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  • offsite
    News

    Next generation will bypass construction if it doesn’t modernise, MMC experts warn

    2019-09-27T05:00:00Z

    Comments made at Building Live Club event on offsite 

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    News

    DfE outlines offsite building boom

    2019-07-24T05:00:00Z

    Department wants to double number of schools built using method year on year

  • The Compton - Regal London (4)-lighter
    Features

    Projects: The Compton, Regent's Park

    2019-06-05T05:00:00Z

    An innovative choice of cladding material – cast aluminium – has created an unusual look for these luxury flats near Regent’s Park

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    Features

    Projects: Exploring ‘the third space’

    2019-05-30T05:00:00Z

    Three new London commercial schemes explore the ‘in-between’ areas that are neither home nor workplace, neither public nor private

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    Features

    Projects: Laing O’Rourke on site at Edinburgh St James

    2019-05-24T05:00:00Z

    The redevelopment of Edinburgh’s St James shopping centre with new apartments, a hotel and retail is on a regal scale – but a very small site

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    Features

    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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    Comment

    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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    Features

    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?

  • Birmingham conservatoire 24
    Features

    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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    Features

    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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    Features

    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

  • Goldsmith Street 11
    Features

    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?

  • Black-stained House
    Features

    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

  • Mirrored beach hut
    Features

    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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    Features

    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

  • Bracknell Regeneration birdseye view
    Features

    Bracknell: Talk of the town

    2017-07-19T06:00:00Z

    Bracknell is the first post-war new town to be comprehensively demolished and rebuilt - to the tune of £750m. Building visited just weeks before completion to see a scheme that hopes to get shoppers and visitors returning in droves

  • New Ground Cohousing
    Features

    Housing Design Awards 2017: the winners

    2017-07-11T00:01:00Z

    It’s good to be reminded of the high quality that characterises much of the new work being produced in housing

  • The Sackler Courtyard
    Features

    V&A extension: Culture shock

    2017-07-04T06:00:00Z

    Amanda Levete’s £48m expansion of London’s V A connects the museum with the public realm through a superb porcelain-paved courtyard. But it’s the sheer immersive power of its vast subterranean exhibition hall that will make visitors stand and gawp

  • National Gallery of Ireland
    Features

    National Gallery of Ireland: Windows of opportunity

    2017-06-28T06:00:00Z

    Heneghan Peng’s £25m refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland is a sensitive and sometimes almost invisible intervention into an idiosyncratic building

  • London
    Features

    Under a cloud

    2017-06-21T06:00:00Z

    Commercial development in the City has had the shadow of Brexit looming over it for a year now