Thinking outside the box

LISTEN HERE A revitalised former textile factory has been transformed into a modern office building, introducing a new mix of private amenities and public realm to Shenzhen in south eastern China. Jack Wooler speaks to Lorenzo Mattozzi of MVRDV on... View Article

Writing a new history

LISTEN HERE Part restoration of a disused historic school and part new build, Museum Place sees Beyer Blinder Belle create a new residential and cultural destination in the heart of the US capital. Roseanne Field reports Situated in the Southwest... View Article

Screen test

In creating a unique digital art school for Manchester, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios enlivened windowless facades with a giant LED screen displaying students’ work, surrounded by bespoke, pleated aluminium. James Parker reports The Manchester Metropolitan University School of Digital Arts... View Article

A warm welcome

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With sustainability at the core of the brief for a multi-purpose building at the Royal Horticultural Society’s new garden in Salford, Hodder+Partners went to town with timber, with award-winning results. Roseanne Field speaks to Stephen Hodder RHS... View Article

Aedas Completed World-Class Twisting Tower in Chongqing

Completed in 2022, Aedas-designed Chongqing Gaoke Group Ltd Office Project utilises a simple elegant form. It is derived from the northern light, which creates the twisting shape of the 180m tall tower to form expressive double-curved surfaces on the building... View Article

HOK Designs New Workplace for BBC Studios in Bristol

HOK’s London studio has designed a new production base for BBC Studios in the centre of Bristol—its largest outside London. Staff from the world-renowned Natural History Unit (NHU) and Factual Entertainment Bristol, which produces Top Gear, Antiques Roadshow, Gardeners’ World,... View Article

Under the skin

The Royal College of Physicians’ new WELL Platinum teaching base in Liverpool has been designed with an appropriately scientific approach, resulting in one of the world’s healthiest buildings, including a bespoke patterned envelope. James Parker reports A medical education facility designed... View Article

Serving past and future needs

LISTEN HERE A design and development team embarking on its first new build aimed for an affordably high standard of residential design and build, with an aesthetic that beds the scheme into its historic context. Jack Wooler reports Somerbrook is... View Article

CAN Reveals Design for Chongqing Yuelai TOD Development

Hong Kong-based architectural and design firm CAN is excited to reveal the design for Chongqing Yuelai TOD Project, bridging the boundaries of ecology and arts for a mixed-use development. The firm is delivering the masterplanning and architectural design for the development... View Article

Taking in the island scenery

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Architect Jane Burnside took on an unusually wide range of project roles to create her tranquil, contemporary home and workplace on the Isle of Mull, inspired by origami. Nik Hunter reports Introducing a contemporary building into a... View Article

Natural harmony

LISTEN HERE In a new district of Shenzhen, a project to create a performing arts centre saw Rocco Design Architects use the coastal landscape as inspiration for a striking form in harmony with its context. Roseanne Field reports The Bao’an... View Article

ZHA to design Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been named winner of the competition to design the Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre. Jinghe New City is growing as a science and technology hub north of Xi’an in China’s Shaanxi province. Supported by new... View Article

Smart steps to wellness

LISTEN HERE SOM created the ‘smartest building in Chicago’ with a terraced form designed to bridge the gap between its historic low-rise and high-rise context. Its architect gives James Parker the lowdown on reaching high levels of workplace sustainability SOM,... View Article

Riding high

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A world-class multi-storey skate park has been constructed in Folkestone, Kent, a novel concrete form also designed to attract climbers and boxers, and which has quickly become a popular local landmark. Jack Wooler reports F51 is a... View Article

Dawn of the STEAM age

A groundbreaking further education building in Bridgend, south Wales, integrates ‘art’ into the established STEM typology to make STEAM. It also combines a range of open workshop spaces alongside traditional classrooms, as James Parker discovered The concept of bringing together... View Article

Salesforce Tower at Sydney Place tops out

Foster + Partners’ newest office tower in Sydney, Salesforce Tower at Sydney Place, has celebrated a significant milestone with a ‘topping out’ ceremony, marking the completion of the highest point for the 55-storey building. Located between George and Pitt streets... View Article