6 Dec 2023 Specification

10 buildings, bridges, and a tram stop making use of 3D printing

The use of 3D printing in architecture is on a rapid upward trajectory as architects, academics, engineers, and construction experts find ever greater applications for this technology. Whether or not 3D printing will revolutionize the industry is a m... More
10 office buildings with insulated double-skin facades
28 Nov 2023 Specification

10 office buildings with insulated double-skin facades

A facade with an insulated double-skin consists of two layers. In the majority of instances, these layers are made up of glass, creating a cavity that... More

10 residential projects making use of rammed earth walls
22 Nov 2023 Specification

10 residential projects making use of rammed earth walls

Rammed earth is an ancient method of construction that is increasingly looked upon with favor by architects owing to its sustainability credentials. A... More

10 public and institutional buildings with ceramic frit glazing
17 Nov 2023 Specification

10 public and institutional buildings with ceramic frit glazing

There are many advantages to using glass as a building component: natural light and exterior views are just two reasons. There are also many disadvant... More

10 adaptive reuse projects yielding new cultural spaces
31 Oct 2023 Specification

10 adaptive reuse projects yielding new cultural spaces

Adaptive reuse is increasingly favored by architects. The renovation and reuse of existing buildings over demolition is due in large part to concerns... More

10 homes that make use of expansive glazed facades
26 Oct 2023 Specification

10 homes that make use of expansive glazed facades

Window design plays a key role in determining the outward appearance of a building. German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1951 Farnsw... More

10 sculptural watchtowers that provide a new way of seeing the world
4 Oct 2023 Specification

10 sculptural watchtowers that provide a new way of seeing the world

Historically, watchtowers were built as a means of surveillance, a key part of a city’s fortifications. Towers used for this purpose continue to... More

10+1 cultural buildings with striking brick envelopes
26 Sep 2023 Specification

10+1 cultural buildings with striking brick envelopes

For millennia, brick has been used in the construction of buildings across the world. Brick architecture is a style that continues to flourish, due la... More

10 facades incorporating terracotta brise soleil to keep cool and earthy
21 Sep 2023 Specification

10 facades incorporating terracotta brise soleil to keep cool and earthy

Brise soleil is a sun-shading device that can be applied to buildings as perforated screens, solid projections extending from facades and, more common... More

10 structures that demonstrate bamboo’s construction capability
19 Sep 2023 Specification

10 structures that demonstrate bamboo’s construction capability

Bamboo is a material of remarkable strength, durability, and versatility. A tall woody grass, bamboo is typically fast-growing — responsibly har... More