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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

Churchill College, Cambridge

“Buildings are used, mis-used, re-used, and they get old, decay, are worn out –watching that happen is the most exciting thing”

16 January 2017

Tom Emerson of 6a Architects talks to Hugh Strange bout incorporating the passage of time into the practice’s work and the joy of watching buildings take on a life of their own

Churchill College, Cambridge

Technical study: Churchill College, University of Cambridge

16 January 2017

6a Architects’ new timber-clad student court is a clever inversion of the original brutalist college, writes Hugh Strange

Citizen M Tower of London axometric diagram

Manufacturing the future

21 November 2016

Architects shouldn’t be frightened off by Mark Farmer’s calls for modern methods of construction - they should see it a new opportunity for creativity

A deep canopy and colonnade are wrapped around the new museum

Voorlinden museum by Kraaijvanger Architects

8 November 2016

The Voorlinden museum in Holland wanted naturally lit gallery spaces full of light. But how to do that while protecting the superlative art collection on display? Arup came up with a highly imaginative solution. Ike Ijeh reports

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