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Building Study: Signal Townhouses, Greenwich, by AHMM

2018-08-02T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

The stereotype of back-to-back housing as cramped and poorly lit is overturned by a thoughtfully designed scheme

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Building Study: Arhus harbour baths, Denmark, by Bjarke Ingels

2018-07-30T06:00:00+01:00By

BIG repeats its trick of bringing swimming to the heart of the city. Could it work in London?

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Building Study: Alto private rental scheme, London, by Flanagan Lawrence

2018-07-12T06:00:00+01:00By

On a vast regeneration site in Wembley, Quintain is building what it hopes will be the UK’s largest build-to-rent scheme

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Building Study: Bourne Estate, London, by Matthew Lloyd Architects

2018-06-25T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

Matthew Lloyd’s clever remodelling of an inner London estate shows the value of high-quality healthy communal space

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

2018-06-13T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

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?

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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

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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

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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

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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Inspirations

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Donald Insall's inspiration: Windsor Castle, UK

2018-06-20T06:00:00+01:00

Donald Insall’s work on Windsor Castle after the 1992 fire gave him a deep understanding of the building’s history

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Roz Barr's inspiration: Coventry Cathedral, UK

2018-04-23T06:00:00+01:001 comments

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

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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Carbuncle Cup: Shankly Hotel, Liverpool by Signature Living

2018-08-15T06:00:00+01:0018 comments

This is a cautionary tale of what happens when a client disregards their architect

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