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Building Study: South London Gallery, by 6a architects

2018-09-21T06:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

At a derelict fire station, 6a architects has created a sleek contemporary exhibition space while skilfully reawakening the building’s layered past


Building Study: V&A Dundee, by Kengo Kuma & Associates

2018-09-17T06:00:00+01:00By 9 comments

The V&A Dundee is the museum’s first venue outside London and could have the potential to rejuvenate the city

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Building Study: Goldsmiths CCA, London, by Assemble

2018-09-12T09:10:00+01:00By 1 comments

Ike Ijeh assesses the Turner Prize-winning collective’s first major permanent building

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Building Study: Moor's Nook, Surrey, by Coffey Architects

2018-08-28T06:00:00+01:00By 2 comments

The architect’s largest UK project to date reclaims deck-access housing as a means of creating both intimacy and community


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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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Carl Turner's inspiration: The High Line, Manhattan


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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Donald Insall's inspiration: Windsor Castle, UK


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


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

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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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