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Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia by Architype

21 May 2015

The £11.6m Enterprise Centre in Norfolk is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

A double height atrium has been carved out of the building to create a sense of drama and maximise natural lighting.

Institution of Structural Engineering by Hugh Broughton Architects

15 May 2015

Hugh Broughton and Expedition Engineering have turned an awkwardly shaped existing office building in Clerkenwell into a showcase of structural innovation

Galway

Picture Palace, Galway, Ireland by dePaor Architects

1 May 2015

In the heart of Galway, architect Tom dePaor has transformed a once-Georgian merchant’s house into a monolithic, concrete-clad, 276-seater independent cinema. But one that still hints at the city’s roots, writes Hugh Strange

The new building uses traditional materials to provide a link with its historic neighbours but is clearly a modern intervention.

Mansfield College East Range building, by Rick Mather Architects

23 April 2015

This modest two-storey building involves a high level of technical complexity to work round a grade II* listed building and a tricky site in the centre of Oxford

Massing options for the East India Dock residential project in Tower Hamlets

BIM: Early adopters

16 April 2015

Ramboll has developed an early stage modelling process that combines the qualitative capabilities of parametric design with BIM’s algorithmic, analytical strengths. Ike Ijeh wonders where this leaves designers

DRDH Architecture's concert hall and library in Bodo, Norway

Stormen Concert Hall, Bodø, Norway by DRDH Architects

27 March 2015

A three-auditorium concert hall was tasked not only with complementing the character of this Norwegian town, but navigating the acoustic challenges that come with a multi-purpose space

Rcka

Can BIM put architects back in control of projects?

20 March 2015

Amanda Birch looks at how a widespread roll-out of BIM could offer architects the chance of a more central role on projects

Kavel Houses, Ghent by Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Kavel Houses, Ghent by Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

13 March 2015

An innovative Belgian development of four terraced houses, designed in collaboration with young families, packs a huge amount of variety into its small, irregular site

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

Harvard 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

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