Shigeru Ban to build “pagoda in the park” as his first UK building

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has teamed up with cross-laminated-timber expert Waugh Thistleton to design his first UK building – a five-storey house that will be built beside London’s River Thames. Southwark Council last week granted planning approval for the so-called “pagoda in the park”, which is proposed at Potters Fields, behind City Hall and a

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Waugh Thistleton completes cemetery buildings with rammed-earth walls

Waugh Thistleton has added a pair of new prayer halls to a Jewish cemetery in the English county of Hertfordshire, which feature rammed-earth walls constructed using soil taken from the site. The London architecture office was invited to oversee the expansion of Bushey Cemetery, which is located in the capital’s greenbelt and is the UK’s

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Cross-laminated-timber housing in east London offers “the future of low carbon construction”

Work has been completed on a 10-storey carbon-neutral apartment complex in London’s Dalston, which architecture firm Waugh Thistleton claims is the “world’s largest cross-laminated timber building”. Not only is Dalston Works believed to use more cross-laminated timber (CLT) than any other building in the world, at 33.8 metres tall, it is also among the tallest structures pioneering the use

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