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Past articles by Rob:

JRA refurbishes and upgrades former warehouse to Grade-A City offices

John Robertson Architects (JRA)’s extensive refurbishment of what was originally a warehouse dating back more than 200 years has created over 5,000m2 of → Read More

Review: Against Nature by Sam Jacob at Betts Project

Antiquarian prints and amateur landscape paintings sourced from eBay and modified with abstract geometric forms play with ideas of architecture, magic and the picturesque in Sam Jacob’s new solo show at the Betts Project → Read More

Review: ‘Extinction Beckons’ – Mike Nelson at the Hayward

The new exhibition of Mike Nelson’s last two decades of work at the South Bank Centre is like ‘an intense meditation on dodgy and failed retrofit’, says Rob Wilson → Read More

Whittaker Parsons completes home for downsizing couple in Peckham

Forming a bookend to an existing terrace, the 88m2 home, costing £350,000, sits on a narrow site between a substation and the clients’ former family home → Read More

Avanti completes council residential infill scheme across three sites in Dover

Avanti has completed a development for Dover District Council offering a mix of social-rent, shared ownership and private units intended to set a benchmark for inclusive, tenure-blind housing in the region → Read More

Sanya Polescuk Architects reworks mews house with more light and colour

The project in Belsize Park, north London, is focused around a reconfigured stairwell and ‘bright and punchy’ kitchen with bespoke joinery and terrazzo worktops → Read More

Sheppard Robson completes secondary school in Croydon

The arrangement of the classroom ‘fingers’ is intended to reduce the mass of the building and allow it to sit comfortably within the site’s contours and → Read More

Giles Reid Architects remodels Bermondsey coach house

The practice has reconfigured a two-storey 18th-century building, hemmed in by later development, so as to maximise light – both natural and reflected – to its interiors → Read More

Hyperspace transforms old garage into ‘moody’ studio with bug-hotel façade

Hyperspace has created a 35m2 studio in Hertfordshire with a façade made of 850 scales of charred timber, contrasting with interior finishes of pale poplar plywood panels under white oiled timber rafters → Read More

Jonathan Hendry’s Par 3 homes score over major housebuilders’ phoney trad

Jonathan Hendry’s 121-home Par 3 development, built on a disused Lincolnshire golf course, has an admirable richness of incident and spatial complexity → Read More

BAL Architecture creates timber pavilions as students’ woodland retreat

Prior to this project, the Almero Student Beech Gardens complex – which houses around 250 students affiliated with Birmingham’s universities – featured no → Read More

Moxon completes pedestrian bridge along Thames Path at Chiswick

The structure is intended to rejuvenate a previously disconnected stretch of the Thames Path which had required pedestrians to make a 500m detour around → Read More

Coppin Dockray gives new lease of life to Trevor Dannatt house

Trevor Dannatt (1920-2021) designed the house for an American client to reflect the Californian case-study houses. It sits nestled into a ‘garden-grab’ → Read More

Greenaway Architecture completes new student housing in Southwark

The seven-storey scheme, bordering Bermondsey Spa Gardens, contains studios, ensuite bedrooms and apartments → Read More

Matthew Giles Architects reworks Victorian villa in Clapham

The retrofit of an 1860s house includes a new single-storey extension at the rear, designed to enhance the connection between living spaces and garden → Read More

Squire & Partners completes 93,000 sqm mixed-use development in Westminster

The Broadway, for Northacre, provides residential, work and retail space plus new public realm and is arranged across two podiums each supporting three buildings, ranging from 14 to 19 storeys → Read More

Studio Woodroffe Papa completes mixed-use scheme in Southwark

Developed with Bordeaux-based Poggi Architecture for developer Matching Green, the 111-unit Dockley Apartments development is lent character by large balconies, generous communal areas and play spaces → Read More

Calatrava’s beacon-like church opens as national shrine at 9/11 site

The St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church replaces one destroyed more than 20 years ago on 9/11 and has a dome constructed of thin stone and glass laminated → Read More

Christ & Gantenbein creates ‘techno-Baroque’ corporate lobby in London

The Swiss practice’s design for the entrance to a mixed-use, former department store building on Oxford Street incorporates polished chrome elements such as circular mirrored columns and a black and white check marble floor → Read More

Assael completes 315-studio co-living scheme in Wandsworth

Sunday Mills, next to the River Wandle in Earlsfield, includes a co-working space, communal kitchen, lounge and library, cinema room, gym and roof terraces → Read More