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Furniture dealer Marc de Berny's second outpost of his eponymous shop on Pimlico Road

Looking up at the observation capsules of the London Eye Ferris wheel

Renzo Piano’s Shard building casts a shadow over London’s Tower Bridge.

Renzo Piano's The Shard building in London, photographed by AD100 architect Lee Mindel

An apartment in the St. Pancras International clock tower in London, available as a vacation rental through Airbnb.

Brasserie Zédel is located in what was once the Regent Palace Hotel

A suite at Café Royal, which reopened as a modern hotel in London

David Adjaye's Elektra House at 84a Ashfield Street, Whitechapel, London

  • Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin

    Good question... ??

  • Aliza Kara

    That's nice to hear from an architect, I don't understand why this man's work warrants an OBE.

  • Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin

    Well it's the person that gets the OBE. But I only query the planning permission aspect of the project, not because of the stark design approach, which I can appreciate if it is right for the design concept and project values. It is very difficult to get planning approval, for such a radical project that appears initially to be totally out on context with it's surroundings, so hence I too query how such a project gets planning. I often struggle against all odds with the planners to get a less radical scheme approved, and yet this stark design gets approval.

  • Mike Braum

    Because it doesn't block the view of St Paul's. :) I was told that that is why there are such crazy shaped buildings in London

  • Aliza Kara

    More likely the developer bribed somebody

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A triumph of Indian stone carving, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir became Europe’s first traditional Hindu temple when it was completed in 1995

Buzzworthy Architecture: Renzo Piano's 72-story skyscraper, the Shard, is the tallest in Western Europe

Buzz-worthy Architecture: A headquarters for consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers by Foster + Partners on the Thames's south bank

AD100 architect Lee F. Mindel tours London's legendary crossings: Millennium Bridge

AD100 architect Lee F. Mindel tours London's legendary crossings: Hungerford Bridge

The lobby of the Corinthia Hotel is an elegant setting for afternoon tea.

The Riding House Café features retro-hip decor.

Nopi serves globally inspired small plates in Soho

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal puts an haute cuisine spin on historic British dishes.

Overscale glass knobs and brightly colored tableware at Tom Dixon Shop.

Beloved housewares store Labour and Wait moved into a sunny, charmingly rusticated former corner pub

The gallery at Pitfield London, with richly detailed textiles and wallpaper by Klaus Haapaniemi.

Dutch design collective Moooi highlights its Raimond LED pendant lamps.

The home-furnishings shop Coote & Bernardi, displaying a glass-and-crystal light fixture.

An artful assortment of antiques and vintage pieces at Maison Trois Garçons.

Hopkins Architects’ Velodrome, built for the 2012 Olympic Games.

At Notting Hill chocolate shop Melt you select your own chocolates with wooden tongs

Chef Alan Bird's Bird of Smithfield is just steps away from London’s popular Smithfield Market

Zaha Hadid’s curvaceous extension to London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

The London Edition hotel evokes moody Belle Epoque grandeur

Burberry's massive London flagship combines craftsmanship and technology.

Conran Shop’s Marylebone outpost—spanning three floors in a former stable—has been completely redesigned

Lee Broom's Electra House showroom in London's Shoreditch neighborhood

The Connaught hotel bar in London, created by the late AD100 designer David Collins.

The new Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

The new Ace Hotel London Shoreditch