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Maagdentoren

Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma

28 January 2016

Following a collapse in 2006, this 14th-century tower in the Belgian town of Zichem has been restored to designs by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma. Hugh Strange reports

Crouch end picture house

Crouch End Picture House, by Panter Hudspith

17 December 2015

Having given new life to a nondescript 1950s building, this £4.5m north London picture house is setting new standards for sustainable cinema design

Forvik

Forvik ferry terminal, by Manthey Kula

3 December 2015

Manthey Kula’s repositioned ferry terminal building in Forvik caters for the influx of visitors to the Norwegian village, while boasting an emphatic character that keeps it visually connected to its predecessor

Christ Church Spitalfields - Joost de Boer preparing an original pipe of 1735 for reinstallation in the case front

1735 organ, Christ Church Spitalfields, by Dow Jones Architects

30 October 2015

Following completion of the building renovation works at the Hawksmoor gem in 2004, its organ remained unrestored. Determined teamwork has now led to the renovation and reinstallation of the instrument to its former glory

Market square

Landmark, Nieuw-Bergen, the Netherlands, by Monadnock

6 October 2015

Monadnock’s new landmark building, cast at the centre of a pedestrianised regeneration of Nieuw-Bergen, purposefully creates a focal point for the Dutch town, without reverting to civic or religious type

Energiesprong

What the Dutch can teach us about cladding

11 September 2015

Energiesprong, a Dutch government-supported super-insulation approach, is being transferred to the UK housing market. Could it offer an answer to the country’s environmental and fuel poverty issues?

Students in classes at Gallaudet

How to design for people who hear with their eyes

3 September 2015

As a $60m international design competition is launched by Gallaudet, Washington’s specialist university for the deaf, its campus architect Hansel Bauman shares insights from a decade of research into DeafSpace design

Puukuokka

Puukuokka Housing, Jyväskylä, Finland, by Anssi Lassila

30 July 2015

The first building to be completed in Anssi Lassila’s three-block development in Jyväskylä may now be the tallest apartment tower in Finland, but it’s the building’s innovative construction system that’s the real talking point, writes Hugh Strange

CEIP 215 school

CEIP 215 school, Girona, Spain by H Arquitectes

2 July 2015

This refurbishment of a 1980s school in the small Catalonian village of Vidreres prioritises durable, low-cost construction while instilling a greater sense of space that values daylighting and a stronger relationship with the outdoors

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London Business School by Sheppard Robson

15 June 2015

Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia by Architype

21 May 2015

The £11.6m Enterprise Centre in Norfolk is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

lift

Horizontal lifts: A sideways move

25 November 2015

ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what, asks Ike Ijeh, might this mean for the future of building design?

Here East Gantry

Here East, Hackney Wick, by Hawkins Brown

19 October 2015

The former media hub of the London 2012 Olympic Games is presently the focus of a £100m redevelopment and soon to be a creative hub – in what its developers hope is the start of a wider regeneration in the east London region

3d printed glass

3D-printed glass: Print me off another Shard

18 September 2015

Glass has resisted the technological advancements in 3D printing, but now a team from MIT has invented a technique for printing fully transparent glass. The breakthrough, says Ike Ijeh, could revolutionise the way we make windows, cladding and even full facade systems

Binningen Switzerland

Apartment building, Binningen, Switzerland by Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

4 September 2015

In parallel with a delicate ordering of its interiors, the exterior focus of this two-storey apartment building on the outskirts of Basel, Switzerland is its complex and playful render facade, writes Hugh Strange

ALA VA

Interior flooring with a local twist

21 August 2015

Amanda Birch’s study of three distinct examples of interior flooring examines work in London, Zanzibar and India by Amanda Levete, Jestico & Whiles and Project Orange

Woodspeen 10

The Woodspeen, West Berkshire by Softroom

17 July 2015

The extension to this 1827 Victorian pub relies on natural materials, including its distinctive thatched roof, to complement the original building, despite its noteworthy design

additive manufacturing

Could you 3D print your building components?

19 June 2015

New developments in additive manufacturing are being used to make real building components that are lighter, more cost effective and structurally just as strong as their counterparts, but use 75% less material

H71a

H71a, Reykjavík, Iceland

2 June 2015

Studio Granda replaced a dilapidated structure with an extension to the studio of Icelandic photographer Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson. The project utilised several long-standing collaborative relationships, not least that between architect and client, writes Hugh Strange

A double height atrium has been carved out of the building to create a sense of drama and maximise natural lighting.

Institution of Structural Engineering by Hugh Broughton Architects

15 May 2015

Hugh Broughton and Expedition Engineering have turned an awkwardly shaped existing office building in Clerkenwell into a showcase of structural innovation

TECTONICS

House of straw brings a sustainable harvest

18 December 2009

White Design’s BaleHaus explores the use of prefabricated straw panels for mass housing

Adrian Friend’s 21st Century Span House design.

Span house comes out of woodwork

20 November 2009

Using a modular typology of timber and glass, Friend & Company has reinvented an Eric Lyons Span house in south-east London

Grey granite forms the hard landscaping and plinth of the buildings.

Bennetts Associates’ Edinburgh rock

16 October 2009

Edinburgh University’s Potterrow development draws on the city’s traditional stone building form to provide an airy home for its philosophy, psychology and language science departments

Supporting character

18 September 2009

Brickwork plays a starring role in articulating the exterior and interior spaces of Lundgaard & Tranberg’s Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen

The interior curves around a oversized version of a Chanel bag.

Hadid’s Chanel pavilion proving to be a classic in plastic

17 July 2009

Inspired by the iconic Chanel 2.55 handbag, Zaha Hadid’s Mobile Art structure reshapes the way polymers can be used by architects

South African nursery school

Nottingham students put this South African community on a learning curve

19 June 2009

Nottingham University students designed a timber-framed building for a South African nursery school and then built it in seven weeks

The clubhouse reflects the natural environment of the Hongluo Villa district.

Surface tension at Hongluo Clubhouse near Beijing

15 May 2009

The Hongluo Clubhouse, by Beijing-based MAD Office, uses curved steel sections to create a roof structure that blurs boundaries with the surrounding landscape

The Eon house with laboratory attached.

The Eon house and the architecture of climate change

17 April 2009

The half a semi-detached house built to 1930s Building Regs and monitored for energy efficiency at the University of Nottingham is an architectural experiment that could benefit millions of British homes

Morphosis Architects’ US Federal Building in San Francisco

Morphosis Architects’ cooling runnings at the Federal Building in San Francisco

20 March 2009

Morphosis Architects’ US Federal Building in San Francisco uses concrete’s thermal mass and natural ventilation

The Pod follows the medieval street grid.

Benson & Forsyth’s Nottingham Pod finds its place in past and present

20 February 2009

Aluminium proved the versatile solution when it came to integrating this a mixed-use hotel and retail scheme with the city’s medieval layout

The three-storey home overlooks Highgate Cemetery.

Eldridge Smerin’s stunning glass house at Highgate Cemetery

23 January 2009

Eldridge Smerin’s new house in Highgate is the subject of the first in a new BD series on materials in application. Here, Michael Stacey explores the way glass is used inside and out at the house

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