• House of Card: Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cathedral

    After 2011′s devastating earthquake which reduced swathes of Christchurch, NZ, to rubble, the city’s new interim cathedral designed by Shigeru Ban finally opened to the public this week. The opening marks a long awaited return for the city’s most loved monument and a critical moment in Christchurch’s urban recovery. We revisit our exclusive interview with Ban, conducted earlier this year as the cardboard cathedral was constructed and published in Blueprint #326

  • 2013 Serpentine Pavilion

    The 2013 Serpentine Pavilion brought together Sou Fujimoto, the youngest architect to design the installation, and AECOM, a new engineer and technical consultant for the pavilion.

  • Reading Room, Pierres Vives

    After nearly 10 years working on the whole Pierres Vives local government building, Stephane Hof had to complete the reading room in a fraction of the time, but it nevertheless has a pleasing synergy with the exterior

  • BBC North at MediaCityUK

    Three of the site’s buildings have been transformed by Shepard Robson’s interior design arm SR:ID for the BBC, more than meeting the brief of ‘provoking smiles’

  • Phoenix High School, sixth-form centre

    The design team at Bond Bryan Architects has all the angles covered after consulting with staff and students to create this colourful new building

  • Newham Borough Council headquarters

    When the Newham Council decided to relocate its 26 separate offices into one new and contemporary headquarters, the ID:SR design team had challenges of space and a tight public-sector budget to contend with

  • Lifford House, Birmingham City Council Office

    When Birmingham City Council needed to update and consolidate its offices Squaredot came up with an affordable yet pleasing design to bring office workers closer together