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Heathrow Schools

Enjoy the silence

13 October 2014

Hounslow’s £150m school rebuilding programme aims to give children under Heathrow’s flight path quieter classrooms and better ventilation

Nuno Graca Moura Rural House Refurbishment

Nuno Graca Moura Rural House Refurbishment, Portugal

10 October 2014

Turning former farm buildings into a hotel manages to retain their original identity, says Hugh Strange

Heatherwick Studio's Bombay Sapphire Distillery

The gilded palace of gin Video

25 September 2014

Heatherwick Studio’s new state-of-the-art Bombay Sapphire Distillery assaults the senses in every way, says Amanda Birch

South Bank Tower

South Bank Tower: Going through the roof

16 September 2014

Faced with the task of adding an extra 11 storeys to its structure, the engineering team working on London’s South Bank Tower has found an innovative way to extend its height without the need for additional foundations or a dramatic redesign. Ike Ijeh takes a look.

Ruyte

Deruyte children's shoe shop, Belsele

5 August 2014

ONO Architectuur has combined sophisticated detailing and inexpensive materials to create a shop and apartment building with a difference in Belgium

Brendan Woods and Andrew Houlton's town house

Townhouse by Brendan Woods and Andrew Houlton

6 June 2014

The reworking of an 1840 house in Greenwich has radically reconfigured the building’s relationship with both its basement and garden, while while adding a new layer of sophistication

Victorian terraced house renovation in Portobello, Dublin

Victorian terraced house renovation in Dublin by Donal Colfer Architects

1 May 2014

Architect updates Victorian house with concrete mullions, walnut fittings and polished plaster

Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk's Concrete House, Stange, Norway

Concrete House in Stange, Norway, by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

22 April 2014

A technical look at Norwegian architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk’s Concrete House

Arbor drying hall

Arbor drying hall by Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen

3 April 2014

Building is designed as a perforated perimeter with a closed roof

KAU gymnasium, Brussels

KAU school gymnasium, Brussels by URA

13 March 2014

A new sports hall by Belgian architect URA

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Allies and Morrison

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Allies & Morrison and Jon Greenfield

27 February 2014

This architectural team designed an archetypal indoor Jacobean theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s South Bank

Singapore National Stadium

What Singapore's national stadium can teach the Qatar World Cup

24 September 2014

The vast steel dome on Arup Associates’ Singapore National Stadium is impressive. But Ike Ijeh discovers that its pioneering cooling system might just come to the rescue of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

merrion cc

Merrion Cricket Club, Dublin

9 September 2014

TAKA Architects has ensured the members of this flood-hit cricket club face many more innings thanks to the waterfproofing armoury of their club house’s latest incarnation, says Hugh Strange

BNR ORTEAUX

Logements Sociaux Experimenteaux, Paris

8 July 2014

Hugh Strange reviews Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes’ design for an energy-efficient apartment block that’s leading the way to low emissions in the French capital

Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich

Hanging gardens could turn Greenwich into new Jerusalem

22 May 2014

Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards - the first permanent algaeponics installation in the UK

London sunset

How to be cool: Tackling overheating in UK homes

29 April 2014

Overheating in homes is set to become an increasingly urgent issue, especially in the capital, as global temperatures rise. With energy legislation demanding that buildings become ever more airtight, what is the best way for designers to respond?

Section

Deptford artist’s studio by dRMM Architects

9 April 2014

A south London painter’s studio by De Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects brings in north light with a large openable ETFE skylight

Joseph Pschorr Haus building, Munich, by Kuehn Malvezzi

Joseph Pschorr Haus by Kuehn Malvezzi Architects

27 March 2014

Contrasting external elements for residential and retail spaces merge seamlessly on the interior of this mixed-use Munich building

Kineforum Misbar open-air cinema, Jakarta

Kineforum Misbar open-air cinema, Jakarta

11 March 2014

Temporary building is clad with agricultural fabric on a simple scaffolding structure

Whitmore Road mixed-use scheme

Whitmore Road by Waugh Thistleton Architects

25 February 2014

This mixed-use, seven-storey building is located adjacent to the Whitmore Bridge, over Regent’s Canal

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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