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Building Study: Centre Point, London, by Conran and Partners

2018-04-06T06:00:00+01:00By 4 comments

Richard Seifert’s landmark has been transformed from rejected 1960’s pariah to chic luxury flats

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Building Study: Bellenden Primary School, London, by Cottrell and Vermuelen

2018-03-30T06:00:00+01:00By

A compact island site in south-east London has been turned into a spacious, playful primary school that’s cleverly knitted into the urban fabric

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Building Study: BBC TV Centre, London, by AHMM

2018-02-28T07:00:00+00:001 comments

The iconic home of television has been given a new lease of life as housing, offices - and studios. Ike Ijeh tunes in

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Building Study: Gasholders King's Cross, London, by Wilkinson Eyre

2018-02-14T07:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

Can shoe-horning luxury homes into three Victorian gasholders successfully combine industrial history with contemporary design, asks Ike Ijeh

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Building Study: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, by Jamie Fobert Architects

2018-02-08T07:00:00+00:00By

Fobert has skillfully untangled the gallery’s warren of Victorian houses and modern extensions, says Ike Ijeh

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Building Study: Judge Business School, Cambridge, by Stanton Williams

2018-01-11T09:45:00+00:00By 1 comments

The extension to Cambridge University’s business school joins a fusion of Victorian pomp and playful po-mo, says Ike Ijeh

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Building Study: US Embassy, Battersea, by Kieran Timberlake

2018-01-02T07:00:00+00:00By 3 comments

Ike Ijeh finds innovation outshines fortification

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Building Study: Barts Maggie's by Steven Holl

2017-12-19T07:00:00+00:002 comments

Ike Ijeh is less than impressed

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Building Study: Pinnacle N10, Muswell Hill, by pH+

2017-12-06T07:00:00+00:001 comments

This scheme on a narrow, sloping site in north London shows how awkward little corners could help tackle the capital’s housing shortage says Ike Ijeh

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Building Study: New Mildmay, by Matthew Lloyd

2017-11-28T10:47:00+00:00

Matthew Lloyd Architects creates a blessed union of religious and residential with a Shoreditch Baptist church that quietly asserts its presence within an elegant new urban streetfront. By Ike Ijeh

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Building Study: Hackney town hall, by Hawkins Brown

2017-11-22T12:09:00+00:001 comments

It’s taken 12 years to restore Hackney town hall after 80 years of neglect. Ike Ijeh assesses the results

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Building Study: Bloomberg HQ, London by Foster & Partners

2017-10-30T07:00:00+00:00By

Bloomberg’s European headquarters breaks with recent City tradition by respecting the architectural context of its surroundings. And it’s all the better for it, says Ike Ijeh

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Inspirations

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Anna Liu's inspiration: Palazzo del Lavoro, Turin, Italy

2018-03-12T07:00:00+00:00

Tonkin Liu director Anna Lui admires Pier Luigi Nervi’s ability to synthesize engineering, art and construction

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Nick Hayhurst and Jonathan Nicholls' inspiration: Villa dall’Ava, Paris, France

2018-02-12T07:00:00+00:00

The directors of Hayhurst & Co on OMA’s ‘structurally bonkers’ house

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Chris Dyson's inspiration: Phillips Exeter Academy Library, New Hampshire

2018-01-15T07:00:00+00:00

Chris Dyson frequently references Louis Kahn’s clarity of vision and craftsmanship in his own work

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Richard Cottrell's inspiration: Unité d’habitation de Briey, France

2017-12-11T07:00:00+00:00

Richard Cottrell and Brian Vermeulen set up their practice after working together on the restoration of the Briey Unité

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Chris Loyn's inspiration: Fallingwater, Pennsylvania

2017-11-10T07:00:00+00:002 comments

The relationship of Fallingwater to the landscape was a powerful influence on Chris Loyn despite never visting the house

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Annalie Riches' inspiration: Park Hill, Sheffield

2017-10-06T06:00:00+01:001 comments

Park Hill sparked Sheffield student Annalie Riches’ interest in designing social housing. Now Mikhail Riches is working on phase 2 of its refurbishment

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Carbuncle Cup 2017 winner announced

2017-09-06T05:00:00+01:00By Thomas Lane10 comments

This year the award no one wants to win goes to an office development in London’s Victoria

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