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LATEST ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

London

Under a cloud

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

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Supermarket

Sustainability: Sustainable retail

Sustainable retail buildings present a major opportunity to provide improved quality and a better experience for employees, shoppers and communities

Construction

Close to the edge

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

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

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

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

Office buildings

Wellness: WELL Building Standard

The WELL Building Standard focuses solely on a building’s impact on people

Storyhouse

A stage for three stars: Chester's Storyhouse

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

22 Bishopsgate from the Thames

BIM: Are you ready for the fourth dimension?

The team behind 22 Bishopsgate has created a complex 4D virtual reality model intended to optimise every aspect of delivery. Is the industry at large prepared for this new reality?

Berlin concert hall

Melody & harmony: Berlin's new concert hall

Frank Gehry’s £28.5m Berlin concert hall is an unusual building for this celebrated creator of the unusual. Ike Ijeh finds that through its sharp contradictions of age, shape and material, it achieves a kind of peace

The medical centre is scheduled to be finished in June

Notes from a small island: Tristan da Cunha's medical centre

Building a medical centre is all in a day’s work for Galliford Try. But it’s a different matter when the work takes place on a volcanic island 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land. This is a prefab new-build with a difference

Flooding

Floating ideas to tackle flooding

The severe flooding of winter 2015/16 has put a focus on normalising water-resistance measures in houses in areas prone to flooding

Sustainability

Sustainability: Dropping the ball

Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

Albert Dock

The art of good conservation

As conservation areas turn 50, they are coming under increasing pressure in major cities. Ike Ijeh looks at the battle between heritage enthusiasts and developers, and asks experts if they think the areas have reached a tipping point

Future Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula: In the docks

Knight Dragon’s £8.4bn redevelopment of Greenwich Peninsula will be one of the biggest regeneration projects by one developer that the capital has ever seen and has attracted some top architectural talent. But will the result stand the test of time? Ike Ijeh reports

London skyline

Sustainability: Zero-carbon London

The London Plan has specific sustainability targets which affect development in the city

Entrance

Bush Theatre: Open audition

In its renovation of west London’s Bush Theatre, Haworth Tompkins was asked to make the building and the theatre it contains accessible and approachable to all the local community. The result, says Ike Ijeh, is full of twists and turns

Carrowbreck Meadow

Carrowbreck Meadow: Passivhaus rules

A settlement of 14 Passivhaus homes, designed by Hamson Barron Smith, has been built in a Norfolk woodland. Ike Ijeh explains why observing this small project could provide the key to a scheme of nationwide significance

10cover-index

Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

St Peter’s Seminary

The resurrection of St Peter’s

St Peter’s Seminary near Glasgow is a brutalist ruin that is being given new life as an arts venue. What makes the refurb really unusual is that the crumbling decay, instead of being covered, will be used as a central feature

Silvertown Quays

Ecobuild 2017: Regeneration now

The construction industry is in the throes of a major drive to renew and revive communities - but how is it best done? Ecobuild 2017 next week will attempt to address this question

COMMUNITY OPINION

Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17

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

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17

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

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

Vick Webb

Untapped technology

25 Apr 17

Brexit and the skills crisis could be what the construction industry needs to make some really innovative break-throughs that will improve efficiency and productivity

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Small world

29 Mar 17

London - a global city with top-calibre international architectural staff - is about to feel the effect of Article 50 and all that follows. Can the profession maintain standards in a newly constrained landscape?

Félicie Krikler

How to avoid divisive regeneration schemes

28 Mar 17

Too often developers and architects are accused of alienating people by imposing insensitive designs on their communities

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

Tal Donahue and Matthew McGuinness

Branding a building

16 Mar 17

Developing a brand is becoming ever more important, both for developers and occupiers