Carl Turner Architects' Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Peckham

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London


Carl Turner tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how he won the biggest project of his career – and then had to design it a nerve-wracking three times

Marie-Jose Van Hee

Interview: Marie-José Van Hee

2018-07-06T06:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange

Hugh Strange talks to Marie-José Van Hee about her approach to architecture and the importance of the domestic in projects of all scales

Boulevard Theatre

Technical Study: Boulevard Theatre, Soho

2019-04-12T06:00:00+01:00By Thomas Lane1 comments

Thomas Lane finds out how Soda Studio turned tricks with a tiny space to create a supremely flexible theatre

Painting of Pitzhanger Manor by Joseph Gandy, 1800

Technical Study: Pitzhanger Manor, London

2019-03-27T07:00:00+00:00By 7 comments

How Julian Harrap Architects and Jestico & Whiles recreated a bit of Soane bling at his grade I-listed country house

Denizen Works' floating church - St Columba - for London's Olympic Park - daytime perspective

Technical Study: Floating church, London

2019-02-20T07:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

Denizen Works explains how VW Campervans and an organ bellows inspired a highly unusual place of worship

PAC4 credit Philip Vile low-res

Technical Study: Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge


Haworth Tompkins’ new theatre is a virtuoso performance, with an inspired and highly innovative glulam diagrid ceiling


Technical Study: Alexandra Palace Theatre, London


Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ restoration applies the principle of arrested decay with technical ingenuity and visual conviction


Technical Study: The Gantry, Here East, London


Hawkins Brown has created a colourful new hub for artists using the open source WikiHouse construction system


Technical Study: Royal Opera House, London


Stanton Williams’ revamp of the Royal Opera House opens up the building to make it more accessible as a public space


Technical Study: Bushey Cemetery, London


The rammed earth walls of Waugh Thistleton’s Stirling-shortlisted Jewish cemetery roots it in the timelessness of religious ritual

Old Vic foyer CGI

Technical Study: Bristol Old Vic

2018-07-20T06:00:00+01:00By Amanda Birch

Haworth Tompkins has woven a natural ventilation system through the 250-year-old fabric of this grade I theatre

MJVH Torhout external terrace

Technical Study: House in Torhout, Belgium

2018-07-06T06:00:00+01:00By Hugh Strange

Marie-José Van Hee has created a refined concrete and timber fronted house above a Flemish dentist using a clever structural solution



AI: Are the machines coming for your job?


From drones that do site inspections, to exoskeletons that save construction workers from back injury, to algorithms that crunch building codes to churn out thousands of design variants, artificial intelligence is ushering in a fourth revolution in construction


Carrowbreck Meadows

Carrowbreck Meadows, Norwich, by Hamson Barron Smith


Hamson Barron Smith has planted 14 Passivhaus homes in a woodland in Norfolk. Ike Ijeh explains why it could blossom into a scheme of nationwide significance