Our cover story for the 260th edition of Architecture Today, written by founding editor Ian Latham, reviews Short & Associates and MJP Architects‘ remodelling of part of the Berry Bros & Rudd estate in St James’s. Peter Clegg finds that Walters & Cohen’s Regent High School show the value of close collaboration between architects and educators; Roz Barr admires Duggan Morris‘ deft reworking of Richmond Adult Community College; and two schools by Feilden Fowles embody high ideals and sensitive pragmatism for David Grandorge. Jack Woolley‘s Spiral House in south London is conceived as a continuous brick wall that forms both boundary wall and building envelope. Architype‘s low-energy Enterprise Centre at Norwich Research Park, pairing vernacular materials with Passivhaus principles, is visited by Max Fordham. We focus on two refurbishment projects: Stanton Williams‘ Waddesdon Gallery in what was once the British Museum’s original reading room and Stiff & Trevillion‘s conversion of a disused art deco cinema for residential use in Bayswater. ‘Bau:Everything is Architecture’ celebrates the radical magazine at the ICA in London. Anna Minton reviews artist Max Colson‘s show ‘Virtual Control’, a critique of urban regeneration. Spacecraft architect David Nixon enjoys the insight into Galina Balashova‘s work provided by a new book the Soviet pioneer. A Glenn Murcutt masterclass is recalled by Meredith Bowles, and My Kind of Town for Jonathan Tuckey is Split, being both the best preserved example of a Roman palace and a vibrant, living city.
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