• At 284m the Westonbirt Treetop Walkway is the longest in the UK
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    Treetop walkway, Westonbirt, by Glenn Howells Architects


    This aerial footpath snakes its way through the forest at Westonbirt Arboretum in the Cotswolds using form, structure and materials to lift visitors to a heightened communion with nature. Ike Ijeh takes a walk on the wild side

  • Birmingham New Street station
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    Birmingham New Street Station by AZPML


    It was never going to take a lot to improve on the squalid eyesore of the 1960s incarnation of Birmingham New Street Station. Shame though about the whiff of fakery

  • King's Cross western concourse
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    King's Cross western concourse by John McAslan and Partners


    Fifteen years in planning, John McAslan’s ambitious concourse underpins a major transformation of the hitherto neglected London station

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    East London Line railway extension


    Despite being largely built during the boom, London’s newest transport link is depressingly unambitious

  • NASA astronaut Edward Lu plays a musical keyboard inside the US laboratory module Destiny in October 2003.
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    International Space Station


    A few weeks ago, the final building block was delivered to the International Space Station, thus completing the first building beyond Earth. Here, one of the architects involved in its construction, charts the saga of the most technically advanced environment ever built

  • Daylight from the ETFE roof reaches down to platform level.
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    Taking Terminal 5 to another level


    HOK and Rogers’ lifts from the Tube station to the departures hall have passengers soaring long before their flight is called — if they can find them. Three months after its troubled opening, BD Magazine sees how Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is faring.

  • Terminal interior
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    Foster's Beijing airport terminal opens


    Foster Partner’s new terminal at Beijing airport has opened ahead of the 2008 Olympics.

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    Embracing London's rivers


    Cremorne Riverside Centre is one of the projects featured in Waterfront London: Rediscovering the Rivers and Canals of the Capital, an exhibition which opened at New London Architecture this week. Here NLA exhibition director Peter Murray explains how the Thames and its tributaries are at last being recognised as one ...

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    Foster reveals Spaceport design - images


    These futuristic images are Foster and Partners’ designs for the world’s first passenger “spaceport”.

  • Kinnear Landscape Architects
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    The road to 2012


    Adams Sutherland has won the Olympic Delivery Authority’s competition to upgrade the Greenway in east London, a 3km embankment and public way running from Victoria Park to West Ham down the full length of the Olympic Park. The Greenway will provide pedestrian and cycle access for visitors to ...