On an enclosed site behind rows of terraced Victorian houses, the project involved refurbishing an old sheet-metal workshop that in the 1980s had been turned into offices, and transforming it now into a residential complex. The building has three flo
This senior daycare is part of a complex of listed buildings of Morden College, which harbors a community of elderly people. Founded in 1695, Morden College is located in Blackheath Park, in Southeast London. Seeking to address the problem of lonelin
The aesthetic of the school dialogs with the buildings on the sides, and the facade folds from the street forming vegetal terraces. Though half of the monolithic structure is preserved, a timber framework reinforces and lightens it visually…
Open to the public from 9 June to 29 October is the temporary pavilion of the popular Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London. For this summer the commission went to the Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh (Beirut, 1980), who designed a round
The museum is envisaged as a freestanding pavilion, closely linked to its surroundings, its faceted form active on all sides. Inside, a multi-level sequence of gallery spaces is connected by flowing stairs and elevators with social spaces in between.
The character of the new center is in keeping with the industrial past of the site: walls and roofs are clad in brick and big tiles made of clay in the same tone. The steps and chamfers form the entrances and articulate the building...
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Located at the heart of a new real-estate development on Greenwich Peninsula, London’s Design District features 16 buildings. Each is assigned to a different architecture practice, and the invited teams drew up their respective projects knowing nothi
In West London, close to South Park in Fulham, the English firm Mae has completed a building with timber and bricks where 35% of the construction is composed of recycled materials, prioritizing the use of bolts as structural fixing in order to simpli
In contrast to the materiality of the Edwardian constructions in the neighborhood, the house is embedded in nature thanks to the use of Siberian larch and Douglas fir both indoors and outdoors.
The De Beauvoir Estate is an area of semi-detached villas which have elegant proportions and shallow, hipped roofs. Unusually, for an area of this kind, a number of later workshop buildings have been added to the Victorian fabric and one of these is
The Royal College of Art has officially opened its new campus in the Battersea district of southwest London, beside its old premises. The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron won the 2016 competition through a flexible scheme that would adapt to the constan
Lincoln’s inn Fields has a unique status in the City of London. This site is situated on the ‘shoreline’ between dense city fabric and the open landscape of the fields. The building form embraces both, proposing a generous un-programmed space at grou
The new auditorium is placed underground, conceived as a large foyer where the building’s horizontal connections converge. The character of the intervention is marked by the preservation of the three historical facades and the existing vaults...
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A work of the architect Amin Taha, this seven-story block contains apartments – including this own home on the top floor – and the offices of his practice, Groupwork. Defined by its limestone structure, the building makes references to a ruined 11th-
In the heart of Hackney, a borough of northern London, on a triangular plot, stands this building designed for the contemporary artist Sue Webster to both live and work in. The owner envisioned her new home and workplace as something to be strongly t
In London City Island, a peninsula on the Thames, close to Canning Town Underground Station, the new home of the English National Ballet, whose artistic director is the Spanish ballerina Tamara Rojo, is a large cube whose skin of translucent white gl
This year’s summer pavilion of the Serpentine, the popular gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, opens to the public on 11 June, a year after it was supposed to, thanks to the Covid-19 crisis. It was designed by Counterspace, the South African firm
In the Kingston Hill district of southwest London, amongst oaks and rhododendrons, stands this 505-square-meter house built by the English practice of Nick Eldridge, its glass-and-aluminum enclosure striking a contrast with the brick of the neighbori
The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled images of the hill it will be raising beside Marble Arch in London, to serve as a vantage point overlooking Oxford Street and Hyde Park. A 25-meter-tall metal scaffold will be covered with plywood, soil, and plan
By 2030 the City of London financial district will have sprouted an entirely new crop of skyscrapers. And the difference will be striking. The Square Mile is set to get a total of 11 new towers, the tallest stretching higher than any now existing. To
It is not only their professional success, but also the wisdom of a creative undertaking they have maintained over the course of four decades, that has given Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron an indisputable spot on the summit of great architects o
After two decades, the Swiss partners again exhibit in London, a city that saw their first international success with the opening of Tate Modern.
The Japanese artist has created a body of work that may look innocent but is loaded with a complex universe of obsessions, fears, and traumas.
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Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh, has been selected to conceive the 22nd Pavilion. Ghotmeh’s Pavilion will be unveiled at Serpentine South in June 2023. This pioneering and prestigious commission, which began in 2000 with Dame Zaha
From a spider to a sun, from a crack on the floor to a sea of sunflower seeds, the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern has since the year 2000 hosted spectacular installations of the kind that can take on gigantic dimensions – a rare opportunity – and which
When in 1977 the English rock band Pink Floyd flew its famous inflatable pigs amid the chimneys of Battersea, part of the power station – built in two phases under the direction of Sir George Gilbert Scott, author too of the plant that is now Tate Mo
In 1983, the year Battersea Power Station was decommissioned, the radical architect Cedric Price drew up a provocative proposal for what to do with the gargantuan brick hulk. The London building’s silhouette of four slender white chimneys rising from
The new head of the United Kingdom is an advocate of traditional architecture and has promoted it in his estates in Cornwall through a development, Poundbury, with Léon Krier as principal advisor. During his time as Prince of Wales he wrote texts in
Not since Louis XIV had the world seen a monarch playing architectural critic. The recently enthroned Charles III has little in common with the Sun King, but does emulate him in his passion for cities and buildings, and though the heyday of monarchie
Born in controversy, the National Gallery wing was a lesson in throwing away the architects’ rulebook. Now plans to remodel it threaten its quirky splendour. The Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London, tucked into a corner of Trafalgar Squa
Kingston University Town House Conferred every year by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Stirling Prize is a recognition of the best new buildings raised in the United Kingdom. The 2021 winner was Kingston University London – Town
Fed up perhaps with all the artsy airs that architects sometimes take on, the Serpentine Gallery in London has this year decided to assign its summer pavilion directly to a conceptual artist. Eclectically trained in urban planning and ceramics throug
Urban palimpsests help us understand the cities we live in. These evanescent traces, from the diachronic superpositions of buildings or streets to the faded remains of a sign or writing on a party wall, tell stories about the lifestyles and concerns
Google has announced a $1bn (£871m) deal to buy the London development Central Saint Giles, calling the move a show of confidence in the return to more office working. The US tech firm currently rents space in the brightly coloured development design
The 25m-high artificial hill at one end of Oxford Street dubbed the Marble Arch Mound opened in July. It was supposed to help lure shoppers freed from lockdown away from internet stores and back to Britain’s best-known shopping thoroughfare. But once
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The area around London’s Olympic Park is a regeneration hothouse with micro-breweries, tech startups, speakeasys and spas. Now their spiritual needs are being met – with a beautiful chapel on a barge. A narrowboat moored to the towpath is offering pa
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Brutalism with a friendly countenance: this is how one might venture to describe the architecture that Grafton Architects – Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – have been carrying out for the past twenty years in Ireland, Europe, and America, from t
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