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Issue : 1 December 2003

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  • EditorialSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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.

  • ROUND-UPSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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 ...

  • Domestic bliss on a solid foundationSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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 foundationSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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

  • Holl picks holes in masonry traditionSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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 standSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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

  • CREDITSSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    ARCHITECT HOK Sport + Venue + Event: Rod Sheard, Mike Crook, Bill Augustyn, Christopher Lee, Belinda Draper STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Jan Bobrowski and Partners:

  • A stand with precast units and shear wallsSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    WORKING DETAILS

  • FAVOURITE BUILDING ALEX DE RIJKE TALKS TO CRISTINA ESPOSITO ABOUT OWEN WILLIAMS'BOOTS D10 FACTORYSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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.

  • LETTER FROM NEW YORKSubscription

    Archive1 December, 2003

    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.

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