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Unusual Television Studio

Unusual Television Studio

The building illustrated is clad with 85 tons of sheet lead – chosen for its sound insulating qualities – coloured a soft grey. The..

March 7, 2019
Brief stories from Building with Steel, November 1968

Brief stories from Building with Steel, November 1968

AUSTERE BEAUTY A striking landmark in an historical setting is St Aengus’s church on the shore of Lough Swilly some six miles from..

February 7, 2019
Designed for Colour Transmission: Yorkshire Television Studios

Designed for Colour Transmission: Yorkshire Television Studios

Yorkshire Television Ltd began as a race against time in the middle of 1967 for on 12 June the company was allotted the new ITV..

January 2, 2019
Fabricating the Irwell Valley Bridge

Fabricating the Irwell Valley Bridge

The Irwell Valley Bridge is a single span road bridge, over 200 ft long, comprising seven trapezoidal box girders. Each girder was..

November 7, 2018
A ‘Grand Stand’ at Lords

A ‘Grand Stand’ at Lords

It was in 1814 that Mr T. Lord leased the now famous ground to the Marylebone Cricket Club and the story of Cricket made way for Wisden...

September 13, 2018
General Post Office Expansion and Composite Construction

General Post Office Expansion and Composite Construction

The West Central District Office, Holborn, London, and the Postal and Sorting Office in Whitechapel Road, London The West Central District..

July 12, 2018
A forward looking concept in bridge design

A forward looking concept in bridge design

The problem is not an unfamiliar one: an interharbour bridge is to be built as part of an interchange between interstate highways in the..

June 14, 2018
New plant houses have been built ‘inside out’

New plant houses have been built ‘inside out’

The new exhibition plant house and orchid house at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, are structures of unusual shape and design. The..

April 12, 2018
‘Back-to-Back’ Cantilever Hangar

‘Back-to-Back’ Cantilever Hangar

Aeroplanes get larger and larger, consequently hangars to house them must grow at a similar rate – and this inevitably means greater..

March 7, 2018
University of York – unusual roof structure

University of York – unusual roof structure

The shape of the new Central Hall at York University is of particular interest in that it differs completely from the traditional contours..

February 7, 2018