In our report on housing for old age we have three projects and two opinion pieces. David Grandorge admires a retirement home in Belgium by DRDH Architects and Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Bell Phillips Architects has designed Bruyn’s Court for Thurrock Council, and PRP‘s Windmill Court is an affordable, extra-care housing scheme in Chingford; John Nordon of retirement home developer Pegasus Life writes on priorities for future housing and Irene Craik says that better housing for older people can benefit the whole population. BIG‘s student residences made from shipping containers have been launched in Copenhagen and Zaha Hadid Architects‘ Antwerp Port House provokes with a faceted structure on top of a former fire station. David Ardill tours three new additions to the Dyson campus. Barbara Weiss finds that the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital, by RSH&P and Stantec, is a benchmark for medical architecture. Following in the steps of Giles Gilbert Scott, Wright & Wright has transformed the New Library at Magdalen College, Oxford. Elly Ward‘s My Kind of Town finds Venice, California, to be a perfect marriage of city and seaside. Timothy Brittain-Catlin reviews Criticat‘s collection of essay on French architecture and Helen Thomas reviews ‘The Anatomy of the Architectural Book’ by André Tavares. Pedro Gadanho discusses how Lisbon’s new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology will display art and architecture and we preview an exhibition of photographs by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, cataloguing derelict desert railway stations in Saudi Arabia.
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