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Architects Journal
1 December 2003

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  • A stand with precast units and shear walls

    WORKING DETAILS
  • CREDITS

    ARCHITECT HOK Sport + Venue + Event: Rod Sheard, Mike Crook, Bill Augustyn, Christopher Lee, Belinda Draper STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Jan Bobrowski and Partners:
  • Domestic bliss on a solid foundation

    Despite its rise to the dizzy heights of being both fashionable, affordable and, now, multiaward-winning, many architects are still failing to see or explore the potential for in situ concrete in domestic interiors
  • Domestic bliss on a solid foundation

    Despite its rise to the dizzy heights of being both fashionable, affordable and, now, multiaward-winning, many architects are still failing to see or explore the potential for in situ concrete in domestic interiors
  • Editorial

    At the recent British Construction Industry Awards, often described as the 'Oscars'of the construction industry, concrete had both starring and supporting roles. It was celebrated not only for its design and structural innovation but also for its heavyweight performance.
  • FAVOURITE BUILDING ALEX DE RIJKE TALKS TO CRISTINA ESPOSITO ABOUT OWEN WILLIAMS'BOOTS D10 FACTORY

    Alex de Rijke's first impression of the Owen Williams-designed Boots D10 factory in Nottingham was of a 'fantastically confident and ambitious building'. De Rijke admits he was struck by the effect as a whole - the impressive scale, the 'very direct and large frame and curtain walling' and the 'wonderful transparency' of the glazed facade.
  • Holl picks holes in masonry tradition

    Steven Holl's Simmons Hall dormitory at MIT marks a return to Boston's masonry tradition, but with a radical approach that both celebrates and denies the material properties of the concrete
  • Ipswich Town on the ball with new stand

    Precast concrete was chosen as the only material that could realise the design for a new football stand to a very tight timescale and within the physical constraints of a difficult site
  • LETTER FROM NEW YORK

    Small incidents sometimes put big matters into sharp focus, writes Frank Duffy. Having lived in New York now for three years, admittedly in the somewhat melancholy aftermath of 11 September, I find myself frequently wrestling with the question of how such an energetic and inventive nation as the United States can tolerate so many conservative buildings and interiors - especially in my field of office design.
  • PUBLICATIONS

    Sustainable development in the cement and concrete sector (free) The cement and concrete sector has an invaluable role to play in achieving sustainable development.This publication looks at the work of the sector to develop a strategy for sustainable development that involves the specification of concrete in such a way as to minimise environmental impact.The environmental performance of the UK cement and concrete industries has been improving for many years.This progress is further reported i
  • ROUND-UP

    Room for learning When Ellis Williams turned Gateshead's old Baltic flour mills into the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, it stripped out the working heart, the old silos. In Oslo, local architect HRTB has taken the opposite approach, preserving the geometry of a silo and finding a new use for it. A grain silo, constructed in 1953, was seen as a pioneer in the use of travelling formwork and therefore the decision was taken to keep it and convert it into student flats. The 50m-high structur
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