Holborn House

6a Architects has refurbished and extended a run-down gym in central London to create a new community centre featuring an etched-glass facade by the artist Caragh Thuring.

East Quay

Invisible Studio and Ellis Williams have designed a cultural centre in Watchet, Somerset, for The Onion Collective, a group of local women intent on reinvigorating their home town. Mellis Haward enjoys the quirky eclecticism of a project that’s the perfect match for its can-do clients and its harbour front site. 

The Rock

Jay Gort talks to architect and academic Matthew Barac about The Rock, a house designed by Gort Scott Architects for an extraordinary site in the Canadian mountain resort of Whistler.


OMA has completed the first phase of its overhaul of Berlin department store KaDeWe, which sees wood-clad escalators criss-cross through concentric circular voids to connect shop floors.

23-25 Tontine Street

An enclave of artists’ studios and apartments designed by Neat is the latest in a series of projects designed to reinvigorate the seaside town of Folkestone. Charles Holland assesses the project and a unique approach to culture-led regeneration.

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2021

The Water Tower by Tonkin Liu has been awarded the 2021 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize for best new UK project with a construction cost of under £1 million.

Social Condenser

Grafton Architects’ Kingston University Town House fosters connections between students, the institution and the city, finds Louis Mayes.

Lavender Hill

Sergison Bates has converted the site of a former sheet metal factory in Lavender Hill, London, into a community of nine dwellings with a courtyard garden at its heart. Patrick Lynch enjoys the uncanny sensation of stepping into the backyard of a busy London street and being transported to an entirely different world.

Woolwich Works

Bennetts Associates has transformed a group of five Grade II and Grade II*-listed buildings at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich into a new cultural hub for music, theatre, dance and art.

St George’s Bristol

Patel Taylor’s extension to the Grade II*-listed St George's Bristol concert venue has been named overall winner of the Schüco Excellence Awards 2021.