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  1. Functional facilities: designing sustainable data centres
  2. Elevating urban infrastructure
  3. Algorithmic design: an insight into T2.a Architects’ process
  4. Seismic shift: tech to make buildings more earthquake-resistant
  5. After the flood: the pioneering architects embracing flood-conscious design

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Functional facilities: designing sustainable data centres

Traditional data centres consume huge amounts of energy, but give very little back. With the number of centres growing, Norwegian architecture practice Snøhetta is embarking on a project to transform them into energy-producing resources for local communities. Patrick Kingsland explores how it can be done.

Elevating urban infrastructure

Public space design is often dominated by sweeping spaces and wide terrains that give a sense of openness to crowded urban spaces. However, the winners of a new design competition for New York’s Park Avenue have created a series of elevated structures that transform the boulevard’s famous medians. Patrick Kingsland finds out about the benefits of elevated urban infrastructure.

Algorithmic design: an insight into T2.a Architects’ process

Algorithms are increasingly being used to aid design across a host of industries, and now Budapest-based T2.a Architects has incorporated the technology into a new residential building. The project’s chief architect, Bence Turanyi talks to Patrick Kingsland about how it is shaping the company’s wider design process.

Seismic shift: tech to make buildings more earthquake-resistant

Geoscientists recently predicted 2018 would see a noticeable increase in earthquakes across the world as a result of changes in the earth’s rotational patterns. This might be debatable, but what is not is the need for greater innovation in the design of quake-resistant buildings, as Ross Davies reports.

Wilshire Grand Centre, Los Angeles

The Wilshire Grand Centre is a large-scale, urban mixed-use project developed at the site of the former Wilshire Grand Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles, US. At 1,100ft, the Wilshire Grand Centre redefined the city’s skyline when it opened in June 2017.

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