All Technical articles – Page 3

  • Mersey bridge
    Features

    Building a bridge across the Mersey

    2016-09-30T06:00:00Z

    Constructing a six-lane road link across the River Mersey involved several challenges

  • Glasgow College's new Riverside Campus
    Features

    Glasgow College: Tales from the riverbank

    2016-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Caught between the River Clyde and the notorious Gorbals neighbourhood, Glasgow College’s new Riverside Campus attempts to engage with both as part of a new wave of regeneration across the city

  • Scotland Yard
    Features

    Scotland Yard: Crime scene

    2016-08-26T06:00:00Z

    In converting a 1930s police station into the Metropolitan Police’s new HQ, contractor Bam faced a difficult case. But noise reduction criteria, a cramped site and a high level of security were no match for Bam’s trusty team

  • Baylis old school
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    Baylis Old School: Brute strength

    2016-08-11T06:00:00Z

    While many brutalist schools are being knocked down, one in south London is making a virtue of its architectural heritage and converting into housing. Photographs by Edmund Sumner

  • One Carter Lane
    Features

    Europe's first WELL Building

    2016-07-19T09:39:00Z

    There is now an international standard for measuring how a building impacts on its users’ health and wellbeing. Ike Ijeh looks at how Studio Ben Allen Architects’ One Carter Lane will become the first European project to receive the accreditation

  • hoUSe
    Features

    Housing Design Awards 2016: Winners

    2016-07-12T06:00:00Z

    This year’s entries reveal some interesting trends in housebuilding in the UK such as a reduction in common space, urban design principles being applied to greenfield sites and the successful use of custom build

  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Athens
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    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre: Hit or myth

    2016-07-05T11:09:00Z

    Renzo Piano’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens puts the Ancient Greek concept of an ‘agora’ or meeting place at its heart

  • V and A 4
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    V&A: Underground art

    2016-06-30T06:00:00Z

    The V A’s £49.5m subterranean extension had to be built without closing the main museum and without damaging the listed facades of the surrounding buildings. Building reports on how Arup, AL_A and Wates made it without a wobble

  • John-Leach
    Comment

    Engineering the Serpentine Pavilion

    2016-06-08T07:30:00Z

    Augmented reality helped unzip the designs for this year’s challenging build

  • The hoUSe concept is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional terraced house
    Features

    Prefab housing: Here’s one we made earlier

    2016-03-02T06:00:00Z

    A new range of low-cost prefabricated housing solutions is being rolled out across the country with the potential to help tackle Britain’s affordable housing crisis

  • TFL
    Features

    Cycle lanes: On yer bikes

    2016-02-24T11:00:00Z

    London’s £4bn Roads Modernisation Plan aims to radically redesign the way we travel through the capital’s streets

  • Thrale Almshouses
    Features

    Almshouses: Charity begins at home

    2016-02-17T10:36:00Z

    Renovating an almshouse site in Streatham, south London, meant a balancing act between upgrading outmoded 1930s housing and staying true to the Edwardian aesthetic

  • holycross
    Features

    Holy Cross School: A class of its own

    2016-02-12T06:00:00Z

    Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality

  • The new Grande Stade de Lyon is encased in concrete walls with narrow openings to mimic a medieval fortress
    Features

    Grande Stade de Lyon: Stadium Franglais

    2016-02-03T06:00:00Z

    Olympique Lyonnais’ new £340m home, designed by Populous, will host Euro 2016 matches this summer. But is it more typical of English stadium design than its continental counterparts?

  • The last train carrying the general public left Aldwych underground station on the evening of 30 September 1994, 87 years after the station first opened to the public
    Features

    Underground London: Secrets of the deep

    2016-01-27T06:00:00Z

    Beneath the streets of London lies a little known world of labyrinthine tunnels, disused tube stations, underground rivers and even a Post Office railway

  • Dalston Lane project
    Features

    Dalston Lane: Tall Timber

    2016-01-20T07:00:00Z

    At 33m high, a Hackney apartment block is set to become the world’s tallest cross-laminated timber building

  • Frampton Park Baptist Church
    Features

    Frampton Park Baptist Church

    2016-01-13T07:00:00Z

    A long way to heaven: A Baptist church in Hackney, east London, has broken with the archetypes of church design to place community facilities, a cafe, creche and offices at the congregational heart of the building - prayers go on up on the third floor

  • Heathrow
    Features

    Projects for 2016: Heathrow airport

    2016-01-07T06:00:00Z

    The wrangling over a third runway is one of the longest-running farces in recent British political history

  • Elbphilharmonie? Concert Hall
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    Projects for 2016: Elbphilharmonie​ Concert Hall

    2016-01-06T06:00:00Z

    This £617m Herzog de Meuron project was originally costed at less than £60m and scheduled to complete in 2010

  • Athens
    Features

    Projects for 2016: Greek National Opera House

    2016-01-05T06:00:00Z

    With a crippled state apparatus and a national debt standing at almost 180% of GDP, one might be forgiven for thinking that a £500m new opera house might not be uppermost on the Greek government’s mind