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Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality. Ike Ijeh takes a look
Following a collapse in 2006, this 14th-century tower in the Belgian town of Zichem has been restored to designs by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma. Hugh Strange reports
Having given new life to a nondescript 1950s building, this £4.5m north London picture house is setting new standards for sustainable cinema design
Manthey Kula’s repositioned ferry terminal building in Forvik caters for the influx of visitors to the Norwegian village, while boasting an emphatic character that keeps it visually connected to its predecessor
ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what, asks Ike Ijeh, might this mean for the future of building design?
Following completion of the building renovation works at the Hawksmoor gem in 2004, its organ remained unrestored. Determined teamwork has now led to the renovation and reinstallation of the instrument to its former glory
The former media hub of the London 2012 Olympic Games is presently the focus of a £100m redevelopment and soon to be a creative hub – in what its developers hope is the start of a wider regeneration in the east London region
Monadnock’s new landmark building, cast at the centre of a pedestrianised regeneration of Nieuw-Bergen, purposefully creates a focal point for the Dutch town, without reverting to civic or religious type
Glass has resisted the technological advancements in 3D printing, but now a team from MIT has invented a technique for printing fully transparent glass. The breakthrough, says Ike Ijeh, could revolutionise the way we make windows, cladding and even full facade systems
Energiesprong, a Dutch government-supported super-insulation approach, is being transferred to the UK housing market. Could it offer an answer to the country’s environmental and fuel poverty issues?