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Tuesday25 April 2017

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

Section and isometric diagram of platform

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

Gareth Hoskins' Gathering Place at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale

17 October 2008

How Gareth Hoskins Architects created its Gathering Place pavilion using laminated veneer sections and a 11.5m cranked beam

A fully glazed spiral staircase was planned as a link between the basement and ground floors.

Michael Mallinson Architects’ glass staircase for a private house in west London

19 September 2008

How Michael Mallinson Architects created a post-tensioned spiral stair for a double-height living space

Prouvé’s sketch of how he envisaged the structure...

Techniker gets to grips with Jean Prouvé’s historic prefab house

15 August 2008

The solution for protecting Prouvé’s antique prefab on its travels to the hurricane-prone southern US involves stripping it to its structural core

The stepped facade creates three balconies.

Fletcher Priest Architects’ HQ for Rio Tinto at Paddington, west London

18 July 2008

How Fletcher Priest designed a single, continuous facade on a curving site for client Rio Tinto

The mews house refurb included this stringerless stair.

Westarchitecture's stringerless stair for a mews house in west London

20 June 2008

How Westarchitecture devised a modern stringerless stair for a mews house in Notting Hill, west London

The completed building, looking north across the roof.

Paxton Locher Architects' curved roof

16 May 2008

How Paxton Locher Architects designed a curved roof with a high U-value and solar heat collection

Make's easy-to-install glazing system for the atrium of a 1950's office renovation

18 April 2008

How Make created an easy-to-install glazing system for the seven-storey atrium of a renovated 1950s office

David Nossiter Architects' 18th century hayloft conversion

20 March 2008

How David Nossiter Architects cracked a knotty ventilation problem in its conversion of an 18th century hayloft at Moulsford, Oxfordshire

How RMJM does the twist in Russia

15 February 2008

A window assembly that accommodates flat glass in a twisting frame is the key to cladding RMJM’s Moscow City Palace tower

Susanna Heron’s drawings for the glass designs adorn the walls of her studio. The large image of (centre) is a projection at the actual size of one of the panels.

Art blasts into the modern store

18 January 2008

Stanton Williams on integrating artwork into the facade of a new Bristol department store

Hand-drawn, coloured perspective of the Alnwick Garden treehouse

How we cracked it 27: Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

21 April 2006

Napper Architects builds a treehouse interpretation centre set on an open-decked area leading to a treetop walkway

Step 3  Creating a ribbon of public park

How we cracked it 21: Flood barrier, Gravesend, Kent

20 January 2006

Kiran Curtis Associates won a design competition for a mixed-use regeneration site in the Thames Gateway

How we cracked it 11: Met Building 22 Percy Street, London

26 August 2005

Oliver Richards of ORMS explains how his team brought air conditioning into a sixties office building by integrating the services into prefabricated bespoke cladding panels

Step 6

How we cracked it 05: Barrel vaulted roof, Doris’s Place, Hackney

6 May 2005

Peter Barber has resolved the complex challenge of placing a parabolic roof vault onto tapering party walls

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