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  • David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects

    David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects


    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

    Interview: Hans van der Heijden


    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

    Oranjeboomstraat, Rotterdam, by Hans van der Heijden


    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

    Reinventing the green wall


    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

    Virtual reality: A whole new world


    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

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


    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

    Technical: Seeing the light


    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

    Holy Cross School by Cullinan Studio


    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

    Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma


    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

  • Crouch end picture house

    Crouch End Picture House, by Panter Hudspith


    Having given new life to a nondescript 1950s building, this £4.5m north London picture house is setting new standards for sustainable cinema design