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  • Heneghan Peng’s new Department of Architecture and Landscape for the University of Greenwich
    Features

    Up where the air is clear

    2014-05-20T06:00:00Z

    Heneghan Peng’s new Department of Architecture and Landscape for the University of Greenwich will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards

  • Cromford Mill in Derbyshire
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    Building 17: Refurbishing Cromford Mill

    2014-03-26T06:00:00Z

    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

  • Newington Butts Elephant and Castle
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    Cladding for the private rental sector

    2014-01-21T09:49:00Z

    Could fundamental changes to the cladding industry be the key to providing cost-effective, high-quality private rental accommodation?

  • Part L
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    Understanding the changes to Part L

    2013-12-10T09:27:00Z

    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

  • rosendale5
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    New Victorians

    2013-11-22T06:00:00Z

    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

  • polyflor
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    Education products

    2013-11-22T06:00:00Z

    Fast-track pitched roofing, slip-free laboratory floors and fire control systems suitable for historic buildings are among the products raising standards on UK school estates

  • Hemingways hotel, Nairobi.
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    Roofing products

    2013-11-08T06:00:00Z

    This week’s roofing products cover hot melt waterproofing, Tudor downpipes, roofline profiles and, to top it all off, a Cornish hotel in Nairobi

  • Athens
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    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre roof, Athens

    2013-11-07T06:00:00Z

    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?

  • Aluminium curtain walling system
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    Cladding products

    2013-10-25T06:00:00Z

    Our round-up of the latest solutions includes curtain walling for guide dogs, a flagship regeneration project in suburban Surrey and a cover-up at the Scottish Crime Campus…

  • P1020055
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    Cladding at Birmingham New Street

    2013-10-24T10:23:00Z

    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

  • housing expert oct 2013
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    Housing a nation

    2013-10-09T09:00:00Z

    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

  • spec
    Features

    The timber trail

    2013-09-20T00:00:00Z

    As the EU cracks down on illegally harvested timber, what are the industry’s responsibilities?

  • specifier
    Features

    Choosing low-carbon windows

    2013-09-04T09:30:00Z

    There is more to a low-carbon window choice than whether you opt for double or triple glazing

  • trowbridge
    Features

    Trowbridge County Hall: Walking on air

    2013-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Stride Treglown Architects needed a ventilation solution for a covered courtyard and it found one in a new type of raised access floor

  • debenhams4
    Features

    Debenhams Oxford Street: Time to shine

    2013-07-05T00:00:00Z

    Debenhams’ Oxford Street store is ready to come out of the shadows with an innovative cladding concept

  • trafford4
    Features

    New Trafford

    2013-06-12T06:00:00Z

    Architect 5plus breathes new life into Trafford Town Hall

  • specifier4
    Features

    The daylight factor

    2013-04-24T10:00:00Z

    Is it possible to increase daylight without raising costs and lowering energy efficiency?

  • houseofstraw
    Features

    House of straw

    2013-04-17T06:00:00Z

    An affordable co-ownership scheme made of straw is proving highly energy efficient

  • products1
    News

    Eight of the latest refurbishment products

    2013-04-02T11:26:00Z

    This month we have products for a range of building projects including refurbishing a historic building, a high street shop and some much-needed homes

  • royalmarsdenhospital
    Features

    Royal Marsden Hospital: The X-factor

    2013-04-02T10:21:00Z

    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