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Maggies Centre Oldham

Technical study: Maggie's Oldham

26 June 2017

dRRM’s centre for the cancer care charity hovers above its landscaped garden like a giant treehouse – and represents the practice’s most ambitious use yet of cross-laminated timber.

Construction

Behind the scenes at the V&A Dundee

16 June 2017

Realising Kengo Kuma’s extraordinarily complex design for the V&A’s outpost in Dundee would not have been possible without sophisticated modelling tools and precision construction techniques.

Neasden-Temple

The rebirth of the age of ornament

7 June 2017

A Boston restoration project using advanced 3D-modelling and printing technologies could hold the key to a new age of decoration within contemporary design

Tate St Ives extenation front

Technical study: Tate St Ives extension, St Ives, Cornwall

26 May 2017

Jamie Fobert’s discreet subterranean gallery extension has calmed locals’ concerns about the impact on the town’s skyline and reflects in its design all the elements that make St Ives special

Monadnock

Technical study: Atlas House, Eindhoven

27 April 2017

Monadnock has created a three-storey house of clarity, rigour and poetic flourishes on a Dutch woodland estate, writes Hugh Strange

Monadnock

“We're very happy with the term magic realism"

27 April 2017

Job Floris and Sandor Naus of Monadnock talk to Hugh Strange about the mixed legacy of the Superdutch generation and the importance of creating new stories from old traditions

Garden Halls

Technical study: Garden Halls, London

17 March 2017

TP Bennett and Maccreanor Lavington’s elegant stepped facades in the heart of Bloomsbury show how off-site methods can help student accommodation to raise its game. Amanda Birch reports

St Peter’s Seminary

St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross by Avanti Architects & McGinlay Bell

8 March 2017

St Peter’s Seminary near Glasgow is a brutalist ruin that is being given new life as an arts venue. What makes the refurb unusual is that the crumbling decay, instead of being covered, will be used as a central feature. Ike Ijeh reports

Carrowbreck Meadows

Carrowbreck Meadows, Norwich, by Hamson Barron Smith

23 February 2017

Hamson Barron Smith has planted 14 Passivhaus homes in a woodland in Norfolk. Ike Ijeh explains why it could blossom into a scheme of nationwide significance

The new facade; the team created a thermally broken extrusion 119mm wide with the glazing fixed in with structural silicone.

Great Arthur House, London, by John Robertson Architects

25 January 2017

Chamberlin, Powell & Bon’s grade II-listed Great Arthur House in the City of London urgently needed a new facade but double glazing was too heavy for its structure. Thomas Lane found out how John Robertson Architects came up with a solution that retains its distinctive appearance

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