Juergen Teller’s Award-Winning London Studio

Prominent German photographer Juergen Teller’s workspace is a multifaceted concrete photography studio, designed by 6a Architects and located in West London, England.
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Vibrant street furniture creates sociable square in south London

Central Saint Martins graduates Fiona Hartley and Ellie Fox Johnson have introduced blocky, brightly-hued outdoor furnishings to a public square in Croydon to foster interaction among locals. The project titled College Square, was developed by Hartley and Johnson while completing the final year of their architecture degrees at Central Saint Martins (CSM), during their Spatial Practices

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Bennetts and AHMM design Facebook’s new London headquarters

Bennetts Associates and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris are both designing buildings in London’s King’s Cross to house the offices of tech giant Facebook. The new Facebook headquarters will be spread across three buildings: 11 and 21 Canal Reach designed by Bennetts Associates, and P2 on Lewis Cubitt Square by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM). Combined the three offices will have

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Shipping container converted into porters’ lodge for Cambridge University college

Cambridge University college Hughes Hall has a new reception building – a converted shipping container designed by local studio Neubau. Neubau designed the structure to function as a porters’ lodge for Hughes Hall, providing a reception for visitors, an office for porters and pigeonholes for students. Before now, it was the only college at the English

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Alireza Taghaboni wins first Royal Academy Dorfman Award for promising architects

The Royal Academy of Arts has named Iranian architect Alireza Taghaboni as the winner of the inaugural Dorfman Award, set up to celebrate talent that “represents the future of architecture”. Taghaboni was selected by a jury including architects Richard Rogers and Louisa Hutton to win the £10,000 prize. The architect, founder of Tehran-based Next Office,

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Thomas Heatherwick’s vision for London’s Olympia revealed in new renderings

Visualisations have been released showing Thomas Heatherwick’s plans to transform the Olympia events centre in west London into a major hub for the creative industries. The £700 million project will see the 130-year-old exhibition venue completely overhauled, creating over 55,000 square metres of offices and studios for creative businesses, and more than 6,000 square metres

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Large openings connect grey-brick extension by Soup Architects with landscaped garden

This angular extension to a typical suburban house in the English town of Weybridge was designed by Soup Architects to make the most of the unusually shaped plot. Soup Architects, which has offices in London and on the island of Guernsey, was asked to propose a strategy for modernising and extending the existing 1920s three-bedroom

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Studio Mutt creates Ordnance Survey Pavilion from cartographic symbols

Icons from Britain’s historic Ordnance Survey maps are reinterpreted as colourful architectural elements in this pavilion designed by Studio Mutt for England’s Lake District National Park. The studio founded by Graham Burn, James Crawford and Alex Turner, developed the proposal in response to an open call organised by Lakes Culture, the body responsible for promoting

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Matheson Whiteley adds pared-back brick extension to Sebastian Wrong’s Victorian house

Matheson Whiteley has completed a simple brick extension to designer Sebastian Wrong’s east-London house, featuring a combination of traditional and contemporary details. The studio led by Donald Matheson and Jason Whiteley was tasked with designing an addition to the semi-detached Victorian townhouse that could accommodate a workshop on the ground floor with an en-suite bedroom

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“We need to become better at explaining the power of architecture” says new AA director Eva Franch i Gilabert

Eva Franch i Gilabert takes up her role as the first female director of the crisis-hit Architectural Association in London next month. In this interview, she explains her vision for the influential school and her views on the problems facing architecture. The Catalan was elected as director of the Architectural Association (AA) in March this

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DSDHA reveals renovation of the Smithsons-designed Economist Plaza

The brutalist complex designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, which was the offices of The Economist Magazine, has been refurbished by DSDHA. The London-based studio has completed the first stage of renovations at the Grade II*-listed Economist Plaza , adding a cafe on the ground floor and refurbishing six-storeys of the complex’s tallest tower. The Smithsons completed

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Brutalist Preston Bus Station refurbished by John Puttick Associates

