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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

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

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

The cluster of buildings has views over Dunvegan bay.

Colbost house, Isle of Skye by Dualchas Architects

11 February 2014

Black aluminium roof caps off Scottish holiday home’s simple forms

The six-storey building takes a low-tech approach to energy saving.

Low-energy office building in Austria by Baumschlager Eberle

28 January 2014

Architect Baumschlager Eberle has simplified its 2226 Lustenau office building in order to maximise energy savings

Stadthaus M1 housing and Green City Hotel, Freiburg, Germany, by Barkow Leibinger

Stadthaus M1 housing and Green City Hotel by Barkow Leibinger

14 January 2014

Timber cladding contributes to the low energy footprint of a German hotel and housing development

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

Rain pergola for Microsoft Italia HQ

Rain pergola for Microsoft Italia HQ

13 February 2014

Flores & Prats Architects’ steel and glass canopy provides innovative shelter from the elements

Zero-energy school, Saint-Ouen, France

Zero-energy school by Mikou Design Studio

30 January 2014

Sustainable French school generates all its energy on site

Eduardo Arranz-Bravo’s new studio in Barcelona

Barcelona artist’s studio by Garcés De Seta Bonet Arquitectes

16 January 2014

Catalan painter Eduardo Arranz-Bravo’s new concrete workshop and gallery

Royal Academy Keeper’s House by Long & Kentish Architects

Royal Academy Keeper’s House by Long & Kentish Architects

19 December 2013

Rethinking circulation gives the RA’s historic facilities a new openness

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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