This transformation of a historic stable block into a permanent opera venue in rural Leicestershire confirms the practice’s reputation as master of the art of architectural reuse, writes Ellis Woodman. Photography Hélène Binet
The latest issue features this year’s AJ Architecture Awards with 73 pages of winning and shortlisted schemes. There are also building studies of Witherford Watson Mann’s opera house at Nevill Holt in Leicestershire; and a partially subterranean north London house by Takero Shimazaki Architects. PLUS The era of the super low fee bid is back in a new wave of aggressive fee-cutting; and we meet Emma Dent Coad, ...
'It is a building, I designed it, so it must be architecture' Will Alsop's response to comments that his new Sharp Center for Design in Toronto 'isn't really architecture'. icLiverpool, 14.6.04 (Decide for yourself: see pages 28-35)
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