Ian Latham writes on Porphyrios Associates’ masterplan for Swansea University’s new Bay Campus, with buildings by both Porphyrios and Hopkins. Mike Davies applauds CRAB Studio‘s drawing studio at the Arts University Bournemouth and Adrian James finds that Hodder & Partners‘ extension to St Clare’s sixth-form college in Oxford shows a commitment to enduring quality. In our report on housing in London we feature a new block of six flats by Groupwork (formerly Amin Taha Architects) in Stoke Newington, a reinterpretation of the mansion block at Ely Court in South Kilburn by Alison Brooks Architects, and Stanton Williams‘ sinuously curved apartment building, Riverwalk, on Millbank. Our focus on Envelope includes Nieto Sobejano‘s facelift for Bristol Royal Infirmary, Make Architects has reworked a 1980s office building in London using brick, bronze and slate, and the Museum of African American History in Washington DC by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup is wrapped in a veil of angled cast aluminium panels. We also take a brief look at OMA‘s Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts in Québec. In My Kind of Town, Francis Terry writes on Washington DC; in Learning From, Grainne Hassett recalls an encounter with the work of James Turrell. We highlight a series of architectural talks at London’s Barbican Centre and exhibitions on Future Systems and Archigram in Frankfurt, and Bill Viola at St Paul’s Cathedral, together with a festival of events marking the 20th anniversary of the Architecture Centre in Bristol.
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