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Gallery: British design talent celebrated in London's best new buildings

Gallery: British design talent...
Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre and Jonathan Tuckey Design, is one of the 61 winners of the RIBA London Awards 2018
Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre and Jonathan Tuckey Design, is one of the 61 winners of the RIBA London Awards 2018
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15 Clerkenwell Close, by Groupwork + Amin Taha Architects, is a housing project comprising one or two flats per floor, with the architect's own home on the top floor
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15 Clerkenwell Close, by Groupwork + Amin Taha Architects, is a housing project comprising one or two flats per floor, with the architect's own home on the top floor
15 Clerkenwell Close comprises one or two flats per floor, a double height architect's studio at basement and ground and the architect's home on the top floor
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15 Clerkenwell Close comprises one or two flats per floor, a double height architect's studio at basement and ground and the architect's home on the top floor
25 Savile Row, by Piercy&Company, involved an energy-efficient renovation of an Art Deco office. It includes mechanical ventilation and energy-efficient heat recovery systems
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25 Savile Row, by Piercy&Company, involved an energy-efficient renovation of an Art Deco office. It includes mechanical ventilation and energy-efficient heat recovery systems
25 Savile Row, by Piercy&Company, involved an energy-efficient renovation of an Art Deco office. It includes mechanical ventilation and energy-efficient heat recovery systems
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25 Savile Row, by Piercy&Company, involved an energy-efficient renovation of an Art Deco office. It includes mechanical ventilation and energy-efficient heat recovery systems
53 Great Suffolk Street, by Hawkins\Brown, invovled the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse
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53 Great Suffolk Street, by Hawkins\Brown, invovled the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse
53 Great Suffolk Street invovled the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse
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53 Great Suffolk Street invovled the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse
70 Wilson, by Astudi, saw the remodeling and retrofit of a 1980s office building in a relatively low-rise part of the City of London
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70 Wilson, by Astudi, saw the remodeling and retrofit of a 1980s office building in a relatively low-rise part of the City of London
70 Wilson has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating (a green building standard) for its efficient design
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70 Wilson has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating (a green building standard) for its efficient design
Abell and Cleland, by DSDHA and EPR Architects, involved the renovation of two adjacent sites into residential buildings
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Abell and Cleland, by DSDHA and EPR Architects, involved the renovation of two adjacent sites into residential buildings
Alex Monroe Workshop, by DSDHA, has a facade protected by a wrapping of horizontal slats of Corten
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Alex Monroe Workshop, by DSDHA, has a facade protected by a wrapping of horizontal slats of Corten
Alex Monroe Workshop has a facade protected by a wrapping of horizontal slats of Corten
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Alex Monroe Workshop has a facade protected by a wrapping of horizontal slats of Corten
Belvue School Woodland Classroom was to be allocated temporary buildings to meet its need for more space but the head-teacher decided that her pupils deserved better and commissioned this beautiful building
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Belvue School Woodland Classroom was to be allocated temporary buildings to meet its need for more space but the head-teacher decided that her pupils deserved better and commissioned this beautiful building
Belvue School Woodland Classrooms, by Studio Weave, is a secondary school for those with severe learning difficulties and a range of other needs
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Belvue School Woodland Classrooms, by Studio Weave, is a secondary school for those with severe learning difficulties and a range of other needs
Bethnal Green Memorial, by Arboreal Architecture, remembers one of the worst civilian disasters in modern British history 
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Bethnal Green Memorial, by Arboreal Architecture, remembers one of the worst civilian disasters in modern British history 
Bethnal Green Memorial commemorates 173 people who were crushed and asphyxiated  as they rushed to gain shelter during a WWII air raid
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Bethnal Green Memorial commemorates 173 people who were crushed and asphyxiated  as they rushed to gain shelter during a WWII air raid
Black Stone House, by 6a architects, is an unusual and irregular stacked block home finished in a lime, sand and ash render 
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Black Stone House, by 6a architects, is an unusual and irregular stacked block home finished in a lime, sand and ash render 
Bloomberg, London, by Foster + Partners, occupies a whole block within the city
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Bloomberg, London, by Foster + Partners, occupies a whole block within the city
Bloomberg, London is a large office building to house all of Bloomberg's employees under one roof for the first time
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Bloomberg, London is a large office building to house all of Bloomberg's employees under one roof for the first time
Brentford Lock West Block E, by Mæ with White Ink Architects & Claude Maguire, consists of two pavilion buildings filled with apartments 
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Brentford Lock West Block E, by Mæ with White Ink Architects & Claude Maguire, consists of two pavilion buildings filled with apartments 
The Bridge Theatre, by Haworth Tompkins, was designed for the London Theatre Company
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The Bridge Theatre, by Haworth Tompkins, was designed for the London Theatre Company
The Bridge Theatre is London's first large commercial theater for 80 years
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The Bridge Theatre is London's first large commercial theater for 80 years
Caroline Place, by Amin Taha + Groupwork, involved the refurbishment of a suburban home
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Caroline Place, by Amin Taha + Groupwork, involved the refurbishment of a suburban home
Central Parade, by Gort Scott, sees the refurbishment of a prominent 1960s building in the heart of Walthamstow
