Mass appeal – Brock Commons Tallwood House – Vancouver, Canada

James Parker reports on how an “extraordinarily ordinary” student residence in Vancouver became the world’s tallest engineered timber building almost by accident. At 18 storeys, Brock Commons Tallwood House, a student residence in Vancouver, is currently the world’s tallest engineered... View Article

WW+P scheme approved for listed South Kensington station

Listed building consent and prior approval has been granted for a larger, more spacious ticket hall and new eastbound platform at Grade II listed South Kensington station, one of London’s landmark Underground stations.  The scheme by Weston Williamson + Partners... View Article

Extended Study – Templeman Library, Canterbury

The design of a new extension to a university library in Kent both acts as a counterpoint to the pre-existing 1960s brutalist building, and achieves unification between old and new. Sébastien Reed reports. The original masterplan for the University of... View Article

Consent secured on phase two at the Timberyard Deptford

Leading international property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, has secured consent for its latest phase at The Timberyard Deptford, for the company’s first Build to Rent scheme in the area, designed by Hawkins\Brown Architects. The reserved matters approval for Phase Two of the... View Article

Earthy and airy

Rachel Haugh, one of the name-givers of SimpsonHaugh and Partners Group LLP (Manchester/London), has noted that there are two vital requirements for the design of a high-rise. One is to ensure it is well-connected on street level, and the other... View Article

A destination of choice: Riverside Bedford

Bedford Riverside Regeneration Limited a joint venture between Coplan Estates and Linkcity, in partnership with Bedford Borough Council has completed Bedford Riverside North, a £40m mixed-use town centre scheme that has repositioned Bedford as an exciting retail and leisure destination.... View Article

Certified fire characteristics

The fire performance of a building depends upon all components and parameters of the facade system, such as: Thermal insulation Material/reaction to fire classification/calorific potential Thickness and Density Fixing Method Cavity Depth EPDM’s (water protection) Fire stops/cavity barriers Position (window/floor... View Article

Come rain or come shine

Neolith Strata Argentum, Pierre Blue, Iron Corten, Calacatta, Estatuario and Nero Zimbabwe have been specified by US Architects, Arquitectonica, for the façade of pioneering mixed-use development Hudson Lights, in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Hudson Lights, which sits a stone’s throw... View Article

Flying light

Kalwall® translucent cladding has transformed the newly completed 4,200 square metre extension at Indiana’s South Bend Regional Airport. Designed by architects Ken Herceg and Associates, the new terminal comprises five gates, restaurants, gift shops and break-out areas all housed under... View Article

Bespoke Rooflights Enhanced London Home

Located in a West London conservation area, the existing property required updating by remodelling the kitchen and dining room that suffered poor connection to the rear garden. North facing, these rooms received little daylight from the modest sized windows. It... View Article