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Building Study: Tintagel Bridge, Cornwall, by William Matthews Associates


The two halves of the severed castle have been reconnected by thrusting cantilevers that don’t quite meet. Ike Ijeh asks if Merlin was involved

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Building Study: James Simon Galerie, Berlin, by David Chipperfield


The architect’s new gallery is a magnificent gateway to Berlin’s Museum Island, writes Ike Ijeh

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Building Study: Churchill College housing, Cambridge, by Cottrell & Vermeulen

2019-06-26T09:33:00+01:00By 2 comments

The postgraduate block is a deft study in how to do contextual architecture when the context happens to be your own work, writes Ike Ijeh


Ike Ijeh’s verdict: Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion

2019-06-21T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

This year’s pavilion has its flaws and yet contains enough joy to convince BD’s critic that the series should continue into its third decade

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Building Study: Drayton Green Church, by Piercy & Company

2019-05-31T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

This west London church replaces medieval mystery with digital geometry in a thrilling reinterpretation of the gothic tradition

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Building Study: Bracken House, London, by John Robertson Architects

2019-05-15T06:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

In its time it has embodied more than one archetype of the City office block, from 1950s solid sandstone to 1980s high-tech glass and steel

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Building Study: The Ray, Farringdon, by AHMM

2019-04-30T06:00:00+01:00By 7 comments

Paying close attention to its 19th-century context has created an office with character, says Ike Ijeh


Building Study: Windermere Jetty Museum, Cumbria, by Carmody Groarke

2019-03-19T07:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

Carmody Groarke’s museum joyfully embodies and integrates with the romantic landscape and local vernacular of the Lakes


Building Study: Royal College of Pathologists, London, by Bennetts Associates


The architect had the rare opportunity to tackle a venerable typology - and has produced a virtuoso building, says Ike Ijeh


Building Study: Dancy House, Marlborough, by Allies and Morrison

2019-01-30T07:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

This block for Marlborough College is a perfect compromise between the school’s rarefied idyll and the practice’s trademark contemporary aesthetic

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Ageing gracefully: Restorations which retain historical decay

2019-01-16T07:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

Ike Ijeh on projects that have preserved the damage caused by fires, damp, squatters and the passage of time

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Building Study: Clapham School, London, by Cottrell and Vermeulen


Cottrell and Vermeulen’s school extension takes inspiration from its unusual art deco setting


Building Study: Blackfriars Circus, London, by Maccreanor Lavington

2018-11-30T10:15:00+00:00By 2 comments

It does everything a scheme centred on a 27-storey residential tower can do to engage with London’s architectural heritage

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Redrock Stockport: Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2018

Winner of 2018 Carbuncle Cup announced


The award no one wants to win goes to town centre regeneration project in Stockport

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Amin Taha’s inspiration: Pergamon Altar, Museum Island, Berlin


The architect returns to a glorious Greek altar from his childhood and reflects on the questions its long history raises


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Sadie Morgan's inspiration: Plymouth Lido

2019-06-10T06:00:00+01:002 comments

The art deco pool has a place in the heart of the dRMM co-founder and BD Female Architectural Leader for many reasons, including a rather personal one

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Je Ahn’s inspiration: Tongdosa temple complex, South Korea

2019-01-09T07:00:00+00:001 comments

Studio Weave co-founder finds himself continually drawn back to a place he first encountered as a child


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John Puttick’s inspiration: Fundació Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona


Josep Lluís Sert’s 1975 gallery is supremely simple - but its design is not passive

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Carl Turner's inspiration: The High Line, Manhattan

2018-10-05T06:00:00+01:004 comments

This conversion of a redundant railway line into a linear park is a model for successful regeneration, says Carl Turner

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Phil Coffey's inspiration: Can Lis, Majorca

2018-08-24T06:00:00+01:002 comments

Jørn Utzon’s family home in Majorca perfectly sums up the fundamentals of architecture for Phil Coffey

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