A class of its own

An ambitious vision for a pioneering CLT Passivhaus primary school building in a historic part of Edinburgh was realised thanks to an open-minded team effort. Clara Garriga from architects Holmes Miller explains all to Roseanne Field Despite its grade-B listed... View Article

Finding a new groove

LISTEN HERE As a prominent adaptive reuse scheme on the Grand Union Canal in West London, The Gramophone Works sees Studio RHE employing modern timber technology to create a healthy work environment which also sustains the former record label HQ’s... View Article

Unzipping an unusual mix

The Berlin-based practice behind a mixed use project in Düsseldorf containing healthcare, hotel and residential functions, speaks to Tom Boddy about its first high rise building – and its zip-like aluminium facade Rising 19 stories above the grounds of the... View Article

Unzipping an unusual mix

The Berlin-based practice behind a mixed use project in Düsseldorf containing healthcare, hotel and residential functions, speaks to Tom Boddy about its first high rise building – and its zip-like aluminium facade Rising 19 stories above the grounds of the... View Article

Changing to a greener route

Arup’s design for the HS2 Interchange Station now underway near Birmingham sets new standards for sustainability as well as connectivity. Tom Boddy reports Although it was recently confirmed that HS2’s overall scope has been severely truncated, with Rishi Sunak announcing... View Article

Changing to a greener route

LISTEN HERE Arup’s design for the HS2 Interchange Station now underway near Birmingham sets new standards for sustainability as well as connectivity. Tom Boddy reports Although it was recently confirmed that HS2’s overall scope has been severely truncated, with Rishi... View Article

A team effort

LISTEN HERE Providing a wide range of health and wellbeing facilities, and passing the finish line five months ahead of schedule, a new leisure centre in Leicestershire is set to become a central part of the local community. Paolo Coyle... View Article

A singularly caring approach

LISTEN HERE A new replacement for a 70s hospital which removed valuable parts of central Liverpool, a major new health facility for the city bridges healthcare and academia, restores urban quality, and has more ensuite single rooms than any other... View Article

A blend of art & architecture

LISTEN HERE The former home and studio of renowned Pre-Raphaelite painter Frederic Lord Leighton has evolved as a museum over its long life; its latest reimagining is a sensitive and artistic refurb by BDP, as Tom Boddy reports London is... View Article

A centre of learning

Ulster University’s new campus is a significant and complex achievement that knits a formerly suburban education provision into a busy part of Belfast’s city centre. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios describes the scheme to ADF’s Tom Boddy The historic and newly... View Article

New social value on the block

LISTEN HERE James Parker reports on MVRDV’s scheme to transform a Paris city block, which produced a scheme that visually celebrates its intertwined mix of office, library and hotel spaces, and added further value with social housing Montparnasse sits in... View Article

Discreetly ecological, on a grand scale

LISTEN HERE Nottingham-based CPMG Architects spoke to ADF’s Tom Boddy about their phase of an extensive hotel and spa complex under construction west of Shanghai, which is driven by sustainability and embedded into the landscape Situated two hours west of... View Article

An estate of renewal

LISTEN HERE A multi-phase regeneration project in Barking, east London, will see a notorious estate replaced by a highly considered development with a renewed sense of quality and space, by White Arkitekter. The firm’s Linda Thiel took James Parker through... View Article

Generating collaboration

The team behind a sensitive restoration in Bristol speak to ADF’s Tom Boddy about how they made the most of historic Victorian infrastructure to support workspace wellbeing and collaboration on a desirable riverside site The historic Grade II Listed Generator... View Article

Generating collaboration

LISTEN HERE The team behind a sensitive restoration in Bristol speak to ADF’s Tom Boddy about how they made the most of historic Victorian infrastructure to support workspace wellbeing and collaboration on a desirable riverside site The historic Grade II... View Article

Open to new ideas

LISTEN HERE Breaking the mould as a highly flexible coworking space open to the whole of Cambridge University, Jestico + Whiles’ socially-focused building helps present a more public face while supporting new collaborations Although only a couple of miles from... View Article

A new gateway for Newcastle

LISTEN HERE As part of a large-scale regeneration of Newcastle’s city centre, its Victorian station is undergoing a revitalising refurbishment. Here, Alex Vafeiadi of Atkins tells Jack Wooler how the firm was able to bring all the stakeholders together to... View Article

Building good bones

LISTEN HERE A new healthcare facility by global architecture practice HKS transformed a business park in an Atlanta suburb, and set the precedent for the care provider to invest $1bn in developing the wider site. Roseanne Field reports on this... View Article

A fresh approach to green infrastructure

LISTEN HERE Louise Page of GreenBlue Urban details how successful collaboration and implementation of multi-functional SuDS interventions can enable specifiers to maximise the benefits of public space in projects We are all aware of the benefits well-designed green and blue... View Article

A flexible fit

LISTEN HERE When clothing brand Joules gave architects Edge the brief to bring its five offices together under one roof in Leicestershire, designing for new hybrid working patterns was high on the agenda, with open, collaborative spaces which echoed brand... View Article