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Central Parade, by Gort Scott, sees the refurbishment of a prominent 1960s building in the heart of Walthamstow
Central Parade has been turned into a multidisciplinary, mixed use space for creative industries including a café, bakery, retail units, and four units for start up businesses
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Central Parade has been turned into a multidisciplinary, mixed use space for creative industries including a café, bakery, retail units, and four units for start up businesses
Chadwick Hall, by Henley Halebrown, is set in the grounds of the Georgian-era Downshire House
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Chadwick Hall, by Henley Halebrown, is set in the grounds of the Georgian-era Downshire House
Chadwick Hall includes 210 en-suite student bedrooms for a university
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Chadwick Hall includes 210 en-suite student bedrooms for a university
The Charles Dickens School project, by Maccreanor Lavington, involved the expansion of Charles Dickens School to deliver 130 additional pupil places whilst increasing outdoor play space
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The Charles Dickens School project, by Maccreanor Lavington, involved the expansion of Charles Dickens School to deliver 130 additional pupil places whilst increasing outdoor play space
Dartmouth Park House, by AY Architects, is a conversion of an over-developed Victorian terraced house into an appealing contemporary home
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Dartmouth Park House, by AY Architects, is a conversion of an over-developed Victorian terraced house into an appealing contemporary home
De Beauvoir Block, by Henley Halebrown, is a collaborative workplace providing an inspiring environment for start-up businesses to begin and grow
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De Beauvoir Block, by Henley Halebrown, is a collaborative workplace providing an inspiring environment for start-up businesses to begin and grow
Faraday House, by dRMM and Simpson Haugh, is located on the western edge of the Battersea Power Station masterplan and consists of housing
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Faraday House, by dRMM and Simpson Haugh, is located on the western edge of the Battersea Power Station masterplan and consists of housing
Fitzrovia House, by Carmody Groarke, involved the restoration of a six storey end of terrace house originally built in 1827
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Fitzrovia House, by Carmody Groarke, involved the restoration of a six storey end of terrace house originally built in 1827
Gasholder Park, by Bell Phillips Architects, is a public space created within the constraints of a gasholder in the residential heart of King’s Cross
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Gasholder Park, by Bell Phillips Architects, is a public space created within the constraints of a gasholder in the residential heart of King’s Cross
Gasholder Park, by Bell Phillips Architects, is a public space created within the constraints of a gasholder in the residential heart of King’s Cross
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Gasholder Park, by Bell Phillips Architects, is a public space created within the constraints of a gasholder in the residential heart of King’s Cross
Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre with Jonathan Tuckey Design, was originally constructed in 1867
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Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre with Jonathan Tuckey Design, was originally constructed in 1867
Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre and Jonathan Tuckey Design, is one of the 61 winners of the RIBA London Awards 2018
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Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre and Jonathan Tuckey Design, is one of the 61 winners of the RIBA London Awards 2018
Gin Distillery, by Open Practice Architecture, is a derelict former Gin Distillery building turned into a family home
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Gin Distillery, by Open Practice Architecture, is a derelict former Gin Distillery building turned into a family home
Grange Primary School, by Maccreanor Lavington, is a school renovation that involved the addition of 105 pupil places and an improved school entrance
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Grange Primary School, by Maccreanor Lavington, is a school renovation that involved the addition of 105 pupil places and an improved school entrance
Hackney Town Hall, by Hawkins\Brown, is a long-term multi-phased conservation project carried out on a very well used civic building
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Hackney Town Hall, by Hawkins\Brown, is a long-term multi-phased conservation project carried out on a very well used civic building
Hazelhurst Court, by Levitt Bernstein, is a project that transforms an underused site into 60 affordable homes for older people 
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Hazelhurst Court, by Levitt Bernstein, is a project that transforms an underused site into 60 affordable homes for older people 
Ivydale Primary School, by Hawkins\Brown, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown, doubles a school's existing capacity to accommodate children
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Ivydale Primary School, by Hawkins\Brown, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown, doubles a school's existing capacity to accommodate children
Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 and 2, by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown, is conceived as a robust model for new and refurbished housing
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Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 and 2, by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown, is conceived as a robust model for new and refurbished housing
Kingsgate Primary Lower School, by Maccreanor Lavington Architects, is part of a mixed use masterplan for a former industrial estate in West Hampstead
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Kingsgate Primary Lower School, by Maccreanor Lavington Architects, is part of a mixed use masterplan for a former industrial estate in West Hampstead
Knox Bhavan Studio, by Knox Bhavan Studio, is an architectural practice that occupies the ground floor of a former stationery shop
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Knox Bhavan Studio, by Knox Bhavan Studio, is an architectural practice that occupies the ground floor of a former stationery shop
Marlborough Primary School, by Dixon Jones, sees year groups cleverly separated by level, with pupils quite literally rising through the school
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Marlborough Primary School, by Dixon Jones, sees year groups cleverly separated by level, with pupils quite literally rising through the school
No1 New Oxford Street, by Orms, is a very handsome refurbishment of a 1930s triangular shaped building into an energy-efficient office building
