By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Home front


While the British Council comes under fire for its portrayal of life for Muslims in the UK as one of unredeemed ugliness and stress, it has put together something far more civilised for itself in its Spring Gardens eyrie off The Mall. In-house architects, led by Emma Vergette, have supervised an HQ renovation programme helped along by Richard Buckley of Buckley Gray Yeoman, with graphics by Studio Myerscough, and a media installation by d-squared. Perhaps the council should be promoting an exhibition of British design excellence.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters