All Technical articles – Page 5

  • Bradbury Place, Andover, Hampshire

    Housing Design Awards 2015: Winners


    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

  • Last month saw the completion of Crossrail tunnelling

    Crossrail: Service update


    As Crossrail celebrates a trio of significant milestones, Ike Ijeh takes a look at the current state of play

  • Crane on the crane

    BAR yachting HQ: At the rate of knots


    Ben Ainslie Racing’s Portsmouth HQ embodies the bold spirit of the yacht teams it will house

  • The new block features a translucent facade faced with polycarbonate sheeting

    Graveney School: Shining example


    Tooting’s Graveney School teaches architecture to its schoolchildren, invites architects to lecture, and counts architects among its alumni

  • Bond Street 4

    Action station: Bond street tube station


    A cramped site 20m underground, below a busy street is not an easy place to conduct the £320m upgrade of Bond Street tube station. Especially when the only access is via two 9m-wide shafts.

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    London Business School: A perfect match


    Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

  • Care Index

    A care in the world


    Architype’s £9.6m overhaul of St Michael’s Hospice in Herefordshire is a nuanced balance between residential and institutional functions

  • East end atrium plant box enclosures

    Francis Crick Institute: Larger than life


    The awe-inspiring scale, ambition and innovation of the Francis Crick Institute more than matches the pioneering biomedical research that is soon to take place within its walls

  • Enterprise Centre

    Enterprise Centre: A plan is thatched


    The £11.6m Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

  • Believe in Better Building, Sky office

    ICE 2015 London Engineering Awards


    This year’s awards showcase the diverse and innovative nature of projects taking place in the UK’s capital

  • SPECIFIC’s first ‘Building as a power station’ prototype

    Buildings as power stations


    Scientists are working hard to make the built environment principally reliant on renewable energy. But with only 10% of their ideas leading to commercial application, a Swansea-based innovation centre aims to turn theory into practice

  • Bristol Life Sceinces

    Bristol Life Sciences: Split personality


    Sheppard Robson’s Bristol Life Sciences building comprises a sober street facade that apes Georgian townhouse vernacular; and a dramatic, industrial laboratory elevation that ripples like a giant metallic wave

  • British pavilion, Milan

    British pavilion, Milan: Get the buzz


    Much of the site of this year’s British pavilion in Milan will evoke the spirit of British landscapes. But its crowning achievement will be a gigantic recreation of a beehive

  • H.O.U.S.E 1

    Our H.O.U.S.E


    Combining the benefits of high enviromental efficiency and prefabricated design and assembly, the student-designed H.O.U.S.E is setting the benchmark for regulation friendly housing

  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory

    Making waves: Plymouth Marine Laboratory


    Moving-floor technology may seem the stuff of fictional super-villain lairs, but the leading hydrodynamics laboratory at Plymouth University has employed the technology to support one of the largest energy wave test sites in the world

  • Visualistation of Wenlock Road, which will be the tallest CLT residential building in the UK

    The rise of cross-laminated timber


    The first wall of Cambourne College, Cambridge is erected. Initial construction of Wenlock Road.

  • London Underground projects

    ICE London Engineering Awards winners: Capital schemes


    Transport infrastructure projects feature heavily among the winners of this year’s ICE London Engineering Awards. Thomas Lane reports on the ambitious engineering and sheer inventiveness of the developments that aim to make life easier for Londoners

  • Knauf building

    A lesson in geometry: Knauf's UK headquarters


    AHMM’s design for the new Knauf HQ is a masterclass in lineal precision, fitting seamlessly into its industrial riverside setting despite its modernist white exterior. Here’s how, with the use of some of the manufacturer’s own materials, the project stacked up to just £1.8m

  • Marks and Spencer Cheshire Oaks

    The eco-supermarket pioneers


    As Sainsbury’s Greenwich, the pioneer of retail sustainability, prepares for possible demolition just 15 years after its opening, we look at how eco-stores have evolved since, with supermarkets attempting to save energy and boost their green credentials

  • BIM: The inside story two years on

    BIM: The inside story three years on


    Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that ...