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Ageing gracefully: Restorations which retain historical decay

2019-01-16T07:00:00+00:00By 1 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


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?

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Je Ahn’s inspiration: Tongdosa temple complex, South Korea


Studio Weave co-founder finds himself continually drawn back to a place he first encountered as a child


Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

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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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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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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