Architecture


Plans to build flats on Arnos Grove tube station car park

More plans to turn tube station car parks into homes have been shown off – this time at Arnos Grove station on the Picadully line.

See inside an huge underground water reservoir

A huge underground water reservoir in Enfield has been drained for its 10-year inspection revealing this usually hidden space for a short time.

Approval granted for London’s tallest Green Wall – 26 floors high

A new 36-storey high skyscraper has been given planning permission, and it will have a green wall from the 10th floor all the way to the very top.

The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future

Images have been released showing the proposed new home for the Museum of London in Smithfield, near Farringdon station.

Make your own Modernist buildings from LEGO

Bored of being stuck at home? Own some LEGO? How about building some modernist buildings in your home?

Take a virtual tour around the Great Exhibition of 1851

A virtual tour has been released to while away the lockdown hours that lets you wander around the Hyde Park’s Crystal Palace — home to the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Bake a cake in the shape of a building

The architecture “Bake Off” returns, and this year for the first time it will be open to the general public to compete as well.

Pre-order the London Open House Weekend guidebook

Even though London’s annual architectural feast / chance to peer in people’s private homes (delete as appropriate) is not due until the middle of September, you can already place pre-orders for the printed guide.

Vauxhall bus station set for demolition

Controversial plans to demolish the striking Vauxhall bus station and replace it with tower blocks are likely to go ahead after the government declined to block them.

Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden

The Natural History Museum has shown off plans to revamp the space in front of the museum, including putting a dinosaur in the garden.

Camels in the City of London

A grand late Victorian building in the City of London is notable for having three camels on the front.

Sci-Fi style scale model of North Greenwich

An exhibition space in North Greenwich has a scale model of what the area could look like in the future – and it seems to be modeled on a Science Fiction show.

Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier

Although the Thames Barrier is the most famous of London’s flood defenses, it’s only one of 36 industrial floodgates built to protect London — and one of the more distinctive is the Barking Creek Barrier.

See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

Hanging from a wall in the V&A is a grandly decorated frontage from an old house – just the frontage floating eerily in the void.

Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral

Plans to revamp an existing office block next to St Paul’s tube station could see a large roof garden open to the public added to the top.

Stone – the new wonder material for buildings

Imagine a building material strong enough to support a skyscraper, but without any of the CO2 emissions of concrete or steel, and you have the new wonder of construction — stone.

New Cross Gate towers cancelled due to Bakerloo line extension uncertainty

Plans for a large housing development on the Sainsbury’s site at New Cross Gate have been cancelled by the developers, citing the uncertainty around the Bakerloo line extension.

Exhibition shows off South Kensington tube station plans

The slow rumbling plans to upgrade the massively overcrowded South Kensington tube station moved an inch forward last week, when local residents and workers were shown some of the plans.