Case Studies


Under a cloud

21 Jun 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Commercial development in the City has had the shadow of Brexit looming over it for a year now


Close to the edge

16 Jun 17 | By Thomas Lane

Kengo Kuma’s extraordinarily complex design for the V&A’s outpost in Dundee would not have been possible without 3D modelling and analysis tools, not to mention complex construction techniques, that have left the city with a building of true grit

Emerson College Little Building

BIM: Attention to detail

7 Jun 17 | By Ike Ijeh

A Boston restoration project using advanced 3D-modelling and printing technologies could hold the key to a new age of decoration within contemporary design

432 Park Avenue

Residential towers: Through the roof

31 May 17 | By Ike Ijeh

New York and London are both bristling with new residential towers, a boom driven by demand for housing and skyrocketing prices for luxury flats

Jerome L. Green Science Centre

By the people: Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus

24 May 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus has championed a policy of inclusiveness not only for its students but also in the construction teams that built it


A stage for three stars: Chester's Storyhouse

15 May 17 | By Ike Ijeh

The Storyhouse in Chester is a daring construction of opposites, with a theatre, cinema and library brought together in a space that combines new-build and the spirit of the orginal 1930s picture house

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Project news

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station scheme facing "significant challenges" over cost, councillor claims

23 Jun 17

Wandsworth council has approved a request by the firm behind the £9bn redevelopment of the power station to review its affordable housing putting 250 affordable homes at risk

Chris Grigg

British Land fits out workspace for new SME brand

21 Jun 17

Developer has launched a new brand targeting growing SME’s

Bristol University Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus

Bristol University unveils £300m campus plans

21 Jun 17

A planning application is expected to be submitted for approval later this year

health useful

ISG bags £20m medical clinic fit out

19 Jun 17

German hospital group Schoen Clinic is to open its first medical faciltiy in the UK

Wembley Park - New 2017

McLaren wins two contracts worth over £90m at Wembley Park

16 Jun 17

Developer Quintain is starting to ramp up delivery of its 85-acre residnetial-led scheme

Grosvenor Bermondsey Biscuit factory

Grosvenor unveils £500m plans for Bermondsey

14 Jun 17

The developer and land owner is to redevelop 12 acres in South East London’s

The Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields for LSE

Green light for £140m LSE scheme

14 Jun 17

The university has been given planning permission to redevelop the former home of Cancer Research UK

dirty lane

Wates lined up for £300m Southwark scheme

8 Jun 17

Contractor understood to be preferred bidder for ‘Covent Garden-style’ scheme next to Borough Market

LegalandGeneral SandN brewery site

L&G submits plans for scheme on site of former Scottish & Newcastle Brewery

7 Jun 17

Meanwhile, Nixon Property and TP Bennett have been given the go-ahead by planners for another scheme on the 24-acre site

Brent Cross shopping centre aerial

Rivals line up for £1.4bn Brent Cross revamp

7 Jun 17

Hammerson and joint venture partner Standard Life are to double the size of the exisiting shopping centre


St Andrew's Square

What to specify: Commercial/offices

22 Jun 17

A range of solutions for the fit-out of offices and commercial premises have been released by companies including Armstrong Ceilings, Mitsubishi Electric and Vent-Axia

Panel Systems

What to specify: Cladding

9 Jun 17

Cladding is designed to provide architects with creative flexibility. Here are the latest cladding and curtain wall products from Schueco, Wienerberger, Panel Systems and Glassolutions

Virtual reality

What to specify: BIM

12 May 17

A range of BIM objects have been released including an update on a sketching app that allows customers to pan and zoom simultaneously, and the completed range of Rhinoceros software


What to specify: Walls, ceilings, partitions

4 May 17

Reindeer moss makes an appearance in one building, while glass took centre stage at a rejuvenated office in Slough and cherry wood veneer panels were the attraction at the University of Birmingham

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Sketch of the week

Sketch of outdoor ticket office, Leicester Square

Sketch of the week: Leicester Square ticket office

23 Jun 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Tim Murray, director of Moxon Architects


Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

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Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Natural simplicity forms an ode to the spirit of a modern city

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17 | By Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice

Jack Pringle

Housing: Great shakes

23 May 17 | By Jack Pringle

If you look hard enough, something positive has come out of this turbulent world politics and frenzy of electioneering