John Puttick Associates has completed the renovation of the Grade II-listed Brutalist bus station in Preston, in the north of England. The architects have restored the interiors and updated the layout of the bus station, which was at one time scheduled for demolition. John Puttick Associates was only founded the year before it won the RIBA-organised open

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows “what you can create with simple things” says Frida Escobedo

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Escobedo’s pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, this week, is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles. “We wanted to

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Scrapping plans for car-free Oxford Street is a “betrayal of Londoners” says city mayor

London mayor Sadiq Khan has denounced Westminster Council for blocking a proposal to pedestrianise Oxford Street. The local council has ruled out the possibility of transforming the major shopping thoroughfare into a traffic-free zone, citing a lack of community support. Khan, who pledged to deliver the project when he ran for office, has branded the decision as “a

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Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion revealed in photography by Ste Murray

This slideshow of images offers a closer look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, which was unveiled yesterday in Kensington Gardens, London. Escobedo’s pavilion is framed by walls of concrete tiles, designed as a reinterpretation of the perforated “celosia” wall that is common in Mexican architecture. It also features a

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Frida Escobedo builds Serpentine Pavilion featuring “woven tapestry” of concrete tiles

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a secluded courtyard framed by decorative, latticed walls. Located outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, Escobedo’s pavilion features walls of concrete roofing tiles, a curving mirrored ceiling and a shallow, triangular pool of water. The aim was to reference the courtyards that are a

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Westminster Abbey extended with “steampunk gothic” tower by Ptolemy Dean Architects

Ptolemy Dean Architects has added a star-shaped tower to London’s Westminster Abbey, the most significant addition to the building since 1745. Standing at seven stories tall, the £23 million Weston Tower is a modern take on gothic, which has been been described as “sci-fi gothic” by Guardian critic Olly Wainwright, and “steampunk gothic” by broadcaster and

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London off-licence transformed into industrial-style apartment building by Emulsion

London architecture office Emulsion has built a trio of homes around the structure of a former corner shop, including an apartment for studio director Michael Deeley and his partner. Albany Road is Emulsion’s first self-initiated development and is situated directly opposite the newly redeveloped Burgess Park in Southwark. The site was previously home to a 1950s building containing

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen to create maritime education hub for Liverpool

Schmidt Hammer Lassen has unveiled plans for a maritime education centre in Birkenhead, across the river from central Liverpool, which will be anchored by 19th-century hydraulics tower. The £20 million Maritime Knowledge Hub will become of the Wirral Waters redevelopment scheme, which is being overseen by Peel Land & Property. Following an invited competition, Danish firm

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Chelsea FC shelves plans for Herzog & de Meuron-designed stadium

Herzog & de Meuron’s plans to update Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium have been put on hold indefinitely amid an “unfavourable investment climate”. Chelsea Football Club released a statement today saying the £500 million renovation plans by the Swiss firm had been put “on hold”. “No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The

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Liddicoat & Goldhill squeezes asymmetric Makers House onto narrow plot in Hackney

Skylights and large glazed surfaces that open onto a secluded courtyard allow natural light to pour into the interior of this house designed by architects David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill for a narrow site in east London. The husband-and-wife team, who run their studio Liddicoat & Goldhill from an office in Clerkenwell, bought the site

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Simon Astridge adds white-brick extension to refurbished Victorian house

A large porthole-like window punctures the white-brick facade of this extension to a terraced house in north London, designed by Simon Astridge. London-based Astridge was tasked with renovating and extending the property near Highbury Fields, to create a sequence of more contemporary spaces for a scientist and her family. He set about remodelling the semi-detached

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AHMM completes “spatial puzzle” of interlocking flats

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has created a mixed-use building in the London borough of Southwark, featuring wood-lined windows set into brick facades. The building at 81-87 Weston Street, occupies a gap site close to Renzo Piano’s Shard, which previously housed a single-storey warehouse building used by leather traders. AHMM designed the building for developer Solidspace, which

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David Chipperfield Designs Ssense’s Flagship Store

