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Thursday30 October 2014

Structures

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.

Arbor drying hall

Arbor drying hall by Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen

3 April 2014

Building is designed as a perforated perimeter with a closed roof

Carroll Fletcher Gallery by Allsop Gollings Architects

Carroll Fletcher Gallery by Allsop Gollings Architects

20 November 2012

This recently established practice has created a simple and flexible concrete construction

Open House in Hamburg by Onix Architekten

Open House in Hamburg by Onix Architekten

8 March 2012

This Passivhaus for communal living produces more energy than it uses.

Maggie’s Nottingham occupies a sloping site in a secluded part of the hospital grounds.

Care centre’s fearless symmetry

3 February 2012

The unconventional geometry of CZWG’s Maggie’s Nottingham is made up of simple steel elements

Friend and Company's new classroom for Chelsea Open Air Nursery School

Chelsea Open Air Nursery classroom by Friend & Company Architects

15 August 2011

A need to provide more classroom space and a stronger connection to the garden has led to the creation of a new “tree house” mezzanine in a children’s nursery in London.

Shi Ling Bridge

Tonkin Liu’s Shi Ling Bridge

25 July 2011

A new “shell lace” structural technique was used to create a conceptual design of a 120m-long steel pedestrian bridge in China.

Bridport House

A technical look at Bridport House's timber structure

27 June 2011

Karakusevic Carson Architects’ cross-laminated timber design lightens the load at a new housing scheme in east London

North facade

Maccreanor Lavington’s Ceres apartments

31 May 2011

The brown brick of these Netherlands canalside apartment blocks provides a continuity with the industrial buildings they have replaced

merrion cc

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

Landscape Laboratory, Portugal by Cannata & Fernandes Architects

Landscape Laboratory, Portugal by Cannata & Fernandes Architects

22 November 2012

A rich language of materials transforms a derelict textile factory

St John & St James CE Primary School, Enfield, by Scabal

Scabal weaves a dynamic web of steel for primary school roof

24 May 2012

Exaggerated bow-string truss brings brings structural delight

Sustainable Building Envelope Centre

SBEC sustainability centre finds ways to push the envelope

6 February 2012

The Sustainable Building Envelope Centre has been established to harness the building fabric to generate energy. Here is a look at its ambitions and some of the key technologies under development

Tacita Dean’s Film installation on show at the Tate Modern

The structural challenge behind Tacita Dean's Film installation

25 October 2011

Tacita Dean’s latest visual artwork on show at the Tate Modern uses a vast screen engineered by Ramboll that uses polystyrene in an innovative way.

Anaerobic digestion plant

Boyarsky Murphy's anaerobic digestion plant

29 July 2011

Innovative facility in Cambridgeshire will turn food waste into energy

Zumthor's Serpentine pavilion

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Peter Zumthor

27 June 2011

Peter Zumthor’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion blacks out the noise and smells of London to lead the visitor to a tranquil garden of light.

LSE brick model

LSE New Students’ Centre by O’Donnell & Tuomey

31 May 2011

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s competition-winning proposal for the London School of Economics’ new Students’ Centre is striking not only for its crumpled form, but its unusual perforated brick facing.

Christ the King Centre for Learning Knowsley, Liverpool

New research will help architects maximise low-carbon design

5 April 2011

Target Zero guidance on achieving low-carbon buildings has been launched by the BCSA and Tata Steel. Here are three steel-framed projects featured in the research.

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