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    Bring on the robots: the world's first 3D-printed house

    2018-05-02T06:51:00Z

    It may still be sci-fi for some, but 3D printing is fast breaking down conventional barriers in engineering and architecture and changing the way the construction industry operates

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    The pitfalls of 3D printing

    2018-04-11T06:00:00Z

    In the fourth of our series on new technology, Rebecca Morjaria explains the legal considerations of 3D printing and who is responsible if it goes wrong

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    The return of the clerk of works

    2017-11-29T10:06:00Z

    Concerns about building quality and safety, especially in the wake of Grenfell, have led to calls for a more co-ordinated approach to accountability. Could the answer be to revive the largely lapsed role of clerk of works?

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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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    Talkin’ bout a revolution

    2017-07-27T06:00:00Z

    Take some well-tested modern manufacturing techniques, add them to a radical streamlined procurement route that makes the supplier king and you have the beginnings of what could be a revolution in how we build. Ike Ijeh reports on the latest advances in off-site manufacture