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MR DOSHI WINS PRITZKER

Edmund Sumner, our man in India, has photographed several of his buildings: Balkrishna Doshi is the Pritzker Laureate for 2018. Born in Pune in 1927, Doshi is the oldest ever recipient of the prize, which is regarded as the highest accolade in international architecture and is worth $100,000 (£72,000). He is also the first winner from… Read more »

THE ANGEL OF THE NORTH

The angel assembled in one day: 20 years ago Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognisable pieces of public art ever produced – winning many accolades and awards along the way. The Angel welcomes visitors to Gateshead and… Read more »

RARE INDIAN HOUSE

Khorakiwala Residence A private one-of-a-kind experimental house in Alibaug near Mumbai. The concept echoes a deep understanding of centuries of traditional ‘Konkan’ construction techniques albeit interpreted in a contemporary syntax. The site is deeply forested and the architects’ intention was to achieve the final product with a minimum impact on the existing flora, without disturbing… Read more »

CYCLISTS PREFERRED IN STOCKWELL

Traffic and the increasing flow of bicycles are separated in an elegant transformation of an old roundabout into a pedestrian/cycle square. DSDHA write [we like the last sentence]: “DSDHA have completed Stockwell Square as the second phase of their Stockwell Framework Masterplan, following the success of Wilcox Road. A new bespoke Bus Stop Canopy on… Read more »

TONKIN LIU x 2

The master photographer of the extraordinary house, Edmund Sumner, has two recent residential projects for us to consider: Ness Point Clifftop House and an extension, the Sun Rain Room. Ness Point is grown out of the dramatic landscape of the white cliffs of Dover. The undulating form of the plan orientates the internal spaces to different… Read more »