All Case studies articles – Page 4

  • Baylis old school

    Baylis Old School: Brute strength


    While many brutalist schools are being knocked down, one in south London is making a virtue of its architectural heritage and converting into housing. Photographs by Edmund Sumner

  • Olympic Park aerial

    Rio 2016: The best of Rio


    The 32 venues that will host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are a mix of futuristic new build and ambitious reconstruction. Ike Ijeh takes us on a tour of the architectural highlights 

  • 2012 Olympic Projects

    2012 forever: Revisiting the London Olympics


    Ike Ijeh reports on whether the architecture of the London 2012 Olympics has fulfilled its main goal

  • One Carter Lane

    Europe's first WELL Building


    There is now an international standard for measuring how a building impacts on its users’ health and wellbeing. Ike Ijeh looks at how Studio Ben Allen Architects’ One Carter Lane will become the first European project to receive the accreditation

  • hoUSe

    Housing Design Awards 2016: Winners


    This year’s entries reveal some interesting trends in housebuilding in the UK such as a reduction in common space, urban design principles being applied to greenfield sites and the successful use of custom build

  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre: Hit or myth


    Renzo Piano’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens puts the Ancient Greek concept of an ‘agora’ or meeting place at its heart

  • V and A 4

    V&A: Underground art


    The V A’s £49.5m subterranean extension had to be built without closing the main museum and without damaging the listed facades of the surrounding buildings. Building reports on how Arup, AL_A and Wates made it without a wobble

  • Offices

    Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?


    The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet

  • Daytona

    Cut to the chase: Rebuilding the Daytona International Speedway


    The Daytona International Speedway was the first motor sports stadium in the world when it was built in 1959. This year, a British-led team helped tear it down and rebuild it

  • Watermark Place

    Blinds and wellbeing: Put in the shade


    Blinds in commercial buildings have been seen as integral to controlling daylighting and views out. But might a more sophisticated approach to facade design mean that the humble blind has had its day?

  • Stade Velodrome, Marseille

    Euro 2016: Le grand dix - part two


    Next week, Europe comes together for Euro 2016. But it’s not just sporting prowess that will be on display, as host France showcases a dazzling array of new and refurbished stadiums

  • Stade Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux

    Euro 2016: Le grand dix - part one


    Next week, Europe comes together for Euro 2016. But it’s not just sporting prowess that will be on display, as host France showcases a dazzling array of new and refurbished stadiums

  • Tate Modern extension, London, by Herzog and de Meuron

    Tate expectations


    Herzog and de Meuron’s much-delayed extension of the Tate Modern saw the architect handed the rare opportunity of returning to a project having worked on the original

  • European Council, Brussels, Belgium

    Here’s looking at EU


    Building’s backing the campaign to remain in the EU, but that doesn’t stop architectural correspondent Ike Ijeh having mixed feelings about the standard of the administration’s architecture

  • David Attenborough Building by Nicholas Hare Architects

    David Attenborough Building: Second nature


    Nicholas Hare Architects’ refurbished David Attenborough Building preserves the integrity of the original design while ensuring the radical remodelling works well for its new users

  • At 284m the Westonbirt Treetop Walkway is the longest in the UK

    Treetop walkway: A walk on the wild side


    Glenn Howells’ treetop walkway snakes its way through the forest at Westonbirt Arboretum in the Cotswolds, using form, structure and materials to lift visitors to a heightened communion with nature

  • London Wall Place development

    London Wall Place: High suspense


    The construction team working on London Wall Place have extended the usable space of one of the buildings by cantilevering 15 floors of offices out over the pavement by a breathtaking 11 metres

  • Contrioversially, the plumes of the world-famous Trafalgar Square fountains have now been significantly reduced from this height to minimise water evaporation

    Water features: Making a splash


    Technological advances mean we can now enjoy the spectacle of water without any of the misgivings about waste

  • Tall Buildings

    Boris: For better or worse?


    As the eight-year tenure of the mayor of London draws to a close, many Londoners have mixed feelings about the changes he has wrought on their city

  • The Heron tower, now home to ex-City planning chief Peter Rees, is the only residential tower granted permission during his 29-year tenure

    City of London: Fair mile?


    The residential population of the City of London has dwindled but is it time to reverse that trend?