• The west facade seen from the West Cross Route. The second phase of AHMM’s Notting Hill Village project is to the left.
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    Turning yellow at AHMM's new Monsoon headquarters


    Its bright cladding gives Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’s Yellow Building a distinctive exterior, but as a working environment the interior of this headquarters for clothing retailer Monsoon is a missed opportunity

  • The Matchbox’s emphatic external frame could have carried substantial loads, but is purely aesthetic.
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    Match made in heaven


    Shed KM’s Matchbox building for developer Urban Splash, next to the former Bryant & May match factory in Liverpool, is a striking Miesian office block that links old and new, reports Peter Blundell Jones. Photos by Morley von Sternberg

  • The building’s north-east corner takes the form of a cylinder.
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    Dixon Jones Architects’s perfect pitch at King’s Place


    Two new major concert venues live in harmony with The Guardian’s new headquarters at Dixon Jones’ Kings Place building in King’s Cross

  • The facade is deliberately understated, but the entrance is surprisingly undersignalled.
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    Platform soul


    In the new HQ for BBC Scotland, David Chipperfield Architects has blended a simple idea and complex programme to stunning effect

  • Visitors are met with an airy double-height reception with a Italian travertine tile floor.
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    Moved up to club class


    When planning consultant DP9 wanted to transform a tired building in London’s Pall Mall it turned to architect de Metz Forbes Knight for something a little different

  • A European oak ceiling in the restaurant draws the eye to the amazing view.
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    What girls really, really want


    With 70% of the staff women — and with Marie Claire and Chat among its titles — IPC Media’s fit-out of its new headquarters inevitably involved a bias towards female tastes

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    The Palestra and the pod


    Palestra’s pod is the inviting gateway to Will Alsop’s architecture and ID:SR’s interiors, a happy combination of styles that blend practicality and whimsy