Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim

Space Group, adopted a strategy of orientating distinct, slab-like private room wings to capture the perfect views for visitors over sea, landscape and city. This torsional act twists open the central atrium to generate a thoroughly three-dimensional space with a complex, faceted roof form – a deconstructed golden star - cascading down. The building is a dramatic sight from any angle, but particularly from above where most visitors first view it, when arriving by air.

Tidemill Academy + Deptford Lounge

Tidemill Academy in the London Borough of Lewisham is the result of a visionary concept to increase the space and resources available to new schools by sharing their facilities with the wider community, and demonstrates how innovative thinking can make public spending go further in difficult times. Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects were lead architects on the scheme

The Copper Box

The Olympic Handball Arena, or Copper Box, is one of only four permanent venues in the Olympic Park and the third largest indoor arena in London. During the 2012 Games it accommodated up to 7,500 spectators and hosted numerous events. Post-Games, this flexible venue will host sporting events and concerts but will also operate as a community leisure centre and training facility.

Beeches - low energy house

Chiswick based architectural practice, Paul Vick Architects, has been shortlisted for International Design and Architecture Awards 2013 for a low energy private house in the West Country.  Beeches, is a low energy house which captures and reflects the nature and power of Dartmoor, using light and elemental materials like copper, basalt and stone to create a tranquil space that is open to the landscape and its views across the valley.

New Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, by Keith Williams Architects

Time-lapse film of the construction of New Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, by Keith Williams Architects

The Architects' Journal


AVANTO: Chapel of St. Lawrence

Avanto architects describe the Chapel of St Lawrence project.  Winner of the European Copper in Architecture Awards 15 (2011)

Platform of Arts and Creativity by Pitágoras

The architects of the Portuguese firm Pitágoras Architectos have designed a Platform of Arts and Creativity for their home city. The nomination of Guimarães, situated north of Porto in the province of Braga, as European Capital of Culture 2012 prompted the transformation of the market place into a central multi-functional public space.

Lizard Lifeboat Station

A training launch for the Lizard Lifeboat.

Video by manonabeach journeys

Sunset Camera installation by Leo Lindroos

This installation by Leo Lindroos from Finnish architecture firm MOOK mimics the warm orange glow of a sunset to send viewers into a relaxed and sleepy state by boosting their melatonin levels. Visitors to the installation sit on a bench facing a wall of copper tiles. Behind them is a tank filled with soapy liquid that simulates the soft light of a sunset and converts a blueish beam of light into a soft orange light.

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