Case studies

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    Projects: Hackney town hall

    2017-11-23T11:06:00Z

    It’s taken 12 years to restore Hackney town hall after 80 years of neglect. Ike Ijeh assesses the results

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    Projects: the Cambridge Mosque

    2017-11-15T05:00:00Z

    One of David Marks’ last projects is a contemplative Cambridge mosque with complex timber geometry

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    Projects: Bloomberg HQ, London

    2017-10-30T06:00:00Z

    Foster + Partners’ HQ for Bloomberg breaks with tradition for City of London buildings by respecting the architectural context of its surroundings

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    An architectural side note

    2017-09-13T00:18:00Z

    The £57m Birmingham Conservatoire’s quiet restraint has produced an anonymous facade that conceals rather than celebrates the elegant music spaces within

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    Back to school: The human touch

    2017-09-06T09:39:00Z

    OMA’s first science building, Lab City engineering school near Paris, humanises its rational grid structure through a system of streets and squares bathed in natural light.

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    London's High Point: Race to the top

    2017-08-30T11:10:00Z

    In creating the UK’s tallest build-for-rent development – Highpoint in London’s Elephant and Castle – flexibility, efficiency and speed were key concepts for contractor Mace and structural engineer AKT II

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    Passivhaus: Economy of scale

    2017-08-23T15:21:00Z

    When it’s finished, Goldsmith Street in Norwich will be the largest Passivhaus scheme in the UK - but built as a 100% social housing scheme, it had to be delivered for a competitive price. But how is it being achieved?

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    Wild imaginings: Beach huts, Part 2

    2017-08-14T06:30:00Z

    The humble British beach hut is being reconfigured for the 21st century, as Part 2 of our guide shows

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    Wild imaginings: Beach huts, Part 1

    2017-08-11T06:00:00Z

    The humble British beach hut is being reconfigured for the 21st century, as Part 1 of our guide shows

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    Housing Project of the Year shortlist

    2017-08-02T07:00:00Z

    A Victorian chapel, rooftop houses, and a playground in the sky are just some of the innovations that feature in this year’s Building Awards housing shortlist, showcasing the country’s best residential projects