The Smith Centre by Hat Projects

Technical Study: Science Museum supporters’ centre, by Hat Projects


The conversion of a former Royal Mail sorting office into the £3.5m Smith Centre required instinct and guts, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk

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


Technical Study: Beaconsfield Mews cohousing, London, by Stolon Studio


Architect-developers Robert and Jessica Barker tell Elizabeth Hopkirk how they are turning community-building on backland sites into a business model

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Technical Study: North West Cambridge housing by Stanton Williams


The architect’s first affordable housing creates a sense of intimacy while complying with tough daylight regulations, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk


Technical Study: IOC Headquarters, Lausanne, by 3XN


The International Olympic Committee has raised the bar for office buildings. Ike Ijeh finds out how architect 3XN created a world-beater


Technical Study: Hill House, Helensburgh, by Carmody Groarke

2019-06-17T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Ike Ijeh explains how a chainmail shed is protecting a Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion from water ingress

Carl Turner Architects' Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Peckham

Technical Study: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London

2019-05-28T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

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

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



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