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No1 New Oxford Street, by Orms, is a very handsome refurbishment of a 1930s triangular shaped building into an energy-efficient office building
R7, Kings Cross, by Duggan Morris Architects and Weedon Architects, is conceived as a next generation workplace
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R7, Kings Cross, by Duggan Morris Architects and Weedon Architects, is conceived as a next generation workplace
Red House, by 31/44 Architects, is an assertive and confident new build house that takes its place surprisingly well amongst the Victorian-era buildings that surround it
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Red House, by 31/44 Architects, is an assertive and confident new build house that takes its place surprisingly well amongst the Victorian-era buildings that surround it
Riverlight, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and EPR Architects, is a stunning residential project threaded with gardens and water features
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Riverlight, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and EPR Architects, is a stunning residential project threaded with gardens and water features
Royal Academy of Music - The Susie Sainsbury Theatre and The Angela Burgess Recital Hall, by Ian Ritchie Architects, replaces a 1970s auditorium in the heart of the Royal Academy of Music
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Royal Academy of Music - The Susie Sainsbury Theatre and The Angela Burgess Recital Hall, by Ian Ritchie Architects, replaces a 1970s auditorium in the heart of the Royal Academy of Music
Royal Albert Wharf Phase 1, by Maccreanor Lavington, is a new housing scheme which creates a new community in the Albert Basin at the east end of the Royal Albert Dock
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Royal Albert Wharf Phase 1, by Maccreanor Lavington, is a new housing scheme which creates a new community in the Albert Basin at the east end of the Royal Albert Dock
Royal Albert Wharf Phase 1 includes shared ownership, affordable rent, private rented sector housing and market sale
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Royal Albert Wharf Phase 1 includes shared ownership, affordable rent, private rented sector housing and market sale
Salters Hall, by De Metz Forbes Knight Architects, is a restoration and extension of an extraordinary 1976 Basil Spence-designed building in the City of London
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Salters Hall, by De Metz Forbes Knight Architects, is a restoration and extension of an extraordinary 1976 Basil Spence-designed building in the City of London
Sandringham Central at Sandringham Primary School, by Walters & Cohen Architects, is a new building and playground providing specialist nursery, pre-school and arts spaces for Sandringham Primary School
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Sandringham Central at Sandringham Primary School, by Walters & Cohen Architects, is a new building and playground providing specialist nursery, pre-school and arts spaces for Sandringham Primary School
Shaftesbury Theatre, by Bennetts Associates, is a theater retrofit that offers a dramatic addition to the skyline of London's West End
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Shaftesbury Theatre, by Bennetts Associates, is a theater retrofit that offers a dramatic addition to the skyline of London's West End
South Gardens, by Maccreanor Lavington, delivers the first 360 new homes of Lendlease’s Elephant Park Masterplan, to replace the former Heygate Estate, which had fallen into disrepair 
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South Gardens, by Maccreanor Lavington, delivers the first 360 new homes of Lendlease’s Elephant Park Masterplan, to replace the former Heygate Estate, which had fallen into disrepair 
South Gardens consists of three plots within the masterplan and borders the Larcom conservation area to the south
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South Gardens consists of three plots within the masterplan and borders the Larcom conservation area to the south
St Augustines Church, by Roz Barr Architects, is the sympathetic restoration of a church 
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St Augustines Church, by Roz Barr Architects, is the sympathetic restoration of a church 
St Augustines Church features heating pipes embedded in the masonry walls, with the intention of creating a more sustainable and efficient heating system
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St Augustines Church features heating pipes embedded in the masonry walls, with the intention of creating a more sustainable and efficient heating system
St James Market, by Make Architects, involved the transformation of a poor-quality environment into a world-class destination with high quality offices and retail buildings
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St James Market, by Make Architects, involved the transformation of a poor-quality environment into a world-class destination with high quality offices and retail buildings
St James Market features beautiful detailing and an excellent finish
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St James Market features beautiful detailing and an excellent finish
Streatham and Clapham High School - Phase One and Two, by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, is an independent day school for girls in South London
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Streatham and Clapham High School - Phase One and Two, by Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, is an independent day school for girls in South London
Sutherland Road, by Levitt Bernstein, consists of new homes that are affordable, delightful and generous in size
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Sutherland Road, by Levitt Bernstein, consists of new homes that are affordable, delightful and generous in size
Sutherland Road, by Levitt Bernstein, consists of new homes that are affordable, delightful and generous in size
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Sutherland Road, by Levitt Bernstein, consists of new homes that are affordable, delightful and generous in size
The Bourne Estate, by Matthew Lloyd Architects, is an ambitious residential estate regeneration project 
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The Bourne Estate, by Matthew Lloyd Architects, is an ambitious residential estate regeneration project 
The Department Store, by Squire and Partners, took an unoccupied and dilapidated former department store from 1906, and reimagined the buildings to create a series of inspiring work and social spaces for a multi-disciplinary architecture and design practice
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The Department Store, by Squire and Partners, took an unoccupied and dilapidated former department store from 1906, and reimagined the buildings to create a series of inspiring work and social spaces for a multi-disciplinary architecture and design practice
The Department Store has a sense of fun mixed with a sympathetic nod to the site's history
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The Department Store has a sense of fun mixed with a sympathetic nod to the site's history
