All articles by Ike Ijeh – Page 10

  • The Heron tower, now home to ex-City planning chief Peter Rees, is the only residential tower granted permission during his 29-year tenure

    City of London: Fair mile?


    The residential population of the City of London has dwindled but is it time to reverse that trend?

  • BIM was used to manage supply-chain contributions on the Francis Crick Institute

    Who wins with BIM?


    If your firm isn’t using BIM level 2 by Monday, then it can’t be considered for public sector work. So what does the requirement mean for the industry - and who will be the winners and the losers?

  • Hiscox Building in York

    Hiscox building: Makes you stare


    Make Architects’ Hiscox Building in York is a triumphant fusion of heritage and modernity that has at its heart a spectacular foyer of swirling concrete staircases and balconies - oh, and a rocket from the former Soviet arsenal

  • The European Commission in Brussels sets the procurement rules behind the OJEU framework

    EU procurement: Drawing lines


    Architects have played down the effect that a vote for Britain to leave the EU this summer would have on the profession, but its impact on procurement could make a big difference

  • 7 Air Street

    7 Air Street: A breath of fresh air


    Barr Gazetas’ retrofit of a 1920s office block on Air Street in central London has resulted in the first BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating for a listed building

  • The hoUSe concept is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional terraced house

    Prefab housing: Here’s one we made earlier


    A new range of low-cost prefabricated housing solutions is being rolled out across the country with the potential to help tackle Britain’s affordable housing crisis

  • TFL

    Cycle lanes: On yer bikes


    London’s £4bn Roads Modernisation Plan aims to radically redesign the way we travel through the capital’s streets

  • Thrale Almshouses

    Almshouses: Charity begins at home


    Renovating an almshouse site in Streatham, south London, meant a balancing act between upgrading outmoded 1930s housing and staying true to the Edwardian aesthetic

  • holycross

    Holy Cross School: A class of its own


    Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality

  • The new Grande Stade de Lyon is encased in concrete walls with narrow openings to mimic a medieval fortress

    Grande Stade de Lyon: Stadium Franglais


    Olympique Lyonnais’ new £340m home, designed by Populous, will host Euro 2016 matches this summer. But is it more typical of English stadium design than its continental counterparts?

  • The last train carrying the general public left Aldwych underground station on the evening of 30 September 1994, 87 years after the station first opened to the public

    Underground London: Secrets of the deep


    Beneath the streets of London lies a little known world of labyrinthine tunnels, disused tube stations, underground rivers and even a Post Office railway

  • Frampton Park Baptist Church

    Frampton Park Baptist Church


    A long way to heaven: A Baptist church in Hackney, east London, has broken with the archetypes of church design to place community facilities, a cafe, creche and offices at the congregational heart of the building - prayers go on up on the third floor

  • Heathrow

    Projects for 2016: Heathrow airport


    The wrangling over a third runway is one of the longest-running farces in recent British political history

  • Elbphilharmonie? Concert Hall

    Projects for 2016: Elbphilharmonie​ Concert Hall


    This £617m Herzog de Meuron project was originally costed at less than £60m and scheduled to complete in 2010

  • Athens

    Projects for 2016: Greek National Opera House


    With a crippled state apparatus and a national debt standing at almost 180% of GDP, one might be forgiven for thinking that a £500m new opera house might not be uppermost on the Greek government’s mind

  • Abu Dhabi Louvre

    Projects for 2016: Abu Dhabi Louvre


    While originally scheduled for 2012, the Louvre’s first museum outside of Paris should be worth the wait

  • wtc

    Projects for 2016: World Trade Center Transportation Hub


    With its original cost nearly doubled to £2.3bn, the almost decade-late World Trade Center Transportation Hub will become the world’s most expensive station

  • Tate modern

    Projects for 2016: Tate Modern extension


    Plagued by spiralling delays and ballooning costs, the extension to the world’s most popular modern art museum should finally open this summer

  • Rio Olympic Park

    Projects for 2016: Rio Olympics


    The sporting spectacle will return in 2016 with some typically impressive architecture

  • fenchurch

    The projects that shaped 2015


    It’s been a bumper year for both major and more modest buildings, from the Walkie Talkie to Vaudeville Court - but are they wonders or blunders?