In 1921 the Grain Silo Complex was constructed. For half a century, it was the tallest building in sub-Saharan Africa. Here, grain would be collected, graded, and then distributed. Ideally, it was designed to never go out of use, to never wear out, to always...

How do buildings become places? The newly transformed King's Cross Station offers a few clues into the secret sauce that is required to tap into the ever elusive genius loci that is often captured in successful architectural projects. Here, for example, the Western Concourse of...

Bombay Sapphire commissioned Heatherwick Studio to design a distillery in England's Hampshire. The gin maker had acquired a water-powered paper mill that had once been used to produce the bank notes for the then British Empire. The site had over forty derelict buildings that comprised...