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  1. Buildings

Gresford Architects extends and remodels Walthamstow house

Reorganising the ground-floor layout made the terraced house on Copeland Road better suited to modern family life, says practice director Tom Gresford

18 August 2022

  1. Culture

Sinister views lurk in back-to-the-old-ways architectural posturing

Right-wing sympathisers are infiltrating architectural criticism to peddle reactionary views online, says Will Wiles

18 August 2022

  1. Culture

Back to Earth exhibition shows multiple effects of climate crisis

Artists and architects from diverse cultures around the world show the hugely different problems that the climate emergency is creating, and make clear the complexity of perceived solutions

18 August 2022

Eye Line drawing competition 2022

A beguiling but technically expert and surreal study of surveillance capitalism wins Mengqiao Zhang of the Bartlett winner, student

Student, Winner: Mengqiao Zhang

Alan Power’s oil on canvas depictions of his own fictional account of a resident in his firm’s assisted living housing ‘speaks of poetry’

Practitioner, Winner: Alan Power

Sabina Blasiotti’s ‘infodump’ of nuclear waste materials presented as a mountain landscape reveals a tangible issue that not only should, but can, be addressed

Student, 2nd Winner: Sabina Blasiotti

Tyler Thurston of the Bartlett tackles Brexit and the climate emergency with engrossing, colour-saturated intensity - and Greta Thunberg - to be 3rd winner, student

Student, 3rd Winner: Tyler Thurston

Duncan Webster’s hyper-scaled tipis appear with sky water gardens and solar-harvesting skins; a future world presented in historical architectural language

Practitioner, Joint 2nd Winner: Duncan Webster

Roofing and cladding

Designed to replace a seaside bungalow surrounded by cliffs, two-storey Bayview in Aberystwyth has a low-slung form, a self-effacing aesthetic - and a very robust spec

Site of two-storey house in Aberystwyth demands low-slung design with robust spec

Updated fire tests, new pre-weathered products and improved warranties mean architects are increasingly specifying this versatile metal for their facades

The new pre-weathered zinc products offering improved warranties for specifiers

Choosing an all-in-one solution from a single source supplier avoids the costs and complexities of specifying different components from multiple manufacturers

Specifying components from multiple sources is costly and complicated. Here's the alternative

A mineral composite facade system with a mix of texture and finish options also offers architects class-leading durability and robust A2 fire compliance

Discover the durable mineral composite facades with robust A2 fire compliance

The poor state of Bodmin Jail's local natural slate roof left its Cornish custodians with a dilemma

The crowning glory of Cornwall's Bodmin Jail redevelopment

Opportunities Hub: Find the work that will grow your practice

Want to design a building for an iconic Prague plaza, take on a Highlands housing contract or win a place on a London construction framework? These are the latest architecture contracts and competitions from across the industry

  1. Buildings

Elizabeth Line’s Liverpool Street finds length and height in a tight space

Perhaps the UK’s most complex engineering project for 100 years, the Elizabeth Line has now finally opened, Hugh Pearman discovers a deceptively spacious station at Liverpool Street

7 July 2022

David Leech Architects turns two flats into one out-of-the-ordinary home

David Leech layered historic traces with familiar tropes and playful details to re-imagine the ordinary in this conversion in leafy north London

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