Architecture - Archive Articles

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

New pedestrian bridge planned for Canary Wharf
New pedestrian bridge planned for Canary Wharf

New pedestrian bridge planned for Canary Wharf

A new pedestrian bridge is being planned for one of the docks in Canary Wharf to relieve congestion on the existing South Quay Footbridge.

Feb
13
2018
Modernism tours of the London Underground
Modernism tours of the London Underground

Modernism tours of the London Underground

Two tours focused on modernism in the London Underground have been announced for later this year. Both tour are limited to 25 people.

Feb
12
2018
A chance to design the Oxford Street Christmas Lights
A chance to design the Oxford Street Christmas Lights

A chance to design the Oxford Street Christmas Lights

We've barely taken down the lights, and plans for Christmas are already under way - with an open competition to design Oxford Street's 2018 lights.

Feb
11
2018
A public toilet in Tottenham is set to become a new pub
A public toilet in Tottenham is set to become a new pub

A public toilet in Tottenham is set to become a new pub

A disused public toilet in Tottenham is being converted into a new pub, and is due to open in a few weeks time.

Feb
07
2018
Crossrail building site to become site for 1,500 new homes
Crossrail building site to become site for 1,500 new homes

Crossrail building site to become site for 1,500 new homes

A plot of land in East London that's currently a Crossrail building site has been earmarked as a site for 1,500 new homes.

Feb
06
2018
Crossrail hands over major West End site to Derwent
Crossrail hands over major West End site to Derwent

Crossrail hands over major West End site to Derwent

Crossrail has completed the base infrastructure works at Soho Place, on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, directly above Tottenham Court Road station

Jan
17
2018
£200,000 competition to smarten a railway bridge
£200,000 competition to smarten a railway bridge

£200,000 competition to smarten a railway bridge

A rather dingy looking railway bridge near Battersea Power Station has been nominated to be revamped in an open competition for designs.

Jan
17
2018
The silence of the bells at St Paul’s Cathedral
The silence of the bells at St Paul’s Cathedral

The silence of the bells at St Paul’s Cathedral

The bells of St Paul's Cathedral are to be removed later this month for restoration work, meaning that the Cathedral's celebratory bells will fall silent until late next year.

Jan
11
2018
Behind the scenes tours of building sites announced
Behind the scenes tours of building sites announced

Behind the scenes tours of building sites announced

If you're a person who might be interested in a career in the construction industry, there's a chance for a behind-the-scenes views of building sites across the country.

Jan
07
2018
What the City of London’s skyline will look like in 2026
What the City of London’s skyline will look like in 2026

What the City of London’s skyline will look like in 2026

The City of London is getting taller, and new images released today show what it will look like in 2026.

Dec
28
2017
Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout
Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout

Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout

Plans to revamp the tired Old Street roundabout have taken a small step forward, with a call for a design proposal to be set in to Islington council.

Dec
10
2017
Banqueting House – last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall
Banqueting House – last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall

Banqueting House – last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall

It looks just like yet another government building from the outside, yet this is in fact the last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall, witness to the death of a King and home to a Rubens masterpiece.

Nov
26
2017
Admire this striking building on Cannon Street
Admire this striking building on Cannon Street

Admire this striking building on Cannon Street

A triangular wedge with regimented windows marches down Cannon Street in the City of London.

Nov
19
2017
Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced
Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of tours of disused tube tunnels and buildings, with tickets going on sale next week.

Nov
15
2017
The decayingly ornate YHA behind St Paul’s Cathredal
The decayingly ornate YHA behind St Paul’s Cathredal

The decayingly ornate YHA behind St Paul’s Cathredal

Hidden away from tourists on a side street, what is the former St Paul's Cathedral choir school makes for a most unusual Youth Hostel today.

Nov
12
2017
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

Ahead of its scandalous demolition, the V&A Museum has announced that it is acquiring a slab of the Brutalist housing estate, the Robin Hood Gardens, comprising both exterior facades and interiors of a maisonette flat.

Nov
10
2017
A billion quid groundscraper reveals a lost roman road
A billion quid groundscraper reveals a lost roman road

A billion quid groundscraper reveals a lost roman road

The largest stone building in the City of London for over a century has had its building site protective covers removed, and revealed an awful lot of glass and bronze.

Oct
29
2017
Abbey Wood station – the unexpected jewel in Crossrail’s crown
Abbey Wood station – the unexpected jewel in Crossrail’s crown

Abbey Wood station – the unexpected jewel in Crossrail’s crown

A new railway station opened at the weekend, far from the hustle and bustle associated with Crossrail, and yet I suspect has the potential to become the most interesting station on the entire Elizabeth line.

Oct
24
2017
Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed
Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed

Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed

A series of hitherto hidden vaults under a building next to London Bridge are being opened up as a new exhibition and display space.

Oct
20
2017
Some interesting tiling and a secret basement
Some interesting tiling and a secret basement

Some interesting tiling and a secret basement

Deep under the shops and offices of Regent Street lay a rich man's secret - a secure vault that until recently was acting as a confidential safe deposit facility.

Oct
15
2017
Blackfriars Station’s hidden Puddle Dock entrance
Blackfriars Station’s hidden Puddle Dock entrance

Blackfriars Station’s hidden Puddle Dock entrance

While Blackfriars Station has recently had a massive makeover, it retained a little noticed entrance that has been little changed since the 1970s.

Oct
13
2017
Today’s the 50th anniversary of the Marylebone Flyover
Today’s the 50th anniversary of the Marylebone Flyover

Today’s the 50th anniversary of the Marylebone Flyover

A large concrete and steel leviathan is marking the the 50th anniversary of slicing a community in half. The Marylebone Flyover was officially opened on this day in 1967.

Oct
12
2017
The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture
The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture

The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture

Neo Georgian, Faux Georgian, Mock-Georgian, there's probably more Not Really Georgian architecture around now than when the Georgian's reigned, so that home to architecture, RIBA is taking a wry look at this ever popular style.

Oct
10
2017
70 years of celebrating concrete
70 years of celebrating concrete

70 years of celebrating concrete

A magazine starting publishing in 1947, and it's still going strong today, so there's an exhibition about its namesake - concrete.

Oct
08
2017