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Hong Kong skyline

Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

25 February 2015

With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

Havard gallery

Light at the museum

20 February 2015

Exposure to natural light can be damaging to the rare and valuable pieces on display at museums. Amanda Birch investigates how three galleries have employed innovative lighting set-ups to keep their displays illuminated, while remaining protected from harmful ultraviolet rays

SPECIFIC’s first ‘Building as a power station’ prototype

Buildings as power stations

6 February 2015

Scientists are working hard to make the built environment principally reliant on renewable energy. But, as Ike Ijeh finds out, with only 10% of their ideas leading to commercial application, a Swansea-based innovation centre aims to turn theory into practice

House on a Hillside, Wyhlen by Gian Salis

House on a Hillside, Wyhlen by Gian Salis

16 January 2015

Hugh Strange explores how architect Gian Salis not only navigated his way around a building on a steep incline, but made it a complementing feature of this concrete-framed house

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And the Oscar for best architect goes to...

8 January 2015

Ike Ijeh on how Academy Award-winning special effects software is being combined with BIM to give architects mind-bending simulation capacity

Brighton College

Victorian tower extension, Brighton College by Richard Griffiths Architects

5 January 2015

Landmark ‘stump’ reaches its intended height - more than a century after it was completed

The facade has been upgraded with new glazing designed to replicate the 1950s original

Bikini Berlin redevelopment by Hild und K

12 December 2014

Hugh Strange examines how architect Hild und K brought new life to a grade II-listed icon of post-war West Berlin, balancing historical sensitivity and environmental performance

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Farmhouse observatory, Carnforth, Lancashire

28 November 2014

Paul Archer Design updates a 17th-century farmhouse in the Red Rose countryside

Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg

Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg

5 November 2014

Wilkinson Eyre and Buro Happold came up with an ingenious and highly sustainable solution for lifting the central section of their new crossing over a Hamburg dock

JTI Building

Cladding SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

23 October 2014

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements. Ike Ijeh finds out more

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