Technical Feature – Page 3

  • Churchill College, Cambridge
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    Technical study: Churchill College, University of Cambridge

    2017-01-16T09:00:00Z

    6a Architects’ new timber-clad student court is a clever inversion of the original brutalist college, writes Hugh Strange

  • Citizen M Tower of London axometric diagram
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    Manufacturing the future

    2016-11-21T07:00:00Z

    Architects shouldn’t be frightened off by Mark Farmer’s calls for modern methods of construction - they should see it a new opportunity for creativity

  • A deep canopy and colonnade are wrapped around the new museum
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    Voorlinden museum by Kraaijvanger Architects

    2016-11-08T07:00:00Z

    The Voorlinden museum in Holland wanted naturally lit gallery spaces full of light. But how to do that while protecting the superlative art collection on display? Arup came up with a highly imaginative solution. Ike Ijeh reports

  • Exposed concrete columns
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    Herdernstrasse apartments, Zurich

    2016-10-31T06:00:00Z

    Lütjens Padmanabhan tackles a complex urban condition with a residential block that embraces modern and classical influences, writes Hugh Strange

  • The former main pool hall has been restored into a soaring, multi-purpose space
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    Poplar Baths by Pringle Richards Sharratt

    2016-10-19T07:30:00Z

    Poplar Baths in London’s East End is a historic example of state architecture used to improve public health. But to preserve this listed building, the project team had to demolish part of it and rebuild through a PPP agreement

  • 771_Goede_Doelen_Loterijen_N197
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    Goede Doelen Loterijen by Benthem Crouwel Architects

    2016-10-14T09:52:00Z

    Once completed, the new home of the biggest lottery charity in the Netherlands will be the first refurbished office building in Amsterdam to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding

  • The Smile
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    Is hardwood the future of timber construction?

    2016-09-16T07:00:00Z

    As Alison Brooks Architects’ gravity-defying installation at the London Design Festival shows off the structural benefits of cross-laminated hardwood, Amanda Birch examines the growing uptake of CLT solutions

  • Eastern cemetry, Malmo
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    Eastern Cemetery, Malmö, by Johan Celsing

    2016-09-01T07:00:00Z

    Modernist architect Sigurd Lewerentz worked on the Swedish city’s cemetery for more than half a century. Now Johan Celsing has meticulously restored the canopies to two of its chapels

  • ThomsonAdsett concept home
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    Smart floors: Step-by-step care

    2016-08-19T07:00:00Z

    Sensor technology embedded in floors could be about to revolutionise patient monitoring in elderly care and dementia homes

  • One Carter Lane
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    Wellbeing registration: Europe's first project

    2016-07-19T09:52:00Z

    There is now an international standard for measuring how a building impacts on its users’ health and wellbeing. Ike Ijeh looks at how Studio Ben Allen Architects’ One Carter Lane became the first European project to receive the accreditation

  • Senate House
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    Senate House north block by Mace and Rock Townsend

    2016-07-15T06:00:00Z

    A Mace-led team has turned the north end of Senate House into a light-filled learning space and glazed courtyard for the School of Oriental and African Studies

  • Knut Hjeltnes
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    House Bøe Møller, Norway, by Knut Hjeltnes Arkitekter

    2016-06-30T08:00:00Z

    Knut Hjeltnes’ single-storey house in Oslo, Norway, continues the architect’s experimentation with materials and succeeds in creating spatial variety despite its simple plan

  • British Airway i360
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    The i360 tower by Marks Barfield Architects

    2016-06-17T08:00:00Z

    The £46 milllion i360 tower in Brighton may claim accolades of being the tallest moving observation tower, the first vertical cable car and the world’s most slender tower, but the execution of its design and build is the real talking point

  • David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects
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    David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects

    2016-05-13T08:00:00Z

    Nicholas Hare Architects has preserved the integrity of the original Arup Associates brutalist Cambridge landmark while ensuring the radical remodelling works well for its new users. Becoming an exemplar of sustainability was something it took in its stride

  • Oranjeboomstraat
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    Oranjeboomstraat, Rotterdam, by Hans van der Heijden

    2016-04-28T08:00:00Z

    Hans van der Heijden’s housing scheme on the Oranjeboomstraat avenue in Rotterdam rekindles the tightly built, historic parcelling of the Feijenoord district, while bringing a new typology to the area

  • Biot A Lab
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    Reinventing the green wall

    2016-04-15T08:00:00Z

    A new bio-receptive concrete panelling system could mean urban green walls that don’t need expensive maintenance and provide a better environment for plants too

  • Virtual reality headset
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    Virtual reality: A whole new world

    2016-03-18T07:00:00Z

    Convincing virtual reality used to be the stuff of science fiction but now the technology is catching up. With Oculus Rift and PlayStation releasing home devices, VR is finally going mainstream. Could it be a useful tool for architects?

  • Sculptor
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    Sculpture workshop by Gijs De Cock, Freek Dendooven and Peter Van Gelder

    2016-02-29T08:00:00Z

    A trio of young Belgian architects has designed work and living spaces for a local sculptor in Mariakerke, East Flanders, which share a design flow and innovative material palette. Hugh Strange reports

  • Arup
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    Technical: Seeing the light

    2016-02-19T08:00:00Z

    Research has shown the effects that the brightness and colour of indoor lighting can have on personal wellbeing and performance, which could impact on the way interior architects are expected to approach new designs. Amanda Birch reports

  • holycross
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    Holy Cross School by Cullinan Studio

    2016-02-12T08:00:00Z

    Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality. Ike Ijeh takes a look