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BIM architecture: The vision thing

19 November 2014| By Ike Ijeh

BIM isn’t normally seen as a design tool but increasingly it can influence what a building looks like. We explore the possibilities and dangers of BIM-inspired architecture

Sea Containers House

Sea Containers House: Ahoy there!

12 November 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Chosen as a Building ‘blunder’ more times than any other building, Sea Containers House has undergone an extensive salvage operation by TP Bennett. So, how successful is it?

Pheonix Island

Horrific architecture: Part 3

31 October 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Continuing our Halloween tribute to the most gruesome building designs around the globe, here’s the third of our three part mini-series

JTI Building

Skin deep: SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

22 October 2014| By Ike Ijeh

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements

Lydia Eva

Designing for dementia

13 October 2014| By Ike Ijeh

A pioneering scheme in Norfolk shows how care homes can be adapted to the complex needs of people with dementia

Heathrow Schools

Schools under the flight path: A breath of fresh air

10 October 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Hounslow’s £150m school rebuilding programme aims to give children under Heathrow’s flight path quieter classrooms and better ventilation

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute's All-weather Lifeboat Centre

Shored up: The RNLI's lifeboat centre in Poole

1 October 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Before the Royal National Lifeboat Institute could begin construction on its All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole Harbour, Dorset, it first had to find a way to manage the flood risk of its quayside location

Singapore National Stadium

Singapore National Stadium: Breaking new ground

24 September 2014| By Ike Ijeh

It isn’t so much the Singapore National Stadium’s vast steel dome that sets it apart, as the pioneering cooling system that might just come to the rescue of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

South Bank Tower

South Bank Tower: Coming out on top

16 September 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Faced with the task of adding an extra 11 storeys to its structure, the engineering team working on London’s South Bank Tower have found a way to extend its height without additional foundations or a dramatic redesign

RSHP's Leadenhall Building

Thin end of the wedge

11 September 2014| By Ike Ijeh

The Cheesegrater does more than any other skyscraper to open itself up to the public, but it’s shame it merely adds to the chaos of London’s skyline

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Broadwater Farm Inclusive Campus

Broadwater Farm Inclusive Campus: Down on the farm

4 September 2014| By Ike Ijeh

The Broadwater Farm Inclusive Campus accommodates on one site both special educational needs and mainstream schooling and is the culmination of a radical programme of inner-city renewal

Lime pozzolan

The advantages of lime pozzolan

19 August 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Lime pozzolan concrete’s environmental and flexibility advantages could make it a revolutionary replacement to conventional concrete types. But the foundations of this ‘new’ material can actually be traced back to ancient history

Shenzen International Airport

Airports: Flights of fancy

8 August 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Airports have become air-conditioned nightmares beset by security checks and endless queues. But some designers, intent on reviving the Golden Age of Aviation, have let their imaginations fly. Building looks at five of the newest terminals

Zaha Hadid Softbridge project

Zaha Hadid: Softbridge Project, Oxford

30 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

The groves of academe have been buzzing with debate about Zaha Hadid’s Softbridge project, now on site at St Anthony’s college, Oxford. But for Bam’s engineering team constructing its cylindrical form in a desperately constrained site was an education in itself

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Adobe Great Kneighton

Housing Design Awards: Addresses to impress

17 July 2014 |Updated: 5 August 2014| By Ike Ijeh

From radical warehouse conversions to art deco elderly care, this year’s Housing Design Awards show an industry emerging from the recession with a spring in its step and unafraid to experiment

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Rogers Stirk Harbour's British Museum

14 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

RSHP’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre at the British Museum strives both to harmonise with its neoclassical context and set itself in contrast to it. But does it succeed?

One Brighton

One Brighton: Five years on

11 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

One Brighton, the UK’s largest private car-free development, was built as a model for sustainable living. Now, five years on, Ike Ijeh visits to ask whether it has lived up to its green promises

SG2

Review of 2014's Serpentine Pavilion

25 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Architect Smiljan Radic’s design is perhaps one of the most whimsical Serpentine Pavilion ever commissioned

Southmead Hospital

Southmead: The UK's greenest hospital

19 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Carillion’s new £430m super-hospital in Bristol can lay claim to being the greenest hospital in the UK - and it’s all thanks to some fresh thinking on ventilation.

Estadio Beira-Rio

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Estadio Beira-Rio, Part 12

12 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

In the final part of our series on World Cup stadiums in Brazil, we look at the biggest venue in the south of the country, Estadio Beira-Rio

Estadio Mineirao

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Estadio Mineirao, Part 11

12 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

We head to the venue of England’s third group match against Costa Rica, Estadio Mineirao

Baixada

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Arena da Baixada, Part 10

11 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Building looks at the tournament’s smallest offering, Arena de Baixada

Estadio Castelao

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Estadio Castelao, Part 8

11 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Building’s World Cup stadium review continues with the recently renovated Estadio Castelao

Maracana

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Estadio do Maracana, Part 9

11 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Building’s review of the World Cup stadiums profiles the national stadium, Estadio do Maracana

Richard Rogers' doomed plans for the South Bank

Grand projects that might have been

11 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Thirty years ago, Prince Charles’ infamous attack on the proposed National Gallery Extension pretty well assigned the project to oblivion. To mark the occasion, here’s a collection of other grand construction projects that, for good or ill, never saw the light of day

Arena Sao Paulo

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Arena de Sao Paulo, Part 7

10 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

A review of the stadium set to host the tournament’s opening match, Arena de Sao Paulo

Estadio Nacional

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Part 6

10 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

We deconstruct the world’s second most-expensive stadium, Estadio Nacional de Brasilia

Arena Pantanal

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Arena Pantanal, Part 5

10 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Building focuses on the stadium set to face some of the hottest temperatures of the tournament, Arena Pantanal

Arena Fonte Nova

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Arena Fonte Nova, Part 4

9 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

This time our review of the 12 stadiums hosting the World Cup in Brazil focuses on the rebuilt Arena Fonte Nova

Arena Pernambuco

Brazil's World Cup stadiums: Arena Pernambuco, Part 3

8 June 2014| By Ike Ijeh

As Building’s review of the 12 stadiums hosting the Brazil World Cup continues, we look at the most environmentally ambitious of the World Cup stadiums, Arena Pernambuco

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