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  1. Buildings

Primary colours welcome children to hidden village school in Czech Republic

Barely visible from outside, eye-popping additions to a former rectory by young practices Public Atelier and FUUZE reveal their quirky intensity in the courtyard, including a dining hall the youngsters share with older patrons of the adjoining day centre

22 September 2020

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Built on a valued patch of grass at St James’s University Hospital, Harehills, Heatherwick Studio’s Maggie’s is designed as a series of outsize garden ‘planters’ with views through structural glazing

Structural glazing brings the outside in

Trafford Council’s tight budget responds to the climate emergency as 5 Plus Architects gives Urmston Leisure Centre a sustainable refurbishment

5 Plus Architects keeps Trafford leisure centre lean and green

Architype’s Corten-clad concrete repository provides unassisted temperature control for the Imperial War Museum archive

Concrete box naturally controls temperature to protect IWM archive

In a deeply collaborative venture, client and architect worked together to create an elegant sustainable home in a country village

McLean Quinlan’s ‘energy plus’ home follows classic design parameters

Smothered in solar panels, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Norway is one of several such projects built by a sustainability alliance that includes its architect

Powerhouse by name, powerhouse by nature

Doors and windows

Velux flat roof window system brings natural light to the Maber-designed office and warehouse space of the Nottinghamshire fabrics company

Velux flat roof system provides daylighting solution for fabrics firm

The new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel features curtain walling, window inserts and doors by Senior Architectural Systems

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel features curtain walling by Senior Architectural Systems

The timber windows and doors specialist has achieved the environmental gold standard of FSC® Chain of Custody certification

Timber windows and doors specialist achieves FSC Chain of Custody certification

Specifying a window walling system that already meets CWCT requirements means eliminating the risk of costly remedial work post-installation

Curtain walling and window screens that eliminate the risk of remedial work

Reynaers' new aluminium parallel-opening windows bring noise reduction, acoustic insulation and natural ventilation to residential buildings in urban environments

Reynaers' new aluminium window reduces noise ingress

Roofing

Cupa Pizarras tiles achieve a traditional look with a difference at a property adjacent to the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder

Cupa Pizarras tiles achieve a traditional Scottish look with a difference

The Rooflight Company's heritage design for pitched roofs allows older buildings to be reimagined for modern living without compromising architectural integrity

Rooflight Company design facilitates modern living without losing architectural integrity

Covid-19 will have an impact beyond the current medical and economic crisis. Urban density and the built environment must be looked at anew - with sustainability front of mind

How will Covid-19 affect the urban design of the future?

Two bespoke rooflights help create focal points, beautiful views and a streamlined kitchen-diner at a remodelled family home in rural Derbyshire

Room with a view - Glazing Vision brings light to Derbyshire home

The Passivhaus-approved FTT U8 Thermo features  a quadruple-glazed sash with five seals and innovative hinge and lock reinforcement

Fakro roof window offers specifiers ultimate thermal efficiency

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