Modular Construction- Are we living in an Ikea flatpack universe?

What is modular construction? Modular construction is when a building is constructed away from the building site, usually in a factory, under controlled conditions in the same way as a conventional building, but in half the time. As they are prefabricated buildings consisting of repeated sections (thus the term modular), they are then transported to …

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Measured Building Surveys

What is a measured building survey? Measured building surveys are an accurate depiction of a building. These depictions illustrate all the structural elements and architectural features of the building. A measured building survey can show several different elements: External elevations show the outside façade of a building. All details are picked up and measured. The …

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Iconic project: Maggie’s Centre, West London

Architect: Richard Rogers – Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners  Year built: 2008  What is Maggie’s?  Maggie’s is a charity, offering help, advice, and a safe space for those suffering from cancer with the centres around the UK, and globally. Maggie’s does exceptional work.   The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996. Founder Maggie Keswick …

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Antoni Gaudi an influential modernist architect

Who was Antoni Gaudi?  An architect and designer, Antoni Gaudi brought Catalan architecture to fame.  Not only did he design the architecture, but also the elements to fill the space.  Gaudi worked with forged iron, ceramics, mosaics, and stain glass windows. These elements were all incorporated into the curves of the structure, to make sure …

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