British architecture practice David Chipperfield has renovated a 19th-century building in Montreal, creating an avant-garde concept fashion store that is to be the first physical store for Ssense, the leading e-commerce platform which stocks luxury bra…

New visuals emerge of development risking Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage status 

The design of the £5 billion development set to transform the northern docks of Liverpool, England, has been revised in response to concerns from the UNESCO conservation committee. New CGI visuals show the latest plans for the Central Dock section of the Liverpool Waters masterplan, which were changed after a warning from UNESCO that the development could

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David Chipperfield completes major expansion of London’s Royal Academy of Arts

British architect David Chipperfield has upgraded the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with a concrete bridge that connects two buildings, a new auditorium and renovated galleries. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the institution, David Chipperfield Architects has rejuvenated the Royal Academy’s (RA) “unloved building” at 6 Burlington Gardens and connected it to the institution’s main building, Burlington House.

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Donald Insall Associates restores Victorian glasshouse at London’s Kew Gardens

The Temperate House conservatory at Kew Gardens in Richmond upon Thames, London has reopened to the public following a five year restoration by Donald Insall Associates. The London-based firm, which specialises in consulting on historic buildings, was appointed as conservation architects by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2012. A masterpiece of 19th-century design, the Grade

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Eckford Chong adds blackened-timber garden studio to refurbished London house

UK architecture office Eckford Chong has renovated and extended an end-of-terrace property in east London, adding a garden studio that evokes traditional Japanese tea houses. The studio headed by Doug Eckford and Tania Chong was tasked with overseeing the internal and external renovations of the property in Walthamstow, which is occupied by a growing family.

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Two Pavilions And A Subterranean Passage By Carmody Groarke

In the rolling green hills of rural Sussex, London-based architecture firm Carmody Groarke has designed two pavilions — the first an artist’s studio, and the second a guest space with a subterranean entrance and water views.
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Community bid launched to buy Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to purchase the Stirling Prize-winning pier on England’s south coast, which was redesigned by architecture studio dRMM. Hastings Pier is currently for sale after the charity behind the project went into administration, less than a month after winning UK architecture’s top accolade. The Friends of Hastings Pier (FOHP), established after the Hastings Pier Charity went into administration,

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Twelve Architects to turn the ruins of Bodmin Jail into a hotel

An abandoned and bat-infested 18th century prison in Cornwall, England, is being turned into a hotel and tourist attraction by Twelve Architects. The London-based studio was commissioned by Interstate Europe Hotels to transform Bodmin Jail into destination accommodation, and to re-home the bats that have been roosting in its ruined walls in a bespoke bat-house.

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Niall McLaughlin Architects updates Cambridge college using historically appropriate materials

Niall McLaughlin Architects has refurbished a 1970s building at Jesus College, Cambridge, adding a new facade with a vertical composition of stone and timber elements that complements its historic context. The London-based practice won a competition in 2014 to redevelop parts of the University of Cambridge college and introduce new facilities including an auditorium, archive

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TV presenter George Clarke and TDO unveil terrace of prefabricated Fab Houses

London studio TDO teamed up with architect and television presenter George Clarke to create a terrace of prefabricated houses in the English town of North Shields. Called Fab Houses, the modular homes were designed by TDO and Clarke for joint venture developers Places for People and Urban Splash The developers are currently overseeing the renewal of Smith’s

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Porthole openings connect community centre and kindergarten in Cambridge

Porthole windows with brightly coloured frames, a soaring spiral staircase and waterfall gutters are among the playful touches MUMA Architects has included in this community centre in Cambridge, England. The London-based practice arranged the community centre and nursery school around a landscaped courtyard, which provides a secure playground for the children without the need for fences. With

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Carmody Groarke creates two ruin-like pavilions in the grounds of English country home

A 40-metre tunnel provides an undetectable connection between a house in rural Sussex and one of two follies designed by Carmody Groarke. London practice Carmody Groarke was tasked with building a guest suite on a lake and creating an artist’s studio within the brick walls of a ruined 18th-century farmhouse. The project, aptly named Two Pavilions, also

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Sean Griffiths uses visual trickery inside London house extension

