Architecture - Archive Articles

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

85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station
85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station

85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station

An art-deco icon, the imposing Victoria Coach Station marks its 85th anniversary this year, with a huge birthday party.

Jan
08
2017
A nostalgic look at the “office of the future” – 1960s style
A nostalgic look at the “office of the future” – 1960s style

A nostalgic look at the “office of the future” – 1960s style

A series of films by the Rank Organisation presents a glossy exciting look at modern life, in this case, the Shell Centre in London -- the office of the future.

Jan
08
2017
The world’s largest Lego bridge goes on display in London
The world’s largest Lego bridge goes on display in London

The world’s largest Lego bridge goes on display in London

With a length of 34 metres, a massive suspension bridge made from Lego bricks has gone on display in London.

Dec
07
2016
Robert Adam – the man who helped design London
Robert Adam – the man who helped design London

Robert Adam – the man who helped design London

A Scottish architect influenced by European ideals, who made his fame and fortune in London, and was nearly bankrupted by it, whose archive was sold for a pittance after his death.

Dec
03
2016
The Camden Bench
The Camden Bench

The Camden Bench

Four years ago a new form of street furniture started to appear in London, the Camden Bench, a specially commissioned piece of amorphous concrete designed to deter anti-social behaviour.

Nov
26
2016
See inside the restored Queen’s House
See inside the restored Queen’s House

See inside the restored Queen’s House

An ill-fated house built for Queens but rarely used by them, used by governments and as an art gallery, and now newly restored.

Oct
23
2016
A chance to go inside the concrete marvel that’s Stockwell Bus Garage
A chance to go inside the concrete marvel that’s Stockwell Bus Garage

A chance to go inside the concrete marvel that’s Stockwell Bus Garage

Hidden away on a side street in South London can be found one of London’s post-war architectural marvels, and this Saturday will be a chance to go inside.

Oct
10
2016
In photos – the new London Bridge station concourse
In photos – the new London Bridge station concourse

In photos – the new London Bridge station concourse

After years of hidden construction work, the first phase of the new London Bridge station opened this morning.

Aug
29
2016
Plans to rebuild White Hart Lane station
Plans to rebuild White Hart Lane station

Plans to rebuild White Hart Lane station

Now that it's looked after by London Overground, plans have been submitted to the council for a major revamp of the rather disheveled White Hart Lane station.

Aug
24
2016
Museum of London seeks to become an AntiMuseum
Museum of London seeks to become an AntiMuseum

Museum of London seeks to become an AntiMuseum

The Museum of London is moving soon to a new home, in the old Smithfield market buildings, and the winning design for the new building design includes a giant British Library style dome.

Jul
30
2016
Go on a tour of Canada House
Go on a tour of Canada House

Go on a tour of Canada House

For two hundred years, you've been a grand stately building in a prime part of London, but just recently, holes have been knocked in your backside, and lots of modern art scattered around your grand rooms.

Jul
09
2016
Ticket Alert: Routemaster Tours of Croydon
Ticket Alert: Routemaster Tours of Croydon

Ticket Alert: Routemaster Tours of Croydon

Jonathan Meades once described Croydon as London's filing cabinet, and later this month there will be a chance to take a look around the cupboards.

Jul
08
2016
Designs for the new Museum of London go on display
Designs for the new Museum of London go on display

Designs for the new Museum of London go on display

The Museum of London is planning to move, and has put up a display of some of the designs being considered for its new home.

Jun
12
2016
Living in the Barbican Estate
Living in the Barbican Estate

Living in the Barbican Estate

As part of a series of exhibitions about the construction of the Barbican housing estate, the latest takes a look at how the empty concrete shells were turned in homes to live in.

Jun
05
2016
A Huge Scale Model of the City of London
A Huge Scale Model of the City of London

A Huge Scale Model of the City of London

Everyone loves a model village, and now the City of London has opened up its to the public.

Apr
30
2016
First ever chance to climb St Paul’s Cathedral dome on Sundays
First ever chance to climb St Paul’s Cathedral dome on Sundays

First ever chance to climb St Paul’s Cathedral dome on Sundays

Ordinarily, St Paul's Cathedral is not open to tourists on Sundays, but next month, the dome will be opened up for dome-only climbs.

Apr
25
2016
Ticket Alert: Tube Station Architecture Tours
Ticket Alert: Tube Station Architecture Tours

Ticket Alert: Tube Station Architecture Tours

The Transport Museum has announced that it is going to be running a series of tours of tube stations focusing on their architecture.

Apr
23
2016
Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors
Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors

Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors

Covent Garden's main Market Building has been covered up, with 32,000 square feet of mirrors.

Apr
14
2016
Skyscraper made from wood for the Barbican?
Skyscraper made from wood for the Barbican?

Skyscraper made from wood for the Barbican?

A concept has been shown off which could see that bastion of concrete brutalism invaded by natural materials -- in the form of a wooden skyscraper more than twice the height of the current buildings.

Apr
08
2016
Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home
Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home

Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home

You have just a few weeks to visit the Design Museum in its current home next to the Thames before it closes to move to a new home in Kensington.

Mar
18
2016
See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed
See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed

See Baker Street’s gloomy subway transformed

A once dingy subway just outside Baker Street Station has been transformed into fairyland tunnel of historical delights.

Feb
27
2016
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Unveiled
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Unveiled

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Unveiled

Hyde Park's Serpentine Gallery has shown off the latest in its annual temporary pavilions -- an unzipped triangular cathedral.

Feb
25
2016
Edging Closer to Reopening the Cally Tower to the Public
Edging Closer to Reopening the Cally Tower to the Public

Edging Closer to Reopening the Cally Tower to the Public

Plans to reopen the derelict Caledonian Tower, with its incredible views over London have moved a step closer, after Islington Council showed off revamped plans for a visitor center.

Feb
05
2016
Routemaster bus tours of London’s architecture
Routemaster bus tours of London’s architecture

Routemaster bus tours of London’s architecture

Fancy traveling in a vintage green routemaster bus conducting tours around London's architecture?

Feb
03
2016