To celebrate the Museum of London's acquisition of part of the Whitechapel fatberg, creative agency KK Outlet has created a series of low-budget horror movies telling the story of how the 130-tonne lump of fat came to be. Read more
A light well, a glass staircase and large windows set behind wooden louvres help to bring natural light into this four-bedroom house, which Belsize Architects squeezed onto a small plot in a traditional mews near London's Hyde Park. Read more
London mayor Sadiq Khan has developed a good practice guide for estate regeneration in the capital, aiming to give residents greater say in their homes and ensure social housing is ring-fenced during redevelopment. Read more
Spanish studio SelgasCano has completed a third plant-filled workspace for Second Home, in the west London building that housed Richard Rogers' first architecture studio as well as providing the setting for cult 1960s film Blowup. Read more
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Phil Landers makes single origin chocolate from an old furniture workshop in London’s Bethan Green. “My earliest memory of chocolate is my dad telling me off for eating too much,” says the founder of <a href="http://landchocolate.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Land Chocolate</a>. Having spent most of his twenties working for the BBC and eating too much low-quality chocolate, a trip to Central America changed everything.
“The whole chocolate thing was never in the plan, it was just one of those things that happened by chance, but it became one of those obsessive things that I wanted to do. Nothing was going to stop me.”
Having learnt the basics in Central America, Phil honed his craft with chocolatiers like Paul A Young and the Mast Brothers and then set up on his own in 2016 in an old furniture makers workshop in Bethnal Green.
Today, Phil buys cocoa beans from Honduras and Nicaragua, paying more than twice
London-based practice Aberrant Architecture has worked with five north London schools to create an igloo-shaped installation, as part of an initiative to introduce young people to architecture and design. Read more
A glazed courtyard and roof lights draw daylight into this small house in south London, which was designed by local studio Hayhurst and Co for a plot where no outward-facing windows were permitted. Read more