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
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
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, 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
Architect Smiljan Radic’s design is perhaps one of the most whimsical Serpentine Pavilion ever commissioned
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.
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
We head to the venue of England’s third group match against Costa Rica, Estadio Mineirao
Building looks at the tournament’s smallest offering, Arena de Baixada
Building’s World Cup stadium review continues with the recently renovated Estadio Castelao
Building’s review of the World Cup stadiums profiles the national stadium, Estadio do Maracana
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
A review of the stadium set to host the tournament’s opening match, Arena de Sao Paulo
We deconstruct the world’s second most-expensive stadium, Estadio Nacional de Brasilia
Building focuses on the stadium set to face some of the hottest temperatures of the tournament, Arena Pantanal
This time our review of the 12 stadiums hosting the World Cup in Brazil focuses on the rebuilt Arena Fonte Nova
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
As Building’s review of the 12 stadiums hosting the World Cup in Brazil continues, we head to the stadium where England play their first group match against Italy, Arena de Amazonia
While the football on the pitch will be making headlines in Brazil this month, it’s the host nation’s stadium construction that has been highly scrutinised in the build-up. Building reviews the 12 showcase stadiums that have seen groundbreaking design as well as serious set backs during the build, starting with Arena das Dunas
As the place of study for what is potentially the most groundbreaking scientific discovery in manufacturing of recent times, it seems fitting that the construction of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute should be a testament to modern science itself
All eyes are on the newly opened Whitmore Park Primary School in Coventry, the first completion under the government’s Priority School Building Programme. So how exactly was it built in just 47 weeks, for £4.8m?
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
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
Overheating in homes is set to become an increasingly urgent issue, especially in the capital, as global temperatures rise. With energy legislation demanding that buildings become ever more airtight, what is the best way for designers to respond?
With its streamlined, organic form enhancing its welcoming ethos, the latest Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Aberdeen, designed by Snøhetta, is a worthy winner of this year’s Small Project of the Year Building Award
The iconic Commonwealth Institute needed a new tenant - and the iconic Design Museum needed a new home. But adapting a fragile and low-spec sixties building to house a visitor attraction meant using some serious technical know-how
Manchester’s thirties Central Library was a warren of rambling interiors and inaccessible book stacks. But then Ryder Architecture got to work on an edited version
This year’s Small Project of the Year finalists include a private residence, a youth centre, a creative arts hub and an architect’s own office
There’s a packed field for the Building Awards’ prestigious Project of the Year prizes, with museums and libraries jostling with the Baby Shard and London’s first inhabited bridge for 250 years
With much of the Thames Valley looking like something out of a disaster movie this winter, arguments are raging over whether the Thames Barrier can cope with the consequences of climate change - or whether it’s time to start thinking about building a new one