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    Ice station: Halley VI by Hugh Broughton ArchitectsSubscription

    Building11 April, 2013

    More than a mobile Antarctic research centre, Hugh Broughton Architects’ Halley VI provides for the physical, social and emotional needs of its resident scientists, writes Ruth Slavid. Photography by James Morris

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    Flower power: Singapore's Gardens by the Bay by Wilkinson EyreSubscription

    Building29 November, 2012

    Wilkinson Eyre’s conservatories at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay are a popular, aesthetic and technical success, writes Ruth Slavid

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    Touching the void: Marina Bay SandsSubscription

    Building1 November, 2012

    Ruth Slavid books into Safdie Architects’ surreal Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, the venue for this and next year’s World Architecture Festivals. Photography by Timothy Hursley

  • The WAF debate

    WAF blog: The architecture-technology bondSubscription

    News5 October, 2012

    ‘Technology helps us to understand nature, the performance of nature and the physics of nature,’ said Enric Ruiz Geli, principal of Barcelona practice and previous WAF winner Cloud 9

  • The WAF debate

    WAF blog: How architects abstracted the rainforestSubscription

    News5 October, 2012

    The ‘abstracted rainforest’ as Andrew Grant of Grant Associates describes the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is not only a spectacular design but also a celebration of a superb client and a design team that has become almost a seamless whole

  • The World Architecture Festival in Singapore

    WAF blog: Singapore unwrappedSubscription

    News4 October, 2012

    Mah Bow Tan, a member of the Singapore parliament and former government minister, explained the particular challenges that Singapore faces as a city state of 5.2 million people in an area half the size of London - and without, of course, any hinterland

  • The World Architecture Festival debate in Singapore

    WAF blog: Delight in architecture debatedSubscription

    News4 October, 2012

    Festival director Paul Finch opened the discussion by saying that the qualities of commodity, firmness and delight, as defined by Vitruvius, have become the DNA of architecture and deeply embedded, and are usually used to describe architecture

  • The World Architecture Festival debate in Singapore

    WAF blog: Global renewal at relative speeds Subscription

    News4 October, 2012

    If the pace of life is fast in Singapore, so is the rate at which buildings are renewed. Angelene Chan, director of DP Architects, described her practice’s work on the shopping magnet of Orchard Road

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    Design in the raw: The AA's new garden shedSubscription

    Building19 July, 2012

    Clad in cedar, corrugated metal and polycarbonate, a new shelter for project work at the Architectural Association’s Hooke Park campus, designed by the school’s own students with Mitchell Taylor Workshop, is anything but primitive, writes Ruth Slavid

  • British Film Institute’s Master Film Store by Edward Cullinan Architects

    British Film Institute’s Master Film Store by Edward Cullinan ArchitectsSubscription

    Building10 November, 2011

    The reclusive BFI master store is Edward Cullinan Architects’ intelligent response to the problem of archiving highly flammable film, writes Ruth Slavid. Photography by Edmund Sumner

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