Learning from the past

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios designed a replacement primary school in south London which builds on the features created over time in its predecessor, and celebrates its mixed community. Jayne Dowle reports When Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) won the competition... View Article

Up for a night out

London’s Camden Market has its share of characterful drinking establishments, so to attract visitors to a new terrace bar crowning a historic building, playfully nostalgic design moves within a contrasting light structure were in order. James Parker reports Camden in... View Article

Shared opportunity

James Parker reports on how Assael Architecture achieved a pioneering co-living scheme which used a difficult site to the full to give single occupants and keyworkers a foothold in London, plus co-working and shared amenities to combat loneliness Sunday Mills,... View Article

Industrial revelation

Dubbed the ‘grandparent of the skyscraper,’ the iron-framed former flaxmill in Shrewsbury has been brought back to life as a workplace and museum by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. James Parker reports on how they worked with Historic England to... View Article

A class of its own

An ambitious vision for a pioneering CLT Passivhaus primary school building in a historic part of Edinburgh was realised thanks to an open-minded team effort. Clara Garriga from architects Holmes Miller explains all to Roseanne Field Despite its grade-B listed... View Article

Finding a new groove

As a prominent adaptive reuse scheme on the Grand Union Canal in West London, The Gramophone Works sees Studio RHE employing modern timber technology to create a healthy work environment which also sustains the former record label HQ’s vibrant spirit.... View Article

A team effort

Providing a wide range of health and wellbeing facilities, and passing the finish line five months ahead of schedule, a new leisure centre in Leicestershire is set to become a central part of the local community. Paolo Coyle from architects... View Article

A singularly caring approach

A new replacement for a 70s hospital which removed valuable parts of central Liverpool, a major new health facility for the city bridges healthcare and academia, restores urban quality, and has more ensuite single rooms than any other UK hospital.... View Article

A blend of art & architecture

LISTEN HERE The former home and studio of renowned Pre-Raphaelite painter Frederic Lord Leighton has evolved as a museum over its long life; its latest reimagining is a sensitive and artistic refurb by BDP, as Tom Boddy reports London is... View Article

A centre of learning

Ulster University’s new campus is a significant and complex achievement that knits a formerly suburban education provision into a busy part of Belfast’s city centre. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios describes the scheme to ADF’s Tom Boddy The historic and newly... View Article

New social value on the block

James Parker reports on MVRDV’s scheme to transform a Paris city block, which produced a scheme that visually celebrates its intertwined mix of office, library and hotel spaces, and added further value with social housing Montparnasse sits in the south... View Article

Discreetly ecological, on a grand scale

Nottingham-based CPMG Architects spoke to ADF’s Tom Boddy about their phase of an extensive hotel and spa complex under construction west of Shanghai, which is driven by sustainability and embedded into the landscape Situated two hours west of Shanghai and... View Article

An estate of renewal

  A multi-phase regeneration project in Barking, east London, will see a notorious estate replaced by a highly considered development with a renewed sense of quality and space, by White Arkitekter. The firm’s Linda Thiel took James Parker through two... View Article

Ask the Architect: Marion Room

LISTEN HERE Marion Room, the new director running DMWR Architects’ Manchester studio, answers ADF’s questions on future plans to grow the practice in the north west, and her personal goals What made you want to become an architect? I was... View Article

Open to new ideas

Breaking the mould as a highly flexible coworking space open to the whole of Cambridge University, Jestico + Whiles’ socially-focused building helps present a more public face while supporting new collaborations Although only a couple of miles from the heart... View Article

A new gateway for Newcastle

As part of a large-scale regeneration of Newcastle’s city centre, its Victorian station is undergoing a revitalising refurbishment. Here, Alex Vafeiadi of Atkins tells Jack Wooler how the firm was able to bring all the stakeholders together to uplift this... View Article

Building good bones

A new healthcare facility by global architecture practice HKS transformed a business park in an Atlanta suburb, and set the precedent for the care provider to invest $1bn in developing the wider site. Roseanne Field reports on this LEED Gold... View Article

A flexible fit

When clothing brand Joules gave architects Edge the brief to bring its five offices together under one roof in Leicestershire, designing for new hybrid working patterns was high on the agenda, with open, collaborative spaces which echoed brand heritage. Roseanne... View Article

Floating south

Christina Seilern designed a cluster of white forms sitting lightly on an olive grove on the small island of Paros in the South Aegean, as a villa for her family. Tom Boddy spoke to the architect Sitting in a tranquil... View Article

Thinking outside the box

A revitalised former textile factory has been transformed into a modern office building, introducing a new mix of private amenities and public realm to Shenzhen in south eastern China. Jack Wooler speaks to Lorenzo Mattozzi of MVRDV on the brief... View Article