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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.
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
ONO Architectuur has combined sophisticated detailing and inexpensive materials to create a shop and apartment building with a difference in Belgium
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
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 will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards - the first permanent algaeponics installation in the UK
Architect updates Victorian house with concrete mullions, walnut fittings and polished plaster
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?
A technical look at Norwegian architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk’s Concrete House
A south London painter’s studio by De Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects brings in north light with a large openable ETFE skylight
How We Cracked It
The Manser Practice explain how they overcame the challenges of building an industrial site in a flood plain
How Norway’s Various Architects created a lightweight, demountable performance venue for client Arts Alliance
How Julian Harrap Architects created a mesh cage to protect the viewing platform at Wren’s newly refurbished Monument in the City of London
The author of a new BCSA guide outlines 10 key considerations when tailoring fire protection to the design of steel-framed buildings Text by
The government has launched a 10-week consultation ahead of its Housing Standards Review – but are its terms too limited?
Hilson Moran’s director of sustainability Chris Birch breaks down some of the key changes coming in the new Part L
Architects are growing frustrated with the system for certifying green buildings — but big changes are on the way