In the 1980s Broadgate changed the physical and economic landscape – how is it faring now?
The signature thrust stage and octagonal plan of The Crucible have survived but changes in safety regulations and budget cuts made Burrell Foley Fischer’s refurbishment challenging.
BedZed was the ultimate sustainability trailblazer. Nearly a decade on, the Bill Dunster, BioRegional and The Peabody Trust development may be thriving but it remains an anomaly, rather than an exemplar.
Alison and Peter Smithson’s Hunstanton school was one of the first secondary moderns. Nearly 60 years after it was built, it is still going strong
The Prince Charles-led ’new town’ of Poundbury which was masterplanned by Leon Krier, has taken a hammering from critics but has succeeded at something more important than architectural brilliance – its role as a community
Much of what Soane envisaged at Port Eliot was not fully realised, yet despite subsequent remodelling, his basic structure still shines through the gilded decay
Powell & Moya were pioneers of hospital architecture when the NHS was still in its infancy — and half a century later their early ideas still resonate in spirit as well as form
As English Heritage moves to protect historic schools by listing 16 last month, we take a look at George Widdows’ most pioneering design. But its headteacher asks whether Croft Infant’s grade II* status prevents it adapting to modern use
Half a century on, Denys Lasdun’s campus for the University of East Anglia remains as striking and popular as ever.
Greatly inspired by his travels in America, HP Berlage’s completion of Holland House in the City of London in 1916 created one of the first steel-framed buildings in Europe
Completed in 1930 as the last castle in England, Castle Drogo was sadly always pregnable to the Dartmoor rain. Now Inskip & Jenkins’ restoration work is turning Lutyens’ fantastical creation into a weatherproof fortress for the first time
The judicious modernism of Aldington & Craig’s 1977 Lyde End scheme at Bledlow remains a convincing model for rural housing. Its grade II listing last month should finally bring this little-known gem the credit it deserves
Maccreanor Lavington had relocated to the Netherlands when Hans Kollhoff and Christian Rapp’s Piraeus Building was being built in the 1990s. Gerard Maccreanor observes its influence on the practice
Even with the raw board-marked concrete painted over, Peter Moro’s strong geometric composition for the Nottingham Playhouse — a circle within a rectangle — still excites
John Madin’s 1974 Birmingham Central Library was designed to be flexible, for a possible future without books. English Heritage would like to see it listed, but the city’s political elite say it is impossible to refurbish for modern needs and want it demolished
Having been neglected over the years, Erno Goldfinger’s little known Haggerston School in Hackney is poised to be transformed by the BSF programme. Avanti Architects’ John Allan explains how the listed building will be adapted for a radical new educational programme
Berthold Lubetkin’s Finsbury Health Centre was opened in 1938 with his assertion that “nothing was too good for ordinary people.” It was a pivotal moment in British social history that led to the development of the NHS. But now both the building and Lubetkin’s beliefs are under threat
Launched by Stuart Lipton in the mid-1980s, Stockley Park brought the high-quality, US-style landscaped office development to the UK, with buildings by Geoffrey Darke, Norman Foster and Eric Parry among others. Ken Powell explores how it is responding to the needs of contemporary business. Photos by Dennis Gilbert
Cottrell & Vermeulen’s refurbishment of All Souls church, Harlesden, was greeted with polite horror by parishoners. Richard Cottrell sees how it is working a year onPhotos by Ed Tyler
Hopkins Architects served up a smash with its National Tennis Centre — how has it held up in the 18 months since it opened?
In 2006 Levitt Bernstein gave the Brunswick Centre in central London a new lease of life. Here partner David Levitt, who also worked on the original 1960s scheme by Patrick Hodgkinson, returns to soak up the new vibrant atmosphere. Photos by Morley von Sternberg
MAAP Architects’ director Mungo Smith revisits the innovative NHS project he completed in 2004.
Robert Matthew faced much opposition in the 1950s for his ambitious design of New Zealand House. Some of the internal grandness has faded, or disappeared altogether, but the building sits well with the Pall Mall set
Hatfield’s The Ryde was a groundbreaking cooperative where residents created the housing community that they wanted, but 40 years on is it the community or the privacy of the houses people want?
Sheppard Robson’s Churchill College was dubbed safe and even bland in 1959, but 50 years on 6A Architects is revisiting the original courtyard-based design for its new hall of residence
When the World’s End housing estate was completed in Chelsea in 1977 after 10 years of construction, it was deemed a failure. Three decades on, the enduring excellence of the design by Eric Lyons and HT Cadbury-Brown is recognised by architects and the people who live there
Stiff & Trevillion goes back for seconds to its successful West End eatery
A jazz club, artists’ studios and a street market are all part of the eclectic mix at Gillett Square in Hackney, east London. After 18 months, the architect and landscape architect return to find out whether chaos or culture reigns. Photos by Morley von Sternberg
A competition, two architects, a leading client and an edgy site in east London — that was four years ago. Now Cany Ash of Ash Sakula and Niall McLaughlin are back for an update on their flats for Peabody Trust