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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
Design of two buildings with suspended structures

Design of two buildings with suspended structures

The structures described in this article are two office tower blocks currently under construction (1967) for the Commercial Union Assurance..

January 3, 2018
A tower full of baths

A tower full of baths

Reprinted from Building with Steel Volume 4 No. 8 November 1967 Six large Victorian houses at Lancaster Gate, London, are being converted..

November 5, 2017
1,000,000 tons of steel in America’s spaceport

1,000,000 tons of steel in America’s spaceport

The rapid pace of technological development during the past few years is most apparent in space exploration. The tiny bell-shaped Mercury..

October 11, 2017
Attractive new bridge at Windsor

Attractive new bridge at Windsor

Reprinted from BUILDING WITH STEEL Volume 4 No. 7 August 1967 Victoria bridge, which carries the Datchet-Windsor road over the River..

July 13, 2017
Steelwork for the cathedral of Maria Assumpta, Nigeria

Steelwork for the cathedral of Maria Assumpta, Nigeria

The history of the building of the cathedral of Maria Assumpta is typical of that so often met with in religious ventures. Construction..

June 15, 2017
Twelve columns support roof over 250,000 sq ft area

Twelve columns support roof over 250,000 sq ft area

Because their premises near Lambeth Bridge, London, were inadequate for their needs, W. H. Smith & Sons Ltd, the well-known booksellers..

May 10, 2017
The largest telescope in Europe

The largest telescope in Europe

The Isaac Newton astronomical telescope at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceaux Castle, Sussex, is the largest in Europe. The..

April 6, 2017