Building case studies
Austin-Smith:Lord’s £50m refurbishment of Liverpool Central Library is a compelling read
Derwent London has come up with an office concept that could undercut the rest of the market. But will its basic specifications and industrial design attract prospective occupiers?
A look back at 1963 - the year of the Beatles, sexual politics and tower blocks
Getting the trains to run on time is one thing, but running to the timetable on a project the size of the £700m refurbishment of Birmingham New Street - while keeping the existing station fully operational - is something else entirely. Thomas Lane jumps on board
Leeds East Academy is the UK’s first school to consist of a warehouse full of moveable classroom pods
A timber-frame, zero carbon car park. You’ve got to be kidding?
Arup Associates’ Coventry University Engineering and Computing Building boasts a cryogenic magnet, air traffic control suite and Harrier jump jet
Eight buildings are competing for the title of Sustainable Project of the Year in the 2013 Building Awards. Here’s this year’s shortlist
The industry needs some clarity on carbon reduction targets. Building looks at three examples of low and zero-carbon housing
The Shard may have attracted all the attention in the last year but its little sister, The Place, represents just as accomplished a technical feat
2012 has been an important year for public spaces, and most significant was the radical shared-space scheme at Exhibition Road
3D printing isn’t the preserve of sci-fi. Building reports on a technology that offers speed, predictability, efficiency - and more power to architects
From Antarctic ice station to London train station, shopping centre to Shard, this year’s Building Awards shortlist reveals an industry full of ingenuity and inspiration
In 2012 London took on the huge logistical challenge of hosting the Olympics, but its ambitions did not stop there. Thomas Lane highlights the feats of engineering that are changing the face of the capital and that are this year’s winners of the ICE Awards
According to a Dutch idea, older people need on-site restaurants, bars, village squares and beauty parlours. Is the UK is ready for a revolution in care home design?
Ike Ijeh looks at the steps the retail industry is taking to cut the carbon
What might the office you’re sitting in look like in 10 years’ time?
A century-and-a-half after the first London underground railway opened, Building looks at how the tube’s extension to Battersea could help regenerate the area
The King’s Cross western concourse marked a milestone for the UK railway sector