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Charles Holland: Postcard from Mallorca

Charles Holland revels in the eclectic decorative style of the sociable, laid-back town of Búger in Mallorca, and rounds off the day in a typical Mediterranean public square

12 August 2022

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Sinclair Studios' addition introduces a lofty glasshouse feel

A botanic gardens-inspired glazed side return extension in verdant green steel brings light, life and lushness to a Clapham terrace

28 July 2022

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Is a collection of inventive architects, including 6a and SelgasCano, enough to create a convincing new area in an emerging part of south east London? Greenwich is giving its new Design District its best shot

Archiecture 00 and David Kohn are among nine practices designing 'blind' – will it work?

Vilkaviškis bus station is so much more than a terminus. Balčytis studija’s sweeping design is a landscape, civic hub, event space – even a tourist destination

There are more reasons to go to the bus station than needing a bus

Pawson and church specialist Thomas Ford & Partners have restored the east London church and concert venue – now rebranded as Saint

John Pawson and Thomas Ford & Partners have restored the east London church and concert venue

A galvanised steel and Douglas fir extension allows customers at the formerly sleepy Alice Hawthorn pub in Nun Monkton, Yorkshire, to hit the hay in a dreamy reimagining of stables and barns

Modernised hospitality saves village’s last pub

Sou Fujimoto revives former ryokan in Maebashi, Japan, by creating a soaring concrete ‘living room for locals’ and inviting artists from around the world to design bedrooms and site-specific artworks

Sou Fujimoto's revamped and extended former 1970s ryokan gives city of Maebashi new creative energy

Flooring

New Architype-designed building will cut energy consumption by up to 80 per cent compared with the two schools it is replacing

Passivhaus primary school installs Ravatherm XPS X 300 SB

Jon Frullani has specified Gerflor Creation 70 luxury vinyl tiles throughout his practice HQ - a tricky project with not a single level floor to be had across the entire listed building

What architect Jon Frullani chose for his practice HQ upgrade

Fit-out and design on commercial and residential projects demands good groundwork. What specifiers choose to put underfoot is key

The products specifiers choose to put underfoot are key

A new Hawkins\Brown designed social science centre at Cardiff University features a showcase oculus staircase and lobby flooring by Intrasystems that keeps it dirt and moisture free

How the lobbies at Cardiff University stay dirt and moisture free

The Forbo linoleum brand contains no plastics and is made from 97 per cent natural raw materials

This linoleum is made from 97 per cent natural raw materials

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Enjoyably eccentric: David Kohn’s Red House

Playfulness and pragmatism blend together at an Arts & Crafts-inspired family house in Dorset that took three schemes from three other architects before the client couple found the design they wanted