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Sir John Soane’s museum opens the Drawing Office to the public for the first time since 1837

Nestled away in Sir John Soane’s museum, Holborn, is Soane’s Drawing Office. The room, once used as a workspace for Soane’s apprentices, is opening its doors to the public, and launching a programme of artists in residence.

What to do with a garden side return

If you own a Victorian house and have that pesky side return to deal with, let the architect experts help you plan an infill extension

How King Charles is influencing the architecture, interiors and aesthetics of Britain

Fiona McKenzie Johnston examines the King's lifelong devotion to British architecture – and posits what's to come under his reign

Pre-fabricated houses are having a moment: here's what you need to know

As technology improves, living costs rise and a demand for sustainability increases, prefabricated houses are ready and waiting to facilitate a new era of home ownership

The architect Richard Rogers dies aged 88

Richard Rogers, the architect behind the Millennium Dome and the Pompidou Centre, has died aged 88
Design Ideas

In praise of building with brick and limestone

Two leading architects celebrate the familiar building materials that have come to define the British country house, lending each of its many forms a local character shaped by its surroundings

The best architects for country houses

From newbuilds and barn conversions to the sensitive restoration of historic buildings, these architectural practices are some of the most impressive working in Britain today
Decorating Advice

Two architects debate the best style for a country house

Two architects share their thoughts on building country houses and debate the merits of traditional or contemporary style
How to live sustainably

RIBA's top tips to make your house sustainable

As sustainability becomes a major concern in all aspects of life, the Royal Institute of British Architects offers their top five tips for making your house as energy-efficient as possible

Iconic architects' homes that you can visit

Five iconic architects' homes you can visit - from Nakashima's US compound to Eileen Gray's villa