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The facade has been upgraded with new glazing designed to replicate the 1950s original

Bikini Berlin redevelopment by Hild und K

12 December 2014

Hugh Strange examines how architect Hild und K brought new life to a grade II-listed icon of post-war West Berlin, balancing historical sensitivity and environmental performance

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Farmhouse observatory, Carnforth, Lancashire

28 November 2014

Paul Archer Design updates a 17th-century farmhouse in the Red Rose countryside

Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg

Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg

5 November 2014

Wilkinson Eyre and Buro Happold came up with an ingenious and highly sustainable solution for lifting the central section of their new crossing over a Hamburg dock

JTI Building

Cladding SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

23 October 2014

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements. Ike Ijeh finds out more

Heathrow Schools

Enjoy the silence

13 October 2014

Hounslow’s £150m school rebuilding programme aims to give children under Heathrow’s flight path quieter classrooms and better ventilation

Nuno Graca Moura Rural House Refurbishment

Nuno Graca Moura Rural House Refurbishment, Portugal

10 October 2014

Turning former farm buildings into a hotel manages to retain their original identity, says Hugh Strange

Heatherwick Studio's Bombay Sapphire Distillery

The gilded palace of gin Video

25 September 2014

Heatherwick Studio’s new state-of-the-art Bombay Sapphire Distillery assaults the senses in every way, says Amanda Birch

Singapore National Stadium

What Singapore's national stadium can teach the Qatar World Cup

24 September 2014

The vast steel dome on Arup Associates’ Singapore National Stadium is impressive. But Ike Ijeh discovers that its pioneering cooling system might just come to the rescue of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

South Bank Tower

South Bank Tower: Going through the roof

16 September 2014

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.

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Merrion Cricket Club, Dublin

9 September 2014

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

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How We Cracked It

Fishbourne Quay, Isle of Wight

How we cracked it: Fishbourne Quay by The Manser Practice

17 October 2013

The Manser Practice explain how they overcame the challenges of building an industrial site in a flood plain

The roof is fixed at the top of the structure, although the material has yet to be specified.

Various Architects' temporary performance space for a world tour

19 December 2008

How Norway’s Various Architects created a lightweight, demountable performance venue for client Arts Alliance

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Julian Harrap Architects' mesh cage for the Monument

21 November 2008

How Julian Harrap Architects created a mesh cage to protect the viewing platform at Wren’s newly refurbished Monument in the City of London

Fire protection that’s made to measure

Fire protection that’s made to measure

4 November 2013

The author of a new BCSA guide outlines 10 key considerations when tailoring fire protection to the design of steel-framed buildings Text by

Housing

Does the shake-up of building standards go far enough?

30 August 2013

The government has launched a 10-week consultation ahead of its Housing Standards Review – but are its terms too limited?

Regulations

How the new Part L will affect architects

19 August 2013

Hilson Moran’s director of sustainability Chris Birch breaks down some of the key changes coming in the new Part L

Breeam

What score do you give Breeam?

24 June 2013

Architects are growing frustrated with the system for certifying green buildings — but big changes are on the way

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