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Editor’s pickPaxton House by alma-nac

18-10-2018
Paxton House, alma-nac, Joseph Homes, Croydon, South London, acetylated timber

Paxton House is an innovative housing solution on a complex site, for Joseph Homes in Croydon, South London. 43 apartments and shared spaces have been crafted to occupy an existing concrete-framed building, a former office block which had been left vacant and was being used by squatters. Along the building's tight perimeter, each room on the …

Editor’s pickLee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus) by DP Architects

17-10-2018
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus), DP Architects, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Imperial College London

The key design goal for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University Singapore, was to provide a creative and conducive setting for cross-disciplinary learning, knowledge exchange and skills-acquisition. The Clinical Sciences Building at the Novena campus houses …

Editor’s pickSwimming among the trees

05-12-2017
swimming pool, CLT, London, school, wood architecture

Image: Hawkins Brown Freemen’s School in Ashtead, England, boasts a new swimming facility with an exposed timber frame and deep, large windows that offer panoramic views of the surrounding woodland. Nestled amongst the trees, architecture firm Hawkins \ Brown chose white-stained cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber for the roof …