Articles on London

Kew House by McLaren Excell. Photos Simone Bossi

A straight-edged extension by McLaren Excell simplifies complexity

LONDON – Often, a more viable option for gaining additional living space in the English capital is to increase the footprint of the home that you already have.

Garden Studio Gym by Eastwest Architecture. Photos Naaro

Eastwest Architecture's garden shed provides plenty of height for skipping and jumping

LONDON – The English capital can be an exciting and bustling hub of activity but, just outside the central cocoon in Greater London, opportunities can be slightly more lacking.

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
Tara Theatre by Aedas. Photos Philip Vile

Aedas Arts Team attaches a symbolic intervention to a small theatre

LONDON – A small end-terrace theatre in the south-west of London has been updated with an extension that includes a 100-seater auditorium.

A magenta glow from the butterfly exhibition fills the space. Photo Marcus Peel

Bompas & Parr hones in on a new age museum for experiencing food

LONDON – A new venture is unveiled courtesy of a couple of prolific experience designers, who endeavour to make food culture widely consumed in many dimensions.

Bespoke stainless steel bucket forms double as roof tiles and host an array of over 800 sedums and heathers set in beds of stone. Photo Kilian O'Sullivan

Hayhurst and Co. gets out the gardening gloves to densify London back-lots

LONDON – A Garden House meets the challenge of inserting contemporary architecture into a conservation area.

A Grade-II listed tin church, bought flat-packed from a catalogue in 1880.

The Modern House is an estate agency that lifts the spirits

LONDON – Since Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill founded The Modern House in 2005, the duo has sold some of the UK's most exceptional properties.

Polycarbonate covers the front façade animating the building both internally and externally.

Urban Projects Bureau's school building uses creative solutions inspired by limiting factors

LONDON – From the robust wooden structure to the playful façade, Alex Warnock-Smith explains the process behind the new Sixth Form Block for students at Graveney School in London.

Interior shots of the finished building appear throughout the sequence of construction.

Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe dissect the cheesegrater

LONDON – Architectural Photographer Paul Raftery reflects on his collaboration with filmmaker Dan Lowe for a documentary on the construction of the Leadenhall Building in London.

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Out Now: Mark #69
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 Designed by Smiljan Radic, Photograph © 2014 Iwan Baan.

Smiljan Radic' pavilion combines constructed ruins with a translucent cocoon

LONDON – The Chilean architect's highly-personal design is inspired by classical follies.

Architects bring light and space into a former basement.

Art Gallery by L'Atelier Senzu

LONDON – A young Parisian outfit just realised its first built project: a refurbishment of a small art gallery in east London.

Architects decided to keep a nineteenth century stable wall in order to integrate the new residence into the existing streetscape. Inside, the split-level creates subtle spatial boundaries between living spaces.

Kew House by Piercy&Company

LONDON – A house on a small suburban site in south west London is a testament to prefabrication as well as traditional craftsmanship.

The extension of this traditional terrace house creates a new spatial configuration for its inhabitants

Islington House by Neil Dusheiko Architects

LONDON – Behind a Victorian façade in London's Islington district, a dilapidated terrace house was transformed into a light-filled living space.