Building Study: Westminster Abbey, London, by Ptolemy Dean Architects


How do you design an extension that can live up to the heritage of the coronation place of kings and queens for the last thousand years?


Building Study: Copyright Building, London, by Piercy & Company

2018-05-31T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

The project continues the firm’s exploration of office as civic building, with active streetfronts, detailed interiors and nods to Fitzrovia’s past


Building Study: The Royal Academy, London, by David Chipperfield Architects

2018-05-23T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

Expanding Burlington House into Burlington Gardens is all about forging a strong link, says Ike Ijeh


Building Study: Grange Primary School, London, by Maccreanor Lavington

2018-05-09T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

A tired Victorian primary school is given a new public face and facilities without compromising its original character or surroundings

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Building Study: Old Bearhurst, East Sussex, by Carmody Groarke

2018-04-25T06:00:00+01:00By 4 comments

AYA Gold Award winner Carmody Groarke’s studio and guesthouse wears its split personality with brutal honesty

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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


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


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


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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Roz Barr's inspiration: Coventry Cathedral, UK


Roz Barr explains how Spence’s radical approach to artistic collaboration and storytelling in the ruins of postwar Coventry has informed her own work


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

2018-03-12T07:00:00+00:001 comments

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


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


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


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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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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