Latest Technical Case Studies – Page 5

  • ALA VA
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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
    Technical

    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

  • additive manufacturing
    Technical

    Could you 3D print your building components?

    2015-06-19T06:00:00Z

    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

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    Technical

    London Business School by Sheppard Robson

    2015-06-15T08:00:00Z

    Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

  • H71a
    Technical

    H71a, Reykjavík, Iceland

    2015-06-02T06:00:00Z

    Studio Granda replaced a dilapidated structure with an extension to the studio of Icelandic photographer Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson. The project utilised several long-standing collaborative relationships, not least that between architect and client, writes Hugh Strange

  • Enterprise Centre
    Technical

    Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia by Architype

    2015-05-21T09:12:00Z

    The £11.6m Enterprise Centre in Norfolk is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

  • A double height atrium has been carved out of the building to create a sense of drama and maximise natural lighting.
    Technical

    Institution of Structural Engineering by Hugh Broughton Architects

    2015-05-15T06:00:00Z

    Hugh Broughton and Expedition Engineering have turned an awkwardly shaped existing office building in Clerkenwell into a showcase of structural innovation

  • Galway
    Technical

    Picture Palace, Galway, Ireland by dePaor Architects

    2015-05-01T06:00:00Z

    In the heart of Galway, architect Tom dePaor has transformed a once-Georgian merchant’s house into a monolithic, concrete-clad, 276-seater independent cinema. But one that still hints at the city’s roots, writes Hugh Strange

  • The new building uses traditional materials to provide a link with its historic neighbours but is clearly a modern intervention.
    Technical

    Mansfield College East Range building, by Rick Mather Architects

    2015-04-23T06:00:00Z

    This modest two-storey building involves a high level of technical complexity to work round a grade II* listed building and a tricky site in the centre of Oxford

  • Massing options for the East India Dock residential project in Tower Hamlets
    Technical

    BIM: Early adopters

    2015-04-16T07:00:00Z

    Ramboll has developed an early stage modelling process that combines the qualitative capabilities of parametric design with BIM’s algorithmic, analytical strengths. Ike Ijeh wonders where this leaves designers

  • DRDH Architecture's concert hall and library in Bodo, Norway
    Technical

    Stormen Concert Hall, Bodø, Norway by DRDH Architects

    2015-03-27T06:00:00Z

    A three-auditorium concert hall was tasked not only with complementing the character of this Norwegian town, but navigating the acoustic challenges that come with a multi-purpose space

  • Rcka
    Technical

    Can BIM put architects back in control of projects?

    2015-03-20T06:00:00Z

    Amanda Birch looks at how a widespread roll-out of BIM could offer architects the chance of a more central role on projects

  • Kavel Houses, Ghent by Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu
    Technical

    Kavel Houses, Ghent by Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

    2015-03-13T06:00:00Z

    An innovative Belgian development of four terraced houses, designed in collaboration with young families, packs a huge amount of variety into its small, irregular site

  • Hong Kong skyline
    Technical

    Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

    2015-02-25T06:00:00Z

    With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

  • Harvard gallery
    Technical

    Light at the museum

    2015-02-20T06:00:00Z

    Exposure to natural light can be damaging to the rare and valuable pieces on display at museums. Amanda Birch investigates how three galleries have employed innovative lighting set-ups to keep their displays illuminated, while remaining protected from harmful ultraviolet rays

  • SPECIFIC’s first ‘Building as a power station’ prototype
    Technical

    Buildings as power stations

    2015-02-06T06:00:00Z

    Scientists are working hard to make the built environment principally reliant on renewable energy. But, as Ike Ijeh finds out, with only 10% of their ideas leading to commercial application, a Swansea-based innovation centre aims to turn theory into practice

  • House on a Hillside, Wyhlen by Gian Salis
    Technical

    House on a Hillside, Wyhlen by Gian Salis

    2015-01-16T06:00:00Z

    Hugh Strange explores how architect Gian Salis not only navigated his way around a building on a steep incline, but made it a complementing feature of this concrete-framed house

  • COD____Alamy
    Technical

    And the Oscar for best architect goes to...

    2015-01-08T06:00:00Z

    Ike Ijeh on how Academy Award-winning special effects software is being combined with BIM to give architects mind-bending simulation capacity