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Does the key to cutting carbon lie beneath your feet?

2022-05-05T08:34:00+01:00By Ben Flatman

A new system aims to reduce the embodied carbon of a floor slab by up to 75%. But are other solutions already to hand?

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Antarctica: Designing for the planet’s most hostile continent

2021-06-23T06:00:00+01:00By

A £100m Antarctic infrastructure programme presents some unique design challenges – like deflecting snow and elephant seals. Elizabeth Hopkirk hears about the hardships and rewards of building at the bottom of the world

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Technical Study: The Black & White Building by Waugh Thistleton

2022-01-04T06:00:00+00:00By Ben Flatman

The Office Group’s first new-build project will be London’s tallest timber office building when it completes next year. And as for the reduction in embodied carbon compared with concrete – well, the numbers speak for themselves. Thomas Lane reports

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Technical Study: Restoring Birmingham Selfridges’ cladding

2021-09-21T06:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman

Future Systems’ Selfridges has donned temporary garb of greater gaudiness while faults are fixed in the glittering blue chainmail below. Thomas Lane explains the technical challenges. Photography by Oliver Lane

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Technical Study: Kingston Cycle Hub, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

2021-07-22T06:00:00+01:00By Thomas Lane

Kingston council has spent £32m upgrading the borough’s cycle facilities, including a storage hub beside the station that is no ordinary bike shed, finds Thomas Lane

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One Triton Square by Arup: a refurbishment with a difference

2021-06-21T07:00:00+01:00By Ben Flatman

A 20-year old office block increased its net area by 57% but still saved 40,000 tonnes of carbon. How did the project team do it?

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Let’s be honest, achieving true net-zero is still a huge challenge

2021-06-16T06:00:00+01:00By Robin Turner

Even with a highly motivated team, RIBA’s 2030 target is little more than an aspiration with less than a decade to go, as Robin Turner demonstrates with this live project

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Technical: Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, restored by David Chipperfield Architects

2021-05-06T06:01:00+01:00By

‘Surgical’ €100m, decade-long project had to tackle flaws in Mies’ original design

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Technical Study: Park Crescent, Regent’s Park, by PDP London

2021-04-16T06:00:00+01:00By Amanda Birch2 comments

Amanda Birch talks to the architects who demolished and rebuilt a grade I-listed Nash crescent – for a second time

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Technical Study: Old Admiralty Building, London by BDP

2020-12-14T07:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

After a £60m refurb, the top-secret former haunt of Churchill and Ian Fleming is back in Her Majesty’s Service, writes Elizabeth Hopkirk

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Technical Study: UK Hydrographic Office in Somerset by AHR

2020-02-06T07:00:00+00:00By Helena Russell

Bringing everything under one roof was a central aim – so the architect made it the defining feature, writes Helena Russell

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Technical Study: Stratford Pavilion by Acme

2019-10-31T07:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

This substantial structure at the Olympic Park had to be built over a DLR tunnel, setting the team major challenges. Ike Ijeh reports

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Coming soon – 3D printed components for the masses

2020-03-09T07:00:00+00:00By Ben Flatman

3D printing has the potential to produce complex structural components quickly and cheaply if the technology were commercially available. Now Fosters has done just that.

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Carrowbreck Meadows, Norwich, by Hamson Barron Smith

2017-02-23T08:00:00+00:00By

Hamson Barron Smith has planted 14 Passivhaus homes in a woodland in Norfolk. Ike Ijeh explains why it could blossom into a scheme of nationwide significance

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