All Technical articles – Page 2

  • 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

  • Wikihouse_Consturction
    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

  • Construction
    Features

    Close to the edge

    2017-06-16T06:00:00Z

    Kengo Kuma’s extraordinarily complex design for the V A’s outpost in Dundee would not have been possible without 3D modelling and analysis tools, not to mention complex construction techniques, that have left the city with a building of true grit

  • Emerson College Little Building
    Features

    BIM: Attention to detail

    2017-06-07T10:31:00Z

    A Boston restoration project using advanced 3D-modelling and printing technologies could hold the key to a new age of decoration within contemporary design

  • 432 Park Avenue
    Features

    Residential towers: Through the roof

    2017-05-31T06:00:00Z

    New York and London are both bristling with new residential towers, a boom driven by demand for housing and skyrocketing prices for luxury flats

  • Jerome L. Green Science Centre
    Features

    By the people: Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus

    2017-05-24T06:00:00Z

    Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus has championed a policy of inclusiveness not only for its students but also in the construction teams that built it

  • Storyhouse
    Features

    A stage for three stars: Chester's Storyhouse

    2017-05-15T06:00:00Z

    The Storyhouse in Chester is a daring construction of opposites, with a theatre, cinema and library brought together in a space that combines new-build and the spirit of the orginal 1930s picture house

  • Kwadwo Sardokie
    Comment

    3D printing: Another dimension

    2017-05-12T06:00:00Z

    3D printing is set to play an ever more important role in the construction process but, with this new technology, new legal safeguards will be needed

  • 22 Bishopsgate from the Thames
    Features

    BIM: Are you ready for the fourth dimension?

    2017-05-11T06:00:00Z

    The team behind 22 Bishopsgate has created a complex 4D virtual reality model intended to optimise every aspect of delivery. Is the industry at large prepared for this new reality?

  • Berlin concert hall
    Features

    Melody & harmony: Berlin's new concert hall

    2017-05-05T06:00:00Z

    Frank Gehry’s £28.5m Berlin concert hall is an unusual building for this celebrated creator of the unusual. Ike Ijeh finds that through its sharp contradictions of age, shape and material, it achieves a kind of peace

  • The medical centre is scheduled to be finished in June
    Features

    Notes from a small island: Tristan da Cunha's medical centre

    2017-04-27T06:00:00Z

    Building a medical centre is all in a day’s work for Galliford Try. But it’s a different matter when the work takes place on a volcanic island 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land. This is a prefab new-build with a difference

  • Prefab Housing
    Features

    2016: Back to the future - part two

    2016-12-21T06:00:00Z

    A 1980s office went back to nature and housing went beyond postwar with 21st-century prefabs 

  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
    Features

    2016: Back to the future - part one

    2016-12-20T06:00:00Z

    The Tate Modern extension provided a warped contrast against the former power station and the Design Museum gained a historically sensitive 1960s rebuild

  • New Science Building
    Features

    New Science Building: Unsolved mysteries

    2016-10-05T06:00:00Z

    Laboratories are most often architecturally dull affairs but not Sheppard Robson’s New Science Building