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£80m office block builds on King's Cross regeneration

Italian terracotta panels sit within black aluminium framesKing’s Cross’ £2bn transformation from polluted wasteland into a glimmering hub of commerce…
01 Oct 2015

An architype for straw-clad, low-carbon buildings at Uni of East Anglia

A building with straw-covered walls might sound like something from the tale of the three little pigs, but The Enterprise…
29 Sep 2015

Architecture & office interiors updates: projects, planning and public put-downs

Birmingham means businessDoone Silver Architects’ design for a new tower at 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham, has been given planning permission.…
28 Sep 2015

A bittersweet year for Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid is to become the first sole woman to receive RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal, which is awarded in recognition…
24 Sep 2015

Peter Murray on flexible housing in London

The traditional London terrace house has been able to adapt over the years to a whole lot of different uses,…
23 Sep 2015

School's in: this year's best new educational buildings, part I

Over a quarter of the 37 projects to win RIBA National Awards this year were schools. Educational buildings therefore dominated…
23 Sep 2015

Fletcher Priest gets go-ahead for Manchester's #6 First Street

First St Street View from Tony Wilson Place Fletcher Priest has received planning permission for #6 First Street, a major…
16 Sep 2015

National Graphene Institute by Jestico + Whiles

The ‘veil’ of black stainless-steel panels reflects the evening sky Of Jestico + Whiles’ 40-plus educational projects in recent years,…
15 Sep 2015

City of London school by Hawkins\Brown

A new music block and boarding house for the City of London Corporation’s Freemen’s School are softened by a cedar…
15 Sep 2015

Kindergarten by Moke treats kids like tiny adults

Moke Architecten has built a Belgian kindergarten around a characterful former town hall, adding a light-filled extension for the main…
15 Sep 2015

EPR fashions tiled facade for 24 Savile Row

If anyone with a knowledge of contemporary ceramics was asked to guess who had created the coolly clean-lined, immaculately proportioned,…
07 Sep 2015

Peter Murray on London's new Stone Age

I recently wrote about the New London Vernacular in this column (onoffice 98), an approach to the design of housing…
04 Sep 2015

You&Me boosts civic pride with shopfront revamps

Shopfront improvement projects such as those on London’s Leyton High Road and Blackhorse Lane have already been shown to be…
29 Aug 2015

Peter Murray: "Planning has lost two visionaries"

June was a sad month for planning. The funerals of two giants of the profession, from two very different eras,…
05 Aug 2015

Bjarke Ingels goes back to school

Gammel Hellerup High School might just be one of the coolest high schools in the world. Bjarke Ingels, who heads…
31 Jul 2015

Glasgow's Theatre Royal gets dramatic makeover

From the outside, the new foyer extension to the Scottish Opera at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal might seem the ultimate contemporary…
28 Jul 2015

Video: Rory Harmer on treehouses & green urban spaces

Dalston-based architecture practice Tate Harmer has designed a temporary workspace in a tree in Hoxton Square, London, where up to…
23 Jul 2015

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