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  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Forum for change – Herzog & de Meuron’s Blavatnik School of Government

    Herzog & de Meuron’s latest building, a wedding cake-like stack of glass volumes, is home to Oxford University’s first School of Government. Funded by Britain’s richest man, Leonard Blavatnik, its centrepiece is a grand cylindrical void designed to foster collaboration and interaction between future world leaders

  • Walk the walk – Shepherdess Walk by Solidspace and Jaccaud Zein Architects

    Forget about open-plan living, it’s all about the split section and flexible homes that work with the occupier and maximise the use of space, as Jaccaud Zein Architects’ and design-led developer Solidspace’s new residential development in Shoreditch attests to

  • Creation from Catastrophe: How Architecture Rebuilds Communities review

    The Royal Institute of British Architects’ latest exhibition looks at ways that cities and communities have recovered from disasters - from the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire to today’s grass-roots community schemes

  • Join in with Blueprint and Ecophon’s #verticalview competition

    Share your vertical snaps for the chance to win weekly prizes including a MacBook Air

  • Gasholder Park, London by Bell Phillips Architects

    Once part of the largest gasworks in the world, one surviving gasholder in King’s Cross has been brought back to life in the regenerating area as the lawn-filled Gasholder Park, by Bell Phillips Architects. Cate St Hill reports

  • Non-Conformist: Eileen Gray’s E-1027 house revisited

    Modernist furniture designer, architect and painter Eileen Gray was long overlooked, but her recently restored E-1027 house on the Côte d’Azur drove Le Corbusier to impetuous acts of jealousy. Now open to the public, the house forms part of a new Modernist Mecca called Cap Moderne that also includes Corb’s Le Cabanon. Yet E-1027 is undoubtedly the star of the show, as is Gray - back in the spotlight with a new film, exhibition and book out this year

  • Meet: Studio Octopi

    London practice Studio Octopi talks through its expanding portfolio of projects that range from a Greek theatre to a plan to reinstate swimming in the Thames

  • Through the keyhole: Adolf Loos interiors in Pilsen

    Brno-born architect Adolf Loos was renowned for his modernist interior designs for affluent Austrian and Czech clients. Now, in its year as European Capital of Culture, the city of Pilsen has restored and opened to the public three of the 56 apartment interiors Loos completed in his lifetime. Previously depicted in dingy black-and-white photos, then abandoned and occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War, the apartments have been brought back to their former rich and colourful glory for all to see