Schüco Excellence Awards 2022

Projects by Níall McLaughlin Architects, Squire & Partners, and ritchie*studio are among the winners selected by this year’s distinguished awards jury.

San Salvatore

Pierre d’Avoine Architects has converted a chapel in rural Umbria into a private house. Louis Mayes explores a project that weaves ecclesiastical structures and spaces into a contemporary home.

200 Becontree

Archio has created two ‘super-sized’ villas containing dense infill housing on east London’s historic Becontree Estate. Marwa El Mubark enjoys a contemporary project that builds on the social aspirations of the original designs.

Ask the expert: Copper

Simon Walker of SIG Zinc & Copper and Sandy Harrison of KME TECU answer readers’ questions on copper.

My kind of town: Paloma Strelitz

Paloma Strelitz, creative director of Patch co-working network and founding member of Assemble, on the sense of connectedness in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap neighbourhood.

BCO recommends lower density offices

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has recommended a permanent shift to lower density workspaces to reflect how the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed our use of offices.