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Studio Woodroffe Papa rethinks mews housing in Bloomsbury with The Old Dairy

The London-based practice designed a complex of thirteen homes on a slim triangular site overlooking a historic park Words by Francesca Perry In the dense

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The latest US Embassy in London is designed to represent American ideals of diplomacy

Completed in 2017, architecture studio Kieran Timberlake designed London’s US Embassy to be at once secure and welcoming. Situated in the Nine Elms are of

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Robin Hood Gardens: A brutal failure?

Robin Hood Gardens: A brutal failure?

Robin Hood Gardens. Photo by Steve Cadman The London-based social housing complex was design by architects Alison and Peter Smithson as a manifestation of their

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A brief history of Brutalist social estate Thamesmead

A brief history of Brutalist social estate Thamesmead

  Thamesmead was designed to be a revolutionary housing estate but, like many of its Brutalist contemporaries, it failed to meet its utopian goals Thamesmead

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Team 4: an architecture supergroup

Team 4: an architecture supergroup

Team 4 was an architecture firm set up in 1963 that comprised the young British architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Wendy Cheesman and Su Brumwell

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Coronavirus and the City

Coronavirus and the City

Paris’ strict lockdown has seen the streets acquire an eerie quietude. As the Covid-19 pandemic turns seething metropoles into virtual ghost-towns, Joe Lloyd takes a

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The Barbican: London’s Brutalist masterpiece

The Barbican: London’s Brutalist masterpiece

Lakeside Terrace Barbican Centre. Photo by Max Colson The Barbican Estate has topped the list of Britain’s ugliest building several times, yet the Brutalist complex

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Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatic Centre

Built for the 2012 London Olympics, Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatic Centre has an undulating roof that dips down like a wave According to Zaha Hadid

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Balfron Tower: Erno Goldfinger’s Brutalist council estate

 Balfron Tower entrance door. Photo by Graeme Maclean Ernö Goldfinger’s high-rise residential block in Poplar, East London was designed as a solution to London’s post-war

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Tate Modern’s Blavantnik Building extension by Herzog & de Meuron

Over a decade after designing the Tate Modern, Herzog & de Meruon completed the Blavantnik Building – a brick extension in the old switch house that

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RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

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Project Room designs new streetlight for Los Angeles

Estudio Botteri Connell designs a Buenos Aires house that feels underwater

Improve your team’s bench strength

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RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

Issue 201 Magazine

Project Room designs new streetlight for Los Angeles

Estudio Botteri Connell designs a Buenos Aires house that feels underwater

Improve your team’s bench strength

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ICON Minds: the future of the home

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Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

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Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

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Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality