Piercy & Company's Drayton Green Church – Model – Jack Hobhouse - LORES

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


Building Study: Welsh Streets, Liverpool, by MCAU

2018-11-22T07:00:00+00:00By 4 comments

This radical build-to-rent scheme encourages community and provides a blueprint for other developers


Building Study: Charlie Bigham’s, Somerset, by Feilden Fowles

2018-11-05T07:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

Ike Ijeh on a winning recipe for that most functional of building types: the food production plant


Building Study: Coal Drops Yard, London, by Heatherwick Studio

2018-10-29T06:00:00+00:00By 12 comments

The retail hub revels in the idiosyncrasies of its original Victorian warehouse architecture, says Ike Ijeh

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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

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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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Sadie Morgan's inspiration: Plymouth Lido


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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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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