Technical Feature

  • Energiesprong
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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

  • SR1406_LBS_Front-Detail_Still
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    London Business School by Sheppard Robson

    2015-06-15T08:00:00Z

    Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

  • H71a
    Technical

    H71a, Reykjavík, Iceland

    2015-06-02T06:00:00Z

    Studio Granda replaced a dilapidated structure with an extension to the studio of Icelandic photographer Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson. The project utilised several long-standing collaborative relationships, not least that between architect and client, writes Hugh Strange