Saturday19 August 2017


St Peter’s Seminary

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross by Avanti Architects & McGinlay Bell

8 March 2017

St Peter’s Seminary near Glasgow is a brutalist ruin that is being given new life as an arts venue. What makes the refurb unusual is that the crumbling decay, instead of being covered, will be used as a central feature. Ike Ijeh reports

A double height atrium has been carved out of the building to create a sense of drama and maximise natural lighting.

Institution of Structural Engineering by Hugh Broughton Architects

15 May 2015

Hugh Broughton and Expedition Engineering have turned an awkwardly shaped existing office building in Clerkenwell into a showcase of structural innovation

Nuno Graca Moura Rural House Refurbishment

Nuno Graca Moura Rural House Refurbishment, Portugal

10 October 2014

Turning former farm buildings into a hotel manages to retain their original identity, says Hugh Strange

Brendan Woods and Andrew Houlton's town house

Townhouse by Brendan Woods and Andrew Houlton

6 June 2014

The reworking of an 1840 house in Greenwich has radically reconfigured the building’s relationship with both its basement and garden, while while adding a new layer of sophistication

Royal Academy Keeper’s House by Long & Kentish Architects

Royal Academy Keeper’s House by Long & Kentish Architects

19 December 2013

Rethinking circulation gives the RA’s historic facilities a new openness

Royal Society of Arts, London by Matthew Lloyd Architects

Royal Society of Arts refurbishment by Matthew Lloyd Architects

16 April 2013

Matthew Lloyd Architects has remodelled the Adam brothers’ Great Room for modern use

Sergison Bates Cadaques house

House in Cadaques, Spain

17 December 2012

Sergison Bates Architects has created, alongside local architect Liebman Villavecchia, a house nestled within the intimate streets of Cadaqués, Spain

Victory House, London by Ben Adams Architects

Victory House, London by Ben Adams Architects

25 April 2012

Ben Adams Architects has transformed an anonymous office building at the northern end of Tottenham Court Road with a series of subtle interventions.

Watergate Farm, James Gorst Architects

Watergate Farm, North Oxfordshire by James Gorst Architects

22 February 2012

James Gorst Architects has completed the first phase of a project set around a courtyard on a farm in north Oxfordshire.

National Gallery Lower Galleries by Wright & Wright

National Gallery Lower Galleries by Wright & Wright

10 November 2011

The architect went beyond the minimal brief when refurbishing the National Gallery’s often overlooked lower galleries

Terrace house retrofit

Haringey Passiv Terrace retrofit by Anne Thorne Architects

25 March 2011

Retrofit build works delivered an 80% cut in energy use to an Edwardian terraced house in London.


Logements Sociaux Experimenteaux, Paris

8 July 2014

Hugh Strange reviews Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes’ design for an energy-efficient apartment block that’s leading the way to low emissions in the French capital

Victorian terraced house renovation in Portobello, Dublin

Victorian terraced house renovation in Dublin by Donal Colfer Architects

1 May 2014

Architect updates Victorian house with concrete mullions, walnut fittings and polished plaster

Le Lignon apartment complex

Le Lignon apartment complex by Jean-Paul Jaccaud Architectes

22 April 2013

The architect is improving the thermal performance of a large development outside Geneva

House extension in Mortsel, Belgium by Bovenbouw Architectuur

House extension in Mortsel, Belgium, by Bovenbouw Architectuur

24 December 2012

The architect has built a mirror image of an existing house on this project near Antwerp

Waltham Forest College refurbishment by Richard Hopkinson and Platform 5 Architects

Waltham Forest College by Richard Hopkinson Architects and Platform 5 Architects

26 April 2012

Richard Hopkinson and Platform 5 Architects have completed a £3 million refurbishment of Waltham Forest College, breathing new life into an existing 1930s building to create new formal and informal education and meeting areas.

Linlithgow Burgh Halls by Malcolm Fraser Architects

Linlithgow Burgh Halls in West Lothian, Scotland, by Malcolm Fraser Architects

23 February 2012

Architect completes refurbishment and extension of community halls in West Lothian

Worth Abbey Church

Worth Abbey Church by Heatherwick Studio

11 November 2011

New furniture and cleaned-up concrete enhances Francis Pollen’s original design

Oak Meadow Primary School entrance

Oak Meadow Primary School by Architype

25 March 2011

Passivhaus technology is creating an efficient, well-ventilated learning environment at Oak Meadow Primary School in Wolverhampton.

Cromwell Tower reception area

Cromwell Tower refurbishment by Witherford Watson Mann

11 March 2011

The practice has reworked the reception area and meeting room to incorporate original furniture and new finishes

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