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    Fluid dynamics

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Why are opera and water so closely associated? Here’s the new Oslo Opera house by Snøhetta, warping itself towards the waterline.

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    Don’t look now

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Santiago Calatrava’s long-awaited bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice is due to be opened on 21 June by the mayor, philosopher Massimo Cacciari.

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    Joy of intelligent debate

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Congratulations on the May issue of RIBAJ. What a joy to have this sort of discussion, and so refreshing to have some intelligent and intelligible critique on the status of architectural design in the UK. I hope it stimulates a long and useful debate.

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    Oozing creativity

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Fantastic production… at last an RIBAJ I can feel comfortable about people outside the UK seeing… the May issue is a huge leap forward from the muted alternatives that we saw previously.

  • Aldo van Eyck at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, 1967
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    Sweet clarity

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    It’s worth wading through some recalcitrant text for the moments of revelation in Aldo van Eyck’s essays.

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    Water cities

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    When the inland waterways were nationalised in the 1940s, the government at first didn’t realise it had done so.

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    Eco-reality bursts through

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    All fiscal economics are delusions papered over ecological realities. Money’s decorative art, printed or forged. It’s neither food nor air and it makes poor shelter or clothes.

  • Mark Ryder
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    Brief encounter

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Mark Ryder is chief executive of Isis, the regeneration partnership set up by the British Waterways Board. He explains his sustainable development strategy to Eleanor Young

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    What’s bred in the bone

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Look closely at Edward Cullinan Architects’ housing at Bristol Harbourside, and you might just detect a hint of Lasdun, as mentored by Lubetkin, who worked for Jean Ginsburgh…

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    Zoom in zoom out by ‘Avatar’

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Did you know that the British Waterways Board (BWB) is the third largest owner of listed structures in the country?

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    Round of applause

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Recladding of Birmingham’s landmark Rotunda for its conversion to apartments has seen the original 1960s’ window strategy finally realised.

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    Gracing the Aire

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    The 130m curve of the new bridge in Castleford, Yorkshire keeps it close to the River Aire and the rush of the weir just upstream.

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    The accidental sculptor

    2008-05-30T00:00:00Z

    In July 1949, the Architectural Review published a special issue devoted to the future of Britain’s canal system which it feared was threatened by the previous year’s nationalisation.

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    Timber!

    2008-04-29T00:00:00Z

    The Wood Awards, now in their fifth year, boast an impressive roll-call of previous winners including Feilden Clegg Bradley, Gareth Hoskins and Simon Conder.

  • Badges on a boy scout’s shirt? Wind turbines on Alsop’s Palestra building in south London, since removed because of technical problems.
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    Which side are you on?

    2008-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Today’s buildings have all the hallmarks of being designed by a profession happier to serve its paymasters than the environment or the public

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    Tales from the sandpit

    2008-04-29T00:00:00Z

    This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lego brick and we invite readers of the RIBA Journal to help us.

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    Doing the rounds

    2008-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Birmingham’s landmark 18-storey Rotunda was built in 1965 as offices, but its architect James Roberts lived on the top floor.

  • First phase of the Accordia housing development in Cambridge: McCreanor Lavington with Feilden Clegg Bradley.
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    Society rediscovered

    2008-04-29T00:00:00Z

    It has taken 20 years for British architecture to re-engage with society and context. We’re getting there.

  • DRL’s P_Fax project researched fluid dynamics as the conceptual and technical basis for choreographing complex urban interactions from computationally generated vector fields, according to Verebes.
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    Parametric possibilities

    2008-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Parametric design isn’t just British phenomenon but a global one, says the co-director of the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory.

  • Always noted for its transport architecture, Grimshaw’s structural approach – as at its Southern Cross Station,
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    Whatever next?

    2008-04-29T00:00:00Z

    If there’s one thing the British are good at, it’s waiting. Just as well, as it could be a while before our twin peaks of arts and crafts and high-tech are superseded.