Vertical integration

Architype’s Eco Business Centre brings flexible shared workspace to eco-town North West Bicester, in what ended up being the UK’s first non-residential Passivhaus Plus accredited building. Sébastien Reed reports There are 6,000 new ‘true’ zero-carbon homes planned for North West... View Article

The big reveal

James Parker speaks to the architect of a complex restoration project in Manchester to create a boutique hotel which enhances industrial Victorian architecture, and celebrates the city’s trading history A new adaptive reuse project in Manchester has rescued three important... View Article

Building a cultural bridge

Jack Wooler spoke to Antti Nousjoki of ALA architects about how Finland’s biggest library combines an inviting ‘bridge’ structure with shifting timber and glass facades The new Oodi Library in Helsinki is a modern take on the building typology, offering... View Article

With several new developments, Monaco is changing

With a multitude of new developments, Monaco has changed considerably since 1960, when Prince Rainier III set up the Monaco Economic Development Corporation to draw new businesses to the Principality. Until the 1970s, villas were demolished and skyscrapers mushroomed in... View Article

Living in harmony

Combining a contemporary music college with a mix of residential accommodation, The Music Box is a new landmark for Southwark. Trevor Morriss, principal architect, explains to Jack Wooler how uses were carefully integrated to create a unique hybrid Connecting a... View Article

Box office appeal

An interior design project in Bath took the boutique cinema concept up a notch, for a client looking to balance high end and universal appeal. Sébastien Reed spoke to the firm directing a dramatic makeover A recent addition to Bath’s... View Article

Working together for patients

The substantial new hospital north of Stockholm embodies collaboration – between the public and private sector, academia and healthcare, and two of Sweden’s leading architectural firms. James Parker reports Recently opened after a 12 year gestation in the north of... View Article

Industrial-scale research & testing facilities for Cranfield University

The architectural practice behind the multi-award-winning Aerospace Integrated Research Centre (AIRC) at Cranfield University has designed four new buildings on the Bedfordshire campus. CPMG Architects is delivering a new Agri-Informatics facility, Water Sciences Building, an extension to the existing Pilot hall,... View Article

Farrells are making the ordinary ‘extraordinary’

Lyons Place, Westminster Lyons Place on the Edgware Road references the areas Art Deco character, creating a landmark scheme that is in tune with the culture and context of its location. Delivered with a complete architectural and interior design service,... View Article

Making the connections

James Parker visited Tate Harmer’s new timber building which enables a Surrey school to connect with the landscape, while opening up circulation and giving it a new ‘heart’ According to Jerry Tate, Partner at Tate Harmer Architects, the key word... View Article