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Oranjeboomstraat

Oranjeboomstraat, Rotterdam, by Hans van der Heijden

28 April 2016

Hans van der Heijden’s housing scheme on the Oranjeboomstraat avenue in Rotterdam rekindles the tightly built, historic parcelling of the Feijenoord district, while bringing a new typology to the area

Hans van der Heijden

Interview: Hans van der Heijden

28 April 2016

Fresh from his Oranjeboomstraat housing scheme, architect Hans van der Heijden discusses with Hugh Strange his relationship with Dutch architectural culture and bringing traditional style to a modern market

Biot A Lab

Reinventing the green wall

15 April 2016

A new bio-receptive concrete panelling system could mean urban green walls that don’t need expensive maintenance and provide a better environment for plants too

Virtual reality headset

Virtual reality: A whole new world

18 March 2016

Convincing virtual reality used to be the stuff of science fiction but now the technology is catching up. With Oculus Rift and PlayStation releasing home devices, VR is finally going mainstream. Could it be a useful tool for architects?

Sculptor

Sculpture workshop by Gijs De Cock, Freek Dendooven and Peter Van Gelder

29 February 2016

A trio of young Belgian architects has designed work and living spaces for a local sculptor in Mariakerke, East Flanders, which share a design flow and innovative material palette. Hugh Strange reports

Arup

Technical: Seeing the light

19 February 2016

Research has shown the effects that the brightness and colour of indoor lighting can have on personal wellbeing and performance, which could impact on the way interior architects are expected to approach new designs. Amanda Birch reports

holycross

Holy Cross School by Cullinan Studio

12 February 2016

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

Maagdentoren

Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma

28 January 2016

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

Crouch end picture house

Crouch End Picture House, by Panter Hudspith

17 December 2015

Having given new life to a nondescript 1950s building, this £4.5m north London picture house is setting new standards for sustainable cinema design

Forvik

Forvik ferry terminal, by Manthey Kula

3 December 2015

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

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