Issue No.352 // 27 September 2011
 
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Danish architects lead the way in maximising building potential

Effectiveness is the buzzword of the moment in the architecture industry, with each new design and past case study scrutinised for the impact its basic elements will have on existing and future users. Architects are the first to be slammed when a building falls short, but new evidence suggests that the fault may in fact lie with the users’ approach to internal space as the square meters are not being used to their full potential. Danish architectural consultants SIGNAL have amassed substantial experience in this field, researching the way in which the users of a completed facility react to their given environment and how this can be altered to maximise the building’s potential. Associate Partner at SIGNAL and practicing architect, Esben Neander Kristensen, clarifies: “The common perception of work......more

Off piste design in Bålsta
Advanced indoor ski centre in Sweden revealed by C. F. Moller's local branch: Sitting snugly behind France and Italy on a list of top ski holiday destinations, Sweden is widely known for its powdery soft flakes and challenging pistes, however recently......more

Through the keyhole...
Eastern Design Office completes intimate private home in buzzing urban development: At the core of Kyoto, a city whose population is rapidly approaching 1.5million, it is hard to find a pocket of quiet solitude. Urban developments are becoming crowded and......more

Turning over a new LEAF
Winners revealed for 2011 LEAF Awards: The annual LEAF Awards, this year in association with Emirates Glass, is now in its 9th season, and on 16th September twelve stunning projects were announced as this year’s winners. The scheme......more

A small school in Grand Paris
Hubert & Roy architectes completes a kindergarten and primary school out of wood: The school at Le Bourget is built to the image of its changing environment. An area facing the landscape of the emerging Grand Paris, connected to the city by green......more

On the road to recovery
Long-awaited Slough Bus Station by bblur architecture now open for business: bblur architecture’s curvaceous design for Slough Bus Station is highly controversial. Part of the £450m Heart of Slough scheme, which looks to enliven the area with a......more

Bringing visionary architecture to life
Paul Clemence and Aksel Stasny present latest film material in 'Still Movement': This short film is a collaborative masterpiece by acclaimed photographers and visual artists Paul Clemence and Aksel Stasny, bringing together Clemence’s visionary shots......more

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