Optical illusions including a trompe l’oeil painting and mirrored walls alter the perception of space inside this extension to a south London house by architect Sean Griffiths. The property is situated in a conservation area bordering Brockwell Park in the London Borough of Lambeth. Griffiths’ design for the extension aims to increase the amount of

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Fly-through video shows impact of 500 tall buildings planned for London

This fly-through video created for the NLA’s annual London Tall Buildings Survey shows how over 500 towers currently proposed for London will affect the capital’s skyline. The digital model of London was created by VU.CITY for New London Architecture (NLA) as part of its fifth annual London Tall Buildings Survey, which was published today. The results of

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Casa Hualle By Ampuero Yutronic

On the eastern shore of Lake Villarrica is Pucón, a Chilean city that stands below an active volcano. Just beyond the city’s borders, local architecture firm Ampuero Yutronic has designed a double story stained-black wooden home: ‘Casa Hualle’.
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Hayhurst and Co adds charred-timber extension to basement flat in north London

Dark timber cladding applied to the exterior of this extension to a London flat by Hayhurst and Co contrasts the white-oiled boards that line the kitchen and dining space within. The east-London studio headed by architect Nick Hayhurst was tasked with reorganising the layout of the flat in a Victorian terrace, and enhancing its connection

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First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

The first images of Populous’ MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released. Populous is designing the 18,000-seat spherical arena to host both music and esport events for the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Plans for the venue emerged earlier this year, alongside images of an

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Low-cost micro home is made from timber and scavenged materials

Invisible Studio built this mobile micro home at its woodland studio near the English city of Bath for a cost of just £20,000 thanks to the use of salvaged materials and locally grown timber.  The UK architecture office built the 40-square-metre gabled structure called Trailer out of unseasoned timber sourced the woodland surrounding its studio, as well as materials

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Interrobang converts London’s landmark Hoover Building into apartments

UK studio Interrobang has transformed the Hoover Building in west London into 66 apartments that retain many of the former factory’s original art deco features. The heritage-listed building was designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners in 1931, and began life as the UK headquarters, manufacturing plant and repairs centre for the Hoover Company. During its heyday

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Conran and Partners unveils residential conversion of Richard Seifert’s Centre Point

Richard Seifert’s celebrated Centre Point tower in London has been restored and converted into apartments by architecture firm Conran and Partners. London-based Conran and Partners has completely overhauled the Grade-II listed white-concrete high-rise, which was completed by Seifert in 1966, at the intersection of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. The 36-storey tower previously contained offices,

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Coventry’s post-war shopping centre earmarked for preservation in rare listing move

A clutch of post-war buildings in Coventry have been heritage listed, as the city prepares to become UK City of Culture for 2021. Eight architectural sites have been selected from the pedestrianised Upper Precinct shopping area, built as part of the UK city’s regeneration following heavy bombing during the second world war. They include buildings occupied

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Alter & Company creates playful extension to historic farm cottage

A slide and bright yellow ladder are among the playful interventions employed by Alter & Company in its modernisation of a farm in Surrey, England. The project by Brighton-based architecture and design office Alter & Company involved renovating a series of outbuildings situated alongside the 400-year-old Grade II-listed Stanyards Cottage. The cluster of structures that

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Winning concepts revealed for “iconic gateway” on London’s Old Street

A “digital garden” and “reflective lens” are among the four winning concepts in a competition seeking ideas for Old Street roundabout in London. Dar Group, EPR Architects, Gpad London and Nicholas Hare Architects all came top in the contest, which called for an “iconic gateway” at the east London junction dubbed Silicon Roundabout, due to the high volume

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Adjaye and Cullinan among architects working on ideas for Grenfell Tower estate

Adjaye Associates and Cullinan Studio are among six architecture firms working to generate ideas for the refurbishment of London’s Lancaster West Estate, where Grenfell Tower is located. The architects, along with Levitt Bernstein, Maccreanor Lavington, Murray John Architects and Penoyre Prasad, with landscape architect Andy Sturgeon Design and consultant Twinn Sustainability Innovation, are all exploring ideas for the future of

