All Technical articles – Page 4

  • Abu Dhabi Louvre
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    Projects for 2016: Abu Dhabi Louvre

    2016-01-04T06:00:00Z

    While originally scheduled for 2012, the Louvre’s first museum outside of Paris should be worth the wait

  • wtc
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    Projects for 2016: World Trade Center Transportation Hub

    2015-12-31T06:00:00Z

    With its original cost nearly doubled to £2.3bn, the almost decade-late World Trade Center Transportation Hub will become the world’s most expensive station

  • Tate modern
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    Projects for 2016: Tate Modern extension

    2015-12-30T06:00:00Z

    Plagued by spiralling delays and ballooning costs, the extension to the world’s most popular modern art museum should finally open this summer

  • Rio Olympic Park
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    Projects for 2016: Rio Olympics

    2015-12-29T06:00:00Z

    The sporting spectacle will return in 2016 with some typically impressive architecture

  • fenchurch
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    The projects that shaped 2015

    2015-12-18T06:00:00Z

    It’s been a bumper year for both major and more modest buildings, from the Walkie Talkie to Vaudeville Court - but are they wonders or blunders?

  • Buccleuch House
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    Intergenerational housing: Side by side

    2015-12-09T07:00:00Z

    One answer to the question of how to house the rapidly ageing UK population is to use an intergenerational model, that mixes housing for all ages, from young to old

  • Battersea Power Station
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    Battersea Power Station: Pigs might fly

    2015-12-04T09:25:00Z

    Battersea Power Station was a landmark beloved of the public even before it appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album. So the pressure was on when Historic England insisted on replacing the four iconic chimneys with perfect replicas of the originals

  • The 350-seat auditorium is now capable of multiple stage configurations
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    University of Sussex: The second act

    2015-11-18T07:06:00Z

    The renovation of the University of Sussex’s arts centre transforms the space beyond an education facility to a fully fledged performance venue

  • hacking
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    Building hacking: Who's in control?

    2015-10-14T06:00:00Z

    As building management systems become a greater part of our daily lives, their susceptibility to cyber attack is ever increasing. How would your building handle getting hacked?

  • Nova Victoria
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    Victoria’s super Nova

    2015-10-09T06:00:00Z

    The £2.2bn Nova Victoria scheme was always going to be a star project. But, on a hemmed in space, it needed some special solutions to make it shine

  • Birmingham New Street station
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    Birmingham: New Street cred

    2015-09-28T11:42:00Z

    It was never going to take a lot to improve on the squalid eyesore of the 1960s incarnation of Birmingham New Street Station. Shame though about the whiff of fakery

  • London City Cruise Port
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    London City Cruise Port: In at the deep end

    2015-09-22T15:11:00Z

    Greenwich looks set to be home to a cruise ship terminal big enough to compete with New York’s and Sydney’s and which will be part of a much larger commercial and residential development. But its relatively shallow, narrow river setting makes the project an ambitious undertaking

  • 3d printed glass
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    3D-printed glass: Print me off another Shard

    2015-09-16T10:16:00Z

    Glass has resisted the technological advancements in 3D printing, but now a team from MIT has invented a technique for printing fully transparent glass. The breakthrough, says Ike Ijeh, could revolutionise the way we make windows, cladding and even full facade systems

  • Walkie Talkie
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    Tall buildings: Height vs heritage

    2015-09-09T07:01:00Z

    London’s lack of a coherent tall buildings policy has led to controversial ‘carbuncles’ such as the Walkie Talkie crowding its skyline

  • Staircases are configured as bold single flights to aid legibility and accessibility
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    The Plimsoll Building: Close encounters

    2015-09-02T07:00:00Z

    The incorporation of two schools into a residential building is an example of school designers becoming more responsive to the changing physical and political environment

  • York House
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    A day at the office: Your guide to human happiness

    2015-08-26T06:00:00Z

    How can you use design to actively influence and improve people’s lives? British Land is using its own headquarters as a test bed for incorporating wellbeing principles that it hopes will foster a happier, more productive workforce.

  • The proposed ‘road’ elevation after refurbishment
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    Wilmcote House: Thermal vision

    2015-08-19T07:00:00Z

    The flaws of Portsmouth’s Wilmcote House may have been indicative of 1960s social housing, but now its mass adoption of Passivhaus principles could see it used as a model for sustainable retrofit

  • Heathrow-1955
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    Heathrow: Growing Pains

    2015-08-05T11:29:00Z

    As Heathrow’s controversial third runway tries to chart a route through the political turbulence ahead, does it have anything to learn from its expanded international rivals?

  • Gatwick airport
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    Gatwick: Ground control

    2015-07-22T07:01:00Z

    BIM is central to the success of Gatwick airport’s massive £1.2bn capital investment programme

  • Bradbury Place, Andover, Hampshire
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    Housing Design Awards 2015: Winners

    2015-07-15T07:01:00Z

    This year’s Housing Design Awards show that the sector’s return to strength has brought with it bold and experimental design, with council housing and housing for older people in particular taking some unexpected forms