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Among this month’s published buildings are a nursery for Edinburgh University by Malcolm Fraser Architects, Renzo Piano’s new Whitney Museum in Manhattan, Eric Parry Architects’ 7 & 8 St James’s Square, London, and Mecanoo’s HOME arts centre in Manchester.

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A report on libraries considers Wilkinson Eyre’s transformation of the Bodleian in Oxford, the reconfiguration of Strasbourg’s National University Library by Agence Nicolas Michelin and Carr Cotter Naessens’ Lexicon library in Dún Laoghaire. Plus Heatherwick Studio in Singapore (pictured).

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The Spring issue of Inform includes a report on recent housing projects, from high-density student accommodation to an apartment block sculpted from cross-laminated timber and a courtyard community for elderly people.

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The cover image of our March 2015 issue is the the Elephant House at Zürich Zoo by Markus Schietsch Architekten, whose shell structure’s cross-laminated timber panels were bent and cut onsite. Edward Jones writes on MUMA’s reconfiguration of the Whitworth At Gallery, Manchester. A focus on interiors features projects by John McAslan and David Chipperfield.

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The latest edition of our magazine on one-off houses is now online, including two very different extensions to rural cottages. Chris Dyson Architects has used Corten steel to employ and extend a derelict gasworks as an expansion to an existing house, while Sanya Polescuk Architects have replaced a 1950s addition with a stone-clad ‘barn’.

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Two special reports in the February 2015 issue of Architecture Today focus on houses by DSDHA, Alberto Ponis and Jonathan Woolf Architects, and memorials by Philippe Prost in France, Tria Studio in Slovenia and John McAslan & Partners’ Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda.

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The most recent edition of Inform focuses on how the short-lived Building Schools for the Future programme has informed the way schools are conceived today, with projects from Avanti Architects, NRAP, Jestico & Whiles, AStudio and John McAslan & Partners. Plus artist Wolfgang Buttress’ lattice aluminium centrepiece for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2015.

Articles

18/11/14

A luxurious private villa marries a contemporary aesthetic with advanced environmental design.

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12/11/14

The division of the volumes, the recessed main body of the house and the building’s angles integrate its contemporary architecture within a district dating from the 50s.

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7/10/14

The Zumtobel Group’s architectural award for Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment has gone to projects from Arup of Germany, Studio Tamassociati of Italy and Elemental of Chile.

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23/09/14

The Wish List, which is being exhibited at the V&A until 24 October, has brought together established and emerging designers to create a number of bespoke domestic pieces in American hardwood.

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18/09/14

Two Michelin star restaurant Frantzén has reopened in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, with a new interior decor designed by Arkitema Architects and Studio Feuer.

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