Case Studies

The new block features a translucent facade faced with polycarbonate sheeting

Graveney School: Shining example

24 Jun 15 | By Ike Ijeh

Tooting’s Graveney School teaches architecture to its schoolchildren, invites architects to lecture, and counts architects among its alumni

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Action station: Bond street tube station

19 Jun 15 | By Andy Pearson

A cramped site 20m underground, below a busy street is not an easy place to conduct the £320m upgrade of Bond Street tube station. Especially when the only access is via two 9m-wide shafts.


London Business School: A perfect match

10 Jun 15 | By Ike Ijeh

Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

Care Index

A care in the world

3 Jun 15 | By Ike Ijeh

Architype’s £9.6m overhaul of St Michael’s Hospice in Herefordshire is a nuanced balance between residential and institutional functions

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Francis Crick Institute: Larger than life

29 May 15 | By Ike Ijeh

The awe-inspiring scale, ambition and innovation of the Francis Crick Institute more than matches the pioneering biomedical research that is soon to take place within its walls

Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre: A plan is thatched

20 May 15 | By Ike Ijeh

The £11.6m Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

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Project news

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Willmott Dixon bags £20m Design Museum fit-out

29 Jun 15

The Design Museum has appointed Willmott Dixon Interiors for the £20m fit-out of its new home

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Transport officials warned HS2 was 'unaffordable' in 2012

26 Jun 15

Suppressed MPA report on HS2 quietly released amid furore over Network Rail

Trinity Islands

Allied London reveals 'vertical village' for Manchester

26 Jun 15

Details of vertical village in Manchester revealed by Allied London.

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BAM wins Old Admiralty refurb

16 Jun 15

The Department of Education has said that BAM is its preferred contractor for the fit out of its new headquarters.

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Kier bags huge health contract haul

16 Jun 15

Kier has been awarded contracts valued at £247m under the ProCure21+ framework.

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Lipton Rogers and PLP unveil 22 Bishopsgate tower

15 Jun 15

New designs for 22 Bishopsgate have been put on display at the site for public view


'Stacked boxes' re-design for 2 World Trade Center

11 Jun 15

Bjarke Ingels Group reveal new design for fourth and final tower at the World Trade Center site

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Plan for new 2,000-home east London neighbourhood

10 Jun 15

Boris Johnson confirms Beam Park development in east London


Mace sells Square Mile building for £110m

9 Jun 15

Mace has sold Assam Place in Aldgate for £110m to Greystar Real Estate Partners.

Media Village

Lendlease lined up for major White City media campus

5 Jun 15

Lendlease is being lined up as the contractor for Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan UK’s project next to Television Centre



What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 15

This week’s commercial products include bespoke ceiling panels for the 47 floors of The Leadenhall Building

Pilkington Glass for council office

What to specify: Cladding

8 Jun 15

This week’s cladding products include a ventilated facade, a ballistic protection system and eco-friendly cladding

Integrated service modules

What to specify: Off-site manufacture

20 May 15

This week’s modular products include a stylish services solution at David Chipperfield’s One Pancras Square, a nanotechnology lab, and a school sixth form centre constructed in just 14 weeks

SFS panels

What to specify: Walls, ceilings & partitions

7 May 15

This week’s walls, ceilings and partitions products include curtain walling for an Eiffel-tower inspired building in Singapore and external wall insulation for a residential estate in Clackmannan

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Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: Blue Mosque

26 Jun 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Félicie Krikler, associate director at Assael Architecture


Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

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Judit Kimpian

When buildings perform as designed

15 Jun 15 | By Judit Kimpian

Detailed evaluations of the performance of buildings are essential if we are to improve their design and operation in the future

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Nicholas Boys Smith

Why can't we build homes people actually want to live in?

20 May 15 | By Nicholas Boys Smith

We have a housing crisis not just because we are building too few homes - it’s also because the ones we have already built are just not popular