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15:48, 21 DEC 2016
Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: What future for Steelhouse Lane 'mini-prison'?
After stepping through the main doors, there is virtually no connection with the outside world and detainees are left in the stark surroundings to contemplate their fate
Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Anchor Exchange BT tunnels shrouded in secrecy
Anchor was constructed during the mid 1950s and kept a secret by Government Act for 15 years
Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: New Street signal box polarises public opinion
Designed by Bicknell & Hamilton and W.R. Healey and completed in 1965, the unapologetically bunker-like structure is an honest expression of its utilitarian function
Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside Curzon Street, the oldest railway terminus in the world
It is a powerful landmark of national importance; an immovable structure of ashlar, adorned by huge Ionic columns, and a reminder of the city’s importance as a former industrial power
Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Changing times for Boulton's Assay Office
The Grade II listed Victorian building on Newhall Street is a living, breathing link to Birmingham’s jewellery making heritage
Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: 'Thrift radiates happiness' at UK's first municipal bank
In the basement, along a mirrored corridor, a door of 12 inch thick steel leads you through the two-feet-thick concrete walls into the safety deposit strongroom
Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modest Ravenhurst Cottages built as safe haven
Nearly a century after their opening the cottages were struck by a bomb during the Second World War, killing one of the residents and leaving the building damaged until its repair in 1948
Are we too eager to forget that brutal really can be quite beautiful?
Applied to architecture, the use of the term Brutalism dates from the 1950s, although there is some dispute about its origins.
25 artist's impressions of Birmingham buildings - did the architects get it right?
Thankfully, some were consigned to the design dustbin. Others became reality and followed their initial vision to the most detailed finish
Concrete evidence of England's big progress
A new book explores England’s green and concrete land. Graham Young reports.
From newspaper press to underground car park: The changing face of the Post & Mail building
Birmingham Post editor Stacey Barnfield returned to his old offices, or what's left of them, to find out more about an epic engineering project taking place underground
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Top US magazine pushes visitors to Birmingham
The New York Magazine article lavishes praise on progress of city's leisure offer
Abberley lock tower – the biggest juke-box in the world?
Chris Upton looks at the history behind an iconic clock tower in Worcestershire.
Library of Birmingham
From the archives: How The Library of Birmingham could have looked
Ken Shuttleworth, Glenn Howells and Adjaye Associates came up with designs for city's new library
TV architect George Clarke heads to Grand Designs Live
Architect and restoration champion George Clarke is still surprised by the strange career twist that turned him into a TV star, just don’t call him a heartthrob. Alison Jones reports.
Astley Castle in Warwickshire wins Riba Stirling Prize for architecture
Fire-damaged building wins biggest architecture award - the first time a conservation project has triumphed
How Birmingham changed with the times
New book reveals the evolving sights of Birmingham
The futuristic vision of a Birmingham that never was
A fascinating insight into how 1950s town planners envisioned Birmingham has been revealed with the reprint of two influential books that helped shape the nation’s cities. Enda Mullen reports
Astley Castle restoration was a noble deed
The renovation of one of Warwickshire’s lesser known castles has been completed. Chris Upton takes a look around.
Gallery: Stunning buildings shortlisted for world architecture awards
British Antarctic Survey research centre one of the nominees for global design award