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  • Hans van der Heijden
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    Interview: Hans van der Heijden

    2016-04-28T08:00:00Z

    Fresh from his Oranjeboomstraat housing scheme, architect Hans van der Heijden discusses with Hugh Strange his relationship with Dutch architectural culture and bringing traditional style to a modern market

  • 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

  • Maagdentoren
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    Maagdentoren, Zichem, by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma

    2016-01-28T08:00:00Z

    Following a collapse in 2006, this 14th-century tower in the Belgian town of Zichem has been restored to designs by De Smet Vermeulen and Studio Roma. Hugh Strange reports

  • Crouch end picture house
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    Crouch End Picture House, by Panter Hudspith

    2015-12-17T08:00:00Z

    Having given new life to a nondescript 1950s building, this £4.5m north London picture house is setting new standards for sustainable cinema design

  • Forvik
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    Forvik ferry terminal, by Manthey Kula

    2015-12-03T08:00:00Z

    Manthey Kula’s repositioned ferry terminal building in Forvik caters for the influx of visitors to the Norwegian village, while boasting an emphatic character that keeps it visually connected to its predecessor

  • lift
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    Horizontal lifts: A sideways move

    2015-11-25T08:00:00Z

    ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what, asks Ike Ijeh, might this mean for the future of building design?

  • Christ Church Spitalfields - Joost de Boer preparing an original pipe of 1735 for reinstallation in the case front
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    1735 organ, Christ Church Spitalfields, by Dow Jones Architects

    2015-10-30T08:00:00Z

    Following completion of the building renovation works at the Hawksmoor gem in 2004, its organ remained unrestored. Determined teamwork has now led to the renovation and reinstallation of the instrument to its former glory

  • Here East Gantry
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    Here East, Hackney Wick, by Hawkins Brown

    The former media hub of the London 2012 Olympic Games is presently the focus of a £100m redevelopment and soon to be a creative hub – in what its developers hope is the start of a wider regeneration in the east London region

  • Market square
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    Landmark, Nieuw-Bergen, the Netherlands, by Monadnock

    2015-10-06T06:00:00Z

    Monadnock’s new landmark building, cast at the centre of a pedestrianised regeneration of Nieuw-Bergen, purposefully creates a focal point for the Dutch town, without reverting to civic or religious type

  • 3d printed glass
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    3D-printed glass: Print me off another Shard

    2015-09-18T06:00:00Z

    Glass has resisted the technological advancements in 3D printing, but now a team from MIT has invented a technique for printing fully transparent glass. The breakthrough, says Ike Ijeh, could revolutionise the way we make windows, cladding and even full facade systems

  • Energiesprong
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    What the Dutch can teach us about cladding

    2015-09-11T06:00:00Z

    Energiesprong, a Dutch government-supported super-insulation approach, is being transferred to the UK housing market. Could it offer an answer to the country’s environmental and fuel poverty issues?

  • Binningen Switzerland
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    Apartment building, Binningen, Switzerland by Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

    2015-09-04T06:00:00Z

    In parallel with a delicate ordering of its interiors, the exterior focus of this two-storey apartment building on the outskirts of Basel, Switzerland is its complex and playful render facade, writes Hugh Strange

  • Students in classes at Gallaudet
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    How to design for people who hear with their eyes

    2015-09-03T08:30:00Z

    As a $60m international design competition is launched by Gallaudet, Washington’s specialist university for the deaf, its campus architect Hansel Bauman shares insights from a decade of research into DeafSpace design

  • ALA VA
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    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
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    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