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Orms renovates art-deco office in London to create new headquarters for COS

This new headquarters for fashion brand COS features a facade of iridescent green tiles, added by London studio Orms to realise the intention of the original architect. Orms renovated a nine-storey triangular shaped building in central London, at the junction of New Oxford Street and High Holborn, to be COS’s new European headquarters. To realise the vision of

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Stained glass dividers brighten London co-working space inside former church

Surman Weston has converted a Victorian church in London’s Islington into a colourful co-working space that doubles as the architecture studio’s own office. The British practice turned the former methodist church into an open-plan office, using stained glass screens and panels on the suspended staircase to allude to the building’s history. Harlequin-patterned panes of glass in muted green, blue,

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“These are not the moves of a city that is proud of its architecture”

With Coventry set to be UK City of Culture in 2021, the destruction of the city’s post-war architecture needs to stop, says Owen Hatherley. Every now and then, I go to a city that had the hell bombed out of it in the second world war, and find that what it did afterwards to replan, rehouse and reimagine

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Guy Hollaway adds contemporary extension to his quintessential country cottage

British architect Guy Hollaway has transformed an 18th-century cottage in the Kent countryside into a modern home featuring a concrete and glass extension. Hollaway, whose eponymous studio has offices in London and Kent, designed the house for his own family over the course of several years, and wanted it to encapsulate many of the ideas

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Architectural Association names Eva Franch i Gilabert as new director

The Architectural Association in London has selected Catalan architect, curator and educator Eva Franch i Gilabert as its new director. Franch i Gilabert, who is currently chief curator and executive director of New York architecture organisation Storefront for Art and Architecture, was selected ahead of Robert Mull and Pippo Ciorra for the role. She received a majority vote of 67 per cent –

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Canal boat interiors inspire space-efficient extension to London house by Archmongers

Archmongers has extended the rear of a terraced house in Stoke Newington that features interiors lined with built-in plywood furniture to maximise the available space and a staircase made from a jigsaw of pieces. London studio Archmongers designed the closet-wing and mansard extensions for a growing family who wanted to create more space at their two-storey property

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Geometric brick-clad boarding house by MICA references its traditional neighbours

British architecture studio MICA has completed a boarding house in the grounds of Stowe School in England, featuring an assemblage of pale-brick volumes including a cylindrical tower and glazed bridge. Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, which was founded in 1923 and is situated within 750 acres of landscaped gardens that also

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dRMM’s Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale as charity goes under

Hastings Pier has been put up for sale less than four months after winning UK architecture’s top accolade, following the charity behind the project going into administration. Hastings Pier Charity, which was responsible for the dRMM-designed renovation of the pier on the south coast of England, suffered financial difficulties and was placed into administration in November

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Wilkinson Eyre and Jonathan Tuckey convert King’s Cross gasholders into luxury flats

Wilkinson Eyre has completed its transformation of a trio of Victorian gasholder frames at London’s King’s Cross into luxury apartments with interiors by Jonathan Tuckey Design. The London architecture practice headed up by Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre won a competition in 2002 to construct the apartments within the three conjoined gasholders for developer Argent. The project forms

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Liverpool to introduce building height cap in bid to save World Heritage status

Liverpool plans to clamp down on tall towers after controversial plans to build a pair of high-rise blocks facing the River Mersey threatened the UNESCO World Heritage status of the English city. The council and preservation body Historic England, have drawn up an action plan to rescue the city from being scrapped from the register, which denotes sites of significant historical

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Angular doors connect tapered extension by Mustard Architects with tiled patio

Mustard Architects has added this extension to an Edwardian house in west London, featuring a tapered plan that expands towards angular glazed doors set into its asymmetric gabled facade. East London studio Mustard Architects was asked to renovate and extend the property for new owners who wanted a brighter, more contemporary interior with an enhanced connection to the

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Populous to build spherical music venues in Las Vegas and London

