Gun Quarter set for £35m sustainable build-to-rent development

Planning permission has been granted to Claridge Architects to construct a £35 million, 203-unit build-to-rent property on Hanley Street in Birmingham’s historic Gun Quarter. The residential-led, mixed use proposal on behalf of Czero Developments will deliver a sustainable, high quality... View Article

NYC’s Newest Public Park Unveiled

New York City now has a beautiful new public park on the Upper West Side to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages: Waterline Square Park. Designed by acclaimed landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, this coveted green space... View Article

A minaret from Germany

After almost eight years of construction work, the Prayer Hall of the Grand Mosque in Algiers, the “Djamaâ el Djazaïr”, consecrated and opened to the general public for the first time on the occasion of the Muslim Mawlid an-Nabi holiday... View Article

Cerys’ Palace in Crystal Palace

This project sits in the Church Road Conservation Area in Crystal Palace, South London and consists of a complete refurbishment of a beautiful, historic five-bedroom house and a rear extension Unlike with many other projects, the brief here was not... View Article

Passive learnings

Natural materials have been carefully transplanted by Architype into London’s leafy suburbia to create the UK’s largest school designed to Passivhaus specifications to date. Sébastien Reed reports With state secondary schools in the London Borough of Sutton (LBS) experiencing an... View Article

A timber oasis

Sheppard Robson’s timber pavilion created in Manchester’s Spinningfields commercial district offers a contrasting distraction, with an exposed frame and richly textured elevations harking back to colonial buildings. James Parker reports Spinningfields is Manchester’s biggest commercial district, home to a clutch... View Article

New Urban Oasis for Manchester

Developer Salboy and its contracting arm Domis, have started construction of a new 500 home urban village on the edge of Manchester. The £120million development is on a swoop of land bounded by the River Irwell that was once the... View Article

Escaping the pastiche

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Wimshurst Pelleriti, the architects behind a renovation and extension of a historic office building in London, explain how the practice pushed for a modern addition, rather than a proposed ‘pastiche’. Jack Wooler speaks to Leo Pelleriti In... View Article

Masterplan unveiled for Sunderland’s major riverside regeneration

FaulknerBrowns Architects and Proctor & Matthews Architects, with specialist input from MawsonKerr Architects and landscape architects Camlins, has announced a collaborative masterplan design that will reinvent the heart of Sunderland while drawing on its industrial heritage. Designed for Sunderland City... View Article

ZHA announces the design of 2 Murray Road

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district, the 36-storey Murray Road project for Henderson Land replaces a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis adjacent to Chater Garden within a short walking distance to both Central... View Article

Climate control

A new Canadian engineering faculty building will research and develop solutions for clean power innovation, as part of the Government’s response to climate change. ADF’s Sébastien Reed speaks to its architect Venelin Kokalov about a project that uses glazing to... View Article

Skellefteå Cultural Centre Q+A | White Arkitekten

ADF speaks with Robert Schmitz of White Arkitekten on the practice’s Skellefteå Cultural Centre project Context 1. How did you first get involved in the work on Skellefteå Cultural Centre? “It was an open international competition announced by the municipality... View Article