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Puukuokka

Puukuokka Housing, Jyväskylä, Finland, by Anssi Lassila

30 July 2015

The first building to be completed in Anssi Lassila’s three-block development in Jyväskylä may now be the tallest apartment tower in Finland, but it’s the building’s innovative construction system that’s the real talking point, writes Hugh Strange

Woodspeen 10

The Woodspeen, West Berkshire by Softroom

17 July 2015

The extension to this 1827 Victorian pub relies on natural materials, including its distinctive thatched roof, to complement the original building, despite its noteworthy design

CEIP 215 school

CEIP 215 school, Girona, Spain by H Arquitectes

2 July 2015

This refurbishment of a 1980s school in the small Catalonian village of Vidreres prioritises durable, low-cost construction while instilling a greater sense of space that values daylighting and a stronger relationship with the outdoors

additive manufacturing

Could you 3D print your building components?

19 June 2015

New developments in additive manufacturing are being used to make real building components that are lighter, more cost effective and structurally just as strong as their counterparts, but use 75% less material

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London Business School by Sheppard Robson

15 June 2015

Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

H71a

H71a, Reykjavík, Iceland

2 June 2015

Studio Granda replaced a dilapidated structure with an extension to the studio of Icelandic photographer Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson. The project utilised several long-standing collaborative relationships, not least that between architect and client, writes Hugh Strange

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

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