Four churches are featured in the February 2017 issue: Gavin Stamp admires the richly allusive Chapel of Christ the Redeemer at Culham, near Henley, designed by Craig Hamilton Architects;  Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has added a curvilinear chuch to its Stanbrook Abbey in the Vale of York; Spheron Architects references historic events and traditional forms in a north London chapel for the Belarusian community, the first timber church in London since the Great Fire of 1666; and Sprunt has completed a combined church, community centre and nursery in north London. Pus OMA and Barcode Architects‘ Caen Library in Normandy, configured like a giant cross;  and Oliver Lowenstein says that the Art & Design Building at Bedales School, also by FCB Studios, both connects with and breaks from its Arts & Crafts past. In our Focus on Interiors we have two museum projects: airflow dynamic inform the organisation of Zaha Hadid Architects‘ Winton Gallery at the Science Museum in London; and Bolles & Wilson‘s boldly coloured spaces articulate the Korça Icon Museum in Albania. My Kind of Town for Paul Karakusevic is London;  in Learning from Sarah Wigglesworth claims that teaching architecture at Kingston University taught her more than her studies did; Charles Holland reappraises Robert Venturi‘s book ‘Complexity and Contradition’ 50 years on; and ‘Inclusions’ is a pocket-sized book of architectural renders assemble by the Drawing Matter website.

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