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The experience is everything: Coal Drops Yard, London, by Heatherwick StudioSubscription

By Jack Self

The crowning jewel at King’s Cross Central, Heatherwick Studio’s Coal Drops Yard is yet another in a litany of cultural hubs cum shopping arenas that are carefully choreographed confections of disingenuous ‘authentic’ experiences

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Oenological restorative: Aulets Arquitectes, SpainSubscription

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Preoccupied with the preservation of the architectural culture of Mallorca, Aulets learn from the simple structures of their namesake to create sustainable and contextual local architecture 

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Back to school: Lycée Hôtelier de Lille, France, by Caruso St John ArchitectsSubscription

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Bringing new life to a forgotten factory on the outskirts of Lille, the cookery and hospitality school by Caruso St John is the first piece in a complex, political puzzle

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From slaughter to laughter: the renovation of a slaughterhouse in Shanghai by IPPRSubscription

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The 1933 Shanghai Slaughterhouse, which revolutionised abattoir design, has been impeccably transformed by IPPR into a fun palace

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Frame of mind: de Vylder Vinck Taillieu's Caritas psychiatric centreSubscription

By Douglas Murphy

De Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s Caritas psychiatric centre in Melle brings the outside in

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Bank balance: Quai 10 cultural centre and riverside regeneration, Charleroi, by V+ / L’EscautSubscription

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Transforming the riverside and converting a Brutalist bank into a centre for cinema, V+ and L’Escaut set a gold standard for Charleroi’s future as the city attempts to rise from its post-industrial ashes

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Mine craft: Terrils du Martinet in Charleroi, Belgium by Dessin et ConstructionSubscription

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Both a ruined civilisation and the embryo of a new urbanity, this reimagined coal mine waits for a future that may never happen

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Overarching ambition: Two houses, Oropesa, Spain by Paredes Pedrosa ArquitectosSubscription

By Andrew Ayers

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: Paredes Pedrosa have transformed ancient dilapidated houses in Oropesa into two elegant family homes by the introduction of clarity, luminosity and repose

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Dutch Delta Works: from engineering feat to cultural statementSubscription

By Ronald Rietveld, Erik Rietveld, David Habets

RAAAF and Atelier de Lyon are transforming the disused Delta Flume into an intense spatial memorial

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Buildings within buildings: on fragments, blurred thresholds and endless interiorsSubscription

By Douglas Murphy

Spaces that have all the basic threshold qualities of architecture, but are themselves a part of a larger structure, force us to rethink how we expect architecture to behave 

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Cedric Price (1934-2003)Subscription

By Douglas Murphy

Behind the 9am brandies, cigars and extreme lunching lies Price’s vision of public leisure, freedom and equality

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