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  • Virtual reality headset

    Virtual reality: A whole new world


    Convincing virtual reality used to be the stuff of science fiction but now the technology is catching up. With Oculus Rift and PlayStation releasing home devices, VR is finally going mainstream. Could it be a useful tool for architects?

  • Sculptor

    Sculpture workshop by Gijs De Cock, Freek Dendooven and Peter Van Gelder


    A trio of young Belgian architects has designed work and living spaces for a local sculptor in Mariakerke, East Flanders, which share a design flow and innovative material palette. Hugh Strange reports

  • Arup

    Technical: Seeing the light


    Research has shown the effects that the brightness and colour of indoor lighting can have on personal wellbeing and performance, which could impact on the way interior architects are expected to approach new designs. Amanda Birch reports

  • holycross

    Holy Cross School by Cullinan Studio


    Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality. Ike Ijeh takes a look

  • Maagdentoren

    Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma


    Following a collapse in 2006, this 14th-century tower in the Belgian town of Zichem has been restored to designs by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma. Hugh Strange reports

  • Crouch end picture house

    Crouch End Picture House, by Panter Hudspith


    Having given new life to a nondescript 1950s building, this £4.5m north London picture house is setting new standards for sustainable cinema design

  • Forvik

    Forvik ferry terminal, by Manthey Kula


    Manthey Kula’s repositioned ferry terminal building in Forvik caters for the influx of visitors to the Norwegian village, while boasting an emphatic character that keeps it visually connected to its predecessor

  • lift

    Horizontal lifts: A sideways move


    ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what, asks Ike Ijeh, might this mean for the future of building design?

  • Christ Church Spitalfields - Joost de Boer preparing an original pipe of 1735 for reinstallation in the case front

    1735 organ, Christ Church Spitalfields, by Dow Jones Architects


    Following completion of the building renovation works at the Hawksmoor gem in 2004, its organ remained unrestored. Determined teamwork has now led to the renovation and reinstallation of the instrument to its former glory

  • Here East Gantry

    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