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  • 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

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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

  • Brighton College
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    Victorian tower extension, Brighton College by Richard Griffiths Architects

    2015-01-05T08:00:00Z

    Landmark ‘stump’ reaches its intended height - more than a century after it was completed

  • The facade has been upgraded with new glazing designed to replicate the 1950s original
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    Bikini Berlin redevelopment by Hild und K

    2014-12-12T07:01:00Z

    Hugh Strange examines how architect Hild und K brought new life to a grade II-listed icon of post-war West Berlin, balancing historical sensitivity and environmental performance

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    Farmhouse observatory, Carnforth, Lancashire

    2014-11-28T06:00:00Z

    Paul Archer Design updates a 17th-century farmhouse in the Red Rose countryside

  • Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg
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    Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg

    2014-11-05T10:00:00Z

    Wilkinson Eyre and Buro Happold came up with an ingenious and highly sustainable solution for lifting the central section of their new crossing over a Hamburg dock

  • JTI Building
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    Cladding SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

    2014-10-23T06:00:00Z

    SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements. Ike Ijeh finds out more

  • Heathrow Schools
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    Enjoy the silence

    2014-10-13T07:00:00Z

    Hounslow’s £150m school rebuilding programme aims to give children under Heathrow’s flight path quieter classrooms and better ventilation