The Leadenhall Building, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, is a new 50-storey skyscraper in the City of London- a neighbour to the iconic Lloyd’s building by the same practice
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The Leadenhall Building, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, is a new 50-storey skyscraper in the City of London- a neighbour to the iconic Lloyd’s building by the same practice
The Leadenhall Building is one of the more striking towers to have been added to the area in recent years
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The Leadenhall Building is one of the more striking towers to have been added to the area in recent years
The Makers House, by Liddicoat & Goldhill, is a new-build one-off house
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The Makers House, by Liddicoat & Goldhill, is a new-build one-off house
The Makers House is arranged over four levels
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The Makers House is arranged over four levels
The Sekforde, by Chris Dyson Architects, involved the careful restoration of a historic pub in the heart of Clerkenwell
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The Sekforde, by Chris Dyson Architects, involved the careful restoration of a historic pub in the heart of Clerkenwell
The Sekforde, by Chris Dyson Architects, involved the careful restoration of a historic pub in the heart of Clerkenwell
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The Sekforde, by Chris Dyson Architects, involved the careful restoration of a historic pub in the heart of Clerkenwell
Turners House, by Butler Hegarty Architects, is an extensive restoration of the diminutive villa that the artist J M W Turner had built for himself in Twickenham 
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Turners House, by Butler Hegarty Architects, is an extensive restoration of the diminutive villa that the artist J M W Turner had built for himself in Twickenham 
Turners House, by Butler Hegarty Architects, is an extensive restoration of the diminutive villa that the artist J M W Turner had built for himself in Twickenham
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Turners House, by Butler Hegarty Architects, is an extensive restoration of the diminutive villa that the artist J M W Turner had built for himself in Twickenham
University of Roehampton Library, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, is a new library at the University of Roehampton
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University of Roehampton Library, by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, is a new library at the University of Roehampton
Upper Richmond Road, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is an urban development that includes retail, commercial and residential spaces
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Upper Richmond Road, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is an urban development that includes retail, commercial and residential spaces
VEX, by Chance de Silva & Scanner, is a private house on a site formerly used for fly tipping
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VEX, by Chance de Silva & Scanner, is a private house on a site formerly used for fly tipping
VEX was inspired by the music ‘Vexations’ by Erik Satie, a potentially endless loop of notes
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VEX was inspired by the music ‘Vexations’ by Erik Satie, a potentially endless loop of notes
Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter, by AL_A, involved the addition of a new courtyard, cafe, shop and gallery of the Exhibition Road Quarter 
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Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter, by AL_A, involved the addition of a new courtyard, cafe, shop and gallery of the Exhibition Road Quarter 
Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter, by AL_A, involved the addition of a new courtyard, cafe, shop and gallery of the Exhibition Road Quarter
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Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter, by AL_A, involved the addition of a new courtyard, cafe, shop and gallery of the Exhibition Road Quarter
The Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room, by Carmody Groarke, involved the creation of a members room within the famous London institution 
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The Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room, by Carmody Groarke, involved the creation of a members room within the famous London institution 
The Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room, by Carmody Groarke, involved the creation of a members room within the famous London institution
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The Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room, by Carmody Groarke, involved the creation of a members room within the famous London institution
Victoria Hall King's Cross, by Stanton Williams, provides new residences for postgraduates at Aga Khan University
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Victoria Hall King's Cross, by Stanton Williams, provides new residences for postgraduates at Aga Khan University
Walthamstow Wetlands, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and Kinnear Landscape Architects, has opened up a beautiful expanse of land and waterscapes for public recreation
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Walthamstow Wetlands, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and Kinnear Landscape Architects, has opened up a beautiful expanse of land and waterscapes for public recreation
Walthamstow Wetlands, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and Kinnear Landscape Architects, has opened up a beautiful expanse of land and waterscapes for public recreation
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Walthamstow Wetlands, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and Kinnear Landscape Architects, has opened up a beautiful expanse of land and waterscapes for public recreation
Waterloo Community Farm, by Feilden Fowles Architects, is London's most central urban farm. It was established in 2014 on a formerly overgrown and neglected plot of land south of Westminster Bridge owned by Guys and St Thomas' hospital
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Waterloo Community Farm, by Feilden Fowles Architects, is London's most central urban farm. It was established in 2014 on a formerly overgrown and neglected plot of land south of Westminster Bridge owned by Guys and St Thomas' hospital
Weston Street, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is a housing scheme with eight apartments of two or three bedrooms above a ground floor office space
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Weston Street, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is a housing scheme with eight apartments of two or three bedrooms above a ground floor office space
White Collar Factory, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris,  is a refurbished office
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White Collar Factory, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris,  is a refurbished office

