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Featured article - Launch of Tate Modern extension
Designing Buildings Wiki attended the launch of the Switch House, the pyramidal extension to London's Tate Modern designed by Herzog and de Meuron.
Review - Design for Climate Change

Adapting to climate change is a pressing concern. This accessible and important book answers key design questions and offers solutions.
EU Referendum debate

Remain or Leave? The environmental and climate change consequences for the built environment.

Iran and BREEAM

Could the lifting of sanctions open the market for sustainable building certification?
Unusual building of the week

The Cube Houses of Rotterdam.
Product of the week

Fabrik - a new prefabricated facade system has been launched by Shildan Group.
Simon Kennedy - In profile

Designing Buildings Wiki interviewed architectural and interiors photographer Simon Kennedy about his career.

BRE launch BREEAM USA, targeting America's 5.6 million commercial buildings that are not benchmarking their sustainability.
Building of the week - Neuschwanstein Castle
The original 'Sleeping Beauty castle' perched on a hilltop in the Bavarian Alps.

Around the web

VandA, 16 June

Engineering the World exhibition, a retrospective of Ove Arup.

Allies and Morrison, 16 June

A 'cut-price' alternative to the Garden Bridge.

BSRIA, 16 June

Innovate UK project - Better buildings start at home.

Construction Manager, 15 June

Aecom pilot the use of virtual reality headsets on Serpentine project.

Shelter, 15 June

New research finds 350,000 renters were at risk of eviction in the last year.

Construction Index, 15 June

Atkins launch a new project finance advice service Atkins Acuity.

BSRIA, 14 June

BSRIA ask: do smart meters still make sense?

BIMplus, 13 June

Largest ever BIM model to be produced as part of the restoration programme for the Houses of Parliament.

GCR, 13 June

Solar paving technology to be tested on America's Route 66.

RICS, 10 June

LSE and RICS consider whether it's time to start building on the green belt.

Construction Index, 10 June

BAM launch ‘robo printer’ that can create free-form buildings in stone and concrete.

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