Designing a new City landmark: Inside the Pan Pacific tower

PLP Architecture, MSMR and Yabu Pushelberg are creating a statement mixed-use scheme in the heart of the Square Mile, delivering 160 high-spec private residences alongside a luxury hotel in a 43-storey bronze skyscraper for Singapore’s UOL Group.

A Matter of Taste: Can personal preferences permit you to refuse to approve a neighbour’s building plans?

A High Court case over an ultra-modern new-build house in Holland Park shines a light on a tricky matter of taste. “The case does firmly confirm that aesthetic concerns have their place in the consideration,” writes Frankie Tierney, but “it is clear that just because you regard the proposed building plans of your neighbour to be in the worst possible taste, that by itself will not entitle you to refuse to approve the plans where such refusal has to be reasonable.”

Behind The Schemes: A remarkable transformation on Harley Street

One of London’s best-known addresses, Harley Street has been synonymous with medical excellence since the 19th century, but HNWI are beginning to consider its magnificent buildings in a new light; architecture and interior design practice SHH talks us through the three-year restoration of a John White jewel into a luxurious family residence, featuring a health spa, cinema and tearoom…