Practice Profile: RX Architects

LISTEN HERE After working on projects in London and the south east for several years, Rob Pollard and Derek Rankin decided their true calling was to found a resi-focused practice in historic Rye. Roseanne Field reports on their successful partnership,... View Article

Clerkenwell Design Week expands its offer for 2024

LISTEN HERE Clerkenwell Design Week made a triumphant return to London between 21-23 May, marking its 15th year as a global design festival. Building upon its 2023 edition, which drew over 37,000 visitors, CDW elevated the experience with new venues,... View Article

Learning from the past

LISTEN HERE Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios designed a replacement primary school in south London which builds on the features created over time in its predecessor, and celebrates its mixed community. Jayne Dowle reports When Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) won... View Article

Up for a night out

LISTEN HERE London’s Camden Market has its share of characterful drinking establishments, so to attract visitors to a new terrace bar crowning a historic building, playfully nostalgic design moves within a contrasting light structure were in order. James Parker reports... View Article

Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters, Denmark Hill

LISTEN HERE Architects and ‘urbanist’ studio TateHindle has completed work on the new six-storey Salvation Army UK and Ireland Headquarters in Denmark Hill, London. This project saw the successful delivery of an elegant, sustainable cost effective new home for the... View Article

Olympia opens up

LISTEN HERE Freeing up the sclerotic site that London’s historic events venue had become over the decades was a refreshing challenge for Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC. James Parker visited the site to hear about their collaboration to create a new... View Article

An uplift for inclusion

LISTEN HERE Mark Chapman of Stannah Lifts discusses the specification options available to provide access for all users of new and retrofit schemes using space-saving platform lifts Platform lifts are governed by the Machinery Directive (note: not the Lift Directive)... View Article

Practice Profile: NBBJ

LISTEN HERE One of the world’s top architectural firms, US-founded NBBJ built a global reputation among healthcare and major corporate clients, but despite its size still aims to place people at the heart of all its buildings. Laura Shadwell reports... View Article

View Point: Rory Bergin of HTA Design

LISTEN HERE How can architects use place-specific data on design outcomes to have a meaningful impact in future projects? Rory Bergin of HTA Design proposes a change of approach ‘If you can’t measure it, you cannot manage it’ has been... View Article

Shared opportunity

LISTEN HERE James Parker reports on how Assael Architecture achieved a pioneering co-living scheme which used a difficult site to the full to give single occupants and keyworkers a foothold in London, plus co-working and shared amenities to combat loneliness... View Article

Practice Profile: T2S Architecture

LISTEN HERE Born in the pandemic, T2S Architecture embodies adaptability, cultural diversity, and a distinctive design ethos. Tom Boddy speaks to the founder about the pillars of the practice’s approach, in the context of the industry’s evolving challenges Founded in... View Article

The golden path to safety

LISTEN HERE Dean Asher from Polypipe Building Products offers some pointers for industry on how best to ensure it is complying with the Building Safety Act’s requirements, particularly the golden thread’s new responsibilities for design, build and maintenance Many in... View Article

Modular methods of construction

LISTEN HERE Is modular construction the missing jigsaw piece needed to solve the UK’s housing crisis? HKR Architects’ Ayna Azhigali says it is, and that aesthetics need not be an issue We are all acutely aware of the housing crisis... 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

Practice Profile: Ackroyd Lowrie

LISTEN HERE In founding their own practice, Oliver Lowrie and Jon Ackroyd were able to pursue their passion for future cities, while applying lessons learned in their shared background as sustainability specialists. They tell ADF’s Laura Shadwell what drives them,... View Article