Stadium specialist Populous has revealed plans to build spherical music and entertainment venues for the Madison Square Garden Company, in Las Vegas and London. The company behind New York’s Madison Square Garden (MSG) has released plans to create large-scale venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Both designed by Populous, the distinctive venues will be branded MSG Spheres. According

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Eurotunnel “very interested” in Boris bridge between England and France

The French operator of the Channel Tunnel has given the Boris bridge proposal a boast, by writing a letter to the UK prime minster in support of a second permanent connection between England and France. In a letter seen by the Telegraph, the chief executive of Eurotunnel Jacques Gounon, said that he was “very interested” in the

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Zaha Hadid Architects and Es Devlin longlisted to create “iconic gateway” at London’s Old Street

Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among the 39 design teams that have been longlisted to design a public space to replace the roundabout at Old Street in London. Also in the running to create the “iconic gateway” are British practices Hawkins\Brown, Paul Cocksedge Studio, Coffey Architects, Tonkin Liu, Mae Architects and Nicholas Hare Architects. The

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Pivoting louvres conceal windows set into brick facade of mews house by Belsize Architects

A light well, a glass staircase and large windows set behind wooden louvres help to bring natural light into this four-bedroom house, which Belsize Architects squeezed onto a small plot in a traditional mews near London’s Hyde Park. Local studio Belsize Architects designed the house to replace a one-bedroom mews cottage in Southwick Yard –

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Studio Ben Allen adds pair of brick vaults to terraced house in York

Two arches made from handmade bricks form an extension at the rear of this Victorian terraced house in York by London practice Studio Ben Allen. Studio Ben Allen used locally made bricks to build the two barrel vaults at the back of the L-shaped property located near the River Ouse. “It was the simple beauty of these rear spaces, a

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Jamie Fobert’s Kettle’s Yard extension echoes “calm aesthetic” of existing gallery

Jamie Fobert Architects has completed an extension to Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, England, adding a series of new exhibition and education spaces that complement the intimate and relaxed rooms of the original converted house. Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It occupies the former home of collector and

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Frida Escobedo designs secluded courtyard for Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has been named as the designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, which is to feature a latticed enclosure surrounding a pool of water. Escobedo is the 18th architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion, the prestigious annual commission from the Serpentine Galleries in London. The architect, who was born in 1979 and set

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Drone footage reveals 10-storey timber atrium by Studio RHE

Studio RHE has created a 10-storey engineered timber atrium at the heart of a London office building, as shown in this exclusive footage shot by Dezeen for the architecture firm. London-based Studio RHE renovated the Import Building for Trilogy Real Estate, as the first phase of the reinvention of the Republic complex in East India Quay. The building

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London mayor releases estate regeneration guide to protect social housing

London mayor Sadiq Khan has developed a good practice guide for estate regeneration in the capital, aiming to give residents greater say in their homes and ensure social housing is ring-fenced during redevelopment. The Better Homes for Local People guide is the first estate regeneration advice to be released by City Hall. It proposes requiring a resident

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Alma-nac to build tiny upside-down house in UK play park

A multi-coloured house is turned upside down and used as a climbing frame in this competition-winning design by architecture office Alma-nac. Set to be built this summer, The Upside Down House will form part of a new children’s play park in Green Park Village, a residential neighbourhood in Reading, England. The play house will feature

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Grimshaw and Wilkinson Eyre appointed to design HS2 stations

Grimshaw Architects and Wilkinson Eyre have been selected, alongside engineers Arup and WSP, to design stations in Birmingham and London for the high-speed rail network HS2 . Grimshaw Architects will work with WSP’s UK office to create a station for HS2 services at Birmingham Curzon Street, while Wilkinson Eyre and Arup will design the Birmingham Interchange station. Grimshaw Architects and Arup

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Park Hill estate to be converted into student housing

The final wave of regeneration at brutalist Park Hill estate will see 350 student homes, designed by British practice Whittam Cox Architects, built within the iconic concrete framework of the social housing complex in Sheffield, England. Urban Splash, the developer overseeing the renovation of the Grade II*-listed estate, has brought Whittam Cox Architects and student housing developer Alumno on board to

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