WEDNESDAY , SEPTEMBER 11 , 2019

Architecture

Life in a Modern masterpiece home

Life in a Modern masterpiece home

A rare intact British Modernist house has been decorated as if the era never ended. It’s personal expression, not faithfully reproducing an era, that gives a home character,” muses Niki fforde, ushering me inside her restored 1960s home. The concertina door swishes open to reveal an avalanche of colour. A toe-cossetting aubergine carpet clambers up the navy-walled staircase. Acid-yellow upholstery fizzles against mustard walls. Add a peppering of contemporary art

A bright red preening cockerel’: Nova building crowned UK’s ugliest

A bright red preening cockerel’: Nova building crowned UK’s ugliest

It was supposed to be a gamechanger, a beacon to welcome the millions of bewildered visitors who pour out of Victoria station each year in search of Buckingham Palace. But, after one look at the garish mess of the Nova building in London, they might be more likely to turn around and get straight back on the train. The £380m complex, which lurches outside the station in its bright red costume like

Green Architecture: What Makes a Structure a “Living Building”?

Green Architecture: What Makes a Structure a “Living Building”?

A Pacific Northwest organization has the defined an environmentally sound structure as one that generates its own energy, captures and treats all of its water, operates efficiently, and is aesthetically pleasing. Over the past couple of decades, architects and builders looking to green their projects turned to the addition of various piecemeal elements to save water here or cut down on electricity there. Those who added more than a few

Ann Nisbet Studio’s Auchengree Newhouse is designed to provide shelter on its exposed Scottish hillside site

Ann Nisbet Studio’s Auchengree Newhouse is designed to provide shelter on its exposed Scottish hillside site

Ann Nisbet Studio’s Newhouse of Auchengree, set within the Garnock Valley between Dalry and Beith in North Ayrshire, draws on the aesthetic of local historic farm buildings. The contemporary farmhouse, commanding long views from its site on a windswept plateau, comprises a cluster of separate spaces, reflecting the manner in which the rural buildings have been extended over the years. The cluster is arranged to provide shelter from the south-westerly

One of the UK’s greatest urban spaces – once the centre of global cloth trading

One of the UK’s greatest urban spaces – once the centre of global cloth trading

The Piece Hall in Halifax – one time centre of the global wool trade – has re-opened following its multi-million-pound transformation as a leisure, retail, cultural and heritage destination. Built in 1779, the neoclassical Piece Hall was the grandest of the eighteenth-century cloth halls built in the West Riding textile towns, epitomising the wealth, pride and ambition of the cloth manufacturers. The building’s original purpose declined during the Industrial Revolution,