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Architecture - Archive Articles

Articles about (mostly) London architecture, heritage, new buildings, and refurbishments.

Tickets Alert: Southbank Centre resumes architecture tours
Tickets Alert: Southbank Centre resumes architecture tours

Tickets Alert: Southbank Centre resumes architecture tours

Once a semi-regular event before the pandemic, the Southbank Centre is resuming its architectural tours of its buildings.

May
23
Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Haringey’s grade II listed Civic Centre
Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Haringey’s grade II listed Civic Centre

Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Haringey’s grade II listed Civic Centre

Next month, you can take an architect-led tour of Haringey’s Civic Centre, a Grade II-listed modern building designed in 1938 but thanks to WWII, wasn't built until 1958.

May
21
Demolition of the old Museum of London will go ahead
Demolition of the old Museum of London will go ahead

Demolition of the old Museum of London will go ahead

The old Museum of London site on London Wall will be demolished after the government decided not to call in the planning application for review.

May
17
Plans shown off for 1,500 homes above ASDA’s Park Royal superstore
Plans shown off for 1,500 homes above ASDA’s Park Royal superstore

Plans shown off for 1,500 homes above ASDA’s Park Royal superstore

A large ASDA superstore in west London could be redeveloped into a new housing site with around 1,500 homes close to the future Old Oak Common station.

May
14
Wallpaper maker to return to former offices nearly a century after moving out
Wallpaper maker to return to former offices nearly a century after moving out

Wallpaper maker to return to former offices nearly a century after moving out

An Arts and Crafts wallpaper factory in Chiswick built in 1902 has recently been restored and will again be occupied by the firm that commissioned it, along with the William Morris wallpaper designs that form its archive.

May
13
Tickets Alert: Visit the Cosmic House in Holland Park
Tickets Alert: Visit the Cosmic House in Holland Park

Tickets Alert: Visit the Cosmic House in Holland Park

A slightly unassuming house in Holland Park conceals a remarkable interior — a house packed full of early Post-Modernist designs — and is now occasionally open to the public.

May
10
See inside one of the legendary Isokon flats
See inside one of the legendary Isokon flats

See inside one of the legendary Isokon flats

The Isokon Flats in north London are famous as much for their architecture as for the bohemian lifestyle of the residents in their early years. Now, one of the residents occasionally opens their flat to the public.

May
09
Tickets Alert: See inside the Bishopsgate Goodsyard arches
Tickets Alert: See inside the Bishopsgate Goodsyard arches

Tickets Alert: See inside the Bishopsgate Goodsyard arches

Ahead of their redevelopment, there will be a chance to visit the empty arches underneath Spitalfields's Bishopsgate Goodsyard.

May
07
Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Heals department store
Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Heals department store

Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Heals department store

Tottenham Court Road's Heal's department store is as notable for the early 20th-century building they occupy for being London's oldest furniture retailer and for the building's impressive architecture.

May
02
New development planned next to the disused York Road tube station
New development planned next to the disused York Road tube station

New development planned next to the disused York Road tube station

A plot of land next to the disused York Road tube station that's been undeveloped for 30 years could soon be the site of a large medical research lab now that engineers have solved the problem of how to build on a site that sits above five railway tunnels.

Apr
30
The City of London’s Moorfields Highwalk has reopened
The City of London’s Moorfields Highwalk has reopened

The City of London’s Moorfields Highwalk has reopened

Another section of the City of London's elevated walkways -- the pedways -- has come back into use after being rebuilt for a new office building.

Apr
24
Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed
Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

The City of London has approved plans to demolish the former Museum of London building and neighbouring Bastion House, but the Communities Secretary Michael Gove has also called the plans in for review.

Apr
17
Consultation into housing next to Hampton Court railway station
Consultation into housing next to Hampton Court railway station

Consultation into housing next to Hampton Court railway station

A long running plan to build houses on the car park next to Hampton Court railway station has been referred to a new consultation to see if it can proceed.

Apr
11
Fenwick on Bond Street to be converted into offices
Fenwick on Bond Street to be converted into offices

Fenwick on Bond Street to be converted into offices

The former Fenwick department store on Bond Street will be getting a roof garden as part of a rebuilding project which has been granted planning permission by Westminster Council.

Apr
04
Paul Catherall designs modernist matchboxes
Paul Catherall designs modernist matchboxes

Paul Catherall designs modernist matchboxes

This is rather fun, you can now buy matchboxes decorated with modernist architecture on the boxes.

Mar
28
Marylebone Makeover: Rain gardens to flourish in former pedestrian subway
Marylebone Makeover: Rain gardens to flourish in former pedestrian subway

Marylebone Makeover: Rain gardens to flourish in former pedestrian subway

One of London’s biggest sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) is about to be built in the derelict pedestrian subway under the Marylebone flyover.

Mar
28
The derelict Tate Institute building is to be restored
The derelict Tate Institute building is to be restored

The derelict Tate Institute building is to be restored

A very distinctive and sadly also very derelict building near City Airport is to be restored and reopened to the public, as a local community centre.

Mar
25
Booking dates announced for London Open House Festival 
Booking dates announced for London Open House Festival 

Booking dates announced for London Open House Festival 

The annual chance to peer inside other people's buildings has confirmed when bookings will open for the general public.

Mar
19
Waterloo station set for huge “London Bridge style” upgrade
Waterloo station set for huge “London Bridge style” upgrade

Waterloo station set for huge “London Bridge style” upgrade

Waterloo station could soon receive a huge London Bridge-style upgrade, according to plans shown off by Network Rail and Lambeth council.

Mar
11
Another viewing tower for London – this time in Greenwich
Another viewing tower for London – this time in Greenwich

Another viewing tower for London – this time in Greenwich

London is about to get another viewing tower, although this time, it's the reopening of a long-closed tower in Greenwich as part of a redevelopment of the building.

Mar
07
Climb up Crane Park’s “Shot Tower”
Climb up Crane Park’s “Shot Tower”

Climb up Crane Park’s “Shot Tower”

A smidge over 200 years ago, a tall tower was built in the middle of what was once a very secure military-industrial site, but is today a nature reserve, and you can climb to the top of the tower for the views.

Mar
07
Chiswick House & Gardens to develop underused historic areas into a community hub
Chiswick House & Gardens to develop underused historic areas into a community hub

Chiswick House & Gardens to develop underused historic areas into a community hub

Chiswick House & Gardens has shown off plans to restore an overgrown 17th century walled garden into a fruit garden, and develop underused ‘back of house’ areas to create new facilities for the local community.

Mar
05
Public invited to give feedback on HS2’s Euston Portal headhouse design
Public invited to give feedback on HS2’s Euston Portal headhouse design

Public invited to give feedback on HS2’s Euston Portal headhouse design

The design of a new HS2 headhouse for the tunnels portal closest to Euston station has been unveiled for public comment and feedback.

Feb
22
BT Tower is to be turned into a HOTEL
BT Tower is to be turned into a HOTEL

BT Tower is to be turned into a HOTEL

The BT Tower will be open to the public again, as it has been sold for conversion into a hotel.

Feb
21