Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

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

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Making waves At the Beckenham Spa swimming complex, LDA Architects has given Bromley council an exemplary building of chic Modernism. This should be an inspiration to other local authorities. Photogra

On a recent Radio 5 broadcast, British swimmer Mark Foster was asked about his decision to pose naked in the July issue of Cosmopolitan. Foster bemoaned the media's lack of interest in swimming, justifying his own exhibitionism as a much-needed move to publicise his sport. Swimming just isn't sexy. And with a few exceptions, the same can be said for its buildings. Architecturally, there is little between Disney-esque leisure-dromes, palm-and-wicker health clubs, and graffiti-ridden ...

Already a subscriber? Login here or activate your digital account

Alternatively sign up for a four week free trial