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The historic but neglected Victorian factory buildings at Cromford Mill in Derbyshire were overdue a refurb. But decontaminating the timber from chemicals used in industrial dyeing proved a test of modern ingenuity
Could fundamental changes to the cladding industry be the key to providing cost-effective, high-quality private rental accommodation?
The new Part L Building Regulations come into force in April and while they may not be as rigorous as some would like, the emphasis on fabric efficiency will still put pressure on housebuilders
A 19th-century primary school in Dulwich came with the usual set of problems associated with old buildings. To solve them, Edward Cullinan Architects took a pragmatic and piecemeal approach
Athens’ vast £500m Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is being crowned with a 10,000m2 ferrocement canopy, designed by Expedition Engineering. Why did the UK practice settled on this unusual choice of material?
Birmingham New Street station is being transformed by a curving steel cladding system, but attaching such an instantly iconic facade to an existing frame has thrown up a variety of structural challenges
Nobody has yet come up with a convincing way to solve the housing crisis, and now the problem has got so big we need a plan on a national scale to tackle it
As the EU cracks down on illegally harvested timber, what are the industry’s responsibilities?
There is more to a low-carbon window choice than whether you opt for double or triple glazing
Stride Treglown Architects needed a ventilation solution for a covered courtyard and it found one in a new type of raised access floor
Debenhams’ Oxford Street store is ready to come out of the shadows with an innovative cladding concept
Architect 5plus breathes new life into Trafford Town Hall
Is it possible to increase daylight without raising costs and lowering energy efficiency?
An affordable co-ownership scheme made of straw is proving highly energy efficient
MRI scanners weigh up to 7 tonnes each. So adding an X-ray and scanning suite to the top of a Victorian hospital in a west London conservation area required some creative thinking
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?
With schools responsible for 50% of local authority carbon emissions, Matt Fulford looks at how simple measures can produce big savings
Glass may have been about for thousands of years but in future its applications will extend well beyond glazing. Here are some innovative uses to look out for
Building looks at a relatively new movement using green roofs to plant our food
Northern Ireland has taken decisive action to reduce carbon-monoxide related deaths by making alarms that detect the gas compulsory
Solutions this week are the very pinnacle of products for all water applications, from a drainage solution for an alpine lodge to an axially split pump range
Specifier this week has products to use from top to bottom of residential schemes, from lintels to drainage, a hot radiator solution and even a digital shower
This week, new flooring solutions include a vinyl range targeting the education market, Forbury Place’s choice of access flooring in Reading and an aluminium decking system at Manchester’s XYZ building
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
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?
Too often developers and architects are accused of alienating people by imposing insensitive designs on their communities
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
If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population
Developing a brand is becoming ever more important, both for developers and occupiers
Gender equality in the workplace is not a ‘women’s issue’, the fact that it is still an aspiration has huge economic implications for us all
Next week the chancellor will unveil his spring Budget, let’s hope he uses it to strengthen existing policies and provide certainty rather than unleash any big surprises
By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design