Sunday20 August 2017


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

Archive at Shatwell Farm

Archive at Shatwell Farm by Hugh Strange Architects

26 February 2014

Housing an architectural archive on a working farm requires a sensibility both rural and urban

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation by Malcolm Fraser Architects

22 January 2014

Transformation of Edinburgh’s 18th century Old High School required a deft touch and awareness of the need to deliver a low carbon building

Denton Corker Marshall's Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Stonehenge visitor centre by Denton Corker Marshall

18 December 2013

Stonehenge has stood for over 4,000 years but its lightweight new visitor centre is not expected to last 100. It’s a sorry outcome for which architect Denton Corker Marshall is not to blame

Kenwood House restoration by English Heritage

Kenwood restoration by English Heritage

11 December 2013

Robert Adam’s Kenwood has been restored to its original gilt-free glory at a cost of nearly £6 million, in a renovation that marks a new departure for English Heritage

Barts Square masterplan

Sheppard Robson facade designs revealed for apartment buildings in Barts Square

8 November 2013

Lead architect Sheppard Robson brought in Piercy & Co and Maccreanor Lavington to design elevations for three of the buildings

Salters’ Hall, Fore Street, London

Salters’ Hall, Fore Street, London by de Metz Forbes Knight

19 November 2012

Basil Spence’s livery building is being sensitively remodelled by de Metz Forbes Knight

Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann

Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann

6 June 2012

Witherford Watson Mann’s new house within the ruined fragments of Astley Castle creates a physical and emotional connection between old and new

Stage 1 of the redevelopment, seen from the north-west.

Park Hill estate, Sheffield, by Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West

14 September 2011

The apartments of the regenerated Park Hill are a world away from 1961’s socially conscious streets in the sky. Here, BD looks at how Sheffield’s iconic housing block has echoed 50 years of Britain shifting political moods

Peter Zumthor's Jerico mosaic shelter

First look: Zumthor shelters historic Jericho mosaic

31 January 2011

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has designed a shelter to protect the Middle East’s largest mosaic

Williamstrip Bath house, Gloucestershire by Craig Hamilton Architects

Williamstrip Bath house, Gloucestershire by Craig Hamilton Architects

23 January 2013

In the grounds of a 17th century house remodelled by Sir John Soane, Craig Hamilton has created a swimming pool indebted to early 20th century classicism.

Julian Harrap / Caruso St John

Soane Museum refurbishment by Julian Harrap and Caruso St John

11 July 2012

The first phase of the restoration of the museum at Lincoln’s Inn Fields aims to bring three buildings as close to the original vision as possible

Castle Drogo

Simon Hudspith's inspiration: Castle Drogo by Edwin Lutyens

31 May 2012

Lutyens’ castle in Devon is grand on the outside, but domestic inside

Refurbished St Pancras hotel in London.

St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel by RHWL and Richard Griffiths

4 May 2011

The painstaking restoration of St Pancras station’s neo-Gothic Midland Grand Hotel by architects RHWL and Richard Griffiths honours George Gilbert Scott’s original vision, despite some disappointing fit-out choices.

Tom Holbrook: The Adelphi was bursting with ideas.

Tom Holbrook’s inspiration: The Adelphi, London

29 October 2010

The Adam brothers’ Georgian Adelphi development appeals as much for its entrepreneurialism as its architecture

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