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Loadbearing brickwork, by Miller Partnership Photos: Jill Tate

Two next-door neighbours wished to downsize from their large Victorian terrace houses while remaining within their community at Ouseburn in Newcastle, so together they commissioned Miller Partnership to design two new houses at the bottom of their long back gardens. The design was guided by the narrow, steeply sloping site, together with the below-ground remains of the area’s coal mining legacy, and sought to collaborate with local craftspeople while responding to the architectural character of Ouseburn’s industrial heritage. MORE >
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Completed in 1962, Harvey Court in Cambridge is regarded as a pivotal project in twentieth-century British architecture, pointing the way towards a relaxed, sensitive approach that embraced tradition yet sought modern solutions. MORE >
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Born in Amsterdam in 1884, Michel de Klerk was apprenticed to architect Eduard Cuypers (1859-1927) at the age of 14, where he came to work with Piet Kramer and Johan van der Mey, later key exponents of the Amsterdam School. MORE >
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When Stephen Proctor and Andrew Matthews first set up in practice in the late 1980s they tended to design few buildings in brick. Those brick buildings they did complete early in their career have stood the test of time. MORE >
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The Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron and engineer Ramboll extends the south side of London’s Tate Modern art gallery, and includes three levels of gallery space, a restaurant, cafe, members’ room and viewing terrace. MORE >
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The title of Supreme Winner at this year’s Brick Awards was awarded to Maccreanor Lavington’s South Gardens, a Lendlease development, which also picked up the title of best Large Housing Development.
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