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  • The new building uses traditional materials to provide a link with its historic neighbours but is clearly a modern intervention.
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    Mansfield College East Range building, by Rick Mather Architects

    2015-04-23T06:00:00Z

    This modest two-storey building involves a high level of technical complexity to work round a grade II* listed building and a tricky site in the centre of Oxford

  • Massing options for the East India Dock residential project in Tower Hamlets
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    BIM: Early adopters

    2015-04-16T07:00:00Z

    Ramboll has developed an early stage modelling process that combines the qualitative capabilities of parametric design with BIM’s algorithmic, analytical strengths. Ike Ijeh wonders where this leaves designers

  • DRDH Architecture's concert hall and library in Bodo, Norway
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    Stormen Concert Hall, Bodø, Norway by DRDH Architects

    2015-03-27T06:00:00Z

    A three-auditorium concert hall was tasked not only with complementing the character of this Norwegian town, but navigating the acoustic challenges that come with a multi-purpose space

  • Rcka
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    Can BIM put architects back in control of projects?

    2015-03-20T06:00:00Z

    Amanda Birch looks at how a widespread roll-out of BIM could offer architects the chance of a more central role on projects

  • Kavel Houses, Ghent by Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu
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    Kavel Houses, Ghent by Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

    2015-03-13T06:00:00Z

    An innovative Belgian development of four terraced houses, designed in collaboration with young families, packs a huge amount of variety into its small, irregular site

  • Hong Kong skyline
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    Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

    2015-02-25T06:00:00Z

    With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

  • Harvard gallery
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    Light at the museum

    2015-02-20T06:00:00Z

    Exposure to natural light can be damaging to the rare and valuable pieces on display at museums. Amanda Birch investigates how three galleries have employed innovative lighting set-ups to keep their displays illuminated, while remaining protected from harmful ultraviolet rays

  • SPECIFIC’s first ‘Building as a power station’ prototype
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    Buildings as power stations

    2015-02-06T06:00:00Z

    Scientists are working hard to make the built environment principally reliant on renewable energy. But, as Ike Ijeh finds out, with only 10% of their ideas leading to commercial application, a Swansea-based innovation centre aims to turn theory into practice

  • House on a Hillside, Wyhlen by Gian Salis
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    House on a Hillside, Wyhlen by Gian Salis

    2015-01-16T06:00:00Z

    Hugh Strange explores how architect Gian Salis not only navigated his way around a building on a steep incline, but made it a complementing feature of this concrete-framed house

  • COD____Alamy
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    And the Oscar for best architect goes to...

    2015-01-08T06:00:00Z

    Ike Ijeh on how Academy Award-winning special effects software is being combined with BIM to give architects mind-bending simulation capacity