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  • St James’s Market, London by Make Architects

    Thanks to two keys buildings being restored and refurbished by Make Architects into high-end offices and retail, within a larger £400m masterplan, the old St James’s Market area abutting Haymarket in London is moving on from being the neglected yesteryear haunt of butchers, bakers and periwig makers. Now the market site will soon find itself again as a bustling centre of commerce, shopping and dining at the heart of London’s West End

  • Review: Wang Shu at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    The first in a new series at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art focusing on a new generation of architects that are responding to the world around us, explores the work of Chinese architect Wang Shu

  • Lucienne Day centenary celebrations

    Lucienne Day is well known as one half of Britain’s most celebrated, and most glamorous, designer couple, the Days. But while the power of the couple was instrumental in their image-making, Lucienne showed a determination to be recognised as an independent designer. She was the first textile designer to have her name printed on her fabrics and helped shape the practice of design into what it is today. As a year-long programme of events and exhibitions kicks off to mark the centenary of her birth, we reflect on her legacy.

  • Meet: Rural Urban Framework

    Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework has won the RIBA’s first International Emerging Architect prize for its work on new models of rural development in China.

  • Review: Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

    Established Scandinavian brands are supporting younger, up-and-coming designers, discovers Cate St Hill at this year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

  • Garden House by Hayhurst and Co

    Tucked in behind rows of Victorian terraces, the transformation of a single-storey garden workshop into a two-storey residence/workshop for the art partnership Whitaker Malem makes full use of the limited plot and natural light, and even features a garden — on the roof...

  • Meet: SPACE Copenhagen

    Multidisciplinary Danish studio SPACE Copenhagen talks us through its intuitive, emotive way of working that has resulted in an array of interior design, furniture and objects

  • Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, Science Museum by Zaha Hadid

    Zaha Hadid’s fascination with mathematical logic and geometry crystalised in her design for the new Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum in London

  • Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings review

    A new show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London portrays how Zaha Hadid used painting and drawing as a design tool to imagine architecture.

  • Dyson Campus by WilkinsonEyre

    Building on a 20-year relationship with technology company Dyson, WilkinsonEyre has completed a £250m expansion of the Dyson campus in rural Wiltshire, which it first designed in 1996. The centrepiece is a mirrored glass box designed to conceal the brand’s most top-secret innovations...

  • Brighton College School of Music by Eric Parry Architects

    Another new edifice, in a raft of new buildings for the 170-year-old Brighton College, has been unveiled - the music school by Eric Parry Architects, with a floating, pitched roof inspired by George Gilbert Scott’s original school building. Cate St Hill visits

  • House 19 by Jestico + Whiles

    A Fifties' bungalow in the home town of Jestico + Whiles' director Heinz Richardson provided the perfect site for House 19, a new- build, carbon-neutral, energy-efficient home that encompasses the past, present and future

  • Meet: Pezo von Ellrichshausen

    We get to know Pezo von Ellrichshausen, a Chilean art and architecture studio that creates experiential 'spatial structures', most recently at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale

  • Vajrasana Buddhist retreat centre by Walters & Cohen Architects

    Peace and tranquillity is waiting to be discovered at a Buddhist retreat in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, subject of a £4m transformation that has seen the conversion of old barns and farm buildings, so that more meditation practioners and stressed-out city folk can find release. Cate St Hill reports

  • The BIG idea: this year’s Serpentine Gallery pavilion and four summer houses

    The Serpentine Galleries has expanded its summer architectural programme this year with not just one but five pavilions in Kensington Gardens. Danish practice BIG celebrates a new outpost in London with a vast, pixelated, cathedral-like structure, while Kunlé Adeyemi, Yona Friedman, Asif Khan and Barkow Leibinger have each created a summer house responding to William Kent’s 18th-century folly for Queen Caroline

  • hoUse by Urban Splash and shedkm

    Seeking an alternative to mass housing schemes across the country, Urban Splash has teamed up with architecture practice shedkm to create a prefabricated housing scheme in Manchester that is customisable and quick to construct

  • Meet: Gort Scott

    Cate St Hill chats to London-based architecture practice Gort Scott, which is reaching maturity and garnering attention with two smart projects for Oxbridge universities

  • Supreme Court of the Netherlands / KAAN Architecten

    Sandwiched between historical parliamentary buildings and a popular site for mass demonstration, a new building designed by KAAN Architecten in The Hague has found a very fitting location for the country’s Supreme Court. Providing a dignified and elegant addition to its location, while working within very strict parameters as laid down by the state, KAAN Architecten has produced a design that marries both openness and privacy

  • The Grand Entrance Hall, Brunel Museum / Tate Harmer

    Designed when he was a teenager, with his father Marc Brunel, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s very first project - the Thames Tunnel, spanning 396m underwater - was a world first. Celebrated with underground fairs and banquets before being converted for steam trains, its entrance shaft has lain inaccessible and unused for more than 150 years. Now, thanks to a new entrance and staircase by Tate Harmer, it is welcoming revellers once again

  • Meet: Tham & Videgard Arkitekter

    Cate St Hill gets to know Swedish practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, which has just completed a curvaceous new school of architecture in Stockholm