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has declared the winners of the RIBA London Awards 2018. Comprising a total of 61 buildings, the competition is a good opportunity to check out an eclectic mix of high-profile British architecture, including schools, housing, towers, and a pub.

Each of the 61 winners are now in the running for RIBA's National Awards, which will be announced on June 21. The winners of that will then battle it out for the most prestigious award in British architecture, the Stirling Prize, later in the year.

Belvue School feels like a potential winner. A secondary school for those with severe learning difficulties, it required more space and was due to be allocated a couple of portable buildings. The head of the school decided her pupils deserved better and independently raised the money to commission Studio Weave to design this beautiful building of exposed timber frame, and birch plywood.

Belvue School Woodland Classroom was to be allocated temporary buildings to meet its need for more space but the head-teacher decided that her pupils deserved better and commissioned this beautiful building
Belvue School Woodland Classroom was to be allocated temporary buildings to meet its need for more space but the head-teacher decided that her pupils deserved better and commissioned this beautiful building

Gasholders London, by Wilkinson Eyre and Jonathan Tuckey Design is another standout. It involved the transformation of three Victorian-era cast-iron gasholders into luxury apartments. The interior designs of the buildings are as impressive as their exteriors and are inspired by the intricate mechanism of a wristwatch.

Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre with Jonathan Tuckey Design, was originally constructed in 1867
Gasholders London, by WilkinsonEyre with Jonathan Tuckey Design, was originally constructed in 1867

"London has perhaps the highest concentration of design talent found anywhere in the world," says RIBA London Director, Dian Small. "It is that concentration of diverse talent, skills, and exchange of ideas that makes London such an exciting and challenging place to work in the field of architecture. It's testament to the drive and passion of our members that again, we have seen the largest ever number of schemes shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards."

Hit the gallery to check out each of the 61 buildings that make up the RIBA London Awards 2018.

Source: RIBA

1 comment
Nik
''Walthamstow Wetlands, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and Kinnear Landscape Architects, has opened up a beautiful expanse of land and waterscapes for public recreation'' .......For some reason, these two pictures (62 & 87) dont look like land and waterscapes to me, though I would be interested to know what the original building here was.