Articles on London

Bayford Mews by pH+. Photo Agnese Sanvito
 

Brick-clad Bayford Mews by pH+ weaves itself into the urban fabric

LONDON – Eccentricity is toned down and replaced by order and ingenuity in the design of Bayford Mews, a three-unit residential building.

Nobu Hotel by Ben Adams. Photos Nicholas Worley
 

Ben Adams pierces through the Shoreditch scene

LONDON – The striking front of the building punctures into the public scene with open-ended beams.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70
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.

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.

Frame awards
Frame awards
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.

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.