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  • Market square

    Landmark, Nieuw-Bergen, the Netherlands, by Monadnock


    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

    3D-printed glass: Print me off another Shard


    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

    What the Dutch can teach us about cladding


    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

    Apartment building, Binningen, Switzerland by Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten


    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

    How to design for people who hear with their eyes


    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

    Interior flooring with a local twist


    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

    Puukuokka Housing, Jyväskylä, Finland, by Anssi Lassila


    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

    The Woodspeen, West Berkshire by Softroom


    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

    CEIP 215 school, Girona, Spain by H Arquitectes


    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

    Could you 3D print your building components?


    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