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  • Market square
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    Landmark, Nieuw-Bergen, the Netherlands, by Monadnock

    2015-10-06T06:00:00Z

    Monadnock’s new landmark building, cast at the centre of a pedestrianised regeneration of Nieuw-Bergen, purposefully creates a focal point for the Dutch town, without reverting to civic or religious type

  • 3d printed glass
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    3D-printed glass: Print me off another Shard

    2015-09-18T06:00:00Z

    Glass has resisted the technological advancements in 3D printing, but now a team from MIT has invented a technique for printing fully transparent glass. The breakthrough, says Ike Ijeh, could revolutionise the way we make windows, cladding and even full facade systems

  • Energiesprong
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    What the Dutch can teach us about cladding

    2015-09-11T06:00:00Z

    Energiesprong, a Dutch government-supported super-insulation approach, is being transferred to the UK housing market. Could it offer an answer to the country’s environmental and fuel poverty issues?

  • Binningen Switzerland
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    Apartment building, Binningen, Switzerland by Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

    2015-09-04T06:00:00Z

    In parallel with a delicate ordering of its interiors, the exterior focus of this two-storey apartment building on the outskirts of Basel, Switzerland is its complex and playful render facade, writes Hugh Strange

  • Students in classes at Gallaudet
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    How to design for people who hear with their eyes

    2015-09-03T08:30:00Z

    As a $60m international design competition is launched by Gallaudet, Washington’s specialist university for the deaf, its campus architect Hansel Bauman shares insights from a decade of research into DeafSpace design

  • ALA VA
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    Interior flooring with a local twist

    2015-08-21T06:00:00Z

    Amanda Birch’s study of three distinct examples of interior flooring examines work in London, Zanzibar and India by Amanda Levete, Jestico Whiles and Project Orange

  • Puukuokka
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    Puukuokka Housing, Jyväskylä, Finland, by Anssi Lassila

    2015-07-30T06:00:00Z

    The first building to be completed in Anssi Lassila’s three-block development in Jyväskylä may now be the tallest apartment tower in Finland, but it’s the building’s innovative construction system that’s the real talking point, writes Hugh Strange

  • Woodspeen 10
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    The Woodspeen, West Berkshire by Softroom

    2015-07-17T07:00:00Z

    The extension to this 1827 Victorian pub relies on natural materials, including its distinctive thatched roof, to complement the original building, despite its noteworthy design

  • CEIP 215 school
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    CEIP 215 school, Girona, Spain by H Arquitectes

    2015-07-02T06:00:00Z

    This refurbishment of a 1980s school in the small Catalonian village of Vidreres prioritises durable, low-cost construction while instilling a greater sense of space that values daylighting and a stronger relationship with the outdoors

  • additive manufacturing
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    Could you 3D print your building components?

    2015-06-19T06:00:00Z

    New developments in additive manufacturing are being used to make real building components that are lighter, more cost effective and structurally just as strong as their counterparts, but use 75% less material