Technical Feature

  • Here East Gantry
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    Here East, Hackney Wick, by Hawkins Brown

    The former media hub of the London 2012 Olympic Games is presently the focus of a £100m redevelopment and soon to be a creative hub – in what its developers hope is the start of a wider regeneration in the east London region

  • 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