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Surely some buildings are too ugly or difficult to save? Sometimes when faced with a truly unlovable building it is easiest to just call in the bulldozers and start again from zero. Although we are privileged to work mostly with listed and highly significant buildings, we do strongly believe that with an innovative design and a bold client, any building can be saved, made useful, and transformed into a stunning contribution to it’s city or context. We also believe that there is a strong environmental and social sustainability argument to be made for the adaptation of almost any building you might care to mention.

The following are in my opinion amongst the most inspirational projects at the cutting edge of what can be achieved through conservative adaptation. Each project throws down the gauntlet to the most challenging and frankly ugliest buildings you could expect to find, and achieves the seemingly…

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