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  • British Airway i360
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    The i360 tower by Marks Barfield Architects

    2016-06-17T08:00:00Z

    The £46 milllion i360 tower in Brighton may claim accolades of being the tallest moving observation tower, the first vertical cable car and the world’s most slender tower, but the execution of its design and build is the real talking point

  • David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects
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    David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects

    2016-05-13T08:00:00Z

    Nicholas Hare Architects has preserved the integrity of the original Arup Associates brutalist Cambridge landmark while ensuring the radical remodelling works well for its new users. Becoming an exemplar of sustainability was something it took in its stride

  • Hans van der Heijden
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    Interview: Hans van der Heijden

    2016-04-28T08:00:00Z

    Fresh from his Oranjeboomstraat housing scheme, architect Hans van der Heijden discusses with Hugh Strange his relationship with Dutch architectural culture and bringing traditional style to a modern market

  • Oranjeboomstraat
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    Oranjeboomstraat, Rotterdam, by Hans van der Heijden

    2016-04-28T08:00:00Z

    Hans van der Heijden’s housing scheme on the Oranjeboomstraat avenue in Rotterdam rekindles the tightly built, historic parcelling of the Feijenoord district, while bringing a new typology to the area

  • Biot A Lab
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    Reinventing the green wall

    2016-04-15T08:00:00Z

    A new bio-receptive concrete panelling system could mean urban green walls that don’t need expensive maintenance and provide a better environment for plants too

  • Virtual reality headset
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    Virtual reality: A whole new world

    2016-03-18T07:00:00Z

    Convincing virtual reality used to be the stuff of science fiction but now the technology is catching up. With Oculus Rift and PlayStation releasing home devices, VR is finally going mainstream. Could it be a useful tool for architects?

  • Sculptor
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    Sculpture workshop by Gijs De Cock, Freek Dendooven and Peter Van Gelder

    2016-02-29T08:00:00Z

    A trio of young Belgian architects has designed work and living spaces for a local sculptor in Mariakerke, East Flanders, which share a design flow and innovative material palette. Hugh Strange reports

  • Arup
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    Technical: Seeing the light

    2016-02-19T08:00:00Z

    Research has shown the effects that the brightness and colour of indoor lighting can have on personal wellbeing and performance, which could impact on the way interior architects are expected to approach new designs. Amanda Birch reports

  • holycross
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    Holy Cross School by Cullinan Studio

    2016-02-12T08:00:00Z

    Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality. Ike Ijeh takes a look

  • Maagdentoren
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    Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma

    2016-01-28T08:00:00Z

    Following a collapse in 2006, this 14th-century tower in the Belgian town of Zichem has been restored to designs by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma. Hugh Strange reports