Jan Carlos Kucharek

  • KPF's Heron Tower will be completed in February 2011.

    KPF’s Heron Tower


    When complete, KPF’s 230m-high Heron Tower will be the tallest in the City of London, epitomising the spectacular turn of fortune for Gerald Ronson’s property company.

  • Visualisation of the new Lansdowne Road Stadium.

    HOK Sports elegant tackling


    HOK Sport, with Scott Tallon Walker, is transforming Dublin’s Landsdowne Road stadium while responding to local constraints

  • A sculptural roof and layers of glazing create a subtle facade
    Building Study

    Wilkinson Eyre’s Liverpool Arena challenges conventions


    Lying low in its dockside setting, the sculptural form and transparency of Wilkinson Eyre’s Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre are a clever riposte to its bulky, boxy rivals, says Jan Carlos Kucharek

  • Visitors are met with an airy double-height reception with a Italian travertine tile floor.
    Building Study

    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.
    Building Study

    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

  • Technical

    Batting ideas around


    The Bat Conservation Trust, artist Jeremy Dellar and the RIBA have joined forces in a design competition so bats can live in comfort

  • Sigma Home

    The shape of homes to come


    BRE’s Offsite 2007 show reveals the strides carbon-efficient housing has made.

  • Blue MDF laminate for the cupboards, right, and the solid laminate glasses display, left.

    Vision in electric blue


    An optical illusion of sea and sky was the design concept at Michel Guillon’s Chelsea Eye Boutique & Vision Clinic. Ab Rogers returns to see if it’s still refreshing after four years

  • A wall of coloured ceramic tiles is set back from the building line at ground floor level.
    Building Study

    Lift and celebrate


    In a south-west London suburb, Penoyre & Prasad has negotiated its way through a complex contract and NHS regulations to deliver a striking uplift in design standards