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Turning up the gas in King’s Cross

Three Grade II listed Victorian gasholder guide frames have been reinvented as high-end apartments in the centre of King’s Cross, London. Jack Wooler spoke to Arup’s Rob Buck and Ed Shearer about the complex refurbishment. Rising above the canal docks... View Article

An extra storey makes all the difference

A regional housebuilder says its contemporary three-storey homes in Bracknell are proving popular as they unlock another level of living space and has listed the top five reasons to buy that extra floor. Persimmon Homes Thames Valley is creating contemporary... View Article

CoveBurgess Architects team up with Pentagon to create porcelain folly dedicated to social reformer Octavia Hill, for London Festival of Architecture 2018

CoveBurgess Architects and leading tile specialists Pentagon, have collaborated to design a porcelain tiled folly with Bonsai Oak tree rising from within as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. The 1.3m2 engraved pavilion, sits in the London Borough of Southwark’s Bankside, which has been... View Article

Aster Group builds record number of homes

Housing association and developer Aster Group delivered 939 new homes last year, a 14 per cent increase on 2016’s total. This is more than the group’s average build rate for the past 10 years – 550 homes – and has... View Article

La casa del desierto

A new house designed by OFIS Architects demonstrates new possibilities in glass specification through a collaboration with glass manufacturers, Guardian Glass. Designed to withstand the Gorafe Desert (Province of Granada, Spain), which is considered one of the most adverse and... View Article

Historic school to be revitalised with adjusted CALA plans

Fresh proposals to breathe new life into one of Edinburgh’s most distinctive old school buildings have been submitted for approval. Plans for the sympathetic restoration of the former Boroughmuir High School had been revisited prior to a community event as... View Article

A small victory

Discreetly hidden in a quiet cul-de-sac in Finchley, north London is an unconventional compact home, designed for a young client who was looking for a way to combat London’s housing shortage. James Parker reports According to its architect Nick Pocock... View Article

Village vanguard

Overlaying the former site of a piecemeal-built country club just west of Bristol, a new retirement village offers a refreshingly social approach to long-term living, combined with sympathy for the local vernacular. Sébastien Reed reports Ascending to Clifton Village to... View Article

State of the art

The University of Bergen’s departments of art and design have been brought together as a new landmark in the Norwegian city’s emerging artistic hub. Jack Wooler spoke to architects Snøhetta to hear how the design displays the building’s true character,... View Article
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