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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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  • Victoria Gate

    Victoria Gate by Acme


    A modern city centre retail project in Leeds harks back to the city’s grand Victorian shopping arcades

  • Birmingham New Street station

    Birmingham New Street Station by AZPML


    It was never going to take a lot to improve on the squalid eyesore of the 1960s incarnation of Birmingham New Street Station. Shame though about the whiff of fakery

  • Next, Southampton by Stanton Williams

    Next, Southampton by Stanton Williams


    Can Stanton Williams work its magic on the most depressing of building typologies, the out-of-town shopping centre? Ike Ijeh is prepared to buy it

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  • Postal museum courtyard

    The Postal Museum by Feilden Clegg Bradley


    Feilden Clegg Bradley’s quiet restoration and intelligent extension of a former post office at London’s gargantuan Mount Pleasant sorting office betrays little of the astonishing visitor attraction below

  • The Sackler Courtyard

    V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, London by AL_A


    Amanda Levete’s £48m expansion of London’s V&A connects the museum with the public realm through a superb porcelain-paved courtyard. But it’s the sheer immersive power of its vast subterranean exhibition hall that will make visitors stand and gawp

  • The bridge between the main extension and the existing gallery spans a new pedestrian route

    Musee D’Arts, Nantes by Stanton Williams


    Stanton Williams set out to reinvent the Breton city’s beaux-art palais as an open, welcoming institution while complementing the spectacular (not to say elitist) architecture. It’s a neat trick to pull off. Ike Ijeh finds out if it succeeded

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    Building Study: Barts Maggie's by Steven Holl


    Ike Ijeh is less than impressed

  • Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy

    Maggie's Centre, Kirkcaldy by Zaha Hadid

    2016-04-04T08:00:00+01:00By Ellis Woodman

    In 2006, Zaha Hadid’s first UK building opened. It was a Maggie’s cancer care centre in the grounds of a Kirkcaldy hospital and BD’s then architecture critic Ellis Woodman found that it took excellent advantage of a quirky site to create architecture of a very high order. This is what ...

  • Lydia Eva

    Lydia Eva Court by Barron and Smith Architects


    By 2051 it is predicted over two million people in the UK will have dementia and more care homes will need to be built that are adapted to these complex needs. One pioneering care home in Norfolk shows how it can be done, says Ike Ijeh

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