Tuesday22 August 2017


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

Rain pergola for Microsoft Italia HQ

Rain pergola for Microsoft Italia HQ

13 February 2014

Flores & Prats Architects’ steel and glass canopy provides innovative shelter from the elements

The cluster of buildings has views over Dunvegan bay.

Colbost house, Isle of Skye by Dualchas Architects

11 February 2014

Black aluminium roof caps off Scottish holiday home’s simple forms

The six-storey building takes a low-tech approach to energy saving.

Low-energy office building in Austria by Baumschlager Eberle

28 January 2014

Architect Baumschlager Eberle has simplified its 2226 Lustenau office building in order to maximise energy savings

Cooking school in ancient slaughterhouse by Sol89

Cooking school in ancient slaughterhouse by Sol89

10 September 2013

A distinctive ceramic tiled roof links this refurbished building into its historic hill-town surroundings

Lake Bunyonyi School dining hall by Peter Clegg and Alex Thomas

Lake Bunyonyi School dining hall by Peter Clegg and Alex Thomas

19 March 2013

A conical roof shelters open circular spaces, framing the dramatic landscape of this site

Southend Pier cultural centre by White Arkitekter & Sprunt

Southend Pier cultural centre is sculpted by the waves

10 September 2012

Inspired by the elements, White Arkitekter’s cultural centre hopes to revitalise the historic pier’s fortunes

AA students have completed the Big Shed at Hooke Park.

AA students' Big Shed Assembly Workshop

22 May 2012

Architectural Association students demonstrate the potential of low-value local timber

The zigzag roof covers a car park, supermarket, council offices and public market.

Inca public market, Mallorca by Charmaine Lay and Carles Muro

20 March 2012

Charmaine Lay and Carles Muro have created a radical new public market building for the city of Inca in Mallorca, which wraps the town square up on to the roof of the building.

The centre’s main building.

Living With Lakes Centre, Sudbury, Canada

8 December 2011

A new sustainable lakeside research lab in a landscape damaged by nickel mining is 77% more efficient than conventional building

Castell d’Emporda restaurant roof plan

Castell d’Emporda restaurant by Concrete Architectural Associates

7 September 2011

An innovative Corten steel parasol roof structure provides protected outdoor space for diners at this Spanish restaurant.

Zero-energy school, Saint-Ouen, France

Zero-energy school by Mikou Design Studio

30 January 2014

Sustainable French school generates all its energy on site

Sorø Art Museum by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

Sorø Art Museum by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

13 September 2013

Brick shingle cladding gives a rich materiality to the walls and roofs of a new extension

Kortrijk Crematorium Souto de Moura Arquitectos and SumProject

Kortrijk Crematorium by Souto de Moura Arquitectos and SumProject

21 March 2013

A technical look at the simplicity of green roof planting and maintaining the idea of a recessive building

Peace Palace visitor centre by Wilford Schupp Architekten

Peace Palace visitor centre, the Hague, by Wilford Schupp

17 September 2012

Architect’s gatehouse for historic building in the Dutch city completes

Gardens by the Bay by Wilkinson Eyre Marina Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, by Wilkinson Eyre

18 June 2012

Gridshell structures form the two biodomes at the heart of Marina South gardens

The faceted roof canopy is designed to mediate between the town and the sloping park beyond.

Canopy for Roman site, Cartagena, Spain by Amann Cánovas Maruri Architects

21 March 2012

Madrid-based Amann Cánovas Maruri Architects has completed a new canopy for an archaeological site in Molinete Park in Cartagena, south-eastern Spain.

Primary school library in Gando by Kéré Architects

Primary school library by Kéré Architects

9 December 2011

This building in rural Burkina Faso makes innovative use of clay pots in its ceiling to aid lighting and ventilation

Key to details

Het Entreehuis home at Groote Sheere estate by Bureau B+B

09 September 2011

A new Dutch twist on the thatched roof

Souk roof plan

The Souk, Abu Dhabi Central Market, by Foster & Partners

11 April 2011

An opening roof allows rain to fall on an internal tiled square in this ambitious modern reinterpretation of the traditional Middle Eastern souk.

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