Tuesday23 September 2014

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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.

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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


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


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

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

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?

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


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

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Fishbourne Quay, Isle of Wight

How we cracked it: Fishbourne Quay by The Manser Practice

17 October 2013

The Manser Practice explain how they overcame the challenges of building an industrial site in a flood plain

The roof is fixed at the top of the structure, although the material has yet to be specified.

Various Architects' temporary performance space for a world tour

19 December 2008

How Norway’s Various Architects created a lightweight, demountable performance venue for client Arts Alliance

Section and isometric diagram of platform

Julian Harrap Architects' mesh cage for the Monument

21 November 2008

How Julian Harrap Architects created a mesh cage to protect the viewing platform at Wren’s newly refurbished Monument in the City of London

Fire protection that’s made to measure

Fire protection that’s made to measure

4 November 2013

The author of a new BCSA guide outlines 10 key considerations when tailoring fire protection to the design of steel-framed buildings Text by


Does the shake-up of building standards go far enough?

30 August 2013

The government has launched a 10-week consultation ahead of its Housing Standards Review – but are its terms too limited?


How the new Part L will affect architects

19 August 2013

Hilson Moran’s director of sustainability Chris Birch breaks down some of the key changes coming in the new Part L


What score do you give Breeam?

24 June 2013

Architects are growing frustrated with the system for certifying green buildings — but big changes are on the way

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