterdam, by Office Winhov

15 January 2014

A captivating view over water motivated the design of a spatially elaborate family house on an island in the Netherlands

Poundbury houses at St John’s Way

Poundbury houses at St John’s Way by Francis Roberts Architects

4 July 2012

Francis Roberts’ Poundbury houses demonstrate a sturdy arts and crafts individualism but are undermined by the duchy’s lack of attention to material detail

The faceted roof floats above a glazed ground floor, partially sunk into the surrounding dunes..

The Dune House, Thorpeness by Jarmund Vigsnæs Architects

16 March 2011

The latest holiday home for Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project sits well with the maverick whimsy of this Suffolk seaside village

The narrow slots between the building and the perimeter wall read as extensions of the interior.

Evelyn Street, London, by Hugh Strange Architects

6 January 2011

Hugh Strange’s Deptford family house creates a multi-layered drama out of its enclosed site

The existing fabric has been newly enclosed by an insulated zinc skin.

Prospect House, Sion Hill, Bath, by Dow Jones

24 September 2010

A striking zinc skin fitted over an eighties house in Bath demonstrates the architectural possibilities of refurb over new build

A new double-height roof will sit on top of the existing bungalow.

First look: Delvendahl Martin Architects' private house, Forest Hill, London

16 March 2012

Delvendahl Martin Architects has won planning for a radical remodelling of a private house in Forest Hill, south-east London.

The Shingle House is a ghostly incarnation of an old fish smokery on the beach at Dungeness.

Shingle House, Dungeness, by Nord

2 February 2011

The windswept and unworldly coastal settlement of Dungeness provides the location for Living Architecture’s second holiday home.

The living room looks on to the paddock through a wall of Crittall glazing.

Stable Acre house by David Kohn Architects

15 October 2010

David Kohn’s Norfolk home for gallery owner Stuart Shave represents a perfect marriage of architectural and human concerns

Pull House's east elevation is clad in blue-black timber.

Pull House in Vermont by Procter Rihl

10 September 2010

Procter Rihl’s Pull House sits amid the maple trees of rural New England and creates an architecture to match the region’s progressive politics.

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