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

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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