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The Twist by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) at the Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway

Building Study: The Twist, Norway, by BIG

2019-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Bjarke Ingels’ new art gallery over a river might have the whiff of gimmickry but Ike Ijeh finds himself beguiled




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    Smart floors: Step-by-step care

    2016-08-19T07:00:00+01:00By Amanda Birch

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

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    Reinventing the green wall

    2016-04-15T08:00:00+01:00By Amanda Birch

    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

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    3D-printed glass: Print me off another Shard


    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

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    Interior flooring with a local twist

    2015-08-21T06:00:00+01:00By Amanda Birch

    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

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    Light at the museum

    2015-02-20T06:00:00+00:00By Amanda Birch

    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

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    Will bio-plastic change the face of design?

    2012-05-29T08:00:00+01:00By Ben Harrow2 comments

    Lighting company unveils first commercial product made of sugar waste

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    Farmhouse observatory, Carnforth, Lancashire

    2014-11-28T06:00:00+00:00By Amanda Birch

    Paul Archer Design updates a 17th-century farmhouse in the Red Rose countryside

  • Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg

    Baakenhafen Bridge, Hamburg

    2014-11-05T10:00:00+00:00By Amanda Birch

    Wilkinson Eyre and Buro Happold came up with an ingenious and highly sustainable solution for lifting the central section of their new crossing over a Hamburg dock

  • Heatherwick Studio's Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    The gilded palace of gin

    2014-09-25T06:00:00+01:00By Amanda Birch

    Heatherwick Studio’s new state-of-the-art Bombay Sapphire Distillery assaults the senses in every way, says Amanda Birch

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