The Age of Enlightenment

A formerly aloof monument to ancient art has been opened up in the French city of Nantes, with a precise handling of light and form as the keys to a unifying extension and refurbishment by Stanton Williams. James Parker reports... View Article

Clarity of vision

Forming a cluster of overlapping, pristine volumes, a new university campus in Milan brings an artistic formal composition together with leading edge medical practice, research and study. Sébastien Reed reports With its origins in the creation of a nursing degree... View Article

Precision-made for flexibility

With flexibility and functionality as key drivers, Bond Bryan Architects designed a state of the art autopart manufacturing facility which allowed for future expansion on demand. Sébastien Reed reports Magna International is a leading automotive supplier with 327 manufacturing operations... View Article

A small victory

Discreetly hidden in a quiet cul-de-sac in Finchley, north London is an unconventional compact home, designed for a young client who was looking for a way to combat London’s housing shortage. James Parker reports According to its architect Nick Pocock... View Article

Village vanguard

Overlaying the former site of a piecemeal-built country club just west of Bristol, a new retirement village offers a refreshingly social approach to long-term living, combined with sympathy for the local vernacular. Sébastien Reed reports Ascending to Clifton Village to... View Article

State of the art

The University of Bergen’s departments of art and design have been brought together as a new landmark in the Norwegian city’s emerging artistic hub. Jack Wooler spoke to architects Snøhetta to hear how the design displays the building’s true character,... View Article

New angles on warehouse living – Krøyers Plads, Copenhagen

Located on the doorstep of Copenhagen’s Nyhavn tourist trap are a trio of desirable new harbourside apartment blocks which echo the area’s traditional brick architecture, but with a modern twist. Sébastien Reed reports. Probably the most immediately striking aspect of... View Article

Open for business

Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is a big step away from recent landmark City buildings, with a highly bespoke, super-sustainable design whose disciplined exterior conceals a contrastingly open, dynamic interior. James Parker reports In 2010, Michael Bloomberg, three-time New York Mayor... View Article

Mass appeal – Brock Commons Tallwood House – Vancouver, Canada

James Parker reports on how an “extraordinarily ordinary” student residence in Vancouver became the world’s tallest engineered timber building almost by accident. At 18 storeys, Brock Commons Tallwood House, a student residence in Vancouver, is currently the world’s tallest engineered... View Article

A grand transformation – Procuratie Vecchie, Venice

David Chipperfield Architects has embraced the daunting task of transforming one of Venice’s most important historic buildings for a very different future use. Roseanne Field reports. Even if you have never visited, you are likely to be able to mentally picture Venice’s... View Article

A different way of co-working – Huckletree West, London

Today’s co-working spaces need to be vibrant and engaging if they are to attract dynamic young businesses, and in that context the newly opened Huckletree West doesn’t disappoint, reports Ray Philpott. White City, the former heart of the BBC’s empire in... View Article